It’s been a while lovelies but I’m back. After my last post, where I spoke about being unwell, life gave me another blow as I found that I had lost my job. After being someone who has had a job since I was 16, it was a real knock to my confidence to be starting again. I’m now on the up and beginning to feel much better about things. As people keep telling me ‘everything happens for a reason’ and I have to hold on to that and know bigger and better things will be on the horizon!
Because of this my spending has had to be really controlled lately but after getting an email from Voucher Codes for 40% off and free delivery at Body Shop I thought I could afford a little treat 🙂 The 40% seems to have finished now but if you check Voucher Codes they have a 30% off here.
As a teen I used to LOVE body shop but I found that when I got to Uni and discovered Lush I lost my love for it. After a trip to Leeds with Sophie from SophieNicsBits, who loves a bit of a Body Shop, I thought I’d give it a go again. On our trip I picked up the Hemp hand cream and hand wash (buy one get one half price) after Sophie raved about how it is her hand saviour – see her post on it here.
When I got the voucher through I thought it was a great opportunity to try more products so I headed online to see what I fancied.
I went for an old favourite, the Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream. I tried it a few years ago but stopped using it as sometimes it made my skin feel a bit tingly and sensitive but it does give a really good finish to the skin and matt base for make up. My skin has calmed a lot recently after a new skincare routine so thought o would give it a go again.
I also decided I needed some eye cream as my eye area can get quite dry and flaky on the lids, with dark circles underneath. As I am a big Lush fan, I was interested to try the Nutriganics line as it boasts 98% natural ingredients. After trying out I am not too sure on the smell but it seems to soak in to the skin well. We will see if it makes much of a difference to my eye area!
I also wanted to try some of the hair care products. I suffer from a really dry, flaky, itchy scalp and use Head and Shoulders but I don’t find it gets rid of my flakes. When I saw that Body Shop have a Ginger Shampoo for a dry, flaky scalp I was really excited to pick it up and see if it makes a difference. It also smells amazing and reminds me of my favourite ginger beer!
I also went for the Banana Conditioner, as after reading a few reviews it seemed that it would be very moisturising and smell great. When it arrived it looked quite different to the picture with a bright yellow colour and a very sickly sweet smell. Hopefully it will work well on the hair.
What are your Body Shop faves? Do they have one product you couldn’t live without? As always let me know below.