Friday, 29 August 2014

Review | The Body Shop - Body Sorbets

Following on from my last post which featured my latest Body Shop Haul, I thought I would tell you all about the Body Sorbets that made it into my basket. I picked up the Strawberry and Mango 'flavours' thinking that they were shower gels (obviously I didn't read the description clearly!) and when they arrived I remember thinking had I been sent the wrong thing. I looked it up again online and realised that I had just been a bit of an idiot! I wasn't disappointed though as my normal Spray & Go Vaseline moisturiser was just about to run out.

Obviously the first thing you do when you get a new flavoured product is give it a good sniff! (Or is that just me?!) Let me tell you though, I could sit for hours smelling these! They are amazing! They really have got the scents right but the great thing about them is that they're aren't too overpowering. I don't think anyone would want to smell like a giant strawberry all day!

The next thing I noticed about the product was the texture, I was expecting it to be quite runny but it was actually really thick. When you dispense it from the bottom, it comes out in a thick blob but this actually makes it really easy to apply. I can't stand products that are so runny that you have to chase to stop them dribbling everywhere! I used it on my legs after shaving and got a great coverage from just one walnut sized blob. My legs also felt amazingly smooth that day and the day after too.

There are five scents to choose from, Strawberry, Mango, Moringa, Pink Grapefruit and Satsuma and they cost £8 each. The Body Shop are always doing some sort of discount online though so I'm sure you would be able to find a money off code.

Have you tried these?
What do you think?


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Body Shop Haul

Last payday I decided to treat myself to a little Body Shop haul. I had seen a code online to get 35% off any items and already had planned to repurchase the Instablur Primer which I had previously reviewed here. Naturally a few other items "fell" into my basket, (you can blame Gh0stparties and Lily Melrose for their reviews for these!) as I had heard good things about them and wanted to give them a try for myself.

Firstly, was my repurchase, the Instablur Primer. I've heard mixed reviews on this but personally, I really like it. At £14 it's quite expensive for a high street primer but with the discount it only cost £9.10. My other tube is just about to run out so the code came at a really good time!

After reading Gh0stparties review on the Chamomile cleanser I knew I had to pick one up. At £10 (£6.50 with discount) it's a really great price. I'm yet to try this as I am waiting for my current cleanser to run out (not long to go!) but after reading some great reviews on it, I can't wait to try it!

The other two products in my order were the new body sorbets. For some reason in my head I thought these were shower gels and it was only until I received them in my order that I saw they were moisturisers. I definitely wasn't disappointed though, they smell amazing! I got the strawberry and mango ones and I used the strawberry one for the first time last weekend. I won't go into too much detail about them as I am going to be doing a separate post on them but you need to get these! They normally retail at £8 each but with the discount came to £5.20 each.

Finally I received a free gift with my order which was the Almond Hand & Nail Cream, with the Autumn/Winter months approaching I was going to be buying one of these soon anyway so I was very happy when I saw that one was coming free with my order.

In total, my order came to £26 and had free delivery because the original amount before discount came to more than £25 (the threshold spend for free delivery). The order arrived two days later, which was amazing. I will definitely be placing another online Body Shop order soon!

Have you tried any of these products before?


Monday, 25 August 2014

Clinique Chubby Sticks with Glamour Magazine

As I have been absent from blogging for a few weeks, I never got round to to sharing my thoughts on the Clinique chubby sticks that were free with last months Glamour Magazine. There were several freebies to collect but the ones I was most interested in were the Chubby Sticks. There were two different ones to collect, Watermelon and Super Strawberry. The latter of which was quite difficult to track down, where ever I tried seemed to have the Watermelon one or no free gift at all as people had stolen them (seriously, who does that?!). Eventually my husband managed to find one at his work, he even rang me up to ask me if it was the right one!

The magazine cost £2 so I really didn't think twice about picking up two copies considering the full sizes chubby sticks are £16. I think the sample sizes work out to be about £9 each so I still saved myself £14 by getting both, and I gave the other magazine to my sister to read so she was happy too!

I think that lip crayons have become my favourite lip product, I love how they're not sticky, they are easy to apply and the colour pay off is quite good. The only issue I have with these Clinique crayons are that they are quite drying. I've been using my Nivea moisturising lip balm before hand to stop my lips from drying out too much.

Obviously these being a sample size, they are slightly smaller than the full sized chubby sticks but I love how these are really handy for shoving in your handbag on a night out. I don't even need a mirror to apply them.

My favourite colour out of the two is the Strawberry and I am tempted to purchase the full size product when I have worked my way through this.

Did you manage to pick up any of the Clinique freebies last month? 
If so, which one/s?