Sunday, 15 April 2012

The Body Shop Mini Haul

I just recently had my 23rd birthday on April 3rd! I decided to take advantage of one of the perks of The Body Shop "Love your Body" card. While this card gives you 10% off any purchase, in the month of your birthday you get $10 off any product. I combined this with a buy one get one 50% off sale they were already having, and spent just under $20 for all four products, taxes in. Happy Birthday to me :)!




*Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser - I have always loved foaming cleansers. I use to use one by Clean and Clear years ago. This one is from The Body Shop's Tea Tree skin care line, which is one of my favourites. Their tea tree serum has kept my skin in check for months! The tea tree smell is not overwhelming or lingering so if it is not your favourite scent you could still use this product. I won't give an opinion on its effectiveness yet since it takes awhile to see how my skin will react to something new, but you will see it in my April Hits and Misses if it's a winner.

 
* Nutriganics Refreshing Toner - This is a new product line The Body Shop launched not to long ago. This toner is actually more like a gel consistency, which is interesting since I am use to toners with a water like consistency. However, it has been working for me just as well as my harsh alcohol filled toners, so if I can pick a more organic option, I'm going for it! I read reviews saying this wasn't ideal for sensitive skin, but I have sensitive skin and it has been working great for me. They usually have testers of it in the store so maybe try some on your skin if your worried about the results.

* Born Lippy Tinted Lip Balms in Pomegranate(red) and Strawberry (pink) - This was an impulse buy. The Body Shop had a display of these sitting up by the cash register, and the lady in front of me was taking her sweet old time to decide if she wanted another product or not. This gave me lots of time to test and swatch these coloured lip balms. First off, these products are super moisturizing. Sometimes with coloured or flavoured lip balms I feel as though moisture is an afterthought, but these have replaced my Softlips as my go-to lip balm. They also smell amazing (like pomegranates and strawberries..surprise surprise!). As for the colour pay-off, when I say they are a balm the colour follows suit. I would say they have slightly less colour pay-off then the Maybelline Baby Lips. It is a colour where you don't notice it till you have put it on and you can see your lips have a slight red or pink tinge to them. They are great worn alone, or as a base for lipstick or lipgloss. These two had the most colour of the collection, along with a purple one that I did not pick up.

If you haven't checked out anything but body butters from The Body Shop I suggest giving their skin care line another look. Try it when they have a promotion on (such as the one I mentioned or sometimes they have 3 for $30), that way you get a good deal and can try several products. They also have cute trial size cases that have several products from a line, great for testing before buying the full size.
Hope this was helpful!

xo Kathryn

19 comments:

  1. I LOVE the body shops tea tree line! good pick! I have reviewed some of the line on my blog and it is lovely although my problem skin still persists.

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    1. Oh good I'm glad someone else loves it to I don't see it mentioned too much. I'm going to go read your review on it.. it's always tricky since something that works for one person will not always work for someone else. Do you have a blog on your skincare routine? Would love to read it :)

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  3. I've not seen or tried those tinted lip balms, but I love the original ones that come in the pot. I used to collect them in high school lol. I'm keen to try the tea tree range, sounds really refreshing and good for the skin :)

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    1. It is very refreshing I love it. Maybe try the samples just to see how your skin reacts before purchasing the full-size. I think the sample pack is about $11-$15 and you get 4-5 good sized products. I did it with their seaweed line for oily skin and I'm glad I only got that because the line didn't do much for my skin!

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  5. I used to use that Tea Tree cleanser religiously. Might have to rekindle that fire. (: x

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  6. I love the Body Shop :)

    The pink berry one smells gorgeous too :)

    xxx

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    1. I agree! They all smell delicious.. I may be tempted to pick more up :)

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  7. Going to try find some of these in the UK.
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    1. You should!! Let me know if you can find it :)... now following your blog hun. xo

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  8. the tea tea cleanser sounds good :) would love to see if it appears on your hits and misses list.

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    1. So far I am still really loving it... my face is reacting well to it :) Chances are you will see it on my "hits" list !

      xo

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