As I have mentioned before slap bang in the middle of Glasgow Central Train Station is a good sized The Body Shop store which more often than not results in me frequenting while waiting on a train. One simply does not pop into The Body Shop and leave empty oh no, so here is what I picked up yesterday...
Hayfever is absolutely killing my eyes, so much so that regular eye make-up removers have suddenly became a little too harsh. In all honesty The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover (£8) is the only reason I went in-store, the other goodies are mere bonuses ha! If you have sensitive eyes and don't wear a lot of eye make-up this is the way forward, The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover gently cleanses the eye area removing mascara, eyeshadow and all else that is in-between without irritating or stripping such a delicate area. I am now on my third bottle of this and as long as you don't wear waterproof mascara this is great not to mention moisturising. I like that the bottle is dinky enough for travel and doesn't leak.
Speaking of repurchases I simply had to stock up on The Body Shop Early Harvest Raspberry Body Scrub (£12.50), it smells amazing, quickly buffs my skin to a soft state and is a must for any serial self tanner addict. In all honesty I could use any scrub but the beautiful almost jam like fragrance is what keeps my coming back for more - you must smell this in store it is beyond description. I keep meaning to purchase the matching Eau de Toilette and never do. Next visit it is going in my shopping bag, no excuses!
I have a friend who is a Body Shop obsessive and swears by the new The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipsticks (£10) and after playing around with my trio I can see why. They are firm in texture yet glide on to the lips with ease, are pigmented yet steer on the sheer side with a glossy sheen and highly moisturising. If ever there was a summer appropriate lipstick formula this is it. I was actually sent the three shades, I have shade 14,15 and 18 which don't seem to correlate with the shade numbers on the site. With 26 shades on offer I'm sure you will find at least one that grabs your attention. Once I can match my shades to shade names I will post a full review as this gorgeous formula is not to be missed.
I am fairly new to The Body Shop's make-up line but knew as soon as I saw The Body Shop Shimmer Waves in Coral (£16) that it had to be mine. Think of it as a multi-purpose product and not entirely dissimilar to Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Brick. This cheek palette features five co-ordinated shimmering shades that are pigmented enough to be used as a blush, sheered out to be worn as a highlight and can even be worn on the eyes. Yes there are lots of palettes out there similar but none are quite as coral or as pretty as this hence why I happily parted with the £16. I will review this soon with swatches et al but the next time you happen to be in store I suggest you pay it a little attention.
Do you have any must have The Body Shop products that I should check out next time I miss my train ha?
I am counting down the days until the new body sorbets hit the shelves, I need (yes need) them all.
This post contains press samples as mentioned and products purchased with my own money.