It’s no secret that I am obsessed with everything pink, anything that smells amazing and good quality products. This is exactly what I get from The Body Shop every time I shop there and they never seem to disappoint. I love the fact that The Body Shop is cruelty free as I am trying my best to get into more cruelty free products. I was fortunate enough to be invited to an event hosted by The Body Shop where I got to learn a little bit more about some of the products featured and received the brushes as part of the goodie bag. (Also, can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that my editing game has gone up a notch!?). I would just like to take a minute to state that this post is not sponsored by The Body Shop, and I only review products I am very impressed with and that I feel others will enjoy too.
These are just a few of my top picks from The Body Shop:
♡ The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream (100ml = R90) ♡
I love hand creams. Being a student, I’m constantly on the go and most of my lecture venues have terrible air conditioning which often dries out my hand. It doesn’t help that I’m very aware of germs and every time I have to use the university computers or printing labs, I have to use hand sanitizer which does not add any moisture whatsoever. Although I have the bigger version (you can find the travel size variant here), I still find it perfect for campus and I have no problem storing it in my bag. It’s a smooth almost gel-like formula with cold-pressed strawberry seed oil which ensures the most amazing scent. It does not leave my hands feeling greasy after use, which is perfect because I’m almost always taking notes.
♡ The Body Shop Travel Size Strawberry Shower Gel (60ml = R40) ♡
I picked two of these up before I went to Thailand in July. I absolutely love the strawberry scented range of products from The Body Shop and I feel that this is such a perfect travel size. I had no problem fitting this in my travel bag. It’s soap free but still manages to keep my skin feeling amazing and so nourished. It also contains cold-pressed strawberry seed oil, similar to the hand cream. I think that R40 is a good price for a travel size and perfect for student budgets.
♡ The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in 014 Sydney Amaryllis, 020 Taipei Orchid & 022 Paris Peony (8ml = R90 each) ♡
If I’m not mistaken, when I purchased these, they were R85 at the time. I must admit, for this price it really is worth it. I’ve been dying to get my hands on Windsor Rose and Cali Gerba. It glides on like a gloss but it does not dry out your lips at all even though it is Matte. There are 12 shades within the range which is a great colour variation in my opinion. I love that these last all day without re-application and I can eat while the matte lip remains in tact. This is definitely one of my holy grail products and my favourite has to be Taipei Orchid, as I’ve featured it in many of my Instagram photos.
♡ The Body Shop Slanted Contour Brush & Foundation Buffing Brush = R185 each ♡
I will admit that while this post is not sponsored, I did receive this in a goodie bag from The Body Shop event earlier this year. I’ve used both and washed them and they have still remained in very good shape. The contour brush is perfect for a clean and defined contour to give your face a “chizzled” effect. The bristles are synthetic and the handles are wooden. What really impressed me about the buffing brush is that this was perfect for foundation application in the sense that it did not leave any bristle marks on my face which is the main reason why I prefer using a beauty blender. This brush allows you to build the coverage of your foundation without absorbing too much product.
In my opinion, the only thing that really saddens me when it comes to The Body Shop is that you cannot order online and their stores are located quite a distance from where I live. You can purchase a few products from the Clicks website, but they do not offer all the products from The Body Shop. Other than that, I am crazy about all their products and look forward to my next visit in order to review some more products!