In February I didn’t finish many products. Some of them were hand care, and some were skin care products. With one exception, all products were from The Body Shop.
The Body Shop Glazed Apple Body Butter – I got this as a gift almost a year ago in March 2015. I used it for a while but then I forgot about it. I didn’t enjoy the scent, so I soon replaced it with The Body Shop Shea body butter. The glazed apple body butter stayed on my bedside stand nonetheless. Maybe it is my fault, maybe I stored it on the wrong place in the wrong conditions, but the body butter changed its texture within the year. I thought I might finish it this month but apparently the universe had other plans. When I opened the lid, it had dried out into thick oily butter. It wasn’t an appealing sight. I could smear it with effort, although it didn’t dissolve into my skin. After realising that, I decided to add the body butter into these empties.
Would I repurchase? No, because the scent was too sweet for my liking.
The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel – I got this as a gift in November, when I was having my November haul. It was a soap free shower gel which lathered up really nicely. The gel contained real strawberry seed oil, so it moisturised my skin while I used it. It smelled like fresh strawberry jam on soft white bread, with a glass of cold milk. If I smell the bottle now, the scent is still there. If you are not a fan of sweet scents, I doubt you will like it.
Would I repurchase? Yes. I bought full size of the shower gel during my February haul ( )
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream – I used it as my day cream after I got it from The Body Shop Christmas Calendar . The cream was a part of my morning routine for more than two months. The jar was a mini size and quite cute. A little drop of product went a long way, and moisturised well. I also adored the scent of the product. It was a typical cream scent but it had something irresistible in it. Right now, since I am using something else as a day cream, I would say it is more suitable for dry skin. It didn’t cause my breakout or anything like that but I just prefer creams with more of a matte finish.
Would I repurchase? No, because thinking back, it wasn’t the best choice for my oily skin.
The Body Shop Drops Of Youth™ Youth Cream sampler – I got this sampler at the end of January but I didn’t use it before February. The cream was soft and felt fresh on my skin. It left my skin matte but moisturised at the same time. The scent was fresh and it had slightly sweeter tones. This sampler lasted me for three mornings, so it should give you a perspective how well concentrated the product was.
Would I repurchase? I bought a full size jar during my February haul!
The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream – I have a feeling I talk about this hand cream every few weeks. I just love it. This particular tube was in at my office desk drawer. I got it from The Body Shop’s Christmas Calendar. I used it probably twelve times a day, after every hand wash. The cream instantly moisturised, didn’t leave my skin greasy, and it had a subtle almond scent. Plus, my nails were happy too. I loved the almond scent and its texture. The texture was soft and a bit thicker than the usual hand creams are. It soaked into my skin quickly and didn’t leave my hands greasy.
Would I repurchase? I also did during my February haul
The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cleanse Gel – The gel was perfect for situations where I felt I needed to clean my hands right then and there. It smelled like strawberry vodka for a moment and then dissolved into the air, leaving my hands smelling slightly like a strawberry from the forest. The gel also softened my hands and didn’t leave them sticky, which was a really good plus for a product like this. It was a part of my work essentials makeup bag.
Would I repurchase? Maybe, but not right now. I am currently using Bath and Bodyworks PocetBac.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15 – When I first got it nearly a year ago, I didn’t think much of it. As time went by, it kind of grew on to me. It didn’t have a good scent, For me, it smelled rather like some kind of medicine, and that is not appealing at all with cosmetic products. Either way, since I had it, I used it. I realised its worth on the coldest winter days. It protected my lips well against the cold, moist sea air. The best part of this was that I used it as a nose cream. When I was sick with a cold and runny nose, it became my savior. I applied it on my Rudolph nose and it healed all the minor cuts and irritation from blowing my nose.
So in short- it is expensive, smells bad, but is an excellent product.
Would I repurchase? Yes, I would.
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