If there’s a beauty item that I have coveted since the beginning of my makeup journey – journey? Jesus, it doesn’t come to any surprise that I spent nearly 2 years working on the X-Factor does it? Journey… – then it has to be the Laura Mercier Creme Brûlée bath range. In particular, the honey bath product. It’s sumptuous, it smells good enough to eat, it is basically the epitome of luxury. So why haven’t I purchased it yet? Well, because
I’m a tight arse as much as I really, really want to try it, I just cannot bring myself to spend £32 on it. I just can’t.
Which is why The Body Shop is my new best friend, life saver – hmm, life saver is probably a bit strong – and new favourite store after discovering that they have a pretty good dupe, for less than a third of the price. I am allll about that
base, no treble deal.
I’m going to dive right in with the honey bath dupe. It’s from one of The Body Shop’s Christmas launches and it’s the Vanilla Brûlée bath jelly (£10). It is, in a word, incredible. The texture is actually very thick and almost like a hard, jelly texture – clue’s in the name, go figure – but once you run it under the water it dissolves into soft bubbles instantly. You only need the smallest amount for a lot of bubbles and what I also really love about it, is that the smell is really subtle. When you smell the scent in the container it’s a really strong and sweet fragrance that you would imagine could be quite overpowering, but it isn’t. It’s just bloody lovely!! At £10 this is a perfect Christmas stocking filler/gift for a loved one. Or, as a little Christmas treat for yourself. We all need pampering every now and then right?
Next up from the range is the Vanilla Brûlée shower gel (£4). I have always loved shower gels from The Body Shop. They’re generously scented, they foam well meaning you only need to use it sparingly, and they’re also really moisturising on the skin and I am so pleased that the Vanilla Brûlée offering is no different. At £4, this is perfect for a bit of everyday luxury.