For someone who has been obsessed/consumed by/engrossed in/captivated by/[insert your own choice of “obsessed” synonym here] the Beauty and Skincare world for the majority of her life, I genuinely find it unbelievable that I am now in a position to sometimes receive and trial products from my favourite brands – a) for free (because I would happily pay full price for the products I choose to receive anyway) and b) as a sneak preview before it’s release date in the shops.
One brand that I have been so lucky to work with recently – and will continue to do so, I have a very exciting event on Thursday which of course you will hear all about – is The Body Shop. Now, I have adored The Body Shop ever since I was a young girl and have often written posts about my favourite products on here before. All purchased out of my own money (the camomile range here, and the gorgeous Christmas Vanilla Brûlée range here for example) all repurchased many times, so I absolutely jumped at the chance to try out their brand new range – well, it was brand new when I received them but probably won’t be when the post goes out #ShitBloggerSays – of bath/body products, the Smoky Poppy collection*.
As you can see, I received the bath bombs, body scrub and body butter (along with The Body Shop’s new wonder product – The Wonderblur, which I practically screamed with excitement – cool – when I saw it added sneakily into my package. The Body Shop, you little charmers, you!) And all of them, all, are absolutely perfect for a post London Fashion week pamper/revive/rejuvenation/”Please god help my tired legs, dry skin and suffering face” recovery.
Let’s do this methodically shall we? Erm, yeah, that’s what all the organised bloggers tend to do, you
tit plonka… You run your bath – oh hi, genius – drop in a bath bomb – Oxford/Cambridge… watch out! – and of course, in this situation you plump* for the The Body Shop’s Smoky Poppy bath bomb.
*Plump – an awful word which I just can not stop myself from using.
I was pleasantly surprised to see some bath bombs in the latest Body Shop collection. I believe – i.e don’t totally know, so don’t hold it against me if I’m wrong – that they are the first bombs The Body Shop have released, and I think they are definitely on to a winner here. The bombs, like all of the Smoky Poppy line contain poppy seeds, alongside the signature Smokey poppy scent which is a stunning, indulgent, seductive, non-floral/musky scent… totally different from any that The Body Shop currently contains. The bath bombs fizz well – fizz well? My adjective/literary brilliance is clearly out in full force today – creating a good amount of scent to your bath. They turn your bath water a cloudy white colour with black polka dots. Well, clearly they’re not polkadots, it’s just the poppy seeds dispersing everywhere. Or to put it as eloquently as my brother did – “What’s all this black
shit stuff in the bath?” A man’s view on beauty… I rest my case.
The scrub, for me, is the real winner in the line. What I love the most about it is that it’s extremely moisturising on the skin, without leaving a greasy, oily residue. I do own a ridiculous amount of The Body Shop’s body scrubs (and butters) and this is easily my favourite. Gentle enough on the skin to cause no irritation, exfoliating enough to buff away the dead skin cells (sexy) and I imagine a great one for removing fake tan. (I imagine, because thankfully I managed to kick my tan addiction a long time ago)
The Smoky Poppy Body Butter is something I definitely didn’t need – due to a body butter collection as large as the hype of this “black/blue or white/gold dress” bandwagon – but I’m certainly very happy to have. It has quickly become one of my favourite scents from the butters (a beautiful non-offensive, non-overpowering musky scent, that I think the more “grown up”* lady would prefer) and I have been happily using it daily since I received it 3 weeks back.
*We all know this a diplomatic way of saying “old”. For what it’s worth – so as not to cause any offence – I consider myself in this age bracket now. [Insert floods of tears emoji here]
Next up is a product that I was so incredibly happy to see in my little package – #BloggerMail is the best! – and that is The Body Shop’s Wonderblur.