It’s been a little while now since I’ve done a “Hey, I’m The Body Shop’s biggest fangirl, now watch me rave about them for the next 2hours” type post so of course, when I received what was possibly the loveliest surprise package through the post – which you can actually see video evidence of here (Yep, you read that right, I now have a YouTube channel. Eek! – I took this as the perfect opportunity to unleash my inner “Oh bore off, you Body Shop stalker” feels and produce a good rave/review of some products from their new lines.
There’s quite a few to get through – because Body Shop are bae’s* and love to spoil me – so we’ll just get cracking shall we? Great, let’s do it…
*P.S Please feel free to punch or shoot me in the face for using the term “bae” in a post!
Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer– This product was probably my most anticipated out of the lot because I’d seen so many blogger/vloggers talk about it. It’s quite an unusual product/concept in the sense that it’s a orange toned, gel-like texture that to me, feels just like a primer (that’s because it probably is you knob…) At first, I really couldn’t imagine how this would work without turning my face bright orange, but actually, for me… It really does work. When you massage it into the skin the orange gel melts into the skin leaving a really natural glow. It makes the perfect base for applying makeup but works equally well by itself. Surprisingly, it isn’t orange at all either and just leaves your skin looking fresh and radiant…
… and not as though you’ve had barely any sleep, have lived off of coffee for weeks and frequented the Indian takeaway more times than Katie Price has been married…
[insert guilty face here]
Vitamin C Glow boosting moisturiser – Another product that I was really excited to try. This is essentially a moisturiser that’s meant to give your skin a good, healthy looking glow. First things thing, it’s extremely light – I think this could be a summer time HG – and has an extremely strange consistency. As you can see from the above picture, it’s not runny, it’s not liquidy, it’s almost like a whipped gel (2 and a half years into blogging and I still have the adjective skills of a 4 year old). In short, it’s a really lovely moisturiser that I think would work best for normal skin types as it’s not hugely hydrating but equally won’t leave your skin feeling tight or dry. The only thing I’m not so much of a fan of is the scent. For me, it’s quite a medicinal, overpowering smell so if you’re really sensitive to that… maybe give it a little whiff before purchasing.
Honey Bronze Highlighting dome– So, this “highlighting dome” is probably my favourite product of the lot, however, one thing to mention is that for me it is definitely not a highlighter and much more of blush. This is a gorgeous peachy pink cream blush with a stunning golden shimmer running through it. It’s pigmented but buildable, lifting but natural. I honestly can’t recommend this product – and shade – enough. Such a gorgeous product that has now become one of my summer/”I look like a pile of crap and need to look like I’m actually alive” essentials!
Honey Bronze face gel – This product is a bit of a marmite product for me. I’m not a fan of it on the skin alone as I do feel that it pulls slightly orange rather than just bronzed, however used as a base coat underneath a light foundation/bb cream… it is stunning. I’ll definitely be using this throughout our non-existent summer when I want to amp things up a bit and go for a more bronzey, glowey base makeup.
Honey Bronze Tinted leg mist – A tinted leg mist that bronzes the legs evenly and naturally, doesn’t transfer, isn’t oily… oh, and doesn’t leave you a shimmery mess? Yeah… I can get on board with that, and I have got on board with it actually because I’ve been using this every time the sun has graced us with it’s presence and every time my casper the ghost pins are on display in blog photo’s. It really does do everything it claims to, plus the smell is completely non-offensive too.
Virgin Mojito Body Sorbet– I’m a big fan of The Body Shop’s body sorbets and have raved about their green tea version before and the Virgin Mojito offering bears no differently for me. The smell is a lot fresher, a lot more citrusy which I personally love and think works amazingly in the summer months. It’s hydrating, it’s nourishing but most importantly, it’s light.
Ain’t nobody got time for sticky limbs in the morning…
Virgin Mojito Body splash – I was really surprised and intrigued to see this body splash in my little bundle of goodies as I’d never even heard of it before (…and trust me, I stalk that homepage like no other). It is essentially like a perfume/scented water that you splash over your body after a bath/shower. It’s really nice actually, the scent is the standard Virgin Mojito scent which I love anyway… my only gripes are that the dispenser is just a small hole which means it can spurt everywhere unless you’re extremely careful, and the scent doesn’t linger for the longest time. Ultimately it’s a really nice product, perfect for the summer, but not necessarily worth £16 in my opinion.
So that brings me to the end of my pretty huge Body shop review. If I were going to act as a – completely shoddy – personal shopper, I’d say definitely go for the Instant glow enhancer, the domed highlighter and the leg mist because those beauties are total winners and I know I’ll be using them non stop in the warmer months (that means for about 3 days in July sometime[insert huge cry face here]). I would love to know if you’ve tried any of these products and what you made of them? Any other products from The body shop that you recommend?
Also, while I’m here – and by some miracle you’re still awake and not totally bored to death – I’d just like to say a huge thank you for the ridiculously lovely comments and support of not only my last post, but the starting of my YouTube channel. I am in utter shock that so many of you watched the video and wrote to me saying you really enjoyed it… it has completely made my week and I am so grateful for everybody who subscribed and will be continuing to join me on this “journey”. I really hope you enjoy what is to come 🙂
Soppy stuff over. As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!
The Honey Bronze Highlighting dome is just the cutest!!
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Isn't it so cute? Such a fab product too 🙂
You've made me want to try the vitamin c glow enhancer so badly, it sounds fantastic for summer and I've seen so many people rave about it already 🙂 I really need to have a sniff of the mojito range when I'm next in store too – I have a £10 off voucher for next month so I'm going to treat myself to a couple of bits then 🙂
Love Holly x
Ooh jealous of your voucher, go and have a good spend up, the mojito range is fab 🙂
The mojito body sorbet sounds amazing! And I might have to give the honey bronze highlighting dome a go 🙂 Thanks for sharing! xx
You're very welcome lovely, glad you enjoyed 🙂
I love their sorbet products so, so much!
Naomi in Wonderland
So amazing aren't they? Love them 🙂
Oh wow, The Body Shop really is on top form at the moment! I really need to try their vitamin C products as my skin is looking a bit dull at the moment, the glow enhancer sounds perfect! The highlighting dome is so cute too 🙂
It really is isn't it lovely? Such a huge fan!
I need that leg mist, oh my god. These are such cool products! Not the same old stuff you see all the time on blogs…
COOCOO FOR COCO
It's so brilliant lovely, definitely try it! 🙂
I have to say I have never really tried out many Body Shop items (I know, I should be arrested for that!!!), deffo going to checking out this new collection though! Looks seriously amazing!
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Thanks lovely, they really are amazing, I'd highly recommend the 3 I mentioned at the end in particular 🙂
You can't really beat body shop can you? The products just smell amazing! The mojito range sounds divine xxx
Sam // Samantha Betteridge
So amazing right? Yes, the scent is so nice, go and sniff it girl 🙂
Ah I love The Body Shop – so many nice things! That domed highlighter looks amazing!
It's so lovely isn't it, I highly recommend 🙂
Are these new Vitamin C products from The Body Shop??! I'm missing on this – need to try them!!
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Yes they are quite new lovely, I'd recommend checking them out 🙂
I definitely like the sound of the Vitamin C moisturiser so I'll be keeping an eye out for it 🙂 maybe I'll get myself the Glow Enhancer too xx
Jasmine Talks Beauty
They're both so fab, I'd highly recommend lovely 🙂
u remind me that i;ve to go to body shop next to me finaly do some shopping! 🙂 great post! 🙂
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Thanks Vivi 🙂
I love the look of that Highlighting Dome & definitely want to get my hands on some of that Mojito range! xx
Definitely do lovely, it's amazing!! 🙂
Awesome review, I have been wondering about a few of these products! Thanks for sharing xx
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Thanks Jen, so pleased you liked it 🙂
Ok I genuinely want everything… I have a serious obsession with The Body Shop and their summer launches all look amazing!
Haha sorry lovely, but they are amazing so go and splurge 😉
I will try them out! great products!
I highly recommend 🙂
Wow great products. I will look out for them.
Definitely do, they're so fab 🙂
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Ooo! I'm definitely intrigued by the gel and mist Honey Bronze! The powder version is seriously on-point and I may need to upgrade to the new version. Gorgeous post, love 🙂
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Definitely upgrade Kelly, I'm a huge fan of it 🙂
So many cool goodies! Have to try the enhancer! Thanks for the comment on my blog, my fave hotel in Paris post soon. Hope you can go to Paris!
The enhancer is so lovely, definitely try it! Oh I so hope I can go to Paris too, I always desperately want to after reading your blog 🙂
I am intrigued by both the Vitamin C products, the glow enhancer sounds actually really cool! I love TBS Vitamin E Sorbet moisturiser so I definitely have faith in their unusual consistency moisturizers.
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I'd highly recommend them India, if you try them, please let me know what you think 🙂
I love body shop 🙂
Me too 🙂
I love The Body Shop! That highlighting dome looks gorgeous, but very pink for a highlighter. I think I would use it as a blush too like you suggested. Also love the sound of the Mojito Body Sorbet : ) lovely pics hun. xx
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So true, it's far too pink/peachy for a highlighter but makes the pretty blush 🙂 Thanks lady, glad you enjoyed it!
I think I need the Mojito products! Show these in the video! Lucky girl!!
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Thanks lovely 🙂
I've always wanted to buy makeup and skincare from the body shop, perhaps I'll have to try it out 🙂
Yes, definitely try it out Emma, I highly recommend 🙂
I haven't visited TBS for a while and am so impressed with their packaging! Really curious about the product – thanks for the review! x
It's so lovely isn't it? I think it's so much more luxurious than the costs suggest 🙂
I am loving TBS atm, they have come out with some amazing products! You've really made me want to go on a shopping spree now though aha 😉
Haha oh no, sorry lovely, but I recommend going and treating yourself 😉
I really like your review, this enhancer and Honey Bronze's line look like a must-have on the summer!
Thanks lovely, it really is fab 🙂
Great post Elle! You're so lucky to have all these body shop products- I love all of their stuff. That leg bronzer looks pretty amazing and I'd love to try the orange peel too.
Thank you lovely, I am a very lucky girl… so grateful 🙂
These body shops products are WOW Bisous from France, Sand.
Thank you hun 🙂
Great list of products, I'd love to try that mojito body sorbet, sounds lovely!
Thanks lovely, so glad you liked it. I highly recommend 🙂
I would definitely try the Vitamin C Glow Enhancer 🙂 Sounds great. And great post as always Ellie 🙂
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Thanks so much lovely, so glad you liked it. I'd highly recommend the glow enhancer, so fab 🙂
What a fabulous surprise parcel! The glow boosting moisturiser sounds fantastic and especially at this time of year 🙂
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I must really be showing my age here but I haven't used anything from The Body Shop in well over 20 years. But after seeing your post I might just have to go and take a look at what they have got.
Oh wow your so lucky!! Lot's of incredible products here! The Vitamin C & mojito range sound and look amazing!! xx
So many great items dear!! loved the review!!
Brilliant review post Elle 🙂 I have found your blog through your Youtube channel and so good to see that your writing style is equally as chuckle inducing as your channel 🙂 You definitely have a new follower and even though I don't get into The Body Shop often, I want to now! xx
I just found your lovely blog 🙂 I've walking into the Body Shop SO many times recently, they seem to keep coming out with these amazing game changing products! All of their recent offers have excluded the Vitamin C range but I'm biding my time for the primer and moisturiser 🙂
Everything looks amazing.lovely photos xx
I seriously want to try the honey bronze products!! They looks so good!
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Ooooh, this highlighter dome looks interesting! Funny how I don't think about going to the Body Shop at all for makeup. x