The Body Shop Early-Harvest Raspberry Body Scrub, £12.50
Body Butter, £13 and Body Lotion, £8 (3 for 2)
Amazonian Wild Lily perfumed oil, £7 (free as part of a promotion)
A recent trip to my local Body Shop proved to be very beneficial, not only did I take advantage of their 3 for 2 offer on their new Early-Harvest Raspberry products, I also signed up for one of their loyalty cards (check out the benefits here) which included this beautiful Amazonian Wild Lily perfume oil and 10% off my purchases. The result being, the total bill of £38.50 (including £5 sign-up charge for card) came to £27.95 and I walked away with two free products, RESULT!!!
Early-Harvest Raspberry body scrub - This was the product that first tempted me into the Body Shop when I spotted it at the entrance. It looks pretty much like raspberry jam with bits of fruit contained within the scrub. Instead of spreading it on your toast (I wouldn't recommend this), rub it into your skin, particularly those stubborn dry areas such as elbows, knees & feet. Although it can seem a little messy to apply, after exfoliation and rinsing the skin feels really soft and smooth and smells divine. I suggest you follow-up the body scrub with the Body Shop's famous body butter in the same fragrance.
Early-Harvest Raspberry body butter - One of my most frequently bought products from the Body Shop has to be their body butter. I always stock-up on the travel sized Coconut one before going on holiday, it's a MUST HAVE! I love the extra creamy buttery texture of the body butter, it's ideal for sun-dried skin, easy to apply and always leaves my skin feeling richly moisturised and silky smooth. Again, the smell of this new fragrance is so lovely and sweet, imagine the yummyest raspberry and cream dessert, a real essence of summer.
Early-Harvest Raspberry body lotion - It's not always necessary to use such a thick buttery moisturiser and that's when I reach instead for the body lotion. This product still leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated but is less intensive than the body butter. It's easily dispensed with the press down top and quickly absorbs into the skin with gentle rubbing, a slightly quicker method of moisturisation than the butter. Again this smells lovely but a little more subtle than the other two products mentioned. I would probably use this each morning for general body hydration and leave the body butter as a more intensive treatment, especially after using the body scrub.
You can view the full range of Early-Harvest Raspberry products on the Body Shop website here, these include a shower gel and eau de toilette, they are certainly worth checking out.
Amazonian Wild Lily perfume oil - This product was a welcome bonus to my Body Shop haul. I haven't tried their perfume oil range before so was keen to give it a go. The scent is alcohol free and because it is oil based, lasts longer than an eau de toilette. It has a lovely fresh fragrance described as a 'blend of floral and aquatic accords inspired by the rain-kissed cool of the jungle' making it a very easy and pretty scent to wear. The Body Shop are really good at bringing out several products in the same fragrance, you can check out the Amazonian Wild Lily range on the website here, again including shower gel and body lotion.
Overall, I'd say I had a pretty good day when it came to both value for money and quality of product, thanks Body Shop!
What are your favourite Body Shop products?
Hope you are having a great Bank Holiday weekend!