Mini-haul: The Body Shop

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These are technically two separate purchases but I want to combine them into one mini-haul to share with you guys. I often visit my local The Body Shop in Cardiff (and the one in my hometown from time to time) and 75% of the time I just browse, and leave with my wallet feeling grateful. However, I picked up a few bits and pieces that I’m hoping will be lovely to test out. So I want to just jump right in.

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While shopping back in my hometown I picked up two items. The first being a relatively new item (or new to me at least), which is the Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream and retails at £8.00. I thought this would be great to try as my skin is very oily at the moment so the tea tree range is meant to be a good range of theirs to use, plus I hate wearing foundation during warm weather – which we have actually had consistently in the UK at the moment. So a light formula like a BB cream was very appealing. I have it in the lightest shade called “01” because I have very pale skin.

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The second product I picked up is a lip product, called the 100% Natural Lip Roll-on and costs £4.00. It is a clear product and acts like a lip balm but is a more liquidy texture. It comes in a variety of flavours, but the one I picked up is the mint flavour. I personally love the taste of mint. I love mint sweets, tea infusions, and the freshness after brushing my teeth. For me, mint has very positive connotations and makes me feel better because of the medicinal properties and the fresh clear feeling it gives me. But back to the product: I’ve never come across a mint flavoured lip balm type product before so when I found this I just couldn’t walk away without buying one.

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The final two products I picked up are both blushers and I picked these up in Cardiff as a spontaneous purchase. They are called the All-In-One Cheek Colours, and cost £8.00 each. I picked up the colours “04 Marshmallow” and “05 Bubblegum”. They are both in a powder formula which I personally find easier to work with, since I don’t have many cream or liquid blushers. They are both pink and look very similar, however one is a brighter pink with a cooler undertone, while the other has a warmer undertone but doesn’t look like it will be overpowering on my neutral undertone. I think the darker colour will be good for when autumn comes around, and the brighter one will be great for what remains of summer when bright colours feel most appropriate.

So these are the products that I picked up and I’m really looking forward to trying them out and seeing how they work with my skin. If there are any in particular that you would like me to review first then feel free to leave a comment. I hope this was enjoyable to read and I’d love to hear your opinions on these products. I definitely plan on going into a lot more detail about these once I’ve had time to try them out.

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2 Responses to Mini-haul: The Body Shop

  1. Rikzah Zia says:

    The tea tree bb cream is good but it’s coverage is not that great , but still i love the fact that it fights against blemishes as well 🙂

    • Hollypop says:

      That’s good to know. 🙂 To be honest my skin isn’t usually too bad for blemishes so hopefully the coverage won’t be a drawback. 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to comment. 🙂

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