Aug 1
2017

Two Faves From The Body Shop Spa Of The World

Today I have two recent products from The Body Shop that I want to talk about. I have always really liked The Body Shop and love seeing all of the new skin care products they launch. Between the famous Body Butters, my go-to Tea Tree 3-in-1 Face Wash and Mask, or the delicious Satsuma scent, there are a lot of favourites from The Body Shop. I haven’t checked anything new in quite a while so I was really excited about the Spa Of The World Collection launch with a whole ton of new products. I am definitely behind on this as it has been out for a long time now, but these products have been what I’ve been reaching for all summer.

The Body Shop Spa Of The World African Ximenia Scrub

The Body Shop Spa Of The World African Ximenia Scrub

One of the products I want to talk about today is the The Body Shop Spa Of The World African Ximenia Scrub. This is a softening and exfoliating body scrub to be used after cleansing and then be rinsed off. I have used these types of scrubs before from other brands and there was something in them that seemed to be almost slimy and sticky, and it never quite seems to rinse off. I was worried about that when I first tried this one but luckily that wasn’t the case. This Spa of the World African Ximenia Scrub has a wonderful fresh and clean scent that reminds me of a classic bar of soap. The scrub is not too grainy and is mixed into a really smooth formula that reminds me of the Body Butters.

I really liked the formula and texture of the African Ximenia Scrub

I really liked the formula and texture of the African Ximenia Scrub

I use this on clean wet skin and give it a gentle scrub before rinsing off. My skin feels super soft and smooth and has no oily residue. I love this product for summer since a lot more skin is out and I find t great for a smoothing and exfoliating cleanse after a day at the beach. I use this on my arms, legs, and just about everywhere in between.

The other product I wanted to mention is The Body Shop Spa Of The World Hawaiian Kukui Cream. I found the scent of this to be very similar to the Shea Body Butter scent, and the formula was quite similar too. It has the same super smooth and nourishing feel of the classic Body Butters but this one feels a little bit thinner and lighter. I actually quite liked that, as sometimes I do find the Body Butters can be thick and tricky to really blend all over my skin. The Hawaiian Kukui Cream is lighter in texture but still ultra-moisturizing and has a really nice smell. I have been using this after the African Ximenia Scrub and I love the combination.

The Body Shop Spa Of The World Hawaiian Kukui Cream

The Body Shop Spa Of The World Hawaiian Kukui Cream

Something that I really love about The Body Shop is that instead of putting out gimmicky products or flash fads, they create high quality staple items. These two products remind me just how much I love The Body Shop for skin care basics and every day items that I continually use. Both of these Spa Of the World items have become summer staples for me over the past few months and I am really enjoying them.

 

Have you tried anything from The Body Shop’s Spa Of The World Collection? Leave a comment and let me know!

Jul 22
2016

Seasonal Summer Babe Box Review

After my first ever Babe Box, where I was left a little disappointed, I decided to give them another shot when they changed into a season subscription instead of monthly. I recently got my seasonal summer  Babe Box at the start of July, and once again I am left a little let down. I really had high hopes for awesome products in this new seasonal subscription, but most of what was included is just semi-interesting. The best part of this box was the mini Essie polishes.

Items in the Summer Babe Box

Items in the Summer Babe Box

What was included in the seasonal summer Babe Box?

  • COLAB Dry Shampoo Travel Size
  • Zevia Ginger Ale
  • Essie Summer 2016 Minis
  • I Love… Raspberry and Blackberry Bubble Bath Mini
  • Pro:voke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo
  • Vera Wang Lovestruck Perfume
  • Montagne Jeunesse Trial Size Face Mask

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Jun 27
2016

The Body Shop Summer Tote

I recently ordered my usual face wash and a few skincare items from The Body Shop and I happened to see a promo on for a summer tote with some great products included for $30. In The Body Shop Summer Tote, which is a cute Canadian flag themed bag, I got 8 customer favourite items including a Body Butter and Body Sorbet. The value of the items is $128 and I paid $30 for the items and the cute bag, so I definitely got a deal. I also was going to purchase a Body Sorbet anyways since I just finished my mango one, so this seemed like a good way to get a new one and some other great products. The Body Sorbet alone would have been $16 so basically I bought that and paid and extra $14 for a ton of items.

Everything included in The Body Shop Summer Tote bag,

Everything included in The Body Shop Summer Tote bag

What did I get?

The items included in The Body Shop Summer Tote are as follows:

  • Strawberry Shower Gel, 250ml
  • Shea Body Butter, 200ml
  • Satsuma Body Sorbet, 200ml
  • Satsuma Body Polish, 200ml
  • Hemp Hand Protector, 30ml
  • Vitamin E Moisture Cream, 50ml
  • Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, 250ml
  • Cream Bath Lily

Out of these items I know I like the Shower Gel, Body Butter, and Body Polish. I love the Satsuma scent so I was really happy about those items, and a Body Polish sounds like a good item for hot summer days. I am always looking for a good hand cream so the Hemp Hand Protector will be nice to try. I am not sure about the Moisturizer or Eye Makeup remover but I will give them a shot. I also love the current Bath Lily that I have so I don’t mind having an extra for when it comes time to replace mine.

Makeup Remover, Shower Gel, and Body Butter in The Body Shop Summer Tote bag

Makeup Remover, Shower Gel, and Body Butter in The Body Shop Summer Tote bag

My favourite Satsuma scent in The Body Shop Summer Tote bag.

My favourite Satsuma scent in The Body Shop Summer Tote bag

Overall I think this was a good deal for some items I already know and love, and a few new things to try. At the end of the day I am already happy with 5 out of the 8 products right off the bat so that is a good deal for $30. The others I look forward to trying soon and will be sure to review. The Body Shop Summer Tote is an online exclusive so be sure to visit thebodyshop.ca to grab one before they are gone!

Jun 1
2016

Unboxing my first Babe Box

Have you heard of the newest beauty subscription box? Babe Box is a Canadian company that I discovered on Instagram a few months ago. They are a new brand that offers a beauty subscription box that arrives at your door each month with some fun goodies. I ordered the very first Babe Box they offered back in May, and here it is to show you!

I already subscribe to the monthly Julep Maven boxes, which have nail polish and beauty products, but I was curious about this new beauty box too. I love my Julep Maven boxes and have reviews them in April and May.

The neat thing about Babe Box is that it doesn’t only have one type of product. There are beauty, nail, hair and other items included which give it a nice variety.

The products I got in my first Babe Box

The products I got in my first Babe Box

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Apr 20
2016

Review: Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner by LUSH

I used to use a lot of LUSH products and kind of took a break for the past few months, but recently I got back into them. One of the items I picked up was Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner and I am quickly falling in love with it. The rose scent is so good and it makes my showers feel a little more luxurious when I use a product like this.

Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner

This product has a 4.7 out of 5 star review on the LUSH website and it gets a ton of great comments. I just liked the scent of it, and had previously enjoyed using a Nivea in-shower body lotion so this sounded similar. It comes in a typical LUSH pot and I actually preferred that because I was able to scoop out the amount I wanted, whereas the bottled one like the Nivea one made it harder to guess how much I was squeezing out.

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