{The Powder Room} The Body Shop Review


Hi dolls, during the summer, I decided to try out The Body Shop when I realized they were having a big sale. I needed some things so I randomly bought a bunch of items to give them a whirl. We all know The Body Shop and how they use natural ingredients & promote taking care of the Earth, so I was quite excited as I read some really great reviews before going into the store. Let's take a look...shall we!?! 

















































Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub

I bought this one because let's face it, sometimes after a long hot summer of wearing sandals or being at the beach, your feet look like prunes & are in need of some care. It says it uses "intensively exfoliating volcanic rock to smooth and soften even the roughest skin"! Well, my feet aren't rough really, just some peeling skin from my sandals, I'm far too obsessed with keeping my feet soft for them to be that bad. But, I wanted to use something more natural, so I got this. If you don't like peppermint aromas, avoid this, as it's so strong. I got smacked in the face with the scent just lifting the lid. The texture is rough, so don't rub hard or you'll tear some skin. Afterwards, my feet felt like butter - buttah - NY accent gangster style. Really lovely. 

Price: £7.00 for 100ml Full price / £3.00 sale price


5 out 5 hearts: Sizzling Heart. Despite the strong mint smell (which doesn't matter much, as you use on the feet, it works really well. Feet felt cool & refreshed)




Neroli Jasmin Body Lotion

I bought this because I have always loved Jasmin, I used the oil to aide in childbirth even. I smelled it in the bottle and it smelled amazing. That's where the positives end sadly. I used this after a bath before bed time, the lotion just sits on the skin, it didn't soak in really. Left a sticky feeling that I wasn't too pleased with either. I thought it wouldn't be so bad since I was going to bed, well bed time didn't improve it much and I woke up to my legs feeling like they were stuck together and there was still a slightly greasy feeling to my skin. And the aroma, sweet it may be, it's far too overpowering, I felt ill from the smell & got a migraine. I can't take heavy aromas. It smelled light in the bottle, but all over yourself, it's far too much. I'm just going to use this as a perfume & dab a tiny bit on my pulse points so it doesn't get wasted. But, I wouldn't buy this again, thank heavens it was a sale item & I didn't pay full price for it. 

Price: £6.50 for 200ml full price/£3.75 sale price

1 out 5 hearts: Frozen Heart.  



Coconut Body Mist

Love the smell of coconuts, so this was a must to pick up in a sale. The smell is really gorgeous, though a tad too sweet at times. Makes you feel like your on a beach, even when you're not. But, the effects are short lasting, the scent comes in hard and strong, but fizzles out quickly like a balloon with a small hole in it. I felt like I kept having to spray it again and again to keep the scent, it didn't even linger much like even the cheapest perfumes do. The positives are that it uses Fair trade essence, which is always good. But, having said that, I would only buy this if it were on sale & use it to scent rooms or my car, so that pretty much defeats the purpose of it. I'd rather use something else for myself. 

Price: £7.50 for 100ml full price / £3.oo sale price

3 out of 5 hearts: Lukewarm Heart


Wild Cherry Body Butter

I love cherries & I tried some of this out of the tester in the store and it was so lovely smelling and my hand felt soft after. The smell is so yummy, I could eat it if it were possible. So, I took a pot home with me as well. It smells like cherries indeed, it reminds me of melted "now & laters" (american sweet), I adore the scent. You only need to use a bit at a time as it covers quite well. You may find it feels greasy and you need to take some off when you apply it, but don't do that, give it a few minutes and it sinks into the skin, I used this before bedtime at first and my skin felt brilliant in the morning. Adore this product!

Price: £13.00 for 200ml (200g) full price/£3.75 sale price

5 out 5 hearts: Sizzling Heart


Seaweed Clarifying Toner & Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion

Sometimes my skin gets a little un-balanced if I'm tired or stressed, so I picked these up for their natural qualities & balancing properties. I read a lot of great reviews, so I thought it would be great & for seaweed, it smelled quite lovely. That's where the positives end for me. After one day my face broke out & it began feeling greasy, I was not impressed - I actually shouted to my husband 'Oh hell no'.  I used it a few more times just in case, but my skin didn't improve at all. I went back to my Neals Yard line to sort my skin back out. The only good thing about these products to me was the scent...which makes no sense for a product, but there you go...I won't be buying any of this again.

Price: Toner £8 for 200ml full price 
Lotion £11 for 50ml full price

1 out 5 hearts: Frozen Heart, I kick myself for paying full price for this shiiiizzzz.


DeoDry Dry-Effect Deodorant 

I've read a lot of different things about the effects of using certain deodorants that don't let your skin breathe, so when I spotted this, I grabbed it. Plus, it was the only one that didn't smell horrendous. The package says 'It's kind to the skin, leaves no white marks, paraben and aluminium free. Uses volcanic mineral and essential oils'. I used this all summer and I'm still using it now. It comes with a really gorgeous fresh and floral scent that lingers throughout the day. But does it work you ask!?! Well, yes it does. I stayed dry all day. I would buy this again.

Price: £2.50 for 55g (1.9oz) full price/£1.25 sale price

5 out of 5 hearts: Sizzling Heart.



There you have it!! My thoughts on all of these products! Have you tried The Body Shop!?! What did you buy & how did you get on, let me know :) Have a great Wednesday dolls!



85 comments

  1. I'm going to pick up some Peppermint Foot Lotion tomorrow ... my feet could do with an 'end-of-summer' pamper. I love the Body Shop's cocoa butter, (although I'm currently using Red Fox Body Butter which I wholly recommend - marketed for black women; it is brilliant and an absolute bargain!) and I also love their lipsticks, especially their red one. M x

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    1. It's really nice. Not tried the lipsticks, might give them a go :) x

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  2. Great review, I'm longing to try some of these items myself especially the peppermint foot scrub. My feet needs a bit of pampering now after the summer. :) Maybe I should treat myself to a little spa-afternoon this weekend. Happy Wednesday doll!

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    1. Thank you doll :)) Yes, my feet are always in need of pampering after summer. You should get some and pamper yourself for sure :)) Have a great day xx

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  3. i have never used body shop product but im happy these are available in my country. Soon im planning to order for me thanks for the lovely review

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  4. I need to buy that foot scrub, it seems to be a great product and I need it!

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  5. This is a perfect review!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    Chic With The Least
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  6. I do love The Body Shop's products, I use the body butter, one of my favourites. Lovely review dear, wishing you a great day. xx/Madison

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    1. Yes, the body butter is gorgeous! I hope you have a great day too :)) xx

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  7. I love how you marks have names, somehow makes it more personal...sizzling heart sounds so cool:)
    Great reviews. Generally speaking I also love the smell of coconut and jasmine, but again it depends on the products, sometimes it is just too strong and that can give me a headache.

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    1. Ahh...thank you dear :))) Tried to make it different!! Yes, I love those scents too, these were just too overloaded. Jasmine can be heady on it's own, so to have so much was overkill!

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  8. Of all these products, I've used wild cherry body butter. It funconó very well on my dry skin. I'm glad that you do these so well known product reviews. Happy week, dear doll.

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    1. Thank you my sweet :)) I do love the cherry body butter :)) Happy week to you too xx

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  9. I tried the first product many years ago and must say that is really good. I love particularly the strong mint smell!!
    I am obsessed with their White Musk essence... ;-)
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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    1. So great!! Oh yes, I know this musk essence, my husband used to use the men's cologne of that name and it was gorgeous!! xoxoxo

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  10. Ah, now that foot scrub is something I could do with! I've never tried the cherry body butter because I absolutely love the mango one - it always reminds me of summer. Great review, thanks :-) Hope you're having some sunshine where you are xo

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    1. Yes, I think many could do with it, it works really great. I've not tried the mango one,w ill have to give it a go :)) It was all rain, haha :)) Hope you have some sunshine :) xo

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  11. Great products! I like!

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  12. Thanks for the reviews doll, always good to know what to get and what to stay clear off. Happy day lovely,
    Ax

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    1. You're welcome doll :) Have a lovely day too x

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  13. Kizzy I love your gangster accent hahaha. I'm going to be buying at the body shop for the first time this weekend, so this post couldn't have come at a better time for me. I think I might try the deoderant, would be so nice to not have the aluminium. Love your scoring system! sparkle2day.com

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    1. Haha...thank you :))) I hope you find some things you enjoy doll :)) Thank you, am glad you like the scoring system :)) xx

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  14. thanks for your reviews! you have introduced me to some companies with great products. and this one i will look for as well. i like things that have a nice, clean fragrance and not too overpowering and i see some items i may have to try. enjoy your day:)

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    1. You're welcome :) I hope you enjoy your day too :)

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  15. Thx to share your selection! I love this brand :)

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  16. I love The Body Shop. I haven't shopped their in a long time, but they are so much better than Bath & Body Works! xx Pip
    http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com

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  17. I don't shop at The Body Shop so often because of their prices but I love their products and do as you did, make the most of their sales! Their lip balms are my absolute favorites, especially the Christmas editions in small tin pots. Their body butters and scrubs are a great treat, I particularly like the karate and coconut scents :)

    Have a lovely day!
    X Irene

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    1. Yes, the sales is when you have to get in there! I hope you have a great day doll xx

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  18. These products look so divine !! Great packaging too :)

    New Post up...
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  19. I've only really liked two things from the Body Shop: their body butters (in grapeseed that they discontinued) and their Banana shampoo (because the smell is divine!) I was excited to see what you thought of the coconut mist-- a shame you didn't like it because it sounds tempting!

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    1. I like very few things so far. The mist is ok, it just doesn't last very long, but the smell is lovely x

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  20. I almost never by stuff from The Body Shop, just because I think they make my skin greasy. But that Wild Sherry Body Butter sounds delicious! :) It really sucks when you spend money on stuff that you don't want to use more than once though, so thank you for trying them out and telling us what NOT to get! Haha! <3 <3 <3

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    1. Yes, this is the case for some things. Haha...it does, but it's ok. Anything for my readers, haha :)) <3 <3 <3

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  21. Thanks for the review Kizzy! Their body butter is usually awesome so I'm glad to hear the formula is still great. The peppermint scrubs sounds like something I'd use too!


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  22. Oh a real mixed bag - sorry so many were disappointments! The peppermint scrub is a favourite of mine, too xo

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  23. That coconut body mist sounds yummy - anything that smells like summer is just great with me!

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  24. That is a good review! it has been ages since i went to the Body Shop!
    About body oil - have you ever tried Nuxe's huile prodigieuse, well that's is fantastic and smell good, a bit expensive, but maybe it's cheaper on your side, but worth every drop - It's good for hair, nails and body -

    I like the white musk at the Body shop, maybe i will get me some

    Ariane xo

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    1. I've heard of Nuxe, I will have to get some and try :) The white musk is really gorgeous xo

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  25. Such a lovely review with wonderful photogrphs! I like The Body Shop products, all of them smell so nicely and look really good! I like your choice as well, especially cherry body butter)
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

    www.svetusvet.com

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  26. I haven't been to the Body Shop in forever but I think I must stop by and pick up some of that peppermint foot scrub. Bummer about the duds but at least there were some products you loved. Thanks for the review Kizzy!

    I agree with you that showing abit of skin can be elegant if done right but I'm not a fan when people just do it to try to draw attention.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you doll, Yes, you should go. Ahh...not everything can be perfect, so it's ok :)) I hope you have a great day doll x

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  27. Great section of products, I love the body shop stuff and I think tham are the perfect choise to do thanks for the good price!
    xx

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  28. The cherry butter sounds incredible but these are all great, it's such a wonderful collection!

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    1. I think you'd like it. It's the one product I enjoyed the most :)

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  29. I try sometimes body shop, but just a few I like, some aren't good at all!There are some cruel free and organic product that thet are so much better!!
    Have a sweet day!
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    1. I agree with you there :) Have a sweet day too!

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  30. I know Body Shop, it's a very good brand, sometimes i use some product and i'm very happy with the results obtained.

    Kisses

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  31. Yes to Body shop who don't test their Products on animals!

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    1. there's just no need to test on animals really!

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  32. Honestly even Ive never liked Body SHop's products. Found them too harsh and too un-natural. Too much perfume in everything and their facewash gave me rashes and burning on skin

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    1. The face products I got were terrible, my skin didn't react well. So, I'll be passing on that. The body butter was fabulous though. x

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  33. So many apparently lovely products, thank you for your honest reviews!

    Lots of love,
    Trish
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  34. I'd like to try Peppermint Smoothing pumice foot scrub for my feet too, it sound great!

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  35. I tried the Moringa body butter and I loved it! I think I would like to try some more body butters with sweet aromas :-) big hugs doll
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    Coco et La vie en rose
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  36. Great reviews darling. I'm all about the foot scrub. A must! ;) Xo

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  37. I have always loved their products at body shop. They do have a lot of great stuff.

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  38. Body Shop is sooooo good. Once they had this headache pulse point cream that was magic!

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  39. Body shop is a good store but I often think some of their products are abit over priced for what they are Great post!

    Perhaps you could check out my new blogpost if you get the chance?

    www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

    Jess xxxx

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  40. Wow this brings back memories, I used to use Body Shop peppermint foot lotion during grad school when I was on my feet all day hauling heavy camera equiment and walking all over the east village. Ha, I must get some more :)!
    xo Mary Jo

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  41. That's a lovely post. I wish we had this product in or country too. Wish to check out my blog and maybe follow each other?

    http://justabriefmoment.blogspot.com/

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  42. Buttah! HAHAHA I love that Kizzy! I wish I could see you saying that! FABULOUS reviews girl!!! I still haven't been in to get any of their products, but the way they are having sales over here, they are trying to get rid of things. I tried them YEARSSSSSSSSSSS ago and they were hit and miss. Seems like they still are. So sorry that happened to your face. That is always unpleasant. That's happened to me twice this year. I'll definitely keep these in mind when I go to the store.
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  43. Love also the Peppermint Foot Scrub :)
    Thank you for the great Reviews!

    kisses

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  44. I think I need all these product righ now LOL... I need a spa day definetely...

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  45. Very helpful and informative post. I love the body shop, I haven't been there for awhile. I bet I will again soon after seeing your post.

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  46. I haven't been to The Body Shop in a long time but these products look so good. I am a huge fan of jasmine scent too. I am sorry that the lotion was not any good.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  47. I love the photography you used! I think i might try that deodorant :) x

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