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25 June 2018

The Body Shop has always been one of those stores that I can't help but find myself wandering into and getting lost in there for H O U R S. I used to think The Body Shop was a place for 'older' people when I was just a young, dumb and unruly 14 year old but the older I got and the more into skincare, body care and make up I soon realised it is one of my absolute favourite places to shop. Here are just a few of the things I've not been able to keep my hands off since buying them:

If you are looking for a tinted moisturiser then look no further. The All-In-One BB Cream is perfect for those hot summer days where putting on a full face just isn't on the cards. Or for those days when you have no time to spare and want super-speedy results. This BB cream is enriched with 24hour hydration that works hard throughout the day to keep your skin staying gloriously glowing and naturally radiant. The cream adapts to your skin leaving a dewy, even-finish that matches perfectly to your skin tone. It's literally like the saying "you're skin, but better". It's the perfect product to use day in and day out and I always reach for it whenever I need to be up and out the house in 15! For £12.00 as well, you simply can't go wrong.

I'm a very pale gal and I embrace it! But some days, you just need a little help to create that sun-kissed glow. The Honey Bronze Drops of Sun is perfect to mix with your foundation or to apply beforehand as a base. Being someone who dabbles every so often in fake tan I get super cautious that my face won't match my body and these drops have been a life saver for when the tan starts to neutralise on my face. Just blend one drop into a small amount of your daily moisturiser or foundation to keep you looking tanned and topped up. It's a matte-shimmer free finish so it's super natural looking and never orange! The best thing about this is adding two-three drops to concealer that might be a shade too light can act as a contour as well. It's a win-win really?

One of my absolute go-to's for smooth skin and seamless make up application. The Instant Smoother Serum leaves your skin silky and smooth to the touch. It's an ideal pick-me-up to enhance your glow and of course packed with Vitamin C! Containing Amazonian Camu Camu berry, which is known to have one of the highest contents of vitamin c in nature! The antioxidant vitamin C also brightens skin, encourages collagen production, improves elasticity and works along with skin-softening vitamin E to protect the skin from any environmental aggressors. Community Trade Brazil nut oil also moisturises and softens the skin. It's literally a skin saviour in a bottle! 

I was shocked to find that the exact face wash I use is unavailable! But that's not to say there are products who do exactly the same thing. One of those being the Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub. A slightly difference formula in that the Squeaky Clean is more of a 'gel' type base whereas the Exfoliating Wash is more thick and 'cream' like. Both infused with pure, organic tea tree oil, it's perfect for daily use and especially ideal for blemished skin. Like me, so for all my other blemished beauties this will work a treat. Biodegradable bursting micro-beads gently buff the skin surface, removing impurities and any dead skin cells leaving your face smooth, reduced redness and shine free. I remember when I first tried this and I was shook,  I couldn't believe how clear and smooth my skin was and the smell of the tea tree was so fresh and uplifting I literally can not go a morning/night without using it.

I could not believe my eyes when Georgie and I walked into The Body Shop in Winchester and they had 'body yogurts' displayed right at the entrance. We looked at each other and was instantly like "we have to have it" There is a range of difference scents such as Moringa, British Rose, Almond Milk and Strawberry and they all smell divine! I went for the mango as it reminded me so much of summer and was so fresh and fruity. The texture is not like any other body cream I've used before and it's especially satisfying and cooling (on those sweltering summer days) to apply it after it's been chilling in the fridge for an hour or two.
The new, lightweight formula absorbs instantly and provides up to 48hours of moisture. Apply to damp skin straight after showering for instant hydration and smoothing. It's literally never sticky so you can get dressed and head on out within minutes. The gel-cream is 100% vegan, enriched with fruity, tropical mango juice and Community Trade organic almond milk from Spain.

So there it is, my Body Shop babies. Before I end this post I'd like to draw your attention to a petition the Body Shop are working on to ban animal testing in cosmetics everywhere. That's right, everywhere! Together with Cruelty Free International it's time to take a stand against animal cruelty in the cosmetics industry. I've signed the petition and I would really appreciate it if you guys did too. Let's do something great! 

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