Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The Body Shop® Advent Calendar - 24 Days of Joy - The Final Part!

It's Christmas Eve - Eeeeek! 
We all know what that means - the last day of our Advent calendars! 

So here's day's 15 to 24 of the The Body Shop® Advent Calendar - 24 Days of Joy. I've been quite pleased by the last remaining items - Though some are not usually what I'd go for, I think that's what makes it that bit more special.

So lets see what I got:
Day's 15th to the 19th
I really enjoyed the citrus fresh scent on my skin. It's easily absorbed and the scent lasted all day meaning I had someone go "Oh are you eating an orange?" so maybe I won't put as much on next time!
This reminded me a lot of the RT blending brush, but I might have to venture into say it was better! It gives an even application and has me looking at the rest of their brushes and tools to see what else I can get my hands on!
Call me naive but, I'd never heard of Moringa before and it was quite the little pleasant surprise. It was quite the delicate floral scent that didn't dry out my skin or irritate it. I'm not sure if it's a repurchase, but it was quite a lovely little product.
Oh I LOVE getting a new lily - or as I would normally call it a sponge or 'poof' - This was exceptionally lovely to use with my lovely lil products and was equally quite sensitive on my skin.
Like the shower gel - I'd not heard of it, but I enjoyed the feel and scent on my skin. It was light and easily absorbed. Again, not sure if it's a repurchase, but we'll see how it goes. 
Day's 20 to 24 aka CHRISTMAS EVE!
I've really enjoyed these lip balms. I think I like this one a lil more than the strawberry as I love the colour is more pigmented.
I didn't enjoy this as much as the others - but that's basically because I don't enjoy chocolate scent's on my body. I don't mind shea butter, but there's always something a bit sickening about chocolate - though, admittedly this wasn't that bad.
I was thankful for all the lip balm's in the calendar as my lips tend to suffer in Winter; that and I'm a bit of a lip balm addict! This was lovely on my lips; so hydrating and with a luxurious creamy texture that absorbed into my lips rather than leaving a sticky residue.
I used this yesterday and this morning and I really did enjoy it. It gave a subtle nutty scent and was lovely and hydrating on my skin - I think this might just be a repurchase!
OMG THIS IS AMAZING - especially if you use it after the Shower Cream! It gives a delicious nutty scent, that isn't too strong, but hovers over you all day. It's great for me - I have eczema and it was wonderful on my really dry skin - and that's only from my first use this morning!

So that's my 24 Days of Joy - which I can honestly say have been a joy to behold. I've loved opening up a new little pressie each day! They were all amazing little products, many of which I will be repurchasing in the new year! 

I've thoroughly enjoyed my first ever beauty Advent Calendar and I can guarantee I will be getting one next year!

Did you get The Body Shop® Advent Calendar - 24 Days of Joy? - it has been the highlight of each day to see what I get, definitely better than Chocolate! If you got it tell me what you think or simply your thoughts on Beauty advent calendars!

Merry Christmas to one and all and to all a Good Night!

Monday, 23 December 2013

The Body Shop® Advent Calendar - 24 Days of Joy - Day's 8 - 14!


Lot's of vitamin E products in days 8 - 14 but I'm quite the happy Bunny about this as I'm a HUGE fan of The Body Shop's vitamin E range! I've been particularity happy with these days as each item is fabulous!

So here's my thoughts on what was behind doors 8 to 14:

Smells amazing, feels amazing against the skin, matches the explanation perfectly, literally just a thicker version of shower gels, but I think it being a cream meant I felt more moisturised after washing.
 I have combination skin so I was concerned that it wouldn't be the best mask for my skin type but it actually works really well. I was a bit skeptical about the idea of a sink in mask - but that made me love it more! After using it my skin felt soft and supple. A DEFINITE repurchase!
I know it's for all over the face, but I loved using around my eyes and forehead - It's really helped revitalise my skin. It's light and smells gorgeous. It's a true keeper!
Of course the night cream followed, which has helped my skin heal overnight and feel great in the morning!
Now, I'm a fussy cow with what get's put on my hands, where scent is concerned, but this has made itself the exception as it's done wonders on my nail beds with conditioning. I had cancer as a kid and my hands when through a lot, anything that'll help is a repurchase to me!
OMG this is AMAZINGLY LOVELY! I'm one of those nutters who indulges far too much in Cranberries and in soap it's no exception. This was a joy to use - so fruity, fresh and exfoliating! What more could I want from a lovely lil soap!
 Between the scent and the feel this felt so high-end and luxurious! It has a mix between a fruity and floral scent and incredibly lightweight - yet lasts all day, giving it that high-end feel. If I'm to have a favourite out of these it would be this!

Days 8 - 14 are all certainly going to be repurchases when they run out - I've simply fallen in love with them all - especially day 14! These seven days have been amazing and has made me even more excited to open each day!

Eek only a day to go and one more post on these bad boys to finish off this mini series!
What do you think these products? Have you tried and fallen in love with them like me?

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

The Body Shop® Advent Calendar - 24 Days of Joy!

I know I've been a bit AWOL from the Blogosphere - especially with the Christmas season upon us - I can't apologise more - so to make it up to you I'm back with a 7-Day-Combo-Review on my Body Shop® Advent Calendar!
The Body Shop® Advent Calendar - 24 Days of Joy!
Why it's a combo review is the calendar got sent to my dad's house and it took a while to get to me - then I totally didn't have the time write about it with the hectics of uni - so I'm reviewing 7 days at a time; one day after another! I was so excited to be sent this bad boy it was completely unexpected:

The Body Shop 24 Days of Joy is filled with The Body Shop best sellers and retails for £55. You'll receive 24 surprise products which have the retail value of £80! It ranges from mask and body creams to cheek stains and shower gel. I'd never had a beauty advent calendar before and after this lovely little surprise - I definitely will be!
It's just so pretty and perfect to look at I never wanted to actually open it!

So I opened it seven days at a time as I was quite in to December when I got my hands on it - here's days 1 to 7:

From all the hype I've heard this is a fabulous shower gel - but I've just never enjoyed the Strawberry scent! Though; knowing The Body Shop, and the fact I gave it to a friend: it's gentle on skin and the scent lasted all day!
This Strawberry scented item I do love! It moisturises and hydrates lips leaving a shine finish, without a sticky texture. It gives a red tint that means if I don't fancy a lipstick on I can apply this bad boy and I'm set for hours!
Om Nom Nom - I'm never usually into spiced soaps, But this has been a joy to use, it really got me into the Christmas spirit; that and crave a Gingerbread Latte!
This is another scent I underestimated - I'm never usually into white musk - my Mam loved it, me, not so much - but I can get enough of it! My skin feels amazing after using and the scent isn't a strong once absorbed into the skin - it's light and fresh.
I'm quite skeptical about cheek/lip stains - I always have the constant fear of looking like a clown. But this was quite easy to apply and quite pretty for the Christmas season as I'm sure I can see a bit of sparkle in it.
This I LOVE! I've had it before and I'll buy it again! I love the feeling of the whipped texture and the fact my skin feels soft, smooth and soo awake!
I'd been dying to get my hands on this bad boy since getting the scrub! J'Adore this range! It's by far my favourite range in store. I can't get enough of this. It's lightly scented and does wonders on my lips!

So that's days 1 to 7 and I've loved 90% - I've been certainly pleasantly surprised by the products and there will be many a repurchase in the new year - I can guarantee that!

Did you get the The Body Shop® Advent Calendar - 24 Days of Joy? If so, what did you think?
Have you tried any of the products? What're your thoughts on them?

Watch out for the next lot!

Merry Christmas!