Lips -The Body Shop -Colourings Lip Tint

on 7/26/2018 10:37:00 PM

Not as longwearing as some Korean tints, but last a good couple of hours on. The hibiscus shade is the Body Shop's answer to benetint, a reddish pink/plum colour, dark cherry a pure red tone, and berry a burgundy shade. There's a few more shades too but I haven't tried those yet. They apply evenly and look like naturally flushed lips and cheeks when dry after 1 layer, though you can add a 2nd for a bolder look.Great for applying as a base under red lipstick when going out to eat/drink, as the tint will make the smudged lipstick appear less patchy.

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Shampoo -The Body Shop -Banana Shampoo

on 7/26/2018 5:54:00 AM

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I bought this (stupidly) assuming it was sulfate free since the accompanying conditioner is silicone free, and in my head it makes sense that those two things go hand in hand. It's not sulfate free, but it still feels pretty gentle and non-stripping compared to many other shampoos. For the same reason it doesn't feel very overly drying on my naturally very dry hair. I think it works well together with the conditioner, although I think the conditioner is the better performer out of the two. The scent probably isn't for everyone, and I can see myself getting tired of it eventually, but I actually really like it so far. It smells like banana candy, rather than actual banana.

I try to steer away from sulfate shampoos as much as I can, but when I cheat, I do it for the lovely lather. And this shampoo doesn't lather very well despite the sulfate. I will definitely use it up, but I'm not sure I will repurchase it. I will probably stick with my beloved Lush shampoo bars as my "cheat" shampoo.

+ Cruelty free
+ Vegetarian
+ Gentle and non-drying for being a sulfate shampoo

- Doesn't lather that well
- I have to use quite a lot
- Scent can be a little bit much when paired with the conditioner

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Bronzers -The Body Shop -Shimmer Waves in Bronze

on 7/26/2018 4:22:00 AM

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I used Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for a long time and although it's really cheap when on sale, TBS shimmer waves is much better than Bobbi Brown. It's not like a bronzer for my NC15 face because it's way too shimmery for a bronzer, but I use it as a bronze highlighting blush. It looks so natural if I apply it very little amount.

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Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop -Honeymania Body Butter

on 7/25/2018 3:00:00 PM

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I generally loath all creams and, luckily, have oily skin and lived my life in coastal towns which has mostly negated the need for moisturizers ... until now. I’m almost 30 and have moved to a dry region; hydration has become necessary 😱 I always buy body butters for the smell and then inevitably don’t use them. This is the exception - it sinks in far faster than the other TBS butters I’ve (reluctantly) tried and I ADORE the smell. Strangely, I chose it because, Dhea and Almond aside, it was the least sweet smell I could find. Anyone who is smelling floral alone has clearly never smelt a comb fresh from the hive - raw honey, through and through. Try it. If, like me, you are a historic cream doubter, this might just change your mind.

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Conditioner -The Body Shop -Banana Nourishing Conditioner

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Yum! I remember on a trip to Europe many many years ago this was available in stores over there although I'm sure it was slightly different to the one I picked up the other day from one of their stores. I was sold on the smell alone, nevermind the ingredients (for a change!) Fast forward years later and it's back, although slightly reincarnated. The latest version is perfect- leaves my hair soft, bouncier and tangle-free, all the good things a conditioner should do and better still - without the dreaded silicones prevalent in 99% of conditioners out there. The fragrance is yummy as I'm a big banana fan anyway and this just smells delectable. Would definitely re-purchase this. I'm still deciding if it's HG-status for me although I've got quite a few more conditioners from different brands to go through before making up my mind.


Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop -Vineyard Peach Body Butter

on 7/25/2018 2:26:00 PM

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The product itself is good, does the job and lasts for long, but I think it's a bit too expensive. I'm also not the biggest fan of the strong scent of this.


Cleansers -The Body Shop -Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil

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This is a good cleaning oil. I only use it on days I have a lot of makeup and sunscreen. It breaks down the majority of my makeup without lots of scrubbing. I definitely like to do a double cleanse, by following up with a gel cleanser to really get all my makup and sunscreen off. I don't like using it as my only cleanser, personally. It does not comepletely take off all mascara if I use waterproof, but it gets most of it.

Its the only oil cleanser I have ever used (other then straight oil, like coconut, almond or avocado oil) and it does rinse more easily.

Price is reasonable. Packaging if good; pump is effective, not too messy.

Only con: the scent. It doesn't really smell like chamomile to me - which I had hoped would be pleasant and calming as part of my nighttime routine. But no. It just smells like oil. But that's ok, better then having irritating fragrance.


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Masks -The Body Shop -Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask

on 7/18/2018 12:43:00 PM

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I have mildly sensitive and thin skin, upon using this product my skin feels irritated with a terrible burning sensation so i always wash it off within 2 mins after application. I have to add alot of moisturiser after and apply a sheet mask. Its very drying as well. Innisfree's new clay mask is much better !

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Misc Beauty Tools -The Body Shop -Organic Cotton Rounds

on 7/17/2018 5:07:00 PM

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These are undeniably good quality cotton pads but not that much above those I normally get from the grocery store and far FAR behind from Shiseido's offering. No complaints really but nothing exceptional either.

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Eye Shadow -The Body Shop -Shimmer Cubes

on 7/17/2018 1:18:00 PM

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I like the light natural look. These pallets are the nicest I have found for that look. Even though they look small. They last forever. I also love the fact if you own more than one pallet you can swap out colors and make a pallet that works better for you. It would of been nice if the body shop brought them back and did pallets with matte colors.

Over all I would trade the colors I do not use with a friend for colors I would use. I also have small eyelids. So make sure you find a primer you like so that you can place the color right where you need then blend. Because some pallets are so simmular in color that blending can make just one color.... Sad.... I have done this often. Ha ha ha


Eye Makeup Remover -The Body Shop -Camomile Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

on 7/16/2018 12:10:00 PM

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This will ruin your eyelashes.
I had to rub hard for all the makeup to come off and my skin is left dried out and irritated. Besides, some off my lashes fell off.


Shampoo -The Body Shop -Banana Shampoo

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This product is absolutely fantastic. When I was living in London, it was recommended to me. Over the years, I had forgotten about it -- and The Body Shop-- until I started searching for all natural products for my family. There it was, the Banana Shampoo and Conditioner with the addition of the hair mask. I use them together as a set and the result is hair that is nothing short of soft, shiny and pristine. Thank you Body Shop and PLEASE 1) never discontinue this and 2) come up with a spray or perfume of this amazing scent!

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Cleansers -The Body Shop -Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

on 7/13/2018 11:43:00 PM

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Not a fan of this stuff.

Pros:
Smells lovely
Removes foundation effectively

Cons:
Awkward packaging with a large screw on top that is hard to open and close
Greasy texture that requires multiple cotton pads or a washcloth to remove
Leaves a film in my eyes that burns



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Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop -Fuji Green Tea Body Butter

on 7/12/2018 9:44:00 PM

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This is amazing for dry skin. Works great and has a nice subtle smell.
I have dry itchy skin especially on my hands in the winter time and this works amazing every time.

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Bronzers -The Body Shop -Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder

on 7/12/2018 7:34:00 PM

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This is by far the best bronzer I have ever used! The product has a beautiful buttery formula that blends like a dream. For me bronzers need to be pigmented enough that you don't have to swirl your brush in lots, but not overly pigmented that it's easy to add too much and get that muddy look, this is the perfect inbetween! The shade I have is 01 and it is AMAZING for pale skin for an everyday bronzer. It makes you just have a natural bronze look to your skin that no on would notice you're wearing bronzer! The shade is range is fantastic I find bronzers usually have around 1-3 shades and this has more than that I can't remember the actual amount but definitely something for everyone. The price is a little pricey for a high street product, but the product is definitely worth it and lasts for ages! I have had mine for seven months now, use it everyday and it still has not near hit pan at all. The scent is so refreshing like mango but not very strong it goes away as soon as you apply it, but it is a treat when you open your bronzer that smells of mango, delicious! Would recommend to anyone!!!

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