Scrubs -The Body Shop - Strawberry Exfoliating Body wash
elphinstone 6/8/2006 1:37:00 AM
Got this as a gift. This body wash smells soooo delicious... sweet and fruity! agree with the rest that it takes quite abit before you can actually feel the grainy bits, but nevertheless it is a fun body wash to use in the shower. too bad its not available in my country, else i would definitely repurchase this!
This product cleans up cleanser/makeup residue pretty well, but sometimes it leaves a sticky feeling behind for a few moments. does nothing to refine my pores too. it's just a very very basic toner, nothing more. i love the scent though. might repurchase this, cuz i love how gentle it is.
Cleansers -The Body Shop - Passionfruit Cleansing Gel
elphinstone 6/8/2006 1:26:00 AM
I bought this because it was on sale at 40% off... thinking that it might suck because the TBS here usually only throws out the ones that're lousy with such a huge discount (the good ones rarely goes on sale!). Boy was i wrong. This cleanser is soo gentle on my skin yet effectively removes all the grit and grime from my face!! and it does not leave my face feeling tight like the Seaweed Cleanser! after washing my face with this, my skin is sooo soft and clean!! not a fan of the scent, but i can live with that. will definitely buy this again!
This product made my lashes look (just) a little thicker and darker. does not hold curls well too. haven't tried it on my brows, so i can't comment on that. overall, it's just an OK product. i'm sure that there're better options out there.
This zesty scrub is the bomb!! the granules are just perfect - they do their job beautifully without being harsh. it leaves my skin feeling really soft and refreshed. the scent is very lovely, and it lingers on for hours. will definitely repurchase this again.
This blush looks so pretty in the pot... it seemed like a colour that that could "never go wrong". but when i applied them on my cheeks, a weird holographic purplish pink appears. no matter how much i try to buff / blend it, it just won't go away. thats a real pity though, as its a really lovely colour. won't be buying this again.
Scrubs -The Body Shop - seaweed foaming facial scrub [DISCONTINUED]
elphinstone 5/30/2006 5:00:00 AM
I love this scrub!! Agree with the rest that the granules are a little big, but it does its job beautifully nevertheless. its amazing how it makes my skin baby soft and so refined after use! the scent is lovely too. i usually follow with a sheet mask after using this to give my face a boost of moisture, so dryness is not a problem for me. would definitely repurchase this.
This is an awesome product!!! it made my lashes full and long within just two weeks. once, i overplucked my brows. i applied this product twice a day religiously onto my brows, and within one month, my brows are back to normal again. (it usually take ages for my brows to grow back). very expensive, but worth every cent of it. would definitely repurchase this.
i have 7 of these oils - Calm Water (which like the name suggests, very calming and relaxing), Oceanus (smells just like the EDT), Brandied Apple (a sweet woody scent, which reminds me of home), Blueberry Thyme (a fun fruity scent), Blackberry Apple, Fruity Violet and Exotic. Just a few drops mixed with water is sufficient to make my room smell really nice. The smell lasts for days too (as i usually keep my room door and windows closed). Even my boyfriend who hates air fresheners / perfumes of any kind loves it, he lights them for me :) will definitely keep buying new scents (and old favourites as well)!! :D
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream
elphinstone 5/29/2006 1:08:00 AM
This moisturizer rocks! the texture is light, and it dries to a smooth, silky texture that i love so much! it does control my oily t-zone to a certain extend... my face is reasonably less shiny throughout the day. my tub smells perfectly fine to me, no fishy smell or whatsoever. will definitely buy this again!
Treatments (Eye) -The Body Shop - Fragrance-Free Elderflower Eye Gel
elphinstone 5/28/2006 11:35:00 PM
this eye gel has a very soothing and cooling effect (i stash this in the fridge to maximize this :D ). good for depuffing my eyes, but other than that, it doesn't seem to do much. good to use if you're not suffering from dark eye circles / fine lines. if you're looking for a miracle, look elsewhere. LOL. will buy it again because i love the cooling sensation on my lids!!
Cleansers -The Body Shop - Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash
elphinstone 5/28/2006 11:30:00 PM
this soap-free cleanser cleanses my face gently yet effectively. since using this, my t-zone is less oily, and alot of my oil seeds are gone. not sure if this alone helped as i'm using the entire seaweed range (cleanser, toner and moisturizer). the scent is very refreshing and light... i simply love it to bits. may be abit drying sometimes, but i just dab on a generous dose of moisturizer after that, and the tight feeling will be gone. will definitely repurchase this.
Eye Makeup Remover -The Body Shop - Chamomile Eye Makeup Remover
elphinstone 5/28/2006 11:22:00 PM
this makeup remover sting my eyes badly, its definitely not gentle at all. it cannot remove waterproof mascara for nuts either. to finish using this, i use it with a cotton bud to clean up mistakes. will not buy this again once i finish my current bottle.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15
elphinstone 5/28/2006 11:16:00 PM
Me love this lip balm!! it glides on smoothly, moisturizes my lips making it look healthy, and not overly goopy. love the faint vanilla scent and the fact that it doesn't taste yucky. i swore that my lips look alot plumper and kissable when i use this lip balm (not sure if its psychological :P ). the SPF15 is a plus too. the relief i get when i put this on my chapped lips is almost instantaneous. Will definitely repurchase this.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Cranberry Shimmer Lotion
elphinstone 5/28/2006 10:19:00 PM
I loved the yummy cranberry scent, love the texture of the lotion, but do NOT love the shimmers. don't get me wrong... they're pretty, but them seem to rub off on anything and everything, which can be especially irritating when it rubs off your black shirt or bed sheets. one lippie off for this. other than that, it's a pretty decent lotion. if TBS were to come up with a shimmer-less version of this, i'll definitely purchase this again.