Gels/Soaps -The Body Shop - Wild Cherry Shower Gel
maan84 1/22/2011 9:54:00 AM
Wild Cherry is one of the Shower Gel scents from The Body Shop. I am not loving the candy like scent. It's very synthetic like and maybe a bit strong. I wouldn't repurchase Wild Cherry Shower Gel. It is a very good shower gel though, lathers well but is a bit too expensive. I am usually not willing to pay that much for a shower gel. There are many cheaper ones that are equally as good. If I want to splurge and treat myself a luxurious shower gel I'd choose another scent from The Body Shop.
Skincare - Body -The Body Shop - Sweet Lemon body butter
maan84 1/22/2011 9:47:00 AM
First of all, I am a big fan of the body butters from The Body Shop. This particular scent is a true lemon scent (more of a summer-scent if you ask me). I am usually not a big fan of lemon scents but I really like this one.
As with all of the body butters it is very moisturizing. Sweet Lemon is not my fave of the body butters but I still like it. The scent is long-lasting but not overpowering. My dry skin would not survive a winter without TBS body butters. I think I'm going to repurchase Sweet Lemon in the future, however before that I have more scents to try out.
Purple Rain is a beautiful deep purple nail polish from NARS. However, I have quite a bunch of purple nail polish and this does not stand out enough to justify a repurchase. Lovely quality though. It was the first nail polish from NARS that I've tried and I'm impressed by the quality and will definitely try more colors in the future.
I absolutely love this bronzer brush. I use it to apply bronzer and it is sooo soft! Lovely quality and the price is very good. It's great that is is eco-friendly.
I'd definitely repurchase! So happy with all my brushes from Ecotools!
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Coconut Shimmer Body Butter
maan84 1/16/2011 7:59:00 AM
I have tried the regular Coconut Body Butter and like it a lot. This one is even better because it has pearly shimmer in it. It has the exact same scent as the regular body butter and it is not quite as thick as the regular body butter. I love the soft shimmer effect, it's not glittery but shimmery. Such a pretty shimmery effect!
The Body Shop's Body Butters are a must this time of year. They are very moisturizing, a must-have!
I will definitely repurchase this and other body butters as well.
I love love love this nail polish! It's soo beautiful! Belongs to the OPI Burlesque collection. It's a lovely fuschia color with lots of shimmer in it. I can't stop staring at it. I'm so glad I bought it.
As always with OPI nail polishes the quality is fantastic. Easy to apply, one coat provides good coverage and it's long-lasting. Love it! New HG-color!
The only downside is the hefty price tag.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Nutriganics Smoothing Day Cream
maan84 12/30/2010 4:25:00 PM
This is a pretty good day cream, the target group is "mature ladies" who wants to firm up their skin. I tried it for 1-2 weeks then I gave it away to my mother. It is a decent moisturizer, though it is not moisturizing enough for my skin. I need something more "heavy moisturizing" now in the winter time. My mum has been trying it for the past weeks and she likes it. Says it feels nice on her skin. I'd recommend it for older ladies (30+ or so). I like the practical pump bottle. To sum it up, I wouldn't purchase it again myself but maybe mum will. I like the fact that it is eco-friendly!
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Cranberry Joy Shimmer Lotion
maan84 12/30/2010 4:18:00 PM
Cranberry Joy is a nice, holiday-ish scent from The Body Shop. It's long-lasting but not overpowering. I have a few other products in the Cranberry Joy series.
However, I much prefer the body butters, the body lotions are not moisturizing enough. This particular body lotion has some shimmer in it which is nice. The shimmer is not over-the-top and I like it. But since it's not enough moisturizing like the body butters I wouldn't repurchase this particular product. My skin needs the body butters, especially when it's winter (my skin is drier than never before).
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Dreams Unlimited Body Lotion
maan84 12/30/2010 4:13:00 PM
I am not that into the Dreams Unlimited scent. It's a bit too generic and does not stand out from other scents on the market. Also I much prefer the body butters, the body lotions are not moisturizing enough. Especially now in the winter time when my skin is really dry. Therefore I wouldn't repurchase this particular product.
Toners -The Body Shop - Nutriganics Refreshing Toner
maan84 12/30/2010 4:08:00 PM
I got this toner in The Body Shop X-mas calender. It's a decent toner although it is a bit too drying, especially now in the winter time when my skin is really dry. It has a light scent to it and the packaging is good.
I gave it to my mother so she can use it instead. I wouldn't purchase this toner in the future. Since my skin is dry I'm having a hard time finding a toner that does not dry out the skin. On the bottle it says that it is good for ageing skin, cannot judge whether it made my skin look younger or not. I didn't use it for enough time to make a firm judgement.
Lipstick -NYX - Black Label Lipstick in Girly Pink
maan84 12/16/2010 6:35:00 AM
The Black Label Lipstick from NYX is in my experience equally as good as high-end brand lipsticks. Highly pigmented, moisturizing, easy to apply, good staying power, nice finish... I also like the packaging, which looks more classy than most lipsticks from other drugstore brands.
The color Girly Pink is a soft pink, very wearable and classic color. I ordered it unseen and I expected it to be a bit more pink but I'm actually very happy it's more of a soft pink which makes it more wearable. I'll definitely repurchase and I'm keen on trying other shades of NYX Black Label Lipstick. Highly recommend! I paid 125 SEK for my lipstick, definitely worth it!
I got this body scrub in the TBS Christmas Calender and I love it. The cranberry joy scent is sooo yummy! Makes taking a shower a lovely experience scent-wise and exfoliates well. I use it about once-twice a week. I think Cranberry Joy is LE unfortunately but I will definitely continue buying body scrubs from The Body Shop.
Gels/Soaps -The Body Shop - Dreams Unlimited Body Wash
maan84 12/14/2010 5:40:00 PM
Dreams Unlimited Body Wash has a fruity floral scent which unfortunately is kinda generic and boring. Moreover, it is quite expensive for a shower gel. I rather spend my money on other skin care and makeup items and buy cheaper shower gels. The shower gel is good, it leaves my skin feeling soft. There is nothing special about the packaging. I will not repurchase because I don't love the scent, it's okay but that's it.
Moringa Shower Gel has a floral and fresh scent. The shower gel leaves a nice soft fragrance, it is not overpowering. Lovely scent! However, it is quite expensive for a shower gel. I rather spend my money on other skin care and makeup items and buy cheaper shower gels. The shower gel is good, it leaves my skin feeling soft. There is nothing special about the packaging. I will probably repurchase (when I feel the need to splurge) and use it on special occasions but not everyday. Most cheaper shower gels are equally as good.
I absolutely love the smell of this body spray! It smells lovely and fresh. I've gotten many compliments, a friend told me I smelled "apple pie"... *lol* The scent is very long-lasting and it's not overpowering at all. I have to agree with other reviewers, I've never found a scent that smells as nice as this vanilla body spray. I highly recommend it and will definitely repurchase over and over again. Maybe the packaging is a bit boring and not "fun" enough but I really don't care. New HG! I'm so happy I stumbled upon this at The Body Shop!