More Body ShopFriday, September 04, 2015
To indulge my current Body Shop love affair, I hosted a Body Shop at Home party several weeks ago. Inevitably I bought loads of products but being the hostess means you get some pretty good deals, I got the lot for next to nothing (thanks to the generous spending of my friends and family).
Of this haul my favourite products were the Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick, Vitamin E Eyes Cube and Vitamin C Microdermabrasion exfoliator. I hadn't used any of these products before and there's nothing like a hefty discount to get me trying something new.
The Lip & Cheek Universal Velvet Stick is a one-size-fits-all colour. This adapts to the pH of your skin to give you a unique shade. Even thought it's for lips and cheeks I've only used it on my lips and I love the shade (even if it does look a little bit on the scary side of dark in the tube).
I'd like to see it on someone else to see how the colour would differ. It feels nice on, and lasts for a good long while, with minimal transference to your mug (as in 'of tea', not your face). You can go subtle with one quick application (above left) or you can apply more for a bolder colour (above right).
The Vitamin E Eyes Cube is a little tube of heaven. I use this in addition to my normal eye cream. It's really cooling and hydrating. It's so nice to apply in the morning to wake up tired eyes and for an evening pick-me-up, it's so refreshing. It can also be applied throughout the day over make up - you can imagine how nice this has been on some of the hot days we've had this summer, particularly if it's kept in the fridge. It doesn't drag the skin and sinks in easily. All-in-all I love it!
The Vitamin C Microdermabrasion exfoliator is a hot contender for my Beauty Cabinet (which will soon have it's own page here on World of Joy, which will be updated when I find new hard working beauty heroes). It's gentle, with a really fine grain, but all kinds of effective.
I have very sluggish skin that can look dull and grey, particularly across my forehead. Sometimes my skin just needs a bit of a helping hand to shift those pesky skin cells and this works well. It's recommended for use twice a week so it's been super easy to slip into my routine, and I love the results, it doesn't feel harsh or leave my skin feeling dry.
In my last Body Shop post I said that I couldn't decide which I preferred out of the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil and the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter.
Having used them both for a while I have to say that the cleansing butter wins. I'm not saying that I don't like the oil, because I do, it's just in comparison the butter ticks more boxes for me (and not just because dipping into a new tin is every bit as satisfying as breaking the seal on a jar of coffee).
The butter is less messy to use, it leaves my skin feeling soft and cleansed but it's less oily than the oil (which seems kinda obvious now I type it) but my skin still feels moisturised and not stripped like some cleansers can leave it feeling.
The butter is £2.00 more but I think it's worth it. And, as a teeny tiny added bonus, it's much easier to travel with - it's lighter and there's no chance of any oily spillages. It's gone into my Beauty Cabinet.
What are your beauty heroes?
(Day 6 of blogging everyday for 40 days)