The Body Shop Haul (& Discount Code!)

10 February 2015

The Body Shop is one of those brands that I've used and loved for years. Half my life, in fact, and I say that with confidence as I distinctly remember going to a 'Body Shop party' when I was about ten - does anyone else remember those? You'd all congregate round somebody's house and a representative would come along with a huge range of products and everyone would sit in a circle and try out face masks and nail polishes. I'm pretty sure I bought some sort of tea tree product with my pocket money, but whatever it was - I was hooked. I remember lusting over the entire range of body butters, and being the very proud owner of a little bottle of their White Musk and one of those bright pink Born Lippy balms.

Eleven years have passed and I'm still pretty in love with The Body Shop. Their strong moral ethics are well-known - see their current campaigns and various values here - and for me, their products have stood the test of time in my 'beauty lifetime'. Despite loving their products I hadn't made an order in absolutely ages, so with the extra push of a cracker of a discount code I browsed, read reviews, 'add to basket'-ed and purchased.



The first thing that caught my eye was the word 'NEW!' - immediate 'ooh'-ing - followed by 'Wild Argan Oil' and some seriously pretty packaging that screams 'your limbs are gonna be sooo nourished!', and I was sold. The whole range looked great, but I went for the Wild Argan Oil Body Scrub (£13) and the Wild Argan Oil Miracle Solid Oil (£8). The word 'miracle' must've made me overlook how many grams the product is, as I was expecting a standard body butter size and eagerly opened my package to quite a measly flat tin the size of my palm. Both products smell all kinds of wonderful however, and I'm sure I'll be back for more from this range - my eyes are on the Radiant Oil, which sounds beautiful.

Another 'body product' that I got was a new hand cream, and I plumped for the only option I could find with SPF - the Wild Rose Hand Cream (£5). Not sure why when I barely leave the house, but hey! I also repurchased a back-up of their Coconut Hand Cleanse Gel (£2.50), which I always have in my handbag. Hashtag immune dysfunction probs.

I kinda went to town on skincare and picked up nearly all of the items that have been on my wishlist for months. The first was the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (£10), it's already got pride of place on my bathroom shelf and I'm really enjoying it so far - expect a rave review very soon! The Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil (£13) went straight into my basket, and I really can't wait to try it and see if it matches up to my high expectations. I've never tried a face mask from The Body Shop but I've heard amazing things, so I scouted around the site for a while looking for the perfect candidate. I was tempted by the Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask (£13) and the Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleep Mask (£22), but I thought the latter was a tad expensive and I own a couple of clay masks already - so I went for the Aloe Protective Restoring Mask (£13) as I thought it sounded lovely and gentle, and unlike anything else that I already own in my skincare collection. I'll report back!


The 'Essie Button effect' took over and I had to purchase the Aloe Lip Treatment (£5) - which is amazing, I've been using it non-stop - as well as the bestselling Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder (£13) in '01', because doesn't every beauty blogger and YouTuber seem to love this? I've heard fantastic things, so I'm excited to try this out and see if it's as good for pale skin as everybody says it is! I had a little look at the Colour Crush lipsticks but I wasn't in the 'googling endless swatches' mood, so I left it there for makeup and moved onto another hyped-up product - the All-In-One Instablur Universal (£14). I always hear Gabby aka Velvet Gh0st talking about this and as I have trouble with my base and shadow staying in place, I decided to try it out along with the All-In-One Instablur Eye (£10).

So there we have it, a pretty big haul to keep me going and give me some new products to try out and review! I'm really happy with everything that I got from what I've tried so far - I wish I'd chosen the Wild Argan Oil Body Butter (£13) over the solid oil as it wasn't what I expected, but I'm still excited to try it out and if I fall head over heels for the scent then I may just have to pick up the butter to add to the little argan family. Testing = commenced.

I purchased more than I usually would thanks to the pretty hefty discount code that The Body Shop are currently running - £10 off when you spend £25, and a huge £25 off when you spend £50 - using the code 'TREAT'. You can find the T&Cs of the offer on the website.

Do you have any favourite products by The Body Shop? I'd love any recommendations - do let me know if you'd like an individual review of a particular product, also! 

22 comments:

  1. Wow, that is quite some haul - good work haha. There are a few of my favourite products in there, you should try their Hair Masks (rain forest), and the new WonderBlur.

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

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  2. Thanks to that fantastic discount code - getting £50 worth of products for £25? YES PLEASE! Aww yay, glad I got some of your favourites :) I'm loving most of them so far! Ooh I will do, I saw the new WonderBlur products on there and wondered what they were like, can't wait to try them x

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  3. Tatiana Cunningham10 February 2015 at 17:55

    I am going to have to check out some products and then purchase 'em! I can't say no to a discount that big when I am getting ready for my summer skin! :)

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  4. Go for it, isn't the discount SO good! I had to make an order when I saw it, haha :) thanks for reading and commenting, Tatiana! x

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  5. I really need to try Instablur!
    Trudy Johanna x

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  6. Great choices! Some of my favourites in there. You SO should have got the Bouncy Sleeping Mask! It is fantastic, I've got it on now as I type this, haha! Xx

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  7. The Body Shop are a brand I want to explore more, the discount is certainly very tempting! xo

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  8. I love their Vitamin E range, so I need to venture more into the brand!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  9. I love the eye version, but I'm actually not sure on the original face primer just to let you know - I'm not sure if it was just a one-off as I've only used it once, but my foundation looked so patchy and like I'd caked loads on which it never does and my pores were SO visible, I basically had one of those 'I look like such a mess' moments when I looked in the mirror. I hadn't applied my foundation any differently and it's the one I always use (YSL Touche Eclat) - I'll give it another go and write a proper review on it, but I haven't wanted to touch it since as I'm housebound so when I get the chance to put on makeup and leave the house, it's a pretty big deal to me and I don't want to risk it looking worse for wear! Hope that helped anyway, maybe test it in store first or ask for a little sample so that you can try it out :) x

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  10. Thanks, Zoe! Ah I kind of wish I'd got it but I thought it was really expensive for The Body Shop, I wouldn't think to spend over £20 on one of their face masks. But if everyone keeps raving about it then I'll probably cave and get it at some point, must ask for a sample whenever I'm next in store :) thanks for the recommendation! x

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  11. Isn't it just, I hadn't made an order from them in such a long time but I do hear a lot about their products on beauty blogs and in YouTube videos etc, so once I saw that discount code I thought it was about time I did me some haulin' :) so glad I did, as I'm loving nearly everything! Hope you enjoy your goodies if you get anything, thanks for reading Jennie :) x

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  12. The Overnight Serum-in-Oil is the first thing I've tried from their Vitamin E range apart from the basic moisturiser, and I was really young when I had that - probably about twelve years old, so I can't remember what it was like! I think it's one of their bestsellers though, so it must be good :) can't wait to try this out and write a proper review on it! Thanks for reading and commenting Annabel, I appreciate it :) x

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  13. Ahh I see! Thank you lovely x

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  14. I haven't bought Body Shop in aaaaages - I used to use their Matte Primer which was really good! I do like the sound of so many of these products though

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I've recently made a body shop purchase, I love there vitamin E and hemp range. They do't just nice, they are god fr you too!

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  17. Hi Nicole, thank you! I'll definitely check it out, thanks again x

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  18. Haul twins! Ooh, I've heard so many good things about their hemp hand cream, must try that out one day. Hope you're enjoying your new goodies :) x

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  19. Me neither, like literally years! Ooh, I'll check that out :) I'm loving nearly all of them, they're so nice! x

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  20. No problem at all, just thought I'd let you know in case you're thinking of buying it :) x

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  21. You picked some cracking stuff! I love how generous The Body Shop are with their discount codes but it doesn't half break my bank balance still when I get drawn in by all the products!
    Megan xx
    London Callings

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  22. Great haul - the wild Argan range sounds nice x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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