The Body Shop Vitamin C Range

The Body Shop Vitamin C Skincare

Over the years (many years) I have used almost all of the skincare ranges from The Body Shop but the Vitamin C Range for some reason I hadn’t ever tried and I am kicking myself for not giving it a go sooner. The Vitamin C range is formulated to give your skin a boost of hydration giving it a gorgeous energising glow. I have been putting it to the test over the past 2 months and I’m absolutely smitten with the range. Earlier this year The Body Shop added two new products to this range, the first being

Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser* £16.00

This is such a lightweight water based moisturiser – it feels like a gel and I was very surprised at how quickly it absorbed into my skin, it was almost instantly. I like to use this in the morning because its a great way to give your tired skin a boost of hydration making it look and feel plumped and the Vitamin C helps your skin look glowing, making you look healthy and more awake. The zesty citrus scent helps energise you too, it smells so fresh and uplifting!

The packaging feels and looks luxurious, its in a weighty orange glass jar with a black lid, its sturdy and really good quality too.

There is no SPF in this which I know a few people are disappointed with but I like to apply a separate SPF everyday so it’s not a problem for me but just something to note if you’re looking to use this as your daytime moisturiser. After using it almost daily for 2 months my skin feels smooth and is looking radiant. Its a welcomed addition to my skincare routine.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Range

Being someone that has quite naturally dull skin I welcome any product that promises to give me a natural glow – most of the time the products end up being a little disappointing but The Body Shop seem to have hit the nail on the head with both these new releases. The second new addition to the Vitamin C Range is,

Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer* £14.00

I like to use this on top of my moisturiser, it has quite a creamy texture but its not heavy or greasy and to my surprise it has a really flattering peachy tint to it. I apply this mostly to the centre of my face, focusing on my forehead, nose & chin as this is great at blurring pores and fine lines making my skin look smooth as well as giving it a slight peachy glow. You see instant results with this product, it really helps combat the signs of fatigue and is just the most perfect base for your makeup.

Instant Glow Enhancer

Its has a velvet finish and your makeup seems to glide on. It also helps keep my foundation in place and looking its best all day / night. There is no shimmer in this which I really like, it gives your skin more of a natural glow, the colour adjusts to your skin tone (like magic) evening out your skin tone and I love the blurring effect it gives the skin. I really like the tube packaging & the fact its bright orange and will be so handy to travel with or throw in your handbag for giving your skin a pick me up throughout the day. I also think its a great moisturiser too if you have oily skin, it adds another good layer of hydration to your skin which for me is always a good thing.

So this is a bit of a multi tasker – a primer, lightweight moisturiser and tinted cream all in one. I really recommend trying this! Oh & it also has the same zesty orange scent – smells good enough to eat.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Skincare

Vitamin C Energising Face Mist* £10.00

This isn’t new but its new to me, I love using face mists and always have one on my desk but if I remember I do like to keep a couple in the fridge that makes them so refreshing and cooling especially in this crazy heat.

This face mist is an instant pick me up, it smells like oranges and it instantly cools the skin. Like the other products in this range it contains Camu Camu which is rich in vitamin C and aloe vera, so its hydrating, calming and helps boost the skins radiance. Its so nice on a warm day & you can spray on top of your makeup throughout the day to keep skin feeling fresh and hydrated.

I feel like The Body Shop have really stepped up their game over the past 18 months & are releasing some really great products. Let me know what products you have recently discovered from The Body Shop.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Rediscovered Products

Rediscovered Products

Merumaya Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel £19.50 – I like to use this in the morning as it really leaves your skin smooth & looking bright. A great way to start the day. It has a combination of Glycolic Acid and Pomegranate Enzymes to help break down dead skin and re texturize it revealing vibrant, healthy smooth skin. It has a thick consistency & I like to apply a generous layer all over my face, leaving it for about 5 minutes. Its gentle but effective & a great weekly treatment to help revive dull lack lustre skin.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector £19.00 – This little product always gets lost in my stash & I forget I have it but after having a clear out & have fewer concealers and so this has found pride of place in my current daily routine. Its a peachy pink corrector that helps counteract dark circles & make the under eye area appear brighter, you layer this under your concealer and it works a treat. This does crease on me after a couple of hours but thats because it is quite thick & creamy but i just pat it back into place and it looks good to go.

Soap & Glory Hocus Focus £11.00 – This gives the skin a lovely pearlescent illuminating glow and it looks beautiful worn under makeup or I have mixed it with my moisturiser / foundation for more of a subtle effect. Its not a primer, more of a glow enhancer & I think it does a great job at helping smooth imperfections. It is quite a runny milky formula, so don’t pump out too much & I find one pump is enough for my whole face. Its a product that just makes your skin look healthier, brighter & more awake. I have had this bottle for a while now & S&G have since changed the packaging. This is a product that will last you so very long & so is worth adding to your stash.

What products have you rediscovered from your stash?

Floral Memento Body Products

Floral Memento Body Products

I visited the & Other Stories store in London a couple of years ago & treated myself to a few products, I thought it was a great shop and wish I’d had a little more time to browse not only the beauty products but also the clothes. I can’t wait to visit again but I was very impressed with the products I bought and think their range is very affordable and really good quality. So I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review two products from their new Floral Memento range.

I love setting a day aside every week to do a full on pamper session. I run a bath, do a face mask and give my skin a little TLC. I have been enjoying these two body products from the & Other Stories Floral Memento Collection With the weather getting warmer & the inevitability of getting my legs out, I have found this duo leave my skin hydrated and smooth and a great pre tanning combo.

The Floral Memento range smells to me like a fresh summers day – its quite sweet but with a sophisticated musky layer. It has notes of,

  • Top: Lemon, Bergamot, Blackberries
  • Heart: Violet, Lavender, Peony
  • Base: Musks, Mate leaves, Cedarwood

Floral Memento Collection

Floral Memento Body Scrub* £7 – A lovely sugar scrub that polishes / scrubs away the dead skin leaving your body feeling silky smooth. I’ve found its the perfect pre tanning product because after using this your tan doesn’t go patchy or cling to dry area like knees and elbows. I like a scrub that doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped or that is too abrasive & this one is just perfect, its quite gentle and leaves your skin feeling hydrated too.

Floral Memento Body Soufflé* £10 – This is a very lightweight whipped body cream which doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy at all. I like that it almost sinks in instantly and gives your skin a smooth supple finish. This Body Soufflé is ideal for those warmer days / nights when you don’t want to wait for a heavy body butter to sink in as it is so lightweight and silky soft. I like to apply it before I tan because it hydrates and gives your skin a smooth finish.

They both come in a tub with a screw top lid which I like for the body lotion but its not my favourite packaging for a shower product & find that in the shower my tub fills with up with water before I can put the lid back on. I prefer a squeeze tube or one with a pump, they’re more hygienic & easier to use when your hands are wet.

They both smell incredible and it is a scent that lingers on my skin throughout the day, if you like fresh summery floral scents you will enjoy this range. I’ve been trying these two products but this bath and body range also includes a body mist, hand wash, hand lotion, body wash and body lotion so quite a selection. I’m really tempted to get the body mist.

If you can’t get to the London store fear not you can purchase online at www.stories.com

Let me know what pamper products you have been enjoying & also if you have any & Other Stories product recommendations.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Bloom With Harrods Beauty

Bloom With Harrods Beauty Spring GWP

If you like your skincare / makeup more on the side of luxury then this incredible Bloom With Harrods Beauty Gift With Purchase* is going to knock your socks off. This Spring Harrods are giving away one hefty GWP featuring a great selection of luxurious beauty must-haves worth up to £300, when you spend £250+ on skincare & beauty products. My mum was quite shocked with how much you had to spend to qualify for the offer but when we went through & added up how much the products she uses on a daily basis cost, she soon realised how quickly & easily she could spend £250.

So if your favourite highend foundation, moisturiser, perfume or indeed any beauty product is coming to an end & your looking to repurchase anytime soon, then NOW is the time to browse the Harrods beauty hall, either in store or online and get your hands on this beautiful exclusive offer. This Gift With Purchase is absolutely jam packed with luxurious treats and only available for a limited time.
Blooms With Harrods Beauty

So before you even get to peek inside this bag of treats you notice the pretty metallic rose gold makeup bag, its quite large, has two compartments  and is very well made, it would make the perfect travel makeup bag. I have no idea how Harrods have managed to squeeze all these beauty treats inside but you get up to 18 cult, luxurious and some of Harrods top selling beauty products. So many brands and products you will recognise.

A few of the items I’m most excited about are,

Rodial Dragon Blood Eye Masks Pack of 6 – I love using eye masks, they’re so good for giving your peepers a pick me up after a long flight or late night. I haven’t tried anything from Rodial but I have heard lots of good things about their Rodial range. These are designed to hydrate and refresh whilst also de puffing and giving an instantly bright eyed appearance.

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base 5ml – I have only heard positive things about the Burberry makeup range and it always looks so beautifully packaged. This is a multi tasking base that will protect, moisturise and illuminate your complexion. It can be used alone, as a primer or blended with foundation.

By Terry Baume De Rose 3g – I have had one of these super cute mini pots before & absolutely fell for the hype. I can 100% see why this is a cult favourite in the beauty world. This lipbalm is soothing, hydrating and nourishing, so your lips are getting quite the VIP treatment with this. Its so good to have this back in my makeup bag and I am going to enjoying using it.

Bloom With Harrods Beauty GWPHarrods Gift With Purchase

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer 8ml – A great quality nail polish & a sweet Spring shade. This will be going straight on my toes. All I need now is for the weather to bring some sunshine & my feet will be flip flop ready.

Decléor Life Radiance – Double Radiance Scrub 15ml – A wonderful spa brand with an emphasis on quality, I have tried a few products from this brand & never been disappointed. This scrub combats dullness and restores radiance to your skin. Perfect for using during Summer when you want to wear a light base, this will help your skin look full of life & radiant.

Diptyque Roses Scented Candle 70g – This is my first Diptyque candle & its just beautiful. The scent is floral & fresh, so this is the perfect time of year to burn it. I was so very happy to see this included in the GWP. Its a mini version but still it will last a decent amount of time.

Eve Lom Cleanser & Muslin Cloth 30ml – This pioneering beauty balm was first introduced to the beauty industry 29 years ago, so it is a cult classic & very much at the forefront of balm cleansers. I am addicted to cleansing and think this will be so good at taking my makeup off and leaving my skin soft and clean.

Givenchy Phenomen’eyes Mascara 4g – This mascara has spherical brush designed to be precise and give you ultimate control over the brush. I love trying new mascaras, especially high end ones, so this is a very exciting addition to my makeup stash.

Kiehl’s Créme De Corps 30ml – I have used this quite a few times and have to say its one of the best body lotions out there. Its jam packed with so many skin beneficial ingredients including vitamins A & E, beta carotene and aloe vera. You apply this lotion to damp skin and you’re left with nourished, smooth & beautiful looking skin. This is 100% a body lotion you need to try.

Harrods Beauty GWP 2015

Products also included are,

Lancome Absolute Nuit Premium BX 15ml

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Infusion De Rose Nourishing Oil 3ml

Natura Diamond Life Infusion Retinol Eye Serum 3ml

Philip Kingsley Ltd Edition Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer 40ml

Revive Moisturising Renewal Cream 5ml

Robert Piguet Rose Perfection De Robert Piguet 10ml Rollerball

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infiusing Concentrate 10ml

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 30ml

YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer 10ml

Also to tie in with the Spring theme Harrods have included a cute Seed Bomb – so you can spread the love and grow some pretty Spring flowers. So if you’d like to get hold of this amazing Gift With Purchase you have until the end of May – so get shopping.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.