Friday, June 28, 2013

Should You Believe the Body Shop Hype?

So if you are like me and constantly watch beauty videos on Youtube or look at beauty blogs you may have seen The Body Shop pop up a few times, more specifically, their body butters.  Now I love the idea of putting on lotion, and I have a few but I just can't stand the slippery feeling forever after I put it on, and then when it does go away I don't feel very moisturized. As much as I love Bath and Body works I just can't be bothered to put the lotion on. Which really sucks since I have a few bottles. But anyway I tried the Bath and Body works body butter once and I liked it more, and used the whole tub but I couldn't be bothered to run out and get another one.  But after all the attention and love these body butters were getting I really wanted to try one. However they are about $20 a tub and it's a little bit of a drive for me so I wanted it to go on sale when I was up there, which isn't often.
    Well my husband and I walked into the MCX on base one day and right as you walk in they have little tables with different perfumes and whatnot on them and immediately my eye caught none other than a table full of The Body Shop body butters.   Of course I flipped and raced over and started sniffing each one. Sadly they didn't have the coconut one which is the one I wanted to try the most and after consulting with the other person who would be sniffing me all day I ended up buying the Clementine scent.  Oh and why did I buy it there? It was $16 which is the same as Bath and Body works.


Anyway this is what it looks like.  Basically they all look like this just with a different fruit on the front to go with the scent. So I did go into this with pretty high expectations but ready for disappointment.  Holy cow you guys....this stuff is so amazing I can't even tell you.  I don't think I've quit putting it on and for me that's huge because like I said the idea is fine  but eh I always forget or don't want to. This stuff makes me want to put it on which is good. It fells really nice on the skin and for me it doesn't leave you greasy, the more you put on you will feel it but not in a slippery sort of way. I think it really sinks into your skin  and makes it nice. I put it on my feet which were..quite nasty to say the least from wearing flip flops and ballet flats all the time and I could tell the difference the next morning. My legs feel super soft and I have been having dry patchiness on my arm that I was honestly considering going to a dermatologist for since nothing I used worked to make it better. This stuff has reduced that patchiness and it hasn't even been a week! I am in love with this stuff and already want to go back and get more. So yes believe the hype! 

Now this does linger on your skin for quite some time after you put it on so be conscious of that and get a scent that will go with your perfume, or hey maybe this can act as your scent. They do have perfumes to go with it if you want.  The only downfall with this was my own, we were in a hurry when I was smelling these and my husband picked this one. Well once I got home and put it on I realized it didn't just smell like me it smelled like that citrus cleaner. So at first I was all...."crap!" and the funny thing is my husband smelled it again and said "more pledge?" joking around. So I wasn't the only one. So I won't get this scent again but its ok once you get used to it. But the product itself I can get over it for sure. Who knows maybe you will like it, just smell it a few times before you buy it lol.   
Just a creamy white/orange

It is more expensive than the average lotion but for me, if it works and fixes my problems like it has and I love it why not. Plus it is a pretty big tub.

See it's 200ml, 6.75oz, or 192g

A small swatch, very thick and creamy

Overall I think this is a great product to at least try, they do have travel sizes you can buy too to try them out over the big jar. Can't wait to try more things from The Body Shop! 

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