It seems that this summer, every man and his dog fell in love with The Body Shop courtesy of their simply sensational Virgin Mojito range. I must admit, I was a little late to the party, namely because I’m all kinds of broke right now (dayuummmm those living on your own problems) and also because honestly? I’d never been much of a fan of The Body Shop…. yup. You heard me.
Since I’m now basically glued to Twitter 24/7 – that’s not even an exaggeration, it’s my job – I was exposed to a huge amount of The Body Shop hype this summer, beginning when the offers started pouring in at work from The Body Shop HQ for their new Virgin Mojito range. The more I posted about it online, the more curious I got. And that’s when it hit the bloggersphere.
It seemed this range was literally everywhere I looked, and no matter how broke I was, the more and more tempted I got until one Saturday I accidentally fell into the store and then I might have smelled a tub of their body butter and then, well, there were heart eyed emojis everywhere. I was hooked. I basically wanted to scoop it out of the tub in the shop and shove it in my mouth it smelled that good – don’t worry, I didn’t – and so I left with a tub of the body butter and also the body scrub.
I can’t tell you how lovely my skin felt after using them. I stepped out of my bathroom practically glowing and all of a sudden my opinions on The Body Shop changed. A lot. They had been kind enough to provide me with a £10 off my next purchase, so a few weeks later I merrily skipped into store again and this time spent more time actually examining the different products and seeing what they could do for my skin. I settled on buying myself a tube of the Hemp Hand Cream (seriously instagramable packaging), an exfoliating cleansing pad, a tub of the Blue Corn 3 in 1 Deep Cleanse Mask and the new Vitamin C Moisturiser – and my skin has never thanked me more.
The mask not only makes my skin feel fresh and soft, but it also helps to bring out those nasty imperfections such as blackheads, under the skin spots and clogged pores, leaving you feeling fresh and oh so clean. I’m trying to use this no more than twice a week, simply because I don’t want to damage my skin by deep cleansing too often. The moisturiser has kept my skin feeling so incredibly soft while also giving it a serious glow, and I have I mentioned the scent? A divine hint of citrus that’s so refreshing after my morning cleanse. The exfoliating pad is something I’m also trying not to use too often – it is quite rough on the skin but it does leave it feeling smooth and soft afterwards.
I think it’s probably pretty clear that not only am I now a huge advocate (or addict) of The Body Shop, but also that I cannot write about beauty and skin care to save my life! I am however, really, really pleased that I took that first plunge through the doors because although my bank balance may not be thanking me, my skin certainly is, and when you hit your twenties and beyond it suddenly becomes a lot more important to look after your skin a little better than just running a cleansing wipe over it like you did when you were 14…