Sometime back (just like once upon a time...) I went to The Body Shop. OMG I love that place. Even if I have to buy nothing from there, I still love to go there and I'm so glad they are finally available all over Pakistan. Well done Body Shop people :)
Anyway, I picked up a couple of things from there (remaining well inside my budget and buying only what I needed or atleast that's what I like to tell myself :P ); I thought I'd share my shopping with you. (ignore the book in the background- that is not from bodyshop!!)
So lets dig deep!
- Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream (Suitable for ALL Skin Types)
Well, as the winter is here, we definitely need to keep our hands moisturized. We don't want cracky dry skin. And definitely moisture helps against premature wrinkling which we definitely want to avoid.
The product claims to soften and moisturize and is infused with angelica extract (angelica is a herb which Chinese are really fond of and have been enjoying for last 2500 years. Also this herb contains loads of difficult to pronounce benefits along with Vitamin A, E and B12. This herb has many medicinal benefits and is good for health from what I found on internet) and community trade organic olive oil.
Definitely as all Body Shop products, it has amazing fragrance and I have been using this religiously after every hand wash and especially at night partially because it really moisturizes my hand and softens them just as it claims and partially because it has amazing amazing fragrance like I said before. You only need pea-sized amount to thoroughly moisturize your hands. It contains less than 100 ml which makes it ideal to carry if you plan to travel.
Also, they have a good cause which you can read about on their website http://thebodyshop.com/stop.
- Nail Polishing Block
While we are at taking care of our hands, how can we ignore our precious nails. Hence the Nail Polishing Block comes in action which claims to buff and polish nails! And I'l agree it works great!
This block has four sides:
- File nail edge
- Remove ridges
- Smooth nail
- Shine nail
All the sides are mentioned on the block making it easier to go step by step and knowing what to do next. Specially good for at home manicures :)
- Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15 (Protects and Moisturizes All Skin Types)
Now that our hands our set, we need to focus on lips. During winter lips get particularly chapped and they lack moisture. So we definitely need some Lip Care.
"This moisturising lip balm soothes and protects lips from the drying effects of the sun, wind and cold weather."This lip balm contains Vitamin E, Community Fair Trade organic Olive Oil, Community fair Trade Organic Virgin Coconut, Community fair Trade Beeswax as key ingredients. It definitely hydrates and moisturizes your lips and leaves them feeling soft. It is colorless I must mention, which I don't mind. I have it on my bedside and use it after every short while specially in morning and in night before sleeping. Its like the last thing i do before sleeping! Also it has added benefit of SPF 15.
- Lemongrass Deodorising Foot Polish (Suitable for ALL Skin types)
This is random favorite. I got it in a foot care set a couple of months ago as a gift. and I love to use it when my feet are tired or when I want to pamper myself. It has that grainy-scrubby touch to it but is much more gentle than a scrub. Its purpose is to exfoliate the skin of your feet leaving them soft, polished and deodorised. I can not agree less that it really is deodorizing (has that lemongrass fresh scent) and leaves feet feeling soft. Definitely soothes the tired feet! the jar is really small; 15 ml, but you only need a tiny bit. I've used it twice already and can still get couple of more uses out of it.
- Detangling Comb
Lets not ignore a very important beauty asset; HAIR. We all know that "brushing" wet hair causes damage. So instead we should use Wide Toothed Comb like this one from The Body Shop. It easily de-tangles hair and can be used to distribute treatments and/or conditioner in hair. It is made of 100% wood (which gives me Cleopetra-ish feel when using it lol) and can be cleaned using warm soapy water. Avoid it from direct heat though!
That's all the Body Shop-ping for now. I really enjoy using all the stuff mentioned and would recommend each one of them to you too!