I wanted to share with you today a collection that has recently launched at The Body Shop. I thought it would be a great idea for a Mother’s Day present or even as a gift for yourself! The very first Mother’s Day present I ever bought my mum with my own money was actually The Body Shop Grapefruit Shower Gel, and I kid you not, till today it is still her go to shower gel. I was really intrigued by the The Body Shop British Rose collection as I am a huge fan of rose scents and so is my mum, so I felt like this could be a winner for the both of us. Let me share some of the bits from the collection with you.
So the collection has quite a few products ranging from soaps, shower gels to of course the traditional Body Shop body butters. I wanted to do a quick overview of the bits that I got and share with you my first impressions.
So this is described as a body lotion with an ultra-light texture. I’ll be honest, I don’t moisturise as much as much as I should as I hate waiting around for my moisturiser to absorb and unfortunately I am at that age now where my skin is paying for it. This body essence sinks into the skin so quickly, it seems like the hybrid product I have been looking for. Obviously I haven’t tried it out long enough to see a long term difference, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this pops up in my favourites soon. I also really like the pump as it means less effort for me, I can leave it on top my drawer to remind me to use it as just pump it out when I am ready. I know, lazy me. This smells really lovely as well, the scent is a fresh rose scent, it reminds of fresh roses in the rain. This is actually Body Shop’s first Body Essence, I hope they bring more out in difference scents. You can pick it up here or in store for £15.00
I love The Body Shop hand creams, and this one is no different. This isn’t a really rich hand cream, so if you are looking for that you might be a little disappointed. Don’t fret Body Shop have a whole selection of richer hand creams. However for me this works really well as it absorbs instantly and isn’t greasy meaning I can type away at work without having to worry about greasy keyboards! The scent isn’t too strong either, meaning it isn’t distracting as I hate strong smelling hand creams which annoy me when I eat. You can pick this up here or in store from just £4.00
If you are on a bit of a budget, or just wanted to try something small from the range, you could pick up the British Rose Exfoliating Soap. This promises to cleanse and exfoliate and contains real rose petals. You can pick this up here or in store for £4.00
Last but definitely not least, the British Rose Eau de Toilette. This is both mine and my Mum’s kind of scent. Looks like we will just have to share the bottle! This EDT is perfect for the coming Spring season, it is so fresh but also not overpowering either. It’s definitely not the grandmother-y rose scent I was worried it might be. It’s light and I think the best description for it is that it smells like a bouquet fresh roses. I’m looking forward to using this both by itself and also layered with other perfumes. This retails for £19.00 and you can pick it up here.
I hope you like this peek at The Body Shop British Rose collection and it’s given you some ideas, whether it is for your Mum or for yourself (I promise not to judge). My favourite from the collection is the British Rose Instant Glow Body Essence, although the British Rose Eau de Toilette is a close runner up. I’ve got my eye on the shower gel so once my current one runs out I’ll be stocking up on the British Rose Shower Gel. Speak soon, Tanzina x