As part of my trip to The Body Shop in Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne to check out all of the wonderful Christmas products (post here), I was given some goodies to test out.
First up, from the new Glazed Apple range, is a lip balm*. I love the cute tin packaging of the lip balm and it smells amazing too. Like sweets! It's a really moisturising balm that leaves the lips feeling so smooth. Don't worry, it doesn't tint your lips green! You get loads of product for only £4.
I love The Body Shop hand creams as they have so many nice scents and I love the style of the tube. The Frosted Cranberry Hand Cream* is light in texture so it sinks in fast and doesn't leave a greasy feeling on the skin. It leaves your hands feeling soft and nourished. This also smells like sweets, just different sweets haha. It's really nice and I can't help but think the scent reminds me of something but I can't think what!
The Sparkler comes in all three Christmas scents (as do the other products in this post) - Glazed Apple, Vanilla Brulee and Frosted Cranberry. They look like vintage fine fragrance bottles and would look really nice on your dressing table. I have the Glazed Apple version of The Sparkler* and it's a really nice product. It's not something I would have bought for myself so I'm really glad I got to try it. Basically when you spritz it, it dispenses a really fine shimmer to the skin and hair. The Glazed Apple one seems to dispense subtle green and pink toned shimmer that catches the light beautifully, leaving a gorgeous iridescence to the skin. It also leaves behind a light Glazed Apple fragrance too.
This isn't like those tacky glitter roll ons you used to get back in the day! It's a grown up version that will be amazing for Christmas parties. I find it leaves the skin feeling really soft and you don't feel any of the shimmer particles. I thought it would be scratchy but it's so finely milled. I'm pretty disappointed that I couldn't get a good photo of the shimmer on my skin to demonstrate how beautiful it truly is. You totally need to get yourself to your nearest store to try it for yourselves!
Check out my other post to get an idea of all the pretty gifts available at The Body Shop this Christmas.
Are you treating yourself or a loved one to something from The Body Shop this Christmas?