Beauty | Pink Grapefruit Hand Cleanse Gel and Hand Cream @ The Body Shop

I can’t be the only one who gets enticed by emails promising £10 off when you spend £20, am I? One shop that always manages to pull me in with such an offer is The Body Shop – I could honestly spend a small (or large) fortune in there! So, on my quest to get over the minimum spending amount for a discount, I came across matching hand cream and sanitizer that I thought would be quite nice to have.

I’ve always loved grapefruit – the smell, the taste, everything about it, really! So what better than my hands smelling like it? I decided to order both the hand cleanse gel (or sanitizer) and hand cream in this scent because I loved it so much and didn’t want to mix up my scents!

When they came, I was pleased to see that they both looked rather pretty and were good sized tubes. I obviously wanted to try it straight away and found out straight away that this wasn’t any ordinary hand cream or sanitizer with subtle hints of grapefruit – this was basically a full grapefruit in a tube!

The scent is really strong and so I might have made the wrong decision by ordering the hand cream and sanitizer in that scent, but I still love it anyway … and so does everyone within a 3 mile radius around me who can also smell it!

Stacey x

Beauty | Vitamin E Skincare Collection @ The Body Shop

I’ll admit it – since signing up to The Body Shop’s new Love Your Body membership club, I’ve been completely addicted to their products. I’ve bought birthday presents and Christmas presents for pretty much every family member and friend I’ve got from there for the past year and I have no regrets at all.

It has been slightly trial and error, I’ll admit. There have been some products that I simply wouldn’t buy again, but having now purchased the Vitamin E Skincare Collection a few times now, I won’t be abandoning it any time soon.

The collection comes with three products – the vitamin E cleanser, a vitamin E overnight oil serum and a vitamin e moisturiser. The cleanser, I’ll admit straight away is not the best cleaner I’ve ever bought. I’m a sucker for Liz Earle’s cleanse and polish cleanser so the vitamin E one from The Body Shop just doesn’t compare at all. However, it’s not bad to use when I’ve ran out of my usual cleanser and forgot to order more; either that, or I’ll give it to someone as an extra wee present if it’s their birthday and the main present I’ve got them is looking a bit lonely.

So why do I keep ordering the collection if I don’t really like one of the products that comes with it? Well, it’s cheaper than buying the other two products separately and let’s face it, an extra cleanser or an extra present for someone is never a bad thing!

The serum and the moisturiser, on the other hand, are pretty much faultless! I use these every night as part of my skincare routine and my skin has never been better.

The serum is only to be applied at night as it’s an overnight oil and comes with a dropper so it’s much easier to only apply the amount of oil that you need; I usually find that half a dropper does my full face so it’s a long-lasting product as well! It has a silky texture and, given that it is an oil, makes your face and hands quite slippery so I would definitely only recommend putting this on straight before you go to bed (especially if you have glasses, like I do, that will just slide down your face after applying it!).

The moisturiser is also a product that I would highly recommend – even my sister who has incredibly sensitive skin uses it and swears by it. It has such a smooth texture and leaves my face feeling soft and fresh. I only tend to use this moisturiser in the morning because I have another one that is specifically for night-time use, but it definitely sets me up for the day and makes my skin into a perfect base for applying makeup to (or even just to head straight out the door!).

But the best bit? If you sign up to the Love Your Body Club, you get regular discounts on products and points added to your account with every purchase which add up to result in some discount vouchers! Totally worth it.

Stacey x