12 January, 2009

Shopping at The Body Shop

I love to shop. And I love shopping for products that nourish my body and skin.

The Body Shop is first on my list basically because they offer products that are really effective. True, their products are sometimes more expensive than other brands but one will get her money's worth because the products really work their wonders. Aside from this, they are also against animal testing. The Body Shop also supports community trade and does its share in protecting our planet.

Last Christmas, the shopper in me just couldn't resist on hoarding some Body Shop essentials.

First buy: The Body Shop Vitamin C Plus Time Release Capsule. I love its packaging, with each capsule looking like a citrus fruit itself because of its orange color and shape. The product is an antioxidant that contains vitamin C to boost radiance and protect the skin from environmental aggressors.

I have been a user of this product for a month now and the effect is pretty obvious. My skin felt soft and supple. One friend even commented on my "youthful glow" and kidded I was in love. LOL.

Next buy: The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Deep Cleansing Wipes. The product information in its website says this product minimizes breakouts, tones the skin and unclogs pores with a convenient, one-step wipe that sweeps away make-up, impurities and excess oil.

I admit that I am sometimes too lazy to complete my night regimen, especially when I am dead-tired from work or from a night-out. This product is especially helpful since I need not use a make-up remover anymore, a facial wash, a toner and a moisturizer. In one swipe of The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Deep Cleansing Wipes, my face feels squeaky clean. The downside is that it is kind of expensive (I think nearly Php400 for 25 wipes).

Then this product caught my eye: The Body Shop Of a Man Eau de Toilette and Of a Man Hair & Body Wash. I thought it would be the perfect gift for my favorite younger brother. Both product have a clean, fresh scent that is citrus-y.

I also love its packaging. The saleslady said that if I am to buy each product separately, it will come out more expensive so buying this 2-in product is a great bargain.

I gave this to my brother as a Christmas gift and upon opening it, I asked him how he finds it. He said he loves the scent. I jokingly told him the scent better be good for the price I paid for it. Te he!

Then there's The Body Shop Rich Plum Body Butter which I bought as a gift to my favorite cousin. I have always been a lover of the Body Shop's body butter products, my favorite being The Body Shop Mango Body Butter.

The plum's scent is too strong for me but my cousin loves such scents so I know she'd love this one.

And my best buy for this shopping spree? Makeup of course which in this case comes in the form of eyeshadow.

The Body Shop Sparkle Eye Palette 01 is a luscious palette of golden, green hues with a twist of bronze. Shades include Golden Sand, Canopy Green, Golden Treasure, Jungle Green and Treasure Chest Bronze.

I love its packaging. It's very compact and will thus fit in any of my bags, even in my totes. The cute diamond-like gem and the elastic black band that secures it are also quite eye-catching.

It also has a mirror and a pull-out drawer with an Eye Shadow Blender Brush for easy on-the-go application.

I have been using this product for a month now and my favorite shades are shades of green as they add the most dramatic color to my eyes. Usually, it's canopy green on my brow bone and jungle green for my eyelids. But if I want to create a barely-there look, I just mix the Golden Sand and Golden Treasure shades.

As I have spent Php5,000+ on this shopping spree, the saleslady said I am entitled to a free gift. Thus I got a Body Shop Canvas Bag. Its color is dark brown and it's a great pair for my jeans-tee-and-flip-flops days.

It's pretty spacious too and I find its The Body Shop keychain cute.


  1. makabili nga ng Vitamin C.
    how much yan?

  2. Php1,199 girl. Pero sulit siya. Lalo sa ngarag days mo. Para siyang stresstabs for the face. He he!