Thursday, 1 January 2015

The body shop advent calender week two

The Body shop advent calender

Week Two

After a first great week I was itching to get on to week here it is

Day 8

Day number 8 was a full size pot (10ml) of strawberry lip balm. I love love loved this. A really thick balm that didn't feel sticky. The scent wasn't too sweet or strong,reminds me a little of strawberry milkshake. 

Day 9

Day nine continued on the strawberry theme with a strawberry hand cream with cold pressed strawberry oil. A lovely rich hand cream, great for this time of year when the wind chaps my hands. Fab scent too. I love to put this kind of hand cream on either just after a shower or just before bed so I can really enjoy the scent,I find during the day time it gets a little lost in perfumes and other sprays.

Day 10

Day ten was a lush red nail polish called relish the moment. I haven't got round to using this polish as of yet but from what I have looked at and tested on one nail it seems a well covering polish.....

Day 11

From the size of the door I like to have  little a petite little door so I suspect a lip balm. Nope today I got my favourite seasonal Scent a glazed apple soap. Like I said I'm not a massive user of soaps these days,but it is a body shop staple product. And I am a bit obsessed with this fragrance rang at the moment

Day 12

And to continue my obsession with the glazed apple collection behind door twelve I got a glazed apple shimmer lotion. A great thin moisturiser but glides on easily and absorbs well. The lotion has a really fine shimmer mixed into it which gives the skin a nice festive sparkle. The only problem I find is as I've said before my hands are caked in shimmer that I have to actually wash off as it doesn't simply wipe off.

Day 13

Drawing In on the end of the second week and behind door number 13 I received the vitamin E day cream. Nice to have a  change and try out a face product. I've Not used the vitamin E range before. The cream is quite thin so not quite substantial enough for my dry winter skin I have at the moment. But a very light delicate fresh fragrance. I suspect this would be great for me during he summer as its was easily absorbed.

Day 14 
The last day of the second week was not disappointment , today I received another product from the vitamin E range the vitamin E skin moisture masque. Like I said in the above my skin is super dry this winter and the only thing that seems to quench its thirst is the nivea classic cream. So as soon as I received this I gave it a go. A thin milkshake pink coloured mask, it applies quite easily and doesn't dry. This is my favourite type of mask, I sometimes feel the clay masks can be quite drying because the dry hard on the skin. My skin felt quite soft and moisturised after. So would definatly use this again.

The second week of the calender was definitely better than the first. A nice mixture of face and body. Classic staples from the body shop range and some new festive treats. 

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