Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Why I love.. The Body Shop

I've noticed some bloggers doing 'hauls' lately, and I realised my latest online shopping purchase was effectively a haul. A lazy Sunday morning catching up with twitter, blogs and my emails turned into an online shopping spree. Thanks to an email from The Body Shop offering 40% off non sale products.

I  get so easily distracted when it comes to saving money, I sneak lots of extra items into my basket, and then look at the saving I'm making! Probably not such savvy shopping in the long run, did I need all of these products? (The answer is I will do)!

Well I do love a bargain. Who doesn't? And be prepared as I feel this blog post is full of bargains. The kind people at Voucher Cloud (@vouchercloud) have also made me aware of vouchers which you can use to save more money. Just follow this link

Here's what I got: 
  • Love Your Body Card (£2.50 usually £5) - which arrived a couple of weeks after my haul of goodies. The card is very useful for saving money on each purchase at the Body Shop (10% both in store and online). My current oneis due to run out at the end of April, so I purchased this new one.
  • Coconut Lip Gloss (£3.50 usually £7) - I've had the mango lip gloss for ages now, and it's very nearly finished. I also spotted the offer of 50% off Fruity lip gloss as Love Your Body Member  
  • Organic Cotton wool
    (£1.50 usually £3) - always necessary for cleansing and toning.
  • Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter 200ml (£4.80 usually £8) - A friend introduced me to this product when I asked her how her hair always looks so shiny. The hair butter moisturises the ends of my hair perfectly without making my hair greasy.
  • For Men Maca Root Shave Cream (£4.80 usually £8) - a little treat for the boy, I bought him this before and he really likes it.
  • Vitamin E Cool BB Cream (£6 usually £10)- I love this BB cream my current tube is nearly empty and I use it as a base most days.
  • Vitamin E Moisture Cream (£6 usually £10) - I suffer from very dry skin, so thought I'd give this moisturiser a go, as my current one isn't cruelty free.
  • Brush on Bronze (£8.40 usually £14) - Another make up purchase - I do love a bit of bronzer. I've had my current bronzing pearls from the body shop for ages(there's just a small amount left, and I know it's not great to hold onto make up for years). I also have the Brush on Radiance which is a pink toned blusher.
  • Cocomania Body Butter (free usually £5) - how can you refuse free things?! This 50ml Chocomania body butter was when you purchased a Love Your Body Card.
Free Standard delivery on all orders over £20, that saves £2.99(and takes up to 5 working days to arrive - not a problem for me). I believe Free Standard Delivery usually applies to orders over £30.

Overall my savings came to £31.49. I would have spent over £68.99, however all of this came to £37.50! - Told you I love a bargain. :-)

There's plenty of reasons why I love the Body Shop. The bargain factor is one of them, but  the prices are very reasonable to start with. The products are great - I've been buying lots of them for years. 

Most importantly The Body Shop has lots of values surrounding Ethical trading. In particular it is against animal testing, which I think is great. A lot of products we buy every day are not, so buying products from The Body Shop I feel I am doing my little bit to help. Not only this but it also protects the plan and supports community fair trade. And you can't say fairer than that! 

Thanks for reading.
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2 comments

  1. I love body shop hauls - I went a little crazy just after Christmas with all of the spiced stuff - vanilla, cinnamon, gingernut & cocoa bodywashes, scrubs - you name it it was ordered. I'm still smelling of baking a few months later...!

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  2. Ooh me too, yes my problem is exactly that I get carried away just because there's a sale on. At least we'll be smelling lovely. Great to see you again at the weekend. I'm becoming rather a fan of the #LDNBloggersTea :-)

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