I know a lot of people aren't pushed on honey scented things, but wait, read on! Yes, The Body Shop's latest collection is called Honeymania but I want you to cast all notions aside that you'll be smearing honey all over yourself when you use this. I'll bee *fnar fnar* honest and tell you that I didn't think I was going to like the range too much as I'm not a massive honey fan, but I'm obsessed with it. Seriously. I'm even braving the evening chill when using the body butter, but more about that later.
Rather than being heavily honey scented, the Honeymania range has more of a floral scent and is only very delicately scented of the bee juice that we like to put on our toast in the mornings. Made with Community Fair Trade honey from the nectar of wildflowers from Ethiopa, each product I've tried is really moisturising and nourishes my skin.
The Honeymania Body Scrub €18.95 is something new for me as it's not only scrubby, but also feels really thick and moisturising. Personally, I prefer a more grainy scrub, but if you find them too abrasive, then something gentle like this one will be perfect for you.
The Honeymania Body Butter €18.95 is a beaut. Like all of the body butters I've tried before, it's thick, luxurious and smells amazing. Yes, I have been known to apply it and then sit watching tv while smelling my arm intermittently and yes, I'm persevering through the chillier evenings and letting this sink in properly, knowing that I'm going to have soft skin in no time.
I'm in the ultimate love with the Honeymania lip balm €7.50. So much so, I'm going through it at an almighty speed and will most definitely be purchasing it myself when I'm finished. It feels like a lip treatment when applied and rather than just sitting on the lips looking pretty, it actually pumps moisture into my lips and leaves them feeling soft and nourished. A big winner.
Finally we have the Honeymania Shower Gel €8.95 which does what it says on the tin. It lathers quickly, leaves my skin lightly scented with the gorgeous honey blossom and doesn't dry my skin out.
All of the products work seamlessy together and if you're one for layering products, then you won't go wrong here. There's a bath melt, a soap and an eau de toilette that completes the gorgeous collection that really has surprised me in terms of the love I have for it.
Not to say the C-word, but if you were starting to do a bit of present shopping for a certain holiday in three months, this would be a stellar choice for a lucky lady or yourself. Get yourself into The Body Shop stat and give this a whiff!