Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cuckoo for Coconuts - from The Body Shop

Before I went away, I was kindly sent these products from The Body Shop to play with and I can say hand on heart that I am in love with them and will be purchasing them when I've used them up, which will be pretty soon.  I was given a body scrub and lip butter from the Coconut Bath & Body range from The Body Shop.

First up is the Body Scrub.  I was sent a mini size, 50 mls, but the full size is 200 mls and is €17.75.  It contains coconut husk and ground coconut shells which all sit in the creamy and amazingly scented scrub.  I love a bit of meat to my scrub, as in, I love more scrubby bits than the actual solution it sits in and this has plenty of scrubby bits.  Scrubby bits = happy Karen.  The creamy part of the scrub contains Community Trade coconut oil, marula oil from Namibia and organic babassu oil from Brazil along with almond oil and Community Trade soya oil.  I had never heard of babassu oil so a quick google told me it's derived from the babassu palm and when in solid form, melts on contact with the skin.  Never say I don't teach you anything!

My skin feels so soft and smooth after using the scrub.  I'm left with beautifully moisturised skin thanks to all of those lovely oils and there is nary a rough patch to be found.  Result!

Secondly we have the Lip Butter which is €7.50 and totally worth every penny if you ask me.  I got a Korres lip butter last year as part of a set from Sephora and loved it and promptly lost it.  The coconut lip butter is actually better than my Korres one and now comes everywhere with me.  I guard it carefully but know in the back of my little mind that if I lose it (which I will, let's not beat around the bush), that I'll be able to get another one easily!  In the pot, it looks like a thick cream, but the heat of your finger melts it and when applied, leaves your lips looking glossy and feeling gorgeously moisturised.  It contains Community Trade  coconut oil, shea butter, organic beeswax and vitamin E.  This little concoction looks like this on the lips:

I adore the smell of this and when using it at work, one of the girls was like "ooh what's that smell, it smells like holidays" and ladies, that's what we need to get us through the "summer" months, every little helps, wha?

There are a lots more products in the Coconut Bath & Body Range so if the scrub and lip butter don't tickle your pickle, maybe these will:

Coconut Body Butter - €17.95
Coconut Shower Cream - €8.95
Coconut Milk Body Lotion - €12.95
Coconut Foaming Bath - €12.95
Coconut Soap - €3.95
Coconut Shimmer Body Lotion Special Edition - €12.95

So there are lots to choose from ladies!

Now, I was away for the start of July, so here's a heads up if you don't already know, The Body Shop are celebrating 30 years in Ireland and for the month of July, have a special deal every day, with 30% off a different product.

Check out their Facebook page here to see what the daily treats are or follow them on Twitter to keep up to date on the treats.

I hope the Vitamin E facial mist is one of the treats, love it lots so I shall keep my beady eyes peeled every day for the rest of the month!  Has anyone else tried anything from the Coconut range?  Please tell all in the comments and be an enabler to many other ladies out there :)


  1. Am I the only one who doesn't like coconut or coconut scented products? lol! :)

    They sound fab though, thanks for the reviews!!

  2. I love The Body Shop - Pink Grapefruit is my fave, so yummy and refreshing xx

  3. OH I love their coconut yummy :D x

  4. Love the smell of The Body Shop's coconut stuff, it's gorgeous!

  5. This always reminds me of being on holiday in Spain!! So nice!
    Thank you for the comment on my blog. My photos are taken with a Nikon dslr. (D90) x


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