I’ve been AWOL for a while! Apologies—I’m sure we’ve all been terribly busy with the start of the new year, and it’s been the same for me.
Here’s a quick post to remind you all that The Body Shop has clearanced their holiday products and (I presume) newly discontinued items, and the sales are pretty good! I know I like to complain about their products, as quite a lot I’ve tried aren’t all that great, but damn it’s hard to beat a good sale, isn’t it? And, they do have some gems here and there.
I placed two orders, one yesterday and another today when they reduced some prices even more. Plus, I have the Love Your Body 10% discount, which expires in May, so I should take advantage of it as much as I can. I don’t expect to renew the card this year.
Here’s the combined haulage:
Vanilla Chai Body Butter, Body Scrub, & Lip Balm
Vanilla Chai is a holiday limited edition scent, and I love it! This smells to me like a sweet chai with loads of vanilla. I don’t really get the eggnog vibe that some people are talking about—I definitely get chai. I know this because last year, I ordered the Body Butter, then totally forgot what scent I ordered when I slathered it on. I instantly thought, “This smells like sweet chai!” and not, “Mmm, eggnog.” And I love eggnog. A scent for next Christmas, perhaps?
I don’t like the Lip Butters I’ve tried; hopefully this one will be better since it is called Lip Balm and comes in a tin. At least I know I’ll like the scent!
Virgin Mojito Deluxe Gift Set
Virgin Mojito is a limited edition scent, probably from last summer or maybe even a summer before. I haven’t smelled it, but it sounds fab, right?
It comes with full sizes of the Virgin Mojito Body Butter, Body Scrub, Body Splash, and Shower Gel, plus a bath lily and an ice bucket. It was marked down from CA$60 to $30, which is what I paid, though it looks like it went down to 70% off until it sold out pretty quickly.
Colour Crush Nail Polish
These are great little polishes, marked down from CA$8 to $2. Wish it didn’t look like they were discontinuing the line. I only picked up Got the Blues and Just Peachy, seeing as I already have most of the others available.
Colour Crush Eye Shadow
I haven’t tried these before, but some were marked down from CA$11 to $5, and I liked the two shimmery shades—Gold Rosemance and Golden Cinnamon—available at this price.
English Dawn Gardenia & Italian Summer Fig Eaux de Toilette
These 50 mL perfumes were CA$25, and now they’re $7.50. No brainer! Aren’t the bottles adorable? They look like little greenhouses—or igloos. I have Fijian Water Lotus, and but in the tall older bottle, which isn’t quite so cute.
I got the matching Body Creams, too ($6.30 down from $21). Not sure how they quite differ from the Body Butters. I expect these will be a bit less thick.
I also filled up the rest of my orders with bar soaps and shower gels that were on sale. Not quite as exciting! The Honeymania soap is nice to look at, though: