The Body Shop Chocomania Sugar Body Scrub

The Body Shop — Chocomania Sugar Body Scrub Review

After being less than enamored of the last body scrub I tried from The Body Shop—Vineyard Peach Cream Body Scrub—I went out and bought two more since they were on sale. Typical me! I also picked up the Love Your Body Rewards Card, which gives a 10% discount, so obviously I needed to spend more, hahaha…

This time, I picked scrubs in two different formulas, though. The Vineyard Peach scrub was not-very-scrubtacular; the two new ones I got seem to have scrubbier formulas, or so I hoped. I spent CA$11 on each scrub, with an additional Love Your Body 10% discount and 15% cashback at eBates Canada. That should work out to a little under CA$8.50 per scrub.

The first scrub, which I have actually used up (I know!), is the Chocomania Sugar Body Scrub.

From The Body Shop (Canada):

This exfoliating body scrub has a decadently chocolatey scent and leaves skin feeling softer and smoother. It contains real cocoa butter and organic cane sugar.

Firstly, the Chocomania scrub smells really nice and chocolate-y! Well, it’s probably a little more cocoa than chocolate, but either way I do like it. It’s like a dark cocoa, without any overpowering sugariness. It also doesn’t have that weird afterscent that the Vineyard Peach scent had.

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The Body Shop — Chocolate Cutie (Colour Crush Nail Colour) Swatch & Review

Collection: The Body Shop 2015 Summer

I recently took advantage of a sale at The Body Shop and got three shades from their relatively new line of nail polish, Colour Crush. I previously tried The Body Shop Green from the initial launch, and liked it quite a lot, so I was happy to plunk down a mere CA$12 for three polishes from the new summer collection: Apricot Kiss, Chocolate Cutie, and A Sunny Affair.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colour, Summer 2015, Apricot Kiss, Chocolate Cutie, A Sunny Affair

The Body Shop markets itself as an eco-friendly brand, so it’s no surprise that the polish formula is 5-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. It is also enriched with fair trade marula oil from Eudofano Women’s Co-operative in Ondangwa, Northern Namibia. I wouldn’t have thought that oil meant for moisturizing would be a good idea in a product that is supposed to dry to a hard finish on fingernails, but I’m no chemist!

Chocolate Cutie (745) is a luscious, deep chocolate brown with a slightly plummy red undertone. It reminds me exactly of a chocolate cherry bread that I had a week or two ago, which was dee-lish!

chocolate cherry bread
Chocolate cherry bread. Image:

I think it’s a bit of an odd choice of color for a summer collection, but it’s a lovely one, nonetheless.

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