Haulage! The Body Shop Post-Holiday Sale (January 2017)

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?

The Body Shop Body Butter in Vanilla Chai
The Body Shop Body Butter in Vanilla Chai
The Body Shop Body Scrub in Vanilla Chai
The Body Shop Body Scrub in Vanilla Chai
The Body Shop Lip Balm in Vanilla Chai
The Body Shop Lip Balm in Vanilla Chai

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!

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Crate 61 All Natural Soap in Vanilla Orange

Crate 61 — Vanilla Orange All Natural Soap Review

I’m always a sucker for orange creamsicle-type scents (Hugo Naturals does a great one) so when I saw this bar soap from Canadian brand Crate 61 Organics, it fell right into my Well.ca shopping basket!

From Crate 61:

Vanilla-orange soap has a distinct tropical aroma that is achieved by fusing a perfect balance of two ultra sweet essential oils: vanilla essential oil, and sweet orange essential oil. This soap creates an equally bubbly and fluffy lather that will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth while also sending your mind to a tropical destination with its luscious aroma!

The table below describes the properties of this soap on a scale of 0-5 (least to most).
All of our soaps are nourishing but some are more so than others. Usually extra nourishment comes with a sacrifice in some lather and/or exfoliation.

Nourishing: 3
Lathering: 5
Exfoliating: 2
Strength of Aroma: 5

Ingredients
Saponified: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Vanilla essential oil, Sweet Orange essential oil, Orange Peels.

The scent is reasonably strong with this soap, and it has a more “natural” scent to it than, for example, Hugo Naturals’ Vanilla & Sweet Orange scent, which has a more ice cream / candied flavor to it.

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Dove + Glam Sense box, March 2016

Dove — Advanced Hair Series, Body Wash, Beauty Bar, & Anti-Perspirant Review

I received a selection of Dove products via Topbox Canada’s Glam Sense program (see my previous affiliated reviews here), which occasionally sends products to participants in exchange for reviews. The box contained the following items:

  • Nutritive Solutions™ Daily Moisture Shampoo
  • Nutritive Solutions™ Daily Moisture Conditioner
  • Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash
  • Beauty Bar, White
  • Go Sleeveless Original Anti-Perspirant

Dove + Glam Sense box, March 2016

I don’t currently use any Dove products, with the exception of Clear Tone Sheer Touch Anti-Perspirant, so I thought it’d be interesting to compare mainstream drugstore products to the more natural products I tend to use for hair and body care.

The first two products are for hair, so I’ll describe my hair type as shoulder-length, thick, straight, and dry. There is a more detailed description of my hair type in my TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System review.

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