Seeing that I had Bodyshop vouchers as mentioned here, imagine my utter and complete inability to resist walking into the Bodyshop store today! As a shopaholic/shopahaulic, it’s my personal motto to shop smart, so I had already done my prior research on the instore offers & promotions available, to get the most bang outta my buck. Lucky for me, the shop manager said that using the vouchers together was not going to be a problem so I whipped out all four of them & promptly used up three vouchers. whoo!
1. Rainforest Radiance Detangling Spray $14.90 (25% off, usual price $24.90)
2. Nature’s Mineral’s Foundation SPF 25 $29.90 (25% off, usual price $39.90)
3. Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream $27.90
So inclusive of the $10 voucher, I was able to get $30 in savings! The small bottle of shampoo (Rainforest Shine Shampoo 60ml) came with the purchase of any item from the new Rainforest haircare range, courtesy of one of my vouchers. The Dream EDT parfum sample came free with any purchase (no voucher required) & I also received a free membership with my $50 nett purchase, again a promotion from one of the vouchers. *happiness*!
I honestly can’t wait to use my new products, even though I bought them as replacements for similar products I already have and am still using. So til then, I shall curb my impulse & keep them safe while thinking about all the wonderful stuff the website says these products can do:
1. Rainforest Detangling Spray
Leave-in conditioner to soften, add shine and protect vibrancy of colour-treated hair. Contains UV filter. With pracaxi oil, bilberry extract, linseed oil and Community Trade aloe vera. No silicones, parabens or colourants. For coloured hair.
Well right now I’m using Pure Beauty’s Treatment Essence Water (bottom, darkest bottle), which I’ve found to be more effective for my unruly hair than Ascience’s similar product, the Hair Treatment Mist. However, my hair still suffers from tangles every now and then, & my bottle is presently 1/4 full so yippee! I’ve now a new product to try (:
2. Nature’s Mineral Foundation SPF25
Having heard many great reviews about this product on various forums, I’ve been eager to try it, especially since it won the Her World Beauty Awards 2009/2010 (I’m quite late I know). I never did try it earlier because I purchased mineral foundation from Everydayminerals, which has 45% off full sized items – & it takes ages to finish. Right now I have about 20% left in my two tubs (I alternate between a “fair” foundation and a “soft bronze” foundation to match my outfits – see? I’m insane about matching) so I thought that with the present promotion, it wouldn’t hurt to get the Bodyshop’s version
though there were only a couple of tubs left in the store, I was quite lucky to get my shade (or what i THINK is my shade, according to my own judgment)
Unfortunately the website doesn’t have an official product picture of the shade i picked, 003, so i’ve placed the small swatch (from the site) next to the product picture. Long-lasting powder foundation made from the purest minerals. The powders act like a protective veil to naturally defend the skin against sun damage with SPF 25. Applies evenly and blends easily for a radiant, natural-looking complexion. Non pore-clogging. Colour builds easily to provide an adjustable light to medium coverage. Effectively reduces the appearance of redness, imperfections, blemishes and visible pores. Preservative-free, fragrance-free. Dermatologically tested, non-comedogenic. Ever since I tried out mineral foundation a few years back, I’ve never wanted to switch to another product, because it’s so light & keeps oil at bay the best (in my experience). It does however, take some practice to use it right. Mineral makeup should be layered on sheer, instead of thick – otherwise it’ll end up cakey.
3. Seaweed Mattifying Day CreamAn easily absorbed, non-clogging, oil-free, hydrating gel-like moisture cream. It controls excess sebum and shine whilst delivering essential moisture to areas most in need, balancing the skin throughout the day. Leaves skin feeling fresh, clean, soft and supple with a shinefree, matte complexion. For someone with an oily complexion, this product sounds like a dream. Presently I’m use either Faceshop’s Pore Minimizer Controlling Emulsion with Kaolin Clay or Benefit’s Dr. Feelgood, depending on the length of my outing
Whilst Benefit’s Dr.Feelgood works wonders for me, I dislike the strong scent & it’s honestly really pricey ($28 USD per tub, without shipping & postage charges – it works out to about $50), & the Faceshop’s product works fairly well for about 3 hours or so. So I’m hoping that the Bodyshop’s Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream will deliver a truly matte complexion for me (:
What are your favourite Bodyshop buys?