This was a lovely gentle serum, which I was easily able to use daily. It is quite hydrating. It doesn't tingle or sting. Equally, the results weren't immediate or stunning, I feel it just added to overall healthy appearance of my skin.
The packaging is simple and the tube is very easy to use. It's light so easy to travel with. The thin nozzle makes it easy to squeeze out the required "pea-sized" amount.
I always buy these in the sale. As this was a seasonal scent, this was in the sale and it's great. Like all Body Shop scrubs, it clings to the skin fairly well and doesn't just slide straight off. It isn't too harsh and does exfoliate the skin. Overall I prefer something a little harsher than this.
Easy to apply and good protection but my kids hated it
Firstly, this worked. I enjoyed using the aerosol spray on my two sons (2 and 5 years old). The 2 y.o. enjoyed the spray but the older one hated it and I had to spray it into my hands and apply it that way.
It's an ultra fine mist and smells nice.
Was a staple for a long time but I've moved on to better things
This was my go-to for many years and then I discovered better products. This is thin lotion which is quite easily absorbed (a few minutes for the amount I put on). It is very strongly scented but feels refreshing on the feet. The bottle is an annoying package design as you have to shake the product out like a ketchup bottle. My favourite how is Dr Organic Olive Foot Cream.
This has an amazing suncream-but-better smell, very classy and holiday ish. I would wear a perfume of this. It comes in a range of SPF. The lotion is easy to apply and dries quite quickly. The 100ml tube lasted a long time in fact from one summer to another, however in that second summer I wore it on a warm but not hot day with quite some cloud cover and the tops of my shoulders and back caught the sun and were very red.
I thought this would work well on my very dry skin but it really clung to any dry areas. The only way I could work with this was to mix it with a serum primer and use it as a tinted moisturiser. The packaging is very chic but there was no cap on the pump so I feel you couldn't carry it around with you. The price point is excellent.
I'm not sure why this is called "x-treme" or "rush". I found it to be very gentle. You also need to leave it to work for 10-15 minutes, so there's no rush about it. It is a decent acid exfoliant. Through using this, I have realised that I prefer a leave-on product. I did find that you could leave this on for a long time with no adverse effects.
It smells gorgeous, fruity and not synthetic. The texture is lovely.
I should have read the ingredients list closer, I assumed because it was 0% aluminium, it would also be 0% alcohol but it is the second-listed ingredient. So it stings if you use it after shaving.
I don't normally review deodorants but I feel this is pretending to cleaner than it is.
I really liked the shade I have - 306 Nudist. It is a subtle, warm-toned nude, unfortunately it was a little too close to my actual eyelid shade. The doe-foot applicator is easy to use but you do have to blend quickly as it sets quickly. I thought it dried out very quickly though.
I can see how this works as a nipple balm but it was far too thick for a lip balm. It was both too heavy on the lips and hard to squeeze out of the tube. It's unscented. It would work very well on chapped lips.
This was a good moisturiser but I'm not sure what the point of it being called a "sculpting gel". I didn't notice any changes to my face, skin texture etc.
The tube was quite hard to squeeze all the produce out of but very chic.
I really like this produce and have repurchased. I find it to be hydrating and keeps my eye contour looking fresh. It is a serum texture and easily absorbed.
It is packaged in a tube with very narrow tip, which makes it very easy to squeeze out the perfect amount.
This did work to reduced dark circles and the general appearance of tiredness. It is a thin serum texture and easily absorbed. The packaging is a chic, dark glass bottle (preserves the product) with a pipette. The 30ml bottle lasted a ver, very long time.
This is my go-to sun protection, it is a real dupe for the original Riemann's. I like to use an "once a day" lotion after a shower then forget about it. This provides good protection and does last all day.
The alcohol base means it applies easily, dries and absorbs very quickly but it's quite overwhelming on the senses to apply and you definitely couldn't use it on your face or your children!
It's also a bargain compared to most sun lotions.
I really like the original version of this micellar water (in the pink packaging), so I thought this oily version would be both better for my dry skin and better at removing make up with it's added oil. Actually I think they are comparable at removing make up and I preferred the original as it didn't sting the eyes as much or leave a film.
It does last forever and removes make up well.
I really like these mono eye shadows (especially if you can get them in the sale or reduced). I have two shades, one I've kept but another, Wheat, I've given up. It was more of a highlight, champane colour and didn't suit me so much. There is good pigment and staying power with these and the packaging is compact with a large window to see the shade inside.
I gave up on this mascara because it was too clumpy for me. It also flaked, smudged and transferred onto my eyelids. I have tried the Dolls Eyes and Star versions of this mascara and liked them but this one is a big thumbs down from me. It was so clumpy that I needed to comb it through with a spooly and it still looked awful.
Pump didn't work, so can't give an accurate review
I briefly tried to extract this from the bottle onto my fingertips to use but it was too much of a faff. It smells like the strongest hair spray too and you can feel it on your hair. It wasn't too expensive and I bought it in Waitrose but too far away to return.
I had two of these blushes and the shade range is lovely, subtle, flattering colours. They are easy to apply with fingertips and subtly pigmented so it is hard to overdo it. Application doesn't shift products underneath.
Ultimately, I decluttered them because the packaging is so huge. It is a transparent cube with a black screw top. The product is in a little cylinder inside. So most of the cube is unnecessary but it really cumbersome.
Shapes the hair without weighing it down or looking greasy
I received this in a beauty box but it turned out to be perfect for my hair. It really enhanced my waves into curls without leaving my hair greasy or weighing it down. It controlled frizz very well.
The mousse was very easy to use but you do have to shake the can well. My didn't feel like it had product in.
I was skeptical about this product but it is so cheap that I thought I would try it. It is like applying water to your scalp and hard to be exact. The product is in a largish bottle with a thin nozzle. One problem with the product is the tiny screw top, which I was very worried about losing down the sink hole.
I used this after every wash and it is tricky to apply without overdoing it at first, once there is less in the bottle this is easier. The main point of this review is that it did work; I wasn't sure if it was working but having finished it all and stopped using it, the flakiness and dryness of my scalp has returned.
These are a really nice drugstore lipstick: creamy and fairly moisturising and some gorgeous bold shades. However I was disappointed by how quickly went off.
I really like how you can see the colour of the lipstick through the transparent bottom of the packaging.
Everyone raves about how buttery Wet n Wild shadows are but I found this quad quite chalky. I bought the Hooked on Vinyl colourway and thought it would make a good evening look combined as directed and a couple of the individual shades might be suitable for the day time making it an excellent travelling quad. However I didn't really like any of the shades once I had started playing.
You can tell this is a cheap lipstick immediately not because it is drying or patchy because it is neither but because of the horrible white plastic tube.
The shade ranges are fairly universally flattering and easy to apply.
This is lipstick for beginners, the thin bullet means it is ridiculously easy to apply and it is sheer so messiness doesn't matter. I enjoy this product although for a sheer product I would like it to be more moisturising and more like a balm. The packaging is terrifically chic though.
Lots of people dislike this concealer as you apply it through a sponge on the stick but I don't mind this.
It sits very well on my very dry skin. It is creamy and doesn't crease.
It's my favourite concealer in the "drugstore".
A decent mascara but I'm not sure it's worth the price
I feel the promise of this mascara is that it will curl your lashes and hold them that way, which I didn't find to be true. It's a dark black and doesn't flake or smudge.
Ultimately I prefer They're Real to this.
I have a couple of these and I really like the product. Unfortunately it comes in huge cubes which are really impractical for travel or your make up bag on the go.
They are well pigmented, not too heavy but a lot of colour. The shades are very natural and easy to use. The cream is very soft.
I found this too much for use as a primer, as I'm not a disco ball face person. I used it a highlighter on the tops of the cheeks and it worked well. It would last you a long time used like this.
The tone is very neutral, not too golden or too cold toned.
The product is lovely and gentle on the skin.
These are a great first step in to the potentially expensive realm of eye shadow palettes. I had the Iconic 1, Iconic 2 and Romantic Smoked palettes. I really enjoyed playing with the different shades and it gives you an idea what suits you. I have passed these on now and will purchase any standout shades as single shadows.
Ultimately, you don't need all the shades in any of these palettes, the mattes don't have enough colour pay off and the shimmers are quite glittery.
The plastic packaging feels quite cheap but the large window means you can see every shade in the palette.
I adore these lip crayons, they are my favourite version of this product. I have them in several shades, mostly are very Spring/Summer but there is a nice nude and winter berry shade.
These are moisturising for a lipstick and so do need topping up, but this is less of a problem as it's a crayon formula and you don't need a mirror.
The formula is smooth, the pigment is medium to sheer and it's not patchy at all. I find these to be an excellent day time product.
This wasn't the best detoxifying mask I've ever used (my best is RENS) but a good second. You apply to damp skin and leave for 20 minutes. There are scrub particles to add to the treatment when it's cleaned off. It wasn't too hard to wash off, it didn't stick too much.
My pores felt clearer and it would help calm down blemishes somewhat.
You have to scoop it out of a pot, which is quite messy.
There are better hyaluronic acid products out there
This is supposed to transform other products into something extra hydrating. I added it to aloe vera gel, which was a good carrier product. The combination was easily absorbed and worked well to hydrate skin. It is a fussy process as you have to open it and pump the pipette before getting your other product ready.
Overall, the product did hydrate my skin but I would choose other, easier products.
The coconut scent is really nice and biscuity and quite addictive. I haven't tried any of the other flavours. I also only used this on my lips not elsewhere as a salve.
It is a little pricey but lasted over a year.
It comes in a very fashion-forward designed tube. However this has a screw cap but I was always worried I would lose it down the sinkhole. I kept this in the house as you have to apply it with your finger, which I find unhygienic when out and about.
It is a little matte and good under other lip products. I found my lips didn't get dry or chapped whilst using.
I was interested to try this as I am a huge fan of the Benefit They're Real mascara. It is notoriously difficult to remove (although I don't find it too bad with a oil-based cleanser). This was created to solve the problem.
It is a thick cream, which comes in a tube. I wasn't sure how to use it as I had a mini size with no instructions. I tried using a cotton pad and also removing with a flannel and warm water. Ultimately, I didn't like smearing this into my eyes. I also found it didn't remove They're Real mascara or any other mascara any better than my regular cleansers.
The scents of Body Shop hand creams are always lovely and linger just the right amount. This is easy to squeeze out of the tube, right to the end and simply, elegantly packaged. One criticism of the packaging to that my screw cap flew off down a train when out and was lost. A flip top would be more practical.
The cream is quickly absorbed and is reasonably moisturising.
I was pleased to receive this product for review as I like products that contain fewer nasty chemicals. First impressions are the gorgeous packaging, in signature blue glass. Although this would be no good and too heavy for travel.
The product is applied as a mist. The bottle is quite tall and I found it tricky to hold it in my hand and reach my index finger up the top. The mist is fairly direct and quite wet but dries quickly. The lemon and coriander scent it really nice, possibly the best thing about the product.
I found I did sweat (I'm lucky that I'm not a hugely sweaty person day-to-day) but I felt I didn't smell and this is a deodorant rather than an antiperspirant.
I wouldn't repurchase as my current product doesn't have any alcohol or aluminium.
I tried a small sample of this and was very impressed. It is listed as being for normal skin and I have very dry skin but it still worked really well. Base products apply well over the top. It glided on to skin and was very moisturising. Another great product from Neal's Yard.
I enjoy the range of Garnier sheet masks. I tried this one but prefer the blue hydrating one over this. These are good for travelling as you can use the mask and then use up the remaining serum over a number of days.
You can use this product concentrated but you would get it through really quickly. I added it into Aloe Vera Gel and the combo worked really well on my skin.
You need to get into a routine of shaking the bottle and pumping the pipette before opening the mixing product.
Ultimately, my skin was well hydrated and "repaired" by this product.
This has a strong unisex scent built on essential oils, some people might find this overwhelming but I like it. The SLS-free formula leaves skin feeling soft.
My only problem is the screw-top lid, which is tricky and the bottle doesn't stand on end either.
I really enjoyed using this mascara. It delivered on nearly every front. It is a little clumpy but can be combed out with a spooley. It is dark black and adds a lot of volume and length.
The wand is unique in the drug store as it has a hinge to fold to a right angle. I found this greatly helps application. It has good staying power and did not smudge at all (and I have very smudgy eye lids).
At the end of the day, I did find my eyes felt tired and dry which I don't experience with other mascaras.
I really enjoyed using this. It lasted nearly 12 months, a little goes a long way. Application is very easy, which is unusual for me as I have very dry skin. This didn't cling to any dry patches.
You are instructed to moisturise skin before use. Then I use 8-10 drops from the squeezy dropper bottle and apply the fingertips. It is very watery.
It gives a very very sheer coverage but adds glow and blur.
The packaging is excellent for travel.
This nearly held up to my holy grail heel product of Flexitol but as it is more expensive, I won't be repurchasing. It isn't as sticky but you do still need to either put your feet up for a long time or put socks over the top. It works well though.
I bought this because I try to stick to no nasty products and apparently Madonna uses it. It smells of rose but strongly and in vegetable way. The cream is very thick and you have to smear it on like a paste. This makes application tricky.
It is very moisturising and my dry skin appreciated it.
The tube is lux and you can wring it up to get all the product out (but it does make the packaging unattractive).
I love the gorgeous nanna scent of this. The formula for them is fab, especially for a budget product. I threw one away, Eva's Nude, which flattered me as a shade but I found it to be frosted, which is unflattering and not my style.