Tuesday, 31 May 2011

My Body Shop Obsession: the vanilla collection

     Hi everyone! So I've decided that seeing as I'm loving the Body Shop so much right now, each week I'm going to blog about my weekly favourite Body Shop product. To get the ball rolling I thought I'd start with an entire range, their vanilla range.
     I didn't even realise how much I love the smell of vanilla until I came across this range. I originally bought the vanilla body mist because of all the hype about it on YouTube, and I was not disappointed! The smell is so refreshing and not too strong, and it really lingers on my clothes for hours. It has such a clean smell and makes me feel fresh out of the shower all day. For only £7 it's so worth it & I keep it in my handbag for a little spritz when I'm on the go.
     Seeing as I was so amazed by the body mist, I went out & bought their vanilla eau de toilette which was £9 and comes in a little 30ml bottle. The smell is quite a bit stronger than the body mist as expected, so it lasts much longer. Their vanilla scent is perfect for the day time and I've even ditched my Chloe perfumes for it, which is saying something! I like that I can chose between using my eau de toilette and body mist, depending on what I'm doing that day. Compared to the price of most fragrances they're both ridiculously cheap & I am definitely hooked!
     So of course, I went and rushed out to buy the vanilla bath & shower gel, as well as the body lotion. This week they also brought out their new range of DUO body butters, and I noticed that there was a vanilla one so I picked it up. These new duo body butters are great because they are divided in to two sections, one for dry skin and the other for normal skin. This is perfect if you're like me & you're skin gets a lot dryer when it's cold, and for those of us who get patches of dry skin. I was already in love with the Body Shop's body butters, so it's not a surprise that I can't get enough of this one. They have such a lovely, creamy formulation, and feel like they are melting on to your skin. They are of course body butters, so they are fairly thick and need a little time to soak in to the skin fully. I use mine every night before I go to bed so that I wake up with amazing smelling, soft skin. Plus because it's new, right now they are selling them for £10, rather than £12.50, so you get to save a few pounds.
    If you're interested and want to shop online, there is a £5 off £20 voucher code for the website, and delivery is free if you spend over £20. Just type in BODY5 at the checkout. I also have a 'Love Your Body' membership card, which costs £5 to buy and gets me 10% off of everything I buy. Body Shop always seem to be doing some kind of offer, so if you're thinking about buying a few things, look around online for offers before you do. They were doing a 25% off discount code over the bank holiday weekend so I ordered two of the Vanilla and Tonka Bean scented candles, and the Vanilla and Tonka Bean home fragrance oil. My Body Shop Vanilla collection will be complete! I can't wait for the next vanilla product they bring out to add to my little family!


  1. Is the body shop a UK store or do they have one in the US? we have a store called bath and body works, have you heard of it?

    anywho, I love vanilla, it's one of my favorite scents :)

    stop by?

  2. Hey! Yeah they do have The Body Shop in the US, they've even got a US website for it:
    Yeah I've heard of bath and body works, but I don't think they have them in the UK :( I'm on the search for more vanilla stuff from other stores & I'll blog about them if I find anything decent! I'll go check your blog out now x

  3. great post! we dont have vanilla range in Hong Kong here so i may ask my friend to buy it for me without trying it. i've already asked her to bring me neroli jasmin back. i hope it smells good. :D BTW, how long does vanilla EDT lasts on you, Karen?

  4. hello :) it's so nice to have that vanila fragrance from body shop. too bad vanila body mist had been DC in my country since 2006 :( now they are launch again the vanila body mist but in different smell and packaging from the previous one :(

    is the old vanila body mist (like the one in this post) still available in body shop UK? i'm thinking to have my cousin buy one for me when he come back from UK. thank you :)