Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Crazy for Coconut


Whenever we're in the depths of summer, I tend to reignite a long-running love affair with coconut. As much as I love the scent all year round, during the summer months it becomes its most poignant, invoking holiday memories and dreams of the exotic. I'm a big fan of The Body Shop and as they seem to always have a plethora of offers on, I couldn't resist purchasing a trio of coconut goodies to accompany me through the summer months.

As the body butters were half price at £6.50 when I placed my order, I decided I couldn't bypass trying the Coconut Shimmer Body Butter. I love a bit of a shimmer on my limbs over the summer, so I felt this would be perfect for achieving that whilst hydrating my skin. I'm making a conscious effort to be more diligent with moisturising on a daily basis, so this is ideal. It smells divine, leaves my skin thoroughly moisturised and gives a subtle sheen that I think everyone would get on with. It isn't too glittery so even the biggest shimmer-phobes shouldn't have a problem with this.

Next up, I decided to purchase the Coconut Beautifying Oil, as I'm a big fan of oils at the moment and this sounded great, as it's the ultimate multi-tasker. It was £9 but I got 40% off with a code. It can be used on the hair, body and face, smells just as beautiful as the body butter and is really rich in texture. I'm yet to use it on my face, but it feels gorgeous on the skin and has definitely improved the condition of my hair. No, it's no Moroccan Oil, but its definitely a treat for the skin/hair that smells just like holiday.

Finally, my main reason for ordering off The Body Shop in the first place, was to try out the Coconut Body Mist. Now, I've been lusting after Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess perfume for quite some time now, but not willing to part with the cash I went on the hunt for cheaper alternatives. I'd heard that The Body Shop's Coconut EDT/Body Mist smelt pretty similar at a snippet of the price so I bit the bullet and ordered it. It's usually £7.50 for 100ml but again, I used my sneaky 40% off code. It smells completely delicious; very similar to the Estee Lauder offering, and perfect for over the summer to give that tropical holiday vibe. I've been wearing it every day since I got it and I really love it, although I wish it was a touch more long-lasting!

Overall I'm really impressed with my Body Shop Coconut purchases and think they are absolutely perfect for over the summer. Are you a fan of The Body Shop's Coconut range? They are currently offering 35% off when you buy 2 items or more with the code 14672 - and they pretty much always have various offers on!
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