9 March 2012

The New Kids on the Block

I swear I must have the worst track record ever when it comes to illness! Once again, I've woken up this morning with a proper wipe out cold type illness despite feeling more unless fine yesterday. I feel completely pants and only seem capable of sitting in bed drinking gallons of squash and cuddling Lolly the grumpy kitty.
I have, however, managed to summon up enough energy to get uber excited about my two little treat purchases I picked up yesterday. Everyone needs to own both of these lovely little pots.

Soap and Glory A Great Kisser lip moisture balm and The Body Shop Chocomania body butter
I've read some brilliant reviews about both of these products recently, especially the body butter so snapped them both up while I was in town and had the chance and I have to say, I haven't been disappointed with either so far.
The Body Shop Chocomania body butter mini £5 for 48g
First of all, lets take a look at the Chocomania body butter. I honestly am so excited about this latest collection to be released by The Body Shop. I often find that chocolate scented products smell rather sickly and slightly manufactured in a chemically way. This collection however does not have that smell but instead has a smell rather reminiscent of chocolate cheesecake. It smells delicious! And, although I would never taste the product myself, I can fully understand why the samples  in the shop were plastered with signs saying "UNFIT FOR CONSUMPTION" in large, threatening letters.
Although I have only been using the body butter since getting home yesterday afternoon, I already love it. I have trouble with eczema and dry skin on my legs in particular and my skin seems to just drink up moisuriser, but since several applications of this, my legs have already been noticeably less dry and itchy. It also contains shea butter, coconut oil and sesame oil so I'm hoping that the oils in the shea particularly help to take down some of the redness and scarring left by the eczema. I'll keep you posted : )
Soap and Glory A Great Kisser lip moisture balm £5 for 18g from Boots
I am a big fan of Soap and Glory products, especially The Righteous Butter so leapt on this lip moisture balm when I found it. The coconut flavour also drew me in if I'm honest what with my current coconut addiction.
Everyone hates having chapped lips, me included, so I've been looking for a good lip moisturiser for some time. So far from using this product, while I'm a little put off by the slight stickiness it gives my lips, it does seem to be doing a pretty good job. My lips look healthier and a lot fuller and less dry. You need to use very little at each application so it looks to be a nice long lasting product which is always handy :) There are also two other flavours to choose from, both of which are also tinted so if thats your thing, they're definitely worth looking out for.

Have you tried out either of these products? What did you think of them? Maybe you've tried some of the other products from these collections? I'd love to hear from you :)
Annie x

ps. Don't forget to enter my first giveaway *here* so far there haven't been many entries so your chances of winning yourself some pretty little treats are good!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't used the chocolate body butter, but I have had a sniff and it's amazing! I hate all chocolate products that aren't chocolate, nothing is ever as good as the real thing! But I have to say, their body butter is the closest I've ever found. :)