Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Body Shop Early-Harvest Raspberry Collection

Never really jumping on the Body Shop body butters bandwagon, I now realise that I've been missing out. I purchased this set some time ago whilst on promotion for no doubt and absolute bargain (around £15 I think); it contained the Early-Harvest Raspberry Eau de Toilette fragrance, body butter and shower gel, which all smell absolutely divine!
The body butter is very thick and creamy and leaving my skin feeling well moisturised for a prolonged time after application. I usually apply it post shower just before going to bed and wake up still feeling super soft with a hint of raspberry still present. Because it is quite thick I feel like it needs to be worked into the skin rather than just gliding on smoothly, which I'm not a great fan of. All in all this is a lovely product to use and after many uses I've barely made a mark in it so I can see this lasting a good while. As I generally prefer products with a thinner consistency I don't think I will be repurchasing this.
The Eau de Toilette is perhaps my favourite out of this set, mainly due to the insanely amazing scent! Warning - it smells VERY sweet, which may not appeal to all, but I think is amazing. Although it does smell oh so wonderful, it is has got a rather runny consistency so once sprayed it seems to trickle down my arm rather than staying put. The lasting power is also questionable, but the scent is definitely around for long enough to brighten up your day...especially if need a pick-me-up on a rainy day (which in the UK, we surely do get a lot of).
Lastly the shower gel, which as you may have guessed, also smells amazing. The consistency is great and it lathers well, so I find that a little goes a long way - I've been using it for months and it is still going strong! I have only used the Mango shower gel from the Body Shop before this one but I prefer this one a lot more, although they are pretty much the same formula the Raspberry one feels nicer on the skin.
Last week I spotted the Raspberry collection in the Body Shop half price sale section so if you're quick you may be able to snap this up at a bargain. :)