Friday, September 6, 2013

The Body Shop Brazil Nut Shower Cream & Body Butter

One thing I love about rainy or cold weather is that I can go for stronger scents which I usually don't wear when it's hot.


Because we're now at the -ber (brrr) months, I'm currently loving this Brazil Nut bath and body duo from The Body Shop, since it's the most deliciously "close to real food" gourmand scent that The Body Shop has released. The scent of this range (particularly the EDT) might be too strong for hot weather, but for cooler days, it's one to love.

The Body Shop Brazil Nut smells sweet and nutty. It's more subtle than Chocomania, but it's sweeter than Shea (which smells more powdery).

The Body Shop Brazil Nut Shower Cream

Pros:
  • It contains community fair trade Brazil nut oil from Peru. The nut gatherers collect the broken nuts that can’t be sold for food use and hand-crack them to extract the oil.
  • It's soap-free (won't dry out the skin).
  • It lathers richly (with the help of a bath lily).
  • It smells really good (and almost edible), like mocha and caramel combined.
  • Despite it's sulfate content and fragrance, it doesn't cause my skin allergies.

Cons:
  • It still contains sulfates.
  • It's limited edition.

Basically, it does what a normal shower cream does - cleanses the skin. But the scent really sets it apart from the rest!

The Body Shop Brazil Nut Body Butter

Pros:
  • It's texture is similar to The Body Shop Shea Body Butter - more solid compared to other body butter variants, but it melts on the skin upon contact.
  • I love that it has no artificial colorants - just caramel as color. (Yum!)
  • It also contains community fair trade ingredients, just like the Brazil Nut Shower Cream. This body butter cocoa seed butter, shea butter, peach kernel oil, sesame seed oil, Brazil nut oil, and caramel. No wonder it smells almost like food.
  • It is absorbed into the skin in a few minutes - and it leaves dry skin feeling soft, supple, and nourished.
  • This one has a mild and sweet scent - like cake icing or cream! It also has that mocha caramel scent.

Cons:
  • It comes in a tub (which is a con for some), but I don't really mind since it's used on the body, not on the face.
  • Since it's a body butter, it's heavier than lotions, so I can only use this at night.
  • It's limited edition.

Will I repurchase? Yes, for both.
Available as limited edition items in The Body Shop stores.

My sister who dislikes foodie scents (like vanilla) in general actually likes the Brazil Nut Body Butter. If you ask me, I'll tell you that I LOVE this scent! Since this range is limited edition, you won't see it regularly in store, but on the rare occasions you do, it's usually on sale or on a buy 1 take 1 promo. Take advantage of that! ;)

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Love,
Helen

18 comments:

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    1. It is good. One of the yummiest scents from TBS.

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  2. I tried the body butter and it's very effective for stretch marks! Tt's a little bit pricey but super worth it! Let's follow each other? Let me know! Keep in touch! x

    www.lalalapatricia.info

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    1. Yes, thick moisturizers like this work to prevent stretch marks.

      Been following your blog already! ;)

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  3. TBS has the best-smelling stuff! I'm not much of a body care person (I'm more interested in facial skin care and makeup) but whenever I do need something, I appreciate a good gift set from TBS :)

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    1. Yeah, almost everything from TBS smells good! I'm very into body care products so yeah, TBS is my go to place. I remember getting super giddy whenever I get TBS gift sets, even way back in high school. :D

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  4. mmm♥ I think I would eat it :D I adore caramel scent in cosmetics! and thanks for following me back, it means so much to me! :)

    www.lorietta.cz

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    1. It smells so sweet, just like food! But don't be tempted to taste it. :D

      Aww you're welcome! Thank you for dropping by, Lorietta! ♥

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  5. Now I'm tempted to buy this or the chocolate one. My legs are very dry right now; they definitely need a lot of TLC! How much is a tub?

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    1. Get this one instead of Chocomania! :D I forgot the exact price of the tub, but I think it's P695.00, like the other variants.

      TBS recently came up with Honeymania, but it's not yet available here in the Philippines. I'm hoping it arrives soon, I can't wait to try it. Feel ko it smells so yummy!

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  6. You definitely love TheBodyShop sis! :D I love using shower cream and body butter too. Will wait for TBS next sale :D

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    1. Fave beauty brand ko even way back when I wasn't blogging yet. Say, high school? :D

      Yeah, me too! Their big sales are always worth the wait! Super sulit kasi pag 50% off, or the crazy 70% off. :)

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