Thursday, March 19, 2015

NEW from TBS: Smoky Poppy- Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick and Body Scrub

The Body Shop recently launched a new collection this year featuring Poppy Flowers from the Ankara region of Turkey. I'm used to picking up fruity, sweet scents from The Body Shop so this was a deviation. This collection features a seductive, euphoric scent and I'd say that's pretty bang-on. The smell definitely makes you feel sexy.

4g, $16
Five shades plus the Universal shade.

I received 40 red which is a true red and the Universal shade which is suppose to adjust color according to the pH of your skin. Both of these colors are suppose to be matte but I like that the end result has a bit of sheen so it's not a flat matte.

These are meant to be used on the lips and the cheeks. But as usual, I found more success with these on my lips than my cheeks. The colors are quite pigmented and creamy to blend. I just don't prefer rubbing in color on my cheeks as that turns my skin red and then I can't tell whether it's the blush or my normal skin!

The lasting power is pretty good and it does leave a slight staining effect. I enjoyed these a lot especially the universal shade because how cool is it to apply a grey crayon to your lips and end up with a seductive color.

40 Red

50 Universal

200mL $20
Currently on sale for $12!

This body scrub contains real poppy seed is suppose to lift away dead skin cells and stimulate microcirculation. I really like the scent of this as it's quite a departure from my normal tangy fruity smells. The scrubs is a nice exfoliant and it leaves a slight oily feel on my skin. But in a good way!

The only thing I dislike about the scrub is that since they are poppy seeds, it doesn't exfoliate away. So once you are finished scrubbing, you have these black dots all over your body which freaks me out. But I haven't heard anyone else complain, so call me crazy :P

Check out the full range of products in this line here. I would definitely recommend giving this a smell next time you are in the mall! 

What's your favorite line from The Body Shop?

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