So me being me and being totally oblivious to the time of year, I went for a shop the day before Black Friday... *weeps*. Anyhoo, I'm really happy with what I picked up from The Body Shop and I think that a lot of the things I bought tend to be those items that aren't talked about much or are completely overlooked, and so today I thought that I would give them their moment of glory!
Organic Cotton Rounds |£2.50 (per 100) - Simple, but affective. These little cotton pads are made up of one 'bumpy' side and one smooth, so depending on what you're doing, where you're doing it and the effect that you'd like to achieve I think these are perfect. I really enjoy using the smoother side to take off my eye make-up and the rougher side on the drier parts of my face, to really help pick up any leftover cleanser and dead skin. They're made of 100% cotton, so they're especially soft and just lovely to use.
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner |£5.00 - I only noticed when I got home that this seems to have a lot of deposits in the bottom of the bottle so I'm not sure if it's ok to use? Anyhoo, tea tree is a brilliant way of calming down any breakouts and helping to prevent them in the future. I don't get many spots I have to say, but I bought this as something to refresh and clear my face after using a cleanser.
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash |£5.00 - I don't feel the need to use a full on cleanser in the morning because I always make sure that I get everything off the night before and ensure I have a clean pillow case at all times. Similarly to the tea tree toner, I really enjoy how much this facial wash helps to liven up and wake up the face - perfect for the mornings. My face is left feeling clean and perky, ready for my daily moisturiser.
Camomile Waterproof Eye and Lip Make-up Remover |£8.00 - As I mentioned in my first 'Sample Sunday' entry here, I really enjoyed using the Clarins Ultra Eye Make-up Remover, but had heard a lot of hype surrounding this camomile version from The Body Shop and so I thought I'd give it a try! I have to say, this works just as good as the Clarins one and it's under half the price - ermmm yes please!? I put a little of this on one of the cotton rounds mentioned above, hold it over the eye area, and then gently wipe the residue away, leaving the lid and lashes totally clean - without any tugging or pulling! I'm already thinking of stocking up on this stuff so that I don't run out! It really is that good. (*Update, I've already purchased two more... Oh Hannah.)
Aqua Eye Mask |£6.00 - I actually got this as a Christmas present for my Dad haha. He suffers extremely severe migraines and always struggles to get rid of them or at least sooth them. As a child my mum always used to buy these cooling gel pads that you put on your forehead when you have a headache and I haven't seen them since, other than some super expensive ones that are designed for just the one use, then to be thrown away. I figured this was a more economical way of having something that entails the same concept, whether it be to sooth puffy/tired eyes or an annoying headache. Whether he'll want to use something that makes you look like a bug with huge green eyes I don't know, but hopefully it helps with his headaches!
White Head Band |£4.00 - I needed a headband for when I use my cleanser in the evenings as I was sick of it getting in my hair at the sides (not nice!). This one is perfect because its made out of a very soft material, with good elastic so it fits even my massive head with comfort, without pulling tight. In saying that however, I reckon this would also be suitable for smaller sized heads, it might just look a little thicker where its just less stretched out! (I've since bought a second for my mum and she absolutely loves it! Perhaps a little gift idea?)
Muslin Cloths |£2.50 (each)- These aren't pictured above because I've already used them and they're in the wash so it would have been a bit gross as to show you them! I've never used a muslin cloth before, only a flannel to take off my cleanser and make-up so I've been really enjoying the smoothness of these as they're a lot less harsh and so would recommend checking them out to anyone, particularly if you have sensitive skin.
That's everything! Have you checked out any of these before? What were your thoughts?