This blog post is based on the ideas of Favourite Autumn/Halloween Bath & Shower Products and What’s In My Autumn Haul Shopping Bag? as part of the Blogtober with BOA challenge by Louna from Bursts of Autumn. I was originally going to publish this post purely about The Body Shop’s Vanilla Pumpkin Shower Gel, an autumnal product I have wanted to try for the past 2 years but it is currently out of stock online (it is available in my nearest The Body Shop high street stores but I can only reach them by public transport, which I’m avoiding for the most part due to my city being in Tier 2 of COVID-19 safety restrictions), so I have bought some other special seasonal products along with some all-year-round goodies.
Here are the items I ordered in my autumn/winter haul from The Body Shop:
Festive Berry Shower Gel
This shower gel contains cranberry seed extract from North America. It has a sweet berry scent, although I was expecting this to have some festive spice notes as well.
Warm Vanilla Shower Gel
I was originally met with a saccharine vanilla scent but when I squeezed it onto my new bath lily (see towards the end of this post) and started washing myself with it, the scent became warm and musky that is perfect for the autumn and winter seasons. This shower gel is made with vanilla extract from Madagascar, which makes it extra special.
Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Caring Shower Cream
This is one product from The Body Shop that I’ve been using for about a year. It has a honeyed and nutty scent and it is perfect for my sensitive skin.
Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Caring Cleansing Bar
I bought this back in June and because I thought it was as good as the shower cream in the same scent, I decided to purchase some more. Although it is advertised as a cleansing bar, I use it to wash my hands as normal rather than use it to wash my whole body.
Olive Green Bath Lily
Also known as shower puffs (what I normally call them), body puffs or body buffers, they are called bath lilies in The Body Shop. I already have a small red bath lily that came with a mini strawberry toiletry set I bought from a high street The Body Shop 2 years ago. I decided to buy this olive green one because the one I had before was falling apart. I purchased this in olive green because it initially looked like a lovely colour that represents The Body Shop’s branding very well despite the actual branding being a darker shade of green.
Upon receiving the olive green bath lily, I agreed with a reviewer on The Body Shop website when they said the bath lily was more of a mint green than an olive green. To me, the olive green bath lily is a slightly darker mint green in real life than the one shown on the website.
The Body Shop U.K. website: https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored blog post. Most opinions expressed are my own, although I agree with The Body Shop online reviewer about the colour of the bath lily.