Thursday, 20 February 2014

The Body Shop: The Mango Collection


Ever wondered about buying something from The Body Shop from the Mango collection? Well, I'm here to help. Over the past year or so, i've slowly (accidentally, may I add!) gained most of the Mango items from TBS - when I say accidentally, I mean accidentally! As most of these items were gifts for Birthdays and Christmas' in gift sets as the mango scents are one of my favourite from there. (I'm trying to send subliminal messaging to The Body Shop to start a permanent Cherry scented line as that's my all time favourite scent! Their Wild Cherry shower gel is the best smelling shower gel ever and is my all time favourite!)

I will warn you now, this will be a long post! But it does contain most of the collection.

The Body Shop Mango Collection Shower Gel Soap Body Butter Lip Balm Sugar Scrub Butter Body Mist crinkle lily room spray creamThe Body Shop Mango Collection Shower Gel Soap Body Butter Lip Balm Sugar Scrub Butter Body Mist crinkle lily room spray cream

In my collection so far I have: 
  • 2 x Body Mists
  • 2 x Soaps
  • 2 x Body Scrubs (1 small, 1 large)
  • 2 x Shower gels
  • 1 x Crinkle lily
  • 2 x Body Butters
I also have a lip butter and another body butter which I completely forgot to include in this photo, however they are included further down.

You may also notice some are slightly different shades/designs that others but I'll get on to that as we go through them.


The Body Shop Mango Collection Shower Gel Soap Body Butter Lip Balm Sugar Scrub Butter Body Mist crinkle lily room spray cream
One of the gift boxes which include: a 'crinkle lily', body butter, body scrub, shower gel and soap.
This gift set retails at £17 and can be found online or in store.

Other collections that are available are:
  • Mango shower, scrub & moisture set which can be found here - This set includes 60ml shower gel, 50ml body scrub, 50ml body butter and an orange 'crinkle lily'. 
  • Mango shower and moisture set which can be found here - This set includes Shower gel, shower cream and a crinkle lily.

As I said above, just like most of the permanent lines at The Body Shop, you can get a few items from the collections in gift sets - these are available all year round, but around Christmas and other selected holidays they do bring out limited edition scents, for example the Christmas just gone, two of the of the limited edition scents were Cranberry and Gingerbread - these also had limited edition Christmas packaging. Cranberry was metallic red, with snowflakes and cranberrys all over. Whereas Gingerbread was light brown and had pictures of gingerbread men on it, and some even came in gingerbread shaped boxes! The cranberry soap also was heart shaped, rather than the standard bar shaped too! (I can safely say I snapped that up!)

The Body Shop Mango Collection Shower Gel Soap Body Butter Lip Balm Sugar Scrub Butter Body Mist crinkle lily room spray cream

Apologies for the change in background! I had to quickly snap this as i'm writing this as I completely forgot about them whilst taking the blog photos.

This is one of the limited edition packaging for part of the permanent line. This little snowman contains a mini body butter and a lip balm, both in mango of course! However, it is usually available in more scents too. Other limited edition packaging was a Christmas Cracker shaped one, which contains three Body Butters, including one limited edition one.

Pictures of the limited edition heart shaped soap and the christmas cracker packaging can be seen below.



 Now, on to the collection!

Lip Balm

The Body Shop Mango Collection Shower Gel Soap Body Butter Lip Balm Sugar Scrub Butter Body Mist crinkle lily room spray cream
The Body Shop Mango Collection Shower Gel Soap Body Butter Lip Balm Sugar Scrub Butter Body Mist crinkle lily room spray cream

Again, sorry about the quality! Snapped these at 1am whilst writing this post! If I remember, i'll change the images when I get better lighting.

Lip balms, are definitely the one thing I have most of from The Body Shop - they have two kinds, Lip balms and lip butters. Lip balms are thinner, highly scented and sheer giving your lips a lovely glossy finish. Lip butters, are thicker and creamer and need to be worked in to the lips to make sure it isn't visible. At last count, this is my 7th balm/butter! They are brilliant and are small enough to pop in your bag to use whilst on the move. They are quite thick though so do need warming up from your finger before you use them but once they have melted a bit, they are good to go! The Mango scented one is one of the thicker lip balms from the entire lip balm range, and it does need to be rubbed in due to it's thick yellow colouring. Out of all the Body Shop lip balms I own, the Mango is the least scented out of all of them - which is disappointing! You can read the review for the rest of my Body Shop lip balms here.


 Crinkle Lily



The Body Shop Mango Collection Shower Gel Soap Body Butter Lip Balm Sugar Scrub Butter Body Mist crinkle lily room spray cream

In most of the collections from The Body shop, you get a crinkle lily, the colours correspond with the scent of the gift box - so, as I got this in a mango gift box I got an orange one. My stepmum got a Coconut gift set which I got her for Christmas, which included a white one. I got our family friend the Cranberry gift box which included a red one.

However, if you want one without spending the money on a gift box, you can buy them individually online or in store, but I believe you are more limited on colour.


Soap

The Body Shop Mango Collection Shower Gel Soap Body Butter Lip Balm Sugar Scrub Butter Body Mist crinkle lily room spray cream

The soap comes nicely wrapped in tinted plastic, again, according to the scent of your choice. This is something I really like about the Body Shop. They really don't leave any detail out, and even though it's a small thing, I really feel like it makes a big difference. 

I got both of these soaps in gift sets, but again, just like everything else that comes in gift sets, you can also buy them individually in store or on the website. They stay fresh in their packaging until you need to use them, and also keep the scent locked in so, in my case, i'll always smelly like mangoes when I use it! Which is definitely a good thing, there is nothing worse than something loosing their scent after a few uses!

Body Butter

The Body Shop Mango Collection Shower Gel Soap Body Butter Lip Balm Sugar Scrub Butter Body Mist crinkle lily room spray cream

The Body Shop Mango Collection Shower Gel Soap Body Butter Lip Balm Sugar Scrub Butter Body Mist crinkle lily room spray cream




 Apart from lip balms/butters - this is the thing I own most of from the Body Shop! At last count I had 10! And because I got gift sets, 3 of those are mango flavoured - 1 that I bought for myself and then I got 2 more after than when family members realised I like the smell of mangoes. You can never have too many body butters, right?

These are one of my favourite products from The Body Shop (obviously, considering I have so many!) - the scent lasts and lasts.. and lasts! I remember at Uni applying the coconut body butter after a lovely relaxing bath and climbing in to bed with fresh pyjamas and fresh bedding - I could still smell it the next morning, just as strong as when I first applied it! And if that isn't good enough, I could smell it the next day too! And this mango body butter is no different at all - strong smelling and feels smooth. They don't take any work at all to melt their way into your skin, leaving you smelling gorgeous and feels velvety smooth.

You can also see these body butters have two designs - this is because since I bought my first one, TBS have an a makeover and had a little update on the design of things. So the vivid orange has been replaced by a subtle more peach/mango tone which is a lot more appropriate - the writing and picture has had a slight overhaul too and is a lot neater and more readable, and now looks less busy. I for one definitely prefer the new design/look TBS have given to their products!

 Sugar Body Scrub

The Body Shop Mango Collection Shower Gel Soap Body Butter Lip Balm Sugar Scrub Butter Body Mist crinkle lily room spray creamThe Body Shop Mango Collection Shower Gel Soap Body Butter Lip Balm Sugar Scrub Butter Body Mist crinkle lily room spray cream


Sugar scrub is a thick gloopy product, that is rough to feel thanks to the sugary ingredients. You buff it in to wet skin whilst your in the bath/shower and it acts as an exfoliator to make your skin super soft and leaving it smelling beautiful. Make sure you rinse your self well after using this product though, nothing worse than getting out of the shower and drying yourself and finding little bits of sugary scrub dried and stuck to you! 

It works really well and leaves your skin lovely and smooth to touch and preps it beautifully so it's ready to soak in the moisturizer/body butter after! By the time you are done with this lot, your going to be baby smooth and smelling great! 

Shower Gel




I LOVE the shower gels from the body shop! The smell absolutely divine and are just the right consisitency where they aren't so thin that then run everywhere but they aren't thick so don't take much to get a nice lather going. I found these also last quite a while too! They normally last me 1 - 2 months depending on how much I use them - sometimes I like to switch it up and use a different flavour otherwise I get bored smelling the same all the time - no matter how much I love the scent.

Like I said above, my all time favourite shower gel from The Body Shop is the Wild Cherry one, as cherry is my all time favourite scent, but Mango is definitely a very close second!


 Body Mist


Body mists are the products i've recently discovered from The Body Shop. I found the middle of last year (2013) and fell in love straight away! They are strong smelling mists, and for a few months I would use these for work. Before my shift, I'd spray this on myself and I loved it - I actually got so many compliments on it too! One of my friends at work even went out and bought herself one after she smelt it on me. As a dual use, I also tested this out as a room spray/mist after wanting a change from constantly spraying it on myself when I changed back to a perfume. It did work well, and the scent lasted several hours (both on me and in a room I sprayed it in!). 

I'm almost out of my first bottle as you can see, so I am glad I have a back up bottle which I got in a gift set last year for my birthday. I'm still mainly using it as a room spray/mist as I feel it's too summery to wear as a body spray/mist at the minute, and I know it's not meant to be used as a room fragrance, but it works for me! 


Other mango products that are avaliable, which I don't own are:

  • A beautifying oil which can be found here - which gives your skin hydration and a shimmering finish. And can be used on face, body and hair.
  • Eau De Toilette which can be found here - it is what it says, a perfume!
  • Hand cleanse gel which can be found here - a handbag sized cleansing gel.
  • Lip gloss which can be found here - a shiny, sheer lipgloss that smells of mangoes.


What's your favourite scent from the Body Shop? Do you have a favourite product from there?


4 comments:

  1. The Mango scent from the body shop is absolutely my favourite scent of them all! I have the body mist and I love it!

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. It's such a gorgeous smell isn't it?! definitely one of my favourites. x

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  2. Mine has to be Strawberry, but I can see Blueberry becoming a fast favourite when it comes out for spring and summer this year!

    I have been tempted by the body mists but I love my perfume too much. :)

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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    1. I had a sniff of the blueberry but wasn't too impressed unfortunately! x

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