Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Body Shop Almond Body Butter and Nail & Cuticle Oil

I adore the scent of almond. The Body Shop does a particularly lovely line of almond scented products and I have two of them for review here- Body Butter and Nail and Cuticle Oil.


I love the Body Shops body butters and went through several different varieties a few years ago. In recent times I'd avoided it due to the price- at almost 20 quid they are on the more expensive end of the body moisturiser spectrum but recently there was a sale so I got it for half price.


These body butters are thick but easy to rub in and absorb quickly, they smell amazing and the scent lasts for hours afterwards. I put it to the test recently when I started using it on these really dry patches on my upper arms- after a couple of weeks of use, those patches are pretty much completely cleared up. Huzzah!


The Almond Nail and Cuticle Oil comes in a pen format with a brush tip. You twist the end of the pen and the oil comes out through the brush (like touche eclat), although I wouldn't describe the formula as "oil" as such, more like an oily gel, which makes it quite easy to work with. This also has that same amazing almond-y smell and feels lovely and comforting on the nail. The lid of the pen has a little rubber attachment in the shape of a cuticle stick, so you can apply the oil/gel to the cuticle, leave it for a minute and then push back the cuticle with the rubber lid. As I recall this costs about eleven euro but I can't remember exactly because I used my Body Shop loyalty card to get my "It's your birthday, have a free gift worth a tenner" present, which was a really nice treat. Thanks The Body Shop!

10 comments:

  1. The Almond Nail and Cuticle Oil pen sounds so handy!
    I love the smell of Almonds too, so clean and sweet. Great post, as usual. I just love when you post new blogs.
    You are one of the kindest ladies and nicest bloggers I've met.

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    1. Katie that's just such a lovely thing to say, thank you so much! That put a huge smile on my face today!xx

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  2. I adore Body Shop body butters, but I only get them when they are on offer. The cuticle pen sounds really good, also get for travel as it's so small!

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    1. It's so handy- I just throw it in my bag all the time, it's really light. Yeah, I only get the body butters on offer now too- way too pricey otherwise! :) xx

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  3. I'm liking the sound of the cuticle pen, ill have to pay a visit to the bodyshop

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    1. It's really lovely actually, smells gorgeous and works really well!x

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  4. Ooh these sound great I'm really into the body shop stuff at the mo!

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    1. Me too, their Christmas stock looks fab too!xx

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  5. I'm dying to try the gingerbread Christmas range! I love the idea of the cuticle pen. Great post Hun :) xx

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    1. Oh god I would actually love the gingerbread range for Christmas- it sounds so lovely! The cuticle pen is fab, I'd highly recommend it!xx

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