Firstly i got a few bits from The Body Shop. I haven't actually been in there for about a year, and that was just to buy 1 bar of soap (i love thir tangerine scented one, it's delicious). I was sort of pressured by the saleswoman into getting a body-shop card, she was nice and all but i am so shy i get flummoxed by sales people and her slightly pushy tactic meant i end up just saying yes to try and get the conversation over as quickly as possible. It seems like a fine deal, 10 percent off everything for a year, free birthday gift and bonuses when you've made 5 and 10 separate trips there, but you have to pay for it. Well actually she claimed this was a 'deposit' but i think you only actually get it back through the discounts. Anyway it was about £2.30 but she said something about it usually being £5, i'm not really sure. But anyway i went back another time and redeemed my birthday gift and grabbed some bits from their sale. The woman serving me forgot to scrub out the birthday thing on my card, so i'm tempted to be very naughty and go back and claim a second birthday freebie. Evil Lillian!
So i got a couple of things from the 'Anitas favourites' range, it was 2 for £6, usually £4 each or something. I got the Passion fruit cleansing gel, which smells absolutely amazing! I wasn't sure what else to get, so i just sniffed around everything and my favourite was the Dewberry scent. I got the body lotion because i just seem to have a lot more use for it than shower gel. Now i sort of wish i'd got the carrot cream because i've heard wonders about it. There's always next time i guess :P
I also got some bits from their sale, 2 pots of raspberry body butter (which smells absolutely divine, like raspberry fruitella weets or something), 1 pot of raspberry body scrub and one pot of passion fruit body butter (which also smells amazing, i LOVE passion fruit). They were all £5, reduced from £12 but i see everything in the sale on the website is now down to just £3. I might go back and see if it's the same instore soon. I'm a terror.
I haven't actually tried anything yet, but will be sure to let you know how i get on with everything :)
Then came Lush... Oh dear.
First i went in before christmas to get a few bits from their limited edition range:
I picked up Handy Gurugu for my Mum, who used it once and then decided she didn't like the smell. Neither did i, so it's gone on my blog sale.
Bar of Angels Delight soap
So white bath ballistic
Fairy tale sugar scrub
2x Candy cane bubble bar
Satsumo santa bath ballistic
The i did something bad... I wandered in during their 'spend twenty get freebies a plenty' deal... and then wandered in again another day D: THE SHAME! However, not all of this is for me, i picked up something for my mum and some of it is going in my big lush giveaway coming up (when i can afford postage again X/).
So here's what i actually bought:
Dreamwash for my Mum
Marilyn hair conditioner (used this once and did it wrong, i put it on wet hair, you're meant to use it dry)
tester pot of Charity Pot
The Comforter solid perfume (amazing, smells like blackcurrants <3)
Stacker of soaps with Rock Star, I should Coco and Honey i Washed the Kids
Angels delight soap (LOVE this, smells just like sweeties)
American Cream Conditioner
Yummy Yummy Yummy shower gel
2x you snap the whip body butter
ma bar bubble bar
Supernova bath ballistic
amandopondo bubble bar
creamy candy bubble bar
And then i got ALL of this free!:
2x big blue bath ballistic
Geophyzz bath ballistic
1 bars of angels delight soap
2 bars of noubar soap
2 bars of father frost soap (one is HUGE)
strawberry santa, sweety pie and snow showers shower jelly
2x lil pud bath ballistic
2x honey bee bath ballistic
Handy Gurugu hand cream
2x fair trade foot lotion (smells like spearmint chew, yum!)
2x Snow fairy gift sets.
Oh my god, Lush with these freebies you are really spoiling us!
Am trying these out one by one, and i'm going to review it all for you as best as i can, first review coming up tonight
I am now pretty much self-sufficient in toilletries D:! I am AWFUL! No my buying stuff like this until i've hit pan!... Well apart from maybe a couple of bits from the body shop again, because i have NO self control. Boo hoo.
Well at the least when i am peniless i'll smell really nice XD