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Thursday, 20 December 2012

Review: The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Collection

It's safe to say I'm an avid Body Shop fan...(HaulHaulCollectionStar Product if you needed any proof.) But, there is one collection that I am in love with at the moment and that is the fantastic Christmas range Ginger Sparkle. I can't even begin to explain how good they smell. It's a rich, spicy, sweet ginger. For me, it's incredible. However, I have found that amongst my friends it's a love/hate scent. When you like it you love it, but I've seen more than one person turn away from eagerly extended pot! Insanity.
I currently have the shower gel, body polish and body butter.


Separately, this would set you back £27 which is a lot, in my opinion, for any bath product/skin care. But there is always a fantastic offer on at The Body Shop and the Ginger Sparkle Collection has already gone down to half price in the sale online

I seriously urge you to at least go and get a sniff of these. The scent is really consistent across the range (unlike the Cranberry Joy, which frankly, I thought smelt a bit cheap and synthetic, which has never been my experience with TBS before) and it lingers all day.


Here are some little swatches of each product, butter, shower gel and polish. They all contain natural ginger root extract. The butter also boasts shea butter, cocoa butter, soy bean oil and sesame oil. The soap-free gel and polish both contain fair trade honey and the polish has the additional ingredient of walnut shell which creates the majority of the exfoliant. The polish is probably the stand out for me because although I have other scrubs, I don't really own anything quite like this. It's light enough to be used every day and isn't at all harsh. I love that the exfoliating is done with a natural ingredient and it leaves my skin so smooth and soft. I actually already have a back up of this as I somehow managed to get one in my Secret Santa. Thank you Santa!
The Body Butter is up to the usual standard, it's thick and creamy and sinks in super fast. I think everyone has a favourite scent, it's a classic skincare staple.
The only thing I'll say about the gel is that it's very thick when you squeeze it out. It's not a bad thing at all, for me it simply means that I don't use too much each time. The amount I've used in the picture is probably 5 or 6 washes, so you can see how well it's lasting!
The adorable packaging also needs an honourable mention. It's so pretty and I love the metallic details and snowflakes! Very festive. Structurally-wise, these are very sturdy and I'd feel comfortable travelling with them. They're also really easy to open and actually get at the product.

I don't have any negatives of these products apart from their limited edition status. Boo! I think I'll be popping along to The Body Shop when these are on sale in store. It doesn't hurt to have a couple of back-ups...right?

Have you tried this scent? Which is your favourite Body Butter from The Body Shop?

Let me know in the comments!

Lauren

32 comments:

  1. AHHH! This packaging is the cutest thing I've ever seen. I think I would buy it just for that haha. & if they're limited edition ... *runs to the body shop*

    Great Blog Lauren :)
    Kirsty-Anne x x
    5feet10 Modelling & Beauty Blog

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    1. Get them now! Half price! haha they are the best :)

      omgomgomg, you're my 100th follower! yay! *party popper*
      thanks for your link, following!

      x

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  2. I love the Ginger Sparkle collection, I went into the Body Shop looking to buy this collection but it was nowhere to be found. I went to order online and it was sold out.
    I repurchased the body butter again though.
    LOVE this :)
    xx

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    1. It's amazing! Awh thats such a shame. I know the gingerbread man shaped tin sold really quickly.I'm gonna check out whats in store on boxing day ;) x

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  3. My Mum bought me something like this for my birthday, but like you said....some people like it, some people don't and I cannot stand the smell of ginger. Which is a shame because the set is so pretty, grr.

    Laura xoxo
    http://pale-girl-reviews.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so weird. It's definitely a love/hate scent haha. Maybe you prefer florals? :)
      I know, such cute packaging! x

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  4. I love this smell! I worked at the Body Shop last year when they first introduced the ginger line but it had a different name and I think they revamped the formula this year because it seems like it smells much better than I remember. Love your blog! I'm your newest follower :D

    http://makingupashlee.blogspot.com

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    1. It's luuuurvely haha. I'm tempted to get the hand lotion next if they have any left :) ooh thats interesting :o maybe it did change.
      Awh thank you beautiful! welcome :) x

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  5. i loved the Moringa Body Butter from Body Shop. ive yet to try the christmas edition products but they do look great. thanks for the review!

    x
    elviemousse.blogspot.sg

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    1. Mmm I've never smelt a moringa flower but I thought it smelt like jasmine :) so pretty.
      You should try and find some if you can! :) x

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  6. Mmmm these look gorgeous! I'm a massive Body Shop fan too, and i love ginger so I'm pretty sure I'd love these, will have to see if I can pick them up, especially at half price!
    And congratulations on your 100 followers! :)

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    1. Definitely! :) Great quality products
      Thank you so much! I'm absolutely ecstatic :D
      x

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  7. I love these! Too bad they're grabbed up so fast and I don't have spare money for these. They're also pretty expensive in my country(

    Great blog, I've read it all yesterday xD

    sacrepretty.blogspot.com

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    1. awwh such a shame :( where are you from? :)

      read it all?! wow thank you! I'm so glad you like it :)

      x

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  8. Ooh this sounds so nice! The Body Shop makes fantastic Christmas presents.

    Congratulations on hitting 100 followers! x

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    1. They really do :) and the staff are so nice and helpful.

      Thank you! I'm so happy x

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  9. love this :D


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  10. This collection smells amazing! I never bought anything for myself in store but my parents have ordered me the salts and the shower gel for Christmas, I can't wait to try them!

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    1. Urgh it's so good. I was really curious about the salts! I've bought a relative the vanilla ones so I'll get a full report from her. You'll have to let me know how you got on! :)

      x

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  11. great review. Following you now :D. I am wearing the Ginger Sparkle Body butter as well which I received when I was at the TBS christmas event held in India. Its true that it depends people to people when it comes to scents. But I, myself am loving it! :D. I am thinking to purchase the Ginger Sparkle body polish soon.

    www.crazypoplock.com

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    1. Thank you! Ooh lucky! You definitely should, it's my favourite exfoliant at the minute :) x

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  12. These look like great products, especially the body butter!

    Gillian x

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    1. They really are :) the butter is so thick and moisturising, great quality!

      x

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  13. i haven't tried this, i haven't tried much things from body shop to be honest. i'm not sure why! i LOVE ginger and if i see this in january sales i might get it :)

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    1. I think they get forgotten sometimes because they're a bit too expensive to be high street and bit too cheap to be high end?
      It's such a beautiful fragrance! and the quality is amazing :) get some if you can! x

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  14. The packaging is absolutely adorable! I've found myself liking more and more from the body shop and with my love for gingerbread men, these products may just have to be next on my list..!

    zoeyinwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. Isn't it?! I could almost buy it just for that. The bonus is all the yummy stuff inside :) haha
      Get them whilst you can! They'll be gone before we know it :(
      x

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  15. I freakin love this stuff! I dont even own any!:(
    Every time ive been into TBS this Christmas season Ive had to stop and have a sniff :')

    Louminous

    xx

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    1. Oh no! Maybe pick some up in the sale? haha, I admit I do occasionally whip the butter out for a sniff...
      x

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  16. Love your blog and love these products. So lovely.

    Emily
    http://www.emilyhearts.com

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  17. Good review :) I've got the shower gel , too , I bought it in Netherlands , 'cause on it was/is 50% :) I think it smells a little bit like cola? Like your blog ! :)

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