Sunday 10 October 2021

Vanilla Pumpkin at The Body Shop

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 Something most don't know about me is that I'm a total Halloween enthusiast. I love all things kooky and spooky and Autumn is, hands down, my favourite season. With this in mind, it's almost a given that I'm pretty keen on pumpkins (I consumed 3 pumpkin spice frappucinos in the space of 4 days recently!) and I've been a fan of vanilla fragrances since I can remember. The Vanilla Pumpkin range from The Body Shop is right up my street- though this is the first year I've actually tried it!

I have the shower cream from the collection and a Pumpkin Spice Lip Juicer. Here's the lowdown on both.
The Vanilla Pumpkin Shower Cream promises sweetly scented suds to satisfy your autumnal candy cravings. For normal to dry skin types, the cream wash gently lathers and cleanses, leaving skin with a nice 'kiss' of pumpkin vanilla scent that's deliciously cozy and perfect for this time of year when the leaves start to turn. Enriched with Glycerin and Vanilla extract, the rich shower cream produces a frothy lather. According to The Body Shop, the Vanilla Pumpkin range smells like warm baked pumpkin with notes of caramel, maple syrup and almond milk. I'd have to agree- it's pretty delightful. The limited edition shower cream comes in a 250ml bottle and retails at £6.50.

The Pumpkin Spice Lip Juicer took me by surprise, firstly because I expected a non-coloured balm rather than a pigmented product and secondly because it has a very true pumpkin spice scent! I'm not familiar with Lip Juicers so can't compare to others in the core range but this limited edition Pumpkin Spice variation feels lovely on (it coats the lips but doesn't feel sticky) and leaves a subtle pumpkin-copper tint with a slight shimmer. This isn't a shade I'd pick on purpose but it's surprisingly pretty. The colour is buildable too, so just swipe over the lips a few times for a more intense payoff. The Lip Juicer is suitable for vegans and formulated using organic Fair Trade Olive Oil. It's £7.

The Vanilla Pumpkin range also features a Body Butter, Hand Cream and Bath Bomb. There's also a new Pumpkin In-Shower Radiance Mask that I'm very keen to try!

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