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Body Shops Chocomania body butter, body wash & body scrub.
Hi there! So this is my first proper review, how exciting! I thought I'd kick off on something I read no review about before I rushed to purchase! I usually do a quick google before buying toiletries but with this, I was an a dentist appointment, saw these in a magazine, read how they were for chocolate lovers and before I knew it I was parting with £25. I must add, I cannot eat chocolate due to intolerance, so maybe this is why I find my chocolate fix in my Boujouis Bronzer or in my shower products, for whatever reason I'm a sucker for chocolate smelling anything!
I bought these a few months back and I was ideally just going to buy the body butter as everyone says about how body shops butters are to die for but when I got in the shop the body butter was £12.50 and the scrub came in a duo with the wash for £12.50. Oh I simply had to! I've also heard how great their scrubs are at exfoliating and that's something I'm always in need of so I caved a bit more and walked away with the whole set. Oopsie!
Chocomania Body Butter 200ml £12.50
So this is the body butter I hurried into body shop for! Like their other butters it's in the same packaging however I was quite disappointed with the label. Their others have photos in the centre of what the scent is for example fresh yummy strawberries or a beautiful flower, they could have made this look so delicious by putting chocolate bars or something like that. The design does show chocolate but to me if I saw that my first thought wouldn't be YUM! However, I smelt it in the shop and yes, it does smell heavenly! I love that body shop always has testers so you can see if the scent is true on your skin to what it is in the pot. Since In my mind I had already bought this i quickly popped it in my basket. When I was still shopping in about town I did keep smelling this and was really excited to go home to try this out.That night I had a quick bath and hurried out to drench my skin in this. It went on lovely, it does need to warm up on your skin before it will spread all smoothly first. I thought with it being so thick I wouldn't need a lot and I was just skimming the surface trying not to ruin it's pretty untouched look but that was getting me nowhere so I had to press down and try and get some product that way. When my boyfriend saw me he commented on how lovely I smelt so that's a plus, but as we were watching a film in bed, we kept getting awful tastes in our mouth. We were so confused! Then the next time I used it it happened again, when we clicked it was the body butter!! I expect it to not taste great if you accidentally eat it but just the tiniest bit lingered in your mouth for ages! Just by it being on skin and maybe eating something with your hands you would taste it. This is such a shame because I love this product! It's really good to use before tanning as its so moisturising and the smell is a dream! But the fact that it leaves a funny taste in my mouth hours after using it just stops me reaching for it! Is it just me or does anyone elses do this?
Since this is limited edition the first time I used it I thought "Do I quickly rush out tomorrow and buy a few more!" So I'm glad I didn't get ahead of myself!
Chocomania Shower Cream 250ml Set for £12.50
So I've just noticed this is called a shower cream rather than body wash / shower gel. Am I just being picky to think that it's not a "cream". If I was to think of something to be a cream i would expect it to be really moisturising and have something special about it where as this I would just describe at a wash. Out of everything I bought this is what I was least excited about trying, I just don't get on with body washes (sorry "cream!") I find most of it goes down the drain and the smell doesn't last as long on my skin and I'm just overall not excited to use them, ever! I prefer lush hard soaps really but that's a different review! I don't really have much to say about this as I've only used it a handful of times and the only thing I love about it is the smell and well, we've established I like that now... However.... it bloody did the mouth thing again didn't it! In the shower there's water splashing everywhere, bubbles going crazy and some how this always ends up in my mouth!! Haha, I know it shouldn't but even a tiny accidental splash will be like sucking a lemon, yuck! So this has been pushed to the back of my shower cupboard. I also think it's far too expensive for what it is. You can buy ones like this in boots for £1! How sad!
Chocomania Body Scrub 200ml set for £12.50
I saved the best till last! I'm not completely moany! Again this is an amazing product before tanning, there's nothing worse than getting an exfoliator that claims to be so great and it's more of a body wash with a few grains in. This however is not that! It's so grainy so it exfoliates skin really well! Also in the photo you might be able to see the water droplets sitting on top. It must have an oil in as it leaves this barrier after it washes off which leaves skin so smooth! I'm not a fan of baby oil or even lush butterball and first time i used this i did panic a bit but after I got over it I loved the smoothness it left me with! I always use this before I fake tan and to try and remove the tan when it's fading! I've used it a lot and there's still so much left, I do panic about running out though! Also... no funny taste! Yay Celebrationss! Oh this is a wonder product I swear! I love going into a store to get a certain product and it leading you to a totally different one! I would recommend this so much as not only does it exfoliate leaving your skin smooth, but its moisturising oil leaves it even smoother AND you'll smell like gorgeous chocolate when you're sitting there all snug and warm in your towel! Who doesn't want that.9/10
If you don't mind the funny taste I would actually recommend any of these! Little annoyances like that really grind me so that's why I have issues with them. I'm sure the shower gel isn't so bad either, I just don't do shower gels! I do think if you're near a body shop go and smell these! I might try and get a few when they're on the way out! I have a constant fear of loving something I can never get hold of again!
Let me know, do you have this? Did it do the funny taste thing? I realise it said it's not a food but come on! haha. Would you pay the amount of money for these that I did?Tell me! :)
Ta ta for now!