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The Body Shop Smoky poppy body lotion and body butter

Last month I popped up a post to introduce The Body Shop's new Smoky poppy range which launched yesterday. If you'd like to have a look at the products I'll be reviewing you can find my previous post here. Today I'm talking about the body lotion and body butter.

The Body Shop Smoky poppy body lotion and body butter

The Body Shop Smoky poppy body lotion and body butter

The Body Shop Smoky poppy body lotion and body butter
Since my last post I've discovered this is actually intended as a bit of a 'sexy' range and of course Valentines day is just a week and a half away. Thinking about it the smoky, slightly spicy fragrance and dark sultry packaging with a flash of red does give the range a slightly boudoir feel to it. In my last post I did say that when I first smelt this I wasn't sure but it was growing on me and I have to say now I really like.

One of the first products that appealed to me was the body lotion* so I decided to try that first and popped it into my bag to take away with me to stay at my boyfriends. Although this is a body lotion this is actually quite thick, it takes a good few pumps to get the product to start dispensing and I've noticed that sometimes the pump does struggle a little dispensing this. Despite being quite thick this applies nicely and I was actually surprised by how quickly this absorbs. Even though the skin on my body is excessively dry in patches it does struggle to absorb products, but my skin drinks this up within a couple of minutes and it doesn't leave anything behind on the surface of my skin. The fragrance isn't overwhelming but it is reasonably strong and this does linger on my skin for a while. A big thumbs up for this one from me.

Obviously as a butter the body butter* is thicker than the lotion and I find it quite solid, I have to dig my finger in there to get some out. To be honest I'm not always keen on this as I have reasonably long nails and it means I end up with a load of butter under them that I have to fish out. This wasn't as easy to apply as the body lotion, which is unsurprising for a body butter as it's more solid so needs to soften a little before it's easier to spread, but it did absorb well. The fragrance is not quite as strong in the butter as in the lotion, it's slightly lighter but still very detectable. This is a nice product but I just don't think it's for me, I personally prefer the body lotion and when I've worked my way through a few products that I need to finish off I'll definitely be picking up another one of these. 

The Smoky poppy body lotion is £8 for 250ml and the body butter £5 for 50ml or £13 for 200ml and both are now available in store and online.

Will you be trying anything from the Smoky poppy range?

*PR sample

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  1. Sounds like a saucy range! I think I would be more inclined to try the lotion over the butter. Great comparison chick :)

    Dannie x

    1. Thanks lovely. Even though I have such dry skin I do tend to prefer lotions over butters x


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