A few months back, I acquired a voucher for The Body Shop, granting me £3 off any item. This voucher had a plastic pot attached to it, to be filled with a free sample of one of the brand's signature products.
I finally made use of this coupon today, with a visit to the Worthing store during my lunch hour. I decided to buy The Body Shop's much-loved banana conditioner (£4.50 for 250ml), which has returned to the shelves after many years, due to popular demand.
I have never used this product myself, but after seeing so many other beauty bloggers rave about it lately, I decided to go and give it a sniff. It smells absolutely divine! Not only does it contain banana puree, but Fair Trade honey too.
|Remember these sweets? The Body Shop's banana conditioner smells just like them!|
Not wanting to appear cheap, I bought another item as part of the same transaction; The Body Shop's raspberry 'Born Lippy' lip balm (£2 for 10ml).
While this lip balm also smells - and tastes - lovely, has a pleasing pink tint, and has left my chapped lips feeling instantly more supple, it was a bit of a redundant purchase.
Why? Because I already have a COLOSSAL COLLECTION OF LIP GOO.
To prove my point, I have just emptied the contents of my handbag and coat pockets. Here are the lip products I found...
|This is not even a quarter of the lip care products I own. So, why can I never find a lip balm or gloss when I need one!?|
Vlogger Jenna Marbles actually mentioned goo hoarding recently, as part of her video 'Things I don't understand about girls' (I have embedded this to the bottom of this post, for your enjoyment).
Anyway, which free sample did I select?
|♫ The best things in life are wee... ♫|
I have to say, the lady who served me could have been a little more generous with her sample! The pot isn't even that big to begin with (5ml) so the smidge she supplied is a little disappointing. Hopefully my skin will appreciate it though! We'll see...