Thursday, 3 March 2016

Body Shop Haul - Kidney Research UK

A few weeks ago now I attended a Body Shop Party round the lovely Sabrina’s in aid of Kidney Research UK. Sabrina was given an amazing party pack from Kidney Research UK including ‘pimp it purple’ stickers and funny hats, great for selfies! This is a charity very close to Sabrina’s heart as in 2015 she got the devastating news that she had IgA Nephropathy which is a type of Chronic Kidney Disease. She has been incredibly strong the past year and is going in for her transplant in April so I wish her all the best. You can read all about her journey over on her blog.

Lots of products had 30% off on the night so I got to pick up some things I have been eyeing up for a while now at really good prices.

The first item I decided to get was the All-in-one Instablur. I have wanted to try this primer for ages and decided to get it as it was such a great price. After trying it out on my hand in the crease between my thumb and forefinger, I was sold. This perfector blurs imperfections and controls shine for up to 12 hours. I have been wearing this under my foundation for a couple of weeks and I have really noticed the difference in application. My face feels so soft after using this, ant my makeup glides on nicely and stays put all day. You only need a small amount as a little goes a long way so it will last me a while.


I then bought was the Reviving Leg Gel in Peppermint. I do a lot of shifts that require me to spend long hours on my feet and can come home with heavy, tired legs. The cooling peppermint gel aims to sooth and revive tired legs which is just what I was after! I’ve had the cooling foot spray in the same scent and loved it. I have heard this product is great if you are pregnant and getting swollen heavy legs (this is not an announcement by the way!). I recently did a stint of couch to 5k training runs and this was so soothing to put on my tired legs after. I really love it.


I have been looking for a body lotion for a while now and the Green Tea Body Lotion caught my eye as it comes with a pump – great for easy access! I own the green tea bath salts which I really like using and this has a similar scent. This lotion sinks into the skin and does not feel sticky. I have been using this in the mornings on my arms and legs and I definitely feel moisturised.


The last item I bought  was the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter which I haven’t heard of before. The body shop consultant explained to us that if you remove your make-up with wipes then you take off what is on your face but you don’t clean it. The cleansing butter aims to deep clean your face and after using a little bit on my hand I loved the consistency, and it removed the scribble of pen I had on my hand. To use this cleansing butter you simply put a bit between your fingers to warm it up, then massage it into your face. This can be removed with a muslin cloth or with cotton pads. I have used this to take off my makeup every night since having it and I haven’t had any breakouts and my skin generally feels a lot nicer.


I had a great night at the party. We played party games and there was a raffle to raise money for the charity.

All in all Sabrina managed to raise £80 for Kidney Research UK which is fantastic. If you would like to make a donation to a great cause and help develop and increase the knowledge within Kidney Research UK, head over to Sabrina’s donation page on Just Giving.


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