Body Shop Review — New AND Bestselling Products and a Giveaway ~ Ottawa 06/29

| May 29, 2014 | 29 Comments

I love the Body Shop. My favourite product that makes me panic when I run out is:

Tea Tree Blemish Gel ($10.00) tea-tree-blemish-gel

When I had the opportunity to try out other “Best Sellers”, I jumped up and down like a schoolgirl given her parents credit card for back-to-school shopping!

The following items were what was given to me:




With the description stating it has a “chocolate scent”, as someone who grew up surrounded by chocolate (my grandfather worked at Laura Secord most of his life, and a mother addicted to chocolate) it honestly doesn’t smell like chocolate. Though it does have a pleasant smell to it. Promises to soften up to 24 hours, and that would be someone who continually uses moisturisers and creams (let’s face it, as a mom when do you have time to remember THAT on top of where and what your child is doing?). I found it to be quite supple and kept my skin quite soft.



VITAMIN E 3/5 (only because it’s hard to get me to continually remember to apply cream on my face)
I honestly do not religiously moisturise my skin, but this stuff was very quite light on my face, especially after washing.



ALOE BODY BUTTER 4/5 Not a fan of the sticky aloe plant, but seems to help, like I said, with sunburn.

I found this product quite helpful with sunburns. With the warning that you really “shouldn’t” put anything on top of sunburns, seeing it would really put a “coat” over top of it.




LOVE the scent and wasn’t resulting in a rash on my legs (as most creams do to my legs freshly shaved) At first it looks like a funky deodorant. I used it on my legs after shaving. WOW. They say it “melts at body temperature”, no kidding. Perfect also for stretch marks they say. I used it up and down my arms as well. Especially the underside. Smells great too.




My son is obsessed with his feet. He sees dead skin and yup, you guessed it..gross. This cream is a wonder cream on feet. Since I started giving it to put on his feet when he starts to pick. No issues since. I used it on my VERY swollen feet back when I was pregnant, and it did the trick. Felt (finally) refreshed once I applied it.



“Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow and Body Mist” 3/5

The product description states: Get your beauty rest with this quick-drying, super-snoozer mist that balances the senses and soothes the mind all night long.

How it works:
This funky “special encapsulation technology” will release the scent as you move around during sleep.

Ingredients Include: Jujube date (considered to promote “deeper sleep”), Camomile (which is calming, much like the tea), Geranium, juniper and patchouli oils.

My rating? Not bad. Doesn’t “stink” too much, though my husband wasn’t crazy about it if he walked into a room right after it was sprayed.




Again, I’m not a fan of creams on my face, but this stuff is also quite light. Product description states that it will “reduce fine lines, etc”.




This innovative concentrate helps to enhance surface skin condition, leaving it looking smoother, fresher and healthier.

I was told I would “love it”, I have to say. WOW. My skin normally feels very tight, especially after washing. And I do not like the texture, coloring after years of not really caring about sun damage. This stuff is soft, non-greasy, smells good. I am addicted. If I could, I would put this stuff on day and night. It’s hard to describe the difference I’ve noticed, but there is a difference for sure.

Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned products to sample. All opinions are honest and my own.

Now for the fun part! The GIVEAWAY!

The Body Shop Bayshore location is offering an amazing gift basket! Pickup is at the Bayshore Location (100 Bayshore Drive, 1st floor) only.

Filled with The Body Shops’ favourite products and best sellers!

I received these products from the Bayshore Shopping Center location, and the opinions are my own.

Filled with The Body Shops' favourite products and best sellers!

Filled with The Body Shops’ favourite products and best sellers!

 (value $115.00)

Giveaway end on June 29th, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

Rules: Open to Ottawa area residents 18 +.  You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner.  If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize must be picked up is at the Bayshore Location (100 Bayshore Drive, 1st floor) only in Ottawa. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

Good luck!

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Jen lives in West Ottawa and uses the city's events and people and places as her blog's backdrop to bring you things local that you can identify with. "I want to do what others might need a sitter for!" She's 40 and has one son, Gabriel who is 10 years old. She dreams of becoming a freelance writer. And currently writes for several sites.

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  1. Elaine N. says:

    Chocomania body butter is my favourite.

  2. Christine says:

    My personal favourite from this list is the peppermint foot lotion…however not on the list is the grapefruit scrub. All their products are great…

  3. Lisa says:

    Tea Tree Blemish Gel

  4. Victoria Ess says:

    The body butter is my favourite!

  5. Pam says:

    I love the body butters, especially coconut

  6. Doris H. says:

    The Aloe Body Butter is my fave!

  7. Tiana says:

    I love the Aloe Day cream for sensitive skin 🙂

  8. Sarah says:

    I like the peppermint foot lotion.

  9. Darlene Wissenz says:

    Oh how I love my feet to feel good. I would like the peppermint foot lotion

  10. Florence C says:

    I do love the peppermint foot lotion.

  11. Julie Dyer says:

    The tea tree blemish gel is my favourite from this list and the tea tree concealer is my favourite Body Shop product overall.

  12. BlessedTA says:

    Chocomania body butter

  13. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    I would love some body butter.

  14. Rahela Rahman says:

    Hemp hand cream !!!

  15. Samantha says:

    Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow and Body Mist. I never can sleep at night and this can help!

  16. kathy downey says:

    I love the body butters !

  17. kiddo says:

    Peppermint foot lotion is my fave by far!!

  18. nikki robak says:

    I like the body butters

  19. Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo says:

    I need to protect my face more so I’d choose the day cream.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  20. Emily Smith @ The Best of this Life says:

    Such fabulous products at The Body Shop – they are always on my birthday, mother’s day and Christmas wishlist!! I love all the body butters, the african scrubs, the tea tree line, and anything satsuma!

  21. Meaghan says:

    Peppermint foot lotion! a classic!

  22. Megan F. says:

    I have liked the body butter. Although, I haven’t used it for a really long time.

  23. Janet D. says:

    I pick COCOA STICK 5/5 for great summer legs !

  24. Erin T says:

    Love body shop products. My favourite product from the body shop is the peppermint scrub for your feet

  25. Joy says:

    the Satsuma body butter is my fave

  26. Maggie C says:

    tea tree oil products are my fave!

  27. jan says:

    their shaving cream (mens – shhhh)

  28. Laurie B says:


  29. Karina H. says:

    I love the cocoa body butter

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