Rich Plum Body Butter
I'm just hoping to make you jealous… the new 200ml
Rich Plum Body Butter is sold for £14.00 in the body shop
, but I bought it from Ebay for £6.50 including delivery; how good is that! But, let's start the story from the beginning. I went to The Body Shop
store last year just before Christmas to buy Vitamin CMoisturiser
and Vitamin C Cleansing Face Polish
and nothing more. However, one of the nice girls who work in the store offered me the Plum butter
to smell it and I asked her if this was from the new collection; she replied in the affirmative... wow; I wanted it so bad, the scent was just magnificent, but my evil self told me that we are in the store to buy two items only, and she prevailed, but I swore secretly that I would definitely buy this one sooner or later.
So, I was taking a look at the mobile phones on Ebay and I remembered the plum butter, so I searched for it (apparently my evil self was not with me then). I noticed that some of these were available for bidding, but those would eventually become expensive anyway. I searched again after a couple of hours and found what I was looking for. A seller was offering 4 of these for £6.50 so I bought one immediately, and needless to say, they were all sold within 2 hours. Are you jealous enough? Ok, let's take a look at my lovely product.
The tub is of a lovely violet color with golden writing, and it is sealed (yes, even mine was sealed). Its most important ingredients are Plum kernel oil
, cocoa butter
, and Soya oil
, but it does contain colors and fragrance
, so, of course, it's not 100% natural. And, for those of you who are allergic, I'm sorry to tell you that it does have lanolin in it. Please check the full list of ingredients on www.thebodyshop.co.uk.
What I loved about this butter, apart from the heavenly smell, is the texture. I tried many kinds of The Body Shop body butter, but the texture of this one was completely different in a good way. I will try to describe it, as it reminds me of some kind of food…
[after 15 minutes]
Now, I remember, it reminds me of the texture of fraise, yes, but this butter is a bit thicker… I hope I won't be tempted to taste it.
The plum scent in it is magnificent; I like ripe plums but I didn't think they could be that wonderful in body butter
. So, no need to describe what it smells like, as I believe you know what this kind of fruit is, nor would I begin with how I broke the seal and opened the tub as I read in some reviews. I also read in these reviews (which I used to imitate when I first joined review sites
) how it is used; by messaging it into your skin… I think everybody knows how to
use a body lotion
; using body butter is the same. But, does it work? After applying the butter to your body, just give it a couple of minutes to dry. It is not greasy, but as is the case with body lotions even, they need some time to be fully absorbed, and the fact that this one takes minutes only is great for me. They say on the Body Shop website that it moisturizes for 24 hours, and, trying it, I do believe that using it once a day is enough.