I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady



Chicago Beauty Haul Part Two: The Body Shop

The Body Shop was another store I hit up while in Chicago over the weekend for a book signing (you can read part one of this haul here). I've never been one to really take care of my skin like I definitely know I should. I have been reading a lot about skincare on blogs and also eyeing a lot of The Body Shop's products online but was hesitant to purchase anything without giving them a smell and a try in store. So when I saw the store I couldn't help but go inside. I just so happened to go in on a day where they were having a Buy 3 Get 3 Free sale (hence the number of products I ended up walking out with). It worked out perfectly since I was basically starting from skin care scratch.

The super helpful sales guy pointed me in the direction of the Vitamin C line after I told him I had issues with discoloration and dullness. I got the cleanser which is super gentle and really feels like it's cleaning my face off. I'm not entirely sure how good it is at cleaning off makeup yet as I have yet to try it with a decent amount of makeup. Next is the exfoliating facial which I was encouraged only to use once a week. It's much more abrasive on the skin to get deep into the pores and clean everything out. One thing the the sales guy stressed was the importance of toner. It's going to help get any cleanser residue or other gunk off my face so when I put on the next steps nothing bad gets locked down into my pores.

I also got an eye cream which I'm really hopeful for. I'm tired of my pesky dark circles and really want to combat those bad boys! The facial radiance capsules are probably the coolest things I picked up from The Body Shop. They are these little orange pods that you break off the top of and squeeze the perfect amount of product onto your fingers before rubbing it on your skin. It instantly smooths your skin to silky smooth proportions. Insane.

And finally, last but not least is the moisturizer that is a really nice thick consistency. All the moisturizers I've used prior to this one are super watery. Although it's thick it isn't heavy on the skin and sinks in nicely for a wonderful finished face.

I'm incredibly satisfied with my purchase from The Body Shop and am interested in seeing how the products hold up after more use.

Stay tuned for Part Three of the Chicago Beauty Haul!

xoxo Kayla


  1. Oooh, so exciting! I wish I could shop at TBS, but there's no store where I live ... I have to go to another country to get some stuff from them. But I reaaally want their new Honey collection ... Might have to hit up Ebay! x

    Živa | Nothin' Fancy. Really.

    1. This is my first time getting anything from their skincare section. I've gotten a few body butters before. What is this honey collection that you speak of!? Must check it out!


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