I know, I know.
This post should have gone up earlier this month.
I just have been a bit annoyed at myself for many reasons and haven’t been updating the blog much.
For this, I apologize and I hope you won’t hold it against me.
The blog has reached over 500 followers and I wanted to thank all of you for commenting, liking and getting to know me on here.
I wish I could do a giveaway for you guys. Some of you have been here from the beginning and I see all of you! (but for real, do you want me to organize a giveaway?)
Original Sources Body Washes
I am sure, if you live in England, that you have come across Original Source before. The brand is everywhere: Tesco – Boots – Superdrug.
Every time I am out of Body Shop shower products, I run back to Original Source. Their shower gels are cheap (£1.80 with Tesco), you can find them anywhere in central London, and they are vegan.
My favorite scents are Limes, Pink Grapefruit, and Mint&Tea tree. Compared to the Body Shop shower gels, they do smell a little bit artificial, I have to admit.
But they are great and accessible products, especially if you want to try out some vegan products.
However, if you are strictly cruelty-free, be careful. A vegan product is not necessarily a cruelty-free product. I looked into it and just like Simple, they say they do not test on animals:
We test on us. Why? Because we are against animal testing and like others, we do not test on animals and nor do we have any testing conducted by 3rd parties on our behalf.
Since March 2013, it has been illegal in the EU to test cosmetic ingredients or products on animals. The Original Source brand supports the position the EU have taken to ban the testing of cosmetic products and ingredients, we also welcome the positive moves being taken by other regulatory bodies in China, India, USA and elsewhere to eradicate the use of animals in the testing of cosmetics globally.
But I know that some of you are very attentive and might think it’s not enough since they do not carry the little bunny logo.
The Body Shop Spiced Apple Foaming bath & Body Scrub
I love love love The Body Shop. Talked about it before over there.
Last time, I bought the spiced apple shower gel and ever since, it’s been the number one scent in my shower. I bought the foaming bath not so long ago. I do not own a bath but I thought that if it foams or makes bubbles, it’ll make them in my shower.
Well, if you are expecting something very foamy, this is not the product for you.
The foam is subtle but this product still smells amazing. Same thing for the Body Scrub, yes it smells good but the smell will not linger in your bathroom or wherever you choose to open it just like a Ritual Body Scrub.
The Ritual of Sakura Body Scrub
Talking about lingering scent.This one will blow your mind.
Rituals is the best brand for gifts and little “Treat yourself” days. They opened a boutique in Covent Garden back in November-December and I can not tell you have many times I have been there.
I have even bought a nude lipstick and I love it.
The Sakura Body scrub will feel different on your skin than the Body Shop one.
The grains are definitely bigger and easier to guide on your body (if that makes any sense to you). The smell is incredible.
However, I made the mistake to open it in my bedroom and I couldn’t smell anything else than this for about two hours.
Yes, this scrub is double the price of Spiced Apple body scrub (£19.50) but as I mentioned before, Rituals is perfect for gifts and guilty pleasures.
It goes without saying that our products are never tested on animals but instead are tested by enthusiastic human volunteers. We believe that sufficient high-performing, quality, and safe ingredients are available without the need of testing on animals.
We support ‘Proefdiervrij’, the Dutch Society for Replacement of Animal Testing.
What are your favorite body washes?
Did you switch to cruelty-free?
Any recommendations for me?