The Body Shop Haul + Review

I’m not a very frequent shopper at The Body Shop but from time to time, I do pop in, check out what’s new and interesting and purchase whatever has caught my fancy.

This time around, I picked up their Body Polisher, Vanilla Body Mist and 2 mini bottles of their Moringa and Satsuma Body Wash.

The Body Polisher
This particular Body Polisher is probably the 6th or 7th replacement polisher that I’ve purchased from The Body Shop – and I don’t think I will ever stop purchasing it.
Unlike body sponges that just wash the surface of your skin, the body polisher exfoliates your skin, sloughing off dead skin cells and leaving it soft and smooth.


Each body polisher will probably last you about 6-7 months and I can vouch for the fact that it never ever loses it’s texture or exfoliating properties – so it’s definitely worth purchasing. It retails for R50 which may seem exorbitant if you’re someone who purchases the R10 sponges from Clicks or Dischem but I promise you, it’s so worth that extra R40! After just one use, I can assure you that you won’t be able to go back to those ordinary sponges.

The Vanilla Body Mist
I love the smell of a freshly baked vanilla sponge cake, so when I caught a whiff of the vanilla body mist, I knew I had to have it.
Even though the scent doesn’t last for hours on end, it’s still one of my favourites and considering that it’s just R130, I will definitely be purchasing it again and again.


The Vanilla Body Mist has quickly claimed it’s title as my everyday scent and I don’t think that will be changing anytime soon. Also, by using the mist everyday, I can save my expensive bottles of perfume for special occasions and events!

The Body Washes
The Satsuma and Moringa body washes have been a favorite amongst my sisters for years now and considering that I recently made my conversion to a body wash lover, I thought I’d give these 2 a try.
I started off small and opted for the treat-sized versions that retail for a mere R35 – I know, it’s such a steal!


Both smell amazing, as you can imagine. The scent of the Moringa wash is very hard to describe but it’s along the lines of a sweet, fruity scent whilst the Satsuma wash smells exactly like a yummy naartjie.

In terms of it’s effectiveness as a body wash, both of these little ones are on par – they lather up quite nicely, efficiently cleans the body and leaves a lingering scent that’s subtle but definitely noticeable! And if you want to enhance the scent after you shower, you can always follow up with a body butter of the same variant, however I’m not a fan of the body butters – they’re just too overpowering for me!
All in all, either of these will be a great choice for an everyday body wash!

And that’s it for my TBS haul + review! Have you tried anything from The Body Shop recently that you either loved or weren’t so impressed with? Or do you have your favourites that you purchase religiously?


5 thoughts on “The Body Shop Haul + Review

  1. Makeup_A_Storm says:

    I recently picked up some new skincare from them and so far I’ve really been enjoying my choices.
    I’m not a hugge fan of their body care, I honestly find them a little overpriced. Unless you’re getting them on sale, or to treat yourself.
    That being said, I’m not that into bath and body products.

    • Raeesa says:

      We’re total opposites! I’m actually not a fan of their skincare products – it does nothing for me. But their body washes are quite great and even better when you get them on a 3for2 special.
      But you should defo try out the body polisher and vanilla body mist – definitely think you’d like them!

  2. overthinkingitagain says:

    I recently discovered your blog, and I must say I really like your reviews.

    Most other beauty blogs concentrate on freebies of expensive products they get given, and its not applicable to the average buyer. R1000 for a moisturiser? I think not.

    I love that the blog is honest about the great products available at everyday prices too.

    Also – really well written

    • Raeesa says:

      Thank you for the sweet words – you just made my Monday 😊 And yup, affordability is definitely a key factor when it comes to deciding on the products I review on my blog!
      We all wish that we could have a never-ending supply of money, unfortunately that isn’t the case.

      Thank you again 😊

  3. ayesha says:

    I love their scrubs especially the coconut one . I’m currently using their Vitamin E moisturizer and its a good everyday product.

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