Monday, October 28, 2013

I love...Mango and Papaya Body Butter


Long term readers of this blog would know that I love scented products. It's pathetic - anything that promises to smell nice can suck me in like nobody's business.

When I returned from Cambodia I found this on my desk - a present from Mum! It turned out to be extra special because the scent reminds me exactly of all the incredible fruit drinks and beautiful smells I remember from Cambodia.

Anyway, back to the body butter. When I use a body butter I want something that is quite thick and heavy duty but doesn't leave too much residue on the skin. I dislike products that don't sink in as I find it rubbing off on my clothes and failing to moisturise my skin effectively.

Sadly, this isn't a great love of mine. I find that the texture is quite nice, easy to apply, however it leaves a film on the skin. If I apply this before bed, when I wake up in the morning and shower it comes off all slippery as it has remained on the surface of my skin all night and not soaked in one bit.

I don't need to use all that much product to rub it evenly over my skin, but as I mentioned it is a bit of a waste of time because it simply sits there, doing nothing much at all.

Perhaps I am being a little too harsh after having used Body Butters from The Body Shop, but this is just plain useless in comparison.

Ignoring the product itself, I will say that the packaging is quite lovely. It comes in a little pot covered in love hearts and orange colours to accompany the mango and papaya aspects of the product. I like the approach the brand 'I love....' takes with all their products, although their brand name is such a pain!

Basically, all this is good for is the beautiful fragrance that reminds me so much of Cambodia - the sole reason that I continue to use this product. As for its moisturising properties, it is pretty useless and it also sits on top of the skin and doesn't sink in. I couldn't find how much this costs, but from memory their products aren't super cheap.

I wish I could give this a better score, but for now it gets 3/10.



11 comments:

  1. This looks like something I would get if I saw it in a store. Too bad it doesn't work as well as it looks / smells. Hopefully their other products will work better. Thanks for this review, Candice! (:

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    1. I've tried their Strawberries and Milkshake body wash which was much more of a success! I liked that a lot better!
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  2. It sounds like it would smell amazing. I'm not a big body butter person but maybe I should get into it.

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    1. I wouldn't recommend it...if you're going to try one, get one of The Body Shop's little body butters because they are wonderful!
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  3. I LOVE when scents take you back to a time of your life so strongly. All the memories hit you at once, I love it. But sucks that it's a bad product, since the packaging is so cute and mango and papaya smells delicious.

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    1. You're exactly right, memories come flooding in! It is such a shame that the product sucks :(
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  4. Oh no what a shame it was no good. I know how you feel though, I'm so fussy when it comes to body butters! I need ones that really sink in! At least the smell is yummy haha?
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    1. You're right...at least there is something good about it! The smell saves it!
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  5. Thank god you reviewed this! Every time I'm in target I walk past the shelf with all the 'I love...' products and I always stop and think, "I'll get it next time because I'm not 100% sure of it." Now I don't think I'll be purchasing it so thanks for the review!
    -Sophie xo

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    1. Not a problem! The other product I've tried from them is their body wash which was soooo much better, but this is a real flop!
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