The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Collection Product Review

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I love anything with a gingerbread man on it! So, I instantly fell in love with The Body Shop's Ginger Sparkle Gift Set Collection. But guess what? This collection doesn't smell like gingerbread! Get any gingerbread scented thoughts out of your head right now! HaHaHa The Body Shop specifically states in their description, that these products have a "festive ginger scent". I didn't read that, when I purchased it. So my nose went into shock, upon my first SNIFF. HaHaHa Let me describe the scent to you (according to my nose)! It's ginger. It's a glass of freshly poured champagne. It's ginger ale. It's light. It's fizzy. It's effervescent. It's fun. It's HOLIDAY! I really like it and I'm not a ginger ale fan! This product does not leave any shimmer on your skin. So if you are worried about the "sparkle" part, there's no need to worry. I purchased this set when Beauty.com had a 20% off sale. So I only paid $16 (I really wanted the cute gingerbread tin). Currently it's listed on their site for $20 (click HERE). Target has it for $18 (click HERE). The Body Shop has it currently for $20 (click HERE). ALL will probably have Black Friday Sale's on this collection. So wait for it...compare & shop :) If anything, get this collection for the cute tin. Can anyone say COOKIES? The tin is huge! Below is my review.
Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
The Body Shop's Ginger Sparkle Collection (gingerbread tin) is Sweet

Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel
This shower gel is very fluid, bubbly and light. What I like about it, is that it perks you up without a harsh scent. It really does have a hint of champagne and puts you in a great holiday spirit. Very nice lather and rinses clean.

Ginger Sparkle Body Polish
This is a gentle body polish. You can clearly see the exfoliation beads and they work. It's gentle to use every day. What really surprised me was how much it lathered! Think of foam that's atop a great beer! Yes, that rich! No irritation here! Just soft, smooth skin.

Ginger Sparkle Body Cream
I'm always worried about The Body Shop's body cream being too heavy. Some are. Some aren't. This cream was rich as you can see from the density, but it absorbed really well into my skin. A little goes a long way. It just turned cold where I live, so this was a treat for my skin. It sucked it up and I didn't feel greasy! LOL

Ginger Sparkle Heart Soap
It's dimensional. Just a great decorative hand soap that was included. Group it with other decorative soaps in one dish and place it in your guest bathroom. It smells great.
My Final Thoughts! Get the set instead of purchasing these separately (trust me they cost more separately)! You'll save money and these sizes are just right to get you through the holidays. Plus, it makes a great gift for yourself or someone else.

Holiday body washes always seem odd to use AFTER a holiday. LOL Maybe it's just me. Usually in January, I'm buying Spring products. HaHaHa I wanted to review this set before Black Friday, because it's been pretty popular and I wanted you to know my thoughts. Look for sales to get a good deal!

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Annie Sand said...

This sounds great! I must check it out on my next visit to the Body Shop store. Happy Tuesday darling!

Chiara T. said...

I love ginger taste so next time I go to Villaggio Mall I will have a stop at The Body Shop store

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Mica T said...

That is such a cute set! I'd buy it for the tin alone too, haha! :)

I think it's probably a good thing it doesn't taste like gingerbread, or you'd be craving gingerbread men all day! If you're anything like me anyway :P

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Linda B said...

Mmm, I actually need some new body lotion and treats like this now...this sounds so good!

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Emma Henderson said...

I love this collection from The Body Shop - it smells amazing!

Amicia Rai said...

Oh... my...
I cannot handle the cuteness of these products! O.O I really want to purchase them as Christmas gifts for my friends (and for me xD)!
Damn it I need more money now... xD

miss b said...

I've always loved gingerbread men too - the cute design and of course eating them. Once again a thorough and helpful review Kim and I can understand why you were attracted to the tin too!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Looks lovely doll...shame it doesn't smell like gingerbread, as that's what I would have expected too, but they worked good, so that's the best thing!! Love the tin...precious!!! Fantastic review doll, I loved it!! I feel like watching Shrek now as this reminded me of the gingerbread man in it, LOL!! Happy Tuesday doll xx

Tina Bradley said...

Those darned little guys always lure me in as well (gingerbread men)! I adore them! :) Great review. Sounds like a good one to try! Hugs, Doll! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! I am as you, love everything with gingerbread man on it and as you I am not a big fan of ginger ale. But from what you say, the whole stuff is really good and festive, and also smells good. I want to get the tin, it is so adorable! And so are you in the gif! Love your red lipstick!:) Kisses dear, have a great day! xo

Emmylou said...

LOLZ...thanks for letting us know about the scent, Kim. From the packaging, I did think it'd be more gingerbread than an actual ginger:P
That body polish looks goooooooood! I'm a sucker for beads:D

Sam said...

I just saw this range in an Xmas catalogue and wondered what it would be like, thanks to your great review, I now know :)

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TheTinyHeart said...

That is kind of disappointing that it doesn't actually smell like gingerbread! The tin is really cute though!

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rachna sharma said...

I have not tried these...looks tempting...vl definitely try these now!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I always thought that ginger bread cookies smell of ginger… Though I guess, there's allspice etc there, too. :) Still, love ginger fragrance and adore the presentation of these - so lovely! Will need to have a look at them in a shop. x

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

what a sweet little collection in the most darling packaging!

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Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I honestly haven't been to the Body Shop in so long and I used to love that place! Ooh, the smell of Gingerbread bath products must be divine!

PAPS said...

I think I like the box the best:).
Wow Kim I am sorry I cant keep up with your posts. I only blog mainly once a week as it is really tough to find time and when I visit you I am amazed how many posts I have missed.
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds like a great stocking stuffer.

Sara Gerard said...

This sounds amazing and I want it all! Awesome review, Kim!

Always Maylee said...

Mmm I bet this smells amazing!

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Darcy said...

Yum! this sounds like the perfect holiday scent!
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Coco said...

I love the packaging, but I wouldn't care for champagne smelling bath products. However, I am a sucker for The body shop body butters! The tin is just too cute!! I feel exactly like you about holiday products in January!!
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Nancy said...

I totally agree about using holiday shower stuff after the holidays. It just seems odd. haha. Also, with holiday home scents like candles. After the holidays, I feel like they need to be put away. haha
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Alicia Mackin said...

This looks like a lot of fun and the perfect gift for a young person. When you are not quite sure what to get the tween in your life : )

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Ooh this set sounds like a lovely holiday treat. And the little gingerbread man tin and motif is so cute. I agree that it's odd to use holiday body washes after the holidays. Thanks for the review Kim!

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Cee said...

This set sounds great - but I'm really glad that you reviewed it because I'm sure I would have expected it to smell like warm, gooey gingerbread, not like fizzy ginger ale, especially with that cute little gingerbread man on the front!
xox,
Cee

jo said...

Hi Kim, I haven't shop at Body Shop for a while now, definitely checking these out. I love holiday scents!

xo Jo

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Ooh Kim this is so adorable <3

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oomph. said...

wow, that tin IS huge! i just love gingerbread cookies, lol!!

Nails My Dreams said...

A Huge Gingerbread Man!! lol. I want to eat that Ginger Sparkle Body Polish... Stop me! Haha. Will go look for them here.
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