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The Body Shop body butter review

I always hear people rave about The Body Shop’s body butters and always see them in stores, like TJMaxx and Ulta.  So, one day at TJMaxx I picked up a gift set of The Body Shop’s coconut scented product minis, including a body butter.  As you can see from my pictures of the product, I have hit pan and absolutely love the body butter.  It’s so good to put on after a shave or getting out of the shower and leaves the skin super smooth and smelling lovely.

My skin is perpetually dry during the winter, so this is a lovely product I’ve placed in my skin care regimen. It absorbs easily, lasts a long time and according to the packaging, is enriched with community trade coconut oil from Samoa.  I recommend ordering a small one, travel size, so you can throw it in your purse or backpack.  Sign up for The Body Shop’s emails and look out for sales, or shop their body butters at TJMaxx, which sells tons of amazing skin care products at discounted prices.

The smell is perfect for me, as it reminds me of summer and lounging around on a white sand beach. During these cold winter months, it’s nice to be reminded the warm weather actually exists.  Luckily, the scent is not overpowering.  

Please note that this is not part of a promotion and I bought the product with my own money.  I would personally recommend this product to anyone and all opinions are my own.  

Have any body products that you’re obsessed with right now? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this blog post, please give a like and follow 🙂

Xoxo,

Amber

My Christmas Playlist

E8CF0BCC-8119-48D7-B47D-C094BC6BF4CCFor me personally, I believe playing Christmas playlist while you’re walking, driving or just chilling, during this time of year is perfectly acceptable.  Hell, if I’m gonna be honest, I started playing Christmas music on Halloween.  On one of my local radio stations, Christmas music begins playing nonstop starting on Thanksgiving.  I’ve created a Spotify Christmas playlist which I take requests for from my family members, similar to how I take requests from my uni friends for my “Party Tunes” playlist.  I always put it on shuffle and play it in the morning while I’m getting ready and then during the night time when I’m vegging out. So, with that said, check out the playlist on my Spotify under “Amber Canbek” and let me know if I’m missing any essential Christmas classics!

Retail therapy

(Coat – IZ Byer, Scarf – City Streets, Shirt – LA Hearts, Leggings – Maurices, Ring – Maurices, Shoes – East 5th)

October in upstate New York was mild, but as soon as November hit, it turned freaking cold! I didn’t have a winter jacket with me at school, so I decided to do some retail therapy. Taking time for myself to shop for an afternoon before my 2:30 class was something I really needed.  It took my mind off of a lot of things and during the shopping spree I bought a purse, a coat, jacket, gloves, Sweetbitter, and a moisturizer that I’ll be showing you all in a future post. So, with all of these new items I purchased, I thought I’d show you all some pictures of me wearing them in an OOTD-styled post.  These pictures were actually taken yesterday afternoon by my great friend Bobby (follow him on Insta @lynh.photography). I popped into the university’s cafe, which serves Starbucks coffee. #BLESSED. In this photo shoot I was actually sipping on a chestnut praline latte, if you were wondering. It was actually the first time I wore the City Streets scarf and the purse, which is by Colony One, but unfortunately I could not find the same bag online.  

For a college student that is constantly surrounded by basically the same things day-in and day-out, I think going out by yourself and enjoying whatever time you have off is a great way of self-care.  Sure, it left a bit of a dent in my bank account, but it was much needed.  Not only due to the fact that I didn’t have any winter clothes, but also because it helped me out mentally.  With finals around the corner and midterm grades lurking in the back of my mind, getting away from campus really helped me out.  

After I’ve finish posting this blog post, I will begin writing another book review, which you should be looking for within the next day or so.  Once that’s completed, I plan on finishing up a podcast that I’ve been working on for one of my classes.  Who knows? Maybe I’ll post the podcasts here once they’re done.  

Leave me a comment letting me know what you’re up to this weekend, and if you liked this blog post, please follow!

Love, Amber