[The Body Shop's Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter (RM63)]
Yes, this happened. I failed in my quest to avoid shopping through September. However, it's important to note that this was one of two slip-ups! Which I feel isn't that bad. After all, we aren't actually in AA where they berate your for falling off the bandwagon! Plus, this was completely necessary.
The packaging of this is both vintage-y and sleek at the same time and extremely pretty.
When you open it up, the scent is so wonderfully lovely and calming that slathering it on your face seems almost essential to your life being better.
However, this does take a bit of getting used to in terms of figuring out how to use it. While it states it's a "butter", which makes me feel very decadent, it's more of a balm. It's by no means creamy, in fact, it's a thick solid block of makeup removal goodness! If you don't like your own germs, it's possible to gouge a little out and warm it between your fingers to melt the balm. Alternatively, you can do what I do, and circulate your fingers around the tin to melt it onto your fingers for use.
It turns into an oil when you melt it and it removes makeup like a dream! The sales assistant in store informed me that this was more for the face than the eyes (since they have an eye makeup remover in this line, too), but I've been using it to remove my eye makeup as well and other than the same amount of discomfort I receive from regular eye makeup removers, I see no problem with it being used for that purpose!
As an important note, I removed bright red lipstick with this and there was no residue leftover. Definitely a very good product to look into if you're in the market for a new remover. It smells lovely, is gentle on the skin and feels quite nice.
I have a feeling I'm going to have to try the rest of the stuff in their camomile range! While I've never, ever been a fan of camomile, be it in tea or scent-wise, this doesn't actually smell like it. It's floral and very subtle. So to The Body Shop and sniff it a little. You, too, will be addicted!