Well it's only taken until near enough the end of July, however Summer has finally hit the North East. In order to get into the spirit of Summer, I've been continuously reaching for The Body Shop's new Pinita Colada range. Now I'm assuming you'll have seen this on a 1001 other blogs, however I've never seen a launch from The Body Shop have as much hype surrounding it as this. I'd even read that many stores were actually sold out of the range, that's how limited edition it had become. However luckily for me, my lovely chummy Claire is a Body Shop rep and allowed me to get my mitts on the entire range.

So... where do I start at with this? Except from stating the obvious - it smells like Summer, think of a mix of coconuts and tropical fruits. It's good enough to eat. I'm a big fan of layering scents and these products when used together can guarantee that you smell like you're on a tropical island all day long. First up is the Body Scrub and Body Sorbet - both do the same job in exfoliating your skin, however the differences lie in how you like your scrub. If you're a fan of a gritty exfoliator - go for the scrub, and if you want more of a body buffer (you know what I mean), reach for the sorbet.

Personally the winner in the range for me is the Shower Gel - it easily suds up and the scent of this alone lasts on the skin for hours. I've even used this as a bubble bath - that's how good it is. Now if you are completely obsessed with Pinita Colada, what you will find is that wherever you are upstairs in your house, if someone has used this you'll be able to smell it. That's how strong the scent is. Finally the Body Butter - unlike other body butters which I've had from The Body Shop, the texture of this is almost whipped. Normally I use their body butters as barrier cream for fake tan due to the harder consistency, however this is nothing which I've seen before from The Body Shop. Like any good moisturiser this absorbs pretty much straight into the skin. Quite frankly I'm obsessed with this range and I think it needs to be made into a permanent line. Who's with me?

If you're from the North East and are looking for bargain Body Shop items, search for "body shop at home with Claire" on Facebook.