UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

January 21, 2014

Review: & Other Stories Body Scrub in Shinjuku Blossom

cherry blossom body scrub dry skin cure
cherry blossom body scrub dry skin cure
cherry blossom body scrub dry skin cure

I really want my photos to do some of the talking...
...if only you could smell via photograph!

& Other Stories have a store on Regent Street in London and when I was home for Christmas I just couldn't help myself. I've been in the shop once before and I left with a wish list the length of my arm. This time I went it, swiftly bought two products and left before I could do any more damage. One of the two things I left with was this body scrub, quite possibly the most gorgeous beauty product to grace my bathroom since I discovered L'Occiante's Almond Shower Oil (not that I would recommend using these together, the scents just don't quite work). 

Housed in a very simple plastic container is a thick, pink, cherry blossom scented gel full of very fine, very effective exfoliating particles. I tried to show how thick the gel is in my last photograph. On contact with wet skin it lathers up beautifully and it leaves you feeling both smooth and clean. It doesn't dry out my skin and it doesn't irritate it. What's more, I don't even need to use that much product to get a great result so this body scrub is lasting me really well. And when I finally do finish it I can take the empty packaging back to the store for 10% off my next purchase (I love schemes like this). 

Not everyone will be able to visit the London store but their online shop is very navigable and filled with beauty delights. I would highly recommend all of the Shinjuku Blossom range (it is very strongly fragrant cherry blossom with a touch of orange and vanilla that gives it sweetness and depth) as well as the Moroccan Tea range (think fresh mint tea with lemon and sugar squeezed into it) which I've been coveting for months now. My first glimpse at & Other Stories' beauty line has been a very happy one and I will 100% be purchasing some more of their body scrubs, they're downright gorgeous. 

Have you tried anything from & Other Stories?



  1. This looks lovely. I think I'm a bit obsessed with body scrubs!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥ HUGE Giveaway Now on!

  2. I LOVE these body scrubs. The Moroccan Mint Tea is my favourite - it smells like mojitos! x

    Elissa |

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  4. i grabbed a blush from the store when i was in london, their stuff is very lovely wish i had more room in my suitcase for body care too!

  5. mmm... it looks yummy too!☺♥

  6. This looks gorgeous, and it's really reasonably priced!
    I'm on the lookout for a new scrub, may have to give this a whirl.
    Thanks for the fab review! :)

    Jess xo


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