Sunday, 20 April 2014

Boots Natural Collection Body Sprays | A Cheaper Alternative

If you've been searching for a cheap and cheerful body spray, or an alternative to the £12 Hollister mists - then you've come to the right place. If not, then this post may just inspire you to try something new out! 

I've always thought carrying around a body spray was a great alternative to carrying around you most loved and expensive perfume. Just for on the go, when you want a quick splash of fresh fragrance. Obviously body sprays aren't less concentrated and definitely don't last as long as a perfume, but you can purchase a lot more product for an incredibly cheaper price. Yes, some body sprays *cough* Hollister's *cough* are expensive, but I've been questioning recently if they're really worth the price (£12 per 250ml bottle, or 3 for £24). 

Every time I walk past the Hollister store I can't help but smell their 'signature' scent - musky, but sweet and 'girly' too. Therefore a while ago I decided to purchase one of their body sprays, and opted for the scent 'crescent bay', one of their most popular scents and I can understand why. The pink liquid in contained within a clear plastic tall bottle, which is labelled with their pretty packaging. As mentioned before the bottle holds 250ml of product, and it really seems to last forever. But I knew I could find a product that was just as good, for a much more reasonable price. Which successfully, I have.  

I wouldn't say Boot's natural collection body sprays meet all the standards of Hollister's, but for me they do just fine. The Boot's sprays come at a price of £2 - but I happened to catch a 3 for 2 deal, and got 3 for £4. Whilst the Boot's sprays are significantly cheaper, I obviously wasn't expecting the quality to be as good as a £12 spray. So yes, the amount of product only came to 150ml and the packaging is pretty basic and not so luxurious. Other than that, the collection still contains at least 3 scents I really love (I chose mango & papaya, apple & lime and vanilla). Out of the three I wear the apple an lime the most, and the vanilla the least. As I can find the vanilla a bit too sweet at times, but it varies meaning having 3 to chose from is perfect really. 

As much as I wanted to repurchase Hollister's sprays again, and take advantage of their 3 for £24 deal. I knew buying 3 boots sprays for £4 would save me £20 - and £20 at my age adds a lot to my purse. I'm just glad I opted for this alternative, as these body sprays do have less product, but actually work out fitting in my handbag better too. Meaning no regrets here, even though I'd love to try the rest of Hollister's range. But I did manage to get my hands on some of Hollister's body care for only £3 in the sale, so click here to see a full review of their hand and body cream. 

Hope you've had a lovely Easter and holiday off - the perfect time for hobbies like blogging, that's if you don't have exams... And sadly I do. Therefore I apologise for not posting for quite some time, as well as having limited time I feel uninspired. However once exams are over I will make a conscious effort, and remind myself how fun it is to share all my beauty and fashion thoughts with you all!

Have you tried any of Boots' natural collection body sprays?