Banana Shampoo and Beards.

21 January 2010

A lot of companies send hoards of emails to bloggers with their random and quite bizarre freebies...it's a definite sign that they haven't read your blog when you start getting emails about sports bras, diamonds and left-handed men's boxer shorts hitting your inbox. Ahem, I DON'T know why that last email found it's way to my inbox but it did, and er....if you're interested, I recall them being sold at Debenhams. Though, if you think that's strange, wait till you scroll down to the bottom of this post!

So while I don't mention beauty products that often, obviously I do use them and when the Body Shop informed me that they were relaunching a limited edition run of their favourite products from the 80s, I jumped at the chance at trying out their banana shampoo and conditioner. Even more amazingly, they sent me a whole lot of samples to which I (and my sisters) are very grateful for. The 80s range is currently on offer and I would definitely recommend giving the shampoos a go. They're all yummy and my favourite was actually their LOVE perfume which they sent as an extra little post-xmas gift. It's a permanent product and It's been my go-to scent since I recieved it!
I should be tucked up in bed now but I was trawling through last years Japan fashion week (SS10) and came across my old favourites, 'The dress and co' by Hideaki Sakaguchi. Gorgeous soft layers and muted pastels. I love the look of those leggings that are just about peeking out under the romantic ruffles of the dress.
Pretty colours from Koshino Yuma, retro but with a good pinch of quirkiness too.
However, no amount of quirkiness could have prepared me for these bad boys. It brought a huge smile to my face and the images made me desperately want to know what went through the model's minds when they first saw their dresses/togas/blankets/beards and cardboard tubes.
I love fashion. Haha!

46 comments:

  1. banana shampoo! you must let us know how that goes :)

    ps: i tagged you - http://therighthypotenuse.blogspot.com/2010/01/tag-alag-alagged.html

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  2. Ahhhh! The last photo kind of creeps me out!

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  3. Hi Wendy,
    I've change my link.
    Could u kindly update :)

    http://popsicle-dress.blogspot.com

    thanks a million. <3

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  4. LOVE the ruffles on those first runway pics! The 'beardy' runway pics really made me crack up... Oh if Moses and Abraham could see these looks that were undoubtedly inspired by them and their contemporaries... ha ha, ha ha....

    Thanks for sharing! :]

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  5. ooo banana shampoo?! i wanna try! and i want to wear those beards too! :D

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  6. Hiii cutie! :) Hope you're doing well! Love the pictures!

    -xtina

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  7. Hi!! I saw your blog and I thought you might like a wallpaper I made! It matches your logo on ur blog!
    Take care, I hope life is good. I love your blog btw

    http://candyvsmedicine.blogspot.com/2009/10/wallpaper.html

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  8. hahahaha at the last set of photos!! and the companies...seriously!

    Banana shampoo sounds...yummy? it does!

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  9. interesting old/new scents.. what does the love perfume smell like? xxx

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  10. haha those beards are hilarious! Also banana shapoo sounds quite lovely

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  11. Imust buy some banana shampoo.. i think their blogger based marketing has made a sale!

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  12. Hey, i bought that same banana shampoo two days ago! I LOVED it! Great pics : )

    Great blog : )
    Maria

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  13. mmmmmmm banana conditioner sounds lush!!! speaking of, i always go into lush but it all seems so scary, the body shop is just perfect for friendly fruits haha!

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  14. I love fashion too. Great runway selection! ;-)

    Xx

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  15. Haha, it took me a moment there to realise it was an old man. What a legend. I'm loving the ruffley-layered looks here, i should check out japan fashion week!

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  16. The Body Shop collection sounds rad and it's a great idea! Love the first look from Japan Fashion Week because the vest is an unexpected addition to the dress! xo, Mel

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  17. Hahaha the beard-toga photos made me laugh!
    xx

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  18. OMG the beards are hilarious!! too much. lol

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  19. banana shampoo. mh, that sounds great! such cool pics from the japan fashion week

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  20. That first look is gorgeous, and wow do I love the Koshino Yuma collection!! Hope you're having a wonderful week :)

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  21. This is an all new NEW for fashion week.. OMG the beards though... in togas... whatcha think?

    I have not been to body shop is SOOOOO long... perfume makes my eyes itch sometimes..

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  22. japan fashion week is something i never really looked at, but this is making me want to!

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  23. Whats going on in the last photo?hehe

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  24. WOW! banana shampoo! have to get me some of that!

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  25. OH MY GOD - those last few photos! Poor models! I must say the man in the last photo is a little disturbing though :)

    I love getting crazy emails like that but unfourtunately didn't get the one about boxers for left handed men... Ahhh so upset! Though I have got one about clip on stirrups for trousers?! How they're the 'latest fashion accesory'... hmmm...

    ♥ Hannah

    ((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

    xx

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  26. Wow!!! Amazing pictures:)

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  27. Love those runway shots <3

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  28. Left-handed men's boxer shorts? Is there such a thing? hahaha!

    I adore Body Shop and the banana shampoo is something new. I can sense that is smells sweet and fruity.

    I love that Koshimo Yuma plain ruffled dresses... the colors are so in season.

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  29. haha this is gorgeous and so funy! I adore the last picture, lovely colours
    xx

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  30. woww ! japan fashion week always shocking me !
    very unique and original ! :)
    i love this pic

    tenqiu for ur lovely comment btw :)

    xoxo
    yudia aiiu
    http://blackecstasy.blogspot.com

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  31. Banana Shampoo? wo-hoo! how about the smell? tell me!
    thanks for following on twitter ;)
    I've follow you back

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  32. banana shampoo smells yummy haha. and lmao at the last three photos. if i were the model, i don't think i'll be able to stop laughing while walking down the runway haha

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  33. hahahahaa..I could do without the beards..but love ruffles.

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  34. lovely about the shampoo! aw, the fashion is really fun..and and really quirky.

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  35. Wow I want them ! To smell banana on my hair is just awesome ! Haha . Congrats you got them ! x) And I love Hideaki Sakaguchi's collection . Love the pastel colors . The last three look weird , but whatever , that's fashion ! Haha . Have a nice weekend dear !

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  36. I hope the shampoo is great! Looks to be so. Oh, how fun. These fashions.

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  37. Hi there-really love the ruffles and leggings, they are great pieces, very inspirational for summer!

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  38. The Hideaki Sakaguchi designs are amazing, so many ruffles! x

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  39. They must have been sweating under their beards! Love the flowery chiffon jumpsuit! Sabine x

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  40. banana shampoo! must smell really nice :)
    and dress and co is love but I ADORE FURFUR. hahaha...i went to tokyo in october and went to their store in harajuku...kind of just died because i loved the collection/i couldn't afford anything.

    x

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  41. Hehe, i like the beards :P

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  42. oh wow, i can't quite imagine those looks on my local high street :)

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  43. I have been meaning to get some of those body shop bits for a while ! I must try them! Love love the fashion, such fantastic photos, colourful and layers. I love layers !

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  44. WOW...some really interesting collections. Thanks for sharing x

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