Dewberry Mania

Does anybody else remember the Dewberry range from Body Shop, or am I really showing my age? Dewberry shower gel was probably one of my very first beauty products that I bought with my pocket money; and I remember when it first came out in the late eighties. In those days (oh God, did I just write that?) the lovely people at The Body Shop used to give you free samples of anything you wanted, and the samples were really big! I used to go in all the time asking to try things. Imagine doing that now!

Anyway, what’s set off this little nostalgic trip down memory lane? I’ll tell you. A dewberry scented hairbrush. Yes, you read that correctly. A hairbrush with scent. Why? I have no idea, it’s faintly ridiculous. All that I know is that now I have one, I don’t know how I lived without it. I feel as though I’m eight years old every time I brush my hair!

Nostalgia aside, the hairbrush itself – a Denman D3 classic styling brush – is really very good. Personally I have always used my hugely expensive Mason Pearson brush, which almost requires it’s own clause in my home contents insurance; but the Denman is widely used by stylists on shoots, and it’s easy to see why. It detangles and smooths the hair quickly, and it’s anti-static. And it’s around a tenth of the price of a Mason Pearson. And it smells of dewberry….

Dewberry Shower Gel, £3.99 from The Body Shop, and Denman Fragranced Brush, £7.25 from Boots.

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  1. August 24, 2010 / 12:13 pm

    aw i loved that stuff SO much, I think I even had a soap in it. Can I just say, I love the way you write! xx

    • admin
      August 24, 2010 / 1:54 pm

      Thanks Sophie! x

  2. August 24, 2010 / 1:58 pm

    My sister in law used to REEK of Dewberry, my nasal passages have only just recovered decades later! Body Shop White Musk was my go to, to the extent that I bought it to wear on my wedding day – now who is feeling old!

    • admin
      August 24, 2010 / 5:32 pm

      Oh I couldn’t cope with White Musk! Isn’t it funny that you have your scent preferences even at a young age? Musky or fruity?!
      Can’t remember for the life of me what perfume I wore on my wedding day…. must stop forgetting important life details!

  3. Georgie
    August 24, 2010 / 2:03 pm

    Blast From the Past!! I remember getting the bus home from school and stopping in town and spending about an hour sniffing the perfumes in Body shop – they used to have such a massive collection – I used to like the Strawberry one and the vanilla I had a whole drawer full of ‘smellies’

    • admin
      August 24, 2010 / 5:33 pm

      Smellies! Haha, that word brings back memories! Used to buy those tiny bath jewels for 10p and squash them at school – my friend used to prick them with the tip of her compass and squeeze out the liquid!

  4. Anonymous
    November 29, 2011 / 12:55 pm

    What’s up, just wanted to mention, I enjoyed this post. It was helpful. Keep on posting!

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