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I got this in my stocking this Christmas and was very pleased indeed. First of the packaging is similar to all the other body butters that the Body Shop sell, however it has a lovely festive picture on the front, which was just lovely to unwrap on Christmas Day, even if the picture did have more of a snowy scene than outside.
Next to the smell. Its just heavenly, a really rich gorgeous sweet cranberry scent, I absolutely love it. I find that the fragrance lasts quite a few hours too, which is better than a lot of other body butters where the fragrance fades pretty quickly.
The body butter itself is just that, it is a butter. So many others claim to be body butters but do not have the right consistency to be so. This offering does not disappoint in that respect, it is a rich, creamy velvety butter which smooths onto the skin beautifully. Takes a little massaging as its just so creamy but once massaged in your skin feels wonderfully soft and smooth. It absorbs nicely and does not just sit on top of the skin like some do, neither does it go to the other extreme and completely disappear into your skin leaving the top layer still feeling dry. It has just the right balance and leaves your skin feeling touchably soft and smelling divine.
I found that my skin felt beautifully moisturised for the rest of the day after using it in the morning, and its just so nice to go to work smelling so beautiful, i'm sure certain people lingered by computer longer than was necessary and I put that down to the delicious scent.
Altogether I simply love this body butter and would highly recommend. Whether its a gift or a treat to yourself its not going to disappoint the only downside is when it runs out I feel compelled to replace it with something equally as wonderful which could prove a little expensive as I believe the Body Shop butters are around £13 a pop.
I absolutely love the Body Shop, all the products use fairtrade and ethical ingredients that I think help the world from using the wrong materials. I also love how often there are some great codes online so that you can save money. I bought sale products and then used a code to get £20 off £40 spend. So I got loads of goodies.
This body butter is a Christmas limited edition pot, so I was lucky to get two in the sale. It has some lovely christmassy decoration on the front, and has a fresh fruity smell without being too overpowering or too sickly.
It contains cocoa butter and also shea butter, I usually only buy body moisturisers that contain this because I know that it really does a great job of keeping my skin smooth and soft. I use a lot of products and tend to chop and change, but this body butter has done exactly what I knew it would. Its particularly useful on my knees and elbows that get very dry, and a liberal amount used has helped to stop the winter dry skin on these areas. I moisturise daily and my skin feels great, I have used half a tub in around 4 days on my whole body, which means that the product goes quite far.
The texture of the butter is quite hard to look at, but becomes softer when applied by hand, and it melts into your skin when rubbed in. Theres no grease left, just a nice smooth sheen. You will also end up with smooth palms from applying it. Though I do still use a seperate hand cream for the tops of my hands and nails.
I would recommend this product to people who love body butter, body shop products and a nice smell and smooth skin. Its £5 in the sale at the moment!
I love body butters and I have more than my fair share of them. I have always liked the butters by The Body Shop and as my collection was running a little low, I decided to purchase Cranberry Joy and get Christmas started early.
What does the product do?
The product has been designed to moisturise the skin and to keep it hydrated for up to 24 hours. The product contains both Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter to nourish, strengthen and hydrate the skin, leaving in a better condition. Both of these ingredients are Community Fair Trade so you'll be helping others as well as helping your skin. It also contains plenty of natural oils to hydrate your skin further. It has been scented with the delicious aroma of fruity cranberries to make this a treat for the sense as well as the skin.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be massaged into clean, dry skin generously. It is to be massaged in until it has been fully absorbed and it can be reapplied as often as required.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in the trade mark circular tub which has a screw top lid. On the front of the lid there is a snow covered cranberry and some snowflakes making this a lovely Christmas treat. The butter will cost you around £13 for 200ml and it can be bought from your local Body Shop and also from its online website.
Application and Performance
The product is a beautiful baby pink colour and it looks really pretty in the tub. It has a strong aroma to it which is completely delicious and fruity. It is sweet and smells just like cranberry juice to me. The scent isn't one that I would associate with Christmas but I guess it will from now on. It isn't sickly, too strong or over powering. The product has the consistency of a hard butter and is different to those created by Soap and Glory.
The product is easily removed from the tub and it does glide easily onto the skin. You don't need much of the product in order to achieve the desired results and over using the product does leave the skin feeling a bit greasy. The butter is very easily absorbed by my skin and it seems to melt so minimal massaging is required. It feels gentle on my skin and hasn't irritated me in any way.
The aroma is noticeable as you use the product and it makes the experience more enjoyable. It makes my skin feel more comfortable straight away and it removes feelings of dryness. It stops my legs from looking dull and flaky and it gives my skin a healthy and conditioned sheen. My skin does feel much softer and smoother right from the first use. The results are long lasting and it sees me through the day easily. The aroma lingers lightly on the skin for some time after use.
All in all, this is another lovely butter by The Body Shop. It smells delicious, looks pretty and is easily absorbed by my skin. It makes my skin feel hydrated straight away and leaves my skin feeling softer and in a better condition. I would happily recommend this body butter.
I have a bit of an obsession with body creams as I have naturally dry skin and it is easily effected by the weather. During cold spells I use thicker creams but as it has been quite humid lately I have switched to trying thinner ones and the Cranberry Joy body butter from the Body Shop has been on trial again from my extensive collection.
The Body Shop does a range of body butters which are basically skin creams but with a specific buttery consistency and texture. The butters tend to be prices similarly and are usually around £13 for a 200ml tub. Each tub is a circular plastic container with a tight screw-on lid. Each butter is also available in a smaller 'taster' size so you can try it before investing in a larger tub, however occasionally some of the butters are on offer eg 3 for 2, so it is worth keeping an eye out for these, especially if you like trying a range of creams like I do.
The Cranberry Joy body butter is generally marketed as an end of year cream due to the cranberry smell hinting of Thanksgiving/Christmas and general Autumny things. The lid is shiny and a maroon shade and there is a good amount of cream inside, more than half the tub but not so much to cause problems with getting it on the lid or closing the lid easily.
The cream is a thick buttery consistency which means it doesn't move around in the container, which is just as well as the style of tub would make a mess of a sloppier lotion. The body butter is a pinkish colour and it smells strongly of berries. It has a very tangy sweet smell which I like but will not appeal to everyone's sense of smell as it is rather strong.
But, when you rub it into your skin, the smell is much gentler and I actually really like it. A few people have commented on how nice I smell when I'm wearing Cranberry Joy body butter. As the cream is a good thickness it keeps my skin moisturised all day after I apply it first thing in the morning, usually after a shower. It gives me a nice feeling to slather it on in this hot weather we've been having as it has a summery feel to it, though as I wrote earlier they tend to market it more heavily in Autumn.
If you have oily skin then this butter is not for you, and I would not recommend the cocoa butter in this range either. It suits dry skin but also mildly dry skin as I have been using it on my feet which don't tend to dry out but really soak up this cream well. It is easy to rub in and has a nice texture/feel to it. At night I use a non-fragrant medicinal cream but in the daytime this is perfect in this warmer weather, although the body butter is not thin so it won't suit oilier skin types as an all-over body butter, but perhaps it would do for specific places such as the feet and hands.
This body butter lasts a long time due to there being a large quantity in a 200ml tub, but it gets 4 stars from me instead of 5, as it's a great product but it is quite pricey in my opinion.
I picked this body butter up in a Body Shop sale earlier this year, where I managed to get it for around £3 - £4 instead of the RRP of £13. I bought it online, so didn't get to smell it beforehand, but I remembered reading some positive reviews about the range which I believe is seasonal and available in the run up to Christmas, although there is a limited selection of products from the range available online at the moment.
The packaging looks quite festive, being a maroon colour with what looks like snowflakes on the front. It's the usual screw lid top which makes it easier to scoop the product out with your fingers rather than trying to squeeze through a tube. The body butter itself is pink/purple in colour, and I must admit it took me a while to get round to using this because on first sniff it really didn't appeal. It smells very very sweet, but also reminds me of beer or alcopops bizarrely...you know that smell some pub floors have when they've had hundreds of drinks spilt on them? Anyway, I put my initial reservations to one side and gave it a try anyway.
I was relieved when I started using this butter that it didn't smell like it did in the pot once it was distributed. On skin, it just smells very sweet and artificial. If I didn't know it was supposed to smell of cranberries, I probably would just think it smelt vaguely fruity. But like I say, definitely not natural smelling. Annoyingly, the fragrance does actually linger on the skin all day, and although this is usually a positive for me with body butters, with this one it just gets on my nerves throughout the day when I get a whiff of it.
Applying the body butter is quite a pleasant experience. It feels really luxurious and hydrating, although is quite thick and it doesn't matter how long you wait for it to sink in, it still feels like you've got a greasy layer on your skin. It does take some rubbing in too, otherwise it sits on the skin in pink streaks. In terms of moisturising properties, this is really nourishing, and I always turn to The Body Shop body butters when my skin is dry or problematic as I know they give intense moisturisation. I got sunburnt a few weeks ago, and have been alternating different products to keep my skin hydrated and stop it from flaking. This one is excellent as I only need to apply it once and it keeps my skin moisturised all day, whereas with some other products I've had to reapply throughout the day.
Apart from the fact I'm not keen on the smell, and it lingers all day along with the greasy layer, this body butter is really good for its moisturising properties. I think it is probably one I will apply before bed in future, and just wear overnight, because it's too heavy for daytime use, and the smell irritates me as it's so sweet and false. I'm awarding three stars purely because there are so many other body butters I would choose over this one.
(Review also appears on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
I love The Body Shop products and especially their Body Butters, I often buy this when its on offer as full priced it is a bit pricey, luckily they often have offers going on particularly online. The last order I did included a pot of Cranberry Joy Body Butter, I had read several reviews about this one and wanted to try it for myself.
Cranberry Joy Body Butter is sold in a round plastic tub with a screw top lid, this shows a festive picture of a frosty cranberry surrounded with snowflakes, this on the red plastic lid gives it a real festive look. The Body Shop logo is displayed in the centre of the lid.
All the other relevant information is on the bottom of the pot and is easy to read should you wish to.
Cranberry Body Butter is a pale pink colour and the texture is reasonably firm, it feels soft and light but the best thing about it is the fragrance, its so light and fresh it smells just like sweet juicy cranberries.
To use this I just scoop a blob from the pot and massage it into my skin, I usually use this after my evening bath or shower before bed as I find like most of the Body Butters The Body Shop ones feel slightly greasy while using them and leave my skin feeling a bit sticky for a little while, whilst this sound horrible I don't have any problems with it as once the product has soaked into my skin it is left feeling beautifully soft and moisturised I just couldn't use this and then get dressed straight away.
After using Cranberry Joy my skin not only felt soft and moisturised but it smelt lovely and fresh too. Cranberry Joy isn't a strong fragrance but once applied to my skin at night I can still smell it in the morning.
Despite feeling slightly greasy and sticky I have never had any problems with this staining any clothing the only slight problem I have is when scooping it from the pot it sometimes gets down my nails if they are getting a bit long.
Although Cranberry Joy is a festive fragrance and therefore described as a seasonal fragrance it is still available both in store and online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk where a 200ml pot is on offer for just £4.00 instead of the usual £13.00 mark.
If you use this type of product then I would certainly recommend Cranberry Joy Body Butter, its fresh and fruity and at the moment while its available a very good price.
I received this from my brother who will make me a hamper of all different products for Christmas. He mainly shops at body shop for me as for the most part it doesn't react to my sensitive skin.
All the body shop body butter have pretty standard packaging, which consists of a round tub with a screw lid on, they just vary in colour depending on the product. I really like the design of this packaging as the red really stood out and the snowflakes and snow-covered cranberry made it look really pretty and girly.
The cream is really thick and creamy and smelt gorgeous it isn't too over powering but has a luxurious fragrance. The cream to touch is really thick and does involve scooping out with you fingers which can cause problems when your near the end of the tub to get every little bit out. I applied a little to my arm and left it for 24 hours to see if I have a reaction as I often have to with many products and I was pleased to say it didn't go blotchy. I then applied it all over the next day even though it is really thick it seems to sink in the skin and makes it instantly softer and more supple. The scent could still be smelt after a full day at work and I was pleased to see that my elbows, which are prone to drying out, were still lovely and moisturised
I was really pleased with this product and although it is a little expensive at £5 for 200ml (currently reduced to £4) it does last a long time as only a little is needed. I would buy this again as the results are really impressive I have even thanked my brother for introducing me to such a lovely product.
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I have always seen The Body Shop as the best place to go to buy body butter, and this body butter only confirms this. With 200ml costing £13, it may seem expensive, however it does go a long way, and The Body Shop always has discounts on their body butters over the christmas period, definitely making this the best time to buy it! It comes in an appealing christmas styled tub, making it a great gift for someone over the festive period, although I would definitely like to recieve this product all year round!
Often I find that body butters can leave your skin feeling greasy and sticky, especially if you moisturise just before going to bed. I find that this body butter is light enough not to do this, and has the added bonus of leaving your skin smelling lovely and christmassy. I suffer from sensitive skin, and often have a problem with fragranced products as a result. This product however is great for my skin, and really helps to stop it drying out.
There is a whole range of The Body Shop products with the same frangrance, including hand creams, fragrance oils etc, and I must say that they all smell fruity and refreshing, without smelling cheap and like air freshener. The fragrance is not overpowering, but still allows your skin to smell delicately fruity for a couple of hours, although in my opinion, the scent does not always last for very long.
=Cranberry Joy Body Butter=
I received a 200ml tub of this at Christmas, I love the Body Butters and am always open to trying a new fragrance, and this was one of their range brought out at Christmas.
This was a gift, but the price of the Body Butters are around £13 for a 200ml tub, and is available from Body Shop, both on the high street and online store.
Like all the other Body butters the base shape and style of the container is the same, a round tub, in a deep red colour with a screw off lid. The design on the top of the lid is snowflakes and frost, just bringing the Christmas theme further to the product.
The Body butter is a thick cream like substance, it is dense to the touch and you almost feel like you need to dig your fingers into the tub to get to the butter. The butter does not absorb immediately into the skin, but this is offset against the quality of the butter, the smell is a sweet but sour smell of cranberries, it just gives a very Christmas feel with all elements of the butter.
Once absorbed into the skin, you can smell the cranberries, even a couple of hours later, and I found my skin still felt soft to the touch even 6 hours later I could feel the cream on my skin.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this cranberry body butter, there was also other items in the range, although this is a Christmas product, it is one that I do hope they produce again next Christmas, as I will defiantly be buying again.
I am a big fan of body butters in general, but my favourite sort of body butter usually has to be from the Body Shop. I was given some really gorgeous body butter called Cranberry Joy the Christmas before this last one and it was part of a gift set. I'm not sure if this Body Butter is still being sold in the Body Shop any more however, and if it is, I am pretty sure it will be a seasonal item due to its ingredients and its name which is obviously associated with Christmas.
I had the smaller tub of this as part of the gift set, but I also think they made them in the larger standard sized (200ml) tubs, too. The outer packaging was lovely and festive in rich shades of cranberry red with icy frosting. I used this loads of times over that Christmas period and it the smell of it now I am sure would bring back happy memories for me. This body butter is packaged the same way as all the other Body Shop body butters, i.e. a large plastic quite heavy-duty tub with a strong twist off lid.
The smell of this body butter was mind blowing - one of my absolute favourites. Removing the lid gave me an instant hit of fresh fruity cranberries. It smelled both fresh and natural and it just made you want to stand there sniffing it all day long. Though this was marketed towards Christmas time, I don't really think that to me it smelled particularly OF Christmas, if you know what I mean. For that reason, if I still had any left now I'd be happy to use it at any time of the year, as it's not what I'd really describe as a 'festive' fragrance - it's just a lovely one!
As with all the other body butters in this range, this is a really thick consistency and turning the tub upside down would never make the contents fallout, you' have to shake it really hard to get it to do that. It's a pale pink in colour and only a tiny bit is needed as it glides onto the skin and just melts without having to actually sit there are rub it in.
It's initially quite a greasy product, it is, after all a body butter, so the name itself suggests it's going to be a little bit on the greasy side. However, as it melts into the skin and completely hydrates all your parched and scaly areas, you soon realise that any grease that was there ahs been totally eliminated.
The smell lingers on the skin for absolutely ages afterwards ad this is a real treat to use. I love it and now I've written about it I am remembering just how gorgeous it was and it's making me want to go out and have a look to see if it's still in stock.
If you are looking for a really luxury body butter but you're not after anything too citrus-based, then I'd give this a try. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
A while ago there was a really good offer for bodyshop on the cashback site that I use so I decided to stock up on some things that I needed. I always get through a whole load of body lotion so i thought I would invest in a couple of the bodyshop body butters as they are of a really good quality.
When I bought the items from their website it was nearing Christmas time so I thought I would give this cranberry body butter a go as I was feeling festive. I love feminine smells and I especially like fruity fragrances so I thought this would be a good choice for me. I have used a few of the body butters from here before and they are always amazing. They do tend to be a bit on the expensive side, around £13 for 200ml, but as I was getting a good deal I thought I would give this a try.
The body butter is in a circular tub with a twist lid that is made from a hard and durable plastic. This one is a lovely deep Christmasy red colour and has a large frosted cranberry on the lid. There are also white snowflakes all around the edge. I don't mind this at all but it does put me off a little that this is so exclusively a Christmas body butter when actually it would be fine the whole year round. The design is very simple but functions exactly as it should and the packaging tells you everything that you need to know. I wouldn't say the packaging is mind blowing or innovative but it does the job - what more do you need?
Straight away when you open up the tub you get an instant hit of fresh and fruity cranberry. The body butter is a lovely pale pinky/reddy colour and feels very thick and rich when you rub it into your skin. The butter has such a thick consistency that you don't need a huge quantity when you use. I like that the body butter goes really far as this means you are getting your moneys worth and you don't have to stock up within a month. It moisturises my skin really well and leaves me feeling hydrated and soft. I also love the fact that the tub opens up completely and allows you easily to take as much or as little as you need. This also means that the container is an excellent thing to keep hold of afterwards. I tend to use these to store the remnants of other finished bottles of moisturiser and this is extremely handy.
I love the consistency and the smell of this cream but it does also noticeably improve the softness of my skin which is exactly what I want from a body butter. The butter rubs into the skin very easily and is absorbed quickly which means little awkward waiting around for it to dry. It works on my skin for a long time meaning I don't usually have to apply again for another couple of days. You could in fact probably get away with once a week but I like to look after my skin and feel luxuriated so I tend to do this a few times a week.
The price of the tub is still pretty extortionate considering what it is you are actually buying, despite the quality and the delicious smell. I do think this is a lovely product but I'm not sure I would shell out for it every time. Definitely when another offer comes up or there are sales I'd be interested in having this one again or another in the line with a different fragrance.
Overall, a lovely body butter but not necessarily worth the price.
Often I will mooch about in The Body Shop for bargains and knowing that their body butters usually retail at about £13.00 a tub I picked this Christmas themed limited edition one up as it was on offer for only £4.00 for a 200ml round tub of the stuff just recently. Fine it may not be Christmas now I thought but it sure is flipping cold so why not!
Like I say this comes in a tub that is a deep red colour and is made of plastic, the lid twists on and off and there is a snowflake design on the lid along with a picture of a cranberry and we are clearly told what it is and who its by then on the base of it the size is stated, the ingredients are listed and contact details for The Body Shop are given. Its a nice robust tub this one, looks good quality and is informative as it needs to be and so on and I have no issues with it at all.
The Body Butter:
Thick and soft, a little of this really does go a very long way indeed. Its very pungent in fragrance and of cranberries in a sweet and natural way and I really do like this one, I think the fragrance really is wintery!
This is very highly moisturising in a none greasy way and I can dress almost immediately after applying it my skin is left feeling really soft, supple and moisturised for hours and hours and the smell.......? Well that lingers fresh on my skin as well.
I use this a couple of times a week and have to admit that my skin does feel and look a lot better than before using it. I can use it straight after shaving and its mild and gentle and all in all I think this is a fabulous buy at £4.00 or £13.00 if you like the scent of it and you want a damn good body moisturiser then this really could be for you!
Only available from The Body Shop however it is on sale at £4.00 a tub and is limited edition so it won't be hanging about for long I'm sure!
Can be found if you Google it any time of year....or just wait until Christmastime and but if at The Body Shop!
This review is also posted in Ciao under this same username.
I really like the body shop body butters, they are one of my absolute must-have products, but at the full price they are rather expensive, so I always keep my eye out for offers and sales!
I bought the cranberry joy body butter in the January sales this year, as it was reduced to about £4 from £13 for a full sized (200ml) tub because it is obviously a Christmas themed product with a Christmassy scent. You can't imagine how excited I was when I saw how cheap this was, and I ended up buying several tubs of it so that I could have two for myself and the rest will be given away this Christmas (I know, I'm a cheapskate!)
Even though the thought of the smell of cranberries didn't really appeal to me, mainly because I wasn't actually sure what cranberry actually smelt like, I decided to buy it anyway because of the price. The body butter comes in a medium sized tub, which is round.
It is well designed with a simple screw top lid and the packaging like all of the body shop body butters is simple, but attractive. The colour scheme is red and the lid has a pretty design on it which is very Christmassy.
The actual body butter has the usual thick consistency and only the smallest amount is needed to provide instant hydration, and it keeps my skin feeling moisturised all day. The product sinks into my skin quickly, and it leaves my skin feeling soft & smooth.
It's very moisturising and the smell is actually nice! It smells fresh and fruity, with a slight tanginess. It is a bit strong & the smell is still noticeable even after several hours but luckily I do like the scent, but not as much as any of the other fruit fragranced body butters - although I do like it, it is one of my least favourites.
I wouldn't have paid full price for this body butter, but I am very pleased with my bargain body butter, and I'd recommend it as it is very moisturising, smells nice and is really good quality.
My daughter bought me this for Christmas as she knows how much I love fruity beauty products. She bought me this along with another Christmas special body butter, this one was my favourite of the two.
Body Butter is something which I have grown to like. At first I was a bit unsure as the texture is so thick I didn't really like it but now I find it really luxurious.
The Body Shop is one of my favourite shops, I love going in and testing all the things. I love fruity smelling things in particular so always treat myself to a fruity soap or shower gel. At Christmas they bring out special fragrances and this Cranberry joy one is one of them.
The body butter comes in a round, squat tub with a dark red lid with snowflakes and frost on it so it looks very festive. You open it by twisting off the lid and the butter is inside. It is a very dense cream, very similar to butter so I can see where it gets the name from! I scoop some out with my fingers and apply some to my skin. It takes a while to absorb but is very gentle and smells lovely. The smell is of sweet cranberries and it does remind me of Christmas, there's just something about it that makes it special! The smell lingers slightly on the skin, not in an over powering way but in a nice, gentle way which is just sweet enough to be noticed. My skin afterwards feels nice and moist and if I have any dry areas it helps to cure it.
I really like this, the smell is lovely and the effect it has is nothing but positive.
I bought this Cranberry Joy body butter at half price in January of this year - this is one of the festive ranges that is out over Christmas and immediately goes on sale once Christmas Day is over with! At full price Body Shop body butters cost £13 but I cannot think of the last time I bought one at full price - they are often reduced, and the website seems to have sales on all the time!
Although this particular body butter is no longer available from the Body Shop itself, I have seen several for sale on ebay, and no doubt it will be back later this year!
Pricey but nice
I really am a fan of Body Shop body butters - despite the steep price tag at full price, they are always such good quality and tend to smell gorgeous too! As with all the butters, this comes in a nice big plastic tub with a screwtop lid. It's dark red in colour and there is a pic of the cranberry fruit on the lid.
Inside the cream is a pale pink shade, and it is lovely and thick. I find that a little of this goes a long way, and as with all the body butters I have tried from the Body Shop, this absorbs into the skin quickly and easily. At first it almost feels a little greasy, but once it's applied it leaves the skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth, and very well moisturised.
Sweet and fruity
So what about the smell? Well, as you would expect this has a very sweet fruity fragrance. It is quite intense, and on the strong side too, so I am not sure this scent would be to everyone's taste. I personally really like it, although it is probably not my favourite Body Shop fragrance (this award probably goes to the strawberry or satsuma body butters ... or maybe mango ... ). What I do really like about the fragrance is the way it lingers - I can still smell this hours after application and the scent that lingers is lighter than when you first apply it. And I notice that even 24 hours after I have applied this my skin feels incredibly soft.
In summary ...
Overall I really like this body butter. As with all these body butters, it moisturises really well and the smell is lovely too. However I will take off a star as it isn't my absolute favourite and there are others I would choose before purchasing this again - and it is expensive at full price.