Sunday, 6 December 2015

Christmas with the Bodyshop!





 Naturally, as a blogger it's really nice being sent things. But what's even better is when your sent things by a brand that use and enjoy anyway. This is why I was so thrilled when a package from The Body Shop landed on my doorstep. I've only been blogging for about six months, so stuff like that is very exciting for me! I use both the Bodyshop instablur primer and BB cream consistently and it's always one of the first places I head to for gifts at Christmas time as there are usually lots of great offers and options people are bound to love!


It's easy to forget that the Bodyshop does make up, but it has a great range and these two palettes from them are a great reason why you need to check them out. Each palette consists of a different 'look' as it were and suggestions on the back as where best to place each colour on your eyelid. I'll be honest, eyeshadow blending and all that is something I've not exactly been great at, so these step by step instructions were really helpful to me. You've also got a large mirror which I'm always thankful for as it's so handy to have it all in one little package. While it does come with a double ended brush, not everyone is a fan of an sponge applicator but the other end does have a angled brush which is a really lovely touch.  The packaging is also very Christmassy in gold and silver and feels considerably sturdy given that it's only cardboard although I know people won't necessarily like this.

Swinging Silver* combines four metallic tones including a smoky deep blue, a coral peachy-pink, the most perfect silver and a dark grey. You might be slightly confused at the pink shade but it just works and I feel like paired with the silver it makes such a fresh daytime look.



Grooving Gold* has to be my favourite of the two. It consists of warm and copper colours that for me are the epitome of Christmas and is definitely the one I will be reaching for on the 25th! This would also be most perfect palette for parties, especially any Work events you might have or especially New Years Eve. You've obviously got a yellow toned gold, plum purple, a stunning rose gold and a mauve-brown.This creates a warm, very glam look and the colour selection really compliments each other

 The shades of both palettes are of brilliant quality and extremely pigmented. With glitter, you'd expect some fall out but I didn't find any experience any myself which is such a bonus. They also blend together really nicely which is so great for someone like me! I also feel like either palette could be used for a day or night look, perhaps using just a couple of the shades for a more subtle look or all four if you'd like to go all out. I love the size of these palettes, as they are so easy to pop into your handbag and with four brilliant shades it is more than worth the price tag of £16.00 each. I am so impressed with these Bodyshop palettes, I'm definitely recommending them to anyone who wants to create an easy, Winter look.


Firstly, one thing you shouldn't do  when you unscrew these Frosted Plum Bath Fizzers* -don't lean right in and give it a big inhale like I did as I very nearly choked to death as the gorgeous smell is incredibly strong. The best way to enjoy these lovely little cubes of joy is certainly one at a time! Part of the frosted plum bath and body range, these fizzing bath treats are a real floral and fruit mix. You can definitely pick out the peony, magnolia and plum notes. As I'm sure you've guessed, you simply drop one or two cubes into the bath and sit back and let it do it's magic!


The smell really envelopes you and comes with you even when you have climbed out, it also leaves your skin soft and silky. The packaging is great to just sit on a bathroom shelf and then pick at, as an when you want, secured in an airtight plastic container. You also have a great helping so should be able to get plenty of bathes out of the job.




Last of all is this adorable owl sponge! I love how chubby he is and I think he'll look really sweet perched on the edge of my bath. I bet my niece would love him!


Something I also want to talk about is The Bodyshop's partnership with WaterAid. When you buy a specially selected gift from the store, The Bodyshop will donate 4.4p which can provide a family in Ethiopia with safe water for a day. How incredible is that? Such a brilliant idea and I really applaud more shops to take lead from The Bodyshop. And it's the most perfect reason you could ever need to go shopping I say! To find out more, take a look here. 


I hope you've liked looking at my Bodyshop goodies, if you are searching for a gift for someone this Christmas or even something for yourself, the Bodyshop always have lots of greats offers so I would definitely check them out!

*Post contains PR Samples.

Emily x

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47 comments

  1. The bath fizzers sound right up my street! And that owl is so cute. xx

    Moany Mouse | Scottish Lifestyle Blog

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  2. The owl sponge is so adorable. The bath fizzers sound gorgeous, I definitely need to try them!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  3. I have never heard about the bath fissures, they sound like a lot of fun!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  4. omg these eyeshadow palettes look super pretty! I need to give them a try :)

    Ana | Zoella Beauty Giveaway www.anacelinelabod.com

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  5. I like the idea of the bath fizzers- special treats for the bath are a must have around Christmas I think! That grooving gold palette is gorgeous- certainly would be my colours of choice.

    Gina xx

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  6. Such great finds! These would make great gifts to friends or even to yourself for a night of pampering!

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  7. Great post, thanks for the swatches! The eyeshadows look so rich and pigmented!

    - Maya at www.TheKelleyDoll.com

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  8. That owl is so cute, the body shop always has amazing stuff!

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  9. The eyeshadows look stunning & that owl is so cute!
    x

    Small&Blonde♥

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  10. I love The Body Shop too!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  11. I was just having a look at the new frosted plum range in the Body Shop the other day, I completely agree with you in that they have some of the best Christmas gifts :)

    Velvet Blush | Beauty Giveaway

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  12. Grooving gold has to be my favourite too, it looks pretty. I haven't seen the bath fizzers before, I need to check them out! Owl sponge is so cute :) x

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  13. Gosh, I remembered the first time I received a PR package, I was over the moon and to be honest, I still feel the same until today. I must be the only one who hasn't tried The Body Shop makeup but I really like the looks of Grooving Gold palette!

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  14. I'm like you, not the best at applying eyeshadow (I usually have a friend do it for me, and they're all so happy to do it) but there comes a time to learn and these instructions on seems so great for that! I also love the first palette, the blue looks gorgeous!

    Filippa Always a Dot

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  15. Ooooh, I'm happy for you! It's always so exciting to receive things from brands you already love. ALSO WHEN I FIRST SAW THOSE BATH FIZZERS I thought they were marshmallows, lol. Glad to hear they're potent!

    becky ♡ star violet

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  16. I can't believe I haven't even been into a Body Shop store after they released their Christmas products this year. But I think I'd enjoy any of Frosted Plum products and I'm dying to try the body lotion! Bath Fizzers would also be a must have, if only I had a bath... :D <3 Great post babe. Have a lovely week!
    Emma xx

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  17. I haven't tried any of TBS makeup products before, but I adore their body butters! That little palette looks absolutely gorgeous and I just adore the shades. :) <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Great post! The eyeshadows are so pretty. Gemma xx
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  19. really wanting those bath fizzers :)

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  20. Lovely post. I love the body shop for all the right reasons. The owl is so cuteee. :)

    www.chicuturnonglitz.blogspot.com

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  21. Ooo I went into The Body Shop today and didn't see those bath fizzers but they look great!!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  22. Those eyeshadows are gorgeous colours! Also that owl sponge is adorable :D

    VioletDaffodils
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  23. Bodyshop always have cute stuff during Christmas ! The little owl is so cute :)

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  24. That is a cool christmas gift
    Lovin the palette abd owl stuff toy

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  25. I'm loving The Body Shop's Christmas range this year, I've bought a few people's presents from there!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  26. The owl sponge is so cute! And I've been eyeing up those palettes last time I've been to The Body Shop. They are so pretty, I especially like the first one with the smokey shades.
    Patti
    Shifting Tales

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  27. THAT OWL SPONGE THO. My love for owls makes me envious of you! It's so cute! I've never tried The Body Shop palettes but I'm sure to check these out if they are as pigmented as you say they are! I'm so happy it's going for a good cause <3


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  28. love that little owl nest! so cute!

    love, rach.
    So, hi.

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  29. love how you styled it

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  30. The Body Shop is one of my favourite stores and like you I rarely remember they have makeup but I was also sent their Swinging Silver palette and I love it. The quality is fantastic and the packaging is so pretty x

    Beauty with charm

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  31. Congrates Emily! You sure received some great goodies. That owl is just so lovely.
    Great review and thanks for the recommendation. :)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. It's great that you were already a fan of the brand before this! The palette looks great and although I have to admit to not always warming to cardboard packaging, the metallic shades look more than worth it. Wonderfully festive! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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  33. What amazing gift ideas. I love them.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  34. What a cute little Owl! I really like it. It's ever so sweet :) Thanks for sharing! Laura www.shehearts.net xx

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  35. oh my gosh these bits are so adorable, I need to check out the Body shop for some christmas bits :D <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  36. oh my gosh these bits are so adorable, I need to check out the Body shop for some christmas bits :D <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  37. I do love The Body Shop, and their make-up has always been amazing. The swatches look lovely - I need to go back and buy some more of their things and the owl is so, so cute! - Tasha

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  38. Wow! some of thos porudcts looks incredible- espeically the swinging silver eyeshadow palette! Lovely Post! I have a new one up on my blog about my belly piercing :) care to take a look?xx
    http://hannahporterx.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/getting-my-belly-button-pierced.html

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  39. Those bath fizzers seem so good!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  40. I adore your pictures, so well thought out! I never think to go into Body Shop for make up but love their bath products!xx

    Honeypot Blogs

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  41. Amazing stuff! Lovely photos ♡

    Have a nice day xx Love from Slovakia ~
    ♡ ESTÉE LAUDER ♡

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  42. beautiful photos as per! those eyeshadow palettes are so cute. i love it when they have a step by step guide on them :) x

    Hannah x hannatalks

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  43. Massive The Body Shop fan here, and this post just proves how amazing the brand is and how lovely all those goodies are. The palettes are absolutely adorable!
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. I'm loving the colour choices in each palette - swingin silver looks fun to experiment with, this post is making me want to visit the body shop right now!

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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