AN EVENING WITH THE BODY SHOP

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I’ve spoken about my love for The Bodyshop multiple times so was thrilled to receive an invite to head to The Bodyshop in Queensgate Peterborough to hear all about their latest and greatest. The Bodyshop are 100% cruelty free which I love and they have to have some of the most helpful and lovely staff out there so I was looking forward to the evening all week.

After sitting through some delightful traffic after work and ending up slightly late for the event, I finally joined the rest of the QBloggers in The Bodyshop and was introduced to Vicky who was our host for the evening. She guided us round, giving us an in depth guide to some of the most popular products – and others a lot of us didn’t even know existed!

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TEA TREE OIL

Tea tree is obviously not everyones favourite smell but there is no doubt that it can do a world of good to your skin. The Body Shop have a really wide variety of tea tree products from a tea tree toner to remove your makeup and and any impurities to a tea tree clearing clay mask that can help soothe and revitalise.

Even better, new blemish fighting additions will be joining the existent range on the 27th of July. These include: 3-in-1 wash.scrub.mask, and anti-imperfection daily solution. Because after all, it’s not just teenagers that get blemishes. They’ve actually introduced the hashtag #ZitHappens, to encourage people to share their stories and remind everyone that it happens to loads of us but there are products out there that can help you.

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SPA OF THE WORLD

Like a lot of us, I love going to a spa. But unfortunately I don’t have the unlimited funds that I would like to be able to enjoy spa facilities a lot. Now that’s where the Spa of the World range comes in, aiming to bring the spa home to you. Just think, you could probably buy all of these products compared to just one trip to the spa! Anyway this is definitely one of my favourite ranges because just one sniff reminds transports you instantly to a spa, they really have nailed the scent and the whole product line feels really luxurious. The Body Shop suggest three rituals: Relaxing, Revitalising and Blissful to really treat yourself (and I would 100% recommend you check these out here) , you can always just dip in and out of the products as you please and depending on what you want. From India to France, Japan to Africa, all the products in the range pay homage to various countries.

I personally vouch for the Tahitian Orchid Massage Oil (if you can rope someone in that is), with ylang ylang and vanilla, the scent alone will relax you, let alone when the oil is massaged into your skin. You can even purchase some really useful tools such as the Thai Wooden Massager to help do the job!

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MAKE-UP

Admittedly, if I was playing word association and you said: “Make up brand!” I would most likely shout back “MAC!” or “MAYBELLINE!” The Body Shop isn’t the first place I think and I’ll be honest that before the evening, my knowledge of their Make up range was next to non existent. However I’m always more than willing to welcome a new brand into the fold and The Body Shop is definitely one to look into! Just one example: foundation can be really tricky for a lot of people to get their perfect match, especially for a reasonable price. A lot of high street brands can offer up to only six shades and considering the amount of different skin colours in the world, this certainly isn’t going to help a lot of people. So I was really impressed to see that The Body Shop have sixteen shades in their Fresh Nude Foundation, ranging from Chelsea Porcelain right through to Tuscany Chesnut. It’s light to medium coverage and gives you a fresh finish. I also love that it’s paraben free!
Following on from foundation and the great range of colours is the Shade Adjusting Drops, which really intrigued me. These are two brilliant little bottles, dark and light which will, well, basically do as it says in the tin. If your foundation is too dark a shade for your skin, use the lightening drops or if your foundation is too light, add the darkening drops. One drop of either will leave your foundation 1/2 a shade lighter or darker respectively. The fact that you can basically take any liquid foundation and make it perfect for your skin tone is really fantastic. While I’m fortunate to just need ‘Ivory’ in almost every foundation, this is such a great idea for anyone that struggles to find their shade.

CC cream is a product that I’m only just really learning about. All that you really need to know is that it stands for ‘colour correction’ and promises to even out your skin tone. For a lot of people, they like to wear CC cream alone and I think that is why I’m so interested in it, as I’m always looking for ways to wear less make-up. Vicky introduced us to Instaglow, The Body Shop’s CC creams of which there are three: Bright Glow, Peachy Glow and Warm Glow. All three promise to give your skin a healthy looking glow and minimise pores but you would choose the one best suited to your skin. For example, if you were of light skin tone, Bright Glow would be your best bet.

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HELP REGGIE FIND LOVE!
A really wonderful cause of The Body Shop’s that I absoloutely love, is ‘Help Reggie find love.’ The Body Shop have committed to protect and enrich the world and for every product you buy this Summer, they will restore 1 square metre of threatened rainforest in Khe Nuoc Trang in Vietnam. How incredible is that? They want to build Bio-bridges which are basically restored wildlife corridors that help endangered species reconnect. Now surely you don’t need a better excuse than that to go shopping, eh?

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Nip into your local Body Shop and have your photo taken with the special frame and upload it to Instagram!

My favourite events are always the ones where I come away knowing more than I did when I went in and that can certainly be said for the event with The Body Shop. I hope you’ve found a little bit more about The Body Shop from this post too and I’d love to know your favourite products or anything you would reccomend!

Emily x

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  • I used to love the Body Shop back in the day, but I wish their formulas were more natural! I was concerned when bought by L'Oreal that their products would be tested on animals…. It seems otherwise though http://www.peta.org/living/beauty/body-shop-tom-s-maine/ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Looks like you had a fab time. I must head into Body Shop more often – they have some great bits x

  • Kay

    Looks like you had a wonderful time, hun, I'm so excited for you – it must have been awesome to attend such a cool blogger event! You really can't go wrong with the body shop… I adore their products, especially body butters and shower gels. I have to say, I've never really explored their makeup, though. I think I've tried a couple of their lip glosses and remember them smelling really lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚ Perhaps I should try more of their makeup! Thanks for sharing this lovely post, hun. x

    Kay
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  • Am really interested to try their CC Cream now – especially since it's SPF 20! Great post.

  • I love tea tree oil, so it's wonderful to see them expand their tea tree range. I'm excited about their new makeup line! ๐Ÿ˜€ I did not know about that and the fact that their doing 16 shades of foundation is fabulous. LOVE the community and international outreach they do. Thanks for sharing this!
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  • MY love for tea tree products know no bounds. I think they are really good and works too. I don't visit body shop often, but I do love their bath bombs, -they smell divine. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I've definitely learnt something new, because I didn't know they had a makeup line. Ha!

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  • This seems like it was such a fun event! I always look at The Body Shop but get overwhelmed, so this definitely helped. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  • Like you, I would never think of The Body Shop when it comes to make up but holy cow, 16 shades for foundation is amazing! I wish more brands do that, it's so helpful for many.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Ahh you've been attending some pretty amazing events lately ๐Ÿ˜€ I wish we had The Body Shop in Croatia… They products seem so amazing… So far I own just their body peeling and I love it… Great post and I hope you'll attend even more amazing events like this one ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  • Looks like such a fun event!

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  • Usually when I think of The Body Shop, I don't think makeup but I would be really interested in trying their CC Cream. x

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  • I love the body shop, it's one of my favorite shop for beauty products, especially because everything is natural and not tested on animals! xo, Sophia from http://www.sistersandglitters.com/

  • Sounds like a fun and informative event! Love the body shop's shower gels, they smell amazing! Xx

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  • Great to hear that you had fun and learned a bit more about TBS ๐Ÿ™‚ I loooove The Tea Tree range of theirs and excited about the new products in this line. Also, their lightening drops are the best thing ever!

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • I love the body shop too, must have been a fun event! xx

    moorizzla

  • I am sad that in my country isn't body shop my wallet is happy but me sad, I really need shade adjusting drops
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  • I feel like this would of been really worthwhile and interesting to learn about – Glad you had a nice night with the body shop! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

  • oh my goodness, I am so envious you got to go to this! Heart eyes all over the place! I cannot wait for the tea tree line to be released– one day more! xX

  • What an informative post. I have learned a lot about the body shop from here. However I still cannot try them out. I cannot stop getting hives from them!
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  • Great news dear ๐Ÿ˜€ I'm totally addicted to Body Shop products!!!

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  • GAHHHH i love their store!!! SUPER CUTE DECORS!

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  • i have been using bodyshop from a long time now and its amazing really. Looking at the pictures can just say that you had a fab time with those cute products. Have a great day…:)

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  • I actually love the tea tree range, it's one of the first ranges I tried from tbs and whenever my skin gets weird, I can still rely on these products. I don't know much about their makeup range, 16 shades in foundation range is quite impressive, most of the brands don't have that! Help Reggie Find Love is such an amazing campaign, I appreciate the companies who work to make the world a better place!

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  • You've just reminded me that I have a tube of that Instaglow to try! I'm loving the Pina Colada range at the mo. Xx

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  • Looks like so much fun! I find the Body Shop can be expensive for certain things but their products smell so great!

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  • This looks like such a fun evening – you really can't go wrong with The Body Shop! The company's values are spot on and I adore the look of the Tea Tree collection ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • I've not tried too many of their new ranges but I do like the Tea Tree range. I will have to check out the makeup line, as it's been a while since I've popped into a Body Shop. Great event, and thanks for sharing. <3 /Madison
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  • I absolutely loved this post! The Tea Tree range is definitely on my wishlist now: I had never heard of it before!
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  • gotta love body shop! looks like a fun event dear!
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  • Don't even know where to begin raving about how much I love TBS & especially the Tea Tree Collection! What a lovely event you got to attend, honey. I wish my local TBS organised something similar! <3
    xox Nadia
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