AN EVENING WITH THE BODY SHOP

24th July 2016

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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!

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