THE BODY SHOP CHRISTMAS LAUNCH

Last night I was invited to The Body Shop Trafford to have a look at their Christmas launches. I headed over with some lovely girls from UoM BlogSoc (Magdalena, LauraBecLauraEmily & Maya) and we were handed a silver ribboned basket and some Bucks Fizz on arrival. The lovely ladies talked us through how the evening would work, and as we got there early I headed over to the skincare expert to test out some products. As you all know I'm a huge fan of the Vitamin E range, so I tested out a few of their intense hydrate products. I also loved the Aqua Boost Sorbet, a cooling hydrating cream that can be kept in the fridge for even better results. This range is perfect for my dry winter skin. I then tried the new Drops of Youth range, which sells a product every 28 seconds. It contains plant stem cells and works to reduce fine lines and signs of fatigue. I didn't need any of the products from the range at the moment, however, next time I need a new eye cream I'll definitely be getting one from here.
A lot of people I talked to were using the evening and special discounts to do their Christmas shopping, but as I wasn't organised enough to have a list I didn't pick anything up. However I learnt a bit more about why buying from The Body Shop is so beneficial. This year they've teamed up with the charity 'War Child', and for every pre-filled gift bought, they donate enough to fund a class for a child. They've already donated an incredible amount, but they need your help to get to their target of six million lessons. Definitely a good reason to go back and pick up my gifts from there.
The Christmas products themselves are also fantastic, with three ranges: Classic Frosted Cranberry, festive Vanilla Brulee and all-new Glazed Apple. These contain the usual body butters and scrubs but also some cute little bath jellies, soaps and bath sprinkles. The classic ranges also come in beautiful pre-filled gift sets. I loved the polar bear and penguin bath sponges too.
I bought a Frosted Cranberry Bath Jelly, which comes with the most adorable little wooden spoon. One scoop is all you need for a whole bath, so I can see this product lasting a long time. After having a few makeup products tested on me, I picked up a berry lipstick in 125 Crazy Sexy Crimson, another bestseller. Two of my friends also bought this shade, and they sold out on the night. I grabbed the lipliner in Mahogany too, which looks quite brown, but really intensifies the colour of the lipstick to a deep plum.
The lovely manager chucked in a few freebies for us, and insisted we take any leftover chocolates, so we walked away with our wallets considerably lighter and our pockets stuffed with Quality Street. Thank you to The Body Shop for having us and I'm very much looking forward to the next event. If you're a Manchester based blogger I recommend you follow 'Manchester Bloggers' on facebook and twitter to keep up to date with future events.

8 comments:

  1. Wow! What a wonderful event, I'm gutted I couldn't make it in the end. I really must go and check out the Christmas range although I'm gutted they're no longer doing the gingerbread smellies! I also need to stock up on the Vit E stuff too- it's fab range :)

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    1. I know, gingerbread was one of my favourite scents! The manager, Lynne told me that they have quite a few events in the pipeline so make sure you keep an eye out in the group x

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  2. Sounds like a brilliant event! I really love their Glazed apple collection, the smell is delicious! :)
    haveyouseenhowshespeaks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awh, my friend really liked it too, she picked up the Body Butter. I think my favourite is the Frosted Cranberry range x

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  3. It sounds like it was a lovely night! I wish I could have made it, I was gutted I didn't get back to Manchester in time for it. I'm going to be popping in sometime in the next few days to stock up x

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    1. They do have some amazing Christmas stuff out this year! There might be some more events soon so keep an eye out on the Manchester Bloggers group x

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  4. Everything looks great! That's my mum's Christmas prezzie sorted!!

    Oliver
    suedeandsymphony.com

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    1. I wish I'd been more organised and done my Christmas shopping then. I'll definitely be popping back though x

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