The Body Shop VIP Event, West Quay

I don’t talk about beauty much on here, but The Body Shop is one of my favourite brands. They’re cruelty-free, all their products smell amazing and are great quality. What’s not to love?

I was kindly invited along to a VIP event at the West Quay store with a group of fellow bloggers, for an evening of shopping and pampering. On arrival, we were greeted with a glass of bubbles – I opted for the sparkling elderflower (always a winner!).

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The Body Shop have just released a new Himalayan Charcoal Mask and a Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Facial Soap, both of which are products which are raising money for Red Panda Network, saving endangered red pandas in the Himalayas.

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They have also expanded their hair care line to include two exciting new products – the Strawberry Shampoo & Conditioner. These are aimed at dull hair, and smell just like strawberry laces.

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I can highly recommend their newer range of face masks – I have tried almost all of them, and they are fantastic. You also get quite a lot of uses per tub!

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The lovely ladies in-store were offering hand and arm massages using their luxurious spa-inspired range, so I simply had to say yes! I opted for the Brazilian Cupuacu Scrub-in-Oil first, followed by a massage using the Thai Lemongrass Oil and then the Hawaiin Kukui Cream to finish off. My arm smelt heavenly afterwards!

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Now onto the products…

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The Body Shop very kindly gifted us with a bag full of a selection of their products – samples, a coconut body butter, bath fizzer, scrub, shower gel and one of their newest products, the Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Cleansing Oil-in Gel. I’m looking forward to testing out the cleanser soon!

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Onto my purchases – I stocked up on a few of my favourites (who can resist a discount?) and picked up a few new bits to try out.

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I picked up the Strawberry Shampoo & Conditioner – I got far too excited about these, but they just smell so good! I’ve been wanting to try their rose toner for a little while now – I already have a similar one from Fresh that is just so much more expensive, so I’m hoping this one is just as good, if not better.

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Their Honey Bronzer is one of my favourite products – I have it in the shade 01, and it is so perfect for pale skin. I think this might be my 4th one!

I stocked up on two of their face masks – the rose mask is my favourite one, so I leapt at the chance to stock up! I also picked up the new Himalayan Charcoal Mask, which promises great things.

The round body brush is fantastic for exfoliating quickly in the shower, so I’m keen to give this a go (along with the new strawberry hair care!).

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Both the seaweed mask and camomile cleansing oil are old favourites of mine, and both work amazingly well. I’d highly recommend giving them a go!

The Youth Bouncy Eye Mask looked very interesting – it’s an interesting jelly texture, and feels very cooling on the skin. Another one I’m excited to try!

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Once again, a huge thank you to Alice Spake of Southampton Bloggers for organising another great event, and a thank you to The Body Shop Southampton for a lovely evening!

 

*I was kindly invited along to The Body Shop, but was not asked to write a review of their products or services. All views are my own!


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