We all know, I love a Body Shop event, and their most recent event has been no exception. I was invited to attend the ‘Summer Lovin’ event as part of their Drops of Light product feature. After commuting home from work, I trotted off the Coppergate shopping centre in York to attend another fun-filled event.
I was greeted by the amazing Angela and Michelle who are the assistant and store managers of the shop itself. I have been to 3 events at this store and these two wonderful ladies live and breathe this company and have an exceptional knowledge of the products and the brand. There were 2 other amazing colleagues working the event who have been at the events in the past aswell and they are brilliant at giving guidance and recommending products for your needs.
The main focus of the ‘Summer Lovin’ event was to feature the new Drops of Light range which contains a brightening serum, a cleansing foam, a brightening day cream and an essence lotion. We were treated to a facial demonstration showing us how the products work and giving us the chance to try them out for ourselves.
My skin felt incredible after the facial and I was pretty happy walking round the shop make-up free for a while, which if you know me, isn’t something I take lightly.. I was lucky enough to be treated to a makeover after my facial from the lovely Abi and got to try out the body shop’s makeup range for myself. I’ve bought some of the foundations before and absolutely loved them so I couldn’t wait to try out their newest products. I have to say my skin looked amazing using their products and it opened my eyes to their incredible makeup range in full. When I got home later that night, my mum commented that my skin looked good and the bronzer added some warmth to my pretty pale skin.
Over the night, as well as facials there were hand massages and makeup demonstrations as well as the chance to wander round and take photos, ask questions, drink prosecco and eat some treats. Every time I’ve been to one of these events, I feel as though I’ve learnt something new about the company and feel really interested in the Body Shop itself and what new products it might bring out in future. I get really excited about new product launches nowadays which I never though I would when I was a teenager and gave no thought to my skincare routine.
The Drops of Light range as with most of their recent launches, have brought some premium products into the store but without the hefty price tag. What I like about the Body Shop is they are focusing on ethical products but branching into new ranges which appeals to a lot more people. I have loved every product I’ve tried from their store and wish I’d given them more time as a youngster. My favourite lines are the Aloe Vera options, the mango body range and the lip balms.
As with every event, I always spend money and decided this time to treat myself to some goodies from the Vitamin E range. I picked up the cream cleanser and toner as well as the sorbet moisturiser. I also decided to pick up a new shampoo on the recommendation of Laura from Beauty Best Friend as I’ve been struggling with my hair recently and need to try some new options. I’m excited to try these products out as well as several samples the store were kind enough to give us to try out.
I picked up a couple of leaflets whilst browsing which I thought I’d share with you as well. The first is the chance to have a skin consultation with the team and find out what works best for your skin. This is something I’ve done before with Dermalogica, Kiehls and Elemis so this is the perfect solution for the Body Shop to show off their great products. I also saw a body care consultation which asks you questions about your body and skin and then the staff can recommend based on your answers. Again, this is a fantastic concept and the body shop can offer you so much if you just give it a chance.
So to finish off this feature post I thought Id share a snippet of their newest launch: a Pinita Colada body range which smells Ah-Mazing! If the sold out Mojito range from last year is anything to go by, then this range will fly off the shelves, so act fast if you want to try it out yourself.
I hope you’ve been inspired to go and try Body Shop out if you haven’t already as there’s so many products on offer and something for everyone.