The Body Shop Summer Lovin event

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Laura x

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Kiehls Blogger Event

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Kiehls Blogger Event in the York store ran by store Manager Hannah and assistant Manager Laura. You may have seen my post a few weeks before about my first ever trip to the Kiehls store where I had a skin consultation and a mini facial. After that first trip, I have been kinda obsessed with Kiehls products and have dabbled with other products as part of my blog reviews but find myself coming back to Kiehls all the time.

We were greeted with strawberries and champagne as we walked into the store before sitting down and enjoying hearing more about Kiehls history. Kiehls started out over 150 years ago as a good old-fashioned apothecary or pharmacy to you and I, in New York. It offered its customers natural and herbal remedies which still to this day, it has carried on doing but in a more appealing branded way.

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After listening to some of the history, Hannah then did a skin consultation on Kat of The Kat’s Paws and explained all of the products that she was using on Kat’s skin and why she would use them. Laura then came round and allowed us all to sample all of the products that she was using so we could try them for ourselves and see what we thought of them.

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We were given time to take lots of photos and have a chat with each other while we looked at the products and talked to Laura & Hannah some more. Needless to say I took sooo many pictures and even had a selfie with Mr Bones and Laura from Beauty Best Friend….

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Before we left, we were given the chance to win a hamper of Kiehls goodies including most of the range fo products that had been used on Kat during the skin consultation. The lucky winner of the hamper was Kat herself and I was a tad jealous because I am so in love with the Kiehls range.

The evening was fab and great to meet some new bloggers as well as finding out more about the Kiehls range. I love that all the packaging is simple yet eye-catching. They clearly print the name of the product, what it does and what it is made up of. As part of the event we received a goody bag each made up of lots of Kiehls samples to try, a handmade Filmore & Union smoothie made from ingredients that Kiehls use like avocado, lime etc and also some divine Betty’s macaroons. My brother nabbed the male samples as soon as I got home and my mother stole some of them as well not before i demanded certain ones for myself and all three of us have been really impressed with what we tried.

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I will be going back soon to buy some more of their fab products as I am about to run out of some of my favourites and would definitely recommend the Kiehls range. Thanks to Hannah & Laura for putting on a fab night.

Laura x

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