November 22, 2012

The Body Shop - Festive Treats!


I'm not a Beauty Blogger. I don’t wear much make up on a daily basis either so was surprised when I was invited to The Body Shops blogger launch of their Christmas Range.

I do admit that it has been a long time since I stepped foot in The Body Shop. 
I remember the days where I would lather on my Body Butter, use the pots of lip balms and I always had a steady stream of their black head remover stick things before I decided to stop picking at my trouble skin.

I have always liked body butters and scented moisturisers as I don’t wear perfume often so find this to be a good compromise.

I headed to The Body Shop on Bourke Street, palms sweating as I am quite the awkward human and don’t know how to talk to strangers but the girls from 360 Immerse made me feel very welcome and I didn't have to be the pregnant girl hanging out by the food table on my own so that was a plus.

Unfortunately I could only stay for half an hour though as I had to go to the airport. 



Cupcakes. Yum.

I was taken around and shown all the new range and great Christmas gift packs and have taken photos of my favorite choices, purely based on their kitsch cuteness.


I don't know why, but my dad and I both love tins.  I think it runs in the family. 

Perfect for the girl that loves pink says I. 

Heart Strawberry Tin $29.95


I'm dead at the cuteness of these wash balls and sponges.
Reindeer, Pudding - gah so cute. I don't use a loofah/sponge thing but would totally hang this on my Christmas Tree but I am weird like that.

Reindeer Wash Ball & Sponge Pudding $7.95 each

Strawberry Sundae Cone Gift $26.95

All of these gift packs do double duty so far, come with cute packaging and body products. 




Food! I may have loitered by the food table taking photos but did not indulge as I knew I had spaghetti bolognese waiting for me when I got back from the airport.

I regret this foolish decision now that I look back at the photos. What was I thinking? 




We got to watch a make up demonstration, where Alix was the guinea pig.

The products applied went on beautifully.

It is about now that I look at my phone and realise "Shit, I am going to be so late and a flight is going to be missed" and I had to high tail it out of there in the middle of a demonstration.


We were given seriously generous gift bags so that we could try a selection of products and this is what was in the gift bags (RRP included for the sake of informational purposes):-


Ginger Sparkle Body Polish 200ml $20.95

Nom. This smells awesome. Lots of cinnamon. Beware, people may nosh on your arm. 


Ginger Sparkle Body Butter 200ml $27.95



Cranberry Joy Body Butter 200ml $27.95

I'm not a fan of the scent of Cranberry. I don't know if I have even ever smelt cranberry before but there you go. It may be my delicate nostrils which are like those of a hound dog so this was my least favourite scent unfortunately.


Cranberry Joy Body Polish 200ml $20.95


Vanilla Bliss Body Butter 200ml $27.95 

Vanilla is always a winner. You really cannot go wrong.


Eye Palette x 2 in 'Copper' and 'Moonstone' $44.95 each



These are fantastic, they include everything you may need for a smoky eye (including step by step instructions for silly people like me). The colour range is really lovely and I like the pigment. (Do I sound professional yet?). 



The Sparkler - Dazzling Copper and Enchanting Gold $48.95 each

I have not tried this out yet but when tested on Alix it was subtle and quite lovely, not at all what I was expecting - which was a glitter explosion.

These will look beautiful on any vanity. 

I think I will wear this in the place of where my collar bones used to be...




Slanted Kabuki Brush $39.95

This is a synthetic brush and it feels really lovely on my skin. 
I'm looking forward to giving it a crack with my powder.  You can never have too many brushes.


These two products come in a cute Tutti Fruity Bon Bon $12.95 pack but I accidently ripped the packaging in my haste to play with the products.

Take my word for it. 

These smell lovely, I have a real soft spot for Body Milk. 


Colourglide Shine in Ruby Sparkle $24.95

I didn't swatch the Coral but it is in one of the photos above.

I swatched Ruby Sparkle last night at the event on the back of my hand, it has a lovely sheen and a slight shimmer to it. It reminded me of the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine range in the fact that it has a shimmer and glided on smoothly but has a much better coverage and staying power than the Coco Shine. 


Book of Coconut $49.95

Not only does this pack come with products but it also comes with a recipe on the inside of the box! Double whammy I tell you. 

You all know I love coconut products after my shopping spree on Pure Fiji.  I wear coconut lotion every day and people always tell me I smell like vanilla or chocolate. I guess I smell like a Bounty Bar. 

Since there were so many products in the gift bag I have shared them with my mum and my sister! 


I wore this casual Target summer dress with a white belt under the bust (that's a new thing for me - not) and my Witchery Sandals.

Don't worry about my hair, I can assure you that it was as flat as a tack for some unfortunate reason. 

I think that a lot of these products would make fantastic Kris Kringle gifts for the women in your lives because they are well priced, good products and cute to boot. I am the ringmaster of the KK at work so if anyone asks me for suggestions I will flick them to the Body Shop website.

So - tell me, do you like Christmas themed products? Have you recently shopped at The Body Shop?

I think I will be revisiting The Body Shop now after dismissing it for so many years. Who would have thought.

If you want to see more photos from other bloggers (or thoughts from beauty bloggers who know their shizz), the hash tag on Twitter and Instagram is #FestiveTreats.

47 comments:

  1. Looked like an awesome night! Your bump is so cute!

    SSG xxx

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  2. Ooh how good is Christmas time! All those festive products are so charming, I'd be delighted to receive any of them as a gift. Looks like a lovely event too, those cupcakes are gorgeous!

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  3. I am in love with Christmas themed things. And gift packs of any kind. The strawberry tin is especially cute. However I haven't been in a Body Shop for years due to their pushy sales girls... hopefully they've changed since then?

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    1. Christmas makes me SO happy. I am already so excited despite the fact we are not putting our tree up and our presents to each other are furniture lol but it is nearly CHRISTMAS!!!!

      Another poster said they are pushy too, what's with that?!

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  4. ooooh you got so many gifts! lucky. i would love that cinnamon-y smelling body butter!!! and i love the cranberry range too.. although it is a bit overly sweet lol
    oh and i like your outfit :) prettttty.

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    1. I think you are right, it is very sweet!

      Thank you, I was hot and bothered when I got dressed and didn't even wear a bra haha.

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  5. Ooh must check out The Sparkler in store, haven't been in a Bodyshop for yonks! Used to love using their perfume oils and the strawberry scented soaps lol!!
    I'm sure your collar bones will return after bubba Mez, I've never been blessed with visible collar bones, such a bummer!

    Amy Yang

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    1. I like the darker sparkler the most!! It's very subtle and suits my skin tone. Let me know what you think of them if you pop in!

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  6. Best gift pack ever! I do like the look of those eyeshadow sets, but I am so terrible at choosing my own blends they are ideal for the likes of me!

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  7. this event looked so cute and the gift bags are awesome.
    i am so jealous.
    invite me next time.

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  8. OMG! The food! I wish i was there..id be the creepy random eating all the free food! bahaha. Super cute gift packs and you got so lucky with all those products :) I like the look of the cinnamon products and the washers, suuuuper cute! Your belly is adorable! :) of and im down with the eye shadows. I love eyeshadows. Ill have to visit the body shop and check some of these products out. Like a few of the people commenting i havent stepped foot in a body shop in years and years... probably since high school :S

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    1. I am always that creepy random by the food table!
      It seems that a lot of us have not been in there for years!

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  9. That is like the best goodie bag! Lucky thing. So nice of you to share with your Mum & Sister. The products look amazing. Looks like I'm going to have to head to The Body Shop soon. I love Vanilla so totally going to get that body butter.
    Love your outfit too. The under bust belt & ribbons are such a clever idea. :)

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    1. Tell me about it, so generous of them! Of course I had to share, too many goodies for me to hoard to myself! Sharing is caring I tell you.

      I was walking home and the ribbon fell off and a stranger chased after me to give it to me which was nice, I would not have bent over to pick it up if I saw it ha, too hard.

      Let me know if you do go there and what products you decide are good!

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  10. Wow, what lovely things they gave you! I don't think I've bought anything from the Body Shop for at least three years, but I remember their body butters being lovely. I might have to pop back in there again. You are looking great! x

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    1. I am glad I revisited it otherwise I may have never popped in again! Thank you :)

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  11. Looks like an awesome event Mez. Your bump is the cutest!

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  12. Looks like a great event Mez. Your bump is the cutest!

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  13. The gifts look amazing! Looks like a nice night. I recently bought a lipstick from the Body Shop and I love it. Much better quality than I expected. Ive always been a fan of the body butters, yum!

    x Eve

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    1. It was a lovely night and the products given are great!

      I agree, I didn't expect much but the staying power is amazing!

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  14. I want that ginger scrub polish thingy! Lucky my birthday is coming up soon yummo!

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  15. Wow, they certainly don't disappoint with the gifts! I love Coconut. I always think The Body Shop gift packs are great for girls that you don't know what to buy for!

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    1. Very generous of them! Agreed, which is why they are so good for KK lol.

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  16. Those gift packs are gorgeous. The Body Shop always makes me feel nostalgic about high school and wearing 'White Musk' perfume and their other Ocean-y one, the name of which escapes me now. I am Jewish but I LOVE Christmas! The only time I feel bummed about being Jewish is when I don't get to decorate with twinkle lights, haha. We're living in the US at the moment and they do heaps of sparkly Hanukkah decorations here so I am so excited to live it up, haha! :)

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    1. Ohh I remember white musk!!

      Would you put lights up for hanukkah?

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    2. I am seriously considering it, given that it is the Festival of Lights, after all. We have no furniture since moving here (yay for waiting for furniture) so I may as well sit on my lonesome couch looking at sparkles, right?

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    3. Yes, I have decided to do it. Hanukkah is the festival of light, after all ;)

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  17. looks great! and how lucky with the gift bag too.

    I agree with the poster above who said they have not been into a Body Shop store in years due to the pushy sales girls. I find they swoop on you when you walk in and don't let you look in peace. That's my pet annoyance.

    x

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    1. Was a lovely event!

      I agree, if I go into a store and they bother me too much I end up walking out - I think this (as well as prices etc) is a big reason people shop online.

      Hopefully they have changed their ways.

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  18. Ooohh I so totally want that makeup kit eyeshadow thingy ! Brown smokey eyes are for the win!

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    1. Definitely! I just need to learn to apply make up properly...

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  19. I spotted your belly at the event but didn't make it over to say hello :( I was a little nervous to be honest! I agree with you that the gift bags were ultra generous, I already love quite a few products from The Body Shop so the event was like heaven for me. My favourite so far is that vanilla bliss body butter <3 Divine!

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    1. Oh what a shame! I was only there for half an hour though :(

      So generous, cannot believe it! Glad I shared with my mum and sister :) Vanilla is so delicious!!

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  20. It's been years and years since I have had any of their products. The fragrances of all the stuff used to make me ravenously hungry!

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  21. I haven't used Body Shop products in ages but holy crap I don't even care what's inside it I just need that strawberry tin in my life!

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  22. Wow, looks like a cute event and great that they were generous with so many products with you to try :)
    Thank you for sharing this story Mez!
    K xxx

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  23. I used to be crazy over the body shop then for some reason went off their products, except the body butters! but after seeing this... haha i think I need to go visit again!

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  24. What a fantastic night it was! Shame you couldn't stay around and chat, I would have loved to meet you in person.

    Great gift ideas for sure!

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  25. What a fantastic night it was! Shame you couldn't stay around and chat, I would have loved to meet you in person.

    Great gift ideas for sure!

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