|Cute furry faces everywhere!|
A couple of weeks ago The Body Shop hosted an event for Aberdeen bloggers, to share with us their Christmas campaign, as well as their Black Friday 40% off discount (yes, it's a thing in the U.K. now, no I have no idea how! ;-0).
I have always been a fan of The Body Shop, ever since I was a flag waving vegetarian in my teen years, they were one of, if not the first beauty company to not test on animals, and their commitment to creating charitable campaigns all over the world has always been impressive.
This Christmas, The Body Shop are running a campaign called "Wildest Christmas Ever" committed to saving a square meter of rainforest, as well as endangered species, with a focus on their ongoing projects in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.
For every purchase from their selected Christmas gift range, 4p will be donated with an aim of raising £200,000. Since beginning the campaign in the summer they have secured almost 8 million square feet of bio-bridges (a bio-bridge is a restored wildlife corridor, yes I had to look this up! ;-), so it really could make a big difference if everyone bought even one item this Christmas.
|One of the many Christmas gift sets in the Wildest Christmas campaign|
We were greeted with chocolates and prosecco, which is always a bonus! It was a tiny bit crowded with all of the bloggers jostling for photographs and having catch up chats, but definitely a fun way to shop!
I am learning (for me) it's best to exercise caution when shopping in large groups, the "green cheese" thing is a factor and I came dangerously close to buying one of their amazing looking (but not in my budget) advent calendars, which many of the other bloggers did grab as the 40% off was very tempting and many of them were actually great value for the goodies they contained (they did look so fun, I have yet to buy a beauty advent calendar but can completely see the appeal!).
It was good though as the things I didn't buy that I am still thinking about are maybe things I can pick up with any Christmas pennies I may get, or who knows, maybe Santa will decide I have been good this year! ;-)
One thing that definitely caught my eye were their new Superfood Face Masks. They have some lovely sounding ingredients, and the packaging is so nice (My pictures don't do them justice!).
|The Body Shop British Rose (I wonder if they are calling it this in America?! ;-0) and Amazonian Acai Face Masks|
Another new (to me) thing were all of the candles - they had candles to correspond with the limited edition festive scents:
And these rather sultry smelling candles, as well as many more scents to choose from:
The makeup section was ever popular and we bloggers had fun gawping and swatching to our heart's delight - I admit I feel slightly self conscious doing this on my own, but in this environment it was very freeing, and it was great to chat to the other bloggers about what things we liked/had tried already. I was pretty keen to try the new Matte Lip Liquid, I have a feeling I will be back in before long, their colour selection is truly impressive:
|The Body Shop Fresh Nude Cushion Foundation and Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder|
|Frosted Berries lip balm, Spiced Apple hand cream and Honeymania soap make for a sweet stocking combo I think!|
And finally, on top of the bargains, The Body Shop kindly gifted us all with our own personalized body butters - with our names on them and everything!!
I loved this so much, I was a kid who grew up never getting my name spelled right on any "personalized" item, who had to deal with the "PHANIE" version and be thankful if anyone ever thought that was ok to buy me (it totally was not ok!). I received the Vanilla Chai scent, which is soft and subtle - sometimes I find vanilla scents a bit cloying but this one is really pretty and would make a great scent layer for pretty much anything I think!
|Is it wrong I want to go get several, in each variety, maybe with my full name spelled out? ;-)|
I had a great time at this event, thanks very much to Sarah at Blogs Vlogs Etc. for organizing it and the invite! I was gifted the body butter but all opinions are my own :-)