Last week I was invited to a VIP event at The Body Shop, having never been to one before I decided to take a colleague from work and try it out!
Rushing from work, we arrived a little late (my fault!) but thankfully they hadn’t started. We were given each a basket, and some fizz, before hearing an introductory talk on the Oils of Life range and it’s benefits, whilst being treated to a little taster of each product. Then we were left to our own devices to look around the store, enjoy some of the complimentary treatments or consultations and tuck into the nibbles.
Products on the Oils of Life range combine three precious seed oils – Black Cumin from Egypt, Camellia from China and Rosehip from Chile. The range promises to replenish moisture, softening skin instantly, reviving it and making skin appear more radiant over time.
The display was really beautiful and inviting, I picked up the Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Essence Lotion which is a Oil-in-Water Bi-Phase (not that I’m even sure what that means). I already have the Facial Oil, having won it as part of the Glamour Beauty Powerlist 2015 competition, otherwise I might have bought that too!
My best purchase of the night would have to be the Hawaiian Kukui cream from my favourite, the Spa of the World range. You might of seen that I picked up the Dead Sea Salt Scrub recently, well I very nearly picked this up on that occasion but put it back – this time I couldn’t resist the temptation. The smell is so luscious and tropical, perfect for morning or evening. The cream feels quite light compared to the Body Butters and sinks in surprisingly easily. A store assistant also said its really good for eczema prone skin which I’m hoping is true.
The last item I bought was Spa Fit Toning Concentrate, which was in the sale. The serum concentrate initially has a strong citrus scent which then develops into a menthol type smell which is very prevalent, it’s a gel like consistency that is orange in colour. I already have the firming & toning gel-cream massager which I quite like so I’m hoping the two will double team and work and my wobbly bits.
The serum concentrate was the only item I bought that came under the 40% off offer, somehow costing £5.40, which is extremely good considering it’s listed as £18 on the website currently. The Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Essence Lotion cost £15, and the large pot of Spa of the World Hawaiian Kukui cream was a bit of a splurge at £23, bringing my total shop to £43.40. I probably spent a bit more than I should have considering I had quite an expensive month in March with going to London.
After making our purchases we were given a goodie bag, inside a large body shop tote was a shower gel, body scrub and body butter, all from the Shea range which are listed as £2, £13 and £14 respectively on the website which is pretty generous of them. They smell very luxurious, and would be perfect scents to use under perfume. I’m going to use the scrub in the run up to summer to make sure my skin is smooth.
The invite includes the offer of a plus one so I took a colleague from work who got some well deserved pampering before he picked up a few items. He had a hand scrub using the olive body scrub, and a bath glove which brought his hands out silky smooth.
We didn’t stay for the whole event as the trains out to my place are only once an hour, and I had an early start the next morning to go to Manchester. We were made to feel nothing other than welcome, with skincare, makeup and more consultations offered. The staff were exceptionally friendly making sure we were well attended to.
I’ll definitely be going again the next time I get an email from The Body Shop. If you see an invite in your inbox why not give it a go – you never know, you might see me there!