Friday, December 7, 2012

Event Review: The Body Shop Festive Treats.

Hi lovelies!

Thank goodness it's Friday! It has been super busy lately, I think it's something to do with the fact that December is party central, so I've been spreading myself really thin with social events, farewell parties, blogging and preparing for my upcoming holiday (I leave in ten days, woohoo!).

Anyhow, here's a post I've been dying to share with you for a while but only just managed to find time to write! A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to receive an invite to The Body Shop launch party for their Christmas collection (entitled Festive Treats). Now, I have a bit of a soft spot for The Body Shop, as it's a brand I have been using since my early teens. In fact, I'm quite sure that my first perfume and first few makeup products were actually from The Body Shop!

The Festive Treats collection is aptly titled because everything is centred around a mouth-watering, candy oriented theme. This includes the gift sets and the design of the packaging, all of which took about a year to bring to fruition!

The inspiration board behind the Festive Treats range.

The gorgeous ladies from The Body Shop marketing team talked us through the collection and explained a little about the new limited edition (yes, I did say those two magical words) makeup collection, as well as their new skincare/body lines.

The gorgeous ladies from The Body Shop talking
us through the range.

The limited edition makeup range.

Look at the cute accessories in the skincare/body range! I love the little Christmas pudding shaped sponges.

The limited edition skincare/body range.

Here's a close up of the makeup range. It has two shadow palettes, four metallic eyeliner pencils (also perfect as bases for the shadows), two glitter powder puffs, a kabuki brush to apply the glitter, and two lipsticks (a coral and a bright red). I have heard that the coral is sold out at most stores though it still appears to be available from their online store (at the time of writing).

Back: Smokey Copper eyeshadow palette on the left,
Smokey Moonstone palette on the right.

I took some quick swatches of the shadows and found them to be smooth, buttery and pigmented. This is the Smokey Moonstone palette. I think this would be better suited to cool toned beauties.

Swatches of the Smokey Moonstone palette.

Here are swatches of the Smokey Copper palette. I think this would be better suited to warm toned beauties.

Swatches of the Smokey Copper palette.

Swatches of the two Colourglide Shine lipsticks, Rare Coral on the left and Ruby Sparks on the right.

Rare Coral on the left and Ruby Sparks on the right.

We were also treated to a little makeover demonstration, using Alix as the gorgeous model, while a Body Shop trained makeup artist explained the range to us in full.


The limited edition skincare/body range comprises of gingerbread, vanilla and cranberry scented products, available in body lotions, body butters, body scrubs, scented oils and many others.


The packaging is also collectible and reusable, meaning you can use it to store your keepsakes once you've used up the products inside! It was also explained that the tins are suitable for storing food, for example, biscuits.



One of my favourites from the collection was this gorgeous gingerbread man shaped tin, containing products from the gingerbread line!



It had the following items inside.

What a gorgeous, collectible gift set.

And last but not least, this adorable gingerbread man mitt, which adds a bit of fun to every shower, for young and old!


We were also treated to a gorgeous candy bar, and some very delicious savoury treats, together with glasses of bubbly, wine and juice.



At the end of the night, we were given a little goodie bag of candy to take home!


We also received a goodie bag containing some of the limited edition range! I was so excited to see both palettes in there, because I couldn't decide which one I wanted more!


Never fear if you aren't located near a Body Shop store, you can also purchase from their online store! In fact, I have noticed that some items that are sold out in stores are still available on the website, like the coral lipstick! Click here for more information on the limited edition makeup collection, and here to read up on the skincare/body range.

I hope you enjoyed that little review, lovelies, and hope that it's given you some amazing ideas for Christmas presents! I must say I have already fallen in love and purchased a couple of the limited edition products as gifts. Next on my wishlist is a couple of the eye pencils, they were so pretty when I swatched them on my hand, and I'm lusting after Copper Brown and Golden Brown!

Sending a big thank you to The Body Shop for inviting me to their Festive Treats event! I really enjoyed getting reacquainted with the brand and learning about what happens behind the scenes.

What did you think of the collection, lovelies? Is there anything you are lusting after from this collection?

Much love,
MM.
x

10 comments:

  1. Wow the makeup range looks amazing.. must check it out!
    xxx Marina
    beautiful me plus you by Marina Bergmann

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    1. You really should. :) Their makeup is fantastic.

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  2. I love all the amazing christmas stuff they've brought out this year! i actually went and treated myself to a little gift pack which has the vanilla scented shower gel and body butter duo, its so cute and wrapped up like a tree ornament :)

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    1. Oh, they have the most gorgeous items! Vanilla is my favourite too. :)

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    1. I love how cute they are! Let me know if you pick them up! :)

      xx

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  4. Everything looks so good! I want them allll!!!

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  5. Those eyeshadow palettes look fantastic - good amount of pigment!
    Mmmm gingerbread....mmm...now I'm hungry.

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  6. I'm hankering after the vanilla!

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  7. Everything in there looks like candy :)

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