On Thursday Abi & myself caught the train to Manchester to go along to the Body Shop event we had been invited too. Before we went to the store at 8pm we decided to get a Burger at Byron (try the Courgette fries!) & have a browse around Primark, where I spent far too many pennies, oops! I'll do a separate post on that this week though..
The event was held in the Manchester Arndale store, we were greeted by Fiona & her lovely colleagues & told to help ourselves to a milk bottle filled with either milkshake, lemonade or a Malibu cocktail & to tuck into the bowl full of Strawberries & Marshmallows that were waiting to be dipped into the white chocolate fountain - yum! Once everyone had arrived Fiona had a little chat to us about the evening ahead, she told us we could have a skin consultation & our makeup done, plus we had free range of the store to try out all the products. We were told about the new Vitamin C skincare range & were able to test this out for ourselves. One thing I noticed about all of The Body Shop staff was how high their level of product knowledge was. They knew everything & were so helpful with recommending products, spoke with so much confidence about the ingredients used & just really knew their stuff! Abi & I had a mooch around, Abi is a huge Body Shop fan so she was pointing out products she loves & recommending things to me! It was lovely to be in a store full of bloggers & see some familiar faces (Cat & Katie) and do what us bloggers do best... chat about beauty products!
I was completely spoilt for choice in terms of what to buy, I knew I wanted to get the Fuji Green Tea Bath Tea Salts so that I would have a nice bath product to use in the new house, so I picked up a tin along with the Tea Infuser. We were kindly offered 30% off any products that took our fancy, so I decided to get the Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleep Mask, as I had a skin consultation & this was one of the product recommendations. The skin consultation revealed I have dry skin, which means I need to focus more on keeping my skin hydrated, by drinking more water & having a skin care regime consisting of moisturising products.
Admiring the wall of pretty pastel products! As part of the event we were offered a selection of Mango products if we spent £25 & as I'd really wanted to try out a Body Sorbet for ages I was convinced to take advantage of this offer! The offer included the Mango Body Sorbet, Beautifying Oil & Lip Butter, the tropical fruity scent is amazing!
I had such a nice evening at the Body Shop store, I've got a super long list of products I would like to try out now & will definitely be popping back in on a more regular basis to build up my collection! I'll also be keeping an eye out for the new Virgin Mojito range which is being released soon, Mojitos are my absolute fave cocktail so I imagine I'm going to be a huge fan of the new range! Massive thank you to Fiona & her team for hosting the event!