The fact that I’m creeping towards the 1 year mark for this blog is amazing. When I set this blog up, I had no idea what it entailed other than typing, reviewing things and taking photos. I never dreamed I’d end up being invited to events just for bloggers. Whilst some people immediately get into events, I didn’t really – I slumped whilst trying to figure out what I want to do with my blog and that slowed down my growth rates. But connecting with other bloggers in Aberdeen led to me finding an active blogging scene, and led to me getting invited to my first event.
The Body Shop opened their doors after closing especially for bloggers in Aberdeen on 22nd November, both to give us a chance to enjoy the Black Friday Sale undisturbed, and to unveil their Christmas ranges. It was brilliant – their was 40% off store wide, and staff were on hand to help us out with any queries.
Once we had all arrived, everyone was offered a drink before gathered round and told about the night. As it was Black Friday Week, The Body Shop had a 40% off offer store wide, which we were encouraged to indulge in. There were also staff on hand, all experts in different areas, such as skincare or makeup, and also general enquires. Hand massages were on offer, although I had to decline due to my hands being covered in very painful scratches (thanks Peggy!).
I did opt for a foundation skin match though, and I was so impressed! With my pale skin, usually when I go for a skin match, the makeup artist just grabs the first shade in the range, puts a little on my skin, tells me it’s good, and then away I go, slightly disappointed a week later when my face looks far too yellow. At The Body Shop, I actually had three potential matches picked out, and all three were applied to my skin before being shown to me. After that, they were blended and shown again, with the best match being decided after that (the palest shade after all). It was by far the most in depth skin match I’ve ever had, and I can’t wait to start using my new foundation.
Despite going in with my account dipped pretty deeply into my overdraft, I still took advantage of the 40% discount. I picked up a few bits I liked the look of, and a couple of bits I’d been eyeing up for a while.
Not pictured is one men’s eau de toilette and two hand creams, which I bought for Tom.
From the Seasonal Range, I opted for the hand cream, body butter and body scrub (For some reason, not online) in the Frosted Berries range. Out of the three seasonal scents, this one was my favourite; it’s a lovely cranberry and cinnamon mix, very sweet, but also subtle. The hand cream absorbs really quickly, and keeps my hands lovely and soft, without any greasy residue. The body butter also absorbs really quickly, and has become an essential skincare item now that the cold weather has moved in. The scrub is really hard to only use once a week; I’ve found myself using it twice or three times to scrub away that dull, dead skin. It also really moisturizes, so my skin has never felt softer and more winter ready!
Drops of Light Range
I’ve needed a serum for what feels like forever, and I had my eye on the Drops of Light serum for a few weeks. With 40% off, I couldn’t put it off any more and went for it. I also needed a new eye cream, and decided to get the Drops of Light Brightening Eye Cream to go with my serum. All I can say is why didn’t I know about this sooner?!?! My skin is glowing, and my eyes don’t show in the slightest that I have to get up at 7am every morning to feed a cat, and get woken up three times a night by said cat. Thanks, Drops of Light Range!
Himalayan Charcoal Face Mask
Given as a free gift for spending more than £30, I had been keeping an eye on this mask. I’ve used it once, and it feels amazing on my skin! There’s a whole range of masks at The Body Shop right now, but this one was the most recommended one I’ve seen so far.
I also picked up a Down to Earth Quad Eyeshadow Palette in the colour Smokey Brown, and the Matte Clay Foundation. I’ve not had a chance to try these out yet – Peggy’s involvement in my life means I barely get to sit down and put on a full face of makeup. But as I’ve already said – the foundation skin match was one of the best I had, and this foundation apparently has tea tree oil built in, meaning it’s good for combating breakouts!
What are your favourite The Body Shop Products?
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