The Body Shop Turns 40*

I remember my mum taking me to The Body Shop when I was a child; I remember their dolphin bath pearls, the shimmery gold pearls and the strawberry soaps. A lot has changed since then.

If you weren’t aware, The Body Shop hits the big 40 this year and I received an invite to help celebrate their 40th birthday at their flagship store right here in Brighton!

The shop has recently undergone a massive transformation and if you haven’t been already, I highly suggest you hotfoot it over there and take a look; it now seems double the size!

There are also a couple of cheeky extras that no other store in the world has; one is this adorable Heritage cabinet which is full of their old products and ideas:

The other is the selfie area to show off your makeovers!


The skin and haircare sections have also had a makeover:


Their makeup section is now positively massive in comparison to what it was before!


They also have a lovely new dedicated area for hand massages and I was lucky enough to get one with their new African Ximenia scrub, it smelt delicious and left my hands feeling really soft.


I also had a nose at their new British Rose range; it’s beautiful <3


And as the shop was closed to the public, I sneakily bought a bottle of the Japanese Cherry Blossom Mist; well a girl has to take advantage of the lack of queues!!


The thing is, whilst the shop looks incredible, new and fresh; it’s still easy to remember why The Body Shop exists and the important messages they’re known for. You can learn more about their Enrich not Exploit commitment here or check out #enrichnotexploit. I’ve committed to taking shorter showers to save water.

I had a really lovely evening, I met some new bloggers and also caught up with some of the ladies from the Brighton Blog Meet (you can read about my experience here).

I even came away with a packed-full goody bag! I got the British Rose Body Butter which smells exactly like a beautiful rose garden, a bottle of the Drops of Youth Lotion and some Oils of Life Sleeping Cream, I can’t wait to try both these products out. This gorgeous Lip and Cheek Stain in Dutch Tulip was also in the bag and I’m really intrigued to try it out as it’s not something I’ve heard of before.

Lastly, I was so thrilled to receive the Shade Adjusting Drops in Light and Dark as well. I’ve been dying to try them out but hadn’t found time to pick any up; I’ll do a post on these separately so I can show you how they change foundation 😀

I’ll be honest, in recent years I’ve overlooked The Body Shop for places like Boots or Superdrug, but now I’m definitely going to check out more of their products. They have a great message and really affordable products.

What are your favourite products? Let me know in the comments below or tell me what you’d commit to 🙂 x

*I was invited by the venue to celebrate their 40th birthday but all views are my own.

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  1. I’ve only recently started to get into The Body Shop products as my sister worked at Lush for a while so I tended to use Lush products. The Body Shop body butters are my all time favourite now though! x

  2. I absolutely love The Body Shop and always have done, it looks like you had an amazing evening. The British Rose collection looks amazing, I’ve brought one product so far but I am so so tempted to buy more.

    Kristy |

    1. It smells so good, doesn’t it? I treated my friend to some of the body butter because she loves rose! I might buy myself some of the hand cream next!

  3. I love Body Shop but unfortunately we dont have it here in my country anymore. Cannot wait to visit when I travel to Greece, I want to try so many products! 🙂


  4. This looks like such a lovely event! I love Body Shop but I didn’t realise they were 40! I’m glad you had such a lovely time 🙂

    Hazel xx

  5. Only 40 years? In my head I thought they’ve been around longer! I do have a lot of good memories about shopping at The Body Shop when I was younger. I used to love their perfume oils in the little round glass jars.
    This looks like it was a fun event! Great goody bag! I’ve just started using the Fresh Nude Foundation – it’s great! I think it was a brilliant move on their part to offer the shade adjusting drops! Every brand should off these!
    Current favourite Body Shop item… the beautifying oils. They’re like a dry oil that can be used on your body, hair and face – I only use them on my body and they absorb super quick and leaves the skin feeling very silky and soft. They come in a lot of scents too! (I’m currently using the Brazil Nut one which smells like sweet caramel glazed roasted nuts lol!)

    1. I know, I thought it had been longer!
      I can’t wait to try the drops, I’ve got two different foundations to try them out on!
      I have the Oils of Life facial oil. Oooh caramel roasted nuts sounds divine! X

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