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 review but all views are my own.