Last Thursday I got to attend an evening at The Body Shop at the Trafford Centre, not many of these events come around in Manchester so I jumped at the chance to go and invited my best friend Steph who is also new to the blogging world.
The evening was all about the release of there new "Wild Argan Oil Bath & Body Collection " with prices starting from just £4.
When we arrived at 6.30 pm we were welcomed in and the new "Wild Argan Oil Bath & Body Collection" greeted us on display with lots of different beauty products that I was drooling over, we headed over to refreshments first and both picked up a glass of orange juice before having a wander round and having a look at what else the Body Shop had on display.
After about half an hour the lady who was there to help organize the night "Charlotte Plummer" gave us all a presentation on the new range which gave us an insight on what went into making this collection and why it was so special.
I always love hearing the background story of how products are made especially by The Body Shop.
"Deep in the foothills of the remote Atlas mountains in South West Morocco grows the wild Argan tree – the only area in the world where it thrives naturally.
For centuries, the local Berber women have used Argan oil to protect and nourish their skin and hair from the harsh Saharan winds and fierce sun.
The oil, rich in essential fatty acids including omega 6, is a superior skin nourishing ingredient, earning it the title ‘Queen of Oils’
The Body Shop, with a long history in developing naturally inspired skincare, has now created an extensive Wild Argan Oil Bath & Bodycare collection comprising eight sensorial products, including the luxuriant and
multi-purpose Radiant Oil. " - snippet of wording taken from Advertisement.
What I found particularly pleasing was that the women's co-operatives who produce the oil "Targanine" are the The Body Shop's 26th Community fair trade partner, this is helping women to work and make an income for there families which is hard in some parts of the world, especially where sometimes it is only the men who can go out and work.
One of the women was shown posing proudly in front of her fridge because although we take something like this for granted, not everyone in other countries can afford a luxury item like this and it was nice knowing that the The Body Shop are responsible for this, increasing their independence and living standards and giving them better lives, everyone should deserve that.
After a further wonder round testing new products that are now on my beauty wish list including some new "Body Butters" me and Steph were both treated to an amazing massage, which I needed after my bad week at work, the lady focused on my back area and got plenty of knots out - it was heaven, you can see the happiness on my face.
We were also treated to a radiance make over by two of the girls who worked there, the both focused on our eyes using all "The Body Shop" make up products, which I am also a huge fan of.We were given new "glowing" looks and I loved my new eye make up - a look I'll reserve for a night out.
Lastly I was treated to a lovely hand massage using the "Wild Argan Oil Body Scrub" - RRP £13.00 & "Wild Argon Oil Body Butter - RRP £13.00" my hands were so lovely and soft afterwards, I can definitely see why this collection has been a big hit already.
We both had a fantastic evening and even ended up booking a Body Shop party for our friends in October, It was also nice chatting to Charlotte Plummer, we had a good 10 minute chat about this new collection and everything "Body Shop" and the blogging world.
I also got to meet the lovely Victoria from "Inthefrow" who attended and we had a little chat to before she had to go off for her massage.
The Body Shop also gave us some goodie bags worth over £35 which I'll enjoy, sampling all these little products - I am a little gutted however because I somehow lost my tube of instablur which was included - "sob"
I hope there will be more evenings like this at The Body Shop, its nice to hear about a new range but I also think its good to get everyone involved too,
Did you go to any of The Body Shop events held in London, Leeds or did I somehow miss you at the Trafford Centre?