Last week I was invited to head up to London for a sneak preview of The Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 range at their Christmas Wishes showcase event. The Body Shop has always been a favourite of mine at Christmas time and has always been my go-to shop for gifts for family and friends alike. It also feels so good knowing their gift ranges help so many people across the world with donations to charity, fair trade produce and their ethical message, so it’s not just a Christmas gift you are buying it goes so much further than that. This year, they have teamed up with charity War Child, the global charity for children affected by war. With our help, The Body Shop aim to provide more than 6 million school lessons to children in war-torn areas, by donating money from every gift that is bought no matter how big or small, some of the money will go to help a child. Amazing, huh?
So onto the new range, they have so many exciting new products this season!
Schoolbooks of Wishes (£15.00 each)
These school book gift sets are just gorgeous! I love the packaging, they so pretty I’d keep them on my dressing table all year round. Handcrafted from artisanal paper by their Community Fair Trade supplier in Nepal they were designed to honour the Children in Education initiative with War Child. Each book contains products from each of the three Christmas scents this year.
The Best of The Body Shop Advent Calendar (£50.00 – products worth £83.00)
One of my all time Christmas favourites from The Body Shop is their advent calendar! I had one last year and it was so much fun to open every morning. This years calendar boasts a massive £83.00 worth of beauty treats, classic products and includes the latest additions: Glazed Apple, Wild Argan Oil and Colour Crush Nail Colours.
I love to buy gift sets for my family at Christmas, however there is always one of two products I know they just wouldn’t use. Now The Body Shop are offering a service to create personalised gift boxes with products selected by you, so you can create a tailormade gift for your loved ones, perfect! They have a lovely selection of boxes, tins and baskets to chose from too.
Vanilla Brulée, Glazed Apple and Frosted Cranberry – this years Christmas scents
I was sad to see they haven’t continued with my favourite Gingerbread range, but they have a delicious new addition this year – Glazed Apple, a fruity festive scent that is just perfect for this time of year – I could actually buy the whole range! My favourites were the Glazed Apple Sparkler with it’s sweet apple fragrance spray with iridescent shimmer, it’ll be perfect this year for the Christmas party season. For an indulgent pamper session, the rich Bath Jelly smells amazing and creates a huge amount of bubbles! The Body Polish and Body Butter are the perfect combination for pampered soft, sweet, silky skin.
Doll yourself up! Lip and Cheek Doll (£10.00), Glitter Eyeliner (£9.00) and Sparkling Black Mascara (£10.00)
Lastly, the festive make-up collection is one of the best years so far! I squealed with delight when I saw the cute Lip and Cheek Doll, reminiscent of Korean beauty cuteness this is right up my street! The stain is a subtle red shade that gives a lovely natural-looking, rosy winter glow. Also, new in are the Glitter eyeliner and Sparkling Black Mascara which will be big hits over the Christmas party season for sure. There are two new eyeshadow palettes, both decorated with the cutest festive Christmas jumper design. Dolly Pastels and Frosted Pastels are the new collections, both inspired by frosty winter walks in the park.
Also at the event we went on a #JoyofScent tour through the ages with perfume expert Odette Toilette to discover how The Body Shop have reinvented their classic White Musk into something brand new, sexy and seductive. I’ll be writing a full review on The Body Shop’s Red Musk soon, watch this space!
We were lucky enough to be treated to some festive goodies at the event – I can’t wait to give them a go! I couldn’t help but fall in love with the Christmas range this year. The Glazed apple scent is just delicious, the make-up is so cute and will be so popular! Plus we will be helping to provide education to children all over the world this Christmas too. What more could you ask for?
The Christmas range will hit stores on the 4th November, make sure to pop in and check it out!
Thank you to The Body Shop for a wonderful evening!