May 25, 2013

The Body Shop Event

The Body Shop Silverburn Scottish Blogger Event

Last week we were kindly invited along to an intimate blogger event with The Body Shop in Silverburn Shopping Centre to find out more about their products.  When you're in your early teens it seems like the thing to do to visit the Body Shop for tea tree oil when the problematic skin starts.  Now that we're a little older we haven’t been too familiar with the products as we used to be but with the event was a chance to try out new products as  well as rediscovering some old favourites.  Here’s what happened.

The Body Shop Silverburn Scottish Blogger Event

We started off with the makeup counters, which is the area of The Body Shop we weren't too familiar with.  The counters had a great variety of eyeshadows with both shimmer and matte shades in the new Colour Crush collection.  Also a choice of foundation bases, lipsticks, blushers and many more to choose from.  A product we really liked trying was the Matte It Skin Primer, it felt so soft and silky on the skin and it’s safe to say, after the event we've went back and picked up the full size.  Their Concealer All In One also resembles the Benefit FakeUp concealer and is £10 cheaper too.

The Body Shop Silverburn Scottish Blogger EventThe Body Shop Silverburn Scottish Blogger Event

A feature we liked about the store is how the products are laid out.  On the shelves they have products arranged by product type such as body butters, hand lotion, foot lotion for those who want an individual product and in the middle tables, everything is arranged by scent. We're big fans of the mango, coconut and strawberry scents so we zoomed in on the middle tables to see what different variations they had per scent.  Each product has testers available so you can try them out for yourself and find what suits you best.  One of our favourites, the Coconut Body Butter is actually 21 years old, as old as we are!

The Body Shop Silverburn Scottish Blogger Event

Once the lovely staff went through all the products with us, we were let loose in the store with tester pots to choose which samples we wanted to take home with us.  It was a really nice touch as we were given the freedom to choose which products we would use ourselves and with so many products to choose from, it was like letting kids loose in a candy shop, or beauty bloggers in a beauty shop for that matter.  We were also allowed to choose an eau de toilette and an eyeshadow of our choice which I'm sure we'll mention in a later post.  All in all it was a really lovely event and we'd like to thank the Body Shop staff and Silverburn for inviting us along.

Before we end the post, we'd just like to give a shout out to a twitter campaign The Body Shop has in association with the Teenage Cancer Trust.  From Saturday 25th May - Tuesday 28th May if you send a tweet including @TheBodyShopUK, @TeenageCancer and hashtag #TeenSpirit along with a description or picture of your most outlandish teenage look they'll donate £1 to the Teenage Cancer Trust per tweet.  They'll also be taking part in stores so make sure you go along and show your support this weekend if you're passing by.  We both went through a little bit of an emo/goth stage during our teenage years so make sure you keep an eye out on our Twitter for that!
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