On a cold Wednesday evening in November, The Body Shop in the St Nicholas Centre, Aberdeen, kindly opened its doors to a group of keen bloggers for an evening of socialising, pampering and a generous discount.
This was my first event so I had no idea what to expect but I was quickly put at ease by the fact that almost every person I spoke to was also new. The event was officially opened by Sam, the assistant manager of the store, who introduced us to all her colleagues and explained their expertise and what they would be on hand to help us with throughout the evening. With the formalities out of the way it was time to shop and mingle. All the bloggers I spoke to throughout the event were really nice and it was great to finally put faces to twitter handles. I met the lovely Rachel from Word Of Rachel who I had been following for a while as well as lots of people I had never heard of before. The most memorable new blog on my radar has to be Mrs Madhouse. A fellow first timer and we only spoke very briefly but that name certainly sticks in your mind.
The Body Shop very kindly offered us one on one skincare advice with their knowledgeable store colleagues as well as luxurious hand massages that were absolutely DIVINE. To top it all off we had access to their 40% Black Friday sale discount as well as additional discount on products that were not normally included within this. It was so generous of them and we took full advantage.
I had arrived at the event promising myself that I would only buy two items, a mini hand cream and lip butter for my hand bag. I left with five items and regret nothing! I love all of the products. I can’t really go wrong with The Body Shop, despite having very dry, sensitive skin even their most scented products are fine for me. The Almond Milk and Honey shower cream and the new addition of the matching Body Lotion has made such difference to the dry cracked skin on my legs and is perfect for winter.
Naturally this year’s Christmas gifts were on display and we had a chance to look around and get a feel for this year’s theme which is “play”. The Body Shop are supporting the Play For Peace campaign which is allowing children affected by the war in Syria to play and be children. In keeping with that theme a lot of the Christmas gifts are packaged as toys. and they can be played with. Some of them can even be kept afterwards like the wobbly money tin. This is such a good cause. My only negative comment was the amount of unnecessary plastic still being used. One of the store colleagues said that The Body Shop are working on a plastic alternative so watch this space!