I’ve been needing an evening like this for a very long time…
As a regular customer at The Body Shop, I was kindly invited to an exclusive VIP evening to try products, ask for advice from the experts or book an appointment for a skincare and/or make-up consultation. Recently, I have been meaning to treat myself to a luxury moisturiser and body lotion. My skin has been feeling dull and dry, so I am rather pleased with the outcome of this evening. Tonight was my opportunity to book myself in for a skincare consultation to find out what skin type I have, in terms of sensitivity, dryness or oiled.
The staff were welcoming and approachable from the set go by introducing themselves personally and informing me of their new screen that prints off a name sticker. I thought this was such a great idea for when you were spoken to as you were mentioned by your name which made the overall experience a lot more personal. I was very impressed with the layout of the store as it is was clean/tidy, easy to navigate and everything looked beautiful in its place.
Fortunately for me, I was able to get a 1-to-1 consultation with their skincare expert to discuss with me the types of products I should be using on my skin to improve my moisture and hydration. I was very impressed with the consultation as I was able to talk about what products I already use, which ones I should change to and also try them on my skin so I can try them before I buy them. I really liked how knowledgeable the expert was as she was able to answer all my questions and inform me about my health and skincare as well as the products. The three products that I tried and stood out most to me where: The Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, The Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash and The Vitamin E Hydrating Toner. I was advised to use The Camomile Silky Cleansing oil to wash my makeup off with followed by The Gentle Facial Wash which leaves the skin feeling clean, soft and refreshed. After I have applied those two, I should then apply The Hydrating Toner which removes unwanted oils and leftover makeup leaving the skin feeling fresh and hydrated for up to 24 hours.
The next two purchases I decided to get was The Almond Milk & Honey Bath Milk which is something I’ve been looking at for a while now. It is a soothing smooth liquid based body wash that ‘gently cleanses, soothes and reduces the sensation of tight, itchy dry skin’. This just sounds like something I will enjoy very much. I like how the bottle looks like a milk carton and I find it very cute. I’m looking forward to trying this very soon. Along with this, I purchased The Almon Milk & Honey Body Lotion to complement the bath milk as it’s the same scent that soothes itchy dry skin. I love the smell of these two and I think it’s amazing how the moisture lasts for 48 hours… like that’s incredible! I have never tried bath milk or body lotion from The Body Shop before, so I am very excited to try these for the first time.
Just when you thought I was done with my purchases, I am about to sneak another one in there. I decided to buy myself one of their pre-made gift sets which included The White Musk Shower Gel and The White Musk Fragrance Mist. It was pretty obvious that I had only purchased specific products for my face and for my body, so I am pleased with myself for getting a perfume as well. I have been talking to Kevin for the past few days now saying that I needed to get a new perfume and conveniently enough I remembered I needed one and got my favourite one from The Body Shop. The reason why I got the matching shower gel was that they came in a set which was £10 for both products and the perfume alone is £8.50, so it made sense to do that. Luckily for me, as I am a regular customer I had a £5.00 off voucher that I was able to use, so I got this beautiful set for just £5.00.
Now it’s time for my favourite part of the whole evening which was receiving FREE gifts. I’m totally kidding!!!! The whole evening was just amazing and so thoughtfully planned out. I always love getting freebies, especially from a brand that I speak highly of as it just shows that they respect and value their customers by showing a little appreciation of their loyalty. Here is what I received:
- ‘Forever Against Animal Testing’ Medium Makeup Bag £5.00
- Pink Bath Lily £2.50
- Spa Of The World – Algae Body Wash & Shower Gel £3.00
- Pink Grapefruit Body Butter £6.00
- Pink Grapefruit Eau De Toilette £9.00
- 3x Sample Face Masks
FREE = £25.50 (FULL PRICE = £63.00 with a discount of 30% applied and 3 for 2 deal applied = £39.45)
Overall, I am very pleased with all my purchases and free gifts I received this evening it worked out that individually the total sum was £88.50 and I paid an incredible price of £39.45. I would like to say a big mention to the store manager, Emma, who was exceptional. Thank you so much to The Body Shop for inviting me to their exclusive VIP evening. It’s been OUTSTANDING!
Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled and stay active on social media. I will be posting a follow-up post within the next week about trying all these brand new products.
Which of these products do you use?