30 June 2010

The Body Shop Bloggers Event - Baked to Last

As you may already know, The Body Shop held a blogger's event at The Westbury last Friday.

It was an opportunity to show us some new products, explain and demonstrate how they work and talk a bit about the latest Body Shop campaign.

As always, the venue (the penthouse suite on the rooftop, very swanky!) looked fabulous and it was lovely to be greeted with champagne, mini sandwich's and sweet treats, yummy!

During the presentation, we were introduced to the new haircare range, specially formulated to be environmentally friendly. I'm most keen about trying the new hair butters, I'm hoping it will sort out the frazzled mess that is my hair at the moment!

We were then shown the new Baked to Last collection - powders that are available as eyeshadows, blushers and bronzers. Each product is slow baked for 24 hours on terracotta discs to ensure intense colour, rich coverage and long lasting staying power. I've already fallen in love with one of the bronzers which gives a beautiful glow to the skin so I'll swatch and review the range shortly.

The Vitamin C line (which I've used in the past and loved) has been revamped. Formulated to give radiance to your skin, the products in this range promise to give your skin a glow. The Skin Radiance Powder Mix particularly appeals to me; a 10 day treatment that gives your skin an intense boost of Vitamin C.

Another new introduction to The Body Shop range were the Delipcious Lip Sheers (available in 9 shades) and the Tinted Lip Balms (available in 4 shades), perfect products for this summer that deliver a natural, sheer colour to the lips whilst also giving a moisture boost.

To finish off, celebrity makeup artist Chase Aston was on hand again to demonstrate the new baked products and lip balms...

Finally, a spokesperson from EPCAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children) gave us an update on The Body Shop's latest campaign, which aims to bring awareness to human trafficking and fight against it.

The Body Shop will be raising funds for intervention and support to those who are victims of this crime through their sales of their Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream. £2.36 from each tube sold will be donated to ECPAT.

A petition has also been launched calling upon governments to give children greater protection against trafficking by ensuring every child in the UK is provided with a guardian to look after them. If you want to help take action, you are able to sign the petition in-store or online at www.thebodyshop.com/stop.

Overall, I had a lovely afternoon chatting to The Body Shop girls and Chase, who assured me that the eyeshadows didn't need a primer underneath (I'll be putting this to the test soon, very impressive if it's true!)

Yet another lovely event, thanks to everybody who put the afternoon together.

Reviews and swatched to follow shortly!


  1. I love the picture at the top!

  2. Looks fab! I bet you got a great goodie bag xx

  3. I haven't been a great fan of Body Shop cosmetics, so it'll be good to see what you think of the eyeshadows :)
    Kat x Click&Make-Up

  4. Love the look of the hair butters! My hair could really use some tlc right now! x


  5. Lucky girl! Looks like it was a fun event!
    I really need to range away from Body Shop hair products and give their makeup a go!


  6. Wow...this looks like a awesome event! Great products!


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