I was very kindly invited to my first blogging event at The Body Shop in York, which is a huge-massive-gigantic-monstrous deal for me. The evening showcased the new Spa Of The World collection; three indulgent rituals; the relaxing ritual, the revitalising ritual and the blissful ritual that are set to become your luxe at-home body essentials.
Being pampered and trying out the products in-store, I excitedly picked up a few to add to my small but growing selection at home. The Dead Sea Salt Scrub formed part of my hand and arm massage at the event and I was so impressed with the results, I couldn't leave without it. Coarse crystals from the dead sea invigorate and exfoliate the skin yet packed with essential oils, it still nourishes. Watch as dead skin cells are scrubbed from your skin, I did. Used once/twice weekly, I'm convinced the generous 350ml tub will last me over six months.
Generously, I received a goody bag which contained the African Ximenia Scrub* which is a more gentle exfoliator. A step in the relaxing ritual its delicate oils smoothes skin naturally and leaves you feeling silky soft. I've not had the chance to properly use this scrub yet, we're having a new bathroom fitted at the moment but I'm dying too. As a self-confessed false tan addict, I'm pinning my hopes on this scrub as part of my twice weekly skin prep.
The goody bag was packed with samples from all three rituals. The Egyptian Milk & Honey Bath*, Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay* and the Japanese Cameilla Cream* from the relaxing ritual are high on my hit list. As is the Moroccan Rhassoul Body Clay* which compliments the revitalising scrub I couldn't not purchase.
If you're a regular reader (quietly hoping you are) you may remember I picked up the illustrious Instablur here. Enjoying using a primer for the first time in years, I popped the Drops Of Youth Wonderblur straight into my basket. As a dry and dehydrated skin sufferer, this primer aims to deliver radiance and hydrate skin for up to 12 hours, and I'm all about that life. I blame my fellow beauty bloggers for my next purchase, they sang the praises of the Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask. Containing cell-renewing Edelweiss stem cells, the cream-gel is designed to be the last step in your skincare routine to moisturise, nourish and recharge skin. Lets not bypass the most fun feature of the mask though, the bounce. It's actually bouncy. Is it bad that I've taken the top off just to play with it?
Featured in my goody bag we're an assortment of lovely products. I particularly can't wait to try out the Velvet Gel Pen Eyeliner* that I was eyeing up in-store. Said to apply a fine, creamy line it sounds right up my street. I've not got the nack of the whole liquid liner thing yet. To my surprise, a Colour Crush Nail Polish* was included with my goodies. In the shade 'A Grape Affair' I'm intrigued to see how they compare to my usual drugstore polishes. Two moisturisers accompanied each other; a sample of the Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser* aimed at awakening tired, grumpy skin. I've heard rave reviews so I'm looking forward to slapping it all over my face. To be honest though, I can't afford for it to be amazing - my wishlist is growing so much already. As the name suggests, the Fuji Green Tea Body Sorbet* is made with the antioxidant Japanese green tea, vowing to refresh and revitalise skin. Aren't I just going to be silky soft?
This post features a PR sample.