The Body Shop have been a brand that I’ve really connected with over the past few months; I love their ethos and their latest releases have been a hit. I recently visited my local store with my buddy Gianni for an event to view four new releases. It was my first scheduled visit to my nearest store as I usually attend Newcastle store events, but the girls who worked in the store were the nicest ladies I’ve come across in a beauty related situation. The girls had well-informed knowledge, great make-up application skills (thank you for my makeover Joanna!) and bubbly personalities that made the event really lovely and genuine. Anyway, you’re here to hear about the new releases, right?
The most exciting release for me was their new Colour Crush Nail Colours (£5) which have been a crazy three year project for the brand. The reason for this is that they are 100% vegan, so the formula has took years of perfecting to find the right ingredients to create a polish that’s not only great on the nails, but has a cruelty-free formula (which is hard in nail varnish!). Coming in 24 stunning shades, the polish glides on easily, taking two coats for an opaque finish and dries quickly. Mint Cream is my favourite, pastel gorgeousness. A new-in for make-up is the Instablur’s little sister, the Instablur Eye Primer (£10). The cream texture is different to their regular Instablur and was tested on the back of my hand to show how it can change eyeshadow; It completely enhances the colour whilst ensuring that the shadow lasts longer. I’ll be using this when I have long days but want my shadow to stay bold throughout.
A different product to The Body Shop is their Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate, a refreshing product that comes with a rollerball applicator which has cooling properties. Packed with Edelweiss plant stem cells to assist with skin renewel, you simply apply the product in a figure of eight around the eyes (pictured above). The effects are not entirely instant, but using the product every day for a few weeks will help in the achievement of reducing the appearance of both those dreaded bags and any fine lines… Finally comes in the scent to rock the shelves nearer to Christmas, their Red Musk has hints of cinamon to make it a woody, warm fragrance, completely opposite to the floral notes of White Musk. Definitely something to keep your eye out for!
Another set of great releases for the brand, I can’t wait to see what other people think of them. If you didn’t watch my latest YouTube video on The Body Shop, you can do so here. Let me know if there’s anything that you’ll be trying out for yourself, thanks for reading!
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