The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Collection
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I love The Body Shop® at Christmas as they have such amazing products and this year is no exception. I was lucky enough to be sent a selection of new products to try out, and I can honestly say that I love each and every one! I really think that The Body Shop® has stepped up its game over the last few years, they now have some fantastic make-up and their Christmas fragrances are second to none – plus it’s so affordable!
This is my first of a two-part review of The Body Shop® Christmas range, as I attended a special blogger evening at my local store in York on Friday evening – so keep an eye out for my second post later this week to find out what we got up to!
Glazed Apple Shimmer Mist* – Shimmer Mist is a completely new product for Christmas 2015 and apparently it’s selling like hot cakes – so if you want one you’ll need to get in quick! Available in all three of the Christmas fragrances I was sent the Glazed Apple version. Apple has long been a staple fragrance at The Body Shop® (I remember loving their mini apple soaps when I was a little girl!) and this smells amazing, with notes of fresh green apple, vanilla and candyfloss.
First you shake the bottle to distribute the tiny particles of shimmer, then just spritz it onto your body for a gentle iridescence and a fruity apple fragrance. Perfect for the party season I would recommend using it on the chest, collar bones and shins – you could even spritz into your hair!
Personally while I love the scent of apple I don’t really want to smell like one, so I’ll be using this sparingly!
The Sparkler Golden Shimmer* – How amazing is this packaging! I just love the traditional 1920s style dispenser of The Sparkler and this product looks amazing stood on a dressing table. Available in two shades – silver or gold – The Sparkler is a powder glitter that can be spritzed onto skin, hair or clothes, just squeeze the bulb and it puffs out clouds of fine shimmery glitter.
As you can see from the swatch image above the glitter is extremely fine so it doesn’t look overpowering. I find that it doesn’t necessarily adhere very well to the skin on its own, so I like to apply a coat of body lotion first to give it something to cling to and it lasts much longer then.
Eyeshadow Palette Grooving Gold* – This eyeshadow palette is so on trend for Winter 2015 with a selection of four rich earthy metallic tones. The cardboard palette is decorated with a 1920s pattern to match The Sparkler and opens up to reveal a mirrored lid and an applicator too.
I’m going to be wearing the gold shadow all over the eye area, with a smudge of the darkest shade along the lash line and loads of black mascara. A silver version of this limited edition Christmas Eyeshadow Palette is also available.
Frosted Plum Feel Good Tin* – I’ve saved the best till last! This amazing metallic apple-shaped purple tin contains a selection of bodycare goodies in The Body Shop® newest festive fragrance Frosted Plum. Not only are the contents great but the tin can be reused – how about as a funky fruit bowl?
The Feel Good Tin is also available in Glazed Apple and Frosted Cranberry fragrances, but I think Frosted Plum is my favourite with notes of ripe plum, peony and magnolia. It’s great value too at just £17.
At 60ml each the Frosted Plum Shimmer Lotion and Shower Gel are the perfect size for taking away with you for a festive break. The Shimmer Lotion contains tiny iridescent particles and leaves the skin with a gentle shimmer.
I’ve always loved The Body Shop® Body Butters – no other brand comes close! – and this Frosted Plum version is amazing! The Sugar Scrub is perfect for sloughing off dead skin in the shower too, and again at 50ml each both of these mini products fit into an overnight toiletry bag perfectly.
I’d really urge you to go into your local The Body Shop® store and check out what they have to offer. I attended a special Blogger Event at my local store in York on Friday night so later this week I’ll have another post for you on some more of their products (including festive home fragrance and affordable stocking fillers!).
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Frosted Cranberry festive fragrance (another one of my favourites) you might want to read my review of the Frosted Cranberry Home Fragrance Oil from last Christmas.
Glazed Apple Shimmer Mist is priced at £8.50 for 100ml, available from The Body Shop®.
The Sparkler Golden Shimmer is priced at £14 for 10g, available from The Body Shop®.
Grooving Gold Eyeshadow Palette is priced at £16, available from The Body Shop®.
Frosted Plum Feel Good Tin is priced at £17, available from The Body Shop®.
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