Sunday, 20 March 2016

Making The British Roses Bloom | The Body Shop British Rose Blogger's Event at Leeds Briggate

Meow!



I was invited a couple of weeks ago to go to The Body Shop Leeds Briggate store to check out the new British Rose range that they have released! Whenever I am in Leeds, I end up popping in to just have a mooch around and think about if I want anything from the store which has led the staff to know me by face and probably name... 

Luke met up with me after college a bit early as I didn't feel that great... Once I had located Luke, we walked up to the train station and got the train to Leeds like we normally do. We decided to kill some time by getting some food as I thought that I would feel a bit better after I had some food in me, After eating a good footlong from Subway, we mooched about within Trinity Leeds until the time came to go to the event. 

We strolled into the store where we saw a vast amount of bloggers. It was great to see that the store was buzzing with people! Myself and Luke chatted to a few bloggers that we knew and even introduced ourselves to a few new bloggers! We were then all called to gather around whilst the team demonstrated the new British Rose range that the event was showcasing. The best way to describe the scent is via saying that it is a fresh floral sort of scent. It's not too strong but it's not weak at the same time. It is a very Spring time sort of scent and reminds me of floral clothing somehow! If you like your fresh/floral based scents then you will love the smell of the British Rose range! The staff then told us about how the Rose scent is extracted so it can be put into the range which is via putting roses into Welsh water just like some of you might have done in school to create Rosewater!




We were then split up into three groups of ten; one would go to skincare ; body care and makeup. Myself and Luke's group were sent to the skincare section where two members of staff would tell us more about skincare. They wanted a blogger to demonstrate some products on and I thought that I might as well as sit down and be the guinea pig as myself and Luke were the only ones of the group... I was asked by the amazing Anisa what I would describe my skin type as. I described it as very dry as it mainly is due to lactose intolerance. When your skin is either very dry or very oily, it will probably create a lot of spots due to scientific reasons which I won't go into which happens with me quite a lot. Anisa first used Nutriganics Foaming Face Wash and then I think she used Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil which I was told to dab into my skin instead of massaging into my skin as it sinks in a lot quicker. She then used Vitamin E Cream but there is a few Vitamin E Creams and sadly I can't remember which one was put on my face. There is a fair few so I would have a look and see which one suits you the most. We were then told about the new ranges that were coming out soon which include the Oils Of Light range which is influenced from the Asian culture of lightening creams from what I remember.




We were then told to move about and was directed over to the Makeup section where Laura Beth was demonstrating the new makeup range that is available at The Body Shop. She told us about the new palette that is available which includes a few different shades which are very soft when you touch them. She then told us about the Lip and Cheek stains and then talked a bit about how people sometimes forget that TBS sells makeup! We talked for a little bit longer and was ushered over to the last section...



We went over to the body care section where two of the staff members talked to us about the Spa of the World range and how it can invigorate, relax you or do other great things for your body. This is a great range for when you need a sort of spa day in the space and comfort of your own home which is great for people like me who don't really have the money/time/energy to head to a spa for a treatment. There is several great products in the range such as the Dead Sea Salt Scrub which is the greatest product to exfoliate as the texture of the sea salt crystals are the best thing to use on your body to scrub the dead skin away! Japanese Camellia Cream which has been used by Japanese women for centuries! It has a relaxing scent so could definitely be used as a great way to help you relax before you go to bed or to keep you nourished all the way through the day and the Egyptian Milk and Honey Bath which apparently was a favourite of Cleopatras so you can feel as luxurious as Cleopatra when you use this! It contains Honey, Olive Oil and Milk from Egypt to make this as luxurious as possible. I can't wait to try this as I want see if my body reacts to the milk or not as I have lactose intolerance and mainly because this sounds divine as hell!

We then wandered about and had a look at a few other things such as the Honey & Oat Face Mask which smells kind of like Banana Flapjack and many other things. Luke finally decided to buy the British Rose Shower Gel as he liked the scent or not and I thought that the shower gel would be a good base to work from as if you like the scent when the product lathers up then he can buy more of the range but if he doesn't then he can give it to someone who does like the range and the shower gels are pretty cheap at TBS.

I went up to purchase it and was handed two goodie boxes at the same time which includes some great things including the Hand Cream from the new British Rose range which I am using at the minute to keep my hands feeling and smelling divine! We said our goodbyes and off we went home!



Have you checked out any of the British Rose range? If so then let me know in the comments section below! Did you love it or loathe it?

Thanks to Tom, Laura-Beth, Anisa and the rest of the terrific team at The Body Shop Leeds Briggate store for inviting me and for putting on an excellent event! I would also like to thank them dearly for the gorgeous goodie box! I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post and I hope to see you next time for another post!

If you want to check out any of the products that have been mentioned within this post then go and check out The Body Shop!

Meow!
Jamie x

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