I was delighted to be invited to The Body Shop Ireland summer/autumn 2014 product launch in Cork on Thursday night as not only do I love their products but this was also going to be my first ever blogger event, bar the blogger meet up I had gone to in December 2012, which funnily enough was also in The Body Shop Ireland store in Cork City. I was delighted that this event was being held in Cork as I always get invited to events which are held in Dublin (and London!) but it's too far for me to travel at short notice. I got to meet some of my fellow beauty bloggers once again - Sarah from At the Beauty Desk (who I'm organising the #corkmeetup in July with), Stephanie from Polished and Primed, Sarah from Never Fully Dressed, Kat from Dolly Rouge and Aisling from Coveted Mess, a great bunch of fun, talented and stunning bloggers I'll have you know!
The wonderful Donna Marie who is PR The Body Shop Ireland gave us all a warm welcome and actually took the time to speak to us in our individual groups which I thought was very lovely of her. She had also provided drinks, super sweet cupcakes and hard-boiled sweets for us all - the cupcakes looked amazing, hence the numerous photos up above! I was looking forward to seeing the new Body Shop Ireland products for summer and autumn and I was not disappointed with the range. One of my favourite products from their summer collection were the body sorbets - mango and moringa being my favourite scents of the range. The sorbet moisturiser absorbs almost instantly into the skin and leaves it feeling soft, refreshed and smelling divine! I need this product in my life! As for their makeup range I was really impressed by the All-In-One Instablur 5-Action Perfector which is a new face perfecter which blurs imperfections leaving skin looking flawless. This can be worn under makeup or on it's own to leave skin looking photo perfect instantly. It reduces the appearance of pores, hides imperfections and has 12 hour shine control. I applied some of this product and it felt so soft. I love that the Instablur is one of the products which represents that The Body Shop do not retouch their advertising pictures, the models are left with any imperfections they may have, hence the Instablur selfie frame which Sarah and I got our picture taken in #NoRetouchTBS! The Colour Crush Lipstick shades for summer are also stunning, my favourite being the orange shade (I'm not sure of the name, 'Coral Cutle' maybe?!), I have a real thing for orange lipsticks at the moment and it's such a great colour for summer. The shade isn't in your face and can be used for everyday wear so this is a lipstick I have to have in my collection, the pigmentation is amazing.
I wish I could have heard Donna Marie's talks on the new products in the launch but unfortunately I passed out outside... yep, I passed out, I was that excited. No really, I was quite sick and still am really but I'll be fine, I also eventually got over the mortification of it all and had two great nurses in Sarah and Stephanie - pure angels I tell you! I was just gutted not to hear all the information on the products, see the makeup demos, get more pictures or even get my eyebrows threaded in store - they needed some tlc too. Donna Marie very kindly gave Sarah a goodie bag for me which I must collect off her and when I do you can be sure of some reviews on the products and lots of pictures - no passing out I promise!
If you haven't already checked out the new products from The Body Shop Ireland for summer and autumn 2014 definitely pop in to your local store, you won't be disappointed.
Stay pretty people!