05/10/2015

Pamper time with The Body Shop || Oils of Life & Spa of the World


Last week I was invited along to a pamper session at The Body Shop by the lovely Kirstie who writes over at Kimamley Beauty. To be honest I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I've never been to a Body Shop pamper session before. I just assumed they had a room somewhere where you'd be taken to be pampered and try the latest products, I didn't bank on it being in the middle of the store when it's open and full of shoppers. We introduced ourselves to Tasha who promptly seated in from of the products.

She asked if we would to have the treatments on our face or if we preferred we could have the same treatments on our hands. I chickened out straight away and opted for hands, there was no way I was going full face naked in front of a load of shoppers, actually the store wasn't that busy being an evening and all, but even so. I know you really don't get the pampering effect on your hands but although my skin is not usually product sensitive, it's touch sensitive and I didn't want to end up with a blotchy face for all to see. Kirstie however was more than happy to have full face. (BTW she has youthful and beautifuly clear skin, unlike mine!)

The Body Shop Oils of Life review

Tasha started off with the new Spa of the World range, but I'll come on to that later. Let's start with the much talked about and raved about Oils of Life range. If you've not heard about these on social media where have you been? I think this new range is targeted at woman who perhaps want a little more oomph to their skincare routine. There are four products within this range that contain three precious seed oils, black cumin, rosehip and camellia which will leave your skin revitalised and nourished. After a chat with Kirstie to determine her skin type, Tasha started off with the essence lotion (on cleansed skin) which is made of oil and water. This will remove any cleanser residue and prepare your skin for the next step. Oil


Don't be alarmed at the oil phase. A good quality oil should not make your skin oily, it should be absorbed into the skin not leaving any shiny or greasy residue but leave you with a lovely glow. This one does just that, it's super lightweight, easy to massage in and leaves your skin looking healthy. Kirstie certainly looked like she was enjoying the oil being massaged into her skin especially when the twin ball facial massager was used! The next step is to choose your moisturiser from the two in the range, either the intensely revitalising cream or the intensely revitalising gel cream. This comes down to personal choice or what your skin needs. My skin is a little dehydrated and could perhaps do with the slightly heavier cream but personally I prefer the gel cream as it's much lighter in its consistency, I don't like heavy cream textures for the day, but for the evening it would be great and certainly as the colder weather and central heating are kicking in! Kirstie opted for the gel one too. 

The Body Shop Oils of Life review

Kirstie's skin was all-a-glow and certainly looked revitalised and through the whole process Tasha was happy to impart all her knowledge about the products and ingredients. We were very lucky to be given a goody bag with some samples of the Oils of Life range to take home and try and I can definitely say I would purchase the essence lotion and the facial oil. The reason I'm not saying the moisturiser is because I don't feel I've given that a good run for it's money yet so it's hard to say, I need to see in another week really. The price point for this whole range is great too, let's face it you could pay ridiculous amounts for a top brand facial oil these days, but this one is fabulous with quality ingredients AND it won't break the bank! 


The Body Shop Oils of Life review

Now let's talk a little about the new Spa of the World range. The products were to be tried on our hands, which I was rapidly running out of as I'd got the delightful Oils of Life all over mine! A luxurious range of scrubs, creams, and oils designed to give that at home spa feeling. You can choose items from the revitalising, relaxing or blissful collections. We started of with a body scrub, I tried the dead sea salt scrub which was right up my street, really fresh and invigorating (one I'd buy) then Tasha followed that with the Himalayan charcoal body clay.

The Body Shop Spa of the World review

The Body Shop Spa of the World review

Gorgeously soft hands appeared in no time. 

The Body Shop Spa of the World review

The Body Shop Spa of the World review

Next up was one of the massage oils. I opted for the Polynesian Monoi. This smells very much like the Elemis Frangipani monoi and is exquisite! If the Elemis one is a little on the pricey side for you then at £16 this is the one you should get. The French lavender is beautiful too and I may have come home with a little sample of that one. 

The Body Shop Spa of the World review

The Body Shop Spa of the World review



Needless to say by the time Tasha had finished I wanted to buy the whole lot! I could see myself doing the whole Spa of the World routine on a Sunday evening. 

The Body Shop is known for it's bright colourful bottles and packaging and that's what we love it for but these new ranges have a grown up, more sophisticated feel about them which I love, and I think you will too. You can find details of the Oils of Life here and the Spa of the World range here

Kirstie and I had a lovely evening (thanks again Tasha) and we left with plenty of samples. I did of course treat myself to a couple of items as well because you can't walk out of The Body Shop empty handed can you? 

Have you tried either of the new ranges yet? What's your favourite product? 


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