How are ye? Apparently we have a storm coming in this week so that's going to be an awful pain.
|Body Shop image from their Facebook page|
I was invited to the Body shop to try out their new threading service and to get a little facial and make-over. Now ye know me well enough know to know I have never worn make-up and I have also never bothered with trying to tame my caterpillar eyebrows. I have become a bit self-conscious recently about my eyebrows though so I was really excited to try it out (although I was worried I'd come up with drag queen eyebrows....Not a good look).
I shouldn't have been worried at all! The nearest branch to me is in Galway and the staff there are just incredible. I was greeted immediately as I walked in and asked if I needed any help.
First up was the threading!. Ritu was the woman assigned for the job and let me tell you it was some job! It didn't faze her at all though. She flew threw it! It stings a bit but nothing extreme at all. The second Ritu stopped working there wasn't any stinging or pain. I would suggest wearing waterproof mascara though. My eyes watered sooooo much! I'm surprised they didn't have to mop the floor after me. It only took about 5 minutes for the entire thing. I'll definitely be going back for this again. I love my eyebrows now. They look clean and tidy and just perfect.
Finally came the make-over. Seeing as I have never worn make-up Tara decided to go with a natural look which I really appreciated. Plus it was such a humid day you'd look a right sight going around with a full face of make-up on. First went on the Skin Primer matte it. Again with oily skin this was the best thing to use. The stick concealer pencil in 02 was put on anywhere that needed a bit covering up (particular the red spots). The product that I really liked was the brow and lash gel. This really finished off the look of my eyebrows and kept them looking neat all day. It also helped to keep the mascara on for longer.The foundation she used was the Moisture foundation spf 15 no 4. Their vanilla cream eyeshadow (no 13) was used as a base on the eye before the brown square of the shimmer cube (no 6) was applied. I really really liked this colour! It was nice and neutral but at the same time it added a bit of colour to the eye. Tara used the define and lengthen mascara in black 01. This stuff is really great for staying on! I went in to see the film the Lorax after and it was so sad but the mascara stayed in place perfectly. A little bit of the baked-to-last bronzer in warm glow 02 was brushed on and everything was kept in place with a sweeping of the pressed powder in 04.
|Eye shadow fter 6 hours on a boiling hot day!|
Overall I was completely blown away by the team. The manager, Mary Angela, is lovely. She really knows what she is doing and guides every customer through the products to ensure that they are getting products that suit them. I'm really in love with the eye-shadow shimmer cube! Definitely going on the Christmas wishlist :) I always worry about going into shops because the staff can be really stuck up to say the least. I'd sooner buy online than shop in most stores because of temperamental staff. The Body shop is not one of those shops. I felt welcome from the time I went in to the time I left and I couldn't ask for more helpful and friendly staff. I love the fact that they feel strongly about the need for companies and brands to go cruelty-free as it is something that is close to my heart too. They kindly gave me few little sample pots of products to try out and I bought the mango beautifying oil (smells divine!) so I should have some little reviews on them soon :)