Can you remember that last time you visited The Body Shop? Before last Saturday, I admit, I couldn’t. When I was invited to the grand opening of its new Pulse Boutique in the King of Prussia Mall by my blogger friend Jessie, of Trend Hungry, I grabbed my girlfriend Meghan and we headed out for an afternoon of pampering. Turns out I really really like this new shop’s products and its philosophy.
The Body Shop has undergone somewhat of a rebranding and the thing that stuck out for me is its priorities: no animal testing (and no beetle shells in their eye shadow, as Jessie pointed out), fair trade (the pictures above are hanging on the wall in the store and feature the farmers and workers across the globe who are making the ingredients for their products … and getting a livable wage for it!), activating the self-esteem of women in shelters all over the world, and fighting against domestic violence and the “taboos” surrounding AIDS and HIV, among others.
I know, I know. Sounds like I’m working for The Body Shop, right? I’m not. They don’t even know about this post yet. I wouldn’t write this if I wasn’t inspired, I promise. Meghan and I spent two hours at the boutique on Saturday not only getting makeovers and sipping on coconut water, but asking questions and learning about these amazing products and the people behind the brand. We loved every minute.
[i had no idea TBS even sold makeup! i also learned about its line of tea tree and aloe skin care products for people with sensitive skin ... like me!]
[beautiful meghan did not need a makeover, but hey why not!?]
[thanks to the ladies of The Body Shop for spoiling us! meghan and i will definitely be back.]