The Body Shop Christmas Collections

Friday, November 20, 2015
The Body Shop Christmas Collections
The Body Shop has been a favourite brand of mine since I was a teenager and I love their christmas ranges every year; the Glazed Apple range, which is back again this year, is gorgeous! However the range has expanded to include a selection of beautiful art deco looking makeup for getting your glam on this festive season and new year. The christmas ranges are limited edition and will sell out quickly so if you want something for yourself or someone else then go, go go! 

The christmas eyeshadow palettes/quads are split into two looks, the 'grooving gold' and 'swinging silver' looks. I have the 'grooving gold' palette as well as three other products from the christmas range. *The Body Shop Grooving Gold Palette (£16) features four autumnal shades that would be perfect for so many christmas party looks including a pink rose gold, purple toned mauve, deep rich purple and an almost molten gold shade. All of the shades are shimmery and metallic looking but there isn't a lot of fall down and there is no chunky shimmer.

A very christmasy product is *The Body Shop The Sparkler (£14, Golden Shimmer) which is a shimmer body spray to add flecks of pretty glitter to the skin and oddly it smells nice too! The shimmer won't stick unless you use a body butter before but it would be pretty on the decollete and legs for festive parties. 

The Body Shop have also released christmas nail polishes, I have *The Body Shop Colour Crush Festive Nail Polish in Gold Metal (£5, 10ml). The bottle and shade are both gorgeous and the price is fantastic for the amount you get and the quality. The brush is quite wide which makes application so quick and easy. The polish is crazy pigmented, it covered the black polish I wore underneath it and it isn't very streaky at all unlike most metallic polishes. You could easily wear the gold on it's own as it is so pigmented but it makes a great base for *The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Sequins in Gold (£7, 10ml) which is SO pretty on an accent nail. The sequins polishes contains large black and gold flecks and smaller gold glitter that looks so unique and it works perfectly with black shades. 
The Body Shop Christmas Collections
Next up, the body collections, they have three this year including the popular Frosted Cranberry and Glazed Apple ranges but they have released a new range - Frosted Plum which is the range I was most excited to try so I was over the moon to find it in the package! The Frosted Plum range contains plum extract from Turkey and fair-trade babassu oil resulting in a fruity, floral fragrance with notes of plum, peony and magnolia so I think it will go down well with so many people.

Firstly, my favourite product from the Frosted Plum range, *The Body Shop Frosted Plum Feel Good Tin (£17), now I have to be honest and say that my main reason for liking this set so much is that it looks like a giant plum - how cute! The set contains mini sizes of the shower gel, shimmer lotion, body butter and sugar scrub. All of the products smell incredible and it is a great way of trying numerous products from the range. I think it would make a fantastic and unique gift.

I also received a mini size of *The Body Shop Frosted Plum Body Butter (£50ml) which is packaged so cutely and it's very festive. The scent to me is a mixture of candy sweetness, baking and fruity notes as well as floral notes too. It is a very 'Body Shop' scent but it is quite unique and I think it will appeal to a lot of people. This body butter is just as fantastic as all of their others which I have loved for years!

Next up, *The Body Shop Frosted Plum Shimmer Mist (£8.50, 100ml) which is something I wouldn't have picked out but it is SO pretty - as hopefully you as see from the video below. When shaken, the liquid looks like purple and silver molten metals, to me anyway! I thought it would be full of shimmer and very obvious on the skin, as glitter sprays and roll ons from the 90's were but it isn't! The shimmer is so subtle, it just adds small amount of sparkle to the skin which it perfect for the festive season and it doesn't make you look like you have time travelled back to the 90's. It is almost a hybrid between a subtle shimmer mist and a fragranced body spray.

One product that I was most excited to try were *The Body Shop Frosted Plum Bath Fizzers (£12, 300g) as I love baths especially at this time of the year. They smell amazing and I'm SO impressed as the scent is so strong in the water, they fizz for ages and as they fizz they release the scent and clouds of purple turning the bath water into a pretty pastel, milky lavender shade! I think that along with the giant plum set, this is the product I was most impressed by.

Last but not least, the cutest product I was very kindly sent, *The Body Shop Owl Bath Sponge (£4) which is so adorable and it would be a fantastic stocking filler for children! Sadly I forgot to photograph it but you can see it in the video below.

Here's a little video showing all of the products as well as swatches of the palette, sorry for the quality - I had to crank up the exposure as otherwise it would be in darkness (damn english weather!):




Are you going to purchase anything from The Body Shop Christmas collections? What do you think of the products I've featured?

25 comments

  1. oooh,, I saw the frosted plum in stores yesterday and it looked so nice!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  2. I got the Frosted plum set recently too, smells so incredible doesn't... definitely going to be stocking up on more for friends/family!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  3. Wow so many fantastic products for the festive season ahead. The frosted plum scent sounds amazing and definitely something I would love x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I know - this years christmas ranges are amazing xx

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  4. those bodyshop gift sets are so cute
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  5. So many amazing products in here most especially the Frosted Plum. I am obsessed with its scent at the moment. Xx


    eLLa
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  6. Frosted plum. Frosted plum. Frosted plum. I can only imagine what it smells like but I guess I have to go to The Body Shop to sniff for myself. Sounds awesome. Have a happy weekend!! :]

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    1. You should, it's a fantastic range - you too xx

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  7. I really want to try something from the Plum Feel line!

    http://www.notesofglam95.blogspot.it/

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  8. The Body Shop isn't very big over here in the US, although I was able to find a store in the Mall of America (which is close to where I live) -- now I can see what all of the hype is about, ha ha.
    Love your little blog, by the way! I'm officially subscribed. Can't wait to see more posts from you soon :)

    -Alex
    A Northern Light

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    1. Hopefully you will be able to find the christmas ranges in America! Thank you! x

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  9. I haven't bought anything from The Body Shop's Christmas Collections before, I actually didn't even know they released Christmas Collections but these look really good. I think I'm the most interested in the Frosted Plum range.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. They have amazing christmas ranges, especially this year x

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  10. Lovely post! Thanks for the update about the Body Shop , following you on GFC hope you'll follow back! :D

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  11. Oh wow such amazing products, I love the eye shadow palette. need to check the TBS here in Hong Kong to see if the collection is available

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

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  12. I love the Body Shop but do you ever feel like the christmas collections are the same thing just differently packaged every year

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  13. Great post Heather - everytime I look at your blog you have fabulous new posts up! So impressed with how you always manage to come up with exciting new content. Go you!!! x

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  14. That Art Deco style black and gold packaging is sooooooo lovely!

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