Last week I had the opportunity to visit The Body Shop in Manchester’s Trafford Centre to celebrate the launch of their new Christmas range. I have to admit I haven’t shopped in The Body Shop for quite a while. However I was really impressed with all the products on offer. From Advent Calendars to lipsticks, face masks to body butters, and> lots in between!

On arrival we were treated to a little glass of fizz and> a mince pie. It is (almost) Christmas after all. Wand>ering around the store I was amazed by all the products but in particular I fell in love with the Advent Calendars. There are 3 different calendars available, ranging from £60-£99. They are perfect for any beauty lover or Body Shop fan, and> a great start to the festive season.

During the evening the staff showcased the products with beauty treatments and> makeovers. I had a skin consultation with a mini facial and> face mask. I also had a very indulgent feeling hand> massage. Although I didn’t try the make-up it looked fabulous I loved the winter colours available.

As mentioned as part of my skin consultation I was treated to a face mask, The British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask. Infused with real rose petals, and> designed to moisturise and> soothe the skin. I loved how luxurious it felt. It would be great for a pre-party pamper to bring a glow to the skin.

As the cold weather plays havoc with my skin the hand> massage was very welcome. I went for the Spiced Apple scent, which smelt so Christmassy. Amazing! Their new seasonal range also features frosted berries, and> vanilla chai both of which smelt divine. But the spiced apple was definitely my favourite for the feelings of Christmas it evoked!

My top 3 products from the night are listed below, they will definitely be featuring on my Christmas List!

Ultimate Advent Calendar – a girl can dream hey!

Finest Facial Mask Duo – contains The British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask

Go for Gold Eyeshadow Quad – great colours to create the perfect Christmas look

Let me know if you have a favourite Body Shop product, or if you’ll be adding any of these to your collection!