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The Body Shop Lemonade Giveaway Winner!

April 13, 2010
It’s that time again – time to announce our Body Shop Lemonade Giveaway winner that is!  So without further ado (considering that I’m two days late on this) here she is – Stormie of Bite Size Baker!!!  Stormie will be receiving the Sweet Lemon Body Butter, Sweet Lemon Lip Butter, Sweet Lemon Whip Body Lotion, Sweet Lemon Shower Gel and Sweet Lemon Body Scrub – so much lemony goodness in one package :).  
Thanks again to The Body Shop for sponsoring such a generous giveaway, and for those of you who didn’t win this time around, don’t despair as I have several more amazing giveaways that’ll be posted throughout the next two weeks in celebration of ABS’ two year anniversary!

Giveaway: The Body Shop LemonAid Collection

April 6, 2010

To celebrate this wonderfully balmy weather we’ve been having (at least today), ABS will be giving away a complete set of The Body Shop’s LemonAid collection – a great line that refreshed body & soul!  This campaign has enabled The Body Shop to donate $15,000.00 to EPCAT-USA and The Somaly Mam Foundation to help stop sex trafficking.  So how did they do it?  Well people simply had to:

  1. Fan The Body Shop USA on Facebook = $2 donation
  2. Follow us on Twitter = $2 donation
  3. Use the hashtag #LemonAid on Twitter = $.50 donation
  4. Enter the sweepstakes to win a Sweet Lemon gift pack by entering your email = $1 donation
  5. Visit the “Squeeze Me!” widget and either squeeze a lemon or install the widget below. Every lemon squeeze = $.50 and each widget install = $1 donation

While the campaign has now ended, I’d say fan The Body Shop USA on Facebook and follow them on Twitter anyway for all the good that they’ve done!  And of course, enter to win your very own LemonAid Collection – check out the deets after the jump!

The giveaway package is comprised of:

  • Sweet Lemon Body Butter
  • Sweet Lemon Lip Butter
  • Sweet Lemon Whip Body Lotion
  • Sweet Lemon Shower Gel
  • Sweet Lemon Body Scrub

To enter just leave me a comment down below – the winner will be chosen at random.  Giveaway open to U.S. residents only (sorry!) and ends midnight E.S.T. April 10th.  Good luck!

This fantastic giveaway is sponsored by the wonderful people over at The Body Shop – while I do try to buy most of the products I giveaway myself, it gets rather expensive so I always appreciate PR companies offering fun giveaway opportunities for my readers!  If you have any questions regarding the foregoing, please feel free to contact me at

The Body Shop Relaunches The Originals

February 7, 2010

The Body Shop recently relaunched a collection of some of their favorite products from the 80’s (brought up to date with 100% recycled PET bottles and community trade ingredients) and guess who’ll be reviewing them all for you? Me of course! The Originals collection includes a few deliciously-scented body washes (think green apple, peach, etc.), a cool icy blue shampoo, a breakfast-appropriate banana conditioner and even a few great products for face. Review of everything to come shortly!

The Body Shop Holiday Giveaway Winner!

December 15, 2009

I’m a little late with this but things have been a little busy over here at the ABS headquarters (aka my house LOL) – but I know you’ve all been anxious to find out who won the $159 worth of lovely The Body Shop cosmetics goodies!

Our winner is — Amanda! Congratulations and I’ll be in touch shortly for your shipping info so that the wonderfully generous people over at The Body Shop can get your prize out to you!

And for those of you who didn’t win, don’t despair, I’ve got a rather fantastic giveaway coming you way chock full of products I purchased myself, specially for you!

Holiday Giveaway: Win The Body Shop’s Entire Holiday Color Collection!

December 10, 2009

So my lovelies – the day has come! What day you ask? My day to participate in The Body Shop’s 12 Days of Giveaways, of course! Click on after the jump to learn how to win yourself every item from The Body Shop’s shimmering holiday color collection, a $156 value!

I’m sure you’re all wondering exactly what it is you’ll be entering to win, so here’s the breakdown:

On top of all this generosity, the Body Shop will also be giving away a grand prize valued at a whopping $1,200 on December 12th! To enter, simply enter your name and e-mail address here on The Body Shop’s site anytime before the deadline on the 12th and you’re good to go.

As for the ABS giveaway, the rules are simple. All you have to do is leave me a comment down below by midnight (EST) on December 11th telling me about your holiday look (and please include your e-mail address, or if you’re uncomfortable leaving it in a comment, e-mail it to me). One winner will be chosen at random the morning of the 12th! Open to US residents only (but don’t be too sad, I’ve got a fantastic holiday giveaway planned that’s open to everybody!).

The Body Shop’s 12 Days of Giveaways!

December 2, 2009

Long time no see everyone! I feel like it’s been forever since I blogged but I’m back and with some awesome giveaways coming your way throughout the month of December.

Up first is The Body Shop’s 12 Days of Giveaways ~ this year The Body Shop is teaming up with 12 beauty bloggers (including A Beautyful Sentiment – yay!) to bring you twelve days of fabulous giveaways which kicked off today. Find out more details (including info on my day) after the jump!

On December 10th, I’ll be giving away a fantastic The Body Shop package worth $156 to one lucky reader. I’ll keep the contents a mystery a little longer so as not to ruin the element of surprise, but I promise you you’ll love it!

But what’s even more exciting is that on the 12th day, The Body Shop will choose a winner for a from those that enter on their main page to receive a whopping $1,200 worth of Body Shop swag! Don’t forget visit The Body Shop Blog every day starting today through the 12th to find out which beauty blogger is hosting the giveaway for that day, you won’t want to miss it! And of course don’t forget to visit back here at ABS often throughout December as I’ve got some exciting things coming your way!

Get A $90 Brush Set for Only $15 From The Body Shop!

March 9, 2009

Today through Wednesday (3/9-3/11) you can purchase The Body Shop’s 6-piece Makeup Brush Roll Set (a $90 value!) for only $15 with any online purchase. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the quality of The Body Shop’s brushes, which are made with super soft and plush cruelty-free synthetic hairs.

If you’ve been needing some new brushes, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up a great set at an absolutely amazing price, and lucky for you there are some fab deals going on @ The Body Shop! My suggestion would be to check out their spring makeup collection, as the entire line is currently $5 off and the products are to die for. Check out my reviews of their Roseflower Radiance Stick, Roseflower Eyes Shadow, and Roseflower Lips. And if you’re thinking you only want one product from the spring line, definitely go for the lipsticks, they’re amazing!

The Body Shop Roseflower Radiance Stick Review and Swatch

February 25, 2009
The Body Shop Roseflower Radiance Stick (now $17 from $22)

Who knew that you could capture the essence of a bouquet of roses in shimmery stick form? The Body Shop’s Roseflower Radiance Stick evokes thoughts of sweet romance and gorgeous spring weather with its beautiful delicately sensual rose scent.

The Roseflower Radiance Stick is a sheer lightweight highlighter that comes in handy, twist up form and contains Community Trade marula oil helps to repair skin’s moisture barrier. I usually avoid stick blushes/highlighters at all costs because I can never really get them to blend without an inordinate amount of pulling and tugging at my skin, but this product glides on beautifully and has a soft, almost velvety texture that just feels heavenly against the skin.

I wouldn’t really recommend this for those of you who are on the very very oily side as it may aggravate that and simply make you look like a disco-ball, but for everybody else this is a great and easy way to highlight the contours of your face. I use this along the tops of my cheekbones most days, and on those days that I want to emphasize my bone-structure even more, I make a large “C” shape starting from beneath my browbone, swinging around my eye then along my cheekbones if that makes any sense.

All The Body Shop Roseflower collection products are currently $5 off, so definitely check out this line as I was really surprised by how lovely everything is!

The Body Shop Roseflower Eyes in Shade 02 Mint Green Review & Swatches Plus Quick EOTD

February 21, 2009
The Body Shop Roseflower Eyes in Shade 02 Mint Green (now $9 from $14)

Another great item from The Body Shop’s Moroccan Rose/Roseflower spring release, this shadow really took me by surprise. I was expecting this to be on the frosty/super sheer side, but it’s actually quite pigmented, not frosty in the least, and quite beautiful for the spring.

I’m a huge sucker for “treatment” makeup, meaning makeup that also doubles as treatment for your skin, so the fact that The Body Shop’s spring shadows contain marula nut oil and shea butter for moisturization and hydration means that I like them all that much more.

Close Up of Mint Green~see the pretty shimmer?

The Rosefloewr Eyes shadow in Mint Green has an embossed pink rose design that makes for an interesting combination little addition to your green should swipe your brush across the two shades together, and also works quite beautifully on its own. This is actually my first (I think–don’t hold me to this though!) mint green shadow and I actually loved the way it looked on!

On the downside, the shadow tended to be a bit crumbly in the pan which can make for some messiness and more importantly, can be rather annoying. Also, if you’re a fan of shimmer and glitter, contrary to its appearance in the pan, this is a rather matte shadow.

Swatch of 02 Mint Green

I threw together a very basic FOTD using Mint Green–I applied it all over my eyelid (no base or anything for once), then very lightly shaded my outer V with my Radiant Graphite mineral shadow (also from The Body Shop), and that was pretty much it! I added some liner later on, which is why the top photo has liner and the bottom photo doesn’t.

All in all though I really do like this product. I never ever go without some kind of base on my eyes because my oily eyelids melt away any and all traces of eye makeup within an hour or two, but I was in a rush this day so applied Mint Green without anything underneath and check out the pigmentation! Plus it lasted amazingly well–I was seriously impressed!

The Body Shop Roseflower Lips Review & Swatches

February 21, 2009
The Body Shop Roseflower Lips (now $11 from $16)

This is going to be a short review since I don’t have too too much to say about this product other than that I absolutely LOVE it!

These Roseflower lipsticks from The Body Shop’s spring Moroccan Rose collection are delicately imbued with a light rose fragrance and contain moisturizing Community Trade organic beeswax and marula oil from Namibia helps to repair your skin’s moisture barriers.

Roseflower Lips in True Pink (front) and Deep Pink (back)

True Pink is a bright, almost reddish/fuchsia shade, and deep pink is a deeper mauvey pink. While I do wish that these were available in a wider range of shades, I really can’t complain because the formula is that fabulous. These are uber hydrating and just glide on like liquid silk! They have a high shine finish that obviates the need for any gloss on top and shimmer and shine beautifully on the lips.

Swatches: Deep Pink, True Pink

I thought they were rather decently priced at $16, but for $11 these are a steal! I’ll be reviewing a bunch of other products from The Body Shop’s Moroccan Rose/Roseflower spring release (which are currently all $5 off) so stay tuned!