I recently attended the 40th anniversary party for The Body Shop which was held at the beautiful Wychwood Barns. Instead of just celebrating 40 successful years, The Body Shop took the opportunity to unveil their new commitment which is to be “the most ethical and sustainable global business.” Let that sink in for a minute. Not one of the most, not “we’re going to try and reduce a little”, The Body Shop is working towards being the most ethical and sustainable global business. Their Commitment has three pillars: Enrich Our People, Enrich Our Products, Enrich Our Planet. Under each pillar are actual measurable targets to be implemented by 2020. You can read about their Commitment here. They have also publicly announced that they will be reducing their oil-based plastic packaging by 70% by 2020 and replacing it with AirCarbon – a thermoplastic that uses captured carbon from methane and carbon dioxide instead of the traditional oil. This is all great news because I’ve been a big fan of The Body Shop for as long as I can remember considering they helped change the laws on animal testing – an aspect of buying beauty products that I feel pretty strongly about.
I took some time at the event to try pretty much all their new products and I think the British Rose line is my favourite. It smells incredible without being over-powering, and the Instant Glow moisturizer leaves the prettiest shimmer. You also need to try their Drops of Sun Holiday Glow Creator, which I don’t think comes out until this July, but jump on it when it does.
I went for a happy Spring look for the event since it hadn’t started snowing again yet…. This pretty floral pencil skirt was a recent buy from Zara and I had fun mixing the patterns on the skirt and shoes. They work together because the floral is such a big pattern, and the shoes a smaller geometric one. When it comes to mixing patterns that old saying works: opposites attract.
Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend! XO
(Event photos provided by The Body Shop)