As announced, The Body Shop turned 35 last week. Obviously they had to throw a party, and they did it on their own well-known TBS-style. Green balloons, green carpet, cocktails, lets have some fun !
I don't think that there is one person alive in both the States and Europe that doesn't know The Body Shop. Honestly, that store has made real statements in the past that made them inevitably in today's beauty sphere. Every beauty-adept has at least one TBS-item, and for good reasons! Against animal testing, the use of natural products and the fighting for good causes (such as fighting against child abuse) makes them not only a green, but a very conscious company that makes every woman feel good.
"Love Your Body"
That quote smiles at you every time you walk into one of their stores. The strong message they are sending out is much appreciated by women all over the world, because we should! Roddick (the late Dame Anita Roddick) launched in 1997 a global campaign against the media stereotyping of woman and to raise self-esteem in woman. Since the numbers of anorexia and bulimia kept on raising ridiculously fast, she decided to do something about it, fighting for women who became insecure because of the false image of "perfect people" that the media kept poisoning the population with. The fact that the runway models, who are considered to have "the ultimate beauty", were practically bones and skin, didn't help either. So the fact that TBS helps everybody feel better about themselves would be enough to support them, but it wouldn't be fair not to discuss their products! Everybody knows how TBS = yummy smells. Any type of body butter, shampoo or even hand cream smells so delicious, sometimes I just walk into a store just for the smell of it :P.
So the 15th of June they celebrated their anniversary, and even the smallest TBS-stores were throwing a party ! Make-overs, beauty advice by their TBS-makeup artists... It was all there !
Besides the makeovers and stuff, you could get their product with great discounts, and that didn't pass by unnoticed ;)
|"Selling like a boss, oeeh yeahh !"|
The thing with these stores is, that when you enter, you cannot possibly not notice the table at the entrance with these huge boxes on them. They are made so you can sign their petition against sexual child abuse, so don't forget to participate! Every signature really makes a difference, plus it only takes like 2 minutes to do so, nothing compared to what it will change ! So beauty-lovers with a heart, gather to sign up!
If you feel like signing isn't enough, you can always buy their hand cream "soft hands, kind heart". The profit made will go to this cause too ! By the way, the cream smells delicious ( but hey, TBS right ?) and its cute size fits right into your purse. Also a great present for conscious friends !
So,The Body Shop, thanks for the long years of caring, good causes, and wanting us to feel good about ourselves, Happy Birthday !