Ho ho ho!
Some fab new Christmas goodies from The Body Shop have come my way thanks to Lana-Anne, their lovely PR peep. I love going to collect stuff from her ‘cos we always end up having a nice, fat skinner. And look – she even draws sweet little things for me on the envelopes containing her press releases.
Now, let’s talk product!
The Joy of Sparkle collection is all about sexy shimmer. It includes twinkly eye shadow, irridiscent glosses and glittery nail polish. The jewel in its sparkly crown, however, is the Sparkler in Boudoir Pink, R195,00.
Despite being called Boudoir Pink, this vintage-style atomiser actually delivers a beautiful, even veil of silver hued sparkle. The particles are super-finely milled and come in three different sizes, so they create a beautiful-looking multi-dimensional glow. (Trust me, this isn’t your average horrid, chunky body glitter – best observed at low version matric dances in town’s with names like Poffadderspruit or Velskoenville… Oh no…)
I spritzed it on my arm to show you what it looks like and was a bit heavy handed as I was scared it wouldn’t show up in the pic, but you still see that it’s class, not crass. I look forward to misting it in my hair for the office Christmas party.
I also received one of the collections two Eye Palettes, R205,00, called Twilight. Each palette contains four velvety soft, shimmering eye shadows and a highlighter that can be used on your eyes or cheekbones. (The highlighter has a slightly different texture to the shadow – it’s more like a glitter-infused balm).
I had lots of fun taking ‘swatch shots’ to show you.
Over the weekend, when I have time, I’ll use these babies to whip up a smouldering ‘party eye’ for you. And, ‘cos I’m a total darling, I’ll give you a step-by-step ‘how to’ so you can recreate the look yourself.