15 June 2009

The Body Shop Hot Brights Collection

I'm a sucker for a spot of pampering - manicure, massage, haircut - if it involves me sitting/lying still for a while and having someone fussing over me I'm all for it. Except for pedicures. I get them done but my extreme ticklishness makes it not as pleasant as it should be, especially when I spend a lot of time apologising for kicking the poor nail tech in the face - damn reflexes.

So when an email from The Body Shop arrived recently inviting me to a free make-up application for Body Shop card holders to promote their limited edition Hot Brights Collection I was there.

Apologies for the tiny picture, it's the only one I could find. The collection from left to right is: Hot Brights Lips and Cheeks in pink and bronze (double ended, one end is a lip and cheek stain, the other a lip gloss), Hot Brights Blush Duos in pink and bronze, Hot Brights Eye Colour Duo Pallettes in Violet Sunset and Pearly Sky and Hot Brights Eyeliner duo pencil (bottom right) in blue and purple (double ended, one end a matt the other a shimmer).

The Body Shop make-up artist did a lovely job of the application using the bronze blush duo, Violet Sunset eyeshadow duo, purple eyeliner duo pencil and pink lip stain and lip gloss. I spent ages staring at my eyes in the mirror afterwards working out how she applied her shading so that I can copy it.

All the items she used on me were lovely, and the stand out of the collection was the double-ended eyeliner pencil. It's been years since my eyeliners have been anything other than black (too many bad memories of electric blue eyeliner back in the 80's), but I loved this against my hazel eyes, especially with the shimmer giving it giving it an extra pop.

What you can't see very clearly in the picture is the gorgeous packaging of the blush and eyeshadow compacts. The lids remind me of an old fashioned brooch, with a painted flower against a white background - which makes me want to buy them just for that!

After the great lost wallet adventure of Saturday (yes it's still missing, I got my temporary replacement driver's license today), I only had a few dollars to spend, so I went home with the purple eyeliner pencil (NZ$20.00) but I think I'll be back for the eyeshadow and lip stain too.

This is a limited edition collection and will only be available in New Zealand Body Shop stores over winter while stocks last, so if you want to get your hands on these best pop in sooner rather than later. The Body Shop doesn't have a New Zealand website (what's with that?), so here's a list of their locations:

North Island:
Botany Town Centre, AUCKLAND Ph: 09 2712515
Westfield Albany, AUCKLAND Ph: 09 447 1893
Lynn Mall, New Lynn, AUCKLAND Ph: 09 827 6541
Westfield Manukau, AUCKLAND Ph: 09 263 5041
241 Broadway, Newmarket, AUCKLAND Ph: 09 524 6207
Queen Street, AUCKLAND Ph: 09 302 4862
Westfield Shore City, AUCKLAND Ph: 09 489 6146
Westfield St Luke's, AUCKLAND Ph: 09 815 1377
Westfield Glenfield, AUCKLAND Ph: 09 443 3362
Sylvia Park, AUCKLAND, Ph: 09 525 0488
Centreplace Mall, HAMILTON Ph: 07 834 3174
Bayfair Shopping Centre, MT MAUNGANUI Ph: 07 5723783
1278 Tutanekai Street, ROTORUA Ph: 07 348 0886
156-162 Emerson Street, NAPIER Ph: 06 835 6273
90 Devon Street East, NEW PLYMOUTH Ph: 06 769 5412
The Plaza, PALMERSTON NORTH Ph: 06 353 0071
63 Cuba Street, WELLINGTON Ph: 04 384 2338
Lambton Quay, WELLINGTON Ph: 04 499 7166
North City Shopping Centre, PORIRUA Ph: 04 237 0633
Westfield Queensgate, LOWER HUTT Ph: 04 566 6833

South Island:
Richmond Mall, RICHMOND Ph: 03 543 8280
Fashion Island, NELSON Ph: 03 545 7216
Northlands Mall, CHRISTCHURCH Ph: 03 352 3891
The Palms Mall, CHRISTCHURCH Ph: 03 385 9516
250 High Street, CHRISTCHURCH Ph: 03 374 5482
Westfield Riccarton, CHRISTCHURCH Ph: 03 348 6063
Golden Centre, DUNEDIN Ph: 03 471 9383

1 comment:

  1. I am looking forward to spending time with you tomorrow and indulging in some girly goodness... lets start with nails ;)