Monday, May 16, 2011

May DFW blogger meet-up: The Body Shop

This past Saturday was the May DFW blogger meet-up.  The Body Shop was our host, and the event they threw for us was so much fun!  It was actually the first time The Body Shop USA threw an even for fashion and beauty bloggers, and they really did a fantastic job!

The store at Northpark Center opened up early for us, and we enjoyed a catered breakfast from Chic Fil A.  We munched on yogurt with fresh fruit and granola, mini chicken biscuits, and coffee...yummy!  We even had the opportunity to spin the Chic Fil A wheel and win coupons for free meals and other treats.

As we chowed down on breakfast, The Body Shop staff explained some of the unique aspects of the store and how the company tries to make a difference in the world we live in.  Currently, the company is a big advocate for stopping human trafficking and the resulting sex slave industry.  We had the opportunity to sign a petition in support of the cause.

Various dark chocolates and fresh baked cookies were strategically placed right next to the petition form.  Who can resist supporting a good cause and enjoying some sweet treats!

The Body Shop also provided us with free services and allowed us to test a variety of products.  Included were hand treatments, foot soaks, makeup application, and bronzing services.


We were also given free goodie packages and entered into a raffle for an additional product package.  Congratulations to LaShawnda for winning the raffle!

Included in our goodie bags were coupons, and, if you signed the petition, you received an additional $5 off coupon.  That meant one thing: it was time to shop!  The store is chock full of so many wonderful earth-, human-, and animal-friendly products, and the selection of products is fantastic!

Bloggers also took time to socialize and, of course, take the obligatory outfit photo.

Overall, the event was wonderful!  Special thanks to Elissa of Dress With Courage for organizing the event and the staff at The Body Shop at Northpark Center for being such wonderful hosts!

Stay tuned for a giveaway courtesy of The Body Shop!!

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kileen said...[Reply to comment]

yay, it was so good to see you again this Saturday! i still need to sort out my pictures too and post my writeup of the event.

oh, and can't wait for the giveaway! :)

cute & little

Jessica Marie said...[Reply to comment]

@kileen It was so great seeing you too, Kileen! I can't wait to see what the next meet-up will be. We've had some really great ones so far!

And I've already written my post about the giveway. Here it is...

You've already received the goodie bag from The Body Shop, but I also threw in two of my favorite products: a facial massager and the Total Energy Pulse Point Balm (it's amazing)! Hope you'll enter!

lalaG said...[Reply to comment]

I was so happy that i got a chance to come and and hang with you guys... even tho i was fashionably late.
And i really wasnt expecting to win a prize. I cant wait until the next event.

Jessica Marie said...[Reply to comment]

@lalaG It was SO much fun! And don't worry...I always seem to be running late to these things!

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