Friday, February 10, 2012

The Body Shop Chocomania

Just in time for Valentine's Day, and celebrating 25 Years of Community Fair Trade, The Body Shop launched their highly anticipated 'Chocomania' Bath & Body Range, on Tuesday 7th February.

I had the pleasure to be invited to their press launch and to celebrate their achievement in the Community Fair Trade, on Monday the 6th. Special guest, Mr. Gaston Vizcarra - Founder of 'Candela', a Fair Trade Organization that supplies Brazil Nut Oil since 1989, was present on the night. He kindly and most of all passionately introduced us to the world of Fair Trade and to the start to finish process of obtaining the Brazil Nut Oil, which between you and me, ain't an easy peasy process ;). It's quite laborious to the contrary!

Photo Credits: T.B.S. Ireland Official Facebook Page
(On the L: Gaston Vizcarra)

Photo Credits: T.B.S. Ireland Official Facebook Page
(Brazil Nut in its raw state - don't be fooled, this is not a coconut!)

Soap 100g RRP: 3.95 Euro

Body Lotion 250 ml RRP: 13.50 Euro

Body Butter 200ml RRP: 18.95 Euro
Contains Community Fair Trade beeswax and honey, cocoa and shea butter, Brazil and babassu nut oil, sesame and soya oil, marula and aloe oil, coconut oil, hemp oil, olive oil and organic sugar cane

Also in 'Chocomania' range:

Lip Butter 10ml RRP: 7.50 Euro
Body Scrub 200ml RRP: 18.95 Euro
Shower Cream 250ml RRP: 8.95 Euro

I had a lovely time, Gaston was an absolute delight to listen to (with his Peruvian accent) and I acquired a lot of new and interesting information, overall a great night. 

Now, onto the chocolate lovin' range: well, there's no other way to put it, but this:

Smells so, so yummy, I can feel the pounds piling on (ok not really, but it does smell seriously delish)

I must confess I enjoy using the body lotion more so than the body butter, while the butter is much more moisturising and its effects last longer, the body lotion is a dream to use, very easy and handy: Pump + Apply + GO! That's all there's is to it really. I for one, wasn't disappointed with the range at all. When I first received the press release, I was all 'Ermmm, ok, I'm sure it will smell sickening sweet :( '... but no, it has a very pleasant not too 'in your face sweet' kind of way scent, it's just perfect for chocoholics like ME!

Did you get your hands on some of  the Chocomania goodies yet?

Yours, ArtDonatella


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