In line with the Beauty With Heart campaign, The Body Shop has unveiled their first Pulse store in the Philippines last weekend in SM Mall of Asia. I am loving the new look; it's bright and fresh interiors literally draw you into store. I have to admit that I sometimes still get intimidated in entering The Body Shop, especially when I am not a regular customer of the branch (well, except for their SM North EDSA branch because I am almost always there and some of their beautiful SAs are my Facebook friends. Haha!), but this new store concept makes The Body Shop more "friendly" and "approachable" to everyone, in a way that makes you feel free to try out their products and roam around to your hearts content with its cozy and homey garden-like atmosphere.
Photo Credit: The Body Shop, Philippines
Upon entering the store, you'd be greeted by this very pretty and pink display of their NEW limited edition Lily Cole Cruelty-Free Makeup.
The limited edition Lily Cole makeup are at P200.00 off until July 14, 2012, for Love Your Body members.
They also have a new Make-Up bar that showcases their award-winning, skin-friendly cosmetics.
On the center of the store are tables that showcases their Top 10 Bestsellers. I have tried out most of these featured products, such as their Body Butters, Tea Tree Oil, Spa Wisdom Africa Scrub, Moisture White Shiso BB Cream, Olive Dry Oil Mist, Beautifying Oils, and White Musk fragrances.
Their newest fragrances are eye-and-nose-candy. (Yes, I invented that word just now.) Because their core fruity scents are so popular, The Body Shop have came up with Body Mists of the same lovely scents, such as Shea, Satsuma, Moringa, Strawberry, and VANILLA! Yes, Vanilla! I tried it on and went to cake heaven. It smells sweet, warm, and delicious!
Their various skincare range are also displayed on the center table. For any of your skin concern, you'd find a solution here.
One particular area that caught my attention was their Values Wall - it tells the story of The Body Shop's values in words and pictures. One thing I love about their Pulse store is that it engages and informs their customers. For example, along with the product display are stories on where the ingredients of the product came from, so you get to learn which part of the globe you're helping when you buy their Community Fair Trade products.
Also, people who are shopping for gifts will be delighted with their beautiful and colorful display of The Body Shop gift sets.
The display is so nice that you'd end up getting yourself a gift too even with no particular occasion. (Or is that just me?)
If you're on a budget, or just want to buy a small "perk-me-up" thing after a long day, check out these pails along the counter, where everything is at P195.00. (I like those Lily Cole Mini Hi-Shine Lip Treatments!)
Here's the spot where my Mom and I would most likely linger - their body care wall with lots of different Body Butters, Oils, Scrubs, and Lotions to choose from. (We both adore The Body Shop Body Butters!)
And, introducing their new Spa Fit Range for a firm and toned body. This home-spa range delivers the firming and toning power of a spa trip in just minutes with 100% natural actives (like citrus fruits and caffeine) and an exclusive massage technique. (Watch out for a review of this soon!)
On their opening weekend, the Pulse store gave FREE 50ml Body Butter with any purchase!
After going around the store and taking pictures, we were treated to cocktails by Max's Restaurant.
The first 30 Love Your Body Members who confirmed their attendance on the Pulse event got to take home a loot bag filled with these goodies! And because I was not able to attend the Lily Cole Workshop last weekend because of work, I made it a point to attend this one. When I said that you definitely have to attend events of The Body Shop, I meant it! Everyone from The Body Shop/Love Your Body team is so nice and friendly, and you'd get to appreciate the brand more not only because of the products but also the people behind it.
Also, do watch out for my upcoming reviews on these items from the limited edition Lily Cole make-up!
Thank you to The Body Shop team for inviting me over to see and experience the new Pulse store. Do visit the new Pulse store in SM Mall of Asia, and tell me about your experience! :)