The Body Shop – Shimmer Cubes, Hair Chalks & Smurf Baby

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 I have to say, of all the brands I thought would jump in the hair chalk band wagon in 2014 The Body Shop wasn’t one of them. I know they like to keep it fresh but I still considered them to be a little traditional.. lets say classic rather than modern and I just didn’t expect it. I’m not sure that there’s any difference in effectiveness of one chalk next to another as they’re basically re-purposed eyeshadow in my opinion but these are no worse than those I’ve tried from hair-specific brands so that’s something. There are just 2 colours but if you’re just looking to dabble with the trend I think pink and blue are fairly standard and I can confirm that you can blend them together to create a nice purple hue too. As opposed to the many semi permanent tints that are now available and very popular chalks are a way for brunettes to get in on the crazy coloured action without reaching for the bleach and I’d definitely suggest you give them ago, lots of fun for grown ups and kids alike – see end of post!

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They have also launched 2 new shimmer cubes and lip glosses (though I’m certain these aren’t new) with their Spring Trend collection and can you believe I’d never tried Body Shop eyeshadows before these? I know! These cube things have been around since the dawn of time.. where have I been? If you’ve never seen one up close and personal either you may be as shocked as me to learn that each of the cubes within the palette are in their own acrylic shell with a little lid.. so difficult to describe and I’m now wishing I took a photo but basically if you have more than one you can pop them in and out of the quad to customise the palette or just take one. I still can’t believe I didn’t know about this!

If this is not normal please let me know.. I have no idea if this has always been the format or if they’ve just launched them like this but it’s such a cool idea and I may have tried them sooner had I know as I love custom anything!

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I’ll leave you with this baby smurf picture I snapped of Milo in the bath after getting hold of the blue hair chalk.. don’t try this at home, kids!

The Body Shop spring trend collection online here

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9 Comments

  1. Jodie
    5 February, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    I haven’t tried the shimmer cubes because I was reluctant to try anything that was all shimmer but their single eyeshadows are really good. I have one in the colour “mon cherry” which I hate the name of because it makes me sound like I’m speaking french badly, but its a really pretty plummy red colour and it looks great on top of the colour tattoo in metallic pomegranate.

  2. 5 February, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    I really want to try the hair chalk! I’m so glad that The Body Shop have brought these out. I’m going to try the blue shade out me thinks. 🙂

  3. 5 February, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    I love the body shop I think it’s really underrated. I really want to try the hair chalks, I recently dyed my hair dark brown and it is so hard to get anything to show up. I had a shimmer cube years ago and they are so good, I need a new one!

  4. 5 February, 2014 / 7:41 pm

    Milo looks so damn adorable – I wonder what the chalk tasted like, looks like he gave it a good go hehe! I saw these chalks when I was in my local BS at the weekend and the girl behind the till had chalked up her blonde locks with the pink, it actually looked really cute but my hair is just so dark, I’m not sure it’d look all that vibrant!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  5. 5 February, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    I really want to try these hair chalks for a night out or something.
    I can confirm that the shimmer cubes have always had their own separate little lids. x

  6. 6 February, 2014 / 4:15 am

    LOL I LOVE your little boy smurf!!! The cubes look stunning as well!

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