The Body Shop Grand Opening + Haul!

IMG_5161The Newport Centre in Jersey City, NJ has added a new store to their extravagant list of places to splurge. The Body Shop! The grand opening was this Thursday, July 21st. A free Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover with purchase was given to the first 50 customers in line as well as an opportunity to learn about the importance of ingredients in the products with juices from Happy Tree and branded cookies in the shape of the brand’s hero franchise Tea Tree.

Attending this event was so much fun and I learned so many things about The Body Shop’s products. They even had a place where you can take photos and cute little snapchat filter!!! Everything was just insanely cute. I can go on and on! Scroll below to see images from the grand opening and the insanely adorable cute cookie that I GOT! 😀

The Body Shop Newport Centre

What I found super cute was that there were temporary tattoos!The Body Shop Newport Centre

The store was so beautiful, light and airy!


The Makeup Artist in me was very excited to see that they had foundations! You can also use the shade adjusting drops to alter your shade to either make it lighter or deeper.

look at their foundation selection!

I enjoyed playing by the sink! They have plenty of scrubs and all types of lotions for all different skin types for you to try. Can we talk about this arrangement though? Isn’t it beautiful? You just want to stare at everything all day.


The new store has a boutique feel thanks to quality materials, streamlined product offers and understated branding on the store front. The store design combines technology and nature to provide a personalized shopping experience for customers, complete with custom skincare consultations and expert advice! Special shout out to Aaron and his team for helping me shop!


In February, The Body Shop unveiled its new Commitment to Enrich Not Exploit the world, including our people, products and planet. The brand continues to fulfill this commitment by using its business as a force for good. “As part of a global expansion, our new stores in the US are a reflection of who The Body Shop is today and how we are making a positive difference every step of the way,” says Grant. “From mindfully sourcing our Community Trade ingredients to reducing our carbon footprint, we are constantly striving to help enrich and give back to local communities.”

Today, The Body Shop’s #EnrichNotExploit campaign is stronger than ever, and it continues to grow through its ethical and sustainable business practices. In May, the brand launched its Bio-Bridges initiative, which aims to regenerate 75 million square meters of forest around the world and protect it from exploitation, poaching and unsustainable harvesting by 2020. For every product purchased, The Body Shop will regenerate 1 square meter of rainforest to improve biodiversity as part of this initiative.


I got a mini sample of their Shea Body Butter. Words can’t described how quickly it melted on to my skin. I thought it was going to be thick, but I barely had to work it in. I’m definitely sold!

My Haul


It was nearly impossible to not shop! It’s a grand opening, are you kidding me?! Here are the goodiesI bought 🙂

The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover • The Body Shop • $18

Aloe & Soft Linen Reed Diffuser • The Body Shop • $15

Black Musk Fragrance Mist • $15

Coconut Shower Cream • The Body Shop • $10

Cocoa Butter Hand & Body Lotion • The Body Shop • $13


About The Body Shop

Founded in 1976 in Brighton, England, by Anita Roddick, The Body Shop is a global beauty brand. The Body Shop seeks to make a positive difference in the world by offering high-quality, naturally-inspired skincare, hair care and make-up produced ethically and sustainably. The Body Shop pioneered the philosophy that business can be a force for good and after being acquired by L’Oréal in 2006, it is scaling up its vision. Today, The Body Shop has more than 3,000 stores in more than 60 markets worldwide.

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