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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  • I would love to get a new reed diffuser. The store looks very inviting and stocked with lots of great products. It’s been a long time since I went to TBS. I remember liking their Vitamin E cream years ago.

    • I tried their vitamin E cream in-store and it felt so lovely on my skin. It’s on the list of things that I want to purchase! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


  • I love the Body Shop! Looks like you’ve picked up some gorgeous bits 🙂
    – Ambar x

    • YES! I’m currently obsessed with their shower cream.

  • Nice choice of haul products! 🙂 You should check out the Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Masque, I swear by it.

    • You’re trying to send me back to spend my life savings!?! LOL!

  • I adore The Body Shop! I’ve been using their makeup removers and cleansing balm for over a year. Very lovely. I would have loved to go to a store opening like this!

    Coco | The Beauty Milk

    • Their chamomile eye makeup remover worked better than I expected! I’ll look into the cleansing balm. Thats sounds good! What is it?

      Btw the store opening was AWESOME!

  • omg i have GOT to visit this body shop. Looks AMAZING!!

    • It’s amazing! I’m really hooked. This was my first time! Thanks for stopping by <3

  • The new store looks lovely! I haven’t tried any of the products you got but I love the Chamomile makeup cleansing oil!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • Ohhhh girl it was! I slowly feel like this is going to be one of my favorite places to visit

  • I love walking and browsing through The Body Shop store and I never leave empty handed. How do you like the disffuser? Does it work well?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Dude!!! Their diffuser is amazing! i WALKED INTO MY ROOM and was like WHAT SMELLS SO GOOD!?!

      I didn’t remember putting on perfume, and if i did, I don’t remember having that scent lol!! It’s awesome. And it’s only $15. Very happy with my purchase. I got it in the scent Aloe and Soft Linen.

  • Looks like such a fun opening! Love their shower creams and would love to try the coconut, bet it smells amazing! Xx

  • How gorgeous are their products, I have so so many!

    Lauren x |

    • It’s like the new pokemon game! gotta BUY them all! <3