Alas, friends! It’s been a whole year and the day of love is just around the corner. The truth is, I’ve never been a huge Valentine’s Day fanatic. Don’t get me wrong: I love love. But I’m a fan of a sweet, quiet, and thoughtful Valentines Day more than one overwhelmed by frills + grand festivities. Last year, my hubs and I were actually on our honeymoon over Valentines Day (ow ow!) We went to a brewery near the waterfront abode we called home for that blissful week. I discovered my new favorite beer and dined on wholesome goodness. It was relaxed and refreshing. It was my kind of Valentine’s Day.
Though I prefer a low key day to celebrate love, I still enjoy getting a little dolled up and letting my inner infatuation with all shades of fuchsia let loose. This year, I purchased several amazing products from The Body Shop. I would often pass by their adorable shops back in the states, but just assumed they were no different than every other beauty + body brand. Oh, was I wrong!
The Body Shop actually sources all their materials through ethical trade with farmers + vendors around the world. Check out their Fair Trade community map here. Their products are thoughtfully created with their consumers and creators in mind.
Beyond using Fair Trade practices to source + create their products, they also fight animal testing and work to protect the planet. The Body Shop empower’s their employees by “funding a range of training courses, events and health treatments, [aiming] to enhance [their] staff’s sense of well being” (Activate Self Esteem). The Body Shop even defends human rights, such as campaigning against the issue of domestic violence in Seoul, South Korea, which resulted in “government commitment to increase spending on domestic-violence shelters and invest in education programmes for the police” (Defend Human Rights).
For Valentine’s Day, I decided to purchase a few products from this incredible company!
Go bold + make a statement with The Body Shop’s Colour Crush Lipstick, shade #205.
Define your features with strong brows! Try The Body Shop’s brow + liner kit, shade #02.
Smell sweet + fresh with The Body Shop’s luxurious lotion in Japanese Cherry Blossom.
Wishing you all a Valentine’s Day filled with refreshing conversation, fuchsia filled style + decor, and a whole lot of ethical love!