The Body Shop Dream Big Christmas Collection

Last Friday I attended the Body Shop Dream Big Christmas event in Fahrenheit 88, Bukit Bintang. This event is also a celebration of their Christmas collection previews.

My last event with them was during the #DreamBIG for International Day of the girl on 11 October 2019 and it was insightful to learn how The Body Shop supports women empowerment. So let’s go back to this event, shall we?

Christmas with The Body Shop Malaysia is always magical, festivity and colorful. This year they collaborated with Fahrenheit 88 to take the grand entrance with the theme #DreamBIG and it was a pretty cozy event. There were huge Christmas decoration and the #DreamBIG mascot girl welcoming by the entrance.

The #DreamBIG mascot girl

Introducing Christmas at The Body Shop

This year, The Body Shop is aiming high. The new gift collection features bath and body gifts, premium skincare sets and fun-filled novelty gifts perfect for stocking fillers or Secret Santa gifts. There are 3 seasonal ranges exclusively for Christmas 2019, the fresh and fruity Juicy pear, indulgent Warm Vanilla and fruity-floral Rich Plum.

When I stepped into the store, there were few booth to-go where the new range items will be displayed with a fun trivia game. One of them was ‘guessing the right scent of the product’ where I was blindfolded and on each of my hand, I had a pamper hand massage using their new holiday season scent, the Rich Plum and Juicy Pear. Luckily for me, I guessed them accurately and was gifted away with the Rich Plum. I absolutely loved the frosted plum┬ásmell.

Juicy Pear Body Yogurt – RM 59

With my hands smelling fruity, I moved onto the next booth where I was given a makeover using the Christmas Party Collection: Drops of Glow Lustre Finish Creator and Shine Lip Liquid. The Drops of Glow Lustre Finish Creator is a great base for makeup to give the entire face a nice glow or can be used just on high points such as cheekbones. So say hello to your versatile new strobing obsession!

Last but not least, the concept of ‘Bring Back Our Bottle‘ was pretty interesting. The Body Shop had shared their environmental contributions of ‘Closing the Loop’ plastic recycling project. The Body Shop encourages customers to bring back old/empty bottles, but what do they actually do with it? The Body Shop actually recycles the package and gives it a second life as a fragrancer! Each plastic fragrancer has the same scent as it’s original product, and one can soon purchase this in-store. Bringing your old packaging will also allow you to get RM1 off your purchase. Speak about environmental sustainability!

At the very beginning of the event, we were asked to write a wish on a small piece of paper and to expect a gift in return. By the end of the event, everybody was sent home with this huge Christmas present. Thank you The Body Shop Malaysia for a lovely event and sharing this space with my little brother made my entire day merrier.

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Girls Dream Big – International Day of the Girl

Since 2012, October 11 has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. This day aims to highlight and address the needs, challenges and obstacles girls face in their daily life while encouraging empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights. This year’s 2019 theme is GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.

Yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, together with The Body Shop Malaysia and Women’s Aid Organization Malaysia (WAO) we celebrated the #DreamBIG event in conjunction with International Day of the Girl and over 25 girls from diverse backgrounds presented their dreams to YB Hannah Yeoh, the Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development. The core value of this celebration is to stress the importance of an environment that supports girls’ dreams and aspirations.

YB Hannah Yeoh with the 25 years presenting their dreams.
#DreamBIG Event with The Body Shop Malaysia & Women’s Aid Organisation

Hannah Yeoh encouraged young girls to break those limitations people have placed on them and to seek those who would choose to celebrate their strengths. “Wherever you are and whatever stage of life you are in, there will always be limitations. Don’t let that cripple you,” she said.

As an extension of the #dreamBIG campaign, The Body Shop Malaysia and WAO will also be launching a 6 months programme for 16 years old inner-city Malaysian girls from all ethnicity to educate and empower them to take charge on their rights and health, particularly in relation to female autonomy, build self-confidence and physical strength through sports.

The amazing part of all, customers of The Body Shop Malaysia will have the opportunity to contribute to this event, sales proceeds from their purchases with The Body Shop Malaysia will be used to fund this program initiative.

Last year, The Body Shop Malaysia and WAO collaboration on a petition campaign to urge the government of Malaysia to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 years old with no exceptions regardless of gender, faith and ethnicity. The campaign which started on August 01, 2018 gathered 159,700 signatures and was delivered to YB Hannah Yeoh in front of the Parliament of Malaysia.

Refreshments by WAO & The Body Shop Malaysia
Be your biggest dream #dreamBIG
Thank you for having me WAO – The Body Shop Malaysia