Friday, May 20, 2011

DFW BLOGGER NETWORK MEET UP AT THE BODY SHOP

Last Saturday the DFW Blogger Network met up at The Body Shop inside Northpark Mall here in Dallas, Tx. Many of us (including myself) had never been to The Body Shop. Well let me tell you...I have been missing out!! The staff was so friendly and they shared many stories with us about the history of the store and its all natural products. Here is what The Body Shop believes: "We've believed this for years and still do. We constantly seek out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe, and we bring you products bursting with effectiveness to enhance your natural beauty. While we're doing this we always strive to protect this beautiful planet and the people who depend on it. We don't do it this way because it's fashionable. We do it because, to us, it's the only way."
The store catered in Chick-Fil-A (my favorite) for us. We ate yummy chicken breakfast biscuits, strawberry yogurt, coffee and juice. The Chick-Fil-A rep was such a sweetie. She even brought a wheel for us to spin for free Chick-Fil-A goodies. I won a free sandwich!! 
The body shop has many campaigns. Stop Violence in the Home, Stop HIV and Stop Sex Trafficking. The store had a table setup to sign a petition in support of the Stop Sex Trafficking campaign. In signing the petition the store offered a free T-shirt supporting the campaign and a store coupon.

Here are some Traffic stopping facts:
- Human trafficking is the third largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world.
- 1.8 million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade though this figure is thought to be much higher due to the underground dealings of the traffickers.
- Reports show that sexual exploitation is the most likely purpose of trafficking
- Trafficking exists in countries all over the world. It doesn't only exist in the poorest countries.
 Then the store setup 3 areas to promote their feet, body and makeup products. My daughter was able to go with me and she had a blast hanging with the big girls!! This is her using their wonderful foot products!
 Samples of the body products were used on our hands and arms. Wonderful smells were EVERYWHERE!! The scrubs make your skin so soft and youthful!
 There was both a bronzer expert and a makeup artist on hand for us to sample the makeup. There's my little girl all up in the mix!! haha
 Check out all of these great things...scrubs, lotions, body wash....OH MY!!
 Juanette of Fashion Nette-Work getting all bronzed up!! Her dress was so CUTE!!
We were all given a gift bag from the store that included many samples and coupons for both the store and Chick-Fil-A. I'm telling you The Body Shop is a class act! In the end they put all of our names in a hat and my daughter pulled out Lala G of Pop Culture Fashionista!! She won this awesome gift! Lucky Duck! haha
Me with a basket full of goodies. What I wore: 
maxi skirt - F21, vintage Jimi Hendricks tee, random vest, Target flats and a flower pin from Lane Bryant.

I want to give a special THANKS to The Body Shop for all of their generosity, Chick-Fil-A for the yummy treats and last but not least to Elissa of Dress With Courage for arranging the entire thing. You ROCK girl!!

I apologize to any blogger that is pictured but not referenced. I left early and was unable to get the names and url's of each blogger. Please count it to my mind and not my heart! ;-) Kiah 

29 comments:

Laura said...

FUN-ness!!!!! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time, girl time is the best! There's a body shop over in Tampa that I need to high tail it over to... Anyway you look so gorgeous I love your skirt it's a marvelous maxi basic. Need to get one in my life...
Happy Saturday!!!!

lalaG said...

i had suuuuuch a great time! i cant wait to hang with you again

sacramento said...

You look sooooooo fabulous in your maxi skirt with your goodie bag.
I am following you now.
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Saime said...

wow thats great :)
and u looked so amazing,wish u a nice weekend :)

eSTKay

Jayla said...

you look fabulous and comfortble! Who'da thunk it?!? I wasn't sure it was possible!

Vivi said...

I would LOVE to attend an event like this. OR was this event specially planned for the DFW meetup? If so, that is freakin' awesome.

honeisos said...

Omg you ladies look like you're having a blast ! I love the body shop... no chik a fil in NY :( lol oh well :/ Kiah your baby is too pretty and stylin like her mom U both look great !! thank u for the birthday wishes ! And pull out that D&B bag !! LOL

Sasha xoxo

Savannah said...

This looks like you had such a great time! You and your daughter look so cuteeee! I wish there were blogging meet ups near me!

xxx

dressingup-everyday said...

I'm glad you know Body Shop, I love it and use its products. you look so pretty as usual.

legsnshoes said...

Love your outfit.

Katie Mac said...

The Dallas bloggers Do It Big...I love it. Next time I go to Dallas I need to stop at one of your fabulous meet ups. I love the extra add of character with the vintage tee. Jimi Hendrix would be proud. You look great as always!

Sam said...

Looks like such a great time!! :) I love the body shop!

http://samalamode.blogspot.com

simplychic said...

so much fun! i wish i could have attended the one in my area. too bad i didn't know abt it until after it was over :(

simplychic said...

so much fun! i wish i could have attended the one in my area. too bad i didn't know abt it until after it was over :(

Absolutely Mrs. K said...

you have never been to the body shop! girl that is a crime, i love the store and i shop there for more than 15 years! i love the shower gels and the lotions so so much. love the combination of the long skirt and the tee! looking smashing as always girl

Bonnie said...

I want to do a blogger meet-up so, so, so badly. I think it would be the most fun thing ever. Nobody ever comes to this area, though. Stupid Midwest.

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Inez of Style Chic....360 said...

Looks like so much fun kiah and u look so cute! It wish it was more bloggers where I live..hooray for fun networking events!!!

Chic Therapy said...

FUn times!

NRC said...

body shop is pretty amazing!!
following

k come karolina said...

love body shop!




xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

(there's a leo bag GIVE_AWAY)

laura said...

Kiah, this looks like a lot of fun!!! I totally wish I lived in a bigger city where I can go to events like this! I love The Body Shop. I really like their body butters, but ever since they stopped making grapeseed scent, I haven't gotten a large container of the butters. They also make some amazing cosmetics!
♥laura
the blog of worldly delights

Dimples n Smiles said...

looks like so much fun and your outfit was very cute. Lucky you I wish there was a nashville blogger group here that did fun get togethers like this.

Natashia said...

Kiah, Feeling that skirt hun, as always flawless black with gray 2 of my favorites.

I'm Just Me said...

looks like a fun event!! love your outfit!!
thnx 4 leaving me a comment :)

http://imjustmefashionblog.blogspot.com :)

Juanette said...

Hey mamacita, I'm sad I didn't get a chance to really talk with you at the meetup! I was actually wearing a top and skirt, everyone thinks its a dress but I matched it up that morning! Thanks for your kind words!

Karen said...

Looks like you girls had an amazing time - and the gift bags look fantastic!! I wish there were blogger meet ups here too!! You look amazing!!

xox,
karen

www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

Zarna said...

sounds like SO much fun! i love the body shop - they have so many great products!

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Im jelly! That looked like so much fun! I love the Jimmy Hendrix shirt!

honeisos said...

ok I saw ur daughter's hair .. its so beautiful!! Im thinking you can do it. but... it will take you a good
3-4 hours with washing to styling .. but its not bad .. and she is old enough so she can learn to do it on her own eventually :0)

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