10 Things I Loved About Being With The Body Shop In Bali!

MissMalini , 07 Jul 2015

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Arnaud Jeanteur, General Manager International brand · The Body Shop & MissMalini
Arnaud Jeanteur, General Manager International brand · The Body Shop & MissMalini

1. Bali On My Bucket List!

Needless to say, number one on that list has got to be the fact that The Body Shop just took us to Bali! (How is this my life again?!)

But seriously, The Body Shop has been one of my favourite brands for as long as I can remember. So, it was my absolute pleasure to hop on a plane and attend the launch of their Oils Of Life collection (in its brand new packaging!). Plus a new fragrance, Italian Summer Fig. As you can imagine, Bali is just too beautiful for words; so I’m going to let the pictures (and video) do the talking. And oh, I’ve got three awesome brand ambassadors from The Body Shop with a little skin-spiration just for you, too. Watch! :)

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2. Puri Wulandari, A Boutique Resort

My welcome to Bali opened with this door – to my suit at the Puri Wulandari Boutique Resort in Ubud.

Puri Wulandari, A Boutique Resort
Puri Wulandari, A Boutique Resort

Definitely one of the most stunningly designed rooms I’ve seen in my life! It even had a private infinity pool like the gorgeous Qualia resort in Queensland.

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3. The Oils Of Life & Spa Of The World

What you need to know is this; The Body Shop Oils of Life come from power-packed seed oils that offer the very best in skincare. Rosehip seed oil comes from Chile, Camellia seed oil from China and black cumin seed oil from Egypt! And this is what they look like when they’re all grown up :)

Camellia
Camellia
Rose Hip
Rose Hip
Black Cumin
Black Cumin

Why seeds? A seed is the most compact capsule of nutrition and energy for life and that means superfood for your skin! What immediately struck me about these oils was the unusually light texture. I’m always wary of using oils because my skin is already so oily, but the Oils of Life facial I had was incredible. And my skin absorbed the oil almost immediately leaving it looking healthy and happy with a definite improvement in texture and glow.

Oil of Life
Oil of Life

The Body Shop also knows how much you like to go to the spa (but don’t always have the luxury of time to). So this winter, TBS is launching a whole Spa of the World range which features 3 rituals – the relaxing ritual, the revitalising ritual and the blissful ritual. Basically, a chance to pamper yourself silly in the shower, with a little help from your new friends! :)

Spa of the World
Spa of the World

I love how Vanda Serrador, one of the world’s leading facialists (and founder of Urban Skin) described her daily routine with these products. She was so full of energy and inspired up a storm as she explained how she had herself suffered an accident that left one side of her face paralysed and so her interest in skin treatments happened (quite literally) by accident! She stressed upon the importance of finding some time to nurture yourself and even showed us a super cute face dance workout! #LoveThat

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Vanda Serrador
Jennifer Hirsh
Vanda Serrador
Dr. Terry Loong


Psst! The range launches in India come November 2015 and of course, Jacqueline Fernandez will be there.

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Arnaud Jeanteur, General Manager International brand The Body Shop
The Hanging Gardens Pool


4. The Hanging Gardens, Ubud

I absolutely loved how they had set up the whole launch experience at the most stunning property in Ubud, Bali.

(I mean, being voted the best pool in the world is no mean feat.) I’m also super proud of myself that I woke up bright and early to join the yoga class at The Hanging Gardens. Of course, a view of infinity makes it a whole lot more motivating to do :)

The best part was being treated to an Oils of Life spa day right after! A rare and much-appreciated break from my insanely hectic life! Big kisses to The Body Shop. #BlissedOutBloggerina

5. Italian Summer

The Body Shop also launched a brand new fragrance by the poolside, The Italian Summer Fig. Fresh and floral, I’m a big fan of the lime-green packaging, so pretty right?

Italian Summer Fig
Italian Summer Fig

I’ve always loved how brightly colored all The Body Shop packaging is. Inspired by the myriad colors we see in nature itself. In fact, at the launch they even created matching colourful cocktails inspired by each of their existing fragrances. :)

The Body Shop
The Body Shop

PS. Here’s some of The Body Shop haul that I took with me to Bali. So many of my favourite things and a contest for you!

6. Same Soul, New Body

The Body Shop also revealed their new packaging for The Oils of Life and Spa of the World. While they plan to retain the colourful DNA of the brand, they’ve decided to up the luxury quotient with a slightly more classic colour palette and a sleeker design. What do you think?

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The Body Shop
Spa of the World
Camellia


And as their very dapper GM Arnaud Jeanteur revealed, they’re also getting some fabulous new advertorial vibes infused with unique killer irreverent British humour, that you’re just going to love. So stay tuned!

7. Four Courses At Alila

As if we hadn’t already been pampered enough, The Body Shop set up an incredible 4-course meal at the poolside at Alila, complete with live music and dancing!

Alila
Alila
MissMalini & Samreen Samad
MissMalini & Samreen Samad
Alila
Alila

The cutest thing was the band that sang us Kal Ho Naa Ho as a surprise welcome!

8. #GeekChic

No matter how many virtual pictures you collect, it’s always nice to take home a physical copy of your adventures and I love that The Body Shop had set up a printing station where anyone who tagged #SkinSpaScent and #TheBodyShop got a collection of photos to take home with them at the end of their trip!

The Body Shop
The Body Shop

9. Balinese Ramayana

On day 2, I managed to catch two really cool cultural performances. One was at the Ubud Palace, a series of dances that were once performed for kings themselves and some war dances that reminded me a whole lot of kathakali.

Bali dancers
Bali dancers
Bali dancers
Bali dancers

The other one was a really cool rendition of the Ramayana, dramatising the kidnapping of Sita and her rescue with Hanuman’s help! Epic.

Bali dance
Bali dance

10. Sunshine People & Rainbow Shots

My co-journo on this trip was Samreen Samad from Femina and aside from being as cute as a button, she’s also super sweet! Her friends basically adopted me for a night out in Bali, where we ate an unbelievable delicious meal and drank a whole rainbow of shots. What’s not to love?!

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All in all, a pretty unforgettable journey. Now I can’t wait to go back because I’m told Seminyak is where the party’s at!

Stay tuned for more #DesiGirlTraveler adventures coming soon :) Oh and of course, there’s a vlog. SUBSCRIBE NOW to my youtube.com/missmalinivideos channel!

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