If you followed last year’s holiday content on the blog, you know that I have a sweet spot for advent calendars. Not only these represent the best selection of products from the brand, but the design that goes into creating advent calendars is something I can never resist. One of the advent calendars that sparked joy for me this year is The Body Shop 24 Days of the Enchanted Beauty Advent Calendar. So today I decided to go through each of the 24 compartments with cruelty-free goodies and share my opinion on whether this advent calendar is worth the hype.
Packaging & Design
For me, advent calendars are all about the packaging. I do admire the fact that with advent calendars you receive lots of travel-friendly beauty goodies. But in all honesty, I just love the fact of opening all the little “doors” and finding out what’s in there.
From that perspective, The Body Shop’s 2018 advent calendar is all I wished for. Not only the design featuring the cutest holiday animals is charming, but the products you end up getting are adorable and beautifully smelling too.
I’m not sure if you know but all The Body Shop products are cruelty-free and some of them are also vegan-friendly. So, this holiday-packaged beauty advent calendar would make a perfect girl for a friend who supports cruelty-free beauty brands. Or the cutest holiday treat for yourself! Especially if you are just starting to explore The Body Shop offerings – travel-sized goodies are a great way to find your favorite products so you can then purchase them in full size.
What’s Inside? Spoiler Alert!
If I were not a beauty blogger, I would totally wait for December to slowing start revealing all the goodies from this advent calendar. But I totally understand you wanting to know what’s inside so you can make a purchasing decision. No worries, love, I got you on this one! Below, I listed all the goodies that are included in The Body Shop 24 Days of the Enchanted Beauty Advent Calendar. As well as my two cents on the products that I already tested and recommend.
Shower Gel Strawberry // Did you know that I can never resist raspberry and strawberry based shower gels? These get me every single time and this shower gel is not an exception!
Shower Gel Peppermint Candy Cane // This 100% vegan shower gel smells like peppermint candy cane!
Coconut Body Milk // Saving this one for my trip to Miami, where I can use lighter body moisturizer formula for warm days.
Body Scrub Coconut // I’m so obsessed with body scrubs that I even have dedicated exfoliating days on my calendar! Wednesdays and Sundays are special as I can indulge in rich and nourishing scrubs like this one.
Body Butter Almond Milk & Honey // As we speak, I have a midi size bar of this body lotion open in my bathroom. The Body Shop body butters are something that I love the brand for – and this obsession of mine has started years ago! Almond Milk & Honey is everything you wish for in a perfect body butter. From its consistency to scent and ease of application – that’s one of those rare products that I can’t wait to apply (as opposed to reminding myself). Highly recommend picking this one up in full size too!
White Musk Body Lotion // I think my boyfriend will enjoy this scent so much!
Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask // Anything with charcoal in it really works for my acne-prone skin. So I’m excited to check it out!
Gentle Eye Make Up Remover Chamomile // I remember using it years ago so I need to get back to it and start using it again!
Hand Cream Shea Butter // I’m secretly obsessed with this one! It’s super nourishing and non-sticky. I have this hand lotion at my desk as I can start typing right after using it – it absorbs that quickly.
Hand Cream Berry Bon Bon // This hand product smells so sweet and festive! It totally makes me hungry for desserts every time I apply it.
Manicure Cream Almond // Not my favorite scent, but I’m okay with it as this hand lotion makes my cuticles so much softer!
Shampoo Strawberry // It smells divine! Need to check it out for sure! Especially because it supposed to help with dull-looking hair!
Born Lippy Lip Balm Watermelon // It reminds me of my favorite lip sleeping mask! So yummy and nourishing – definitely a keeper!
Born Lippy Lip Balm Strawberry // Same here! Smells yummy, can’t get enough of it!
Eye Definer Black // Who doesn’t need a black eyeliner in their makeup bag? Especially if it’s as soft and pigmented as this one!
Matte Lip Liquid Tahiti Hibiscus // Did you know that The Body Shop red lipstick was the first one I’ve ever tried and loved? Definitely, I want to check out their liquid lipstick formula!
Facial Cleansing Sponge // Super handy to remove face masks!
Mini Loofah // I never use loofas as I feel they collect bacteria (I know, it’s a random phobia of mine!). So I’m gonna gift this one for someone as a gift!
Bunny Nail File // It’s so cute and even have the ears! Love!
Advent Calendar Value & Conclusion
This beauty advent calendar goes for $70 and is available at TheBodyShop.com. This is the cheapest option from The Body Shop 2018 advent calendar offering. They also have to offer 25 Days of the Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar ($110) and 25 Days of the Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar ($225). Considering that you mostly receive body products and beauty tools (so there is less chance that a makeup product will not work like it sometimes happens with makeup advent calendars), it’s a good deal. Not only it comes in the cutest packaging which makes it giftable straight off the bat, but also features some of the body care essentials in signature and limited-edition scents.
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P.S.—If you decide to pick up this advent calendar today (November 8, 2018) I highly recommend taking advantage of The Body Shop’s promotions:
• 30% off select items sitewide available via this link
• $10 body butter and hand creams linked here
• under $20 expert face masks available here
• spend $40 to receive a strawberry body yogurt – use code TBSLOVESU