I think I like the countdown to the holidays more than the holidays themselves. It is always a bit sad that you can’t be with everyone you adore on the big days. My family is scattered across the US. Plus, Christmas, especially, is so much pressure with presents and glitz and festivities. Maybe another reason I prefer the build up rather than the main event, is that I love Advent, the Christian celebration of the four Sundays leading up to the big celebration. A favorite childhood memory of mine is advent calendars – opening a door each day of December for small treats and the contemplation of what this time of year means to me, my family and my friends.
This year, The Body Shop, created the most extraordinary advent calendars for grown-up beauty junkies. Each day reveals a product that can celebrate the spirit of the season (or perk up from a holiday slump). There are 25 treats that delight. And little daily gifts are along the theme of nature inspired by the Enchanted Forest – something I always love being reminded of any time of the year.
I don’t want to spoil all the fun, but for those of you who want to know what is in it, the list is below. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
- Mini Peppermint Candy Cane Shower Gel 2 FL OZ
- Mini Mango Body Butter 1.69 oz
- Mini White Musk® Body Lotion 2 FL OZ
- Bunny Nail File
- Mini Strawberry Shower Gel 2 FL OZ
- Coconut ath Bubble Coconut 1 OZ
- Mini Camomile Gentle Eye Make Up Remover 2 FL OZ
- Green Tea Bath Bomb Green Tea 1 OZ
- Mini Almond Milk & Honey Hand Cream 1 OZ
- Mini Pink Grapefruit Body Lotion 1 FL OZ
- Bath Lily Red
- Eyeliner Liquid Black .8 FL OZ
- Lip Definer Hot Date .03 OZ
- Mini British Rose Body Scrub 1.69 OZ
- Born Lippy™ Lip Balm Strawberry .31 OZ
- Mini Almond Milk & Honey Body Butter 1.69 OZ
- Brow & Lash Brush & Comb
- Mini Shea Hand Cream 1 OZ
- Eyelash Curler
- Mini Mango Shower Gel 2 FL OZ
- Eye Definer Black .03 OZ
- Strawberry Smoothing Face Mist 2 FL OZ
- Matte Lip Liquid Tahiti Hibiscus .2 FL OZ
- Full Size Coconut Body Butter 6.75 OZ
- Owl Face Towel
Available at The Body Shop and $173 value.