When it comes to celebrating the Holidays, beauty advent calendars are the best! They give you a little surprise each and every day throughout the month of December leading up to the BIG day: Christmas. Personally, I love getting little gifts all month long. The Body Shop, a proudly cruelty-free beauty and skincare brand released brand new beauty advent calendars again this year and I’m loving the magical theme: 24/25 Days of the Enchanted. Let’s put our patience on hold, give into temptation, and get some INSTANT gratification by opening up each of the 24 goodies in The Body Shop’s 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar right now!
For the 2018 Holiday season, The Body Shop is offering 3 Beauty Advent Calendars, one for every budget. These make a great early gift for yourself, your friends, sisters, Moms, Aunts, Mothers-in-Law, or daughters!
The calendars are appropriate for all ages, even younger girls, from tweens on up. While there are a few makeup products included, makeup only fills a few days in the calendar. The rest are filled with skincare products, body care products, and accessories.
Each calendar features a whimsical creature presenting the products to the recipient, the beauty Advent Calendar we’re discussing in detail in this post is presented by Olivia the Owl. The others are presented by Dani the Deer and Freddie the Fox.
Most products are mini, but not all of them! Larger products are included too, giving each of these beauty advent calendars a fabulous value. Rest assured, even the mini size products can be used multiple times. They’re also the perfect size to pack in your bag while traveling this holiday season.
What are the options?
- 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar, $70.00
- 25 Days of the Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar, $110.00
- 25 Days of the Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar, $225.00
WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!
If you’d like to be surprised by the contents of this beauty advent calendar, skip ahead to the Recommend? section of this post below!
The 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar Product Break Down
|Total Approx. Value||$136.70|
|Mini Strawberry Shower Gel 2 FL OZ||$6.00|
|Mini Coconut Body Milk 2 FL OZ||$6.00|
|Watermelon Born Lippy™ Lip Balm 0.3 OZ||$7.00|
|Bunny Nail File||$2.00|
|Mini Berry Bon Bon Hand Cream 1 FL OZ||$6.00|
|Vanilla Delight Bath Bomb||$2.00|
|British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask Packette 0.17 OZ||$2.50|
|Bath Lily Pink||$3.00|
|Mini Almond Hand Cream 1 FL OZ||$6.00|
|Mini Peppermint Candy Cane Shower Gel 2FL OZ||$6.00|
|Facial Cleansing Sponge||$5.00|
|Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask Packette 0.2 OZ||$2.50|
|Mini Strawberry Shampoo 2 FL OZ||$6.00|
|Mini Gentle Eye Make Up Remover Camomile 2 FL OZ||$6.00|
|Brow & Lash Brush & Comb||$10.50|
|Mini Coconut Body Scrub 1.7 OZ||$6.00|
|Red Exfoliating Bath Gloves||$5.00|
|Mini White Musk® Body Lotion 2 FL OZ||$6.70|
|Strawberry Born Lippy™ Lip Balm 0.3 OZ||$7.00|
|Green Tea Bath Bomb||$2.00|
|Black Eye Definer||$11.50|
|Mini Shea Hand Cream 1 FL OZ||$6.00|
|Tahiti Hibiscus Matte Lip Liquid||$10.00|
|Mini Almond Milk & Honey Body Butter 1.7 OZ||$6.00|
The 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar heavily focuses on body products, this is a beauty advent calendar from The Body Shop after all. The body products included consist of a selection of shower gels, body butter, hand creams, and a body scrub. In the body category, I was so excited to find the Mini Peppermint Candy Cane Shower Gel hiding behind one of the doors. I love everything pumpkin when it comes to the Fall, but for the holiday season, I can’t get enough peppermint!
As far as hair products go, I really wasn’t expecting any. To my surprise, behind one of the doors was a Mini Strawberry Shampoo. Do not let the freezing temperatures coming your way dull your ‘do, use this mini Clearly Glossing Shampoo before holiday parties to give your hair some serious shine. Bonus: your hair isn’t only going to be gorgeously glossy, it’s going to smell amazing too! The other product that I was surprised by and am really excited about is the bunny nail file, proudly stating, “Forever Against Animal Testing” on one side and covered in adorable pink polka-dots on the other.
To round out this enchanted advent calendar, a few skincare and makeup products are tucked away inside. There are a couple of masks, a makeup remover, a facial cleansing sponge, eyeliner, and a sampling of lip products. During the holiday season and throughout the winter, it’s key to protect your pout from the cool, dry winter air. From the 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar, I’ll be using the hydrating Born Lippy Lip Balms in Watermelon and Strawberry to make sure my lips are moisturized and mistletoe ready!
– SPOILERS OVER –
Yes! The 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar has a great value and variety of products. Most products are selected straight from The Body Shop’s tried-and-true classic collections available year round. If you find a scent you love, let Santa know and maybe he’ll bring you a larger version of your new favorite for you to unwrap on Christmas morning. To add holiday cheer, some limited edition festive scents are also included.
The design of the advent calendar is adorable. Upon showing it to my daughter, she said, “That’s cool! I love the colorful animals!” I agree with her, I love the shades of berry used and the enchanted forest creatures greeting you on the inside of the calendar. To display the calendar, you could keep it closed, stand it up, and keep your eye on Olivia the Owl. Alternatively, you could stand it up while open to see the colorful creatures featured inside. Either way, this advent calendar will certainly add some whimsy to your Holiday decor. I’ve been enchanted by nature, how about you?
I’m thrilled to have received the 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar from The Body Shop for promotional purposes. As always, all opinions are honest and my own.