It’s time to kick off the Holiday Beauty Fest! Let’s begin with a company who embodies the very essence of gift giving – The Body Shop!
The Body Shop products are a no-brainer for everyone on your list this year. From bath products to makeup, home fragrance and more, you could literally shop for every single person – and get a few stocking stuffers to boot! TBS boutiques are just brimming with gorgeous gift ideas to suit everyone and every pocket. Even better – “Every time you purchase one of the stripe gift bags or boxes, 50% of the sale price from the purchase will be donated to the Somaly Mam Foundation, which is actively working to stop the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and young people around the world.”
I’ve made my love affair with the products quite clear over the years, and I’m happy to have had the opportunity to review their Holiday 2010 line this season.
Two words: BUY EVERYTHING.
With so many fabulous products that I’m just dying to chat about, I’ll be separating my review into two parts: Bath/Body and Makeup. Lucky you – that means TWO chances to win!
Let’s begin with their oh-so-luxurious bath and body products…because everyone deserves to be pampered at Christmas.
Jolly Orange Bath & Shower Gel
From the moment I tried this shower gel I loved it – and so did my husband. And no wonder; it has a faintly masculine scent, layered with bursts of fresh citrus and sweet honey. The shower gel is the perfect pick-me-up on winter mornings and I was blown away with how long the fragrance lingered on my skin: hours. The addition of orange seed oil went a long way to moisturize and protect.
Jolly Orange Body Scrub
Fresh, invigorating and with just the right amount of exfoliation, this is the first scrub in a long time I can truly say I enjoyed. Opening the tub is like cracking open a jar of orange marmalade; you’re greeted with a burst of citrus goodness. The scrub does its job without irritating the skin, and once again leaves a lingering fragrance that brings about visions of Christmas morning.
Cranberry Joy Shimmer Body Lotion
You can’t help but get noticed with this luscious body lotion. It’s light, moisturizing and leaves a subtle shimmer on the skin in addition to enveloping you in a festive fruity fragrance (think more musk and less berry). The pampering formulation contains cranberry seed oil, shea butter and sesame seed oil (all Community Trade of course). It goes on super smooth and sheer – I love it as an all-over lotion, especially around the clavicle.
Spiced Vanilla Body Butter
A newbie to the famous body butter lineup, the scent is enough to make you drool. Mostly sweet with a hint of spice, the cream is thick and absorbs deep into the skin for non-stop moisture. And for those participants in the Vanilla Perfume Challenge – everything about this rich, warm, indulgent scent will knock his socks off!
You can also make pampering a holiday tradition with any of The Body Shop’s gift sets – with an extensive selection featuring their most popular product lines, you’re sure to find an enviable present for that someone special. My pick? The Born Lippy Fruity Lip Balms of course! Quite possibly the perfect stocking stuffer; a colourful collection of moisturizing lip balms in a range of juicy, fruity flavours ($15). Not a balm lover? Check out all their stocking stuffer picks under $20.
The Body Shop currently has some fabulous promotions on body butters, scrubs, shower gels, lotions and more! Grab ’em and make a dent in your holiday shopping list.
The Body Shop has generously offered one Listen to Lena! reader the chance to win a Holiday Bath & Body set, featuring Cranberry Joy and Spiced Vanilla (value $100)!
To enter, simply visit their online shop and leave a comment here, telling us about your favourite new product and why.
You can also qualify for extra entries! Remember, you must leave a separate comment for each. You can:
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(6) You may Tweet daily.
I’ll draw for a winner on December 31st. Good luck everybody!