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Monday, 2 September 2019

The Body Shop Dream Big This Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar // Calendar Countdown

Dream Big This Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar is the first of three advent calendars released by The Body Shop this year. Priced at £45.00 this features 24 days of bathing and body products.


  • Juicy Pear Hand Cream 30ml
  • Strawberry Fragranced Bath Bomb 28g
  • Warm Vanilla Shower Gel 60ml
  • Layers Of Fun Nail File
  • Juicy Pear Body Butter 50ml
  • Pink Grapefruit Lip Butter 10ml
  • Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub 50ml
  • Shea Soap 100ml
  • British Rose Shower Gel 60ml
  • Vanilla Delight Fragranced Bath Bomb 28g
  • Strawberry Clearly Glossing Shampoo 60ml
  • Strawberry Clearly Glossing Conditioner 60ml
  • Mango Hand Cream 30ml
  • Pink Bath Gloves
  • Red Bath Lily
  • Coconut Shower Cream 60ml
  • White Musk Body Lotion 60ml
  • Mango Fragranced Bath Bomb 28g
  • Strawberry Lip Butter 10ml
  • Mango Soap 100g
  • Coconut Hand Cream 20ml
  • Shea Body Butter 50ml
  • Pink Grapefruit Body Lotion 60ml
  • Mango Lip Butter 10ml
*Highlighted products are repeats from last years Advent Calendar*

How is it different to last years?

A very different approach to their first advent calendar of 2019. Including bathing and body products only this advent is a throwback to the core of how The Body Shop started out. 
If you are looking to get makeup products or tools in the contents I'd look at the other two advents they are offering.
Decreasing the number of repeated products from 10 to 8 was a good foot forward but seems low when you take into account they took out makeup products and tools. 
When it comes to the design keeping the book style was the better option. It's easier to stand on your desk or side table and doesn't lose its shape like the multiple box design they have in the other two. I didn't think they would be able to top the woodland theme but I adore this vintage village theme they have throughout the collection. It reminds me a little of L'Occitane's advent artwork they had in 2017. 

Is it worth the price?

With contents worth £81.00 and priced at £45.00 it is the same as last year and on first glance it is still a steal! 
The question I always ask is, did you purchase this last year? Although this includes products with the new exclusive Christmas scent they release each year, I would always suggest this to someone who either has a big love for The Body Shop or is a new customer. As a new customer getting this much variety in a product as an introduction is a genius way to showcase the brand. As a Body Shop regular, it's perfect to purchase to stock up on their best selling and seasonal items, that you may not always have the budget for. 
In either case the only downside to buying this advent is if you purchased it last year and was looking for something different. Even with only 8 repeated products, that's still a third of the contents and those products may not have been favourites of yours. 

Are you new to The Body Shop or is it your go to? What are your thoughts on this calendar?

Calendar Countdown may have changed it's schedule but I'd still love to know your opinion. You can find me on FacebookTwitter & Instagram or use the hashtag #CalendarCountdown. 

As always, thanks for reading...

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