Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Festive treats from The Body Shop... {giveaway closed}

Winner: Leanne Love

It's that time of year...the search for the perfect present. Every Christmas I scour the stores for festive items for the kids...something that screams Christmas, but is practical as well! I was recently invited to The Body Shop to preview their new festive treats, and let me tell you, they have got it sewn up this year.  Tina and I arrived a little early for the event, and took advantage by wandering around the store and checking out all of the goodies on display...
I instantly fell in love with the Body Shop's cute pudding loofers and reindeer sponges...they're going to be perfect as advent calendar goodies for the kids. The gingerbread men gloves are selling super quick, so if you want one, you better head to your local Body Shop very soon. The goodies above are very reasonably priced, and would make great stocking fillers. Personally, I like to give the kids their festive goodies early in December, so they have a full month enjoy them!
Once everyone had arrived, Sam from The Body Shop talked us through all of their new and limited edition products, where they were sourced from, and the design stories behind each product. It was really fascinating. To be honest, I've never given much thought to it before. You see an item you like, you pick it up and buy it. Not so...
This year, The Body Shop's range is about evoking memories and nostalgia that takes you back to a special place. A scent or smell that takes you back to a special time and the festive spirit.
Love that. Even the product names make you think of Christmas...Cranberry Joy, Vanilla Bliss, and Ginger Sparkle...they smell as delicious as they sound.
The Body Shop's incredibly talented make up artists demonstrated their new limited edition Smoky Copper and Smoky Moonstone Eye Palettes...then it was time for us to have a mini makeover! I'm wearing the Smoky Copper eye colours...the overall effect is light and lovely. My eyebrows were touched up as well...the difference is amazing! Now, I'll admit, I'm a bit of a gump when it comes to applying make up, and I was thrilled to discover that there's smoky eye tutorials right there on the packaging! No more second guessing.
My favourite discovery, besides the fab product, was the packaging. So much thought has been put into making the packaging reusable (I can't tell you how many wicker baskets I have thrown away over the years). Each of the gift packs available in store, come in the most adorable and reusable tins, bowls, cups, etc. I would buy it just for the packaging! lol. The sorbet colours, and patterns, are right on trend...coral, lemon, orange, teal...beautiful. You will want to repurpose the for you, and win for the environment!

For an extra bit of eye candy...I've put together a little Body Shop Christmas tree for you, showcasing some of my favourite finds from the night.  Click on the image for more product information.
The Body Shop | Christmas gift guide

But wait...I think I promised a giveaway...

The lovely people at The Body Shop have put together a fabulous gift pack for one lucky Life as we know it reader to win!!
So what's included?
  • Cranberry Joy Body Polish | $20.95
  • Ginger Sparkle Body Polish | $20.95
  • Vanilla Bliss Body Polish | $20.95
  • Cranberry Joy Body Butter | $27.95
  • Ginger Sparkle Body Butter | $27.95
  • Vanilla Bliss Body Butter | $27.95
  • The Sparkler | $39.95
  • Eye Palette | $39.95
Total prize value = $220!

To enter*, simply leave a comment on this post, answering this question...

What scent reminds you most of the festive season?
Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was provided with complimentary product for consideration. No payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

*Terms and Conditions

  1. Entries must be made via Intense Debate commenting system to qualify.
  2. Entries close midnight, Sunday, 16 December 2012.
  3. One entry per household.
  4. Open to Australian residents only.
  5. Total prize pool valued at $220.00.
  6. This is a game of skill. The judge's decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  7. One winner will be chosen. The winner will be contacted by email, then advertised on this post and facebook.
  8. Life as we know it...will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winners.

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