[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] It’s funny how beauty advent calendars have so seamlessly fitted into our pre-festive routines (still fighting not to use the C word!). Every year, I give the L’Occitane advent to my mum and dad because there is stuff they can both use – and do, even well into their eighties. In fact, what my dad wanted for his birthday this year was a bottle of L’Occitane Verbena EDT which, of course, he got.
This year, it’s all kinds of jolly which feels exactly what’s needed. It’s a Provence Christmas Market – I’ve only ever been in France once around that time (I can’t remember exactly where because it was long time ago but it might have been Le Touquet) and being entranced by the effort the shops had made and how stylish it was – a long way from tinsel and baubles and more tiny fairy lights and discretely festive table linen. Anyway, it was very pretty and atmospheric.
It’s a particularly good mix this year taking you into territories of the brand you might not have explored before such as hair care, with an SOS Lustrous Shine Hair Mask, 5 Essential Oils Conditioner and Gentle Micellar Shampoo.
Body care comes in the form of foot cream, hand creams, shower gels, soaps and body cream with a good selection to keep you feeling you are trying something new each time. It’s a variation on the L’Occitane theme of self-care with a thoughtful selection offering variety and no doubt, discoveries.
This is definitely a ‘something for everyone’ advent – there are some skin care items of course (including the lovely Precious Cream) but I would easily suggest it as a ‘couples’ gift or if you follow the ‘one advent per household’ rule as a general crowd pleaser where everyone can take a turn. There’s a ‘luxury’ version but I requested this because I liked it more. It’s £53 (value £87) HERE, non affiliate HERE. STOP PRESS! John Lewis has it for £45.05 HERE.
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