The Body Shop and me go way back as I distinctly remember it being a store that, as barely a teen I would go into with my friend and look at the vast array of brightly packaged products whilst our parents weren't too far away looking at moisturisers, night creams and other things that did not interest a pair of twelve year olds. Fast forward quite a few years later it has been a store that I have frequented a lot whereby I have tried various moisturisers, namely the Vitamin E range and body products which have fast become some of my favourites of all time.
As we build up to the Christmas holidays The Body Shop have launched their own festive Advent Calendar which over the course of 24 days is seeing a variety of bloggers feature a range of different products from the this much loved high street brand; it's really fun and worth checking out if like me you're a big fan of The Body Shop. Today I feel really privileged to say that I get to take part and fill the spot of day 17 whereby I'm going to share with you my thoughts on the Shea Festive Picks Gift Set* which is filled with some gorgeous products to keep you feeling pampered throughout Christmas and the New Year.
From first instance I really do think that this gift set is beautiful, I absolutely adore the packaging and the design of this and have already decided that I'm going to be keeping hold of it in order to store a few bits and pieces in for next Christmas. Moving onto what's inside the gift set you will find that there are a variety of different products which are of course all centred on the Shea scent. The Shea range is quite traditional to The Body Shop and has quite a nutty, warm, relaxing scent to it which I'm personally quite the fan of, particularly at this time of the year.
The Shea Shower Cream* makes a wonderful addition to any shower as it feels really rich and moisturising whereby in conjunction with the Shea Body Scrub* I think that they both work really well. I think these are two products to use just before bed as despite my love for citrus scents I don't like to use them of an evening as that is the time for winding down and relaxing. The Shea Body Butter* was a product I knew I would enjoy before I even used it as these body butters have for a long, long time been my favourite products from The Body Shop. Again this one does not disappoint at all, it is the perfect product to use after having used the shower cream beforehand whereby it always leaves my skin feeling super soft!
The added bonus of the Shea Soap* was really nice as I have never tried any of the soaps before. In comparison to other brands I really do think that this is much more moisturising as I've known soaps to dry my hands out in the past whereas this one did not. To round off the gift set there is a miniature Bath Lily* included which I think is pretty handy as in my opinion the mini ones are much easier to use compared to the full size ones you can buy. On a side note I have to say the term Bath Lily is a new one to me, I've always called them body poofs; what do you call them?
The Shea Festive Picks Gift Set really would make a wonderful gift this Christmas whereby you would not only be giving to one person you would also be giving to another. This year The Body Shop is teaming up with War Child which is a global charity that helps children who have been affected by war all over the world by helping to provide them with an education. Through the purchasing of gifts such as these, no matter how small you and I will enable a child in a war affected country to attend a class; the gift of an education truly is priceless. This Friday I finally have a chance to do a spot of Christmas shopping so I'll definitely be popping into my local store in town to check out all of the amazing gift sets this Christmas.