Body Shop Advent calendar

Opening up the Body Shop advent calendar

Opening up the Body Shop advent calendar

I received an advent calendar for the holidays – and thought I’d share off what it contained inside – way better than a chocolate one!

All 25 days of goodies from The Body Shop

All 25 days of goodies from The Body Shop

There was body lotion, including two of the holiday shimmer lotions (cranberry and plum) some hand lotion, body butter, shower gel, face cream, eye gel, lip butter, soap, a nail polish, a perfume (Italian Fig), a black eyeliner, and some tools including a shadow brush, emery board, shower poof, and eyelash curler.

Most of what was included I really like – and there are a few things I’m happy to give a try to (and at least one item that I’d been thinking of picking up last time I was in the store, but didn’t…)  BUT… WOW there’s a lot of waste the way this was packaged. Not including the big box it all came in, just look at the amount of paper that went right into the recycling bin…

Lots of very unfortunate waste from the Body Shop's advent calendar.

Lots of very unfortunate waste from the Body Shop’s advent calendar.

Most of the items were packaged in a box WAY larger than it needed to be – the overall size could probably have been shrunk by 1/3 if the small boxes were the right size.  Also, the old-fashioned “peel off the cover” from the chocolate advent calendars, would likely have been sufficient, and would have used half as much paper/packaging.

Mind you.. I’d love to see something like this with their cosmetics too (more than just a nail polish and eyeliner…) Just less packaging…

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