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Move over chocolate! I have found a new way to countdown to the holidays that is much easier on my waistline. The Body shop advent calendar has arrived and not only it is beautiful, but its given me another good reason to wake up in the morning.  I absolutely love the fact that I get to surprise myself with little luxuries and sometimes even full size products from The Body ShopThis deluxe advent Calendar contains 25 Cruelty-free items that will help you unwind and re-energize yourself. Trust me, self-love or self-care is one of the best investments you can ever make.

This is a combination of things that I am so excited to share with you all today. My beauty routine is often the thing I get asked about most. Here is some of my beauty essentials.

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Cleanse

I believe that a clear skin is the best face you can put forward. So at the end of every day, I make sure to remove my makeup. Inside The Body Shop advent calendar, I was able to try the Gentle Eye Make Up Remover in Chamomile. It gently melts away make-up and leaves my skin feel smooth and super clean. The best part is- there is no added fragrance, colour or alcohol, so it safe for even those with the most sensitive skin.

Exfoliate

I have been using Body Scrub British Rose for years. It is gentle and makes my skin feel silky and smooth. I used it in the shower 2- 3 times a week – but never more. Exfoliation is so important – it’s easy to get addicted but we should not be doing it everyday because it can be abrasive.

Moisture, Moisture, Moisture

I like to keep my body care routine and products short and concise. I like to add the Coconut Nourishing Body Butter when I am feeling extra dehydrated or depleted.  This especially happens as the temperatures drop. I love the texture of the body butter because it sounds heavy, but light on the skin.  Bonus – it absorbs quickly and keeps my hydration going for 48 hours. It contains cold-pressed virgin coconut oil from Somoa, so you can feel good about the ingredients.

The Body Shop advent calendar makes a great gift for a loved one or even for you. Trust me; it’s also a great way to test out a bunch of different products from a brand that you already love.  Let me know what you do to help yourself relax after a long day in the comments below.

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Thank you Body Shop for partnering on this post.