November 10, 2015

L’Occitane Holiday 2015 Advent Calendar Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

L'Occitane Holiday 2015 Advent Calendar

If you buy nothing else for yourself this Holiday season at the very least purchase the L’Occitane Holiday 2015 Advent Calendar ($49)! This darling, whimsical little countdown to Christmas calendar contains an array of L’Occitane en Provence beauty picks in a beautifully illustrated ribbon tied box which converts to an Holiday Advent Calendar when opened, allowing you to count the days down until Christmas with a new beauty surprise from L’Occitane for 24 days!

Truly, this is just such a gorgeous way to greet each day of the season!

I think what makes the L’Occitane Holiday 2015 Advent Calendar such a stand out gift pick for yourself or family is the presentation of the calendar. Perhaps it’s because it appeals to my inner child, perhaps because it makes me think of Europe, perhaps it’s because it’s quite cute, no matter how you see it this is just beautifully presented.

The outside of the box has a red ribbon closure and features a whimsical Holiday scene with apartment buildings looking all cozy in the distance decorated for Christmas. A girl is walking on the snow laden street carrying her treasures home is also depicted on the front of the box. It’s just a cute scene. When you open up the box you’ll get a glimpse inside of the apartments occupants. The occupants are decorating for Christmas, sitting down to a meal, snuggling by the tree, and even taking a warm bubble bath on a cold Winter night. I can’t express how whimsical the illustrations are. As you pop open each day you’ll find a small little gift from L’Occitane that includes wee samples of hand cream, fragrance, body cream, shower gel, and even tiny little gift tags, gift cards, glitter, and a nail file. The illustrations also extend to each pop out as each one reveals a small image of a much beloved and favorite L’Occitane product, a candy cane, and even Santa himself.

For this review I sadly had to ruin opening each day as I’m sure everyone wanted to see images of the contents. Don’t read further if you prefer surprises 🙂

The set includes:

  • Shea Butter Delightful Rose Hand Cream 0.3 oz.
  • Jasmin & Bergamote Perfumed Soap 1.7 oz.
  • Shea Butter Hand Cream 0.3 oz.
  • Shea Butter Extra Gentle Milk Soap 1.7 oz.
  • Pivoine Flora Hand Cream 0.3 oz.
  • Shea Butter Ultra Rich Comforting Cream 0.3 oz.
  • Delicious Hands Almond Hand Cream 0.3 oz.
  • Shea Butter ultra Rich Body Lotion 1 fl.oz.
  • Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo 1.18 fl.oz.
  • Pivoine Flora Eau De Toliette 0.16 fl.oz.
  • Aromachologie Repairing Conditioner 1.18 fl.oz.
  • Verbena Body Lotion 1 fl.oz.
  • Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 0.3 oz.
  • Shea Butter Moisturizing Lip Balm 0.1 oz.
  • Almond Shower Oil 1.18 fl.oz.
  • Verbena Shower Gel 1 fl.oz.
  • Shea Butter Foot Cream 0.3 oz.
  • Set of 5 Gift Tags
  • Star Shaped Pastry Cutter
  • Nail File
  • Bow Tree Hanging Decoration
  • Set of Place Cards
  • Set of 10 Stickers
  • Sachet of Stars
  • Holiday Gift Box

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As we get nearer and nearer to the Holidays you’ll likely find your inbox overflowing with invites to parties, get togethers, game nights, dinners, etc…! I know Fall and Winter is one of the busiest times in my life with many invites to a variety of fun gatherings with friends. I never go to these events without a gift for the host and something that everyone can share (typically some sort of delicious desert!). My host or hostess almost always gets something beauty related or something for their home like a lovely candle or if the time falls right I love giving a advent calendar as there isn’t any nicer way to count down the Holiday season.

With the amount of beauty related calendars launching lately you have your choice of a perfect host gift to choose especially for a host who loves beauty. Last year I gifted my friend the Benefit Advent Calendar during a game night she had late in November and she was simply thrilled by it!

This year I must admit my favorite beauty calendar is the L’Occitane Holiday 2015 Advent Calendar! It’s adorable, filled with fun little favs from the brand, and would make for a wonderful gift.

This one gets a Muse Approval.

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I think you need it.

The L’Occitane Holiday 2015 Advent Calendar is available now at usa.loccitane.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Tina

    What I love about this Advent calendar besides all the awesome products is the festive holiday design. I am Christmas obsessed so the more decoration for me the better!

  • Sam Panasuik

    I do need it! I convinced myself I don’t, but I doooooo! Ha. Such a brilliant looking calendar too! Which is important if I have it in my room for 24 days of the month 🙂

  • Dee

    This is the first beauty advent product I want. And the price is great for 24 days worth!

  • Renu

    I have become addicted to beauty advent calendars this year, but my gripe with this one is the presence of the stickers, star glitter, place cards, cookie cutters and so on. I’m nitpicky and want only skincare/beauty products lol. I got the LookFantastic and Keratase calendars; the SO is getting me the Charlotte Tilbury one (squee!) and the bestie is getting me the QVC one.

    • Isabella Muse

      I didn’t mind, I thought it broke things up nicely 🙂 I especially liked the little gift tags 🙂 The qvc one is nice! I purchased it as a gift and it’s quite lovely!

  • genevieve

    This is simply divine – so gorgeous and it really appeals to my inner, bath and body hoarding self so much. I love their products and this is so gorgeously presented. Everything about it spells class and luxury.

  • Katherine T.

    OMG, it’s so cute!! And I love the mini sizes, so you can try many different products. Is this available only from the L’Occitane website? I hope it’s in stores