Thursday, 26 November 2015


Been awhile chummies and it's about that time of the year again!

Think fairy lights, glistening snow, warm cinnamon scented candles and log cakes on display.. Yup, you guess right, it's Christmas! All we lack now is a big beautiful Christmas tree and stockings filled with tons of presents along with some candy canes and Christmas carols playing in the background.

Certainly, you don't have to believe in Christ or Santa to celebrate Christmas as long as you believe in the true essence of Christmas - the spirit of giving.

This virtue is fast becoming an endangered species in our culture today, rending at it with questions like," What do you want for Christmas?", when really, what our loved ones really want could be an affectionate hug, a simple dinner or spending quality time together watching a movie. Presents are just icing on the cake and the true spirit of Christmas lies in the spirit of giving. This is evinced best in a generous heart, and that has little to do with how much you spend on gifts.

Every December, I look towards The Body Shop not only for their wide selection of Christmas gift packages for inspiration, but even more so because of their values and cruelty-free products. I love that the brand encourages customers, even in the slightest means, to do their part in contributing and making the world a better place, simply by making better choices. I also appreciate that they keep products affordable for customers yet ensuring quality and packaging at their best.

As humans evolve, Christmas gifting can get a little more complex each year as we try to figure out what loved ones really want and it’s no surprise that companies have to get more creative when they start conceptualising new ideas and developing new products for the coming holiday. It can be a tad difficult to pick out something for loved ones when there are so many mind boggling selections to choose from, so where do we begin? Thankfully for The Body Shop, there's everything from Fragrances to Make-up to their celebrated Bath & Body care range to choose from!

Excel in the gift of giving with my top picks from The Body Shop's Christmas Feel Good Wonderland Collection.

Delight the sense with The  Body Shop’s most spellbinding gift – all-time favourite White Musk Eau De Toilette 60ml Gift Set (S$59.90). Their iconic White Musk fragrance is pure 100* cruelty-free musk with an edge of raw seduction. This refined fragrance set is the ideal festive gift for lovers of all things elegant and it also comes in Red Musk and White Musk Smoky Rose.

Their Red Musk fragrance contains no flowers – just spiced musk with hot notes of cinnamon and tobacco. This refined fragrance set comes complete with a notebook is the ideal festive gift for lovers of spicy and warm scents. Christmas presents don’t get much more indulgent! 

Their White Musk Smoky Rose fragrance is an intense drop of daring musk with a rebellious heart of smoked black rose accord. This refined fragrance set comes complete with a notebook is the ideal festive gift for lovers of all things daring. Christmas presents don’t get much more indulgent! 

Another favourite is The Body Shop’s Frosted Plum Feel Good Tin (S$42.90) which has a packaging that is-to-die-for! Isn’t it just adorable?! This tin comprises of a Frosted Plum Shower Gel (60ml), Frosted Plum Shimmer Lotion (60ml), Body Butter (50ml) and Sugar Scrub (50ml).

This exclusive apple Feel Good Tin also comes in Glazed Apple and Frosted Cranberry flavours, da yum! Makes me feel like buying all three colours and filling them up with Christmas candies! 

This year's limited Christmas editions (Frosted Plum, Frosted Cranberry & Glazed Apple) also includes other items such as the Lip Balms, Hand Creams, Bath Fizzers, Shimmer Mists and Fragrance Oils.

I personally prefer the Plum one, just because, not many brands can do Plum like The Body Shop and still make me smell like I've just walked out of a peony garden. I like using this range at night as its light, sweet and delicate scent helps calm me down after a hard day’s work and prepares me for a restful night.

And if that’s not enough, surprise your sisters or your girlfriends with the ultimate The Body Shop Advent Calendar. The NEW 24 Happy Advert Calendar (S$189.90) is a filled with the perfect blend of the bestsellers from the skincare range, bath and body care to fragrance and make-up, for a head-to-toe feel good feeling. Your loved ones get to explore hidden doors and read inspirational messages until they arrive at their secret gift, hidden in the 24-day wonderland of treats.

Of course, what would Christmas be if not for the spirit of giving and sharing?

Christmas should be a magical time for everybody, yet, for over 650 million people across the world, access to safe water is not even possible. Around 1,400 people die each day from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation*. The Body Shop is partnering with international charity WaterAid to help transform lives through access to safe water. For every specially selected gift bought, WaterAid can provide a family in Ethiopia with one day of safe water.

Guess what, all of the items that I’ve mentioned above are marked with the “I GIVE SAFE WATER” symbol so go get shopping and saving lives now! J

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 23 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 21 million people with sanitation.

*Source: WaterAid
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Also, I'm exhilarated to share that The Body Shop is generous enough to give away a Christmas gift set to one lucky reader! 

All you have to do is leave a comment in the comment section below telling me how you will be spending your Christmas this year and I'll announce the winner on Sat, 12 Dec. 

Thank you for dropping by and good luck! =]


  1. Will be celebrating Xmas with my family this year !!! Bodyshop definitely makes a wonderful gift ~ !

  2. Simple and cosy Xmas dinner with my close friends whom I met in poly :) Sounds too plain and boring but it'll be my very first christmas celebration since my family never have the habit of celebrating any festive events. I can't wait to have my first bite of log cake, roast turkey and I-dont-know-what-else-is-there but also not forgetting some champagne/moscato with my girls during htht + movie :) And oh, I LOVE BODY SHOP!!!! xx

  3. Celebrating with family! Love their vitamin C!

  4. I will be celebrating Christmas with my family overseas this year!!

  5. This year for Christmas I'm planning to just kick it old school & have a pot luck with a bunch of my close friends. It's going to be great

  6. Looking forward to spending some quality time with my loved ones at home and that probably includes a simple Christmas dinner with them. And hopefully, I'd get some time for myself in the afternoon to read a book or watch a movie!

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  8. -Contest Giveaway Now Closed-

    Thank you for your participation, this giveaway goes to Ri-I, congratulations! Please email me at and I will be in touch with you soon :)

  9. I like your makeup. Very natural and looks minimal. Can u teach us esp the thin eyeliner and your brow ( i just couldn't achieve your brow look - brown blending well wih the black brow and not harsh at all)