Beauty & Shopping, Fragrances, Skincare

The Body Shop Gift Sets: The Material World Curation – Denise Li

I’m pretty sure you’ll agree when with me I say that there’s something about The Body Shop’s products that evoke a sense of joy; not just in the giver or receiver of these wonderful gift sets, but also the developing communities around the world who benefit by providing The Body Shop with the ingredients needed to produce these products.

It’s no secret that the girls at Material World are also big fans of the brand. But we know that it can be overwhelming deciding what to buy cos there are just so many sets and products to choose from. Here, we help you narrow it down with 8 choices.

Oh, and we’ll be at The Body Shop’s roadshow at JEM this coming Friday, December 6, from 11.30am – 2.30pm, and 5.30pm – 8pm to join in the festivities and help sell the products you see here. Remember, with every set you’ll buy, you’ll be contributing to The Gingerbread School House project, which aims to build five new schools in developing communities.

If you happen to be at Jurong East during that time, we hope you’ll drop by, say Hi, and pick up some pressies for your loved ones at the same time. See you there!

Deborah’s picks

1. Ginger Sparkle Shower, Scrub & Moisture Collection, $39.90
I love the warming scent of ginger. Ginger is also one of my favourite flavours for desserts! This entire set comes in a cute gingerbread man tin, so just looking at it makes me feel super cheerful already!

Ginger Sparkle Shower, Scrub and Moisture Collection, $39.90

Ginger Sparkle Shower, Scrub and Moisture Collection, $39.90

2. Honeymania Shower, Scrub & Soften Collection, $39.90
If cranberry, vanilla, and ginger still don’t do it for you, then opt for the super luxurious, ultra pampering Honeymania range. Made with honey harvested in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly manner, the Honeymania body butter is bound to make you feel as delicious as a honeycomb dessert!

Honeymania Shower, Scrub and Soften Collection, $39.90

Honeymania Shower, Scrub and Soften Collection, $39.90

Vanessa’s picks

1. Cranberry Joy Mini Manicure Set, $14.90
“With all the parties you have to attend during the festive season, you may not have time to make a trip to your manicurist. But with this mini nail file and hand cream, you can ensure your hands and nails stay beautifully moisturised. Plus, who can resist the delicious cranberry scent?”

Cranberry Joy Mini Manicure Set, $14.90

Cranberry Joy Mini Manicure Set, $14.90

2. Slanted Kabuki Brush, $32.90
“This is a versatile tool that can be used to dust blush or bronzer n your cheeks, or glitter powder on your body. And there’s something about its cute, chubby shape that really appeals to me too.”

Slanted Kabuki Brush, $32.90

Slanted Kabuki Brush, $32.90

Lili’s picks:

1. White Musk Classic Shower, Soften & Spritz Set, $36.90
“Did you know White Musk is the first-ever synthetic musk created to replace real musk, which is extracted from the civet deer using cruel methods? Feminine, sensual and timeless, White Musk is the first fragrance I bought and, to this day, still remains one of my favourites.”

White Musk Classic Shower, Soften and Spritz Set, $36.90

White Musk Classic Shower, Soften and Spritz Set, $36.90

2. Born Lippy Fruit Lip Balms, $36.90
“You can always count on Born Lippy Lip Balms to give your lips a juicy pout. The fruit-flavoured balms also add a bit of colour to your lips, as well as provide moisturising and conditioning benefits. Shaped like a lollipop, this set makes for one lip-lickingly good Christmas gift!”

Born Lippy Fruity Lip Balms, $36.90

Born Lippy Fruity Lip Balms, $36.90

Denise’s picks

1. Shea Scrub & Soften Gift Set, $36.90
“As someone who showers three to four times a day due to an active lifestyle, my skin is frequently parched. That’s why I need a super moisturising product like The Body Shop Shea Body Butter to keep it skin from feeling dry and itchy. This product contains three Community Fair Trade ingredients: cocoa butter from Ghana, babassu oil from Brazil, and beeswax from Zambia.”

Shea Scrub and Soften Gift Set, $19.90

Shea Scrub and Soften Gift Set, $36.90

2. Festive Pendant Diffuser, $12.90
“As a scent junkie, I like it when the environment around me smells good too. This is a nifty little thing that you can  hang on your door knob or Christmas tree. Simply put a few drops of your favourite The Body Shop Fragrance Oil and let the scent diffuse. This year, I’m going to use it with the Vanilla Bliss Home Fragrance Oil.”

Festive Pendant Diffuser ($12.90)

Festive Pendant Diffuser, $12.90

About the Author: Denise Li is a founder of Material World and a freelance writer-editor. Before that, she spent a few years in the Features section of CLEO and Cosmopolitan Singapore. She considers Chiang Mai her spiritual home and makes it a point to head there for a yearly pilgrimage. She’s also a fitness buff and enjoys boxing, running and the occasional yoga session. Follow her on Twitter @DeniseLiTweets.

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