Having a December birthday means I have never really been in to starting the Christmas celebrations until after my birthday on the 11th… To many years I had to deal with sharing my birthday with the big day; joint xmas and birthday pressies, bday gifts wrapped in Christmas paper and worst of all, Christmas themed gifts for my birthday. So, as much as I love Christmas, do I really want to be eating a Santa shaped chocolate for advent on my big day? Nope. Which is why I love beauty advent calendars, especially the 12 day ones. Not only are they a little more in my price range (come on, who has £500 for an advent calendar?!), but they also don’t start until after my birthday so I don’t feel so left our on my own big day. So, now my birthday woes and moaning is out of the way shall we get to the good stuff?
The Tropic 12 Day Gift Collection (£80.00)* is an absolute dream for me; it’s cruelty free, vegan by one of my favourite brands, and there’s a whole lot of effort gone in to it. I adore the products and ethos of Tropic, and you have probably seen then on my blog a few times as they’re a brand I use a whole lot (and even buy myself). So, when I saw the #12DaysOfTropic calendar I was so excited; it’s packed with 12 travel & full sized hard working products, which makes it perfect to give you an overview of the brand if you have never tried them, or like me to save up for your next holiday (mine just so happens to be this weekend). But, for me its not all just about the mini presents behind each door, I want something pretty, something different and something more when I open each door. Which the Tropic 12 Day Gift Collection offers in abundance….
Behind each door is a white pouch that has silver printed sayings on, like ‘flawless skin is 90% your selfie’ which I think is a super cute added touch, and the bags can be kept for travelling or reused to spread some love and re-gift. Along with the pouch and product if you pull out each box and turn them over there’s a description of that days product on there, so you don’t have to do any Googling to find out how to use the product to it’s fullest… Which if like me you’re a little lazy that’s a God send. Oh, and there’s also the ingredients on the boxes too.
BEHIND THE DOORS…SPOILERS…
I won’t fully spoil it and tell you what gift comes on which day (see I can be nice), but as you can see from the images you get some amazing products in there, my personal faves so far being: Mangosteen, Thyme and Mandarin Body Wash and Wild Mint, Lime and Pineapple Body Wash which both come on the same day and smell AMAZING. The Spotlight Cream Highlight which is full size swatches like a dream, and is quite a fair neutral colour, also included is a full size cream blush which is exclusive to this collection. Another full size fave is the Eye Refresh, which is seriously cooling on my tired winter eyes. Coming along on holiday with me at the weekend will be the Smoothing Cleanser and Bamboo Face Cloth, which both come in the same day too.
What’s most surprising to me in this collection is that there is only one item I won’t use, and that’s the sun drops as I don’t use tanning products, but other than that every single item will be used; which is hella unusual in a collection for me. However, they won’t go to waste as I am sure my mum will snatch them straight up. If you’re looking for reviews on some of the items included in this collection you can find my Super Greens review here, and my Good Skin Day Resurfacing Serum review here.
The collection can be ordered NOW, and seriously I cannot recommend it enough, or their products on the whole. Oh, and if you’re feeling extra good to yourself I would recommend ordering this and the So Sleepy Pillow Spray – Treat Yo Self, it is nearly Christmas after all.