Sunday, November 15, 2015

Holiday Fun with L'Occitane

I was given products in this post to test and give my honest feedback.  All opinions are my own.
Welcome to the 2015 Simply Me Holiday Gift guide!  The holidays should be fun.  At times finding the perfect gift, great deals, decorating and recipes can be overwhelming.  The Simply Me Blog wants to put the fun back into the Holidays so over the next several weeks I will be posting great gifts for everyone, decorating tips, recipes and everything in-between!
To see the entire Gift Guide please click the photo above!

My kids start to drive me crazy starting December first.  Hmmm well okay that is a lie I am one of those over the top Christmas people so lets not pretend I don't get swooped up in the holiday joy.
Every morning though they wake me up and ask "Mom can we eat our chocolate yet??"  From their Advent calendars of course
"NO!  FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY NO"
Now before you think wow what a jerk let me explain this is asked of me at 5:30 AM when their dad gets up for work.  It is a well known fact I'm not human to at least 6:15 and even then it is iffy lol
They do look forward to it though so each morning before school we find the number that they are on and enjoy a small piece of chocolate.  And get even more excited that Christmas is one day sooner.
This is great for my kids and I like seeing them smile, but I kind of wish I could get into the fun.
Thank to L'Occitane I can!  
They are offering an adult friendly Advent calendar this holiday season!

This timeless advent calendar is sure to please any crowd by unveiling a surprise treat on each of the 24 days leading up to the holidays! Products include Shea Butter Lip Balm, Shea Butter Hand Cream, Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, Shea Butter Lotion, Shea Butter Milk Soap, Shea Butter Ultra-Rich Face Cream, Shea Butter Rose Hand Cream, Jasmin & Bergamot Soap, Almond Hand Cream, Verbena Shower Gel, Verbena Body Lotion, Almond Shower Oil, Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo, Aromachologie Repairing Conditioner 35ml, Peony Hand Cream 10ml, Shea Butter Foot Cream, Peony Eau de Toilette and other Provençal- inspired keepsakes that will surprise and delight any lucky recipient!

So I didn't official start it yet (I so busted a few open and tested them out), but I have a feeling come December 1st I am going to be the one rolling the boys out of bed at 5:30 to do our Advent calendars.  This is the perfect way for adults to get in on the fun

Oh but L'Occitane didn't stop there with their holiday fun!  I was able to review two other holiday themed goodies

The next set I am going to talk about is perfect for anyone who likes to relax.  So it is pretty much perfect for everyone!

Indulge in soothing and relaxing Lavender of the highest quality found in the fields of Haute Provence; the perfect way to unwind after a long day. This set contains a Lavender Foaming Bath, a Lavender Perfumed Sachet, a Lavender Hand Cream, a Lavender Scented Candle and it is all containted in a beautiful L’Occitane Holiday Box.
When FedEx dropped off the box I opened my front door and knew right away what it was.  The smell of Lavender took over my entire porch!  I loved it, I even talked my hubby into planting Lavender plants out front this spring so I can be greeted by that smell every-time I walk out the door :)
A few months ago when insomnia took over my life my doctor gave me a few natural cures to help me out.  One of them was light either frankincense or lavender candles in my room an hour before bed.  We a dirty look I took his advice and was pretty much in awe of how relax I felt breathing in the rich aroma of Lavender.  So when I say this is the perfect relaxing set I really mean it!
You can put the Sachet into you PJ drawer to get your clothing smelling like Lavender.  From there I would light the candle to make your room smell amazing.  Go enjoy a Lavender bubble bath, rub on some hand lotion when you are done and tada you have the ultimate at oasis!! 
Better yet thanks to the generation portions you can do it over and over again!  I don't know about you ladies, but getting the gift of relaxing would rank pretty high on my list of best Christmas gift ever!

Last but not least is the Hugs and Kisses Shea Butter set

Retrieved directly from the fruit of the African Shea tree, Shea Butter has natural benefits that protect and nourish dry and dehydrated skin. Acting as a barrier for skin, it helps to prevent moisture loss, which maintains optimum skin-hydration levels.

This set contains:
 Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm
Shea Butter Hand Cream


All three of these products are perfect for the holidays!  Weight you are giving them as a gift, getting them for yourself to relax or of course using the Advent to really get into the spirit.

As if L'Occitane didn't already go above and beyond by offering such quality holiday items they still found a way to impress me with their new partnership!
This holiday season, L’OCCITANE will give back by donating up to $120,000 to Dress for Success. From October 28, 2015, through December 24, 2015, $10 from gift sets sold in-stores and online will go towards Dress for Success as they help prepare women for job interviews.
Can you say wow! I don't know about you, but this pretty much make me want to get every woman on my list something from L'Occitane!  Just knowing my purchase is going toward a great cause makes me happy!

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