Growing up in the western part of the world that is largely dominated by Christianity, it’s extremely rare to see to a cosmetic company offering something that appeals to another religious group/holiday such as that of Islam…
So when I recently saw on a friend’s Facebook that The Body Shop was offering a “Countdown to Eid Calendar” for Muslims, I thought wow!! Bravo Body Shop on the Eid Calendar product. It’s not only thinking a bit outside of the box, it caters to a large Muslim population and it’s something that has never been done before (or at least to my knowledge) by a cosmetic company in the western part of the world. The product is basically a “countdown calendar” box, similar to those chocolate calendars you see during Christmas, that has little doors/windows in Arabic numerals that open up to a surprise. These can be scents, lotions, or other skin and beauty products. Each door represents the days of Ramadan, last being the final day of the holy month.
I have personally never seen a beauty company do this before, so this was pretty wicked.
For now, the Countdown Eid Calendar is only offered for a limited time in the UK though but it’s totally available in the Middle East! Also, get this… every purchase of these calendars help a child from a war-torn country get an education. I honestly believe access to education can free people from poverty and open up many doors for them. So I was also a huge fan of this!
The products in each of the little compartments are not full size products. However, they do some in decent travel sizes but they are definitely not sample sizes!
***SPOILER*** If you are like me, are excited and do not have the patience to be surprised with what products you will find in each of the compartments on each day of Ramadan, you can check out the list of products down below:
- Strawberry Shower Gel 60ml : Strawberry Body Butter 50ml
- Strawberry Body Milk 60ml : Strawberry Heart Soap 25g
- Strawberry Hand Cream 30ml : Strawberry Lip Butter 10ml
- Shea Shower Cream 60ml : Shea Body Butter 50ml
- Shea Hand Cream 30ml : Shea Lip Butter 10ml
- Shea Heart Soap 25g
- Moringa Hand Cream 30ml
- Vitamin E Moisture Cream 15ml : Vitamin E Night Cream 15ml
- White Musk Body Lotion 60ml : White Musk Shower Gel 60ml
- White Musk Mini Eau De Toilette 10ml
- Indian Night Jasmine Body Lotion 60ml : Indian Night Jasmine Shower Gel 60ml
- Indian Night Jasmine Mini Eau De Toilette 10ml
- Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion 60ml
- Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel 60ml
- Japanese Cherry Blossom Mini Eau De Toilette 10ml
- Pink Mini Bath Lily : Eyeshadow Brush
- Smoky Eye Definer in Black1g : Brow Definer in 02 Brunette 1.14g
- Colour Crush™ Nail Colour no. 130 Red My Mind 6.8ml
- Nail Polishing Block : Nail Filer
If you are able to get a hold of them, it’s definitely something worth considering, as the proceeds do go towards a great cause!
Xo! – S