Thursday, 8 January 2015

The Advent Calendar

This post comes a little later than it should considering the Christmas connotations, however, I couldn't help wanting to talk about something which made me excited to get up for 24 days of December. I was more than lucky to be gifted this for my birthday in November as my mum had heard me talk about my want need for a beauty advent calendar.

While I did miss out on chocolate for breakfast like the rest of the country, it was definitely worth it for the gems which I received each morning. The box itself was £49.95 and contains over £240 worth of products from brands such as Liz Earle, Laura Mercier, Aromatherapy Associates, Benefit and Essie. 

Essie 'On a Silver Platter' Nail Varnish (not pictured)

The plethora of products which had gathered by the end of December has fuelled me to focus on the things I already have in my collection and using them up rather than looking at more and more things to do. I'd like to dedicate a couple of evenings a week to having a nice lush bath and pampering time afterwards. I'd also like to set aside more time in the mornings so I don't find myself rushing through my make-up routine, skipping products and sticking to the same look day after day.

I'd definitely recommend bearing this advent calendar in mind towards the end of 2015. It's a excellent way to try out a ton brands and holy grail products without splashing out, especially if you're just out of university like me!

Also note the change in my photos as I was extremely fortunate to receive a Canon DSLR for Christmas. I could not be more grateful for such an amazing gift so look forward to plenty of high quality photos in the future!

Do you have any beauty new year resolutions? Let me know yours in the comments!



  1. Wow what an advent calendar, I want to buy this next year, where can I get it?
    Also, two questions, have you used the James Reed Tan Sleep Mask yet? Should I buy it? I have been wanting to for a while but can´t find any reviews that really make me feel certain about purchasing. AND glam glow, how is the mask? I need some in my life, but first tell me about yours!


    audrey leighton

    1. It's made by You magazine (Daily Mail) and here is the link -

      I'm sorry to say I haven't got round to using either yet! The Glam Glow mask is one of the things I'm most excited to try though as I've heard very good things. I will be sure to let you know my thoughts on both when I try them out!

      Thank you for taking the time to comment, your blog is by far one of my favourites! In fact, your latest post on blogging has given me inspiration for a new post talking about stopping perfectionism in my blogging!