I love, love, love Christmas. I really, really do. And I have a ton of things I do to celebrate the holiday with my family. But I don’t generally have an advent calendar as it’s never really been a part of my Christmas tradition. However, when I first heard about the Beauty Advent Calendar from The Face Shop, I knew I needed to get it. And then I saw that it was on sale on their Black Friday online sale and it was like the universe was whispering “Buy it, you can write about it. Wouldn’t that be cool? Come on, you know you want to.” Hey, what can I say, the universe likes talking to me.
Unfortunately, it didn’t occur to me until just recently that I could write two articles – one that I update daily until the 24th revealing all the fun things I’m unveiling. And then a review article after I try all the products (which you’ll see after Christmas). This is the ‘unveiling’ article… even though I’ve already opened a little more than half of the fun stuff but don’t worry, you can still check back as there’s a few more days yet to open. So drop by daily to see what’s behind doors 16-24. ^^
Are you ready? Let’s open them!
The Face Shop Beauty Advent Calendar
December 1 – Cherry Blossom Daily Perfumed Hand Cream
I loved that the first window I opened revealed a product I hadn’t yet tried. Can’t wait to open it up and use it!
December 2 – Trendy Nails Basic Original Nail Polish
I adore nail polish and believe that one can never have too many. And trust me, if you saw the size of my nail polish collection… plus bright pink is always a good colour.
December 3 – Sparkling Apple Face Mask Sheet
This is one of my favourite face masks as I love the smell. I first tried it the summer of 2014 and haven’t stopped using it since.
December 4 – Pencil Sharpener
This will make a good travel one for my makeup bag.
December 5 – Blackhead Out Charcoal Nose Strip
Oddly, I did a review on nose strips not that long ago and this one wasn’t one of the ones I reviewed. I’m curious to see how it will compare.
December 6 – Black Yeast Peel Off Pack
I can’t wait to try this, I love trying new products and I tend to favour peel off masks/packs so can’t wait to try it.
December 7 – Style My Eyebrow
Don’t laugh but I’ve never used an eyebrow pencil. I have a half a dozen or more eyeliners but this is my first eyebrow pencil. I feel like a makeup newbie.
December 8 – Mini Blusher Brush
If it works as well as it looks, this will be a great purse or travel sized blush brush.
December 9 – Milk Calcium Nail Pack
I love my nails and can’t wait to try this. It says it’s for dry rough fingernails, which mine are not, but I’m sure it will still be a treat for my nails.
December 10 – Herb Day Lip & Eye Makeup Remover Wipes
Hands down, one of my favourite products and my go-to way to remove waterproof mascara (which I wear daily because of my propensity to cry at films, TV, books and even commercials… I’m a sap).
December 11 – Colour Hair Bands
I like the colours, except the yellow (yuck!), and am curious if the hair bands will tangle. I guess I won’t know until I try. ^^
December 12 – Trendy Nails Basic Original Nail Polish
Yay, more nail polish and this one’s a lovely red for Christmas. And yes, it’s the red on my nail in the next photo.
December 13 – Collagen Pomegranate Pack
Have I mentioned that I like masks/packs? This one seems perfect for our dry Canadian winters and I can’t wait to try it.
December 14 – Clean Face Spot Clear Intensive Patch
I have been using this product since I first saw it in 2007 and it’s my favourite remedy for the occasional blemish. I love opening a window to products I both like and use.
December 15 – Pro Eye Lashes
I will say that this is one product I won’t really use as I’ve only ever wore false lashes once. But of course, I’ll try them.
December 16 – BeBe Lip Mask
I love masks and have never tried a lip mask – full face mask, yes; eye mask, yes but not a lip mask – so I’m intrigued.
December 17 – Mascara
As I cry at pretty much every film or drama I watch and many of the books I read, I can’t use the mascara. Only waterproof mascara for this girl but it was a nice item to open and I’m sure one of my friends will love it.
December 18 – Blackhead Out Aloe Nose Strip
This was my favourite of all the nose strips I tried earlier this fall so I’m happy to get the chance to use it again. Yay!
December 19 – Nature Garden Cleansing Bar
Oh, I haven’t tried any of the soaps from The Face Shop yet so I’m happy to have the chance to check out out. Plus the packaging is pretty!
December 20 – Seaweeds Moisturizing Mask
Before bed leave-on moisturizing masks are always welcome during winter so this is another find I’m looking forward to trying. I’m loving this advent calendar!
December 21 – Real Nature Lemon Face Mask
I love face masks and use the lemon face wash so think this was a fabulous window to open. Can’t wait to use it one day when I need a little perk up!
December 22 – Trendy Nails Basic Original Nail Polish
Yay, another nail polish and this one is in one of my favourite colours. I love all purples and deep wines.
December 23 – Sparkling Wine Face Mask
Have I mentioned I love face masks? I’ve used this one before and loved both the scent and how it made my skin feel so I’m looking forward to using it again.
December 24 – ?