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Advent Calendars – Day 12

December 12th

ASOS – 111Skin Limited Edition Gold Brightening Treatment Mask. I always prefer a cloth face mask (so much less mess normally!) and this feels like one inside the packet so that’s another pampering evening to look forward to πŸ˜€

L’Occitane – Amande Delicious Hands. This is a lovely rich nourishing hand cream. Sadly the scent is way too strong for me and I really can’t use this, I’m sure I will find a good home for it however πŸ™‚

Look Fantastic – Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. So this is the first of my 4 doubles to arrive, I found the other in my ASOS calendar earlier in the month. This is a product I use and these small sizes are great for me to take away with us so I’m really happy with this one πŸ˜€

M&S – Alpha H Liquid Gold Rose. I have the regular version of this which I use a few times a week so it’ll be interesting to see how this one works and which one is better for me πŸ™‚

Mrs Brimbles – DIY Paperclips. Another disappointment, yes, paperclips are stationery but what’s with the DIY bit? What I really have here are 2 paperclips, 2 circles of felt and 2 buttons without fixings.

You Beauty – Rodial Dragons Blood Eye Mask. Another mask, YAY! OK just for the eyes but still, that’s another pampering evening to promise myself at some point when life’s a little less manic πŸ˜€

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Advent Calendars – Day 11

December 11th

ASOS – Rodial Stem Cell Magic Gel. This claims to be a 10-in-1 hydrator and tells me I can use it daily or as an intensive overnight mask. That sounds good and I think I will try it as a mask as I always have more face creams than masks πŸ™‚

L’Occitane – Ultra Rich Shower Cream. This beautifully scented shower cream always leaves my skin feeling soft and nourished. The scent is a little sweet for me but it’s one I put up with for the benefits I get from it.

Look Fantastic – Molton Brown GingerLily Body Wash. This is quite a delicately scented body wash and I can’t decide if I like it or not, it’s kind of floral but not, kind of spicy but not. I guess the only thing to do is to give it a go properly and see what I think then πŸ˜€

M&S – Look Good Feel Better Sculpting Sponge. This was an either/or item in this calendar this year. Either you got this or you got an Ultrasun Ultralip. I’m really happy that my calendar had the sponge as I have loads of lip products but I needed a sponge for the banana powder that I found in the Look Fantastic calendar 2 days ago πŸ™‚

Mrs Brimbles – Sticky notes!!! YAY everyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with sticky notes! I just find them really useful and you can get them in so many pretty designs these days that there’s no reason really to stick to just plain ones πŸ™‚

You Beauty – Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. From the back of this can I cant decide exactly what this is as it says it is an alternative to dry shampoo but it also makes it sound like a root lift/volumiser. I guess I’ll find out when I use it as a root lift since I do use those and I’m in need of a new one very soon πŸ˜€

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Advent Calendars – Day 10

December 10th

ASOS – REN Clarimatte T-zone Control Cleansing Gel. I have an area around my nose and mouth which can be prone to breakouts which means this is a lovely thing to find so that part of my face has it’s own treat too πŸ™‚

L’Occitane – Soap with verbena leaves. This is a lovely scented soap the only downside is the included verbena leaves as they can be quite rough sometimes.

Look Fantastic – Oskia Renaissance Mask. I’m starting to love face masks and this one sounds very interesting as it has 2 stages, I’m looking forward to seeing what this can do for me πŸ™‚

M&S – Formula Innovate Radiance Reveal Peel. Another mask but this one has interesting sounding instructions “Massage on to cleansed, dry skin until the transformation is complete” I wonder what I’ll transform into πŸ˜‰

Mrs Brimbles – Another disappointing day, pink and purple bows. neither Christmassy nor stationery. I guess they may come in handy for gifts at other times of the year but I want stationery and the more Christmassy the better!

You Beauty – This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. I’ve heard many good things about this spray, I’m looking forward to seeing if it will work for me as a good nights sleep doesn’t happen always these days 😦

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Advent Calendars – Day 9

December 9th

ASOS – St Tropez Instant Tan Gloss. I’m kind of glad to be getting through most of the self tanning things early this month and really happy they’re not all coming on the same day. As nice as some of these may be, I prefer to be ghostlike in appearance πŸ˜‰

L’Occitane – Shampoo. I love this shampoo! I tried it first from last years calendar and I love the scent of it and that you only need a little but my hair adores it, it leaves it silky and soft and I cant wait to try the conditioner I got a couple of days ago with this!

Look Fantastic – Bellapiere Cosmetics Banana Setting Powder. I had to do a lot of googling of this product to find out what it is, what it can do for me and how do I use it! It sounds interesting and once I get a certain item from another calendar (on another day yet to come!) I will have everything I need to banish those pesky dark circles and to add highlightingΒ  πŸ˜‰

M&S – Nails Inc Nail Polish in Molten Star. This is a gorgeous golden colour and I think between this and the one from my Tili box, I’m set for my nails this winter, I just need them all to grow back now after most of them broke but at least they stayed long (and looked lovely) for our first family Christmas meal a few weeks ago πŸ˜€

Mrs Brimbles – Cactus enamel dots. OK, we’ve gone back to the ‘WTF were they thinking’ items with this calendar again. Really not sure what I can do with these but maybe the dots will come in handy at some point πŸ™‚

You Beauty – Makeup Revolution PRO looks Palette in Stripped & Bare. I was a little nervous about this as I wear little make up these days but the colours in the palette are really nice as you can see over on my Instagram so I guess I’ll be experimenting with this πŸ™‚

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Deliveries 8th December 2017


It’s D’s birthday in 11 days time and he asked for a new exercise bike this year. I found this one on a good offer from Argos so, since it was expensive enough to qualify for being a protected purchase, I transferred the money to him and asked him to buy it on his card. I know this means he knows what he’s getting but I also have a little something to go with this that he doesn’t know about and he’s a very happy person right now & I have the joy of knowing I can get him to help build it this weekend to check that everything that should be there is πŸ˜‰

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Advent Calendars – Day 8

December 8th

ASOS – Korres Santorini Vine Shower Gel. This smells really good and is a great size to take away when we go away for a weekend. Since I received my Tili box I’ve been looking into trying more of their products so now I can!

L’Occitane – Light comforting cream. This sounds like something I need to try the next time I develop an angry dry red patch somewhere and hope it clears it up for me πŸ™‚

Look Fantastic – Redken No Blow Dry Cream. When I found out what was going to be in this calendar, this was one of the products I was most interested in as I much prefer to air dry my hair as I find I get more volume that way, blow drying it tends to leave it a little deflated no matter what I do or use!

M&S – Eyeko Black Magic Mascara. I’ve heard good things about this mascara and with it being a sample tube that’s great for me, it means I wont have to feel guilty about using it 3 times then forgetting about it again for a year πŸ˜‰

Mrs Brimbles – Snow day stickers. These are so cute! I’m not sure about the ‘Burr’ one though, maybe it was supposed to be Brrr? They will come in very handy for me next week when I start my wrapping πŸ˜€

You Beauty – Look good feel better Angled blending brush. A good brush is always a great ting to receive and these are not only good brushes but when you purchase something the money goes towards supporting women with cancer which is a great cause πŸ™‚

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Deliveries 7th December 2017


Some days it is very annoying that I can’t share with you some of the items I get sent to evaluate, test or review and today is one as I’ve been sent something I have wanted for a long time but never won so it was a very happy moment to be offered one to test! Anyway, on to deliveries I can share!

On the left, the 4 items are another bargain I found on eBay. I got around to trying the Percy & Reed No Oil Oil and found it makes my hair look really good so I hunted around on eBay to see if I could better the regular price and found this little set. This means I also have 3 more items to try out, the little pot is a dry shampoo paste, there is also a sugar texturizing spray and an instant beach spray too!

On the right is the cuddly captain I won from Birds eye last month, he’s cute and guarding my new shelves currently πŸ™‚