A lot of deliveries have arrived today!
The slippers are another part of my treats from winning that lovely cheque earlier this month. I’ve had both cheap and expensive ones in the past and have found I love these from Shoe Zone the most. They’re lovely and comfy, the bootie slippers are really warm and they all last a good while even with me walking miles in them (indoors) each day!
The socks I purchased via eBay and are to make the slippers last a bit longer than they would otherwise and they look cute too!
The Barny Ranger Discovery Diary I won via an on pack competition for a friend, I’ll be passing this along to her next time we manage to meet up!
The Brockmans Gin D won a few weeks ago via the ‘Press to Win’ app on their Facebook page. He’ll be pleased when he gets home to see this has arrived 🙂
I also have a test product being delivered later but decided to do this post without it as I’m not totally sure I could have shown you all anyway 🙂
I was a woman on a mission last week! My favourite intensive conditioner was on a fab deal ages ago so I bulk bought it and sadly hit my last tub so I started to look around to try and buy some more. Imagine my horror to find it’s not sold in the UK any more! Luckily I found it on Amazon, I think the packaging is in German but it smells just as good as always 😀
While I was on Amazon I figured I’d get some more books to make sure to receive free delivery so I hit my wishlist and added these 3 in. Hopefully I’ll get around to them soon 😀
This beautiful cross stitching kit came as a lovely surprise in the post today. I’ve won it from The World of Cross Stitching and it looks a great kit to work on and it’s the perfect time of year to win something like this for me so I’m really happy with this.
The sachet of Aloe Water is a sample from L’Oreal, it sounds interesting so I’ll look forward to trying that out!
At the top is a sample of Persil’s new product, Powergems and a money off coupon, more laundry products are always handy and I love trying out new ones.
Bottom left are 3 soaps that I purchased from eBay, there are actually 2 Jasmin & Bergamote one is hiding under the other! The other 2 are Bonne Mere soaps in Lemon and Peach.
Above the peach soap is a sample of Philosophy’s purity made simple cleanser.
The other 3 items along the bottom are a sample of Chanel’s new perfume, Gabrielle. I love getting these samples through as it’s a great way of finding out which you could love and which you really couldn’t!
At the top is my campaign kit from the Savvy Circle for the latest project that I am a part of. I will be testing and sharing Pantene’s new Micellar range of Shampoo, conditioner and foam conditioner. It smells really nice from the bottle, very delicate, slightly sweet and a little of apples so I’m looking forward to trying it out 🙂
Bottom left is my most amazing win ever! The cheque I was told about a couple of weeks ago has arrived so that’s £3,000 to make life a little easier for us. I have treated myself to a couple of Advent calendars that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. This year I was just going to have one beauty one and the stationery one but receiving this let me treat myself so now I have a lovely Advent to look forwards to!
The picture on the bottom middle/right is a freebie D received today of Shawn Mendes Signature. It’s actually a scented tattoo so that will be interesting to see if he uses it!lol
As I said in my last post about this years Advent Calendars I’ve treated myself to the ASOS Beauty Calendar 2017 and it arrived today. It is huge, beautiful and I can’t wait for December 1st so I can start opening it!
Remember to check out Paula’s Beauty Advent Calendar Guide 2017 for yourself to see if there are any you’d enjoy, she’s added at least 1 more over the weekend and yes, it is a very tempting one which I’m trying to not want too much!
I really have to start talking about one of the best parts of Christmas – Advent Calendars! I’m not talking the sort we had as kids with a chocolate behind each door but ones with lovely things hidden away be it beauty products, stationery or even alcohol there are calendars out there these days for everyone. I even found one last year with pork scratchings behind each door!
As many of you know I had my first one 2 years ago. I didn’t realise these things existed so I was really late at finding them and didn’t have many options. The one I got was the M&S one where you spend an amount in the store within certain departments and get the calendar at a price much reduced from the RRP of it’s contents. I really did enjoy it and that is why I had it again last year and the only reason I’m not having it this year is that a lot of the contents look similar to last years even though the box is fabulous! This is what my first one looked like:
Last year I started to look earlier in the year and found an amazing blog post by a lovely lady called Paula. She listed all of the advent calendars available and even posted some video’s showing her opening a few of them and letting us all know what was in them. I know some of you might not like knowing but with so many on the market it makes selecting the right one for you a lot easier and at least 1 does keep their contents a big secret! Thankfully Paula has written a similar post again this year so head over to read her Beauty Advent Calendar Guide 2017 and see if there are any you like the sound of just make sure to go back a few times as she keeps adding new ones as they get released!
With there being so many calendars out there you need to think about what you personally like. With me I love the L’Occitane brand but other than that I’m open to trying new things but I’m not keen on too many cosmetics, I prefer more toiletries and skin care products. Last year I had 3 beauty calendars (L’Occitane, M&S and Sanctuary) and a stationery one (Mrs Brimbles) which worked quite well for me. I loved 3 of them which is why I’m having 2 of them again this year. The other 2 I’m replacing with ones that had either sold out by the time I was looking or didn’t have enough interesting products in them for me. So these are the ones I had last year:
This year I will be having the Mrs Brimbles stationery advent calendar again as I really loved that, all those cute things to find and use all year and they still make me smile 🙂
I am also having a L’Occitane calendar again, I think I know which one as they have 2 this year but one of them has more products that I already know I wouldn’t use in it so I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting the other.
The third one I am having is the Look Fantastic one and I already have this pre-ordered as it sells out quickly normally! I have no idea what is in this one as they do not release the exact contents but looking at previous years this has contained an amazing collection of products so I can’t wait especially with how cute it looks!
Finally I have just ordered the ASOS calendar. I was tempted by this one last year but there was just too many cosmetics or it seemed like there were for me so I went with something else instead. This year I haven’t been able to resist!
And that is where I am right now, waiting for 1 more to be released (I know some websites have it out already but I need a few bits off the L’Occitane website so I’m going to be patient) and 3 to be delivered at some point between now and the middle of November. I hope you can forgive me for a thread about Advent in September but I just get so excited when the calendars start being released and wanted to share some of my sparkles with you all!