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Advent Calendars – Days 24 & 25

I decided to open tomorrow’s one box today as I’m expecting to be busy most of the day and this way you all can see everything that came in the calendars 🙂

Day 24

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On the left is a tube of Wonder Body from my Sanctuary calendar. It claims to hydrate, illuminate, transform, refine, even, correct and perfect. Well, that’s a lot to live up to, I’m going to have to try this out at some point!

Next to that is a cute little smiley notebook which was the last item from my Mrs Brimbles calendar. It has some lined pages inside and some blank coloured ones as well, I have some idea’s for uses for this, it just depends on what Santa delivers tonight 😉

Next to that on the bottom is a Burt’s Bees’ beeswax lip balm with vitamin E and peppermint which came from my M&S calendar. Always handy to have around the house and in my bag so another I’m pleased to receive.

Above that you can see that D’s last lindor of the day was a final red one 🙂

Top right is a bottle of Fleurs de Cerisier eau de toilette from my L’Occitane calendar. This smells really lovely and I’m so pleased to have this alongside the other items from this fragrance range.

Day 25

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The final box has come from my M&S calendar and held a bottle of Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna fragrance. This is really lovely, I had to smell it when I opened it and it seemed very light to me with a slight sherbertyness to it 😀

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Advent Calendars – Day 23

Only 1 more full day of these to go now, I’m thinking I might cheat with the M&S calendar and open box 25 tomorrow as it’s the only one that has the 25th day so it would be all lonely if I left it 😉

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On the left is the most amazing (to me) thing that has come from my Mrs Brimbles calendar so far and that is saying something as I have been amazed by almost everything that I’ve discovered! This is a pair of mini scissors! When I opened it and saw it said it was scissors my first thought was “No way!” I then opened it up and found that actually it really is a pair of scissors and they are quite good ones too! The cap comes off to reveal the blades held together with a small band, remove the band and the black edge springs out to reveal itself as the second arm of the scissors. Another reason to be amazed, this is the first pair of scissors I have received in many years that has not required the use of scissors (or more violent means) to extract them from their packaging!

Bottom right is a tube of Roses et Reines hand cream from my L’Occitane calendar which smells exactly as it sounds like it should.

Above that on the left is a tube of Gentle Polish Body Scrub from my Sanctuary calendar.

Next to that is Studio 10 Miracle Effect priming serum from my M&S calendar, I wonder if this one can live up to its name?

Top right is D’s lindor of the day and today’s one is a red milk chocolate one 🙂

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Advent Calendars – Day 21

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Top left is another very pretty washi tape from my Mrs Brimbles calendar, I really can’t wait for Sunday to see which of the journals/planners I shortlisted for next year D has bought for me to use all these goodies I have been getting in!

Below that is some shampoo from my L’Occitane calendar. This is another product that I’ve not tried yet but have been looking at. It smells a little citrussy and a little herbal so it’s another thing to look forward to trying 🙂

In the middle is one of the main reasons I wanted the Sanctuary calendar. I find micellar water works really well with my skin and this is a foaming version. I know I could have just purchased a bottle to try but then I wouldn’t have got some of the other goodies that I have from this calendar 🙂

Top right is D’s lindor of the day and today’s is the Strawberry and Cream one again

Bottom left is a small tube of PUR correcting primer from my M&S calendar.

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Advent Calendars – Day 20

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On the left is a tube of Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream from my M&S calendar.

Next to that is a tube of Amande Delicious Hands hand cream from my L’Occitane calendar

At the top is a heart shape cookie cutter from the Sanctuary calendar

Below that is D’s lindor of the day and it’s another red one 🙂

Finally, on the right is a little book of sticky notes from my Mrs Brimbles calendar. When I opened it out, the pile on the left have butterflies on them and the ones on the right have the Eiffel tower on them. They are very cute, very useful and have made me very happy this morning 😀

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Advent Calendars – Day 19

First I have to say Happy Birthday to D, hope you enjoy your day sweetheart xx

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On the left is D’s lindor of the day and today is another red one

Next to that is a tube of Percy & Reed’s Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm from my M&S calendar. It sounds interesting 🙂

In the middle today is a bottle of Green lemon & orange blossom body wash from my Sanctuary calendar. This is one of my favourite products of theirs so it’s a nice one to have today.

To the right of that is a tube of dry skin hand cream from my L’Occitane calendar, this one is really rich and works wonders on my dry hands so it’s really great to have a nice handbag sized tube.

Finally, on the right is a set of stickers for planners and journals from my Mrs Brimbles calendar. As I’m planning on keeping a planner/journal type thing next year, I guess these are really going to come in handy and those donut stickers look really fun anyway 😀

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Advent Calendars – Day 18

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On the left is a bottle of Jasmin & Bergamote shower gel from my L’Occitane calendar and it smells really nice 🙂

Next to that is an orange stick from the Sanctuary calendar

In the middle is a tube of Rituals, The Ritual of Sakura, magic touch body cream from my M&S calendar and this smells amazingly good!

To the right of that is D’s lindor of the day, today he has a coconut one 🙂

Finally, on the right is a rubber (eraser) lollypop from my Mrs Brimbles calendar. I really love this one as I used to collect novelty rubbers when I was a kid, I remember my favourite one being this gold shiny rock which smelt really strongly of pineapples 🙂

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Advent Calendars – Day 17

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On the left is a bottle of Amande shower oil from my L’Occitane calendar. I’ve been curious about this product since I first heard about it so I was really pleased to find a sample of it to try, now I have to hope it doesn’t leave an oil slick in the bottom of the shower that becomes dangerous :-S

Next to that is D’s lindor of the day which today is the hazelnut one again

In the middle is an elephant shaped magnetic bookmark ballpen from my Mrs Brimbles calendar. I love magnetic bookmarks, with how clumsy I am I find them amazing for when I drop my books as normal bookmarks can fly out of where they are and I lose my place. With magnetic ones they grip the page I’m on and I’ve never had one fall out yet no matter how many times I drop them!

To the right of that is a tube of REN evercalm global protection day cream from my M&S calendar. It sounds interesting but there is no obvious mention of SPF so that’s something I’ll need to research on this one.

Finally on the right is a tube of Radiance exfoliator from my Sanctuary calendar, it smells lovely 🙂