At Christmas last year my dad bought my iPad for me and I properly started using it in January and haven't put it down since! I take it everywhere with me. In January I properly discovered blogs and blogging. I knew they had been around for a while, but my first discovery was in 2005 at university, with two of my favourite blogs - Petite Anglaise and Save Karyn - which sadly are no longer written, but the content is all there and just as exciting to read. Whilst exploring all the beauty blogs I stumbled across, I can't remember how exactly, I saw the ciate nail polish advent calendar on I Covett Thee. At the time of seeing this I wanted it immediately, but they had all sold out, being after Christmas and all.
Gone are the days where the awful chocolate advent calendars were a must have and beauty advent calendars have replaced them. I bought a chocolate advent calendar for 1p from Sainsbury's one year. Then another year my mum bought a stocking advent calendar and put a new gift in it each day to christmas. I wonder if she still has it?
So this year I am ready keeping my eyes and ears peeled for beauty advent calendars, it seems like they are a recent phenomenon and more and more companies are jumping on the band wagon. So far this year I have discovered...
Boots have a beauty advent calendar, this is the one I want the most - £30
Along with the Famous Ciate nail polish advent calendar - £42. Although I have never used a Ciate nail polish, I have heard they are a good brand.
Even though this is not a beauty advent calendar I still think it is an advent calendar that beauty bloggers and other bloggers would love. Yankee Candle - £21.99. Imagine the smells that this could have.
Benefit Advent Calendar - A Count Down to Love. This is not for sale yet so I don't know the price and it's not screaming come and get me like the other 3 above.
Selfridges have their own advent calendar packed full of brands - £84. Now I think this one is very over priced, but it does contain a lot of luxury brands so the price could be justified. But for me this advent calendar is staying in the shop.
Have you bought any beauty advent calendars or got your sights, like me, on any of them?