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MY FIRST ADVENT CALENDAR

Updated: May 4


Hello blog reader!


Even if it’s not December yet and we are actually 5 weeks away from it, we are all starting to think about Christmas and all it means: presents, decorations, Christmas dinner, maybe snow (definitely snow, in Romania), carols, Christmas movies (I can’t wait) and the countdown. In the UK, this celebration is so commercial, that I started to see Christmas decorations in stores since the end of September!


It’s crazy, I know!


But it is nice and we are all thrilled to get ready for this magical time of the year. Apart from all that I just mentioned, there is another way of making the countdown to Christmas exciting. In the past few years, the Advent Calendars became a must for young people, especially since they are not made just for kids anymore. The traditional calendars used to have a small gift like a toy or chocolate or even an image or poem, but nowadays, we are struggling to choose between lots of Beauty Advent Calendars. Seems like every year the beauty companies try to bring the best version on the market and some of them are actually launching more than just one calendar.


A lot of Advent Calendars were launched this year, most notable being Elle, Net-a-Porter, Kiehl’s (2 versions – 12 and 24 days), Feel Unique (2 versions – 12 and 24 days), Mac, John Lewis, The Lush, Clinique, The Body Shop (3 versions – 24, 25 and 26 days), Asos (2 versions: 24 days for her and 12 days for him), Bare Minerals, Armani, L’occitane, Cult Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury, Look Fantastic, Nyx (2 versions 12 and 24 days), Glossybox, Birchbox and many others.


This year is the first one when I bought an Advent Calendar and it was a challenge for me to pick one. I wanted my first one to be special and to include products that I really want to try. Besides that, I wanted to make sure that I will use all the products and that they are useful – products that I use in my routine.


After a week of research, I finally chose one: the Asos Advent Calendar. It was £70 with free delivery from asos.com and I think is a good idea as a present - for you or for anyone else. It is a 24 days Advent Calendar that includes a mix of skincare, makeup, and hair care products, featuring items from Clinique, Laura Mercier, Becca, Elemis, Nars plus many more. Besides that, you will find 2 extra surprises, which makes this £250 worth calendar, even more suitable.


In one of the next articles, I will make the list of the products that are in the calendar and I will thoroughly describe each one of them to see if it’s really worth it. Can’t wait to open it and discover new scents and goodies.


Until next time, don’t forget to pamper yourself! 🙂




Buna din nou!


Chiar daca inca nu suntem in decembrie si suntem chiar la 5 saptamani distanta, cu totii incepem sa ne gandim la Craciun si la tot ce reprezinta acesta: cadouri, decoratii, masa de Craciun, zapada, colinde, filme de Craciun (de-abia astept!) si numaratoarea inversa. In UK, sarbatoarea aceasta este atat de comerciala, incat am inceput sa vad decoratiuni de Craciun inca de la sfarsitul lunii septembrie!


E o nebunie!


Dar este dragut si toti suntem entuziasmati si incepem sa ne pregatim pentru aceasta perioada magica la un moment dat. In afara de tot ceea ce deja am mentionat, exista un alt mod de a face numaratoarea inversa pana la Craciun mai incantatoare. In ultimii ani, advent calendarele au devenit o moda in randul tinerilor, in special de cand ele nu mai sunt create doar pentru copii. Calendarele traditionale obisnuiau sa aiba un mic cadou, o jucarie sau ciocolata sau chiar o imagine ori o poezie, dar in zilele noastre, ne chinuim sa alegem intre foarte multe advent calendare cu produse de infrumusetare. Pare ca in fiecare an companiile incearca sa vina pe piata cu cea mai buna versiune si unele dintre ele chiar lanseaza mai multe in acelasi an.


Foarte multe calnedare au fost lansate anul acesta, dintre cele mai notabile facand parte Elle, Net-a-Porter, Kiehl’s (2 versiuni – 12 si 24 zile), Feel Unique (2 versiuni – 12 si 24 zile), Mac, John Lewis, The Lush, Clinique, The Body Shop (3 versiuni – 24, 25 si 26 zile), Asos (2 versiuni: 24 zile pentru ea si 12 zile pentru el), Bare Minerals, Armani, L’occitane, Cult Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury, Look Fantastic, Nyx (2 versiuni - 12 si 24 zile), Glossybox, Birchbox si multe altele.


Anul acesta este primul in care mi-am achzitionat si eu un advent calendar si a fost o adevarata provocare sa aleg unul. Am vrut ca primul calendar pe care il iau sa fie special si sa aiba produse pe care imi doresc cu adevarat sa le incerc. De asemenea, am vrut sa fiu sigura ca sunt produse pe care le folosesc in rutina mea.


Dupa o saptamana de cautari si analiza, am ales intr-un final un calendar: cel de la Asos. A costat 70 de lire, am avut livrare gratuita de pe asos.com si cred ca este o idee buna de cadou, fie pentru tine, fie pentru o alta persoana. Este un advent calendar de 24 de zile care include un amestec de produse de ingrijire a pielii, a parului si machiaj, avand branduri ca Becca, Clinique, Laura Mercier, Elemis, Nars si multe altele. In plus, vei gasi si alte 2 surprize, care fac acest calendar ce valoreaza 250 de lire, chiar si mai potrivit.


Intr-unul dintre urmatoarele articole voi face lista produselor care se gasesc in acest calendar si voi descrie pe larg fiecare produs, sa vedem daca merita. De-abia astept sa il deschid si sa descopar noi mirosuri si ‘’bunatati’’.


Pana data viitoare, nu uitati sa va rasfatati! 🙂

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