Advent Calendars 2016 – My Top 5

Advent calendars have come a long way since the $2 cardboard-tasting chocolate ones. Many beauty brands have released their own advent calendars as well as some other brands.

Here are my top 5 picks for 2016.

In no particular order…

My Top 5 Advent Calendars for 2016

advent calendarsCiaté Mini Mani Month (Limited Edition), $88 from MECCA – A 24 piece nail collection including one full-sized paint pot, 4 new exclusive shades and other nail accessories. Perfect for the nail polish addict.

advent calendarsL’Occitane Advent Calendar, $85 from David Jones – 24 surprises from L’Occitane, including some of their most popular hand creams and shower gels. (my favourite is their Rose hand cream)

advent calendarsBoozeBud Beer or Cider 2016 Advent Calendars, $100 +shipping from – Beer (or Cider) lovers will enjoy trying a new beverage each day. The calendars contain 25 of the best craft beers or ciders from around Australia.

advent calendarsLush 12 days of Christmas, $99.95 from Lush – Lush fans will love opening up this 12 surprises to pamper themselves (or a loved one) on the lead up to Christmas. All packaged in an adorable clock themed box.

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Crayola Christmas Countdown Calendar, RRP $29.95 currently on sale for $20.96  (as of 23/11/2016) from Myer – For kids who like to be creative or as a chocolate alternative to those with allergies, this Christmas countdown calendar includes 24 craft gifts to keep kids entertained over the school holidays.

Do you like advent calendars? I personally love the idea of opening a little surprise each day. It brings back some of the child-like excitement we may have lost as adults.


New: 1000 Hour Lashes Day to night packs

Spring is my favourite season in terms of fashion and beauty and while natural makeup looks are great, sometimes you just want to be a little more adventurous…with *1000 hour lashes day to night packs, you can go from a day to night look with just a change of your lashes (and a tweak of your makeup).

For the makeup looks below, I used the Exotic black pack.

1000 Hour lashes Day look
1000 hour lashesThe day lashes in the *Exotic black style are half lashes, I love this because they are much easier to apply and that aren’t too extreme for daytime wear.

Base- Maybeline Dream Pure BB cream in ‘Light’
Blush- Bourjois Aqua Blush in ’04 berry nice’
Eyes- NYX jumbo eye pencil in ‘Yogurt’, Models Prefer Infinite colour eye pencil in ‘nude appeal’ (inner corners), Boe beauty liquid liner, Rimmel waterproof Wonder’full mascara in ‘001 black’
Brows- Maybelline Browsatin in ‘medium brown’
Lips- Australis Velourlips in ‘full moon-stone’ (as a base) and MAC Viva Glam ‘Ariana Grande 2’

1000 hour lashes

1000 Hour lashes Night look
1000 hour lashes Products:
Base- Rimmel lasting finish foundation in ‘010 light porcelain’
Blush- Boe beauty blush powder in ‘#91 pink godess’
Eyes- Rimmel magnif’eyes in ‘002 kissed by a rose gold’ (eye shadow all over the lid), Rimmel Magnif’eyes in ‘001 Black to blacks’ (kohl kajal in the outer corners), Rimmel colour precise eyeliner in ‘001 black’
Brows- Maybelline Browsatin in ‘medium brown’
Lips- Smashbox X Lilly Singh always on liquid lipstick in ‘Bawse’

1000 Hour lashes Day to Night packs

There are two styles to chose from, *Exotic Black for more subtle looking lashes and *Daring Twist for more dramatic looks.

Both packs are reusable, waterproof and include adhesive lash glue

They retail for $15.99 per pack

Do you like to wear false lashes or do you prefer just your own lashes with a coat of mascara?

Hope you’ve been having a great week!



* products marked with an asterisk have been provided for review. All opinions expressed are honest and unbiased. Please refer to my disclosure/terms of use tab above for more info.