Advent Calendars- My Top Picks for 2018

Advent calendars have come a long way since the time of the $3 cardboard-tasting chocolate ones- While those are still available, there are now also calendars for everything from jewellery to alcohol!

Here are my top advent calendars for 2018, whatever your budget.

There’s only a week of November left, so there’s still time to pick up your calendar before Dec 1! You will have to order the coffee one today, if you hope it arrives by December 1 (or around then), as it’s in the UK

Advent Calendars under $30

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Lindt Lindor Assorted Advent Calendar, $19 from Kmart (in store only)- My favourite type of chocolate ever, I was so excited to see a Lindor calendar this year.

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Lovisa Christmas Advent Calendar, $29.99 from Lovisa- As soon as I saw this, I knew I had to pick one up. I love that every window is a surprise because the list of what jewellery is inside isn’t super specific. There are 3 types available, the one above, a kids one and a ‘quirky’ one that has clip-on earrings in place of regular earrings (that the one above has)

Advent Calendars $50-$100

Beanies Christmas Advent Calendar- £20 ($37.49 AUD) from IWOOT or Beanies Flavour coffee- I’m not a huge coffee drinker, but I’m a sucker for flavoured coffees, especially if they are holiday themed! I can’t wait to try the gingerbread flavour. The best part about is this calendar, is that not only do you get 2 coffee sachets each window (46), you also get a travel mug and travel size jar of coffee in a ‘mystery flavour’, I wish it was going to be Pumkin Spice, but I don’t like my chances                     

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12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, $39.95 from Sportsgirl  (Currently on sale for $31.96)- I have tried some of Sportsgirl’s makeup and I think they are great for the price, I love their lipsticks. This would be great as a gift for a teen or even for yourself. Click on the link above if you want to see what you get.

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Kiehl’s Holiday Limited Edition Advent Calendar, $95 from Myer- One of my favourite high end skin care brands, a perfect treat for someone special (or yourself) if your budget allows. It’s a great way to try a lot of different products from the brand before buying the full size products. No waste! advent calendars


Advent Calendars over $100

Kikki K Lovers Advent Calendar- $149.95 from Kikki K- One of my fave statonery stores! They are on the pricier side, but it’s reflected in the quality (plus they have awsome clearances after Christmas too!). This calender is no exception, it’s sleek and luxurious  without being boring. The items inside are too cute! 

Fairy Floss Advent Calendar, $140 from Fluffy Crunch (Pre-sale sold out, but date for a final batch will be announced soon)-  With one of my guilty pleasures being Fairy Floss (cotton candy), there was no way the first ever fairy floss advent calendar would be left off my list! Unfortunately it was way out of my budget this year, but maybe next year if Fluffy Crunch do them again. They do offer After-pay, but I don’t believe in using it. The pre-sale sold out completely, but they’re planning on releasing on more batch shortly. (I’ll share the release details on my instagram)

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Happy Friday to everyone in Australia and Happy Thanksgiving to my Pals in the US 



Pantone Colour of the year 2015: Marsala fashion

I did plan to post my ‘Pantone colour of the year’ posts at the start of the year, but I thought with this year’s colour being a rich/earthy tone, that it is better suited to the Winter months. So here are some Marsala fashion pieces.


Marsala fashion

1. Lace Up Playsuit in ‘Multi’, $109.95 from Sportsgirl
2. Drape front vest in ‘Terracotta brown’, $24 from Missguided
3. Jersey Wide Leg Trousers in ‘Rust’ (looks exactly like ‘Marsala’ to me haha) $30 AUD from Missguided
4. ESPRESSO Suede Peep Toe Ankle Boots, $119 (on sale for $83) from ASOS