using advent calendars to get through January

20 December 2017

Though we may only have 4 days left on our advent calendars, 5 if you're lucky, believe it or not there are still calendars for sale. It feels like the world of simple chocolate countdowns is being taken over by the more elaborate, and significantly more expensive, gift advent calendar, not that we're complaining because who doesn't want a gift a day for a month? A skincare product, piece of jewellery, lipstick or any manner of other items (like gin, yes 24 days of gin is definitely a thing!)

A couple of years ago I bought a Ciate mini mani month at a discounted price because December was almost over, I did that so that I could continue the joy of a countdown throughout January. Of course we know January isn't 24-25 days long but it is notoriously one of the the roughest months of the year so to help keep those January blues at bay why not buy one of these gift-y advent calendars. A little nail polish by one of my favourite brands every day sure felt pretty great while feeling poor and back at work after the rush of Christmas!


the links
Cowshed 11 day skincare advent calendar - on sale
FeelUnique 12 day beauty advent calendar - on sale
Ciate mini mani month 24 day nail polish advent calendar (also available here- on sale
NYX 24 day lip product advent calendar
Johnny Loves Rosie 24 day jewellery advent calendar - on sale
Tanya Burr 12 day beauty advent calendar - on sale
Clarins 12 day beauty advent calendar
Charlotte Tilbury 12 day makeup advent calendar - Now on sale at Cult Beauty, click here
L'occitane 24 day skincare advent calendar


You could even buy a beat-the-blues calendar for the bearded guy in you life with this 24 day beard oil countdown calendar or pick from one of the many drink-filled countdown calendars still floating around!
24 days of craft beer
24 days of gin (including a G&T book)
24 days of British beer
24 days of prosecco, cava and champagne
24 days of wine


Have a happy January everyone!

♥ abby