Blogmas Day 13 – Essence Advent Calendar Pt.1


This gorgeous Essence Advent Calendar comes from Dis-Chem and I am in love. This year I have two calendars. One is a chocolate one from Woolworths and the other is this one. It is full of beautiful, full size products and well worth the R415 I paid for it! Not all of these products are the usual products which has also made it exciting!

I have decided to do this in two parts so today you’ll get the first 12 days of the Advent Calendar and then later on you will get the rest. Every product also comes with some wording related to the products which adds a lovely touch!

Day 1 – Eyeliner Pen


I have used a pen like this before and I loved it! It works really well and gives a really lovely colour so I was delighted to find this in day 1 of my Advent Calendar!

Day 2 -Balmy Kiss


I have not used this yet but it is lip balm and I am always looking to try new brands of this! It is also pink which is my favourite colour so it is already a winner in my books.

Day 3 – All About Matt Powder


This is the powder that I normally use so I was happy to get this! Also, this one has a bit of extra Christmas added to it which I think adds a wonderful festive touch!

Day 4 – Gel Nail Polish in Do You Speak Love


I have loads of nail polish but this is a colour that I do not have and it is absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to use it, especially as it is Christmas time!

Day 5 – Kajal Pencil in White


I have always wanted to try a white eye pencil but have never bought one because I was not sure how it would look. I am so glad that I now have one to try!

Day 6 -Gift Tags


I got the cutest gift tags on Day 6! They are all perfect for Christmas and they are all different. I think that there are only two that I cannot use as they are about Winter and snow and we do not have that over Christmas!

Day 7 -Blush Brush


I literally bought a blush brush a few weeks ago but this one is slightly different so I am very excited about it! I also think that you can never have too many makeup brushes so this one will fit into my collection very nicely!

Day 8 – Gel Nail Polish in Sweet as Candy


I have this colour but I love it as it is very light and not very out there. I normally use about two coats to give it a fuller coverage but one colour could work as well.

Day 9 -Hair Ties


I have heard that these are very good but I have not used them myself yet. I am very excited to though as they are very pretty and seem quite stretchy – something I need in hair ties!

Day 10 – Mini Nail Files


I love nail files and I need to use them often! These ones are so pretty that I am not even sure I want to use them! I think I should keep them in my bag as they are the perfect size.

Day 11 – Glossy Kiss Lip Balm


I am so excited to try this out as I have seen it around and always wanted to get it! I think that I should try it out today when I go out so I can see if it lives up to expectations!

Day 12 -Nail Stickers


I have not tried ‘grown up’ nail stickers before and these are perfect for Christmas! I am so excited to try these out to see what they are like!

Are there any products from my Advent Calendar so far that you would like me to review? Let me know in the comments below!





  1. December 13, 2016 / 15:50

    What a lovely post! I want one of these, they’re so cute!! ❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 13, 2016 / 21:42

      I am in love with it!

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