Essence Advent Calendar Pt. 2

essence-advent-minDuring Blogmas I shared the first half of my Essence Advent Calendar with you. Today I bring you the second half which also has some pretty amazing products! Honestly this Essence Advent Calendar has been fantastic!

Day 13 – I ❤️ Extreme Mascara

day-13-minI have wanted to try Essence mascara but because I already had 3 others I could not bring myself to buy another. Now, however, I can try this one and I am so excited!

Day 14 – French Manicure Tip Guides

day-14-minThis is really interesting and I am really excited to try it out. I have never done something quite so adventurous with my nails before so this will give me a lovely opportunity.

Day 15 – Eyeshadow Applicators

day-15-minYou can never have too many eyeshadow brushes and I definitely need some more. These were a very welcome gift and they are such a gorgeous colour!

Day 16 – Gel Nail Polish in Play with My Mint

day-16-minThis is such a gorgeous colour and I cannot wait to experiment with it. I have so many colours that will compliment this perfectly so I am very happy!

Day 17 – Lipstick in Natural Beauty

day-17-minThis is such a pretty colour and is right up my alley. I honestly love lipsticks this shade. This is also my first Essence lipstick so I am pretty excited!

Day 18 – Kajal Pencil in Black

day-18-minThis time I received a kajal eye pencil in black. I love eye pencils and black is always a winner so I was pretty happy with this one.

Day 19 – Lip Brush

day-19-minI have never seen this brush in stores and I do not own one so I am very happy with this gift! I am so excited to start using it as I think it will be very useful!

Day 20 – Pencil Sharpener

day-20-minI have one of these but I love this one because it is pink! And it is also closed so if I have to sharpen my pencils I do not have to worry about where to put the sharpenings.

Day 21 – Gel Nail Polish in My Love Diary

day-21-minAnother colour that I do not own but I love. I also love the festive accent on it with the cute little gingerbread man. Such a lovely touch!

Day 22 – Nail Stickers

day-22-minThese are really cute and they have a bit less of a Christmas theme so it makes them more versatile. I am actually really looking forward to wearing these.

Day 23 – Glossy Kiss Lip Balm

day-23-minThis one is in the colour Berry Kiss. Have you watched The Holiday? This is the colour that Cameron Diaz talks about! Okay so probably not but it does have the same name! 😉 So pretty!

Day 24 – All About Nudes Eyeshadow

day-24-minI have this palette but the Roses one and I love it. I really wanted the nude one but I have so many nude colours that I could not bring myself to buy it. And now I do not have to! I am so excited for this!

So there is everything that I received in my Essence Advent Calendar. I have linked Part 1 at the beginning of this post so you can go and have a look at what else I received. Here you can have a look at everything together!


The only negative thing that I can say is that there could have been more variety. There were 4 nail polishes and 3 eye pencils but only one of other things like eye shadow. But other than that it was wonderful!

This Essence Advent Calendar cost R415 but the products in it far surpassed that! I could not find the prices for everything but for the things I could find it came to around R710. That is already a MASSIVE saving! Essence, please make these again next year! I will be first in line to buy one!

Did you have an Advent Calendar this year? What kind? Would you repurchase it? Let me know in the comments below!


Kirsty x



  1. December 26, 2016 / 18:57

    That looks like such a lovely calendar!! You’ve got loads and loads of new goodies now x

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      December 27, 2016 / 12:27

      It was absolutely lovely! And gorgeous as well! x

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