I know, I know. November is a little bit early to start getting excited for Christmas. Trust me, I’m conscious of posting about the “big day” more than a month in advance… But if you’re like me, you’re probably already organised with wishlists and shopping lists. You might have found the decorations in the attic. You may have spotted that Coca Cola advert. And you may be a teeny tiny bit excited too…
Buy Less, Buy Better
I’m a big believer in the philosophy that less is more. Presents should be thoughtful, well-chosen pieces, rather than a smattering of plastic bits and bobs that break in the first month. And Black Friday, well, it’s just another Friday.
On that same note, I’m looking forward to bringing you a few gift guides in the next few weeks, with a variation in styles and price tags – but always the same great ethics.
For now though, I’m excited to show you how I’ll be counting down to the big day in style…
Never Too Old for an Advent Calendar
Growing up, we would see our grandma almost every weekend, and in the run up to Christmas we always got excited for her to bring over advent calendars. It was only when I went to university that the tradition stopped – and I’d officially been deemed “too old for an advent calendar”.
While my grandma is always right (of course!), I will be enjoying my first “adult” advent calendar this year. Instead of a chocolatey affair, I’m going to be counting down to the 25th of December with my Green People Beauty Advent Calendar*!
What’s in store?
This is definitely a luxe gift-to-myself, and I’m really looking forward to discovering more of the Green People* range with this calendar. Made up of 12 samples, it’s going to be a really nice way to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas.
While I didn’t dare to open any of the mini box presents in the set, you can find out what’s in the set here:
- Age Defy+ 24 Hour Brightening Moisturiser
- Age Defy+ Soft Buff Exfoliator
- Cotton Facial Cleansing Pad
- Cotton Head Bandeau
- Damask Rose Facial Oil
- Damask Rose Moisturiser
- Day Solution Cream SPF15
- Fruit Scrub Exfoliator
- Fruitful Nights Night Cream
- Gentle Cleanse & Make-Up Remover
- Illuminating Eye Shadow Duo
- Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo
- Quinoa & Calendula Shower Gel
- Velvet Matte Lipstick in Damask Rose
- Volumising Mascara in Black
I’ve purposefully mixed these up so you don’t know which day is which – and some days you’ll also get more than one product.
I think it’s really nice to see a green beauty brand providing something this fun – and my goodness those samples are going to come in handy in the New Year!