Days 1-6 of my Beauty Advent Calendars – Boots Beauty and my Advent Blog Swap

Because I’m so so lucky I’ve got Two exciting advent calendars to open in the lead up to Christmas. I’ve got the fab Boots Beauty one And I’ve got a box of goodies put together by the fantastic Fiona for our Advent Calendar blog swap (See explanation post HERE)
I’ve been uploading daily pictures to Instagram so if you want to see those (and other different photos in the future as I’m trying to use it more) then you can add me on there: petitmoi_bigworld
For some, unfathomable reason, I don’t have a photo of the box of things from Fiona (probably because the box itself stays hidden up in my bedroom and I just bring one thing at a time down because if Ethan saw a whole box of little gifts he might go a bit loopy!)
I do, though, have a photo of Ethan opening his calendar – He’s very lucky and he has a Spiderman one, he loves it a Lot!

Anyway, on to what I’ve been getting in days one to six!

Day 1 
 From Boots I got a lovely Soap & Glory mini; the Clean Girls shower gel which is something I already love. 
From Fiona I got a Burts Bees mini; the Milk and Honey body lotion which I’ve never tried before and considering I love honey I’m expecting this to be a hit! 

Day 2
From Boots I got a coconut Balmi – I love Balmis and I haven’t tried the square ones and I don’t have a coconut one so that’s a definite hit. 
And from Fiona I couldn’t believe it but I got a full sized OPI polish (for some reason I’ve not got the name on me) in a gorgeous orange shade! Very happy (very spoiled!)

Day 3
From Boots I got one of the lovely little Mavala polishes in the shade London.
And from Fiona some very posh perfume samples by Geurlain and Givenchy.

Day 4
A fragrance day from Boots; I got the Nina fragrance which I’ve never tried before.
And from Fiona I got a sample of the infamous They’re Real mascara from Benefit.

Day 5
From Boots I got a Stay Matte foundation sample from Rimmel in the shade Ivory – I’ve already got this foundation so I’m sending it to Fiona as I know she’s had it on a wish list before. 
From Fiona I got Two yes Two Sanctuary miniatures! These look stunning. 

Day 6 
From the Boots calendar I got a Vichy Idelia serum which I’ve already got some samples of from beauty boxes, but this just means I get to try it out even more!
And from Fiona was the Rimmel Instant Radiance Shimmer touch in ‘Radiant Rose’ – I’ve been really jealous seeing people get these from Poundland, we never get the good things in ours, so just like in our last swap Fiona managed to get me something which I know is a bargain but is also something I’m thrilled to get, which works Very nicely I think!

Anyway, thank goodness that that is done, that post was a Nightmare to edit, I’ll be doing it differently next time I think! But that’s what I got for the first 6 days of my advent calendar. Don’t forget you can follow me on Instagram to get daily updates on these exciting little daily gifts or if you just want to stick with this you can see my 7-12 days next week! 

— AND if you want to win yourself some lovely gifts, or give them to someone else, don’t forget to enter my two giveaways for a gorgeous eyeshadow palette by The Balm HERE and a gorgeous brass heart necklace HERE — 


  1. Nicola December 6, 2013 / 2:44 pm

    These are so much fun! I didn't see the Boots advent calendar in my local, or I'd have grabbed it! Looks like you're getting some great stuff 🙂

    • admin December 6, 2013 / 2:47 pm

      Yeah, really enjoying it. And the blog swap is just amazing, Fiona is being far too generous, thankfully she's enjoying what I've sent her too

  2. admin December 6, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    Urg. I spent So long trying to edit this but it's Still messed up!

  3. Sharon Taylor December 6, 2013 / 5:53 pm

    I wasn't sure about the Boots one but I regret not getting now, you've had some lovely items so far! I have a balmi on my wishlist to try, hopefully I'll have one in my stocking. I've got the Ciaté mini mani advent which is amazing. I don't think I've looked forward to opening an advent this much since I was a child!

    Sharon xx
    Beauty, Miscellany

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