Photos: Sophie Lindh
Besides my kids, I have four favorite things: Christmas, beauty, gemstones, and peanut butter. Our dog passed a year ago, but he was the fifth.
You cannot combine these five, nary, even four or three of the above, in truth. But you can combine two: get an answer to most of your Christmas shopping dilemmas - plus a beauty product fix - with a gorgeous beauty advent calendar. Open one compartment each day and get a fantastic surprise, which you can keep or give away.
The 12 days of Christmas START on Christmas Day - a smidge more European than I originally calculated.
Now, as advent calendars tend to go, there are 24 compartments or windows, numbered in sequence starting from December 1st through Christmas Eve. So an advent calendar focusing on "the 12 days of Christmas" should start on the 13th, right? Then you get to count down 12 days until you reach December 24th, see? With this in mind, I gathered Part II here to show you 4 amazing little daily treats from the 13th onward.
Turns out I made a little boo boo.
The 12 days of Christmas START on the 25th and run through January 5th. How European! (A smidgen more European than I had originally calculated, by my account.) Nevertheless, the photos are below, and I hope you enjoy them, fantastically erroneous though they may be (numerically speaking).
As a reminder, or if you haven't seen Part I, the advent calendars featured (in left-to-right order) are: Bare Minerals Countdown to Gorgeous (photos 1 & 2), the NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar (no longer available), and the Benefit Girl O'Clock Rock set, and the Ulta Advent Calendar 2016 (no longer available).
Onto the daily goods...
There is so much here to give.
And it doesn't matter which day you open a surprise - it would have surprised you yesterday during Advent, it surprises you today on Noel, and will surprise you tomorrow during the 12 days of Christmas.
Keep a few favorites, and give somebody else a little trinket or five to smile about.
In other words, #WINNING.
Xx, Mom in Mascara