Friday, 29 December 2017

Essence Advent Calendar 2017 Day 15 - 24

Hi guys. Happy Friday ! Hope you had a wonderful week . 

As promised - today I bring the last instalment of the goodies that was in my Essence 2017 Advent Calendar. I really enjoyed opening the calendar with Alex as he was opening his Lego one daily . This is the second year I got the calendar ( for those of you wondering it's totally different from the 2016 version ) . I will be getting another one next year if Essence decides to bring it to South Africa again. I really like the variety of products you get . So onto the last products. 

Essence Nail Polish in The Christmas Story
This is a dark vampy colour - although we have Summertime now - I will be keeping this one for Autumn time as I feel it would be perfect. I generally really like Essence nail polish so I'm sure this one will be a winner. 
Essence All About Matt! Fixing Powder
I have mention this powder before - it really is a favourite of mine. While I prefer loose powder for setting my make-up every morning this is the perfect on the go touch up powder . I go through quite a few of these so I'm glad to have a back up. 
Essence Mini Hand Cream
This is the perfect size to pop into your handbag . I generally love Essence hand creams so I'm sure this cute one will definitely come in handy .
Essence Nail Polish - Santa Clause's Surprise
Now let's get honest - if you know me - you know I hate red nail polish . But this is such a stunning colour. I have worn it in my mani HERE and it's still the mani I'm currently wearing. This is a pretty Festive colour and if you love red's you'll love this one. I'm pretty impressed with the wear time of this one too since red polish is very high maintenance. 
Essence Transparent Lipliner
I haven't used this one yet - but I think it's pretty nifty. I love that this won't alter the colour of your lipstick / lip product but will help with it not bleeding or feathering and making the colour wear better. Who doesn't love that ??
Essence Matt! Matt! Matt! Lippy in Red-y or Not ?
As with red nail polish - I'm not a huge fan of red lippies. This colour is really stunning and if you love red lippies I'm sure you'll love this one. And the packaging is super duper cute too !
Essence Hair Ties
Now secret confession time - I never buy hair ties. I prefer wearing my hair loose during the day - but these hair ties comes in pretty handy . I still use the ones we got in the calendar last year for when I use masks - when it's super hot or I go swimming . So I will definitely use these too. And just look how stunning they are ??
Nail Polish Hello Nice To Glitter You 
This was the second polish I used HERE . I really really love the tone of the gold polish. This colour is more of a white gold nail polish colour which I LOVE . I can see myself using this colour over and over again. 
Essence Finger & Bracelet Tattoos
I'm really excited to try this out. I really love the cute designs and I will use these for my New Years day look .
Pocket Brush with Mirror
This is such a cute product. I needed a new brush for my work bag - so this one will be perfect. And look how cute the rose gold colour is ??? I mean how cute ! I love that it has a mirror in too so you can pop on some gloss after checking your hair. 

I'm also doing a December Photo a Day challenge if you want to check it out. 

This will also be my last post on the blog for 2017 - but I'll be back to my normal posting schedule from next week Wednesday - so pop in them some new reviews. Thanks so much for everyone support in 2017 - I really appreciate every comment , like and email from you guys. This year was really yucky for me - so here's hoping everyone will have an amazing 2018 . I hope you guys stay safe if you celebrate or go out for New Years. 


  1. So many pretty things. I love the pocket mirror!:)

  2. Great products!
    Happy new year!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


  3. I absolutely love essence makeup! What a great Advent Calendar! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  4. Oh I love all the nail polish colours you got, what a nice selection! You got a lot of cute things, this is a great advent calendar!

    Happy new year! Hope that 2018 has started nicely for you! Mine has been so enjoyable as I'm still on leave from work so I'm taking the opportunity to relax!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. Yes still on leave , I hope you are enjoying your leave too.