|This calendar was very kindly gifted to me, without obligation.
I know that some people may think that it's too early for anything Christmassy, but (apart from the fact that it's NEVER too early for anything to do with Christmas, in my books) like I said in this post last week, I feel that 2020 has been such a tough year for so many people, that the promise of twinkling lights, the sending of Christmas cards (yes, I'm still that old school person) and festive tunes, that somehow bring the promise that everything will be okay (if even just for a few days), is something that we all need in our lives. Speaking of which - a slight tangent, but please, please, do all that you can now to stop the spread of Covid so that people will get to spend Christmas with their families (that's the bonus, the real reason is to save lives). It's in our hands to stop the spread - wash your hands, wear a mask, keep your distance, and ask yourself if that trip out is truly necessary, because by acting now, we can save Christmas (Hollywood movie style), otherwise, with numbers rising, there will be a lot of very lonely people this year who will be having Christmas dinner via Zoom with their family. If you have a large following, please use your influence in a positive way by showing younger people, who may look up to you that they are not exempt from this virus - it will kill at random, there is nobody immune. I'm sorry to start this post on, what some might say, is a negative note, but I'm speaking from personal experience. I got a very bad case of Covid, I'm still breathless, still have a racing heart, temperature, pain in places you couldn't possibly imagine and hair falling out, despite the fact that I was extremely careful. Those are just some of the symptoms, which are still lingering, so whilst I am really glad that we have Christmas and all it's fun to look forward to, please do bear in mind that your actions NOW will decide whether you get to spend it with your family and whether others will have an empty space at their table this year.
Back on topic! Today, I'm talking about the L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar*. Every year, L'Occitane release two calendars, for two budgets, which I think is brilliant because at this stage, it seems that every brand has hopped on the Advent Calendar bandwagon and a lot are around the £200 mark, which is sometimes a person's entire Christmas budget! Don't get me wrong, they look amazing, but that's a lot of money to shell out at an already expensive time of year! Regular readers will know that L'Occitane is probably my favourite bath & body brand and it is through the calendars in previous years, that I discovered some of ranges that I hadn't previously tried and then fell in love with them. This calendar contains bath, body, hair and skincare products, so it really is the perfect mix. I know that some people don't want to know what is in the calendar, so I will let you know when I get to the spoiler alert stage!