Remember the Advent Calendar? Back in the day, the calendars were used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. Starting December 1st, as each day passed, each window was opened to reveal an image, poem, or a portion of the story depicting the Nativity of Jesus.
Later, images and poems were replaced by chocolate and small toys. These are the memories from my childhood; anticipating a sweet, daily chocolate indulgence shaped in a little star, teddy bear or ornament. How I loved to pull back the window and find a tiny Christmas tree! It reminded me that the holidays were not that far away.
Today, I have something for the ladies. Who says kids should have all the fun?! Introducing The L’Oréal Luxe Advent Calendar – available October 15th, exclusively at www.loosebutton.com. Behind each window – 23 in total – is a deluxe sample from L’Oréal’s finest suite of brands –
Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani and she uemura.
SPOILER ALERT! I’ve never really liked surprises, and for “research purposes”, of course I had to pop open the entire Advent Calendar. So if you’re the type of person who never shakes a gift to see what could be inside, you may want to avert your eyes. Et voilà! A month’s worth of tiny presents for yourself or someone special….