17 Nov 2017

My Favorite Advent Calendars

Christmas is right around the corner, and one of my favorite traditions is opening advent calendars! I love waking up in the morning and running to see what gift is behind that days’ window! Advent calendars are also wonderful for trying new products and brands you would never have picked out otherwise! This year there are a bunch to choose from, ranging from tea to skincare, and I’ve rounded up my top 7 favorites!

No 1. Godiva Holiday Chocolate Advent Calendar 

This is a traditional chocolate advent calendar made by Godiva! I love Godiva’s chocolate and know this would be delicious! I also love how there is a mix of white, dark, and milk chocolate! I feel like a lot of the chocolate in advent calendars these days doesn’t taste that great, so getting a better quality calendar is totally worth it!

No 2. Clarins Advent Calendar Gift Set

I love how this advent calendar is a mix of makeup and skincare! Plus it’s perfect if you want to try some of Clarins’ most raved about products!

No 3. L’Occitane Advent Calendar

This advent calendar was the inspiration for this post. I saw it in a L’Occitane boutique on my trip to Georgetown and absolutely fell in love! I love L’Occitane’s hand creams and lip balms, but I feel like I usually don’t get a chance to try their other products! This advent calendar has so many amazing products and won’t break the bank!

No 4. Bluebird Tea Advent Calendar

If you are a tea lover, you’ll love this advent calendar! It’s full of 24 Christmas flavored tea bags with flavors like “Snowball”, “Christmas Cake”, and “Gingerbread Chai.” I think this calendar is super fun, and if you’re like me and make a cup of tea each morning when you wake up, this is perfect! Plus, it allows you try a bunch of flavors without having to buy a whole tin!

No 5. Bonne Maman Advent Calendar

I always get super excited to see the mini Bonne Maman jams at continental breakfasts when I travel! They are absolutely adorable, and I think this just might be one of the most unique advent calendars I’ve seen this year! Perfect for a breakfast lover!

No 6. Origins Give Joy Advent Calendar

If you are a fan of skincare, candles, and face masks, this is the advent calendar for you! Origins has put together a beautiful calendar filled with 12 mini products. I love how the broad selection of products makes it feel like multiple advent calendars in one!

No 7. Ole Henriksen 12 Days of Ole Glow Advent Calendar

Ole Henriksen’s truth serum has been a favorite of mine for a long time. So, when I saw their advent calendar this year, I got super excited, since I have been wanting to try more of their products. This advent calendar features 12 minis and has the truth serum as well! Oh, and did I mention, it’s on sale (I’m sold)!

What was your favorite advent calendar I mentioned? Let me know in the comments!

xx Sasha


  • Found the cutest black sweater and it's on sale! This morning I went to Church with a good friend and got brunch afterwards! I'm about to go take some blog photos and then hopefully do some meal prep for the week! I love meal prepping because it helps me have quick options to snack on and makes me more likely to eat in rather than be tempted to go out. Especially during Whole30 meal prep has been a life saver! What do you do on Sunday's to make your week easier? (Ps: remember you can now shop my Instagram on the blog!)
  • The cutest sweatshirt dress under $35!! Y'all today I finally finished (well almost) the new blog! After being tired of the way my blog looked I decided to give it a makeover! Now you can shop my Instagram including this dress! So go take a look, and tell me what y'all think!
  • Hands up for snow days!! Yesterday we got almost a foot of snow which is incredibly unusual for Raleigh! I've been curled up on the couch by our fireplace, watching Hulu and working on the blog! I need a good show to binge on Netflix or Hulu, what's your favorite? (Also the blog may or may not be getting a major facelift!)
  • I feel like I haven't gotten to introduce myself, I'm Sasha! I love Jesus and sharing the gospel. I really want to like reading but I don't unless I'm at the beach with a mojito, or reading my bible with a highlighter and pen. I love breakfast, and poached eggs are my go to at brunch! But my eyes are always bigger than my stomach and I probably change my order about five times because I'm so indecisive. I'm a perfectionist at heart, I try to do everything and I mean everything (high school, jewelry business, blog, youth group three times a week, and a job) until I'm exhausted. I love learning unless it's physics, then I'm just confused. But I love math and solving problems. I am constantly trying to prove myself to myself, and make it a game to see how much I can accomplish in a day. I am a creature of habit, I go to the same coffee shop at least three times a week and I've made friends with all the baristas lol. I'm an introverted extrovert and love talking (a lot)! I love traveling and dream of moving somewhere like London or New York. Oh and I'm a twin (it's so much fun)! Ps: this outfit is all linked in today's blog post, so go give it a read!
  • Finally got a pair of leopard loafers and I'm obsessed! They're so comfy and look amazing! Tomorrow we're supposed to get 3-5 inches of snow, it may not sound like much, but for NC that means school will be canceled for a few days! Super excited to curl up on the couch, watch KUWTK and drink some hot chocolate!😆 What are your favorite things to do on snow days?
  • Yesterday I did the first part of my driving for drivers ed, luckily he only had to use his brakes a couple of times🙈 Not sure how I feel about driving yet but I have another class later today. Do you guys like driving, or would you rather have your friend drive?
  • Happy Friday Eve! I'm so excited about the long weekend ahead! This week was my first full week back at school and it's been pretty hard adjusting back from having so much free time. But I'm also kinda loving it because I'm sort of in my element when I have a bunch of stuff to do, all about the #hustle lol! I wanted to share a few thoughts on our identity. So last week I applied to a style company for a space in their influencer community. And today I saw an email in my inbox and my stomach dropped to the floor. I had a hunch when I applied that I didn't have a very high chance to get in, but thought what's the worst thing that can happen, they say no and I move on and try again later down the road. But for some reason all afternoon there's been a weight on my chest and a voice in my head saying I'm not good enough! And holy moly, that's so far from the truth. You see our identity is in Jesus, who says we are enough! And at times it can be hard to remember when things you had such high hopes for fall through. I keep reminding myself of Genesis 1:27 and Isaiah 25:1. It's so easy to lose sight of what God has planned for your life by little moments that take away your attention from the big picture. Whatever challenge, rejection, or pain you're facing, Jesus is so much bigger than it and so is his plan for you! (Ps: this sweater is on major sale, linked on the blog)
  • Currently dreaming of being somewhere warm. I feel like once January roles around I'm done with winter and ready for spring dresses and cute sandals (anyone else?) But until then this fur vest is great to stay cozy in the winter weather! My favorite way to style it is, with a pair of jeans, riding boots, a white sweater and gold hoops!
  • I think I'm pretty late on the otk boot trend, but since I've got these I've been wearing them everywhere! These were the only shoes I wore on my trip to Paris and they were surprisingly comfortable for walking around Paris all day. I'm currently lusting over the Stuart Weitzman pair, but if you're not wanting to splurge these are the perfect option!

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