Enjoying an alternative advent

Over the last month I’ve prioritised weight loss in advance of our wedding and I’m determined that I’m not going to fall off the bandwagon now. Unfortunately just a taste of chocolate can throw me off track, so with Christmas on the horizon I’ve been investigating alternative advent calendars.

Alternative advent calendars

Yankee Candle Reindeer Carousel | Marks & Spencers | Bomb Cosmetics

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of scented candles, so a Yankee advent would be the perfect start to the festive season. Featuring their seasonal tea lights and votives the frangrances are the perfect addition to a cosy night in. Spiced Orange and Berry Trifle sound simply delicious, helping your home to smell heavenly.

Filled with fabulous brands the Marks & Spencer’s Beauty Advent Calendar can simply be viewed as an investment purchase. Available from November I’m predicting a stampede for this festive treat! With 24 products worth over £200 this calendar retails for £25 when you spend £25 on M&S Beauty. Including amazing brands such as Rodial, Neal’s Yard, REN, Stila and Cowshed, each and every product will be a welcome addition to any make-up bag. My tip… start heavily hinting now for a very happy holiday!

Last but not least I was really excited to hear about the Bomb Cosmetics advent calendar. It’s no secret that wedding planning is stressful, and a relaxing bath is the perfect way for any bride to be to unwind. Including 12 mini bath blasters and 12 mini soap slices, behind each door is a stunningly scented surprise to ensure you remain squeaky clean in the run up to Christmas.

Our big day is on the 12th of December and I’m wondering if I can have special dispensation to start my countdown mid-November? The question is will Father Christmas still visit if I open those little doors in an advance of advent…