Blogmas 2017 #1: Make Your Own Advent Calendar + giveaway

Advent Calendar DIY Blogmas 2017

December is FINALLY here and  with it, here is the first post in my Blogmas series. I will be posting every other day, 16 posts in total. We’re also looking at 5 great giveaways, lots of “best of 2017” posts, some DIY and more and more. I’ve been planning Blogmas for months and I am so excited to start!

Today, I want to show you how to make a really simple advent calendar. I know that not everyone can afford to buy one or perhaps you just didn’t find one that would suit your taste. Why not make it yourself – for you, your loved one, your mother, best friend, child? You can include all kinds of different things in it ~ beauty products, candy, DIY supplies, candles or even different tasks, whatever you heart desires. I made a 10-day calendar which can be used in any given 10-day range in December.

Advent calendar DIY supplies

To make an advent calendar, I used: a hot glue gun (you can also use superglue, obviously), some bags, small decorations, washing pins, some paper and ribbons, marker, scissors and a clothes hanger. Instead of the latter, you can also use a tree branch, pin them to a board or arrange them in any other way you wish.

Advent Calendar DIY hanger

First, I decorated the clothes hanger with some pieces of wood and wood stars. You can also use ribbon, glitter or anything else your heart desires. I really like the idea of a hanger because you can literally hang it anywhere in your house. Plus, it’s a wooden one so it fits nicely with the entire idea.

Advent calendar DIY bags

Next, I decorated the 10 bags. I used gold and red bags, but you could also use nice paper bags (or put some stickers on regular paper bags). I like these because they can be re-purposed  once you’re done with your calendar.

Advent Calendar DIY

Next are the numbers. I did a really simple gold paper and just drew the numbers on there. I used the wooden clothes pin to put them on the little bags, but you could also use a safety pin or glue them on.

Advent Calendar DIY

After that, there’s nothing left to do but to hang the bags on the hanger and fill them up!

Advent Calendar DIY

Do you like it? Well, it can be yours! In these bags, there are 10 brand spankin’ new Essence items ~ both from new collection and from limited edition collection. How to win?

1) Like my Facebook page Low Maintenance Beauty

2) Comment under this blog post what you’d like to get for Christmas this year.

3) You can earn one extra entry by sharing this post on your personal page, but this is optional (you can do it to earn 2 entries and increase your chance of winning).

Giveaway is open for Slovenia only. Giveaway will end on 5th of December 2017 and one person will receive all 10 items in the secret giveaway. This person has 3 days to send me their information, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be declared in the blog post on 5th of December. This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook and Facebook is in no way, shape or form connected to this giveaway.

Good luck everyone. Until next time, stay beautiful!

Beauty Advent calendars 2017

advent calendars

This year, the advent calendar madness started early and caught me off guard. Last year, I wrote my post on advent calendars in November and got much criticism about being way to late – so this year I’m super early. Down below, you can check out some of the advent calendars that caught my eye this time around. This post may contain some spoilers!

ASOS (, 74€)


Asos advent calendar will most likely be the one I get for myself this year. There are some really cool brands in there that I’m looking forward to trying out, such as Starskin, Smasbox, Cowshed, Carmex and so forth. It’s easy on the eyes and also has a special surprise in the last window. Inside, you’ll find a code for 20 % off your next purchase which may come handy during the year.

THE BODY SHOP (50€ for 24 Days of Beauty)

Word on the street is that The Body Shop is finally coming to our beautiful little Slovenia and I really hope it happens before December. The rest of you can probably get in online. They have a couple of advent calendars available, the cheapest one will cost about 50 €. I really like Body Shop as a brand and I think that advent calendars are a great way of sampling different products, making future purchases much more simple. Am I right or am I right? View Post