Aldi has launched the first ever countdown to New Year advent calendar.
Long gone are the days when advent calendars meant rushing down to the kitchen in the morning for a morsel of cardboard-esque chocolate that somehow tasted a million times better than milky Cadbury.
These days advent calendars see most of us trying out a new beauty product on the daily, being rewarded at the end of the day with a different type of wine or G&T, or even ending up with a curiously flavoured nut, curry spice blend or pork scratching – we kid you not.
But the geniuses at budget supermarket Aldi have decided to take things one step further.
While most of the brands in our lives have spent years coming out with their own versions of beauty advent calendars for Christmas, the always reliable bargain retailer has decided to skip out on the countdown to 25th December altogether, in favour of a countdown to another special day – 1st January.
The high-street supermarket is launching a Countdown to NY Advent Calendar, which will run from Boxing Day (26th December) to New Year’s Eve (31st December).
The six-day advent calendar will be filled with customers’ beauty favourites, so that they can make the most out of their go-to Lacura skincare and fragrance buys, without being overloaded with a 24 days worth of unnecessary products.
Plus it will set you back only £14.99 – a bargain compared to other beauty calendars out there.
But is it for you? Look away now to avoid New Year spoilers!
Behind the first window customers will find a bottle of the retailer’s popular Healthy Glow Retinol Toner.
Containing antioxidants and 5 per cent Niacinamide, the tonic eases redness, reduces signs of ageing and battles blemishes.
This will be followed by Aldi’s Lacura Golden Glow Mask with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and the famous Lacura Pink Clay Hot Cloth Cleanser, which uses a concoction of soothing natural ingredients, including cocoa butter and pink clay to gently cleanse the skin.
The fourth day will see Lacura’s Gentle Facial Moisturiser, which uses eucalyptus oil, vitamin E and rosemary extracts to give the skin some TLC in the cold winter months.
With just one day until NYE, the penultimate window will feature Lacura’s cult Healthy Glow Rose Oil, an affordable version of Duchess Kate’s favourite facial oil, which will leave skin with a natural glow ready for the big night.
Finally, customers will be rewarded with a miniature version of the retailer’s Luxury Bitter Orange Eau de Toilette to give an elegant finish to any New Year’s Eve outfit.
The exciting calendar will be available in stores across the country from 21st November.
We recommended you mark your diaries, because we don’t expect this one will be around for long.
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).
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