12 Days of Christmas 2016: Day 1

Box: Target 12 Days of Beauty Faves Advent Calendar

Cost: $24.99 and still available!!


Perhaps you know that old song, “on the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…”? Well, with the [approximately] three billion Advent calendars that came out this year, I started wondering what the days of Christmas meant. After we look at a small bit of history, I’ll show you what I get each day in my advent calendar!

Have you seen where the cost of inflation is applied to the Days of Christmas song? Perhaps you’ll be pleased to learn that the cost of buying all of the items in the song has not risen much, but is still $156,508. Not exactly in my budget this year.


How do you put a value on milk maids and dancers? And also, what kind of dancing ladies are they?? How long are said dancers being paid for their time?? 

I continued my quest for the days of Christmas and found that, according to an incredibly reliable source called Wikipedia, the twelve days of Christmas, or Twelvetide, actually starts on Christmas day not the first day of December. But, because stores like to sell stuff it changed over the centuries.

I also donated $3 while I was there. I feel good about my charitable self. #yearaccomplished


SO! Now that we’ve seen the briefest history, let’s look at the unboxing.


Big box!! I got it the same day as the BookCase.Club box, so I used the book as a size comparison.

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We just got our tree on Saturday [then went wine, beer, liquor, and cider tasting] so I put my beauty-ful calendar under it!


I about lost the item down into the plastic and cardboard while pulling it out!


NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Nude Peach Fuzz: $6.49 on Amazon

Weirdly, this wasn’t on the Target website or available from the NYX website… target-box-7

It’s a meh color… this shade of pink makes me look like a weirdo, so I’ll be passing it along.


Now, I shall leave you with my favorite version of The 12 Days of Christmas by Bob & Doug McKenzie.

What do you think? Did you get an advent calendar? Which one? Let me know! There are 11 more days to go.

Click here to see the rest of the series! [after Friday 12/2]


  11 comments for “12 Days of Christmas 2016: Day 1

  1. December 2, 2016 at 9:46 am

    We have .99 cent Trader Joes chocolate advent calenders here! We opened our first door yesterday and the squeakers are already clamouring for the next door opening. I hope this is a lesson in patience (as I supplement with sipping chocolate in the meantime lol).

  2. December 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Love it! Am I the only one who is busting up laughing over the name?!

    • December 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      I was curious about how you could have nude AND peach fuzz… Both of those on me are a very different color haha. My upper lip color would instead be called lightly burnt toast.

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