The second calendar I had this year was sent to me by Slovenian retailer. This is Alessandro Advent Calendar 2017. I already had a calendar from this brand two years ago, you can check it here: Alessandro Christmas Calendar 2015, but I wasn’t most impressed by it, because it had too many testers in bags. So I was interested when I got it this year, if they improved the contents. And yes they did. But I would still love to see more nail polishes in there. I think everyone would.
So this year we have seven mini nail polishes, two tester hand creams, two 5 ml nail creams, one cuticle remover, one hand peeling, two nail serums, four hand creams in various sizes (5, 10 and 30ml), one heel balm, one base coat, one top coat, one nail hardener and one nail whitener.
Those two testers could have been nail polishes and then I would have been really happy 🙂 .
And here are the contents of Alessandro Advent Calendar 2017.
Day 1: Hand!Spa Comfort Day Hand Cream 5ml
It has a very thick consistency and that makes it rather hard to spread, so I took a bigger amount of product out of the container then I usually do. And that is the reason the cream was gone in a few uses. It absorbs quickly, but it leaves some sort of film on your hands. It slowly fades away, but still, it’s there and you should know about it. If you don’t like that, then this product isn’t for you. It worked well and protected my hands well while I was using it.
Day 2: Pedix Med Nail Serum
Day 3: Hand!Spa Micro Peel with Fruit Acids Limited Edition 30ml
This is a chemical peeling for hands. An interesting twist and I have to admit I haven’t use it before. It contains glycolic, malic, lactic and other acids and it works pretty well. It has a gel texture and you easily rub it in to your hands. I was rubbing it for about thirty seconds and then I washed my hands with water. And after the use the skin on my hands felt so smooth and soft. So it is definitely working.
But you have to be careful, it says on the package you have to avoid sun exposure immediately after use. But I would suggest you have to wear sunscreen, when going out, just like you would on your face. So that’s a bit tricky, because you constantly wash your hands and that means you would have to reapply SPF constantly.
Day 4: Hand!Spa Cream Rich Hand Cream – tester
Day 5: Nail Polish Holy Guacamole
It is a bright light green with an easy formula and two coats opacity.
Day 6: NailSpa Nail Strengthening Cream 5ml
Day 7: Nail Polish Velvet Red
(already got it in 2015 calendar where you can check for swatches)
Day 8: NailSpa Cuticle Remover
Day 9: Nail Polish Latte Macchiato
This polish is light brown. The formula wasn’t as easy as it usually is with their polishes, but it was still easy enough. So I had no problems applying it. And the polish was opaque in two coats.
Day 10: Base Coat
Day 11: Hand!Spa Nice Day Hand Cream 30ml
Day 12: Nail Polish Rosy Wind
It is a brown polish and I am not sure if there are any rosy undertones, hence the name. The formula was easy and it was opaque in two coats.
Day 13: Nail Polish My First Love
It’s a beautiful spring pink with easy formula and two coats opacity.
Day 14: Pedix Feet Heel Rescue Balm 30ml
Day 15: Gel Look Top Coat
I have to say here that this is my favourite top coat when it comes to nail art, because it doesn’t smudge the pattern. Especially with stamping.
Day 16: Coco mango Nail Butter 5ml
Day 17: Nail Polish Ruby Red
Is a really beautiful red. When I was removing it, it looked like I cut my finger, so I say it’s a proper blood red. Although blood reds tend to be darker. And it is opaque with one easy coat. I applied one coat on my middle finger and you can see there is no difference between middle and the rest of my fingers (I put on two coats on the rest).
Day 18: Pro White – Nail Effect Polish
Day 19: Nail Polish All Night Long
It’s a lot darker on nails than what it looks like in the bottle, so bare that in mind. It was easy to apply and it was opaque in two coats.
Day 20: Hand!Spa Comfort Day Hand Cream – tester
Day 21: Nail Serum
Day 22: Express Nail Hardener
Day 23: Hand!Spa Age Complex Cream Royal 5ml
Day 24: Tenderly Melting Hand Cream 10ml
I already reviewed Tenderly melting hand cream here and I have already used up the cube edition one. And now I will start using this one. I will use it all up, because despite its greasiness I still love wearing it during the day.
And this is the end. I know, I am very late with the presentation, but I still wanted to show it to you. So you can have it as a guide for next year. And I hope Alessandro team reads this post and they add more polishes and no testers in here 😀 .
Thank you for reading and see you in next post! xoxo