Fabulous luxury French skincare brand L’Occitane have treated us this year with not one but two beauty advent calendars – and I have the luxury version to share with you today.
Compared to the ‘standard’ advent calendar, the luxury calendar is of course more expensive, at £89.00 compared to £49.00, but for that price L’Occitane are treating you to a vast selection of generous sized mini products, which are both larger and of higher value than those in the standard advent calendar.
The calendar itself is a sturdy chest, with drawers which open to reveal each individually wrapped product. Expect to find the best of the best from L’Occitane inside, there’s skincare, bath products, makeup remover, lip balm, fragrance – if it’s a besterseller at L’Occitane you’ll find it in here! Also, you can turn the drawers around each day to reveal some cute festive Christmas illustrations on the back, which is a nice little addition. Let’s see what’s inside…
Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum (5ml)
Néroli & Orchidée Eau de Toilette (7.5ml)
Verbena Eau de Toilette (10ml)
Arlésienne Eau de Toilette (7.5ml)
Shea Butter Hand Cream (30ml)
Ultra Rich Lip Balm (12ml)
Divine Youth Oil (4ml)
Divine Cream (4ml)
Precious Cream (8ml)
Shea Light Comforting Face Cream (8ml)
Almond Supple Skin Oil (15ml)
Almond Shower Oil (35ml)
Almond Milk Concentrate (20ml)
Almond Delicious Hands (10ml)
Immortelle Oil Make Up Remover (30ml)
Shea Cleansing Oil (30ml)
Immortelle Essential Water (30ml)
Repairing Shampoo (35ml)
Repairing Conditioner (35ml)
Relaxing Shower Gel (35ml)
Ultra Rich Shower Cream (30ml)
Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion (35ml)
Cherry Blossom Hand Cream (10ml)
Roses et Reines Hand Cream (10ml)
I’m so impressed with this advent calendar – yes it is on the pricey side at £89.00, but the size and selection of products, as well as the quality of the calendar itself really make it worth purchasing. The products included are valued at £129.00 in total, so you’re definitely getting good value for money! This is a must have for fans of L’Occitane – will you be treating yourself?
The L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar is £89.00 and available now at L’Occitane.
I have another amazing beauty advent calendar to share with you today – the You Beauty Advent Calendar contains 24 days of premium beauty products with a total value of over £230 for only £60.00…
Would you believe it if I said this was the 6th You Beauty Advent Calendar? I can’t believe they’ve been making them that long! Anyway, this year is better than ever, and the 2017 calendar is packed with a selection of the very best beauty and skincare products chosen by the experts at You Magazine. There’s treats to be found across makeup, skincare, nails, haircare and accessories, from some fantastic brands such as Ciate, Nip & Fab, REN, Rodial, ESPA, bareMineranls and many more. Let’s take a look inside…
Just look at all the beauty goodies! Here’s a complete run down of everything that’s included, including product sizes and individual values –
Makeup Revolution Pro Looks Palette in Stripped & Bare (Full size worth £6.00)
Ciate Wonderwand Gel Kohl Liner (Travel size 0.8g worth £7.50)
bareMinerals SKINLONGEVITY® Vital Power Infusion (7.5ml worth £8.50)
Gatineau Gentle Silk Cleanser (50ml worth £5.00)
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (37ml worth £10.00)
Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Vixen (Full size 12ml worth £12.00)
Kitsch Teardrop Bobby Pins (Full size including 3x pins worth £6.77)
Dr Organic Snail Gel Eye Serum (Full size 15ml worth £13.99)
Skinfix Hand Repair Cream (30ml worth £4.33)
I make the total to be £218.82, which isn’t quite the £230 that You Beauty have advised, but it’s not far off, and for £60.00, this is still amazing value. I’m really impressed by the varied selection of brands they’ve included, as well as the generous sizes of many of the products. If you’re looking for a beauty advent calendar this year then you should definitely consider this!
I’ve got another fantastic beauty advent calendar to share with you today – and I think this one is easily one of the best you’ll find this year, both in terms of contents and value for money…
The M&S Beauty Advent Calendar really is bigger and better than ever – behind the 25 doors lies an edit of the most coveted beauty products. Be surprised as you unveil a mix of skincare, cosmetics and haircare from some of M&S’s most loved brands.
For 2017, the M&S Advent Calendar is shaped like a house, with 24 mini house shaped boxes inside, and the large triangle shape at the ‘roof’ makes door number 25. I think this design is fab!
The calendar is filled with beauty treats from some amazing brands, in total worth over £250. There’s a mix of high street and high end products, covering makeup, skincare, hair, fragrance and beauty accessories. Brands included are Shay & Blue luxury fragrance, Nails Inc, Stila, Pixi Beauty, Filorga, Alpha H and Emma Hardie, to name just a few.
Let’s take a look at everything that’s included. I’ve also included links to each product in case you want to check anything out in further detail –
And lastly, there’s also a super cute M&S Cosmetics Bag.
The Advent Calendar costs just £35 when you spend £35 across clothing and home at M&S. When you consider you’re getting over £250 worth of goodies here, I think this really is amazing value – this is definitely one to snap up!
The M&S Beauty Advent Calendar will be available from 9th November at M&S.
I’ve got a bit of a spoiler for you today – the FeelUnique 12 Days of Beauty Calendar has just landed at TSNC HQ, it contains a varied selection of mini and full size beauty items, including makeup, skincare and accessories, across a variety of high street and high end brands. Let’s take a look inside…
I’ve listed all the items below, included the estimated value of each product –
Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster (5ml worth £7.50)
The price is very reasonable at £35.00 with FeelUnique saying the contents are worth over £90.00, but I’ve worked out the value to be way over that at £118.88, so this is definitely a good deal!
I think this is a great way to try out some brands that you might not normally go for – for me I’m especially looking forward to getting stuck in with the Rimmel Eyeshadow Palette (it’s been a really long time since I’ve used anything from Rimmel) and trying out The Organic Pharmacy Lip & Eye Cream.
The FeelUnique 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar isn’t available just yet, but you can sign up to the wait list here.
I just happened to be browsing the Net-A-Porter site today and noticed this rather amazing set on sale. It’s not an advent calendar as such, in fact it’s much better as it contains 32 products rather than 24 or even 12.
The Ultimate Beauty Kit is described as an expertly curated set including 32 cult-favorite products covering makeup, skincare and hair, from top brands such as Hourglass, Charlotte Tilbury, Burberry Beauty, Sunday Riley and many more.
The kit contains 16 travel size and 16 full size products – now I don’t know about you but I think that’s pretty amazing really. When you look at the price of other luxury advent calendars, and consider that the majority of the products included are travel size, they make this looks like an amazing deal. I’m currently waiting on confirmation of which products are full size, and the size of the travel sized ones too, so as soon as I find out I’ll update the info below.
Here’s a list of everything that’s included – I’ve also added links to the individual products in case you want to look at them in more detail:
December is gradually creeping upon us, and I have another beauty advent calendar to whet your appetite today. The Decleor 2016 calendar includes a luxury skincare treat for every day of advent, including Christmas day. Inside you’ll find 19 face products and 6 body solutions, including two full size products. This is definitely the perfect calendar for a skincare fanatic!
And just look at them all! Decleor have included a great selection of products ranging up to a very generous 50ml in size. There will easily be enough skincare goodies here to keep you going through December and well into 2017.
I’m beyond impressed with this Advent Calendar. For fans of Decleor, or anyone that loves indulging in skincare in general, this is a must have this Christmas. I should also mention that it costs a very reasonable £60, and includes a total product value of £182.99 – what a fab deal!
The 2016 You Beauty Box Advent Calendar is back! And it’s better than ever this year with a selection of 24 fabulous products, to help beauty addicts get prepped and primed for the party season…
Doesn’t it look good! I love that there’s a real mixture of makeup, skincare, hair products, as well as a nail polish and file and a lovely White Company candle. You can see the full list of products below –
Amie Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish
Bee Good Youth Enhancing Hydrate, Smooth & Prime Serum
The Vintage Cosmetic Company Duo Pencil Sharpener in Pink
Margaret Dabbs Crystal Nail File
Nanshy Kabuki Brush
Nuxe Prodigieux Shower Oil
The Organic Pharmacy Marigold & Comfrey Hand & Nail Cream
Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer Leave in Conditioner
Miller Harris Rose Silence EDP
This Works Deep Pillow Spray
Leighton Denny Miracle Mist
Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish in Rapid Ruby
The price of this calendar is £69.95, which I think is a really good deal – especially considering the products included are worth over £270. But if I were to be picky, I’d probably say the MUA palette is a little out of place here – it would have been nice to see something of a bit higher value in its place really. I’m not complaining though, I still think this is an excellent calendar!
The You Beauty Box Advent Calendar is available to buy now here. And if you’re thinking of picking this calendar up, you can also get £10 off with code – AC10YOUADVENT. This code is valid until 30/11/16 so make sure you snap one up quickly!
I’d love to hear what you think of this advent calendar? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx