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M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2016 – SPOILER!

Posted on October 7, 2016

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Hi Guys!

This year’s beauty advent calendars are hitting the shops thick and fast, and earlier than ever. I mean we’re still a few weeks away from Halloween and a load of calendars have launched already! I’ve recently shared the L’Occitane 2016 Advent Calendar, and now I have the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar to show you!

I’ve had a few people request I share the entire contents, rather than give a sneak peek – so I shall do just that!

Just to give you a few details – to pick up this amazing calendar you need to spend £35.00 in M&S across Beauty, Clothing and Home (excluding furniture) then you can purchase the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar for just £35.00. It’s filled with beauty goodies worth over a massive £250.00, and each day contains a festive treat to pamper skin, style hair and treat nails.

Let’s take a look at what you get…

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You can see M&S have included a fantastic selection of brands, as well as some very generous sized products. I’m loving the look of both the nail polishes – the colours are gorgeous! As well as the Eyeko eyeliner and Shay & Blue fragrance. I’ve also included the full list below –

  • Alpha H Liquid Gold 50ml
  • Autograph All in one Nail Colour in Cranberry 11ml
  • Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint 4.25g
  • Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm 15ml
  • Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner in Black 1.2g
  • Filorga Time Filler 15ml
  • Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream 15ml
  • Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil 28ml
  • Leighton Denny Mini Crystal Nail File
  • Look Good Feel Better Mini Powder Brush
  • Nails Inc Gel One Coat Nail Polish in Piccadilly Court 10ml
  • Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream 50ml
  • Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse 30ml
  • Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm 30ml
  • Philip Kingsley Elasticizer 40ml
  • Pixi Brow Tamer 4.5ml
  • Pur Minerals Correcting Primer Prep & Perfect 10ml
  • REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream 30ml
  • Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream 70ml
  • Rodial Super Acids X-treme Acid Rush Peel 20ml
  • Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy in Supermodel Shine
  • Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna Natural Spray Fragrance 10ml
  • Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream 5ml
  • Studio 10 Miracle Effect Priming Serum 5ml
  • Ultrasun Face SF 30 25ml

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What an amazing lineup hey? This really is a must have for beauty fans this Christmas!

The M&S Beauty Advent calendar will be available from 10th November at M&S. (And you can see my rundown of every single beauty advent calendar available for Christmas 2016 here)

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Ten Beauty Brands I Want To Try in 2015

Posted on December 28, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Well we’re now approaching the end of 2014 and I’ve been looking through all the amazing products (and some not so amazing) that I’ve tried out this year, and I realised there are still quite a few big brands I haven’t had the opportunity to try out yet. Whether it’s simply due to price, availability or any other reason I just haven’t got round to buying them. So I fought I’d put together a wish list of all the brands I’d really like to get my mitts on in 2015…

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1. Emma Hardie. I’ve heard so many good things about Emma Hardie Skincare, it’s pretty expensive though so I’ve never gone ahead and bought anything. It turns out luckily I didn’t, as I was recently informed of a Grazia magazine subscription offer where they were giving away an amazing Emma Hardie set when you signed up, so of course I signed up straight away! I’m afraid this offer has ended now but it’s always worth keeping an eye out, some sub offers really are fantastic deals! I’ll write up the full details when the parcel arrives!

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2. Sunday Riley – a not so well known, high end brand, which has recently been thrust into the limelight after Zoella’s mention of their Good Genes Treatment in her October Favourites Vlog. And I have to say Good Genes does really sound pretty amazing (as does their selection of face oils pictured above) but at £85.00 a bottle, ouch! This goes beyond the category of luxury skincare and firmly into the ‘probablyonlyifIwinthelottery’ category for me. That said, I would really like to try some Sunday Riley products out next year, so we’ll see… *reminder to self – must play lottery*

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3. NYX Cosmetics. Ahh finally an affordable brand I hear you cry! Well NYX has actually been on my radar for a while, but they don’t seem to be stocked in any chemist or department store or ANYWHERE near me! Arrgh! I know the predicts are really inexpensive, but I’d preferably like to try in store before I buy. Their Butter Glosses are top of my hit list so I need to find out where they’re stocked asap!

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4. Kiko Cosmetics. Ok so I do actually already own a Kiki Water Eyeshadow, pictured above, but I haven’t got round to using it yet – bad blogger! Kiko offer a massive range of affordable cosmetics that look and sound pretty special. I’m hoping to take a trip to their store next time I’n in London – fingers crossed this will early next year, so please let me know if you have any other recommendations for me!

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5. Trilogy Products – this is another brand that I’ve been aware of for a long time, but I haven’t actually had a chance to try any products out yet. Trilogy is what I’d describe as ‘fairly expensive’ with prices starting from around £12.50 for a lip balm, up to £30+ for anti ageing products. I really like the sound of their Rosehip collection and their Replenishing Night Cream sound like it’s perfect for my dry and dehydrated skin. Again if you have any recommendations please let me know 🙂

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6. Zoeva Brushes. Zoeva officially make the most beautiful brushes I’ve ever seen. With sleek black handles and rose gold finishing, what’s not to love!? I actually gave a set away last year, so I got to have a good look at them, and they really were the most amazing brushes I’ve ever seen. My mission for 2015 is to own my own set! (Zoeva has also recently released a new rose gold complete eye brush set… it will be mine!)

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7. Zoeva Cosmetics. On the subject of Zoeva, with their main focal point being the superior brushes they offer, their cosmetics often get over looked. They don’t have the biggest range of cosmetics on offer but they do sell some really lovely looking eyeshadow palettes, the Mixed Metals one above looks right up my street!

lorac pro palette

8. Lorac Cosmetics. Lorac are another brand famous for their fantastic eyeshadow palettes, namely the Pro Palette, and more recently the Mega Pro – which contains a massive 32 eyeshadow shades. Lorac is rarer than rocking horse poo in the UK, as there are no stockists here. It’s also not stocked at Sephora, and their US site doesn’t ship internationally – handy! You can however, purchase from Amazon, but it isn’t cheap. And when I say it isn’t cheap, I mean it’s crazy expensive!! I would really love a Lorac palette though, but only if I can somehow get one at a decent price.

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9. Marc Jacobs Beauty. Another brand that we can’t get in the UK! Gah!! Marc Jacobs’ fairly new beauty line just looks amazing, the products look sleek and luxe in their glossy back and high shine silver packaging, and I just really can’t wait to try a few things out. I don’t even know what I want to try because all the products look so good! Marc Jacobs beauty is available from Sephora though, so I might treat myself for my birthday in June 🙂

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10. Bite Beauty is another US brand available from Sephora. They sell a massive range of lip themed products, including lipsticks, glosses, lip liner, lip scrub and lip masks – everything your lips could ever want or need! Again I have no idea which product I’d actually like to try, except lipsticks of course! I may throw a couple in with my next Sephora order and see!

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11. Kat Von D. (Ok so there’s actually eleven brands!!) I saw this Monarch Eyeshadow Palette on the Sephora site last year and was instantly attracted to the beautiful warm tones – it was love at first sight. Kat Von D is also famous for her foundation and lipstick ranges too, all of which are also on my wish list. The Monarch Eyeshadow Palette is currently $46.00 / £30.00 so it is on the expensive side… but it’s so pretty I really have to have it!

NB – a few of these brands, plus many others, are available at Roses Beauty Store, which is a UK importer of US cosmetics, I’ve used them before to purchase my Anastasia Contour Palette when it was out of stock everywhere, so I know they’re alright! They are expensive though, but if you’re desperately after something you can’t get your hands on in the UK, it’s worth checking out their site, and you can also make special product requests too 🙂

I’d love to hear which brands or products you’re hoping to try out in 2015?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx