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Beauty Advent Calendars

10 Saturdays until Christmas. Gulp. That means, for any beauty obsessed girl – it’s time to start thinking about your advent calendars. And no, I’m not talking about a chocolate filled calendar, from the local supermarket – I’m talking calendars filled with beauty goodness. It may only be October, but these things fly off the shelves fast. Preparation is key.

First up is the Selfridges advent calendar – offering a variety of L’Oreal brands and products spanning skincare, makeup and nails.

The calendar costs £84 available from Selfridges and includes

  • Lancôme Hypnose Classic mascara 2ml
  • Armani Code Femme eau de parfum 3ml
  • Lancôme Hypnose Star mascara 2ml
  • Flowerbomb miniature 7ml
  • Maison Martin Margiela Untitled 7ml
  • Lancôme Tresor Mini 7.5ml
  • Lancôme La Vie Est Belle 4ml
  • Lancôme Bi-facil 30ml
  • Yves Saint Laurent Opium 7.5ml
  • Lancôme Galatéis Doucheur cleansing fluid 50ml
  • Lancôme Absolu Nu lipstick in 302
  • Kiehl’s Creme de Corps deluxe sample 30ml
  • Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength hand salve deluxe sample
  • Yves Saint Laurent Khol eye pencil  
  • Lancôme Renergie day cream 15ml
  • Lancôme Hydrazen Neurocalm moisturising cream 15ml
  • Lancôme Advanced Genefique 7ml
  • Lancôme mini Juicy Tube in 17
  • Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Serum 7ml
  • Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate deluxe sample
  • Lancôme Visionnaire serum 7ml
  • Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream 7ml in 385
  • Absolue Precious Cells Yeux deluxe sample

  • Next up is the Ciate Mini Mani Calendar – with mini Ciate polishes for every day of the month.

    This one’s also sold at Selfridges and costs £42 and includes
    • Seventeen of Ciaté‘s bestselling mini Paint Pots
    • Four mini Caviar blends
    • Three extremely special exclusive Paint Pot glitter shades you’ll not find anywhere else, ever. 

    The Benefit Countdown to Love advent calendar is one filled with miniature Benefit products.

    This will be extremely limited, with Benefit counters getting only a handful each – so if you have your eye on this, get down to a counter early on 2nd November. It’s going to be £50, and can also be ordered online at the Benefit website, and includes

    • That Gal Brightening Face Primer 7.5ml
    • The POREfessional Pro Balm 7.5ml
    • High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer 2.5ml
    • Sun Beam Golden Bronze Complexion Enhancer 2.5ml
    • Benefit Rose Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain 2.5ml
    • Posietint Poppy Pink Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain 2.5ml
    • Ultra Plush in Coralista Lip Gloss 6.5ml
    • 2 x Ultra Plush in Sugarbomb, Dandelion Lip Gloss 6.5ml
    • Hoola Bronzer 3g
    • Dandelion Brightening Face Powder 3g
    • Coralista A Rio Pleasure Face Powder 3g
    • Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in A-Lister 6.5ml
    • BADgal Lash Mascara 4g
    • Stay Don’t Stray in Light/Medium Primer for Concealers & Eyeshadows 2.5ml
    • BADgal Liner in Black Waterproof Eye Pencil 0.5g
    • It’s Potent Eye Cream Brightening to fade dark circles 3g
    • Total Moisture Facial Cream 8.9g
    • Ooh La Life instant under eye brightening boost 2.5ml
    • Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl for face 7.5ml
    • Horseshoe Charm Bracelet
    • Star Charm Necklace
    • Ribbon Bow Barrette

    Boots have launched an advent calendar this year, that looks like this

    It is available from the Boots website for £30, and if you buy any of the full sized versions of these products, Boots will give you triple Advantage Card Points! It includes full and travel sized versions of…

    • Soap & Glory Clean Girls Body Wash 75ml
    • Balmi Lip Balm
    • Mavala London Nail Polish
    • Nina Fragrance
    • Rimmel Stay Matt Foundation 
    • Vichy Idealia Life Serum
    • Paco Robanne Black XS Fragrance
    • Umberto Giannini Hair Tie
    • Seventeen Supreme Shine Nail Polish
    • Orly Bonder Base Coat
    • Ghost Fragrance
    • Boots Salon Nail Shine Solution
    • Vichy LifeActiv Serum 10
    • Juicy Couture Fragrance
    • Seventeen Tattoo Me Liquid Eyeliner
    • Nail File
    • Soap & Glory Scrub
    • Ghost Fragrance
    • Carmex Lip Balm Pot
    • Mavala Pure Diamon Nail Polish
    • Botanics Heat Protection Shine Serum
    • Nails Inc Porchester Square Nail Polish
    • Umberto Giannini Glam Hair Backcomb in a Bottle
    • Seventeen Blow Out Mascara

    I have also heard rumours that YOU Beauty will be releasing another calendar this year, but as yet I have found no further info. Here is a photo of the calendar they produced last year with Latest In Beauty which cost £59.95… so keep an ear out for that one too!


    1. October 18, 2013 / 2:12 pm

      Definitely going to go for the Boots one, more affordable and just as fun!

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