Friday 29 September 2017

Could This Makeup Brush Change The Way You Apply Makeup? Magnitone BlendUp Vibra-Sonic Makeup Blending Brush Review

It's not often you see a new innovative beauty product that could change how you apply makeup. The beauty market is over saturated with ideas and product designs which are not unique, but this new release from Magnitone sparked interest!

Magnitone's BlendUp Vibra-Sonic Makeup Blending Brush is a unique beauty tool that vibrates to help blend makeup. Their Vibra-Sonic technology means that the brush works at 250 movements per second which is incredible. The technology was teamed with expert advice from top makeup artist, Paul Herrington, to create a brush that blends makeup seamlessly and effortlessly.

Magnitone BlendUp Vibra-Sonic Makeup Blending Brush Review

The brush is multi-use and can be used to blend foundation, contour, blush and bronzer, working on both powder and cream formulas. There are also interchangeable heads, the one that comes when purchased is the SmoothBlend option, there is also a FeatherBlend and BuffBlend. These would be so handy for makeup artists to swap throughout the makeup look to suit different formulas.

Magnitone BlendUp Vibra-Sonic Makeup Blending Brush Review

Every beauty tool, whether that a sponge or a brush, should be cleaned regularly to prevent the spread of bacteria which can cause spots. You’ll be glad to know that the fibres on the BlendUp brush are anti-bacterial and there is also a cleaning setting. You simply hold down the button on the handle for 3 seconds and you should hear a beep. Then the brush will vibrate in its cleaning mode, you just dip the brush head into water with a little bit of your favourite brush cleanser.

The BlendUp brush also comes with a handy USB charger, I plug mine either into my laptop or use my iPhone plug. A 2-hour charge will last you 1000 minutes of usage!

I’ve been testing the Magnitone BlendUp brush with a number foundations to see how they all compare. It does take some getting used to, you don’t really need to push the brush over the skin, just use a gentle touch and the vibrations do the work. It’s easiest when you dot the foundation over your skin and then blend.

Now, the brush is priced at £70., for some this might be out of reach. However, if you need some justification to buy it, there are reasons I think you might enjoy it. I previously used Beauty Blenders and these aren’t cheap for a sponge, I replace them every few months when they look worse for wear, the total of all the sponges I have bought probably comes to £70 anyway. The tool can be used with both powder and cream products, saving your need for separate brushes too.

The Magnitone BlendUp Vibra-Sonic Makeup Blending Brush is launching 1st October on their website. Sign up to their waitlist to receive exclusive discounts and see the launch before anyone else! 

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Monday 25 September 2017

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Review

Elemis is a skincare brand that has both effective yet luxurious products, perfect for pampering. I managed to get a set of Elemis products a little while ago from QVC and inside was their cult Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. It was love from first use, I used to save it for ‘best’ but I’m fed up of products expiring so I use this about two to three times a week.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Review
This version is the day cream but I use it at night so it sinks in fully, uninterrupted by makeup. They do have a night cream option but I think it might be a little too heavy for my skin type. For those who want SPF in their skincare, they also have an SPF 30 one too.

It’s a lovely silky moisturiser which smells very spa-like. It feels heavenly on this skin and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy. It’s a very similar consistency to the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, light and a tiny bit watery.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Review

I can’t say much for the anti-wrinkle claims as I am in my mid-twenties. I more use this for a luxurious skincare cream to end my nightly pamper routine.

It is a pricey skincare product, 30ml is £52, 50ml will cost you £82 and a 100ml tub is priced at £145. However, I have seen this on offer on various beauty sites. I would also thoroughly recommend waiting until QVC has a set on offer. I think they may have a few Christmas sets out too which are very cost effective.

I have reviewed an Elemis Spa Facial if you were interested in finding out more about their skincare and spa treatments.

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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Cream Eyeshadow Pots to Suit Every Budget

I used to be a MAC eyeshadow girl through and through, but in the recent years, I have enjoyed experimenting with different formulas and brands. Cream eyeshadows have become my go-to when I am in a rush. They require minimal effort and blending, so ideal to slap on and head out the door.
I’ve rounded up my favourite cream eyeshadow pots which are varying prices so everyone has an option to add to their collection.

Cream Pot Eyeshadow Swatches, Charlotte Tilbury Jean and Bette, 3ina 312 and 313, Kiko 03 and MAC Groundwork

Starting with the most affordable of the bunch, Kiko Cream Crush Eyeshadow priced at £6.90. Kiko is such an underrated brand, their cream shadows are very pigmented and once set they don’t budge! I have the shade 03 which is a matte mauve colour. I would also thoroughly recommend their stick cream shadows which are dupes of the By Terry Ombre Blackstars.

Next up and still very affordable is the 3ina Cream Eyeshadows*, costing £8.95. These are perfect for adding sparkle to your lids. They are like a whipped mousse in texture but dry down to a powder. These have serious staying power. I have a more in-depth review of the brand here. I have the shades 313 which is a copper champagne colour and 312 which is a lavender champagne colour.

MAC Groundwork, £16, is a product I will always repurchase. It’s a mid-toned brown that adds definition and really makes my green eyes pop. It’s a one wash wonder, just slap it on and blend the edges with ease. These do dry out very quickly, as you can see mine as come away from the edges, so make sure you always close the lid tightly. 

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadows are the crème de la creme of cream eyeshadow pots. These beautifully packaged shadows will cost you £22 each but they are well worth it. They provide buildable colour that looks effortless on the eyes. I have the shades Jean which is a shimmering champagne, which is a classic for anyone’s collection and the colour Bette which is a burnt brown.

Cream Pot Eyeshadow Swatches, Charlotte Tilbury Jean and Bette, 3ina 312 and 313, Kiko 03 and MAC Groundwork

Do you have any of these pots or do you have any recommendations for ones I should try?

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Monday 18 September 2017

Lush Dream Cream - Why It Really Works Wonders!

Most Lush products are a treat for the senses, explosions of colour and scent every time you have a bath. However, Dream Cream has to be their most boring product but it’s my go-to body moisturiser.

Lush Dream Cream Body Moisturiser Review - Post Shave Moisturiser for Legs

On the label under the ‘Good to Know’ section, there is a passage which says ‘We have files of customer letters telling us of their lifetime of skin troubles they have suffered from until they met Dream Cream. If it suits your skin, this product could make a massive difference to you too.’ I can fully agree with this, I suffer from terrible sore and itchy skin after shaving my legs. It makes me want to claw at my skin, I’ve tried hundreds of products including eczema cream (which was way too thick) to try and combat it. I stumbled across Dream Cream while browsing in my local Lush store.

After I have shaved my legs and get out of the shower, I rub Dream Cream straight onto my legs. It instantly soothes the skin and stops the itch. I have noticed that my legs haven’t become as red and rashy as they normally would since I started using it.

It’s a yellow coloured cream that is the perfect consistency, not too thick or too watery. It feels buttery as you apply it on the skin and it just melts in. Oat milk is used to calm and soothe the skin. It has a light malty fragrance but nothing that irritates the skin. It also contains skin softening cocoa butter, and relaxing lavender oil, no wonder it’s called Dream Cream!

When you Google the product name, hundreds of reviews come up stating it really helps eczema, so if you are a long-term sufferer, I think it is well worth trying!

Although it seems a little price for a body moisturiser, I highly recommend it. I have repurchased this time and time again and cannot be without it!

A small 100g pot of Lush Dream Cream is £6.95, the 240g is £13.95 and the larger 450g is £22.95.

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Wednesday 13 September 2017

An Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Face Wipes

I wonder how many people Caroline Hirons has converted from face wipes to double cleansing?! I must admit I am a face wipe lover, they are just so easy! However, I do realise that these are terrible for your skin and also bad for the environment.

Magnitone Wipe Out Cleansing Cloth Review

So I’m on a mission to reduce my use of face wipes, instead of replacing them with the Magnitone Wipe Out Cleansing Cloth. You only need warm water when using this cloth, yes, it will remove your makeup without the use of a cleanser! The ‘Grab and Hold’ Microfibres that the cloth is made of swell up when wet, meaning they grab hold of the makeup particles.

I can vouch for this, I wear relatively heavy foundation and eye makeup, and this cleansing cloth removes it in a few swipes. It’s softer on the skin also!

Magnitone Wipe Out Cleansing Cloth Review

The Magnitone Wipe Out Cleansing Cloths come in a two pack, they are double sided and can be used over a thousand times Magnitone claims! They are machine washable at 30. This saves hundreds of wipes going to landfill.

It’s a simple product that will change your cleansing routine. The Magnitone Wipe Out Cleansing Cloths are £15, well worth the money for their durability.

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Sunday 10 September 2017

The Latest Jewellery Brand to Launch at Mococo Plus GIVEAWAY

Alex and Ani are an American jewellery brand who have just landed in the UK in selected Mococo stores and online. I visited the Liverpool shop, located in the Metquarter to find out more about the brand.

Alex and Ani Jewellery at Mococo

After chatting to the lovely Mococo team, I found out that the bracelets are the main focus of the Alex and Ani range, they all include a charm which represents something. For example, the anchor means grounding and trust, the hand of Fatima means protection and the laughing Buddha is for optimism and enlightenment.

Alex and Ani Jewellery at Mococo
Alex and Ani Jewellery at Mococo
Alex and Ani Jewellery at Mococo
Alex and Ani Jewellery at Mococo

What I love about the bracelets is that they are oval shaped and are all adjustable. I have small wrists so find it hard to wear bracelets but these can be changed to fit any size of wrist.

Each piece of jewellery comes beautifully packaged with a card that tells you the meaning of your charm. These make excellent gifts which can be layered or stacked to create a custom jewellery look.

Alex and Ani jewellery is available to buy online at Mococo or their Chester and Liverpool stores.

To celebrate the launch of Alex and Ani at Mococo, I'm giving away one of their beautiful bracelets. The silver bracelet has a tiny wing and has an adjustable string pull to fit your size of wrist.

Alex and Ani Jewellery at Mococo

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Thursday 7 September 2017

The Ultimate 2017 Beauty Advent Calendar Guide - Calendars To Fit ALL Budgets

Yes, I’m already talking about Christmas, as soon as September rolls around beauty brands are starting to gear up for the festive period. Beauty advent calendars were a big trend last year but this year I think they will be bigger and better! I haven’t bought one in previous years, but I am going to purchase one this year.
I’ve split the beauty calendars into pricing to make shopping easier. I’ll be adding links to this post when the products are available to buy, so keep an eye out for updates.


I’m a huge fan of bath bombs in the winter, this advent calendar is a perfect introduction to the brand if you haven’t tried it before. There is a mixture of mini soaps and bath blasters, scents include Jelly and Custard Bath Blaster, Cotton Candy Bath Blaster, Adventures in Eden Soap and Lime and Dany Soap.
Bomb Cosmetics Advent Calendar (Soaps and Bath Blasters)

If soaps aren’t your thing and you just enjoy bath bombs, Bomb Cosmetics have an advent calendar dedicated to them. It’s only a few pounds more expensive than its sister product.

Bomb Cosmetics The Bomb Advent Calendar

Fans of the YouTuber will be happy to know this advent calendar is already available. The cute shop front style packaging houses some of her cult products; lip glosses and nail polishes. Plus, new products like glitter liners and eye shimmer pots, ideal for Christmas parties.

Tanya Burr’s 12 Sweet Days  Beauty Advent Calendar

Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar - £34.50 – Launches in November at Debenhams.
I’m glad that Benefit has gone for a lower price range on their advent calendar, making it accessible to all. This box houses some of my favourite Benefit products, Porefessional Primer, Rollerlash Mascara, Hoola Bronzer and High Beam Liquid Highlighter.

Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar - £34.99 – Launches in October at Yankee Candle
If you don’t want to add to your makeup and skincare collections, you could always opt for this candle advent calendar. It has 23 mini candles and a special votive candle to be unwrapped on the 24th of December.

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

Sephora Winter Wonderland Beauty Advent Calendar - About £35 - Coming soon
I adore the house front design they have opted for. Inside are 24 Sephora own brand products. I have tried the odd Sephora product while travelling and love the quality!

Sephora Winter Wonderland Beauty Advent Calendar

Holland and Barrett Ethical Calendar - £35 - Launches 18th October in stores
This is a welcome addition to the beauty calendar line up for 2017. It's excellent to see a brand focus on ethical/green beauty. It has some of my favourites such as the Weleda Skin Food (it's like the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream - multi-use), Yes to Charcoal Face Wipes (great for oily skin) and Trilogy Rose Hip Oil (use this on scarring).

Holland and Barrett Ethical Calendar
I don’t think Sleek has created a beauty advent calendar previously. It’s an affordable option for the makeup junkies. Behind the doors, you will find brushes, contour kits (one of my faves), liquid liners and lipsticks.

Sleek Makeup A Gift A Day Advent Calendar

Jack Wills Beauty Advent Calendar - £35 – Launches at Boots on 18th September
This would be a great gift for teenage girls who are a fan of the Jack Wills brand. I wouldn’t say it’s the best value for money as it does have ‘filler’ products like hair bobbles and nail files but it is a nice introduction to a beauty advent calendar.

Jack Wills Beauty Advent Calendar

Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar - £35 – Launches 9th November.
Technically this is only available for £35 when you spend £35 on clothing or home at M&S, making the spend £70. However, this might be your opportunity to stock up on essentials like bras, socks or tights etc. to make up the £35 spend. Lots of bloggers loved this beauty advent calendar last year because of the great variety of brands included. This year, there are samples from Rodial, Alpha H, Nuxe, Eyeko and Emma Hardie to name a few.

Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar

Feel Unique The Season to Shine Beauty Advent Calendar - £35 – Coming soon
I’m a big fan of Feel Unique as their site hosts a number of brands I adore. I don’t have too much information on this box yet but will update this as soon as I do.

Feel Unique The Season to Shine Beauty Advent Calendar

Boots No7 Beauty Advent Calendar - £40 - OUT NOW
I adore the chic gold box that the products are stored in. Behind the windows sits a variety of their cult products including Beautiful Skin Micellar Cleansing Water, Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil, Airbrush Away Primer, 3 Eyeshadow Monos, 3 Limited Edition Nail Polishes, as well as make-up brushes and a No7 Beauty Sponge. It's worth over £169, so great value for money!

Boots No7 Beauty Advent Calendar Contents

Their Royal Bloom advent calendar is a series of drawers which hide presents such as mini shower creams, body lotions and hand and nail creams. The drawers would make great storage after use.

Laura Ashley Beauty Advent Calendar

I’m a big fan of Soap and Glory products, if you are a long-term reader you’ll know their Archery brow pencil is my Holy Grail. This beauty advent calendar is a mix of bath and makeup products including classics like Pillow Plump Lipgloss and Thick and Fast mascara. There are also heavenly smelling bath, body and foot products inside. I wonder if this will be a Star Gift in Boots over Christmas?!

Soap and Glory It’s a Calendar Girls Beauty Advent Calendar

The Body Shop 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar - £45 – Purple Packaging - OUT NOW
The Body Shop features in this guide 3 times as they have different price points. See the under £100 section for the other two.
This set has the following minis: Mango Lip Butter and Shower Gel, Soaps in the scents Frosted Plum, Frosted Berries and Vanilla, Shower Gels in Coconut, Pink Grapefruit and Strawberry, Body Lotions in the fragrances of Mango and White Musk, Lip Balms in Shea and Strawberry, Hand Creams in Coconut and Almond, a Body Butter in British Rose, plus a Gentle Makeup Remover. Filler products include a nail file, eyelash curler, bath lily, bath gloves, lash and brow comb, facial sponge. Makeup wise, you only get 2 products, the Eye Definer in Black and a Glitter Dust in Gold.
Even though this is the cheapest, I think it’s great value for money!
The Body Shop 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

L’Occitane Advent Calendar - £49 – OUT NOW
L’Occitane has two beauty advent calendars this year, see their more expensive luxury calendar under the £150 section of this post. The more affordable option includes a selection of body lotions, shampoo, and their well-loved moisturising hand creams.

I think this is well priced considering NUXE is on the higher end of the high street. The beauty advent calendar contains Reve de Miel Lip Balm, Huile Prodigieuse, Rêve de Miel Gel, Crème Prodigieuse, Prodigieux shower oil, Nuxellence Detox, Nuxellence Eclat, Huile Prodigieuse Shimmer, Reve de Miel Hand and Nail cream, Prodigieux le Parfum.NUXE Beauty Treasures Gift Set


I always forget to look on Amazon for beauty products. They have a reasonably priced advent calendar launching this year. They are keeping the contents under wraps, for now, the description just states 24 deluxe samples, I wonder what is inside!

Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar

Zoella 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar - £50 - OUT NOW
The Lifestyle Advent Calendar contains a bauble, confetti, purse, candle, 2 cookie cutters, jotter pad, key ring, pen, room spray, stickers and votive. I think this is an excellent mix of products for Zoella lovers!
Zoella 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

I think this advent calendar has an excellent selection of gifts. The contents includes a full-size Revoholic Eyeshadow Palette, 3 baked highlighters, bronzer, 6 amazing lipsticks in various shades, 4 makeup brushes, an eyeshadow primer, liquid highlighter, Revoholic Travel Mirror, pressed highlighters and strobe balms.

Makeup Revolution Advent Calendar

Ciate London Nail Polish Advent Calendar - £50 – Available from ASOS, Feel Unique and Very in October
I think Ciate was one of the first brands to start beauty advent calendars a few years ago. Their nail polish advent calendar is back, you also receive a nail treatment, file and nail toppers. It’s not the most adventurous beauty calendar but it is still good value for money.

Ciate London Nail Polish Advent Calendar

NYX is famous for its extensive line of lipsticks, the Lingerie collection being very popular with bloggers. If you haven’t tried any lip products from the brand, this advent calendar is your chance. It has different formulas including matte and cream lipstick, chubby lip cream, liquid lipstick, matte lip cream and creamy lip gloss. I would give this a miss if you already have most of the NYX lip range.

NYX Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar

Following last year’s theme of marble, the calendar features popular brands such as The Ordinary,  Caudalie, Rodial, Pureology and St Tropez. There is also going to be a men's version at the same price.
Contains included: 111Skin Limited Edition Gold Brightening Treatment Mask, Alpha-H Liquid Gold, Carmex Mint Moisturising Lip Balm, Caudalie Vinisource Moisturising Sorbet, Codage Scrubbing Cream, Cowshed Natural Lip Balm, DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, Eyeko Skinny Skinny Deluxe Eyeliner, Foreo Luna Play, Korres Santorini Vine Shower Gel, Lottie London Arch Rival Volumising Eyebrow Powder, Luxie Beauty 231 Eye Brush, NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Serum, Nude by Nature Natural Glow Loose Bronzer, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream,Oskia Renaissance Mask, Pureology Hydrate Shampoo, REN Clarimatte T-zone Control Cleansing Gel, Rodial Stem Cell Magic Gel, Smashbox Photofinish Primer, St Tropez Instant Tan Gloss, Starskin Plumping and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Lip Mask, The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA, This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. There is also 20% off single use discount code.

ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar

YOU Beauty Advent Calendar - £60 - Launching on 1st October from Latest in Beauty
This pretty calendar has amazing products from The White Company, nail polish brand Leighton Denny, BareMinerals and Dr Orangic. This has a RRP of over £240!

YOU Beauty Advent Calendar

Clarins 12 Day Christmas Calendar - £60 – Launching in Boots, House of Fraser and Selfridges on 1st October
Clarins is one of my favourite brands at the moment, I know their fuss-free products will deliver. This cute calendar houses samples of their hero products: Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer, Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Honey, Supra Volume Mascara in Black, SOS Hydra Mask, Gentle Refiner, Instant Eye Make-Up Remover, One-Step Exfoliating Cleanser, Beauty Flash Balm, Hand & Nail Treatment Cream, Limited Edition Eau Dynamisante Candle and Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate.
There will also be a men’s version, which is excellent news, a gift for the boyfriend and husbands sorted!

Clarins 12 Day Christmas Calendar

Decleor is a luxury skincare brand I have always wanted to try products from. This beauty advent calendar would be a perfect way to try out some minis of their top products, plus three full sizes.
Decleor Beauty Advent Calendar

I like what you did with the name, Body Shop! This is the middle of the 3 calendars. The green packaged calendar includes: Shower Gels in British Rose, Mango and Coconut, Soaps in the scents of Frosted Plum and Mango, Body Lotion in Strawberry and Black Musk, Body Butters in British Rose and Almond Milk and Honey, a Hand Cream in Almond, Lip Balm in Shea, Passionberry and Strawberry, Shower Gel in Frosted Berries, and Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. Cosmetics include: Eye Definer in Black, Gel Pen Liner in Black, Lip Definer in Red Siren, Matte Lip Liquid in Sydney Amaryllis, Glitter Dust in Gold. Tools include: Bunny Headband, Bath Lily, Lipstick/Concealer Brush, Brow/Lash Comb and Wooden Die.

The Body Shop 25 Days of Game-Changing Advent-ure Standard Advent Calendar
Birchbox 24 Days of Unboxing - £65 to subscribers and £75 to non-subscribers - Launching 3rd October for subscribers and 4th October for non-subscribers.
I personally don't love subscription boxes, I always feel a little let down by what's inside. However, if you are a fan of Birchbox you'll be happy to know this contains brands such as Benefit, Cargo, Dr Paw Paw and NUXE.
Birchbox Beauty Advent Calendar

Liz Earle is a crowd pleaser, their skincare is suitable for all skin types and the products are excellent quality. Of course, the cult Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is included in a 50ml size. Other products include Soothing Eye Lotion, Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask, and Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion. There are some filler products like 2 face cloths, a sponge, and a white headband.

Liz Earle The 12 Days of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar

Lush 12 Days of Christmas - £67.50 - OUT NOW
Lush lovers will be excited to see their 12 Days of Christmas return for another year. The box contains a number of new products including Plum Snow, Christmas Sweater, and Christmas Cracker, as well as some firm favourites such as Snow Fairy Shower Gel, Shoot for the Stars and Golden Wonder.
Lush 12 Days of Christmas

Clinique Beauty Advent Calendar - £75 - OUT NOW
I am very impressed with this offering from Clinique, there is a fantastic selection of skincare and makeup. The beauty advent calendar includes: Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for lids, lashes and lips, Liquid Facial Soap Mild, 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-off Formula, Clarifying Lotion, Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser, Moisture Surge Intense, Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, Moisture Surge Over Night Mask, All About Eyes, Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion +, Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream, Powder Brush, Pep Start Hydro Blur Moisturiser, Clinique Smart Night, Pep Start Eye Cream, Clinique Smart SPF15, Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum, Powder Blush, Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm, Pop Lacquer Lip Colour, Pop Lip Colour, Cream Shaper for Eyes, Lash Power Mascara, Aromatics Perfume in Black.

Clinique Beauty Advent Calendar

It’s great to see Bare Minerals creating their own advent calendar. Price and quality wise, this one seems like a great deal. Inside you will find: Original and Tinted Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, Skin Longevity, Deluxe Marvellous Moxie lip-glosses and lipsticks, blush, mascara and a pen and notepad.

Bare Minerals Box of Wonders Advent Calendar

I believe this beauty advent calendar sold out last year, so they have a waitlist you can join for the 2017 launch. The contents aren't revealed online which could either be a nice surprise or a risk depending on how you look at it. However, we do know that it contains 19 exclusive products, 13 skincare products, 3 beauty tools and 7 cosmetics samples. They say it is worth over £300.

Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar

Most brands have stuck to the traditional box format that the chocolate advent calendars have, just on a larger scale. These offerings from Rituals are 3D, how fun! There are two options, one priced at £59.50 and the other at £79.50. Both include favourites like the Ritual favourites including Sakura Body Cream, Hammam Black Soap, and Ritual of Hammam Hot Scrub.
Rituals 3D Advent Calendars

Rivalling the Ciate nail polish calendar, this Essie offering has 7 nail polishes, 13 mini nail polishes, a nail polish remover and 3 mini surprises.
Essie Nail Polish Advent Countdown

L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar - £89 – Launching on L’Occitane’s website on 28th September.
I have never tried anything from this brand, I am very tempted to buy this as a starter pack. The bright yellow packing stores mini products including their famous hand and foot creams, the almond shower oil and their latest fragrance launch, Terre de Lumiere.
There is also another L’Occitane calendar in this guide under the £50 section.
L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar

Cowshed Beauty Advent Calendar - £90 - Launching in October on Cowshed's website
If you are into luxurious baths and pampering, this Cowshed beauty advent calendar is perfect for you.
Cowshed Beauty Advent Calendar

Most beauty bloggers also love stationery, well they do make amazing blog props and keep your blog posts organised! There plenty of Kikki stationery goodies inside but also a mini candle and some Christmas decorations.
Kikki.K Stationery Lovers Advent Calendar

Kiehl’s Beauty Advent Calendar - £95 – Launching exclusively to Selfridges from 19th October.
After trying their Ultra Facial Cream, I’ve decided I want to try more from the brand. The cute packaging holds minis including their much loved Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Crème de Corps Body Lotion.
Kiehl’s Beauty Advent Calendar

Boots Luxury Advent Calendar - £99 – Launches end of September
I kicked myself for not buying this last year. It has some impressive brands inside including YSL, Lancome and Viktor and Rolf, covering a mixture of skincare, makeup and fragrance.

Boots Luxury Advent Calendar

The most expensive of the TBS calendars for 2017. This includes: British Rose Shower Gel, Hand Creams in Almond and Coconut, Hand and Nail Treatment in Almond, Shea Shower Cream, Strawberry Body Polish, British Rose Body Scrub, Almond Milk and Honey Body Butter,
Makeup includes Lip and Cheek Stain in Vineyard Peach, Glitter Dusts in Gold and Pink, Matte Lip Liquid Nairobi Camellia, Eye Definer in Black, Foundation Buffing Brush and Liner Star Stamp.
Skincare includes: Vitamin E Moisture Cream, Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, Vitamin E Night Cream, Drops of Youth Youth Concentrate, Spa of the World Body Cream, Camomile Cleansing Butter, Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask. Plus 2 extras, Bunny Headband and Bath Gloves.

The Body Shop 25 Days of Game-Changing Advent-ure Ultimate Advent Calendar


The calendar is designed to have pull out drawers, I think this would make a nice storage box after use. Their products have a heavenly spa-like scent, perfect for pampering. You’ll find their Optimal Skin ProMoisturiser, Soothing Bath Oil and Skin Rescue Balm inside to name a few of the lovely products.

ESPA Beauty Advent Calendar

This is the second-time Makeup Revolution has appeared in this guide (see the £50 one above). This has full sized products instead of cheaper minis. You do get a lot for your money but not sure the MR customer would spend £120 in one go. Inside you will find: 1 x Bronzing palette, 1 brow enhancing stick, 5 redemption eyeshadow palettes, 1 blush stick, 2 Ultra Strobe Balms, 3 Lip Euphoria Lip Glosses, 1 Ultra bronzer powder, 1 amazing curl mascara, 1 Euphoria eyeshadow and contouring palette, 1 makeup blending sponge, 1 bronze stick, 2 salvation palette, 1 brush cleaning tool, 1 blush palette, 1 bronze shimmer highlight powder, 1 highlight stick, 3 give me more lip powder lipsticks, 1 duo face sculpt powder and 2 Salvation Intense Lip Lacquers.
Makeup Revolution Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

As some of you might know, L’Oreal own lots of beauty brands and this advent calendar encompasses them all. Expect YSL, Lancome, Kiehl’s, Urban Decay and Viktor and Rolf.

Selfridges L’Oreal Advent Calendar

Like the L’Oreal one, Estee Lauder has gathered products from all the brands they own. You can find treats from MAC, Origins, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, Smashbox and Glam Glow inside the 3D star shape advent calendar.

Estee Lauder Beauty Advent Calendar

I’m very impressed by this box! Beauty lovers will be happy to know it has the following products: NARS Orgasm Blusher, Bobbi Brown Smokey Mascara, MAC Lip Intensity Lipstick and Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon.
John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

OVER £150

White Company Advent Calendar - £150 - Launching 18th October on their website
Apparently, only 500 White Company Advent Calendar's have been made, so I think they will sell out quickly. The contains is worth over £290 and includes candles, skincare, perfumes, hand and body creams.

White Company Beauty Advent Calendar
This beautiful advent calendar has two of my favourite products inside, the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and Marine Cream in full sizes. The calendar contains is worth £319.
I’m not a fan of the skincare from CT, however, I adore the makeup. The box has 6 skincare products and 6 makeup products because of this I will have to give this a miss. Charlotte Tilbury lovers, however, will rejoice.

Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Magic Box

Fenwicks of Bond Street Beauty Advent Calendar - £150 - Launching in October
Designed to look like a shop front, the Fenwick Advent Calendar was beautifully illustrated by Clym Evernden. You'll find premium samples from Bobbi Brown, Armani, Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, and NARS.
Fenwicks Beauty Advent Calendar

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar – £175 – OUT NOW
The iconic London landmark has returned with another calendar. There are 13 full sized products inside this beautifully designed set of drawers. Contents includes amazing products such as Hourglass Lip Stylo in Influencer, Eve Lom Cleanser, and Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream.

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar - £250 – Launching at Harrods on 1st October.
Competing with the likes of Liberty, Harrods has added its best sellers to its beauty advent calendar. You will find inside a NARS Laguna Bronzer, Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara, Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Enchanting, and an Acqua di Parma red candle.

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar

This has a mixture of bath products including body washes, body lotions, candles, body polishes and Eau de toilettes. I’m not sure the £256 price tag is justifiable for me on this one.

Molton Brown Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar

Diptyque Advent Calendar - £300 – Launching in Selfridges in November
Oh, how I wish I had a spare £300 for this luxurious advent calendar. It includes 15 of their signature candles in the scents of Mimosa, Baies, Benjoin and Pomander-Vanille. There is also 7 eau de toilettes inside, some of which are the L’Ombre dans l’Eau, Philosykos, Don Son. To finish, there are 2 skin and body samples, plus a large 70g frosted forest candle.

Diptyque Advent Calendar

I saved the best to last, it would be a dream to own this beauty advent calendar. I love that JM have added a touch of colour to their monochrome cream and black branding. Expect a mixture of candles, perfumes and body treats. 

Jo Malone Beauty Advent Calendar

Carat London 12 Days of Jewellery Advent Calendar - £350 - OUT NOW
This is the most expensive calendar I have seen to date. The 12 windows house beautiful piece of jewellery. I think this might have a limited run as Selfridges website says there are only 5 available.

Carat London Jewellery Advent Calendar

I'd love to know which beauty advent calendar is on your wishlist, leave me a comment below!

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