18 November 2015

Advent Calendar time is almost here.

Every year I do advent calendar daily unboxings and this year will be no different.
The blog has been ice for months but just like every year as Christmas draws near and the days get shorter I get excited as it means that advent calendars will soon be here.
There have been loads of advent calendars released this year and to be honest I feel extremely guilty for not covering them on here for you.
I have, however, bought a lot of beauty advent calendars this year.
But to be honest I haven't bought a lot of beauty boxes this year and generally buying these will mean I won't need to buy much beauty again next year. Plus these are a  great way to try out a lot of brands before I buy full sized items.

So here are the advent calendars I have that will be unboxed daily for you on here and on my Youtube:

Youbeautydiscovery


This is a main stay of my advent calendars and I have unboxed it for the last two years. This is a multi brand calendar with both full sized and deluxe sample sized products.
It also usually has a voucher in it for a purchase from a store (I think that it has two of these this year).
This one is £59.95 this year but I used a coupon code and got it for £49.95.
Link is here for the advent calendar.

Lookfantastic


This is a new calendar to the market and is another multi brand advent calendar.
This one is sold out (if you are really organised they are preordering 2016 at the moment here) and was £70 (this company always has deals on and I got some freebies when ordering) and has a value of over £250 according to the site.
I saw some spoilers for the contents on Instagram but when I received it there was no booklet so unless you have areally great memory this one will offer real surprises to you.
Will be a great competitor to youbeauty though this year.

Marks and Spencer

This one was £25 with a £25 purchase from M and S beauty. It is multi brand and has full sized and sample sized items.
It has brands like Burt's Bees and Rituals inside there and the website says it has a value of over £200.
This is sold out online but you may be able to get it instore still.
(A photo will be added once I receive it. It has been posted so pic should be there soon.)

These are my three multi brand advent calendars. I also have two single brand advent calendars this year and one is new to me and the other is an advent calendar I had in 2013.
These single brand calendars are from Ciate and Clarins.

Clarins



Another sell out. This contains skincare, bodycare and makeup from Clarins. It was pricey at £60 but I got this with a complemantary gift set containing six items including a sample of their toning lotion and eau dynamisante.
I've never tried this brand so will be nice to try it out with having to buy a full sized item.

Ciate


The final of my beauty advent calendars is from Ciate and I got this half price with a code. I only paid £25 and this has 17x Mini Paint Pot (5ml), 3x Mini Treatment (5ml), 2x Glitter Topper (5ml), 1x Mini Crystal Nail File and 1x Full Size Glitter (13.5ml).
Rrp is £49 which is a little steep in my opinion but good value for £25.

As well as my beauty I will also be reviewing two stationery advent calendars and these are new to me too as are the companies.
One is from Tinc and the other from smiggle and I have only bought a satchel from Tinc and nothing else from Smiggle so it will be nice to see the quuality of their products.
Both advent calendars are cute though, as you can see below.

Tinc advent calendar

smiggle advent calendar


Looking forward to these and will be sharing contents with my son.

There are my advent calendars for this year and to be honest it was hard to limit myself to these.
Benefit reduced down to 12 days and sold fast and I decided not to get it, Boots I am still using up from last year so decided against it too and The Body Shop uses too much cet. alcohol so decided against it too.

But I am happy with my choices and hopefully this year I will like the products and have plenty to use over the next year.

The advent calendars will also be posted in three posts every day this year to make it easier. the split will be single brand, multi brand and stationery and I hope that you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.
As well as these I will also review the busy bees advent calendar on Which Wax blog here.

Also if you want to follow me on Instagram I am here and my youtube is here.

Thankyou for reading.
x-J-x

1 comment:

  1. Wow you got some wonderful calendars there. I just have the Marks and Spencer one on order and am beyond excited about it. Can't wait to see what you get!

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