I haven’t had a chocolate advent calendar for years and when the fad of Beauty Advent Calendars came out last year I was fascinated but never jumped on the bandwagon. This year I knew I didn’t want to miss out so when the first details came out I was busy checking them all out.
I think I made a final decision about twenty times and spent more time researching them than I had anticipated. Firstly I wanted the YouBeauty one but then changed my mind because it was around £60 and I wasn’t sure i’d love all the products. Then I wanted the Lush one because I knew i’d love all the products but again it seemed a little pricey.
My agonizing struggle lasted week and I kept coming back to one, the M & S Beauty one. Looking at what was inside there were loads of brands I knew I already loved Stila, Burt’s Bee’s, Philip Kingsley etc, and a whole load more that I knew I wanted to try. Plus the £25 price tag had me hooked.
It was only when I realized you had to spend £25 in the beauty department to get it at £25 that I started to waver. The advent calendar came out and instantly sold out online but it took me three trips to the store to commit. I ended up buying products in store which I knew I would have purchased online sometime soon to justify spending the extra money but finally it was mine.
The advent calendar features twenty four perfectly stacked boxes each with a decent sized product including makeup items, hair-care, skincare and more and even though I know what’s inside I don’t know what I am going to get each morning.
On Tuesday morning (1st December) I got the Philip Kingsley elasticator hair-care product which I had actually used before but it’s a really good size so I am happy to have a replacement.
And this morning (2nd December) I got Burt’s Bee’s lemon butter cuticle cream. The first thing I noticed about this was the smell, it literally smells like the most beautiful lemon cream icing. I actually don’t own any cuticle cream so a great addition under day two.