This year we have four advent calendars, one for the cats, one for my mum, and two for me. I know I'm greedy but I have one chocolate one and one beauty one. I can't really remember when the beauty advent calendar thing started but over the past few years I've had a couple of Ciate Mini Mani Months. and last year I had the generic Boots Beauty Calendar.
I was quite torn this year over whether or not to get one, and whether or not I could justify the £40 + cost this year. As a result I dithered and by the time I decided I did want one, several of them including the Selfridges and Benefit offerings had already sold out. Thankfully though the Beauty At Tesco Advent Calendar was still available - I'd already had a couple of press releases on it and it looked pretty impressive but despite the fact that the total contents would retail at around £125 I still wasn't keen on paying £50 for it, come Black Friday though it was reduced to £25 so I couldn't resist and placed an order.
I *think* Tesco took a lot of orders on Black Friday, and as result I didn't get my order till the 5th December.Never mind it was worth the wait - it was beautifully packaged and I really enjoyed opening so many of the doors at once.
I really don't think that my pictures are doing the size of this thing justice. It is huge, so big in fact that I can't actually find anywhere permanent for it to live.
I initially intended to show the contents on a weekly basis but instead I'm going to show you it 2 parts. In this post I'm going to show you briefly what the calendar contained on days 1-12 and give you an idea of the value where I can.
Days 1 - 6
Eylure Naturalites Lengthening False Lashes - £5.00
Tanya Burr For Eye Candy Nail Polish - Midnight Sparkle - Full Size - £4.99
Paul Smith Extreme EDT - 5ml - £4.79
Sue Moxley Spot Light Lipgloss - Babe - 8ml Full Size - £1.99
Meow By Katy Perry Solid Perfume Locket - 1.5g. -Full Size - £4.99
Little Soap Company Mini Soap - 17g - 65p - £6.50 For 10
Candy Kitten EDT Spray - 20ml
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Parfume - 5ml - £4.99
Tesco Pro Formula Purifying Thermal Face Mask - 15ml - £1.00
Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix 15ml - Full Size - £14.95!
Korres Citrus Shower Gel - 50ml - £2.70
So Eco Foundation Brush - Full Size - £6.50
I have to say so far so good, the first 12 days contained a nice mix of products most of which I'll use. The only thing I'm not sure about it is the Candy Kitten fragrance, but the lovely Tanya Burr polish, the Nip + Fab, the Katy Perry locket and the foundation brush certainly make up for that 1 disappointment. If you would like to see reviews of any of these items then please leave me a comment and let me know, and on Christmas Eve, I'll post the items behind the rest of the doors x Did you invest in a beauty advent calendar this year? Let me know if you did x