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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Beauty Advent Calendars 2014

This is completely random, and you're probably thinking that it we're only just into October, let alone December. However, I am superly duperly (I'm aware that neither of those are words!!) excited for Christmas this year for some unknown reason. I, among many others, watched Zoella's vlogmas videos last year. In these videos she had a whopping total of 5 advent calendar! (Admittedly, only 2 of them were chocolate one but still!!!) She purchased the body shop's '24 days of joy' beauty calendar, a well as Benefit's 'Countdown to love' calendar.
 
I never knew that beauty advent calendars was a thing until I saw these vlogs, but the moment I saw them I fell in love with them, and the idea popped into my head the other day again, and now I just want them all!!
Anyway, I need to stop rambling! I thought I would do this just to introduce it to some of you guys, if you haven't already heard of them, and mention the ones that have caught my eye!
 
'The Best of the Body Shop, 24 days of joy' -£50.00
 This (or the No7 one) has to be the one I want the most! Firstly, it just looks so pretty!! The design is amazing and it makes me feel so Christmassy! After the amazing reviews it had last year, people will be expecting big things this year. It contained some of their actual, fully sized products, instead of tiny testers like some other calendars did last year. You are looking at £50 for this calendar though, which I personally can't justify myself spending (even though I really badly wish I could)!! I am ever so slightly desperate for this one after how much you get for your money, but if you are looking to get one then I would put this very highly on your list! They also sold out quite quickly I think so if you do want this then you will probably have to grab one quickly when they are released!!
 
 
 
No7 '25 days of Beauty Secrets' -£35
Like I just said, I think this is joint top with the Body Shop's calendar. Boots did their first advent calendar last year and it went down really well. This year they have decided to do it all on No7 beauty items. It is a little cheaper so I am still debating as to whether to treat myself or not! Boots have claimed that the value of the products you get it £130 so you definitely get your moneys worth! The other problem for me is that it isn't as pretty as the Body Shop's calendar though which puts me off ever so slightly! I would almost go as far as saying that I really don't like how it looks!

Ciate Mini Mani Manor nail polish advent calendar -£49
I think that the design of this one is so incredibly pretty! It makes me feel so festive and I love the opening doors to reveal the house design thing they have got going on! This beauty calendar consists of only nail varnishes, but from last years reviews, they are all a really good size and they are of a good quality too. It is on the pricey side again and I won't be buying this one this year, but maybe in the future I will save up money all year long or something and buy about 5!!
 
Benefits Cosmetics -£60
Again, I can't justify spending this much money on an advent calendar, but doesn't it look so pretty?!! Last years design by Benefits was probably one of my favourites that I have seen, but it was a huge disappointment to many people. £60 is a lot of money, especially if you're spending it on something that isn't worth it. Many of the items included testers that you can get free over the counter and a few 'make-do' items such as a heart on a piece of string, that was called a 'necklace'! For £60 I think that is unacceptable to be perfectly honest and I would have been so annoyed if I had spent my money on that! Having said that, they have changed the door sizes this year, which many people said would have made the product better. So maybe they've learned from their mistakes???
 
 
Thanks for reading and just writing this has made me feel incredibly festive, even if it is the beginning of October! I would love to know if anyone knows of any others and if they got one in previous years!
xxx

16 comments:

  1. I love beauty calendars so much! Last year I got the Ciate one and I have been using the nail polish all year :)
    - C
    Claudine Converses

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    1. Omg I'm really jealous! I heard that it was amazing, I think I might save up in advance and get it next year!! xxx

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  2. Omg... Hannah, I had no idea that these even existed (which is shocking because I love Zoella?? Maybe I didn't see all her xmas vlogs last year). I feel like you just changed my life LOL I'm totally going to considering buying one of these. Maybe the Body Shop one since you said it had some full-sizes. The Benefit one looks cute but I'd be kinda annoyed expecting a beauty product and getting a little card or string necklace instead. Great reviews!! x Jenn

    www.augustweekend.com

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    1. I literally can barely stop thinking about them! The Body Shop would be a good choice in my opinion and it is sooo pretty!! I think it is a nice idea to treat yourself on the run up to Christmas and it is very exciting!!

      Thank you for reading my blog and for your lovely comment!! xxxx

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  3. Beauty advent calenders are such a fabulous idea! So hard to decide which one I'd buy though!

    Style Sunrise☀

    :)
    x

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    1. I still haven't decided but I think I am definitely going to get one!! xxxx

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  4. Ok... what... beauty advent calendars! I've never heard of these but obviously I'm totally missing out!

    Thank for sharing!! I'd defiantly treat yourself :)

    -Kate

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    1. Whoever created them is a genius quite frankly! Thanks for reading and I might have to tbh! xxxx

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  5. WHY have i never heard of this?! im so glad you posted on it because this is definitely on my radar now. I kinda think the $50 one miiiight be worth it if they give you full size products, right?

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. I think it is such a good idea and I feel that a lot of people don't know about them!! The reviews for the £50 body shop one last year were amazing because of the good value for money so if you were to get one I would definitely advise that one! xxxx

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  6. I didn't know this was a thing either, but it's genius! I need to get one of these!!

    Bella Pummarola

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    1. Treat yourself!;) and they probably will sell out really quickly! Thanks for reading xxx

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  7. I really want one of these i cant believe im saying this but its defiantly beats chocolate
    your blog is really lovely:)
    http://misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hahaha I think I agree! Don't get me wrong, advent calendar chocolate is like no other, but imagine being able to open a new piece of makeup every day!! Thanks for reading xxx

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  8. I've never had one before! Think I need to try it out! Great post :) x

    http://too-primadonna-for-you.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They definitely seem like a good investment!!! xxxx

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