It has become tradition now for me to get a beauty advent calendar for the run up to Christmas. Usually Himself gets me one (see HERE for last years L'ancome/YSL/Kiehls one) but this year I spotted this fella from Marks with a special offer I could not pass up.
I had been at a fashion show where I fell in love with a pair of shoes from M&S, which I promptly bought the following day for €42. Handily, when you spend €40, you can then buy the calendar for another €40. Let me tell you how good a deal this is; unlike some calendars, you get the full 25 days.
Benefit is 12 days for €46, while Charlotte Tilbury is 12 days for €195 and Asos, €66.67 for 24 days. So, you're getting a bargain, is what I'm saying. This post will be up on the 1st of December so it'll be worth checking M&S to see if they have any left as they may well reduce them in price after the 1st!
So what's in this then you ask? Well, *SPOILER*, obviously but these are what I'm most excited by:
- Alpha H Liquid Gold
- Eyeko liquid liner
- Rodial Super Acids X-Treme Acid Rush Peel (although the word 'acid' used twice there is a little worrying)
- Nails Inc Nail Polish in Picadilly Court
- Burts Bees lip balm with Peppermint & Vitamin E
- Pür Correcting Primer Prep & Perfect
- Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
- Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream
- Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
- Ren Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream
That's only 10 out of 25 and there's so much more in there that I'm really eager to try.
Sure lookit, I know these are frivolous and no doubt plenty of people think they're a terrible waste of money but I'm still using the excellent skincare and perfume that were in last years one and it means I've been able to try products that would ordinarily be out of my price range in their full size.
I'll be doing daily reveals over on my snapchat, @ Chloe M (nursefancypants) except for days 2 & 3 where I'll be showing you the Christmas markets of Bruges and Brussels instead (there will be a catch up on day 4 though!).
Have you bought a beauty advent calendar this year? Are you planning to get one at the last minute?!
To the comments!