The Latest in Beauty Advent Calendar is finally here… and it’s magical! There are so many new Christmas beauty collections, gift sets and calendars currently being released, but this was the launch I was most excited about. The packaging is incredibly beautiful and sure to put any Grinch into the festive spirit. I’ve bought a few beauty calendars over the years, but never have I seen one this huge and full of so many amazing treats from luxury brands such as Ciate, Oskia and The White Company, some of which are full-sized! The calendar is worth over £255 and currently retails for £60. There are also exclusive brand offers included as an extra special treat too. Beware – major spoilers ahead!
I love the packaging, the contrast of the midnight blue and gold is magical, like something out of a fairytale. Each door reveals a must-have beauty treat and a top-tip on how to get the most out of each gift. Inside you’ll find skincare, makeup, body lotions, hair care, candles, self-tanning products and beauty accessories. It really is incredible the number of products you receive. Let’s start with my personal favourites…
Garnier Pure Charcoal Mask (Full Size) – A purifying tissue mask enriched with algae and hyaluronic acid that helps to make skin feel purified and hydrated whilst looking mattified. Also claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and tighten pores.
Oskia Reinassance Anti-Aging & Brightening Cream – An advanced moisturiser packed with vitamins, minerals, peptides and stem cells to hydrate, repair and protect.
Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil – A vegan-friendly facial oil packed with vitamins and minerals to rejuvenate and protect the skin.
Wunderkiss Essential Lip Scrub – Essential lip scrub that hydrates and exfoliates to reveal soft and supple lips. Contains a combination of sugar particles and shea butter.
Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser – A non-drying, gentle gel cleanser for normal to oily skin types. Contains a combination of chamomile, aloe vera, green tea and witch hazel.
Murad Renewing Eye Cream – A multi-action eye cream that firms, brightens and hydrates to treat and prevent under-eye ageing.
Prai Beauty Ageless Throat & Decolletage Creme – Targeted skincare designed specifically for the neck and decolletage. Claims to deliver more toned skin in just 7 days.
BalanceMe Hyaluronic Plumping Mist – A super-fine mist that provides an instant shot of hydration rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as chamomile water and pineapple extract.
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam – A lightweight tanning foam enriched with aloe vera and coconut. A salon quality formula that promises to leave an even long-lasting, streak-free tan.
Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil – A beautifully scented bath and shower gel containing an aromatic blend of grapefruit, orange, rosemary, eucalyptus and peppermint.
Dr Organic Rose Otto Skin Lotion (Full Size) – A silky anti-ageing moisturiser that calms and nourishes skin without heaviness, maintaining optimum hydration levels, and strengthening the collagen matrix.
Rose & Co. No. 84 Hand Cream (Full Size) – A hand cream enriched with rice-milk and rosebud extracts which contain amino acids to help nourish and moisturise as well as rose, violet, jasmine and iris.
Molton Brown Bath & Shower Gel – An intoxicating blend of red roses, red berries, cinnamon and clove.
Dr Paw Paw Organic Balm – Made from natural hero ingredients: pawpaw (papaya), olive oil and aloe vera. Provides relief for dry skin, it helps to moisturise lips, nails, cuticles and cracked skin on problem areas like hands, elbows and heels.
Basic Beauty Tools Foundation Blender (Full Size) – A makeup sponge suitable for all skin types. Its unique shape, with a flat shape, with a flat side and pointy tip, allows for precise makeup application.
Ciate Fierce Flicks Eyeliner (Full Size) – Formulated for intense, super-black colour payoff, dramatic wings and feline flicks with precise application. I love their nail polishes but had yet to try their makeup collection. It will be interesting to see who this eyeliner compares to my current favourite, the DHC Liquid Eyeliner EX.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Duo Nail Pack (Full Size) – A long-lasting, chip resistant nail polish for a salon effect at home. Archive gel-like wear without a UV lamp. Simply follow the two-step process to lock in the colour.
Moroccanoil Treatment – Infused with antioxidant argan oil, it improves elasticity, provides intense moisture for each strand and shields against harmful environmental stressors, while targeting the more delicate needs of fine textured hair. I’ve been wanting to try this for ages as I’ve read countless positive reviews so I was delighted to see it make an appearance.
Wet Brush Pro Watercolour Brush – Features IntelliFlex bristles that bend and flex to remove knots effortlessly which meals less damage to your hair.
Charles Worthington Grow Strong Longer & Stronger Treatment – Instantly reconstruct your hair and make it 6x stronger in just one use. Helps protect against heat, preserves colour and reduce breakage.
Popband Duo (Full Size) – Soft, stretchy hair ties that holds ponytails tight, but still leave hair fresh and kink-free when taken down.
Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo – The best-selling shampoo that gives hair body and bounce. Ideal for maximising volume without adding weight.
No. 4711 Original Eau de Cologne Watch Bottle – An iconic fragrance presented in a beautiful vintage-style circular bottle that’s almost too pretty to actually use. Contains lavender, bergamot, lemon and neroli.
The White Company Winter Candle – Their all-time bestselling candle. Contains clove, cinnamon and fresh orange for the ultimate festive scent. I love this so I’ve decided to purchase the full sized version.
The Latest in Beauty Advent Calendar available here is worth £255 and retails for £60.