Before we begin, I’d like to make an observation about beauty advent calendars.
If you’re buying one as a gift…
Amazing! Knock yourself out, go to town. Who wouldn’t want to open one of these?
If you’re buying one for yourself…
I LOVE the idea of a beauty advent calendar and I think they make such a special treat. However, if you’re on a budget, think about what is more important to spend your money on: a selection of beauty products that you haven’t curated, or one or two products that you’ve chosen yourself that are perfect for you.
It’s easy to be sucked into the allure of these things on Instagram. While I think these calendars are super exciting, I think it important to note that some of these really are expensive for what you get. If I think something is exceptional value, I’ll make a point of it.
You have my two sides on this. Here you go…
Fenwick, available instore and online from October 21st for £150
This line-up is pleasing with a mixture of skin, body, fragrance and make-up. My favourite picks are the By Terry powder, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, L’Occitane hand cream and the miniature Foreo.
Full content list:
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks (full-size 3.7g), By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder Face Setting Powder (deluxe travel size 1.5g) Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover (deluxe travel size 50ml) Dermalogica Prisma Protect Moisturiser SPF 30 (deluxe travel size 12ml) Foreo Luna Play in Fuchsia (deluxe travel-size) Hermes Twilly D’Hermes Eau De Parfum (deluxe handbag-size 12.5ml) Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick in Au Natural (deluxe handbag-size 1g) Nars Mini Velvet Lip Glide in Roseland (deluxe handbag-size 2ml)L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream (deluxe handbag-size 30ml) L’Occtinae Shea Butter Foot Cream (deluxe travel size 30ml) Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Facial Mist (deluxe travel size 30ml), REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash (deluxe travel size 50ml), REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion (deluxe travel size 50ml) Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Serum (deluxe travel size 10ml) The Ordinary Buffet (deluxe travel size 30ml), Lancer Skincare The Method: Nourish Moisturiser (deluxe travel size 7ml) Neom Organics De-stress Scented Travel Candle (full size), Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood lips in Screen Siren (full size 6.8g) BioEffect EGF Serum (deluxe travel size 5ml), Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (deluxe travel size 7ml) Chantecaille Rose de Mai Face Oil (deluxe travel size 4ml), Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo (deluxe travel size 50ml) Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Conditioner (deluxe travel size 50ml) Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight (deluxe handbag-size 3.6g) Molton Brown Vitamin Lip Saver (full size 10ml), MAC Prep and Prime Fix+ (full-size 30ml), MAC Complementary 30 mins Service bounceback card, Benefit Bad Gal Bang (deluxe handbag-size 3g)