I love love advent calendars – aren’t they fun?! This year they are bigger than ever with all the big brands jumping on board. I have done a fair bit of research on them and have watched spoilers of other bloggers opening some of them but I think one of my favourites this year has to be from M&S. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2016 and it is a beaut let me tell you! I was lucky enough to be invited by M&S to get a sneak peek of what’s inside the calendar and therefore I am going to give you a sneak peek of what’s inside right here. So let’s do a little cheeky unboxing shall we?
The first thing to know about the advent calendar is that it is a real bargain for what it’s worth. The M&S calendar is available (launching 10th November at M&S) when you spend £35 in M&S beauty, clothing and home (excluding furniture) and you will be able to purchase the calendar for just £35. It’s worth over £250! So let’s do a mental calculation on the numbers here and yeah £35 really does equal over £250 in this case!
So how do I know this is a good one? Well, M&S invited their favourite beauty bloggers down to the sneak peek launch event to see what was inside the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar for this year. Lucky for us there were drinks, chocolates, manis and an opportunity to chat with the M&S team including their Beauty Editor, Emma Robertson about the calendar. I got my nails touched up with Autograph Nail Polish and also got to take away a mini sample of the new M&S Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream which I actually did a full review previously on HERE. So from the event, I could see firsthand how amazing the calendar really was.
Okay, so shall we see what’s in the box?
Okay well I am all about surprises so I didn’t want to spoil the entire surprise and give it all away because I want you to be able to feel the joy and excitement of opening the Advent Calendar day after day so I am only going to reveal 3 days of my favourite items in the box (and trust me I’ve seen the whole thing and they are all good). However I want to show you my top 3 picks!
First up and from Day 2 you already get something quite amazing – the Rodial Super Acids X-Treme Acid Rush Peel. Now Rodial is quite expensive so I was really pleased to see quite a generous deluxe sample size of this product which aims to treat discolouration and works on brightening the skin. Perfect for winter!
My next favourite item which I am super excited about (and haven’t opened yet because I am nearly finished with my current bottle) is the Alpha H Liquid Gold. Now this is a hero product and a real cult classic. Again, a very generous deluxe sample size here. This couldn’t have come at a more perfect time because I was about to run out of this product so very happy to have a new one ready to go!
And of course I cannot resist a lipstick and this beautiful one – Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy in Shine is a perfect light berry shade that would suit just about anyone. I love the rose gold packaging and the product looks very luxe. I absolutely love the colour as well – it’s perfect!
The M&S Beauty Advent Calendar is available in stores and online HERE (link) from 10th November – and they will sell out quickly so make sure to pick one up!
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*This post was in collaboration with M&S but all views, opinions, tastes, outlooks, etc. are always my own!