M&S beauty advent calendar has arrived in store just couple of days ago. The way they are selling it, is if you spend 35 pounds on clothing, beauty or home products, then you can get your beauty advent calendar for £35. Based on the M&S website, the overall value of this calendar is estimated over £250.
In general, I believe it is a very nice treat for yourself or a great gift for someone else. You will get 25 different beauty products from different brands including some great luxury items. Besides, they all come in a decent size in comparison to other calendars available in the market that majorly have 5ml sample size products. In this calendar, you have couple of full size items, and the other products are mainly 15ml. As there are 25 items in this calendar, in order to prevent a very long blog, I will review the first half of the items now and there will be another blog (part 2) that I will review the other half.
**I am not sponsored by M&S.
- The aesthetic aspect of packaging:
The whole packaging and presentation of the M&S beauty advent calendar is very unique and pleasing to the eye. It is like a big house with three different levels. Each item then is packed individually in a similar house shaped packaging and all of those little houses have numbers on them.
Now let’s get on with the review.
- Rosie for Autograph, Amazing Radiance Body Glow, 50ML (Made in the UK)
This body lotion is gently tinted with reflective particles, it helps you to have a glowing and healthy-looking skin. It is for body (legs, arms and décolletage) and not suitable for face. It can be washed off with soap and water. Full size of this product is 120ML and is £12.50.
2. Filorga Meso Mask, Smoothing Radiance Mask, 15ML (Made in France)
This mask is inspired by mesotherapy treatments that helps brightening the skin while treating wrinkles and erasing signs of fatigue. It has a cream texture and is suitable for all skin type. The full size of this products is 50ML and the price is £40.00.
3. Nuxe Prodigieux, Precious Scented Shower Oil, 30ML (Made in France)
This is a shower gel with golden shimmer. It is suitable for all skin type. The full size comes in 200ML tube and is £10.50.
4. Gatineau Melatogenine Aox Probiotics, Advanced Rejuvenating Cream, 15ML (Made in the UK)
This is a powerful anti-ageing cream delivering moisture and nourishment. Its anti-oxidants and probiotics will help the skin becoming firmer and smoother. The full size is 50ML and it is £86.00.
5. Rodial Dragon Blood Sculpting Gel, 15ML (Made in the UK)
This is an anti-aging product that defines facial contours by plumping sagging skin. This is ideal for those with stressed or sensitive skin who wish to achieve lifted facial contours. The full-size price is £85.00 for 50ML of product.
6. Stilla Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, 1.5ML (Made in Italy)
This is a weightless, creamy-matte, lip colour. It is enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil. It is suitable for all skin type. The name of the colour I get here is Perla. The price of the full size is £16.00.
7. Korres Wilde Rose Advanced Repair Sleeping Facial, 16ML (Made in Greece)
This product has a velvety texture, is Infused with wild rose oil, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid that helps minimize the appearance of skin discolorations and black spots leaving a softer, smoother, more radiant skin. This is Ideal for everyday use and is suitable for all skin types. It is also suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans. The full size is 40ML and the price is £26.00.
8. Eyeko Black Magic Mascara, 4ML (Made in South Korea)
This mascara has a full contact curved helix brush and promises to lift, curl and volumise lashes. It has keratin and shea butter for conditioning and has a Carbon-black finish. The full size is 8ML and the price is £19.00.
9. Nails Inc Gel One Coat, 10ML (Made in France)
This is a gel effect nail polish with a high shine, fast drying and long wearing finish. The colour name I get here is Molten Star. This product is full size and the price is £13.00.
10. M&S Formula Innovate Radiance Reveal Peel, 15ML (Made in the UK)
This is an exfoliating gel that activates on contact with the skin to lift and sweep away dead skin cells, revealing a radiant and refined skin. It is suitable for all skin types. The full size is 50ML and the price is £17.50.
11. Look Good Feel Better Sculpting Sponge (Made in China)
This product is a makeup sponge in a pointed shape that is good for hard-to-reach areas. It can be used damp or dry and with liquid, cream or powder products. The price is £7.49.
12. Alpha-H Liquid Rose Gold, 50ML (Made in Australia)
This product is a concentrated, active skin treatment that offers instant, weightless multi-layer hydration, while clarifies and brightens the complexion. It claims to works as a toner, exfoliator, serum, and moisturiser in one. The full size is 100ML and the price is £37.00.
SO that was it for the first part of the products, the second part will be here soon. Hope you find it helpful. 🙂