All hail the festive season and the launch of an array of beauty advent calendars from an every growing list of outlets launching theirs for Christmas 2019, here's three of my faves; one that's not going to break the bank, an absolute bargain and for those who've got cash to splash, the ultimate calendar to aspire to.
I don't know about you, but spending hundreds of pounds on an advent calendar admittedly full of beauty products seems a little strange particular with the every increasing cost of Christmas; up until last year I'd never been tempted by an advent calendar filled with all things beauty, but I was 'hooked in' by the sales pitch of a beauty assistant at Marks and Spencer offering an excellent deal and before I knew it I had two!!
The Marks and Spencer 2019 Advent Calendar
Did I wait to open the correct door on the correct, of course I didn't, now being new to the beauty advent calendar I was tearing in and boy was I disappointed when those draws were plundered!! Now it may have been down to my naivety, my newness to this merchandising concept, but I wasn't expecting tiny little products that would look out of place on a two year olds pretend shop stall to pop out of each of the draws and it seems other people must have been disappointed too, this year Marks and Spencer have upgraded their 2019 advent calendar by including 6 full size products from Aveda; Percy and Reed; Nails Inc nail polish; This Works pillow spray; Skyn Iceland Minty Lip fixer and finally Prai Neck and Decolletage NIght Cream. With what's being said the calendar has a total value of £300 plus, if you were to buy the products separately, the rest of the products included make up for some nice stocking fillers, if that's the way that you're going to go with it.
The launch date for the calendar is 31st October - one deadline that won't change!! The price hasn't been released yet, but sources seem to be saying around the £45 mark with a certain spend in store to qualify, with hopefully other promotional deals along the way. With 24 doors to plunder full of great products this Marks and Spencer product has got to be one of the favourites and top sellers for this festive season.
The Aldi Advent Calendar
Do you get the blues between Christmas and New Year blues, you've opened all your presents, over-indulged on the booze and chocolate and you're waiting for New to arrive, never fear Aldi are launching an advent calendar with a difference, rather than the traditional 24 run-up days to Christmas, Aldi are targeting the days between Boxing Day and New Year and at £14.99 it's a cheeky pick me up, with 12 of the best from their Lacura dupe beauty products which some of the LSL girls have tested and used, including me!! With the Pixi Rose Tonic dupe, a big fave of mine.
Included: Healthy Glow Retinol Toner; Golden Glow Mask; Lacura Pink Clay Hot Cloth Cleanser; Gentle Facial Moisturiser; Healthy Glow Rose Oil; Luxury Bitter Orange Eau de Toilette.
With the supermarket saying, "It is the first ever Countdown to NY Advent Calendar which runs from boxing day until New Year’s Eve so you can give it as a gift and that person gets a little treat everyday up until NY."
The calendar can be purchased onlilne and instore and is available from November 21st.
The Jo Malone Christmas Advent Calendar
If You've Got Cash to Splash which I haven't, you could buy the Jo Malone advent calendar, already available and full of pure goodness and luxury, priced at £320, you're going to get 24 fab products that would make the most amazing gifts, or you could keep them all to yourself. Back to the classic Jo Malone it looks and feels expensive and is the ultimate treat, I would have love to have seen some 'Christmas sways and tails' on the shop, just to give it that Christmassy feel, but it is an absolutely gorgeous product from the outside and the in.
Included are the:
Basil & Neroli Cologne 9ml
Wild Bluebell Body & Hand Wash 15ml
Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense 9ml
Sweet Almond & Macaroon Mini Candle
Blackberry & Bay Cologne 9ml
English Pear & Freesia Body Crème 15ml
Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense 9ml
Black Cedarwood & Juniper Cologne 9ml
Velvet Rose & Oud Shower Oil 15ml
Amber & Lavender Cologne 9ml
Incense & Embers Mini CandleDark Amber & Ginger
Lily Cologne Intense 9mlEarly Grey & Cucumber Cologne 9ml
Myrrh & Tonka Body Creme 50ml
Orris & Sandalwood Cologne Intense 9ml
Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne 9ml
Peony & Blush Suede Bath Oil 15ml
154 Cologne 9mlJasmine Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense 9ml
Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne 9ml
Pine & Eucalyptus Mini Candle
Bronze Wood & Leather Cologne Intense 9ml
Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne 9ml
Red Roses Mini Soap 50g
So there you have it, what ever your budge, three great calendar and products for you to buy, gift and use.This year I may be tempted once again, liking both the Marks and Spencer and Aldi ones, both for their affordability and the products included.