Sparkle This Christmas

It’s that time of the year again, when all the Christmas festivities start, spending time with family and friends and reflecting on the year gone by while over eating on treats. Another reason I love this time of year is the exclusive beauty products that come out including the beauty advent calendars.

I decided to go for Glossybox again this year as there are 25 products (compared to a few that are only offering 12) and you actually get a few full sized ones too. I personally thought the calendar was amazing last year so I had my expectations that this year would just be as good.


This year’s Glossybox advent calendar includes brands such as Chloe, Nyx, and Tarte which are worth £370. As I am a subscriber to Glossybox, I managed to get £10 off the calendar which came to £70, however I had points on my account to use from the year, so altogether I paid £40 for the advent calendar.

The Design.

I love the design of the advent calendar, they kept the cute small boxes that you can open each day which makes it feel like a small present. The colours are my ideal colours too which are grey, white, pink and a dark purple so it looks stunning in my room. The front of the box reminds me of a gorgeous 1920’s art deco look with the cute bow detail at the front like they had last year.


What’s Inside The Calendar.

Spoiler alert!… look away now if you want to keep this a surprise. Here’s what’s inside the calendar in order:

1st: Nyx Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals – full size worth £16

2nd: Chloe Nomade Eau De Parfum – (5ml) worth £7.20

3rd: Glossybox Blending Sponge – Full size worth £10

4th: Nudestix Cream Lip & Cheek Pencil – Full size worth £20.50

5th: The Body Shop Hand & Nail Cream (either Mango, Strawberry, Wild Argan or Sweet Almond). Full size worth £5

6th: Luxie Inc Medium Angled Shading Rose Gold Brush. Full size worth £9.50

7th: LASplash Cosmetics Wickedly Divine Eyeliner. Full sized worth £12.60

8th: MUA Makeup Academy Pro/Base Primer Oil with Gold Flakes in full size, worth £4

9th: Mitchell & Peach Flora No.1 Bath Oil in 15ml worth £8.05

10th: Sleek MakeUp Matte Me Lipstick in Birthday Suit, full size worth £4.99

11th: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day In-Shower Styler in 30ml worth £5

12th: Winky Lux Uni-brow in full size worth £15

13th: Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Professional Grade IPL Dark Spot Concentrated Serum in 7ml worth £23

14th: 3INA Makeup The Cream Eyeshadow 313 Light Brown in full size, worth £12.95

15th: Curaprox BE YOU Candy Lover Toothpaste in 10g, worth £3.10

16th: Nude By Nature in Touch Of Glow Highlight Stick in 5g worth £9

17th: Rituals Ritual Of Sakura Body Cream in 100ml worth £8.41

18th: Dr.PAWPAW Original Clear Balm in 10ml worth £3.95

19th: Avant Skincare Pro-Tense Hyaluronic Acid Illuminating Day Cream in full size worth £98

20th: Barry M Cosmetics Blusher Quad in full size worth £5.99

21st: Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant in 13g worth £17.50

22nd: Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner in 0.2ml worth £6.18

23rd: Steve Laurant Lip Tint in full size worth £17.33

24th: Nails Inc Nail Polish in Golden Days Ahead. Full size worth £11

25th: Tarte Cosmetics Park Ave Princess Chisel Palette ( limited edition) full size worth £40



I love how Glossybox have varied the makeup and skincare products in the calendar so there is something for everyone in it. It’s exciting that Tarte has been added too, as I hope that means we might be getting a few Tarte products in a few of the monthly boxes. I will be doing a few blog posts on some of the products I will be trying too. This is a limited edition calendar that I believe is now out of stock.

Which advent calendar are you buying this year?


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