Beauty and Lifestyle: Advent Calenders 2014

Advent Calendar 2014

With many of us entering adulthood, the days of childhood chocolate calenders are well and truly behind us. However, with the festive season bringing out the child at heart, how can we possibly resist an advent calendar? Especially the above, which are packed to the brim with beauty and lifestyle accessories! You will certainly find it hard to pick from the following…

The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calender – The Body Shop calender features a wonderful festive themed selection of skincare, body care, make up and fragrance products to satisfy you all year round including:

  • Skin and body care – Frosted Cranberry Shimmer Lotion (60ml), Glazed Apple Body Lotion (60ml), Vitamin E Moisture Cream (15ml), Vitamin E Moisture Mask (6ml), Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream (15ml), Moringa Body Milk (60ml), Wild Argan Oil Body Lotion (60ml), Shea Body Butter (50ml).
  • Bath – Frosted Cranberry Heart Soap (25g), Frosted Cranberry Shower Gel (60ml), Strawberry Heart Soap (25g), Glazed Apple Heart Soap (25g), Moringa Shower Gel (60ml), Shea Shower Cream (60ml) and Mini Crinkle Lily.
  • Make Up and accessories – Eye Definer Black (1g), Strawberry Lip Butter (10ml), Honeymania™ Lip Balm (10ml) and Eyeshadow Brush.
  • Nail and hand care – Almond Hand and Nail Cream (30ml), Almond Nail File, Strawberry Hand Cream (30ml), Colour Crush™ Nail Colour (6.8ml) (Relish the Moment)
  • Fragrance – White Musk® Eau de Toilette (10ml).

Benefit – The Benefit advent calender is filled with 24 mini beauty products, accessories and stationary gifts. The calender hosts numerous bestselling products from the renowned beauty brand and will satisfy the most beauty obsessed girl. Namely me, who has been chronically trying to persuade my mother to get me my own for the festive countdown. It includes the following:

  • Primer – the POREfessional (7.5ml), “that gal” (7.5ml), mini stay flawless and mini stay don’t stray in light/medium (doubles as a concealer).
  • Concealer –   mini fakeup in 02 medium.
  • Tints, highlighters and brighteners –  high beam (2.5ml), chachatint (2.5ml), mini watt’s up and mini ooh la lift.
  • Mascaras –  mini they’re real! and mini BADgal lash.
  • Blusher – mini ultra plush in dandelion.
  • Lip glosses – mini ultra plush lip gloss in A-lister and mini ultra plush lip in fauxmance.
  • Lip and cheek stains – benetint (2.5ml) and posietint (2.5ml).
  • Skin care – mini it’s potent! eye cream and mini total moisture facial cream.
  • Stationary – Beauty sticky notes, doodle pad, heart-shaped paperclips,
  • Accessories – Pinky, polka-dot hair tie, elastic hair band with bow charm and metallic silvery hair tie.

Ciate Mini Mani Manor – The Ciate nail varnish advent calender features 24 mini, one full sized varnish pot and nail art sprinkles to satisfy the most avid nail varnish fanatic, it is also perfect for people hoping to begin a collection! The impressive festive themed set includes:

  • 15 Mini Paint Pots: Headliner, Sharp Tailoring, Members Only, Sloaney, Sweetie, Velvet Tuxedo, Big Yellow Taxi, Mineral Clarity, Strawberry Milkshake, Silhouette, Unrestricted Glam, Cupcake Queen, Amazing Gracie, Candy Cane, Sand Dune, Sherbet Fizz.
  • 1 Full Size Paint Pot: Celestial
  • 8 effects: Girl With A Pearl, Runway Ribbon, Prima Ballerina, Let It Snow, Slumber Party, Tinsel Trail, Frozen Daydream, Fairisle Style

Yankee Advent Calender – The Yankee advent calender is adorable and filled with 24 delicious scented tealight candles with many from their beloved Christmas range including Icicles, Angel’s Wings, Snowflake Cookie, Cranberry Ice, Christmas Cookie and Christmas Garland. Each day will ensure your home smells wonderfully festive as you count down the days till Christmas!

YOU Beauty Advent Calendar – The You beauty advent calendar is packed to the brim with beauty, skincare, hair care, make up, nail and lifestyle products from an impressive selection of renowned brands including:

  • Skin and Body Care: Burt’s Bees Almond and Milk Hand Cream (7g), Caudalie Nourishing Body Lotion (50ml), Maddi Alexander Rose Bath Oil (30ml), Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Body Wash (30ml), Rituals Organic Mandarin & Yuzu Fortune Body Scrub (150ml), Vita Liberata Phenomenal Tan Lotion (20ml) & Mini Mitt.
  • Face Care: Bioeffect EFG Serum (2.5ml), GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment (15g), James Read Sleep Mask Tan Face (25ml), Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (30ml) + Pure Muslin Cloth, Sisley Radiant Glow Express Mask (10ml),
  • Hair Care: John Frieda Luxurious Volume Blow-dry Lotion Root Booster (25ml), John Masters Organics Lavender Rosemary Shampoo (30ml) & Citrus & Neroli Detangler (30ml) and Philip Kingsley Elasticizer(75ml).
  • Make Up and Accessories: Benefit Porefessional (7.5ml), Eyeko Lash Curler, Rodial Stemcell Super-food Glam Lip Balm (10ml), Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (30ml) and Teeez Desert Metals Mascara (10ml).
  • Fragrance: Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier (10ml).
  • Nails: Essie Encrusted Treasures Nail Varnish and Sally Hansen Nail Rehab.
  • Lifestyle: Aromatherapy Associates Relax Candle and This works Sleep Plus+ Pillow Spray (5ml).

Which calander would you choose? Do you prefer the beauty or the lifestyle options?

Stephanie xox

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