Beauty Advent Calenders 2013

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My childhood consisted only of Cadbury’s (Yes, only the best!) Advent calenders to countdown to Christmas & Santa visiting- each day being treated to a delisious festive shaped piece of chocolate. I was even told that they were fitted with secret camera’s so Mr.Clause could make sure you were on the correct list…

Nowadays they’re even better- Beauty Advent Calenders; the grown-up girls’s alternative.

Working like a traditional advent calendar, you open one door on each day of December – only instead of chocolate behind them, you get a little beauty product surprise! 

 Here are some on offer for the 2013 season;

 Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar 

 The Benefit Countdown to Love calendar is their first ever and features lots of mini Benefit goodies, & is already hugely sought after and in very high demand. There’s a full contents list on the website here, if you feel like a spoiler. This would be great for someone who is new to the brand looking to experiment with different products. It is a total must for all the Benebabes out there! It’s only going on sale for one day on the Benefit website, in the Benefit Boutiques in London and Dublin, selected Debenhams stores and Sephora over in the States & Canada. The word on the street was that day was  November 2nd, but I looked on both the benefit and Debenhams website and it’s sold out. There’s alot of controversy over this at the moment, with blogger convinced Benefit only produced a select number of this product but advertised it would be widely available. I can’t find one anywhere. Hopefully there’ll be new stock in time for December 1st…

 Boots Beauty Advent Calendar – 24 day’s of beauty treats

Boots have jumped on the bandwagon this year and are also releasing their first ever beauty advent calendar! The products included range from hair and skincare, to makeup, fragrance and nails. Some of the brands featured include Botanics, Carmex, Juicy, Ghost, Nails Inc, Mavala, Soap & Glory, Rimmel, Seventeen, Umberto Giannini, Paco Rabanne and Vichy. There’s also the added bonus of if you happen to purchase any of the featured products in full size, you get triple the points awarded on your  Advantage card! Just make sure to use your card when buying the calender. It can be bought here.

Ciate Mini Mani Advent Calendar 2013 Contents Review

Ciate Mini Mani Advent Calendar

The calendar contains 17 of the best-selling shades in mini Paint Pots, 4 mini Caviar blends, and 3 exclusive Paint Pot Glitter shades. The dream calender for all you nail art fanatics :) This calendar won’t be around for long going by last years sell out time, so get your hands on it today.
It’s available at Selfridges stores and online here. And also now on

Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar 2013 Review Contents

Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar 

This calendar really is a little on the pricey side, however it contains products from some really high end and luxurious brands including Viktor & Rolf, Yves Saint Laurent, Kiehl’s and Giorgio Armani to Lancôme and Maison Martin Margiela. The types of products range from fragrance, make up and skincare. Whoever receives this will not be disappointed!

Again this calendar is exclusively available at Selfridges stores and online here.

I hope you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one!

 Stay beautiful,

Unhealthy obsession with all things fashion & beauty.

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