For today’s post I thought it apt to review the Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar that I treated myself to when it went on sale towards the end of November.
I don’t know about you, but this year it really does seem we’re all (and I do literally mean everybody) a bit obsessed by advent calendars, even my husband picked up on it just based on his Facebook feed. I also thought I was going to have to settle for just a simple chocolate one this year as I just wasn’t on it enough to get any of the beauty advent calendars that sold out before they even went on sale. I also draw the line at things like that which the hype out does the thing itself; I mean, beauty advent calendars are nice, but they’re not the be all and end all are they? Unless it’s something super super worth having that has only a limited availability (like the Glossy Box collaboration with NARS released last November –here– then totally understandable).
However, that all being said, when I learnt that I hadn’t missed out on getting the Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar, I did feel it was worth it based on its cost (£35 when purchased with £35 worth of M&S shopping) and the value of the gifts inside (£250).
As beauty advent calendars go, I really love the overall design of the Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar; I love its Christmas tree shape and how the boxes containing one gift for each day, stack inside it. It’s very visually appealing.
Of course I still have a couple more days to open (I also love that you even get a door on day 25), but so far the selection of sample sized beauty and skincare products I have received have been brilliant. The mixture of brands included –Nuxe, Rodial, Emma Hardy, Pixie, Skyn, Ren, Rosie at Autograph, Rituals and Neals Yard to name just a few- many of which I haven’t tried before, are excellent and really high quality. I like to save presents and things for a bit before I try them so I’m looking forward to giving these all a go after Christmas.
Did any of you have the Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar? Thoughts?
Until tomorrow xFollow