The YOU Beauty Advent Calendar has become one of the season’s biggest cult must-haves for industry insiders but if you’ve never purchased one, then read on to find out what’s in store…
The YOU Beauty Advent Calendar is an annual Limited Edition Christmas countdown, containing 24 luxury beauty and skincare products, which combined, add up to the value of over £270, behind each of its beautifully decorated doors. As well as the products in the Advent Calendar, you’ll also find a fantastic assortment of exclusive discount codes and offers inside your calendar’s accompanying magazine.
All things indulgent…
The YOU Beauty Advent Calendar 2016 includes some seriously pampering products to help you relax, unwind and indulge this winter:
Look out for the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (10ml) – infused with 100 per cent natural essential oils of Lavender, Vetivert and Camomile, to help improve sleep quality so you can wake up looking and feeling refreshed.
For your hair, there’s MOROCCANOIL® Treatment (25ml) – an award-winning concoction of powerful ingredients that will leave your hair feeling totally transformed and can be used as a conditioner, styler or finisher; whichever way you use it, the results are astounding.
Then there’s the ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy (15ml) – a unique and utterly rejuvenating night mask that gets to work whilst you sleep! Perfect if you’re short on time but your skin needs some TLC, over-night treatments are the most rewarding way to multi-task.
Continuing the home-spa experience, you’ll also find an Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser (30ml) with Bamboo Muslin Cloth. This super creamy cleanser glides on and lifts off impurities gently, to leave skin both hydrated and soothed.
The White Company Orange Clove Signature Candle (35g) is as uplifting as it is warming and is the ultimate accompaniment to a spot of December pampering. Its heavenly scent is one of our all-time festive favourites.
Banish winter blues…
Many of us can’t help but feeling a little drained as we climb towards the Christmas and New Year holiday. Combat that seasonal slump with these beauty saviours…
Oskia Renaissance Mask (15ml) is a luxurious exfoliating face mask that re-awakens dull and tired complexions to leave skin smoother, brighter, more refined and beautifully illuminated. This is a secret weapon when it comes to pre-party pampering and post-party recovery!
Sanctuary Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water (50ml) is the cleanser that our skin is craving at this time of year. Not only does it smell amazing, thanks to the marriage of rose water and argan oil, but it’s also as quick to use as a cleansing wipe and up to 50% more effective at removing make-up and everyday grime. Skin is left notably cleaner and fresher.
Exfoliating is important at this time of year but beware, some products can cause more harm than good. We love the Amie Skincare’s Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish (25ml) because it contains 95 per cent natural plant extracts and is free from harsh chemicals that can cause skin irritation. It’s gentle, yet highly effective and suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
Because it’s not just our skin that could do with a pick-me-up, we’re delighted to see the inclusion of Charles Worthington’s Moisture Seal Hair Healer Leave-In Conditioner (30ml), in the YOU Beauty Advent Calendar 2016. This hair treatment locks in moisture, helps to prevent frizz and leaves hair feeling softer, deeply nourished and much more manageable.
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose (4.25g) is an everyday luxury that we can’t get enough of. It gives a pretty hint of colour but a whole load of conditioning thanks to its 100 per cent natural ingredients.
Give something back…
Adjust your routine so that you give your skin daily care and attention with these moisturising products, included in all YOU Beauty Advent Calendars:
BEE GOOD Youth Enhancing Hydrate, Smooth & Prime Serum (10ml) delivers a deep and intense burst of hydration designed to target ageing, fine lines and uneven skin tone. This is another products that is suitable for all skin types so everyone really is a winner. To get £5 OFF* your Bee Good online shopping click here and enter code STAR16 at checkout.
Carmex Original Pot (7.5g) is as much a winter staple as a trustee scarf and we wouldn’t be without it. Thankfully, anyone who buys this year’s YOU Beauty Advent Calendar won’t be either.
Maintaining a clear and healthy looking complexion throughout the party season is no mean feat. Give yourself the greatest chance of success with the Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturiser (40ml). It’s lightweight and anti-oxidant-rich formula is both hydrating and balancing – the perfect combination when it comes to skincare.
Your hands and nails bear the brunt of the winter weather and are usually the first to show signs of strain. The Organic Pharmacy Marigold & Comfrey Hand & Nail Cream (50ml) is your best defence when it comes to soothing and nourishing dry hands, whilst Margaret Dabbs glam Crystal Nail File will have your nails in tip top condition with just a few sweeps.
Sticking with nails, this year’s YOU Beauty Advent Calendar also includes Rimmel 60 Seconds Super-Shine Nail Polish in Rapid Ruby (8ml) – a really elegant varnish year-round but even better at Christmas.
Whilst you might not need it for this Rimmel polish, Leighton Denny’s Miracle Mist (75ml) is another very welcome inclusion in the YOU Beauty Advent Calendar – particularly as we enter the busiest month of the year. With just one spray, this non-sticky formula will speed dry your nails in seconds!
Good to go!
Your pre-Christmas/New Year party routine just got serious:
For those evenings when the thought of getting dressed up and hitting the town is almost too much, NUXE Shower Oil Prodigieux® (30ml) is an ultra-sensorial shower oil, designed to gently cleanse and leave a silky satin veil. It smells wonderful and, moreover, it makes you feel it.
When it comes to getting your party face on, Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish (30ml) is the one. Enriched with marine micro-algae, this all-in-one refines texture and brightens the tone of your skin, whilst smoothing and encouraging regeneration.
Because everyone knows that December and January are all about the eyes – that’s bringing tired ones back to life and making them sparkle. Every YOU Beauty Advent Calendar contains either a MUA Twelfth Night Palette or Dusk Til Dawn Palette (9.6g), both of which are equally gorgeous. Each palette includes 12 highly pigmented shades – both glam and easy to wear and blend and just about the most gorgeous and practical way to take you from desk to dusk in style.
Once your base is looking its best, it’s time to take smoky eye to the next level. Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Black (1.2g) is a non-dragging kohl eye pencil that delivers a bold, gel-effect sweep, for a super dramatic look that can be applied with precision or smudged for added drama.
The devil’s in the detail…
This year’s YOU Beauty Advent Calendars also contains these handy beauty tools and finishing touches:
Nanshy Kabuki Brush is a compact make-up bag essential and ideal for on the go as it can be used with mineral make-up, bronzers, loose and set powders. Its soft, synthetic bristles are gentle on the skin and won’t absorb make-up or oils, so it’s extra hygienic too.
The Vintage Cosmetic Company Duo Pencil Sharpener is a messy girl’s dream as it stores all pencil shavings, plus, it’s dual design means you can sharpen both thick and thin eye and lip pencils – including jumbo shadow and lip crayons.
On the hunt for a new scent? Spritz Miller Harris Rose Silence Eau de Parfum (14ml) for its delicate and romantic aroma. It is fresh and crisp with warm undertones and beautifully unusual and memorable.
Suddenly £69.95 doesn’t seem quite so much? Plus, order before 15 November 2016 to receive £10 OFF* your first Advent Calendar with the exclusive code YOUAC2016 – that’s just £59.95* for your first Advent Calendar!
*T&Cs apply, visit box.you.co.uk/terms-and-conditions for more information. £10 OFF first calendar only. One use of code per customer. P&P FREE for YOU Beauty Box subscribers, £4.95 P&P charge for non-YOU Beauty subscribers.