Big brands, tiny price, ALL the gorgeous….
You know Christmas is just around the corner when the novelty advent calendar emails start flying into your inbox and wow has it been a busy week for them! With Beauty Advent Calendars and other quirky Christmas countdowns being launched this week, you might find yourself spoilt for choice and, like us, seriously contemplating how many advent calendars is too many…
Thankfully, 1st October marks the annual launch date of the YOU Beauty Advent Calendar and, in terms of beauty at least, we’re pleased to report that this one covers all your favourite beauty and skincare brands in one!
Chocolate, beauty or otherwise, we love an advent calendar that really makes us feel like we’re getting our money’s worth and the YOU Beauty Advent Calendar certainly does that. Packed with over £230 worth of luxury beauty products, it’s all yours for just £60 (plus £6.95 postage & packaging).
Of course, when you’re paying anything over £5 for an advent calendar (the average price of a good chocolate option), you’re going to need to mentally justify that price – to yourself or your dearly beloved! So, let’s talk names, shall we?
ESPA, Moroccanoil, The White Company, Rodial, Nip+Fab and bareMinerals® each has a reputation for quality – they all do what they do, better than anyone else on the market and, guess what? They all feature in the YOU Beauty Advent Calendar 2017.
ESPA’s festive inclusion comes in the form of their sumptuous Restorative Body Oil, plus a £15 Gift Card. The body oil itself has been expertly blended to comfort and calm the senses, whilst leaving skin feeling deeply nourished and beautifully soft – just what the doctor ordered and, if you love it as much as we do, you have £15 towards your future purchase.
Moroccanoil gift us an Intense Hydrating Mask for our tired and stressed out tresses and this is one that will honestly give you cause to rejoice come December. Rich and creamy in texture, it is formulated for medium to thick and dry hair types and infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and all the necessary ingredients to improve hair’s texture, elasticity, shine and manageability. Great for party-prepping or if you’ve over-done the heat styling recently.
With all this glowing skin and gorgeous hair going on, The White Company keep us in the spirit of the season with their Cassis Mini Home Spray. Putting us in mind of a long autumnal walk past hedgerows of ripe berries; this heady combo of Cassis, with fruity notes of blackberry and blackcurrant and a base of relaxing woody cedar, clove and patchouli, refreshes and boosts the cosiness level of a room with just a few spritzes. ‘Tis Christmas after all…well, it will be!
If you’re tired and everyone knows it, Rodial’s Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask promises to save the day and at least give the illusion that you weren’t still knocking back prosecco on the dancefloor at 2am! Something which we’ll happily snap up in December and were thrilled to see added to the YOU Beauty Advent Calendar. Combining expertise in bio-cellulose technology to intensely hydrate and moisturise the delicate eye area with Rodial’s unique dragon’s blood complex. Skin is comforted and refreshed whilst arnica extract helps reduce the look of under-eye puffiness for an instant, brighter-eyed appearance. Thank you Rodial. Thank you very much.
Another product winning over our hearts (and cheekbones) in this year’s advent calendar is Nip+Fab’s Travel Palette. It’s the light/medium tone so, if it’s not perfect for your skin tone, it’ll make a seriously great stocking filler for a friend. This kit is your secret weapon to eternal make-up perfection in one handy mirrored compact. Featuring three powders, this is the only line-up you’ll need to contour, blush and highlight your face and it’s ideally sized for your evening clutch. Winning.
Our final ‘wow, do you get your money’s worth?!’ YOU Beauty Advent Calendar hero product comes in the way of bareMinerals® SKINLONGEVITY™ Vital Power Infusion. This is a market-leading serum and, if you’re a serious skincare buff, you may well have left this page and ordered your YOU Beauty Advent Calendar already. However, if you’re still with us and don’t know what all the fuss is about, this serum is one of a kind and has been designed to reawaken and help maintain your skin’s most vibrant healthy look. The lightweight serum essence delivers exceptionally radiant, resilient and more youthful-looking skin. We can’t get enough of this stuff but it must be tried to be believed.
How’s that for justification?