Monday, 20 November 2017

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar Launch & Unboxing - Sneak Peek & Spoilers!

If you've read my blog recently you'll know there's a current trend going on: FESTIVE. Yep, I'm all about the Beauty Advent Calendars for Christmas 2017, they combine everything I love about this season - lots & lots of beauty, and Christmas-sy-ness. If you love treating yo'self (who doesn't?) then a beauty advent calendar is so up your street, and when it looks like this one ^^^ it really is a mini xmas gift to open everyday of December.

Obvz, I was over the bloomin' moon when M&S invited me to their Beauty Advent Calendar launch - which was made even more *wow* when I found out I'd be building my very own Gingerbread house at Biscuiteers with a group of other fab beauty bloggers!


Just fyi - this whole icing business is so much harder than it looks and kudos to the team at Biscuiteers for all the hard work they do making regular biscuits look like mini masterpieces! We had little M&S nibbles to snack on, and with plenty of prosecco following, we got to work on our gingerbread houses! I went for Holly decor, obviously, as it's the only time of the year my name really becomes relevant - and I think it worked out really well. Everyone had such exciting, unique designs and I think we all did gr8 for first-timers.


I absolutely love the whole gingerbread theme, not only does my own lil gingerbread chateau look cute af, but the calendar tie into the theme really nicely. The whole higgledy-piggledy (for lack of another word) layered effect of the calendar boxes gives small-town christmassy vibes whilst the colours are err'thang festive, right?! Plus, the fact that this calendar gives you a little prezzie to open for the full 25 days of Christmas is beyond impressive. 


Now for the good stuff, what's inside this highly coveted advent calendar then, ey? This bad boy retails for a whopping £250, however it sells out online in record time every single year. Why is that? Because it has a full 25 days of lil gifts to unbox on the run up to Christmas, and it boasts products from high end brands like Rodial, Fiorgia, Gatineau, and Stila Cosmetics. It's currently sold out online (yep, it happened that fast) however you can check the stock levels in your local M&S on the M&S website product page.

If you love a good surprise, then it's best to look away now (as I'm going to list everything in the calendar) however if you're splurging on the £250 it's definitely worth taking a peek to see what's inside your 2017 Christmas Advent Calendar!


50ml Alpha H liquid gold rose
50ml Ameliorate skin transforming body lotion
15ml Autograph hydrating primer
10ml Balance Me radiance face oil
Full size Diego Dalla Palma ciglione mascara
15ml Emma Hardie moringa balm
4ml Eyeko black magic mascara
15ml Filorga meso mask
15ml Formula innovate radiance reveal peel
15ml Gatineau melatogenine aox advanced rejuvenating cream
16ml Korres wild rose advanced repair sleeping facial
12ml Leighton Denny exclusive glitter nail polish
10ml Nails Inc Exclusive one coat gel nail polish
30ml Nuxe prodigieux shower oil
50ml Percy & Reed session hold hair spray
10ml PUR correcting primer illuminate & glow
10ml Ren Instant firming beauty shot
15ml Rodial dragon's blood sculpting gel
50ml Rosie for Autograph amazing radiance body glow
10ml Shay & Blue blood oranges edp
1.5ml Stila all day liquid lipstick
M&S Cosmetic bag
Full Size Ultrasun ultralip
Look good feel better sculpting sponge

My fave items have got to be the mini Stila Liquid Lipstick in Perla, which I've had my eye on for ageeees now, and the Shay & Blue Bloody Oranges EDP fragrance which is one of my fave fresh, cirtus-y scents that really will brighten up anyone's day. In terms of skincare, you really can't go wrong with Rodial's Dragon's Blood formula, it's probably my fave EVER skincare formula and works wonders, plus it's not greasy or oily on the skin at all!

What are your favourite items in the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar for 2017?

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*This post is sponsored by Marks & Spencer*
*I was gifted some of the products in this post, however the opinions and views are my own*

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