Advent Calendar Haul | Week 1


So, for those of you who don’t know. I have an insane number of advent calendars (8 to be precise). And while I can’t haul the chocolate one – because I’ve eaten everything – I wanted to share with you the products I’ve received in the other advent calendars! And then at the end of the month I will share with you my favourites from the month – which is going to be hard!!!


M&S Advent Calendar

This is a great calendar with an amazing range of products and brands. And the first week was a great one with every day having a good product.

Bee Lovely Hand Cream 50ml – Comes with an incredible orange scent, and a very moisturising.

Radial Super Acris X-Treme Acid Rush Peel 20ml – It doesn’t peel, which is a bit of a let down (I love peel masks). But it left my skin feeling super fresh and clean.

Filorga Time Filler – Have to say I haven’t used this… don’t really have wrinkles! Haha!

PIXI Brow Tamer – A great brow tamer/clear brow gel.

Josh Wood Radiant Shine Treatment Oil – A fine oil with a luxury smell. I don’t feel like it makes the World of difference. But a lovely product none-the-less.

Ultrasun Face SPF30 – Seems like a random product, until you read the back of the Radial product and it says after you use it you need to use sun care.

Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner – A lovely eyeliner, not too stiff or uncomfortable, pigmented, easy to wear.


YouBeauty Advent Calendar

Not one I ever hear people talking about. But one that definitely hasn’t let me down.

Aurelia Miracle Cleanser – I’ve used this before, and I wasn’t completely taken back by it. But it came with a little cloth which was really cute.

Moroccal Oil – Love this stuff, makes my hair feel and look stronger and healthier. And a really decent size.

Burts Bees Lip Balm in Rose – Moisturising lip balm with a lovely tinge of colour.

NUXE Precious Scented Shower Oil – A really really luxurious soup with tiny flecks of shimmer to leave your skin all glowy.

Margaret Dabbs Nail File – The most expensive feeling nail file I have ever had. But still not the most exciting product to receive.

ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy  – It’s got a weird scent and a thick sorbet like texture. But it makes your skin feel super soft!

The Organic Pharmacy Hand Cream – I love how it came in a box… not really sure why… but I did. It’s quite a watery, light hand cream. But still effective.


Look Fantastic Advent Calendar

PIXI Glow Tonic – I’ve tried this tonic water before. I like it, but not sure I’d ever buy it. I think I prefer the Simple Tonic Water.

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura – This is a beautifully fresh scented body moisuriser. It’s also a really good size sample.

Sleep Plus Pillow Spray – Haven’t actually used this yet. But it’s said some people love it. So, I hope to give it a go ASAP.

MONUSKIN Illuminating Primer – Still confused why this says BB Cream, but it’s the texture of primer I like, and so I can’t wait to give it a go!

INIKA Loose Mineral Blush in Blooming Nude – I’ve never owned a lose mineral blush, and so this is a really exciting product, in a really beautiful nude colour!

Moroccan Oil – See above.

Nude Stix Lip and Cheek Pencil in Mystic – Not sure I would ever use this as a blush, but as a lip product, I really love it. It’s neither completely matte, not glossy. Really easy to apply, and a beautiful pink toned nude.


The Body Shop Advent Calendar

For a massive fan of the Body Shop, I was sort of let down by the first week. I feel like there were two pretty terrible filler products. However, super excited for next week all the same – because I’m still a hard core Body Shop fan!

The Fuji Green Tea Shower Gel – Not my favourite scent, but I have to say I love their shower gels!

The Body Shop Almond Hand and Nail Cream – I completely love those tubes, because they’re tin and I find them super satisfying. I love their hand creams. And this is a full size product!

Exfoliating Gloves & Nail File – Both of these products were massive filler products for me, and I don’t think I’ll end up using either of them.

Frosted Berries Lip Balm – I love them lip balms, and this scent is deliciously sweet!

Nail Polish in Red My Mind – I love basically all the Body Shop makeup I’ve tried. And, while I feel like this is more of a Summer shade than a Winter shade, I can’t wait to try it!


No.7 Advent Calendar

I am a massive fan of No.7. I feel like I’m betraying Superdrug by doing so. But it’s definitely one of my favourites!

Protect and Perfect Day Cream, Hand Cream & Night Cream – Never tried this range before. However, I’m so excited to start using it!

No.7 Lipstick in Parisian Pink – It comes in a glossy, balmy texture. Beautiful pinky-nude shade.

No.7 Airbrush Away Primer – I’m so excited about this one. It’s texture is a beautiful combination of moisturiser and silicone, getting the best of both worlds!

No.7 Nail Polish in Nude – Such a beautiful everyday nude colour!! Beautiful!

No.7 Eyeshadow in Wheatsheaf – This is a sort of metallic nude. Doesn’t show up obviously on the skin, but gives a nice sheen to the eyelid when worn on it’s own.


Sanctuary Spa Advent Calendar

Yes, while this has a couple of filler products. I can’t complain because it was like £25, and I can’t wait to start using everything!!

Intense Heel Balm – Not one to take that much care of my feet, but this is a super thick balm! And it’ll work a dream!

Moisture Burst Facial Wash – A lovely easy and light face wash

White Lily and Damask Rose Body Lotion  – I feel like this just smells like moisturiser.. haha! But a great light texture.

White Lily and Damask Rose Body Wash – Can’t wait to use this in the shower. It has moisture beads in it.. and I love it when products have things like that in it… simple minds…

Ultimate Salt Scrub – Never used a salt scrub, but this is super exciting!

Paper Clip & Candle – These products are a little random. But I can’t really complain, because the rest of the products are such good sizes!

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

Not actually going to tour this from now on, because there are only 6 scents, and they use them on repeat. However, I love receiving a little candle everyday! Only problem is I don’t think I’ll have burnt them all by Christmas, so I think I’m going to put some of them away for next year! Haha!



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