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November 13, 2013

Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar & Crackers

I have been in denial for a while, but it's official, we are literally 6 weeks (to date) away from Christmas...eeek how on earth did the year fly by so quickly!

I love that so many brands are now offering an alternative to the traditional Christmas chocolate advent treats or crackers and offering beauty goodies in advent calendars and crackers. Unfortunately many of them are limited editions, so there is no time like the present to pick up some of these festive beauty treats. 

Here are a few of my favourites

M&S Autograph Beauty Crackers

A collection of 6 novelty beauty crackers, with each containing a mini make up product and beauty tip.  It includes the following
  • 2 x lip gloss
  • Liquid glow illuminator
  • 2 x mascara
  • Kohl pencil eyeliner

It retails for £18.00

Available at Marks & Spencer 

Ciaté Mini Mani Advent Calendar

Behind each door lies a nail surprise. It includes nineteen of the Ciate bestselling mini Paint Pots, four textured manicure toppers from Caviar to Sequin and a surprise full size paint pot.

It retails for £42.00 and is available from Selfridges

Clarins Beauty Crackers

In these crackers you will find a selection of mini lovely beauty treats which include:
  • Beauty Flash Balm, 
  • Mascara, 
  • Lipstick, 
  • Hand and Nail lotion, 
  • Eau de Jardins 
  • Gentle exfoliator. 

It retails for £39.00

You can buy it at Selfridges

Nails Inc Christmas Crackers 

I love that these crackers are each complete with a full size nail varnish and a fun fashion quote.. Considering that each varnish normally retails for £11 this is a bargain at £29.00 for 6 full sizes. The varnishes you get are

  • Mayfair Mews – navy Fibre Optic polish
  • Baker Street – cobalt blue
  • Marylebone Lane – red full coverage glitter polish
  • King’s Road – rose gold Foil effect polish
  • Kensington High Street - deep wine polish
  • Trafalgar Crescent – silver Galaxy polish

It’s available from Nails Inc 

The You Beauty Advent Calendar

The whopper of advent calendars especially for the variety of brands that it includes:

Dr. Organic Dead Sea Mineral Eye Rollerball; NEOM’s Moroccan Blush Rose Hand Cream; Therapie’s Himalayan Detox Bath Salts; Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil; Alterna’s Bamboo Smooth Dry Oil Mist; Dr. Lipp’s natural SOS Lip; Sisley’s Black Rose Masque; A Stila Lip Glaze; Weleda’s catwalk fave Skin Food; Trilogy’s Rosapene Night; Perricone’s No Foundation Foundation; A Leighton Denny Nail Varnish in Vamp; an INIKA Gun Metal Eye Shadow; a Modelco Mascara; Green People’s Anti-Age Eyeliner (in grey), and so many more
It retails for £49.95 from You Beauty Discovery  

I wish I could buy them all! So will any of you be including beauty festive treats in your Christmas celebrations?


Laura G (Petit Moi - Big World) said...

Oh those m&s crackers are So pretty!

The issue with crackers, surely, is that they're only any good if everyone who's going to use them like beauty?

I've got the boots advent calendar so I'm trying really hard to avoid finding out what's in it (thoug I know some things that are in there thanks to a magazine posting ut on fb)

Also a blog friend and I are doing an advent calendar beauty swap which is going to be stupidly exciting!

lotionspotionsandme said...

Yeah you are so right that's the main issue ....I have been trying to convince MR LPM about the crackers and he's not having it (not surprisingly lol) my issue is that I would probably want to keep every single cracker and item.

Oh I missed that one, It was sold out :-( ...I will be checking out all your images when you open it.

oooh so exciting! I love the idea of the advent calendar beauty swap and was thinking today that it would be such a great idea to organise a blogger swap with a few other bloggers. Are you building the calendar yourself?

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