It’s time for another Advent Calendar unboxing and in the hot seat this week is the ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar 2019. I stumbled across this purely by chance when I was purchasing a beauty box from ASOS (keep your eyes peeled for that blog post!). I wasn’t too sure what to expect and it lingered in my basket for a good hour or so before I bit the bullet and bought it.
The box itself is made from soy ink and is 100% recyclable (yes ASOS, you go girl) but to be honest, it’s such a quirky cool design I’ll be keeping it to store stuff in. The cost of this box is £70 and has two layers of boxes containing 25 products worth over £300! Keep on reading to discover the amazing products behind each number box in this years ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar.
Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Gel, RRP £16
Designed to fight, fade and prevent spots and blemishes, the Origin Super Spot Remover is definitely going to be my new best friend. I am all for a product that gets rid of the nasty toxins in your pores and I am prone to always getting the odd spot that stands out a mile off.
Wet Brush Mini Original Detangler, RRP £6.99
Small brush, big results and the perfect size to carry around in your bag. The soft IntelliFlex bristles make detangling your hair easier and gentler than ever. The mini brush allows you to comb through your hair with force without damaging your locks.
Emma Hardie Protect & Primer SPF 30 (Deluxe Mini 15ml), RRP £13.80 (Full Size, 50ml – £46)
I swear by a primer (as I have mentioned many a times), so this product is exciting to try. Its weightless formula claims to provide a luminous, soft-focused complexion and reduce the visibility of fine lines and pores. It contains Vitamin E, Oat Extract and Mongongo Oil to fight against premature ageing. This product is also cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.
Rituals Holi Body Cream, RRP £6.90
I have just used up the last of my body cream I was using so this came at the right time! Infused with a sweet scent of Flamingo Flower and Pink Grapefruit you’ll leave your skin not only feeling smooth but smelling delightful too.
Sand & Sky Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment, RRP £3.49 (Full Size, 100ml – £34.90)
I have been wanting to try this for so long but never got round to it. I honestly am so buzzed to finally get to test this out. The reviews I’ve heard are amazing. This quick fix clay aims to do it all, exfoliates, absorbs excess oils and minimises pores. Formulated with fruit acids which stimulate your skin giving it that lit-from-within glow.
Mane & Tail Shampoo and Conditioner Duo (Deluxe Mini 57ml each), RRP 96p (Full Size, 355ml – £5.99 each)
This duo was originally created to keep a horses’ mane shiny and soft now has been innovatively formulated to be suited for human hair too. The lightweight shampoo restores the body and shine without stripping the hairs natural oils. Whilst the conditioner helps to revive dry and damaged hair, repairing split ends and breakage in the process. Use both together to achieve the softest of hair.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, RRP £5.90
I have had a few The Ordinary products before and always been impressed especially as they come with a pretty low price tag. Just apply a few drops off this on your face each morning and evening before putting on your creams and be left with super soft skin. Oil-free with a boost of Vitamin B5, this serum will leave your skin feeling and looking smooth and plump.
Sleek i-Divine Eye Shadow Palette – Au Naturel, RRP £8.99
Recently received this in a Glossybox but haven’t had a chance to try it yet. Includes 12 natural shades with are highly-pigmented for longer lasting wear.
Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence, RRP £10.50
Philip Kingsley hair products are so so good. I was gifted a few of their products a few weeks ago, including this one, and they have left my hair in amazing condition. Spray on wet hair to help protect against the heat of your styling tools. Leaves your hair feeling silky smooth as well.
OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel, RRP £14
A gel-to-oil cleanser which removes make-up instantly whilst helping illuminate and nourishing the skin. Uses only natural ingredients so there’s nothing nasty going onto your skin.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Intriguing, RRP £22
I already own one of these lip pencils in a different shade and they glide on so smoothly. Has a matte finish and a velvety texture. You will receive this shade in your box or could receive shade ‘Train Bleu’.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, RRP £55
Oh wow. ASOS giving us the cream of dreams with this Elemis limited edition. Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles as well as boosting hydration. Apply to cleansed skin each morning to improve your skin’s elasticity and firmness with results showing in just 15 days.
yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Wipes (Pack of 10), RRP £1.99
Now these sound interesting. I love charcoal face masks yet have not tried (or heard of) charcoal face wipes. Removes make up and banishes toxins which ultimately leaves you with a finished glow.
Crayola Face Crayon (colour may vary), RRP £9
Crayola doesn’t just have to be kept in a pencil case (I know crazy right?!). Exclusive to ASOS and comes in array of colours. It’s versatility means it can be used on your eyes, lips and cheeks. Colours may vary in each box. I received the colour Khaki, which I love but maybe not on the face.
Spectrum Mini A10 Fan Brush, RRP £4.99
Spectrum Collections brushes are ones I swear by. I was so happy to see this in box 15. Use to apply highlighter or powder products for that finishing touch. These brushes are such great quality too!
Regenerate Advanced Toothpaste (Travel Size 14ml), RRP £1.99 (Full Size, 75ml – £10)
Another product I have been using lately which has revolutionised my dental hygiene. Designed to recreate the mineral that tooth enamel is made of to help reverse the early erosion process. Protecting against tooth decay it also contains a teeth whitener. Giving you long term results on that perfect smile.
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser (Deluxe Mini 56.7ml), RRP £5.99 (Full Size, 142ml – £15)
A face cleanser suitable for all skin types. Formulated with powerful antioxidants designed to reduce and smooth out those imperfections you may have. Massage onto wet skin and remove with a cloth. So simple and easy to add into your daily skincare routine.
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (Deluxe Mini 10ml), RRP £2.60 (Full Size, 75ml – £19.50)
You can’t beat a good nights sleep and with the help of This Works you are guaranteed the sleep of your life. Spray on your pillow before going to bed and release the Lavender scent destined to send you into a relaxed and rejuvenated slumber.
Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Facial Mask, RRP £5
Another amazing brand! I recently put the Dr Jart+ Shake and Shot mask to the test and was pleasantly surprised with the results. This Ceramidin mask is hailed the SOS sheet mask and will work to calm stressed skin and eliminate dryness, itchiness, roughness and discomfort in just 20 minutes.
My Clarins RE-CHARGE Sleep Mask (Deluxe Mini 15ml), RRP £7.20 (Full Size, 50ml – £24)
The name says it all.. re-charge whilst you sleep. What a nifty little product. Apply to your face before you go to bed and leave on overnight, it is that simple. This hydrating face mask is infused with My Clarins Healthy Skin (In & Out) complex, coconut water and Alpenrose extract. Sounds too good to be true, cannot wait to put it to the test.
Clinique All About Eyes Eye Cream, RRP £27.50
A saviour to those upcoming late nights over the Christmas period. Clinique All About Eyes delivers intense hydration reducing the look of dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. Its velvety formula soaks deep into the skin and can also be doubled up as a primer to keep your eye make up in place.
Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque (Deluxe Mini 30ml), RRP £7.95 (Full Size, 60ml – £15.90)
Achieve luscious hair in just ten minutes with this nourishing Coconut and Fig Hair Masque. Another product which has received rave reviews online. It claims it’s a ‘5-in1’ treatment tackling dry ends to frizz, leaving your hair feel like virgin hair.
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder (Deluxe Mini 9.3g), RRP £9.60 (Full Size, 29g – £30)
I’ve been using this setting powder for the last 3/4 years and it is incredible. Such a buzz opening this up in the calendar, even comes with a mini powder puff! It’s oil-free and sets your make up to prolong wear and leaving a natural look with a flawless, non-cakey finish.
BECCA First Light Priming Filter (Deluxe Mini 15ml), RRP £15 (Full Size, 30ml – £28)
What a treat to finish on! Primers are my favourite especially high end ones. Apply before found. This primer will brighten your skin and blur out those imperfections for a refreshed look.
I am beyond impressed with the contents of the ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar, I’ve non-stopped talking about it to my friends. Two of them have now gone on to purchase to unbox on their YouTube channels (check them out here.. Sammy Louise and Velvet Lashes).
ASOS have absolutely killed it! I’ve even ticked off a few products and brands that have been on my ‘to buy’ list for so long. I love that it focuses heavy on skincare as well as make up because I am always at a loss when it comes to skincare products and this has given me a variety of brands to try out. In my opinion, this is an amazing deal, can’t get over that it costs just £70 (even less if you get Student Discount). The ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar is selling fast over on the ASOS website so I’d be quick in grabbing one as soon as you can.