Summer is officially over and the countdown to Christmas is on. What better way to kick start the season with me FINALLY being able to show you what’s inside this years GlossyBox Advent Calendar 2019. I was absolutely gutted I missed out on last years calendar so my excitement was through the roof when I discovered that being a part of the Glossy Circle meant I was guaranteed one this year!
With 25 must-have beauty products worth over £370 which will all play a part in that completed festive look, is definitely not to be missed. So if you’re ready for the lowdown and SPOILERS then carry on scrolling.
PS. Find a 25% off code for your first box at the end of the post too!
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette – Warm Neutrals, RRP £16
Starting the calendar off with a bang! This NYX warm neutral eyeshadow palette has 16 highly pigmented shades with a mixture of satin, shimmery and metallic hues. I’m definitely more of a natural eye look so this is the perfect eyeshadow palette for me.
Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum (Deluxe Mini 5ml), RRP £7.20 (Full Size, 75ml – £80)
THIS. SMELLS. INSANE. The scent is a blend of oak moss, cherry plum and the flowery freshness of freesia and I just want to bathe in it, it smells that good. Also love the fact it’s one of the first products in the calendar so gives you plenty of time to put the full sized perfume on your Christmas list.
Glossybox Beauty Sponge, RRP £10
Can you honestly ever have too many beauty sponges? I’m forever needing to restock so this is a handy little treat behind door number 3. It has two sides, the flat side to apply concealer or foundation and the rounded edge to blend.
NUDESTIX Cream Lip + Cheek Pencil, RRP £20.50
The Nudestix Cream Lip and Cheek Pencil in shade ‘Mystic’ can be used on either your lips or skin. It contains a moisturising shea butter so isn’t harmful on your skin and will make your lips feel super soft.
The Body Shop Hand & Nail Cream, RRP £5
You can receive one of four Limited Edition scents which include, Sweet Almond, Fruity Strawberry, Tropical Mango or Wild Argan. I opened up the latter in my calendar and have to admit it has made my hands feel silky smooth. These hand creams are a necessity for winter to help protect your hands and keep them hydrated and soft.
Mitchell & Peach Flora No.1 Bath Oil (Deluxe Mini 15ml), RRP £8.05 (Full Size, 100ml – £46)
If you’re a subscriber (or read my September Unboxing post) you’ll know that we recently received a product by Mitchell & Peach. This time though we have been treated to their Flora No.1 Bath Oil and who doesn’t love a bath this time of year? Add a couple of drops to your bath and embrace in the smell of rose, lavender and violet whilst embracing the relaxation.
LASplash Cosmetics Wickedly Divine Eyeliner, RRP £12.60
Give your look some sparkle this festive season with LASplash’s shimmery liquid liner. In the calendar I opened the liner in shade ‘Rosaline’ which is a pinky glittery format.
MUA Makeup Academy PRO/BASE Primer Oil with Gold Flakes, RRP £4
I’ve never used a primer oil before so can’t wait to try this out. It boasts to help you a achieve a flawless makeup look and to give your complexion a brighter, dewier and radiant finish. Plus it’s infused with gold flakes, can’t get more festive than that can you?!
LUXIE, Inc Medium Angled Shading Rose Gold Brush, RRP £9.50
The perfect compliment to the NYX eye shadow palette that was opened on day 1! This LUXIE brush is vegan and cruelty free and comes in my favourite Rose Gold colour! This angled brush can be used to create the perfect blend as well as a smokey effect look.
Sleek Matte Me – Birthday Suit, RRP £4.99
As I’ve said a thousand times, I’m obsessed with a Nude lip so this is a winner with me. Finished look is a matte effect and claims not flake or dry out ensuring that the colour stays on all night long.
Living Proof Perfect hair Day (Phd) In-Shower Styler (Deluxe Mini 30ml), RRP £5 (Full Size, 148ml – £21)
Living Proof is a fairly recent brand I have become to love all thanks to a Limited Edition box from Glossybox earlier in the year. The In-Shower Styler is one of their products I am yet to try and as the name says, you use it in the shower. Apply to clean and conditioned hair, lightly rinse out towel dry and then scrunch your hair and leave to dry naturally for a quick and easy hair style finish.
Winky Lux Uni-brow, RRP £15
Double ended brow brush is just the tool you need to create on fleek brows. One side has the angled pencil which has a pointed edge for drawing on small hairs and the chunkier edge to fill in the gaps. Finish off using the spooley to groom and shape.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Professional Grade IPL Dark Spot Concentrated Serum (Deluxe Mini 7ml), RRP £23 (Full Size, 30ml – £99)
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare corrective serum has been created to banish dark spots and discolouration on the skin. Blending formula of pure L-asorbic acid, lactic acid and licorice root (which all sounds a bit scary) however, its proven results shows the reduction of dark spots and improvement of the tone and texture of skin.
3INA Makeup The Cream Eyeshadow 313 Light Brown, RRP £12.95
Christmas party eye makeup look is officially sorted with this metallic, creamy eyeshadow. With it’s ultra-pigmented formula and ability to glide on effortlessly without creasing or smudging, you are bound to look the belle of the ball.
Curaprox BE YOU Candy Lover Toothpaste (Deluxe Mini 10g), RRP £3.10 (Full Size, 90ml – £13.95)
Whilst an odd product to receive in the calendar, can you really afford stinky breath under the mistletoe? The Candy Lover toothpaste not only includes whitening treatment to make those pearly whites whiter than ever, it also tastes like Watermelon! Intrigued at the very least to put this to the test.
Nude by Nature Touch of Glow Highlight Stick (Deluxe Mini 5g), RRP £9 (Full Size, 10g – £18)
Get your glow on with this cream-to-powder highlighting stick. Use on your cheekbones, eyebrow arch and eyelids to make them pop! Made with 100% natural ingredients including the antioxidant Kakadu Plum and Vitamin E to help moisturise and perfect your complexion.
Rituals Ritual of Sakura Body Cream (Deluxe Mini 100ml), RRP £8.41 (Full Size, 220ml – £18.50)
Want rich and velvety skin? Then look no further, door 17 has got you covered. The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream contains rice milk, skin-strengthening antioxidants and vitamin E designed to nourish and firm your skin with its whipped cream texture.
Dr.PAWPAW Original Clear Balm (Deluxe Mini 10ml), RRP £3.95 (Full Size, 25ml – £6.95)
Lip Balm should be your best friend not just through winter but all year round. I’m very OCD about not getting cracked lips and drying out. Dr.PAWPAW Clear balm moisturises and shields your lips from the harsh winter weather, soothes and calms irritated skin whilst protecting and healing your cuticles.
Avant Skincare Pro-Intense Hyaluronic Acid illuminating Day Cream, RRP £98
So excited to see an Avant product in this years calendar. Glossies have been lucky enough to have been treated to two of their other products this year which included the night cream and primer which I have raved about. This Avant day cream is the perfect product to help rejuvenate dry, winter skin. Not only will it hydrate your skin but will even out your skin tone and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Barry M Blusher Quad, RRP £5.99
4 highly-pigmented matte blushers to help you achieve that winter flush. Add one shade for a natural finish or blend them together to create a gorgeous rosy look.
Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant (Deluxe Mini 13g), RRP £17.50 (Full Size, 55g – £55)
A brand I’ve never tried but only ever heard good things about. This Daily Superfoliant is powder based and deeply cleanses your pores, absorbing the toxins in your skin. To use is pretty simple, just pour 1/2 teaspoon into wet hands and rub together to create a creamy paste then apply onto cleansed skin, finishing off by rinsing.
Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner (Deluxe Mini 0.2ml), RRP £6.18 (Full Size, 0.55ml – £17)
I rarely use eyeliner but this is one I have tried before. Don’t be fooled by the sample size, it lasts for ages. It has an ultra-precise brush tip and can be used to achieve both a fine line or a thicker bolder eye look. It’s waterproof and smudge resistant as well as having a vegan formula.
Steve Laurent Lip Tint, RRP £17.33
If you don’t want to go full out with a lipstick but still want a hint of colour on your lips, then this handy little lip tint is the one. Not only does it add a touch of colour to your lips but it also doubles up as a lip balm, keeping your lips moisturised and hydrated.
Nails Inc Nail Polish – Golden Days Ahead, RRP £11
It is party season after all so trade in your go to nail colour for this shimmering metallic nail polish. Nails Inc formula claims to last for up to ten days too!
Tarte Cosmetics Park Ave Princess Chisel Palette (Limited Edition), RRP £40
Oh my.. Glossybox coming through on the last door, a whole Christmas present on its own. Honestly shook opening this. The palette features two highlighter powders and four bronzers (two matte and two shimmery ones). The perfect product to finish your Christmas day look. I am buzzing to test this out, I just hope it lasts until Christmas!
Wow is all I can say. So many amazing brands and products this year but the Tarte Cosmetics palette has honestly blown me away. Worth half the price of what you pay for the Advent Calendar is just amazing! You have definitely got your money’s worth there for sure.
The Advent Calendar is available now for subscribers at the price of £70 and will go on sale for non-subscribers at the price of £80 on 27th September. If you can’t wait until then and want to subscribe now you can by signing up here and use my code HOLLIE25 to get 25% off your first box. That means you’ll get the calendar and your first box for £77.50 (less than the calendar on its own if you weren’t subscribed!)
Benefits of being a Glossybox subscriber also means that you can get your hands on Limited Edition boxes first too. The latest one is a Bare Minerals box which will be going up on the blog tomorrow and all I can say is that it is my favourite Limited Edition ever! Plus, each month you can earn Glossy credit by taking a quick survey on the products received that month and by referring friends. This can then be exchanged for credit to use against Glossybox boxes or on Lookfantastic. As an extra Christmas treat, Glossybox will be adding £5 of Glossy credit to all subscribers accounts at the start of December.
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