Paul & Joe Advent Calendar 2016
Paul & Joe Advent Calendar 2016

I’ve a feeling this is going to be a many part thread – there is so much interest in beauty advents that I thought I’d just blog them as and when I either get them or see them. Starting with the Paul & Joe Advent above (£56) which is a beautiful thing although obviously priced at the top end. I’ve decided not to list all contents (unless the only images I can get show all contents) so I don’t spoil the surprises, but just give a couple of examples of content.

Beauty Advent Calendar 2016 Round Up
Beauty Advent Calendar 2016 Round Up

They’ve done quite a strange arrangement with this one – some windows are just illustrations, others are part of one piece – so for example, the little cat shaped eyeshadow (yes, I did squeak a bit because it is charming) goes into a little round pot (not cat shaped) that you get on another day. In total, there are 12 pieces that equate to 6 products when built. Look out for it from November but check ASOS the week before just in case.

Benefit Advent Calendar 2016.
Benefit Advent Calendar 2016.

The Benefit Advent Calendar, Benefit Girl O’Clock Rock, is a twelve door calendar with 12 Benefit best sellers at sample size. It sings. And it sings about boys – shy guy, sexy surfer, skater stud… sorry but I’m cringing. It’s like Benefit literally never heard of feminism or strong, independent young women.

Benefit Advent Calendar 2016
Benefit Advent Calendar 2016

There’s a value element – £68.46 worth of products for £34.50. It’s a Debenhams exclusive. On the plus, some of Benefit’s other seasonal offerings are beautiful – I’ll cover those a bit further down the line, but this is a big miss from me on the grounds that I’m not 12.

 

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