I can’t believe that that’s it! Christmas is over and done with for another year and I have to wait 11 whole months for another beauty advent calendar! Part of me wants to pick one up in the sales to see me through each month till then! I have loved opening them each day and I’m here with the last instalment of what was in the last seven days! I’m also going to do a round up on each about whether they were worth the money/effort over the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled for that! P.s I’ve forgotten which order I opened my blogger gifts in so if they are in the wrong order sorry Jay!
Look Fantastic – Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream 7ml
Blogger – P.s Pug Blending Sponge
At 7ml this eye cream is just under half the full size (which retails for £20!) so this is worth about £9.33 on a price per ml basis. That’s a really good size as I find eye creams last ages and ages anyway! I’ve never actually tried anything from Balance me so i’m intrigued to see what this is like. Clearly Jay is a mind reader as she bough me this pug blending sponge that I spoke about only a week or so ago here! It’s so cute and I raced to use it straight away! It’s a bit firmer in texture than say a beauty blender but it did blend my foundation out well! It’s a big hit for me!
Look Fantastic – Redken One United Multi Benefit Hair Treatment
Blogger – M&S Beauty Bath Fizzer Crackers
From Look Fantastic we got the this Redken hair treatment which i’ve never tried before! I believe it’s a spray which is good as minimal effort is required there! It claims to have 25 separate benefits for your hair so I am definitely excited to see how it performs on my hair! This is only a 30ml bottle so it’s only worth £3.40 but another nice addition nonetheless! For today, Jay got me some bath fizzers from M&S. I told her how much I loved baths so these will be a lovely treat during my exam period!
Look Fantastic – Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
P.s CC Stick
I have never tried Dermalogica but i’ve heard great things. I’ve had an exfoliator that comes in a powder like this before but I have to say I did find it a bit of a faff! My brothers skin is in need of some TLC at the moment so being the lucky teenager he is, he has inherited this! This little sample is worth around £7.32 as the full size retails for a huge £41.75! In my blogger calendar I got a CC stick which is something I’ve never experimented with! This is the green one which is for redness which to be honest my skin doesn’t really suffer with. However, I do get quite a lot of spots that can go red so I am going to test this out on those! I’m hoping for good things!
Look Fantastic – Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Body Wash 100ml
Blogger – Nivea Lip Balm
I’m going to put it out there and say that Molton Brown is not my favourite brand, however this shower gel smells gorgeous! It’s quite manly so we’ve decided my Dad is getting this one but it is a really lovely fragrance! This is a third of the full size making it worth around £6.67 which is pretty good! From Jay I got a Nivea Lip Balm which is lovely for this time of the year! Unfortunately everyone else had the same idea this year and I received about 4/5 lip balms for Christmas so I may hang on to this one to pop in a giveaway but I have smelt this one before and it’s yummy!
Look Fantastic – Ole Henriksen Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths
Blogger – Merryteaser
Ole Henriksen is a brand that I hadn’t tried until recently but I’m really starting to like! I’ve just finished some of these wipes and although they aren’t my favourite, they smelt gorgeous and left my skin feeling lovely and soft so I’m happy to have some more. Mum has claimed these ones though as she’s never tried them and uses wipes more often than I do. You get 10 wipes in a pack making this worth £4. Merryteasers are probably my favourite little chocolate so I am especially pleased this was included in the calendar! How i’ve held off from eating it for this long I will never know but I’m sure that will be rectified shortly.
Look Fantastic – Look Good Feel Better Eye Shading Brush
Blogger – N07 Eye Shadow
The two calendar paired well today didn’t they! Look Good Feel Better is a brand that I really support as a proportion of the money goes to helping women with cancer feel better through helping them learn tricks with makeup. I learned more about the charity at the Lily & Anna event in October so this was a great addition for me. I believe this brush is worth £6.99. From Jay I got a lovely No7 eyeshadow! This is a beautiful colour which I believe I already have from my good old days of working at Boots and on the No7 counter occasionally. This one will be retained for a giveaway too so keep your eyes peeled for that as it’s an amazing formula and colour!
Look Fantastic – Illamasqua Eye Shadow Palette
Blogger – Set of three Pug Socks!
Finally, on Christmas day I opened this amazing Illamasqua eyeshadow palette which was created especially for this calendar and is worth a huge £34! The colours are beautiful and I cannot wait to try this out over the next few weeks. The packaging is beautiful and this is an amazing end to a brilliant calendar! From Jay I got lots of cute pug socks which are my favourite as I adore pugs! She really listened to what I said I liked and these are so cosy!
That’s it for this year! I hope you’ve enjoyed following along with the advent calendars and it might give you some ideas what to go for next year!