Well here we go! Yes, I’m talking about my first Advent Calendar of the season! Sorry if it’s too early for you BUT I’m trying to make sure you guys have all my Advent Calendar unboxings and reviews in plenty of time to help you decide which ones you’re going to treat yourself to this year. And first up we have the very special Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar! So let’s get stuck right in!
This year’s calendar has a gorgeous design – I love traditional Christmas colours and this is bright red with gold accents. It’s simple yet elegant and looks really enticing. It’s also absolutely HUGE – as you’ll see from my unboxing video on YouTube – it’s bigger than my torso! So it shows that you’re getting something substantial and of a good size. The great thing about this calendar is the price – it’s £79. Which compared to other calendars this year isn’t too bad at all – especially when you see that some are up to £300+
The really exciting thing about this calendar though, is that for your £79 you get over £300 worth of products inside. And they range between full size and travel size, with very few being sample sized. So it’s a great way to try some new beauty goodies and get good sized and top quality products for your money. Seeing as the calendar has been filled with some of Look Fantastic’s best loved brands and products, you can guarantee that there’s going to be only the very best and most premium in here. And take my word for it – there is.
Also worth a mention is that the calendar contains 25 gifts – which is one more than a lot – which mostly stop on Christmas Eve. But within the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar there are a full and exciting 25 – with a very special and full sized product for you to open on Christmas Day too. And every single one is gift wrapped individually, so you get a little gift to open every day, which is such a lovely and thoughtful touch. No expense has been spared with this calendar.
So let’s get to the good bit – WHAT’S INSIDE!
**This is where the spoilers are, so look away now if you don’t want to know exactly what’s inside!**
I’m going to start with some of my absolute favourites from inside the calendar. It was so, so hard to find ‘favourites’ as I wasn’t disappointed with anything in the calendar at all. But there’s a few stand out items for me. Starting with the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. I love this brand but they’ve not always been the easiest to get hold of here in the UK, so I love seeing them more. And even more so finding them in this advent calendar! This is their travel sized moisturiser which retails at £10.50 and I love it because it’s chemical free and contains no parabens. It’s perfect for use on skin conditions as well as winter dry skin. LOVED opening this one.
I also loved the HD Brows x Look Fantastic Contour and Colour Pro Palette which retails for £60! This full sized palette is the substantial treat you find behind door number one – which sets the precedent for the whole calendar. Containing six cheek products including bronzer, blusher and highlight, this palette offers universal shades that will suit most skin tones. I can’t wait to use this and I think everyone would love to find this on day number one. I also loved the matching Look Fantastic cheek brush which is dual ended and goes really well with the palette, but that comes later in the month! (Worth £10.)
A huge surprise was finding none other than skincare brand Omorovicza inside this year’s Look Fantastic Advent Calendar. I couldn’t believe another such amazing brand was hiding inside, but it was. You’ll find a 30ml of their Moor Cream Cleanser. The full 150ml of this costs £52, so this is a great introduction to one of their best selling cleansers. It’s a gentle but detoxifying and exfoliating cleanser that doesn’t leave skin tight or uncomfortable. I find it’s really nice for everyday, especially in the evenings when you remove your make up.
Another stand-out favourite for me was the Mane n Tail Shampoo & Conditioner. I use the Mane n’ Tail products a lot and I really notice a difference to the ends of my hair when so, plus I love to always have a stash of shampoo & conditioner in my bathroom and switch between which ones I use, so these are always welcome additions to my beauty stash. Especially because they’re the perfect travel size, so good for when you’re going away but don’t want to cart the full sized and heavy bottles with you.
Also included in the calendar is:
Filorga Anti-Ageing Micellar Solution 50ml | worth £2.50
Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm 30ml | worth £7.20
Glamglow Gravity Mud Mask Firming Treatment | worth £12.60
Blink Brow Bar Brow Build | worth £16.00
Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil 5ml | worth £6.50
Eyeko Mini Black Magic Mascara 2ml | worth £5.00
Molton Brown Jasmine and Sun Rose Body Wash 100ml | worth £10.00
Regenerate Advanced Toothpaste 14ml | worth £1.87
Rituals Ritual Of Sakura Body Cream 70ml | worth £6.00
Grow Gorgeous Mud Mask 60ml | worth £9.00
Balance Me Tan Drops 4ml | worth £4.00
Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick | worth £20.00
Sleek Mineral Based Eyeshadow Palette | worth £8.99
Doucce Fierce and Fine Graphic Pen | worth £16.00
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum 10ml | worth £15.33
ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy 15ml | worth £10.09
This Works Relax and Breathe Stress Check 5ml | worth £10.00
Aromatherapy Associates Bath and Shower Oil 9ml | worth £11.00
Erno Laszlo Eye Serum Mask x2 | worth £10.00
Illamasqua Beyond Powder Deity | worth £34.00
So those are all the amazing goodies you’ll find inside this years calendar. Aren’t they all amazing beauty goodies to top up your stash with? I certainly think so! As beauty advent calendars go, this has to be in my opinion, one of this years best. It won’t break the bank and the value and quality of products inside is top notch.
And don’t forget to watch my full YouTube unboxing too!
**This post contains gifted items but as ever all opinions are entirely my own. Please refer to my Disclaimer page for more details.