My Advent Calendars So Far!

10th December 2017

Hey everyone!

So this is already post number 70 on the blog (can you believe it!?) and It’s probably about time I properly dived into the Christmas spirit on here. I thought today I’d show what I’ve received in my fabulous advent calendars! I’ve never indulged in a beauty one before as I was never really sure whether they were worth it.

I changed my mind last year when my mum was opening fabulous product after product every day from her M&S beauty advent calendar. She bought us both one this year aswell as getting me a moo-free chocolate advent calendar (thanks mum). I also treated myself to a Bomb Cosmetics bath advent calendar so I’m feeling a bit spoilt! Here are the bits I’ve opened so far and what I think of them…

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar
Day 1: Rosie for Autograph Amazing Radiance Body Glow

I have been loving this already, although I’m not a fake tan kinda gal it has a lovely slight glittery tint to it and smells similar to Paco Robannes Olympéa which is my favourite perfume EVER.

Day 2: Filorga Meso-Mask (Smoothing Radiance Mask)

I’ve only tried this on the back of my hand so far but I absolutely love the smell of it. It felt greasy at first but sunk into the skin fast so it could be a winner! The packaging for it is quite plain though so I can’t say it caught my eye.

Day 3: Nuxe Paris Precious Scented Shower Oil With Golden Shimmer

The bottle being gold and smell of this is super luxury, I really really love this other than the fact it’s quite hard to get out of the bottle for some odd reason!

Day 4: Gatineau Paris Melatogenine Probiotic Cream

I haven’t yet had a chance to try this but it’s to help with wrinkles so I can’t say I need it quite yet! This may be one I pass on to someone who needs it more than me.

Day 5: Radial Dragons Blood Sculpting Gel

My mum was super excited about this one and put it on as soon as she opened it, haha! I haven’t yet had a chance to try it but I love the funky coloured tube and the smell is really appealing! Sort of similar to Elemis products.

Day 6: Stila Liquid Lipstick

How GORGEOUS is this colour!? I am so pleasantly surprised as it’s such a universal shade. I’ve never tried any Stila products due to the price but I’ve always lusted after them.

Day 7: Korres Wild Rose Advanced Repair Sleeping Facial

I absolutely love the smell of this which is odd as I’m not usually a huge fan of rose. It feels so nice once applied but I did feel like I needed to use quite a bit of it to cover my face. It is a lovely and thick cream though, perfect for overnight!

Day 8: Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

I received an eyeko eyeliner in my monthly beauty box once and absolutely ADORED it so I’m quite excited to try more of their products! The brush on this looks quite promising. It’s also waterproof and in a squeezy tube so no product will go to waste.

Day 9: Nail Inc Gel One Coat Nail Varnish in “Molten Star

My mum was super disappointed with this day as she says she never gets round to using nail varnishes but I’ve recently become interested in doing mine so I’m really excited to use this! Such a cute, christmassy gold, too.

Day 10: M&S Radiance Reveal Peel

I’m not exactly sure what this is but it says to use when dull skin needs a lift so I’m assuming it’s a product to help your skin glow. It says to massage into dry skin so I think it may be a similar product to The Body Shops peel which i never got on with that well so I’m not sure if this will be a product for me.

Bomb Cosmetics Bath Advent Calendar
Day 1: Snowdrift Creamer

The appearance of this is plain but it holds such a beautiful creamy smell and I imagine it’ll be so moisturising once popped in the bath.

Day 2: Perfect Present Blaster

I love the cute heart shape and red and white theme of this one! And the main ingredients are Frankincense and Myrrh which makes it super Christmassy.

Day 3: Go Mango Soap

This smells so super lovely but I’m not a big soap user and there are quite a few in this calendar so I think I might pass this on to Jake as he LOVES mango!

Day 4: Strawberry Creamer

I’m not usually the biggest fan of strawberry products as they usually have quite an artificial smell to them but this is actually so sweet and lovely! It’s also rolled in Cranberry seeds which is a cute addition.

Day 5: Shooting Stars Mallow

Doesn’t it look absolutely adorable with all the stars in it!? I’m impressed with how they’ve still kept the designs so adorable on these minis. I’m excited to bathe in the cocoa and shea butter based goodness.

Day 6: Ginger Love Mallow

This one is such a warm scent and so perfect for Christmas. I actually wrote about it in my Bomb Cosmetics post here and how cute and lovely it is! I’m really glad I have another now as Jake really wanted to try it but I was too in love to part ways with it.

Day 7: Pink Pamper Soap

I love how these mini soaps still have the little details in them like the big ones! This is a girly floral soap with calming chamomile in.

Day 8: Pure Therapy Soap

This smells divine, it has bergamot and lemongrass in and reminds me of products they use at a spa! Lemongrass is definitely one of my all time favourite ingredients for pamper products so this is going to be used up very quickly.

Day 9: Apple and Raspberry blaster

Two of my favourite fruity smells in one! This looks so adorable in a little heart shape and the fact that it’s multi-coloured makes it look like a little unicorn blaster – so cute!

Day 10: Rhubarb and Custard Mallow

The mixture of colours in this one look so funky and the smell is to die for! I’m a sucker for anything with rhubarb in recently as it smells super sweet and strong.

So as you can see, I’ve been having the time of my life getting little pamper surprises everyday! Do you have a beauty advent calendar this year? Have you been loving it as much as I have?

’Til next time,

67 responses to “My Advent Calendars So Far!”

  1. Miranda says:

    Love this Al and feel free to pass any anti wrinkle products to mumma xxx

  2. Julia says:

    They look so good! I saw M&S one in store and I really wanted to get one, the products inside looked really good! I’ve never had a beauty advent calendar, but I’m hoping to get one next year and I’m planning to go big haha both of your advent calendars are so good and the products are incredible!

    Julia xx

  3. Eleanor May says:

    These look so good! The M&S Beauty Advent Calendar looks so cute. I wish I decided to get a beauty advent calendar this year. I just went for a Kinder chocolate one instead!

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh but Kinder is soo good too haha! But I must say, the beauty calendars make me so excited every morning! X

  4. Abbey says:

    That M&S advent calendar is incredibly pretty! The packaging is just so aesthetically appealing, I’m not sure I’d want to open it! It sounds like there’s plenty of goodies inside though, especially the Stila lipstick! So glad you’ve been so impressed by both of your calendars, they certainly seem a lot better than a certain Zoella advent calendar haha!

    Abbey ❄️

  5. Gemma says:

    I love this! Seems like you’ve received some great treats from the M&S Calendar, not quite sure about it myself but I’m glad you’ve received products you like! I actually looked at getting the Bomb Cosmetics Calendar but unfortunately I went with the Mad Beauty one instead. Definitely feel this one will be on my list for next year, some great products! I can not wait to open my Mad Beauty Calendar, unfortunately it was a 12 Days of Christmas!

    Gemma |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh will you do a post on the MAD beauty one? I love seeing what people get, hence why I did this post haha! The Bomb one is awesome, I’ll definitely be getting it next year too 🙂 X

  6. Gemma says:

    Gatineau skincare is one of the best, it actually helps to prevent wrinkles so you should definitely use it. I swear by their skincare, makes my skin look so good and I’m only 23!

  7. Soooo many regrets that I didn’t get myself an advent callendar this year! Love having a peek into yours though fab post <3

    Morgan //

  8. Annie says:

    Great post! I love advent calendars and got myself the traditional chocolate one this year. You look like you got some great products so far! That bomb cosmetics bath one looks super cute!

  9. Shan says:

    Oooh haven’t heard of the M&S one yet but it looks amazing so far!!

  10. Isabel says:

    I am kicking myself as yet again silly old me didn’t get a single beauty calendar this year! I’m loving reading your little descriptions of each thing you get, will you be doing another post with the rest of the doors? If I can’t have my own calendar I’m just gonna read about everyone else’s! ?

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Oooh there’s always next year I suppose! Thank you 🙂 I’m not sure yet but I might now that you’ve said it! X

  11. Alice says:

    Your photos are looking amazing girl! Both of these calendars look so lovely, the M&S one is full of lovely little pamper items to get you through Winter – love the Stila lip product especially! I still need to try some Bomb Cosmetics stuff but those little soaps are so cute! I’d love the rhubarb and custard one, mmm x


    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ahh thank you so much! 🙂 I was so chuffed with the Stila product, it’s such a nice colour and so cute! I love anything rhubard and it smells absolutely gorgeous x

  12. I’m really wish I had a beauty advent calendar! Next year for definite. The M&S one looks right up my street. It’s so cute and the products look amazing. Love Rodial and that stila lipstick is a gorgeous colour. X

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      The M&S one is definitely for people who like more high end stuff and skincare! The Stila has deffo been a highlight so far 🙂 X

  13. This M&S advent calendar looks so amazing! I want it! Too bad I am broke just now ahah xx corinne

  14. Sophie says:

    I always kick myself for not getting the M&S beauty calendar. I usually shy away from them because my skin is so sensitive I worry it’s going to be a complete waste of money but this one looks great x


    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      It is so gorgeous, I’m so impressed! As all the products are usually high end they should be okay for sensitive skin as they’re quality 🙂 X

  15. Liv says:

    The M&S one is so cute!! I didn’t buy any beauty advent calendars this year but after seeing so many on blogs I’ll definitely get one next year. There are just so many to choose from!!xx

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      There are so many out there now, I like going for one with a variety of stuff in rather than just one brand! Xx

  16. Jenny says:

    I really wish I had invested in a beauty type calendar this year – I love the look of the Bomb Cosmetics one! xxx

  17. Heather says:

    The Bomb Cosmetics advent calendar looks so cute x

  18. Emma-Louise says:

    Ah I love seeing what everyone gets in their beauty advent calendars! I have the boots no7 one and love it! The items are so good and I’m really pleased with it for the price. I didn’t realise bomb Cosmetics did one – it looks awesome! x

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Ooh I didn’t even know no7 did one but I’ll definitely be looking at that next year! Yeah I didn’t either before this year but I’m so glad I grabbed it! X

  19. Chloe says:

    Ooh you’ve received some fab things in your advent calendars so far! I received both a beauty and a chocolate advent calendar this year; I’m a very lucky girl! xx

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I’m so pleased with the items I’ve got, I’m so excited to get using them all! It is fun having more than one isn’t it!? Xx

  20. This looks so beautiful, I haven’t got a beauty advent calendar this year so I’m very jealous. Lovely photography xx

  21. Zara Anne says:

    I love beauty advent calendars, I didn’t manage to get one this year so I made do with my little vegan chocolate one but this post gave me a few ideas to bear in mind for next year! Xx

  22. Bexa says:

    This is such an awesome calendar ?. Next year I’m defo getting a beauty one instead of a choc one (or maybe both! he he) Fab post, enjoy your beauty treats! xx

    Bexa |

  23. Cindy says:

    Every year I say I’m going to get a beauty advent calendar but I never do – I always feel like I’m missing out come December 1/2 haha. The bath one looks so nice – must be nice to stock up little bath treats to use during these colder nights. I really wish I had gotten one for my pup – I think he would loved that! But my forever dream advent calendar will probably be from Diptyque – a girl can def dream haha.

    Cindy |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Deffo put it on your to do list for next year 🙂 Yeah it’s really lovely to have a constant supply of bath goodies!! Aww yeah I had one for my pup last year! X

  24. You have some amazing products in these! I really wanted to get the bomb cosmetics calendar as I LOVE their products and to get to try a whole variety would be a dream! I also really love your pictures in this post!

    Emily xx

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      The bomb ones are definitely worth it, especially if you want a variety of things to try 🙂 and the mallows are almost as big as the actual ones you buy which I found amazing! Thank you 🙂 Xx

  25. Jade mayhead says:

    So jealous of your bomb cosmetics calendar? all of the products in this look amazing!
    The M&S one look great aswell – I locebthe lipstick colour!??

  26. Chessie says:

    Wow, I love your advent calendars! Especially the bomb cosmetics one – definitely beats my chocolate where’s wally one haha x

    Francesca | ?

  27. Lily says:

    I’ve also got the M&S one and am so pleased with it! I was worried I’d hate it all, but seriously all the products are amazing and I’m glad I decided to treat myself to it x

  28. Anu says:

    Both of these calendars sound incredible so far! The Stila lipstick looks absolutely gorgeous and the Nuxe Shower Oil sounds really lovely as well.
    This year I couldn’t find a beauty calendar I knew I’d love so I ended up buying products for myself and my mom did too and she puts one of them every morning inside this random Christmas sock that hangs on my door! It’s safe to say that I’ve loved everything so far and I love that you can make it completely your own and mix beauty, fashion and lifestyle items if you want ?

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      The shower oil is soo luxurious, I’m so glad I got the chance to try it out! That’s well cute I absolutely love that idea 🙂 my mum made her own chocolate and treat ones for my brother and cousins and they were really cute! X

  29. This post has made me want a beauty advent calendar and is making me regret not having one even more! I loove posts like this and seeing what people get inside their’s. I’m gutted I didn’t pick up this M&S one as it looks fab! The Bomb Cosmetics one is super cute as well – I love the sound of the Rhubarb & Custard Mallow, yummy xo

    Char |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aww girl there is always many years to come, I’m sure they’ll only get bigger and better too! I’m so happy with my choices for calendars i’ll probably get both again next year tbh! X

  30. The Bomb Cosmetics Calender is so good, and absolutely perfect for you?! I bet you’re loving December! ? I’ve heard so many amazing things about the M&S Calender, both this year and last year, but I just haven’t got round to picking it up myself – there are some really amazing brands included, and for the price when it was on offer, it’s incredible! I hope the next few days on both are just as good as the first.. ?

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know I thought that hehe! I was determined to get it this year after seeing my mum loving hers and I’m so glad I did get it as it makes me super excited opening it! Thank you they have been so far 🙂 X

  31. Leslie says:

    That bomb cosmetics sounds so good! So many great items, gosh love these advent calendars this year!

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      They do seem to get better every year although I’ll probably stick with these ones again next year as I love them so much! X

  32. Alicia says:

    Happy 70th Post! Wow these advent calendars look so good! I didn’t know the m&s one has so many great products in it xxx

  33. Ashton says:

    What a great post. I love seeing what new and different advent calendars there are. You have some great ones

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