Saturday, 11 January 2014

Unboxed Contents | Boots Christmas Advent Calendar 2013

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First of all I will apologise for the poor quality of these photos. I took them using my phone rather than my camera as the battery was flat at the time. Anyway, some of you may have seen this already on my Instagram (@laurasallmadeup - do feel free to add me!). My boyfriend very kindly bought me the Boots "24 Days Of Beauty Treats" Advent Calendar back in November, but me being me, I tucked it away and forgot about it! Until just after Christmas, where I opened the whole thing in one go, and unveiled the contents which are as follows:

Balmi Lip Balm
Boots Salon Nail Shine Solution
Botanics Heat Protection Shine Serum 
Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm
Ghost Fragrance
Juicy Couture Fragrance
Mavala Polish in London 53
Mavala Polish in Pure Diamond 213
Nails Inc in Porchester Square
Nail File
Nina Fragrance
Orly Bonder Base Coat
Paco Robanne Black XS Fragrance
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation in Ivory
Seventeen Tattoo Me Liquid Eyeliner
Seventeen Blow Out Mascara
Seventeen Supreme Shine Nail Polish
Soap and Glory Clean Girls Body Wash
Soap & Glory Scrub
Umberto Ginannini Hair Tie
Umberto Giannini Glam Hair Back Comb in a Bottle
Vichy Idealia Life Serum
Vichy LifeActiv Serum 10

The calendar was priced at £30, and the contents were said to be worth over £65, which all in all was pretty good value, and once I've opened up the calendar I can see they do add up to this. Although I was a little disappointed that there were FIVE perfume samples included, which are free anyway! I really liked the Balmi Lip Balm (although it was Mint flavoured instead of Strawberry as stated on the reverse of the calendar) the Soap and Glory products, and the various nail varnishes! 

Did you get any beauty advent calendars for Christmas? What was your favourite product?

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  1. I really wish I'd brought a calendar like this, but there's always this year...feels weird saying 'this year' when christmas was just a few weeks ago, haha! :)xo

  2. This box looks lovely! I just lived with a chocolate calendar but I really regret not getting one of these :-( Xx

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  3. I was really tempted to try this out!
    Bit rubbish that they included so many free perfume samples in it but some of the other products more than make up for that. I think I'll need to maybe get myself one for this December! :) I think it would make the whole advent calender opening in the mornings much more fun.

  4. I always feel a bit annoyed when there's perfume in the glossybox!! Some good stuff tho - love the polishes (I think thats what they are)

  5. Wish i got one of these.

  6. I got this one and loved it! I did kind of dread the mornings where it was another perfume sample because there were so many, but I thought there were some amazing products in there :) xx

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  7. Ah all the products are so good, I'll definitely invest in a beauty calendar this year!

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  8. There are a couple of nice products in there that I've actually recently bought so a sample before Christmas would have been quite good but even though this one was quite reasonably priced compared to others I think I'd still prefer to spend the money on one or two products I actually wanted xx

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  10. I was super excited by this box but I wasn't impressed by the contents, the perfume samples and cheap nail files put me off!

    Stephanie (@hopefreedomlove)