15 October 2012

The run up to christmas a beauty bloggers dream.. Beauty Advent Calendar

Illustration by Ella Masters.

Its nearly christmas well when i say nearly its 70 days away and you know what one of our favourite traditions in my house ever since we were little was sticking our advent calendar to the living room door... ready to open that first little door and to take a peek inside to find something lovely and christmassy awaiting us in there. So when Selfridges contacted me about their amazing christmas Beauty advent calendar that contains 24 wonderful luxury miniature treats. I realised that the chocolate advent calendars my mum use to pick up in the pound shop weren't going to cut it this year I had to find out more. 
I know it s not chocolate ( i'm personally avoiding chocolate this year) this is a rather awesome advent calendar the Beauty advent calendar itself is  £82.00 but it comes with some lovely little treats everyday on the run up to christmas it can be purchased from the online store here. There are plenty of other beautiful advent calendars that can be purchased from the Selfridges website (here) if your not into beauty or fashion there are some really lovely traditional christmas advent calendars available to make christmas as exciting as it was when you were a child.
I selected a few of my favourite products that you might find in your advent calendar...everyone loves an illustration. You can see from the sneak peek on the website that you will find brands like Shu uemura and lancome available with the beauty advent calendar so the price tag is amazing for what you will receive. With the prospect of opening make-up, perfume or a skin care product (which we all have to admit would be welcome what with the cold weather drawing in)  I  am 100% a lover of Kiehl's its the only tinted moisturiser that I use so when I saw that there were a few kiehl's miniatures to be had in the advent calendar I decided this had to be my perfect (beauty) advent calendar this christmas. Also could you imagine pulling these crackers around the dinner table to find amazing  lancome treats inside?! So excited about christmas now...





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25 comments

  1. Wow this is amazing!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. i love the idea of this, the pricing is a bit steep, but if i had the money id definately get it! xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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  3. I have my eye on the Ciate nail polish calendar. The beauty products one sounds so lovely too. I am far too excited for christmas already x

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  4. Love your illustrations and feeling like I NEED this, think it's good value since it's worth a lot more than the crappy beauty boxes I subscribe to and end up with dry shampoo and cocoa butter! I am a big lover of Kiehls too so definitely making me feel tempted! xo

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  5. Gorgeous illustrations!
    I love the idea of these, just wishing I had the pennies to spare!

    Jesss xo

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  6. Your illustrations are fantastic! I've never heard of these advent calendars but they sound like fun! :)

    themodmermaid.blogspot.com

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  7. Gorgeous illustrations! So much more fun than just showing pictures of the products! Definitely a good idea for an advent calendar (although I'd definitely have to have a chocolate one aswell as something like this!)
    Kaz x

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  8. I got the Selfridges advent calendar last year - it was amazing! Lovely illustrations x

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  9. So much better than chocolate! You wouldn't even need presents by the time it gets to Christmas day xx

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  10. REALLY want one of these! But can I justify the £82? Probably. xo

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  11. oh my that looks amazing, don't know if i can justify going from a bargain cadburys to £82 selfridges though...xo p.s love the illustrations

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  12. I don't get the concept, we don't really have these in Brazil! How do these work? I feel so dum asking this. Haha I love your illustrations! xx

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  13. Such great illustrations!

    xoxo missdottidee.blogspot.com

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  14. The advent calendar is such a good idea but I'd never be able to afford it haha. I love your illustrations though, would probably rather have them than the calendar! xxx

    alaskayoungx.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. This is adorable, though the thought of Christmas being not too far away scares me! x

    http://heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Ohhh that's such a cute idea! A wee bit out of my price range sadly, but I adore the concept :)

    Alli xx

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  17. That is so cool! I never did that as a child but this sounds perfect for me now. It is such a cute idea.

    Jackie
    http://fashionxfairytale.blogspot.com

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  18. I adore your illustrations and how you've found your own unique style. Just LOVE LOVE LOVE! Maybe one day if/when I become rich I'll commission you to be my personal portrait artist...Keep on drawin' :) xxx

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  19. good idea but really expensive..O_O i love this cute design!

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  20. I just found your blog.. I was wandering around and can't remember how I ended up here :o Anyway, I'm glad I did! :) Love your style♥

    Rauяa♡ // sweetimpatience.blogspot.com

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  21. I love the idea of beauty advent calendars just wish I could afford it
    http://joannavictoria-x.blogspot.com/

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  22. As much as i love my products i dont think i could justify stretching to *0squid for a calandar…i do however love your lovely illustrations. AND if Lush did a beauty calander…now i would be ALL over that one lol xxxxx

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  23. these are so beautiful! are they watercolour? I have been trying gouache because I am terrible at using watercolours. Love Kiehls and juicy tubes too.

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  24. oh amazing idea from Selfridges. Your illustrations are so pretty!

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  25. This is so adorable. I am an illustrator as well! :) Nice to discover your blog! xo

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