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…




  1. October 15, 2012 / 5:53 pm

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

  2. October 15, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    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

  3. October 15, 2012 / 6:37 pm

    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

  4. October 15, 2012 / 6:48 pm

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

    Jesss xo

  5. October 15, 2012 / 6:53 pm

    Your illustrations are fantastic! I've never heard of these advent calendars but they sound like fun! 🙂

  6. October 15, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    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

  7. October 15, 2012 / 8:09 pm

    I got the Selfridges advent calendar last year – it was amazing! Lovely illustrations x

  8. October 15, 2012 / 8:17 pm

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

  9. October 15, 2012 / 9:19 pm

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

  10. October 15, 2012 / 10:46 pm

    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

  11. October 15, 2012 / 11:35 pm

    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

  12. October 16, 2012 / 2:27 am

    Such great illustrations!


  13. October 16, 2012 / 10:50 am

    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

  14. October 16, 2012 / 11:49 am

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

    Alli xx

  15. October 16, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    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

  16. October 17, 2012 / 11:21 am

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

    Rauяa♡ //

  17. October 18, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    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

  18. October 18, 2012 / 8:34 pm

    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.

  19. October 19, 2012 / 8:19 am

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

  20. October 20, 2012 / 9:27 pm

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

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