Words by Ateh Jewel
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I love the holiday season. Winter walks, hanging out with friends and family, getting ready for feasting and watching Harry Potters back to back!!
Beauty is all part of the ritual and magic for me and I love a Beauty Advent Calendar and Gift Set at Christmastime. I tell my 11 year old twin daughters that the best gifts are the ones you give yourself, as well as giving to others.
If you need some bargain self-care gifting or beauty inspo this month, hope this little rundown of goodies (in no particular order as they’re all gorgeous!) helps you on your merry way!
Costs £55 – Worth £95.50 – Save £40.50
I’ve always been a huge The Body Shop fan since the 80s, thanks to their fair trade, ethically sourced products and cruelty free beauty before cruelty free was even a thing! This year’s offering is a pop-up advent calendar called ‘Box of Wishes’. Containing 24 mini treats to keep your skin feeling hydrated and fresh, this one is perfect for all ages and skin types and makes you feel warm and fuzzy from the inside out. This is such a bargain.
Costs £40* – Worth £300 – Save £260
The Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar has dropped and this year they have made it bigger and better than before – yours for just *£40 when you spend £30 on clothing, home or beauty at M&S* This absolute bargain of a calendar contains 7 full size beauty heroes including REN, Eyeko and Clinique worth a sensational £300! An irresistible offer I think you’ll agree.
Costs £35 – Worth £94 – Save £59
I love how pigmented and fun Revolution colour pigments are and they pop on all skin tones. Have loads of fun creating party season looks that come to life with Revolution’s You Are the Revolution Advent Calendar. This ultimate glam box is packed with 25 days of lipsticks, lip glosses, brushes and even an eyeshadow palette! It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Costs £40.50 – Worth £80.05 – Save £39.55
Soap & Glory is a staple for loads of people in their getting ready to party routine, so why not keep yourself stocked up going into 2023 with their 24 Days to Treat Yule Self Advent Calendar. This self-love calendar is loaded with 24 face masks, bath bombs and so much more. What a treat!
Costs £55 – Worth £101 – Save £46
I’m a huge L’Occitane fan and this Classic Beauty Calendar is the perfect way to fall back in love with the brand as it brings you 24 travel-size fan favourites. They have every beauty base covered from their Almond Delicious Hand Cream to their Overnight Reset Serum. Just gorgeous!
Lip Care & Lipstick Makeup Gift Set, £17.50
I have a special place in my beauty heart for Clinique. Get prepping and ready to party with this Clinique lip duo gift set, which boasts a Moisture Surge Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment and Lip Colour + Primer Bare Pop Lipstick. It’s the perfect gift to help keep lips soft and protected from the cold weather whilst adding a pop of colour
Costs £20 – Worth £45 – Save £25
Give the gift of a fabulous skincare regime this season with No7’s 6-piece gift set. The complete regime for radiant, fresher, younger looking skin including products from their No7 Radiance and Protect & Perfect Intense ranges.
(Grab a bargain at Boots with their 3 for 2 Offer on Soap & Glory)
We all love a body butter, especially for the party season. I love to mix mine with some shimmer for a body bling glow. Soap & Glory give you the gift of baby soft skin with this delicious set containing 3 full sized body butters including Smoothie Star, The Righteous and Call of the Fruity Butters.
(This set is in the Boots 3 for 2 Offer too!)
Achieving a festive manicure at home has never been so easy with the Nails Inc Bright Like A Diamond Gift Set. Shades of neutral and berry plus a hint of sparkle will keep your nails in party mode for the Christmas period. Enjoy!
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