Friday, 11 October 2019

Latest in Beauty Grazia Advent Calendar

If you thought Latest in Beauty's 24 Days of LiBmas was packed full of beauty treats, you're going to love the Grazia Beauty Advent Calendar. It's the first ever Grazia Beauty Advent Calendar and it is going to turn up the luxury this December! The Christmas edit features some cult classics as well as some new beauty wonders and with a value of over £326, you are not going to want to miss out. 

The Grazia Beauty Advent Calendar (£85.00) features products from Clean Reserve, Spectrum Collections, Nars, Weleda and so many more and if you order yours by 13th October, you'll pay just £80 with the code GRAZAC5!

If you're here reading this then I'm going to assume you're dying to know what's inside but don't worry I won't tell you which door features what product so there's still that element of surprise. If you're not then look away now because there are some serious spoilers up ahead!

The design of the calendar is really similar to 24 Days of LiBmas, it's big and it's designed to open like a book so it's easy to store on top of a wardrobe or chest of drawers if you need to. It's in Grazia's signature yellow shade and ties together with a black ribbon. I love it because it's just so Grazia! 

There are twenty four doors to open with seven of the products being full size so let's have a little run through in no particular order shall we? 

First up we have a liquid lipstick from Anastasia Beverly Hills! My face was a picture when I opened the door and found this behind it because I've wanted to try one for so long. It's in the shade Ashton which is a gorgeous tawny colour and perfect for winter. The pigment is insane, it delivers such an incredible colour and it does not budge. 

Next up we have the Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturiser. It is mineral rich, full of antioxidants and laced with ruby crystals so it helps to blur your complexion leaving you with ultra nourished skin. It feels amazing on my skin and I fear it may be a costly new love interest and I'm dying to try out the rest of their products now. 

Add a little sunshine to your winter with St.Tropez Self Tan Purity Face Mist. I'm not a massive fake tanner anymore but this particular mist I do use. It's super light, mists on to face evenly and leaves a sun-kissed glow in 4-8 hours. I loved using it through the summer for brightening my complexion without having to use makeup plus it smells incredible! 

Product four will help you get the prettiest nails in all the town. OPI Nail Lacquer is one of the best formulas for sleek and chip free nails. There are three shades available in the calendar, all from the Tokyo Collection. I have Another Ramen-tic Evening which is a soft baby pink. 

Dr. PawPaw makes another appearance but this time it's the original balm. This is my favourite of the bunch and I have tubes all over the place because it's great for just about everything. You can use the multipurpose balm for lips, skin, hair, nails, the list is endless! It's full size too so such a fab addition to the calendar. 

Next we have a fragrance from Clean Reserve, Sueded Oud Eau de Parfum is a mix of cypress, birch and pimento with base notes of suede and amber. It is the most beautiful scent, I love Clean Reserve fragrances as they're so unique and Sueded Oud totally hits the mark for me. I'm going to put the full size of this on my Christmas wishlist. 

Code8 Precision Liquid Eyeliner is another of the full size items within the calendar and worth £28. It is a water resistant precision liner in the shade Carbon Black and probably the best liquid eyeliner I have ever used! Its tip is so clean cut and it makes the most perfect line something I am usually terrible at.

I love when you're introduced to new brands this way! 

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare brings their Cell Repair Night Oil to the beauty advent calendar and this has rave reviews much to my delight. I love facial oils so something like this is right up my street and oh my it smells amazing. The oil is a relaxing blend of neroli, lavender, rose and mandarin all of which encourage mindfulness. It's self care in a bottle and one I just know I'll enjoy using each night. 

Malin + Goetz make an appearance with their Advanced Renewal Cream which helps give skin a smooth and radiant boost. It's deeply nourishing, incredibly rich and a complete delight to slather over skin. I love Malin + Goetz products and this particular one is brilliant. 

Philip Kingsley PK Prep Perfecting Spray is something I've had in my haircare drawer for yonks and love it. It's basically the only primer you'll ever need for your hair as it protects against heat, boosts volume, encourages all over shine and it smells pretty lovely too. It's a great little product to take you from haystack to sleek and sexy.

I was so excited to see Spectrum Collections included because I love their brushes and use them alllll the time. They're my go to for everything and the C03 is such a handy little brush to have in your stash. It's designed for precise application of powders and is tapered so works really well for contour and highlight too! Plus, how gorgeous is the green design?! 

Next up we have the Aromatherapy Associates Forest Bath & Shower Oil. They're the perfect bath time treat and something I absolutely love adding to my bath on a Sunday evening for a deep pamper. I haven't used Forest before but with pink pepper, cypress and Ho wood I can see it becoming a favourite. 

The Nars Satin Lip Pencils are some of my go to lip products because the colour is always gorgeous and they don't budge. Rikugien is a soft rose that gives a pretty pop of pink to lips. They glide on lips and the pencil tip makes it really easy to get the perfect pout. 

Dermalogica's much loved Pre-Cleanse Oil is the perfect first step to a double cleanse. I'm a big fan of this product as it helps to melt away the days dirt, grime and makeup to reveal brighter, cleaner skin. Sticking with skincare, you'll also find Sukin's Purely Ageless Rejuvenating Day Cream which is packed with ribose to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles; And bareMinerals Skinlongevity Power Infusion which helps strengthen skin against the elements so perfect for those colder months. 

Take a moment for you with This Works Sleep Together Calming Spray. It's ideal for a moment of calm when everything gets a bit too much or if you need a little help dropping off. I use this to mist over my pillow and it completely relaxes me!

Next we have Diego Dalla Palma Geisha Lift Concealer which I think is a really odd product to include. All the other products are quite generic and would suit a range of skin tones but to include a concealer in one shade is a bit risky and to be completely honest, pointless. It's such a waste of a product. I think this is the only door where I've felt really disappointed with. 

The final six products are from some incredible brands! System Professional LuxeOil is the only hair treatment you'll need to help transform hair into long, luscious locks. It contains almond, argan and jojoba oils to help pamper each and every strand and the little treatment smells incredible. 

Next we have Darphin Vetiver Oil Mask which helps detoxify the skin. The gel mask is infused with real golden flower and a blend of essential oils. It transforms from a gel to a lightweight milk when rinsed leaving you with positively glowing skin.  

If you're looking for a cleanser to pair up with the Dermalogica PreCleanse then look no further than Lixirskin Electrogel Cleanser. The rich cleanser dissolves makeup and dirt while reaching deep within pores to cleanse it then attracts, captures and eliminates positively charged toxins with a very miniscule negatively-charged electrogel embedded in the formula, so you can just rinse it away. It sounds so impressive and I've popped it in the shower to use later. 

Weleda create some of my favourite skincare products and Skin Food has to be the ultimate cult classic. It delivers an intense hit of moisture for skin which makes it one of the best products to use during the winter. I wouldn't be without this in my beauty stash and this tiny tube is going straight into my handbag! 

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant has quite a following but it's something I've never used before. The product is renowned for being a blemish buster to help reveal clearer, smoother skin so I can't wait to give this a go after reading the many rave reviews. 

The final item is the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Mask and with winter coming, getting the glow has been made even easier with this! I love sheet masks and I can't wait to give this a go and get the glow back. 

And that is the Latest in Beauty Grazia advent calendar! 

What do you think?

It's available to buy now but be quick because this is gonna get snapped up before you know it. 

You can shop the calendar here - Grazia Advent Calendar. Let me know if you pick one up for yourself.

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  1. I've never had any kind of advent calendar that wasn't just a £1 chocolate one, but I'm going to have to rethink that choice now haha! I agree with the concealer being a little pointless though, I think such a small percentage of people would be able to use it it's not really worth including it. Saying that, it's still an amazing calendar and great value for the price!
    Bella x

  2. I'm still on the fence with Advent calendars... but this one has NARS so I must admit I'm tempted! Beautiful photos!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  3. I didn't even know this brand had an advent calendar until your post.. it looks amazing! So many good brands inside, especially like the look of that Anastasia lipstick X

    Kate |

  4. Oh my gosh! The photos you've taken of the products are blowing me away. I think it's amazing that seven of the products where full sized because the advent calender is a lil pricey. I love the shade of the Anastasia Beverly Hills lipstick, I've heard before that the pigment level in them is amazing so I might have to get myself one anyway! Thanks for sharing x

    Kayleigh Zara ❄️✨

  5. I've never owned any beauty advent calendar because they are usually rather pricey, but reading this post made me want to get my hands on one! There are so many different brands I've never tried but would love to - I'm especially intrigued by that Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturiser!

    Dominika |

  6. There's some ridiculous big brand names in there! I had the M&S one last year but half of it was their own stuff & the other half was brands I hadn't heard of, with the odd eyeko product. ABH?! Get me one now!

  7. This sounds like a really good calendar because there's such a range of products. I hate it when beauty advent calendars have far too much of one thing. Some amazing brand names too - definitely worth the money! x


  8. I want this sooooo bad it's such a varied calendar isn't it, so many different brands and different products - might have to treat myself... 😍 x

  9. Oooh some great brands in there like Paulas Choice, Omorovicza and Lixir just to name a few favourites!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  10. It looks like a fantastic advent calendar x

  11. I think this is probably one of the best advent calendars I've seen! I haven't got one yet this year.

  12. Jesus! This box looks immense. So many luxury brands! X

  13. I've never bought a beauty advent calendar as I'm always a bit unsure I'll use it all, but this is the first one I've seen where I actually would! (Except maybe that concealer, such a weird choice!) I think the price is amazing for the products included, especially with 7 full size items! I love that Paula's Choice exfoliant and the eyeliner sounds perfect. I also am a huge fan of the Nars lip pencils and that shade is lovely.
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  14. Oh wow. What a fab calendar! So many amazing brands and products inside.

  15. ahhhh this is deffo my fave so far. the amount of brands that I love in here!

  16. Wow this could be the best I have seen?! May try and get this one x

  17. Wow this sounds absolutely amazing. Such a fun way to try out new brands and products! I doubt the full calendar would be within my reach this year but I've taken a list of some things I'm definitely going to try!!


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