The Christmas Countdown has well and truly begun, I adore this time of year so much, it always brings out the little kid in me and Advent Calendars help to kick start the holiday giddiness in festive style. Beauty Advent Calendars are now huge business, more and more brands seem to be bringing out bigger and better Beauty Advent Calendars each year. Some are more reasonably priced and some are ridiculously expensive too, but if you stick to your budget they are often a fun way of trying many different/best selling products from brands in a fun-little-treat-each-morning way. Last year I decided to go with the Benefit 12 Days of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar and I loved it so much that I decided to grab it again this year as soon as it was launched (as the most popular Beauty Advent Calendars do tend to sell out in a flash). The Benefit Advent Calendar appears to be in the mid-price range of Beauty Calendars at £34.50 (however the contents inside are said to be worth approx £68.00) and I purchased this from Debenhams UK who currently still have them in stock.
This year’s Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar theme is ‘Girl O’Clock Rock’ and like last year its a ’12 days of Christmas’ with 12 doors rather than the more conventional 24 door Advent Calendar you open from December 1st. In true Benefit style the packaging is brightly coloured, fun, girlie and eye catching with an adorable theme.
Today December 13th is finally the morning I get to open the first eagerly awaited door and again it brought out the big kid in me, I was genuinely really excited! The Beauty Advent Calendar is a large pink coloured box that opens like a book to reveal all 12 doors, behind each door is a travel or small size Benefit product and this year’s box is said to include ‘They’re real’! mini-mascara, Lollibalm mini, BADgal lash mini, Hoola mini and High Beam mini, amongst others. You can see my full review with all doors opened from last year’s Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar 2015 here as 2016’s is very similar in terms of what is inside.
The Beauty Advent Calendar also plays it’s very own Benefit original song which like last year’s is so catchy and fun. As this year’s theme is Girl O’Clock Rock it has a 50’s Rock n Roll vibe to it and the words to the song are on the back of the calendar so you can sing along as I can guarantee you will end up doing because its so darn catchy!
I adore these sort of Beauty Advent Calendars, its certainly plays to the younger beauty lover and young at heart beauty lover and the products inside the calendar come in handy for makeup bags and travel, as well as a fun way to trail products from the Brand you wouldn’t normally purchase. So let the Christmas Countdown fun continue! And I would love to know which Beauty Advent Calendars you are enjoying this Festive Season.