Saturday, 7 January 2017

You Beauty Advent Calendar - What was inside!

I have absolutely loved opening this calendar and it is such good value for money. Infact it is even on offer right now for less than £35.  I did a quick preview of the You Beauty advent calendar here and now that all 24 doors have been opened, to see all of the products together is really quite something!
You Beauty Advent Calendar - What was inside!
This Calendar isn't small, infact it took my hubby being involved in the photos so that I could show just how big this calendar was.

So behind the first door was Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser (30ml).  This product was neatly packaged inside a velvet drawstring bag and comes complete with a Bamboo Muslin Cloth.  This cleanser is one of those products that I urge you to try if you haven't yet because I absolutely adore it. Described as being an 'intelligent, aromatic, creamy infusion' it glides on to the skin lifting off all impurities. Fusing probiotic and peptide technologies with BioOrganic ingredients to hydrate and soothe skin whilst helping to prevent skin ageing.

Day Two Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm (Rose) - Get a hint of colour and a whole lot of conditioning with a tube of Burt’s Bees® Tinted Lip Balm in Rose. It enhances your lips with a warm red shade while botanical waxes and shea butter nourish and soften dry skin. Like all Burt’s Bees® this lip tint is 100% natural.

Day Three Moroccanoil Treatment (25ml) - This is an award-winning signature product that created the worldwide buzz on argan oil. It is so versatile it can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Featuring a proprietary blend of powerful ingredients, this advanced treatment helps to fortify hair, improve elasticity and shields against harmful environmental stressors.

Day Four Nuxe Shower Oil Prodigieux (30ml) - Described as being 'an ultra-sensorial shower oil which gently cleanses, leaves a satin finish'. It has a delicate fragrance and is suitable for all skin types.

Day 5 ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy (15ml) - This unique, rejuvenating night mask brings together replenishing plant extracts, restorative marine actives and soothing essential oils that transform skin overnight. An intensely rich cream-gel blend feeds the skin with the essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals it needs to look and feel smooth, hydrated and energised..

Day 6 The Organic Pharmacy Marigold & Comfrey Handy and Nail Cream (50ml) - You can never have too many tubes of handcream in my opintion and this one is a light, instantly absorbed organic and natural hand cream. It is enriched with Shea Butter, Jojoba and Aloe with healing herbs Marigold and Comfrey to soothe and nourish dry hands. 

Day 7 Margaret Dabbs London Glass Crystal Nail File - This is a slim and elegant but most importantly, effective to use nail file. Designed to smooth and seal the tip of the nail, protecting and reducing the risk of snagging. The finest, highest quality abrasive crystal finish protects the nails, making them less prone to splitting and can be used on both finger and toe nails.

Day 8 Rimmel London 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish - This polish comes in shade Rapid Ruby, so perfect for the festive season and has a 3-in-1 Nail Colour Technology. Just one flawless stroke for a precise application of colour that delivers a base coat, incredible colour and a glossy top coat finish all-in-one. The ultra-precise brush makes everyone a pro as it glides perfectly on nails for a gorgeous professional finish.

Day 9 Leighton Denny Miracle Mist (75ml) - Heaven in a can if you paint your nails.  This is a speed dry spray for your nail polish and it is deal if you want smudge-free polish that’s touch dry in seconds. A nonsticky formula which works to condition the cuticles, whilst drying the nails quickly. 

Day 10 Oskia Renaissance Mask (15ml) - This is a brand and a product I have been wanting to try for a long time.  Described as being a 'Nutri-active Brightening & Resurfacing Mask' it is packed with the Oskia trademark blend of what are referred to as beauty-boosting clinical nutrients and bio-actives. This indulgent exfoliating mask will re-awaken complexions leaving your skin immediately brighter, healthier, smoother, refined and beautifully illuminated. 

Day 11 This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (10ml) - I absolutely love this stuff and always try to ensure I have some on my bedside table.  This spray is infused with 100% natural essential oils of Lavender, Vetivert and Camomile and is clinically proven* to improve your sleep quality. Harnessing the potent aromatherapy power of the award-winning deep sleep super blend, you will wake up feeling and looking refreshed.

Day 12 Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish (30ml) - Another brand and product on my 'want to try' list, this Facial Polish is enriched with marine micro-algae which refines texture, and brightens tone, while natural pumice exfoliates dead skin cells, smoothing the epidermis and helping regenerate the skin.

Day 13 Bee Good Youth Enhancing Hydrate, Smooth and Prime Serum (10ml) - A luxurious, high performance concentrate bursting with potent, natural ingredients to target the signs of ageing, fine lines, even skin tone and penetrate deeply, delivering intense hydration to the skin. Expertly formulated with collagen stimulating peptides, hydrating British honey, antioxidant rich propolis, firming blackcurrant seed oil and moisturising larch extract. Suitable for all skin types. Use morning and night before moisturising.

Day 14 Nanshy Kabuki Brush (Full size) - Kabuki brush is an indispensable tool in any purse. This compact brush is great for application of mineral make-up, bronzers, loose powders. Handcrafted from soft, synthetic bristles which feel gentle on your skin. This type of brush doesn’t absorb make-up or oils from your skin, for an additional hygienic benefits.

Day 15 The Vintage Cosmetics Company Pink Duo Pencil Sharpener - This super cute, polka dot pencil sharpener by The Vintage Cosmetic Company is sure to prevent any messy make-up bags by keeping all shavings safely enclosed. Sharpening both thick and thin pencils, even jumbo crayons, and housing a convenient cleaning stick this duo sharpener is pretty and functional!

Day 16  Rodial Smokey Eye Pen (Black 1.2g) - This eye pen has a super-rich pigment and gel-effect definition as well as a long-lasting soft formula that can be easily blended to create a dramatic smokey eye. 

Day 17 MUA Dusk Til Dawn Palette - There will be just one of these two offerings in each Advent Calendar. So sparkle this season with MUA’s Winter Eyeshadow Palettes. These 12 shaded highly pigmented palettes are packed with stunning natural and deep tones which, if you like your blue shades, you will love this palette.

Day 18 Miller Harris Rose Silence Eau de Parfum (14ml) - Rose Silence elicits a solitary rose and an intimate embrace. The first rays of sunshine on a lazy morning stream through the window. A rose, fresh and luminous, untouchable yet crisp, with a delicately fruity resonance of sweet mandarin and tangy blackcurrant. Undertones of warm skin are created with creamy sandalwood and subtle musks.  If you love the fresh scent of Roses, then this perfume is almost too amazing to comprehend because it is just like walking through a rose garden as a fresh scent hits your senses.

Day 19 Sanctuary Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water (50ml) - This soothing rose water and nourishing argan oil are combined with micelles which act like magnets to gently lift away make-up and impurities from the skin. Your skin is left feeling instantly clean, fresh and soothed.

Day 20 Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer 40ml - This Vitamin E Face moisturiser from Malin+Goetz has been specially formulated to be suitable for all skin types. A residue-free moisturiser it gently and effectively hydrates and ph balances the skin without blocking the pores. On the skin it doesn't feel too thick and begins to absorb on contact.

Day 21 Carmex Original Pot (7.5g) - First introduced in the US in 1937, this is Carmex’s hero product to save dry lips. The award-winning formula is a favourite of celebrities and make-up artists. Containing menthol, camphor and beeswax and the Carmex trademark tingle we know and love. It soothes. It relieves. It moisturises.

Day 22 Amie Skincare Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish (25ml) - This Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish contains 95% natural plant extracts and is free from harsh chemicals. New Leaf cleans deep down into pores to remove excess dirt and oil, leaving skin clear, soft and smooth. Gentle yet highly effective, suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

Day 23 Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer (30ml) - This is a leave in conditioner which is designed to give hair a new lease of life. Intensely nourishing lightweight gel crème conditioner. Its unique encapsulated burst of 5 oils works as an invisible shield, protecting hair whilst restoring healthy levels of moisturisation. With anti-frizz and humidity prevention, this thermal heat protection leave-in conditioner leaves hair feeling softer and deeply nourished.

Day 24 The white Company Orange Clove Signature Candle (35g). This candle I could smell everytime I opened up the calendar to reveal the contents behind each door and it wasn't until the very last door that I finally found the scent.  This candle combines notes of the wonderful freshness of orange peel and green leaf, with the earthy, woody richness of vetivert, Orange Grove is uplifting and zesty, yet comforting and warming.

I would love to know what you think to this advent calendar and whether or not any of the products really impresses you.

*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise


  1. That looks like a fab range of products - lots of full size items in there too and a good mixture of well known brands and new brands (to me anyway).
    Tori / Tori's World

  2. This looks great and they look like full sized items too. I have that MUA palette

  3. This looks really good value, the smaller items would be great for holidays and travel. There seems to be a great mix of brands.

  4. I'm curious to see which of these end up being your favourite!

  5. Oh just WOW! What an incredible calendar - so many wonderful products. Kaz x

  6. I would especially have enjoyed using the Moroccan oil treatment as I've been meaning to try that out for a while!

  7. Clearly a calendar after a woman's heart and everything in between. woot. So full of goodies, Let me get back to ooogling :)

  8. Wow, this calendar was packed full of fab goodies

  9. Looks amazing! And some full size products? That's fab!

  10. That is a wonderful calendar. You got some amazing products. I have that Margaret Dabbs glass file and it is my favorite file of all.

  11. omg! I will definitely get one of these next year! It's so lovely, all the products look so useful and good quality x

  12. Haven't used any of the products so far, but they all look great!

  13. This is sounds like a good products, I would love to give it a try


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