Some of you think it’s a little early for me to already be talking about Christmas but it’s officially October and advent calendars often sell out so if you’re after a popular one you think about buying it soon, before it’s too late.

I love a beauty advent calendar and this year there are over 70 calendar which can make choosing one near impossible! Some of my favourites are back and some brands which have never released one are doing so this year. I personally love the one with multiple brands such as M&S but there are some really great singular brand ones too. I predict that the best selling on with be the MAC one which I currently don’t have much info on but they’re only producing 1000 and I’m sure it’ll sell like hot cakes.

As always, I will be filming a video with my round up of advent calendars in a couple of weeks but if you want to see a specific calendar unboxed leave me a comment down below and I’ll do my best to do that for you soon.

New calendars are being announces very regularly so I will be updating this post with new calendars and updated links regularly so do check back.

Amazon BeautyBuy Now
Amazon’s beauty advent calendar this year has 24 boxes worth of products from over 20 brands! This selection includes a range of skincare and beauty such as the Garnier Micellar water, a Rituals Ayuerveda foaming shower gel and some Eylure Lashes. The boxes itself is a little different as instead of doors the boxes all down unveiling a new box when you remove the current one.

Available now from Amazon for £50.

ASOS- Buy Now
The ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar is one of the more affordable calendars out this year this calendar and offers great value for money. ASOS is offering a range of skincare and make-up products from brands such as GLAMGLOW, Benefit, Caudalie, MAC, Bobbi Brown and First Aid Beauty. I might be adding it with my next purchase of jeans and a winter coat. Also, ASOS is always offering discounts so keep an eye out as it’s a great time to buy!

Available from ASOS for £55.

Atelier Cologne
Although this calendar is pricey, it’s 24 doors are filled with full sized hand creams, 30ml fragrances and many other products you can use throughout the
new year. The design is also beautiful with the blue and gold drawers and ribbon tie.

Available October from Selfridges for £300.

Balmain- Buy Now
This calendar is a little smaller with only ten doors but behind the ten door are ten Balmain hair treats including a travel size shampoo and conditioner, an argan elixir and a texturising salt spray.

Available now from Balmain from Selfridges for £140.

Bare Minerals
Bare Minerals is a brand a really discovered and fell in love with this year but I think this calendar is great if you’re looking to try the brand or already love it. It has some of my favourites include the mascara, lipsticks and blushers.

Available in October from Bare Minerals, Boots, LookFantastic and John Lewis for £79.

Birchbox- Join the waiting list 
If you’re already a subscriber to Birchbox’s monthly beauty box, you’ll already have an idea of some of the brands they work with. This year you can expect those same
brands to appear in their calendar with 24 beauty treats from the likes of OPI, Sand & Sky, Lumene, and many more. These are typically quite limited so join the waiting list if you’re interested.

Available online from October 2nd (Subscribers) and October 3 rd (Non-subscribers) for £65.

The Body Shop- Buy Now 
This year The Body Shop has pulled out all the stops with not one but three advent calendars and a vegan Christmas to New Year countdown Calendar. The three calendar have three different animal designs; Olivia the Owl, Dani the Deer and Freddie the Box- each filled with your Body Shop favourites.

Available now from The Body Shop for £45 (Olivia the Owl), £65 (Dani the Deer) and £99 (Freddie the Fox)

Bomb Cosmetics- Buy Now
Whether you go for the 25 or 12-day, Bomb Cosmetics has a range of bath blasters in both of their calendars, with some extra mini bath mallows, creamers and soaps in their 25-day on, perfect for a winter bath.

Available now from All Beauty, Bomb Cosmetics and Amazon for £35 (12 day) & £19.99 (25 day).

Cath Kidston- Buy Now 

Filled with 24 Cath Kidston minis, this calendar comes with all the essentials for this winter. These include hand creams, body scrubs, lotions and lip balms; all of which feature signature scents and special edition fragrances for Christmas.

Available now from Amazon, All Beauty and Boots for £40.

Clarins

I’m a big Clarins fan and I love that they offer a mens and women’s calendar as men don’t have quite as many options for beauty calendars. Both Calendars offer a selection of skincare favourites. In the Women’s calendar there is a Beauty Flash Balm, a Hand and Nail Treatment Cream and an Instant Eye Make-Up remover; plus, some other beauty favourites. For the men, there’s a Super Moisture Balm, a full-size Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream and an Active Face Wash.

Available now from Boots, Clarins and FeelUnique for £60 each.

Clinique- Buy Now

You can’t miss Clinique’s calendar this year as it’s bauble design is certain to grab anyone’s attention. With 24 doors, you can expect to find a selection of Clinique’s skincare, fragrance ad make-up.

Out now from Selfridges for £76.

 

Charlotte Tilbury

Out of all the advent calendar this one would probably be top of my Wishlist. It only has 12 drawers but Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Universe Calendar contains miniatures of some of Tilbury’s beauty favourites and it’s a really special calendar.

Available October 11th from Charlotte Tilbury, John Lewis, Selfridges and FeelUnique for £150.

Cowshed- Buy Now

Whether you go for Cowshed’s 24-day beauty advent calendar or their 12 days Gift Box, both contain some of their best-loved products and those which are perfect for

the winter such as their Quinoa Hydrating Daily Moisturiser and Lippy Cow Balm.

Available now from Cowshed and John Lewis for £90 (24 day) and £70 (12 day).

Debenhams

Debenhams beauty brans seem to get better and better, the Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar is the retailers first and contains 24 boxes filled with skincare, hair and beauty from fab brands such as Kat Von D, Nails Inc, Ouai and Too Faced.

Available in October from Debenhams for £70.

Diptyque

Being one of the most luxurious and expensive calendars this year, Diptyque’s has 25 draws of mini candles, fragrances and skincare. The scents include Mimosa, Vanille and 34, as well as more of Diptque’s signature scents. I’d be over the moon if this was my calendar this year and my house would smell amazing through 2019.

Available in November from Selfridges for £320.

ELLE- Buy Now

With it’s 24 polka dot doors, the ELLE advent calendar has products from some of my favourite luxury brands such as Hourglass, NARS and Sol de Janeiro; with familiar products from these brands including the Ambient Lighting Powder, Orgasm Blush and Brazilian Bum Bum Cream.

Available now for £125.

Elemis- Buy Now

Elemis is another brand I have really fallen for this year!  This year Elemis’ 25 days of Beauty Calendar offers a selection of their cult skincare and body products, real beauty classics such Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and an opportunity to try new products such as the Peptide⁴ Thousand Flower Mask and skincare from the Superfood range.

Available now from Elemis for £150.

ESPA- Join Waiting List

ESPA’s Comfort and Joy calendar has a mixed collection of both skincare and haircare. Included in it’s 25 boxes are products such as their Overnight Hydration Therapy and Soothing Bath Oil, and on Christmas day, a full-size Restorative candle.

Available in October from ESPA John Lewis, and Liberty for £130.

Estée Lauder Companies

This limited edition Beauty Countdown Calendar contains 25 drawers of products from Estée Lauder and some of the beauty brands under its name. This selection includes products such as the Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer, the Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara and the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer. I really like the look of this one and I think it’s one of the best ones at it’s price point!

Available 23rd October from Bobbi Brown, Bumble & Bumble, Clinique, Darphin, Estee Lauder, Glamglow, MAC, Origins and Smashbox for £150.

FeelUnique- Buy Now 

I really love a mulit-brand calendar such as this one. The Little Beauty Parcel Advent Calendar by FeelUnique contains a mix of 24 miniatures ranging from makeup and skincare, to haircare. Expect to find products from the likes of Ciaté, First Aid Beauty, REN, Make Up Forever, James Read, and many more- plus it’s worth £250!

Available now from FeelUnique for £75.

Fenwick

Fenwick’s beauty advent calendar contains 24 draws of full size and deluxe travel size products worth over £475! Some of the brands included within the calendar are Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder and MAC

Available October from Fenwick for £150.

Fortnum & Mason- Buy Now

Filled with 9 full size products and 15 luxury samples, Fortnum & Mason’s 24 mini drawers hold a range of skincare, makeup and wellness treats from brands such as Christian Breton, Guerlain, This Works and Sisley, it’s the luxury calendar you would expect.

Available now from Fortnum & Mason for £195

George at Asda

This beauty calendar is a first from George at Asda and as one of the most affordable ones out this year, it contains £30 worth of satin lipsticks and a range of long-lasting nail polishes behind it’s 12 doors.

Available 1st November from Asda for £20.

Gloss- Buy Now

Being the most affordable calendar out this year, Gloss’ is filled with 24 of their cosmetics and accessories- perfect for someone a little younger looking for a beauty calendar of their own.

Available now from Boots for £12.50.

Glossybox

The All I Want beauty advent calendar by Glossybox has 25 days of makeup, skincare, haircare and beauty tools. These products come from brands such as Eyeko, Huda Beauty, Real Techniques, Yankee Candle, and others they feature within their monthly beauty boxes.

Available to pre-order now and buy October 15th from Glossybox for £99. For subscribers it’s £75.

Green People- Buy Now

Green Regime is Green People’s first ever advent calendar. With 12 doors and 15 cruelty-free and organic products inside, there’s a selection of skincare, hair and beauty.

Available now from Green People for £75.

Harrods- Buy Now

This year’s Harrods calendar features a product from a different brand each day and is worth £680! In it’s 25 mini draws, you can find luxury skincare, beauty and haircare favourites from brands like Givency, Kiehl’s, Sunday Riley, Tata, and loads more. Although pretty expensive I think this is a great buy!

Available now from Harrods for £250.

Jack Wills- Buy Now

If you’re a Jack Wills fan, then this beauty advent calendar is great, as it contains 24 days worth of the brand’s products. This year their calendar includes a selection of body washes, lotions and butters, scrubs, nail varnishes and some beauty accessories too.

Available now from Boots for £35.

Jo Loves

With 24 days of Jo Loves products, this calendar is filled with miniature candles, fragrances and body treats in scents such as Salted Caramel, Log fires, White Rose and Lemon Leaves, and No. 42 The Flower Shop- plus, a voucher which gives you the chance to redeem it for any Jo Loves 100ml scent. I think this is a great one if you love Jo Malone but wish to try something new.

Available in November from Jo Loves for £250.

 

Jo Malone

As with the Jo Loves calendar, Jo Malone’s contains 24 treats with an extra one on the last day. Expect to find treats ranging from colognes, bath oils, hand washes, body creams and mini candles; all in the brand’s signature scents. I feel like I don’t have to say too much about this one, who doesn’t love Jo Malone?!

Available October from Harrods for £300.

John Lewis- Buy Now

Not only is the John Lewis beauty advent calendar filled with 25 products of skincare, makeup and fragrances from over 20 brands such as Clarins, Lancome, REN and Aqua Di Parma- it also has complimentary in-store treats from Elemis and AVEDA. Plus, there are £100 beauty vouchers in 20 of their calendars.

Available now from John Lewis for £165.

Kiehl’s

Inside Kiehl’s black and gold design, there are 24 of their skincare products. Perfect for any skincare/Kiehl’s lover it includes an Ultra Facial Cleanser and Cream, a Daily Reviving Concentrate, Crème de Corps, a Midnight Recovery eye cream and more!

Available October from Selfridges for £110.

La Mer

La Mer are releasing a 12 Days of Radiance Calendar which includes a mixture of both full and travel sized versions of some of their luxury bestsellers. Items within this selection include a Renewal Oil, a Moisturising cream, lip balm and an Eye Concentrate. Since it’s La Mer it does have a luxury price tag but perfect for anyone who already love the brand!

Available October 22nd online and from Harrods for £300.

Lancôme

Lancôme’s 24 Day Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar has a selection of miniature and full-size products from the brand. These miniatures include 4 L’Absolu Lacquers and a Crayon Kohl Eye Pencil, whilst some of the full-size products include a Bi Facial Eye Makeup Remover (which I love!) and a Rénergie Multi-Lift Night Cream.

Available now from FeelUnique for £90.

Lancôme X Boots

With a selection of products worth £234, Lancôme’s exclusive Boots calendar contains a range of skincare, makeup and fragrances behind it’s 24 doors. As expected, this calendar features Lancôme favourites such as the Hypnôse Mascara and a La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum. There are however, other beauty favourites from the likes of Ralph Lauren, Victor & Rolf and YSL- which to be honest confused me as it seems to be a Lancome Calendar with a few other brands in the mix.

Available now from Boots for £95

Liberty London

With double the contents from last year’s calendar, Liberty has 25 doors of products worth over £600! It features brands such as Diptyque, Hourglass and Aurelia, and beauty

favourites Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder and Lixirskin Electrogel Cleanser. I love Liberty and all their brands so I think this would be my pick if I was looking to spend around £200.

Available October 24th from Liberty in store and online for £195.

Liz Earle- Buy Now

I saw this one just a couple of days ago and I really love the Liz Earle Christmas packaging. The 12 Days of Liz Earle calendar includes a great selection of some of the brand’s favourite products for skin, hair and body care such as Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, a Nourishing Botanical Body Cream and a Botanical Shine Shampoo(which I love!).

Available now from Boots and John Lewis for £80.

L’Occitane- Buy Now

L’Occitance is releasing two advent calendars as it did last year; the Classic containing 24 minis of body oils, soaps, hand creams and moisturisers and the Luxury one which has a similar content however, there is a greater range in it’s selection of perfumes, body lotions and skincare. I love L’Occitane, especially at Christmas time and they’re great calendars for any age.

Now online and John Lewis for £49 (Classic) and £89 (Luxury).

LookFantastic- Buy Now

Another great multi-brand calendar, the LookFantastic Calendar contains more than £300 worth of beauty products from some great brands including Glamglow, ESPA, Emma Hardie and Caudalie but is still a very reasonably priced calendar!

Available for £79 from LookFantastic.

L’oreal Luxe

I really love the brands in this calendar, the 24 draws are filled with fragrances such as a mini Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb and a YSL Black Opium. Plus, there’s a deluxe sample of an Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer and over ten Lancôme items, including a mini Hypnôse mascara.

Available October from Selfridges for £130.

Lumene

Lumene’s calendar is packed with some of the brand’s iconic skincare products, including the Glow Boost Essence and Brightening Beauty Lotion.

Available in October from LookFantastic and FeelUnique for £90.

LUSH- Buy Now

LUSH’s 12 Days of Christmas contains 12 bath and shower products including a Snow Fairy shower gel, a Butterbear bath bomb and a Yog Nog Yule Log Bubble Bar. Perfect for a relaxing run up to Christmas.

Available now from LUSH for £75

Makeup Revolution

This year Makeup Revolution is spoiling us with four calendars. If you’re on a budget they have a 12 days of Christmas set, if you want a lip only calendars they also have one of them but if you want 25 doors and lots of makeup then they have two to choose from. The main calendar is a £50 one with a mixture of makeup and tools but there is also a £120 one which is Christmas Tree Shapes!

The main calendar is £50 and available now at Superdrug.

MAC

This one seems to be a little bit of a rumour, but I’m pretty certain it’s true as there is a page for it on the MAC Website but I have no photos. The website states that they’ll only be creating 1,000 calendars which will include all your winter skincare must-haves, party makeup and hair essentials, along with exclusive offers.

Still not much info on this one but looks likely to be £125 and worth £197.00.

Marks & Spencer

It’s no secret the Marks & Spencers Calendar last year was my absolute favourite, the brands are great and the price point too. This year you can expect more of the same with brands such as Pixi, REN, L’Occitane and Stila, with a variety of skincare, makeup, body care and more!

Available November 6th from Marks & Spencer for £35 when you spend £35

Mavala

This year Mavala has two 12- day calendars; the first is more nail focused with nail colours, hand cream and cuticle oils and the second has both skincare and nail. Both are perfect for a Pamper Session and ensuring you look great throughout the part season.

Available October from LookFantastic and Amazon for £45

Maybelline- Buy Now

Maybelline’s 12-Day Advent Calendar has a range of products from the brand and it’s one of the few drugstore makeup calendars out this year. Whether it’s their colour tattoos, sensational matte lipsticks or their precise skinny liner; there is bound to be a product within this selection that you can use during the run-up to Christmas and in the New Year.

Available now from LittleWoods for £65 and LookFantastic for £50.

Morris & Co- Buy Now

Filled with Morris & Co’s hand creams, body wash, lotion, foam, salts and more!

Available now from All Beauty, Amazon and John Lewis for £40

Molton Brown

At a slightly more expensive price this calendar is filled with scented candles, fragrances and body products all ready for you to discover behind 24 doors. There is a mixture of their popular scents; Orange & Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Pink Pepperpod, Tobacco, Rhubarb & Rose and Rosa Absolute.

Available October 21st from Molton Brown and John Lewis and LookFantastic for £175

Mugler Angel – Buy Now

The 12 days of Christmas advent calendar by Thierry Mugler comes with a full size Angel Eau De Parfum, three miniature fragrances, a hair mist, body lotion, shower gel and some other accessories including a mirror and key chain.

Available now from Thierry Mugler, The Perfume Shop and John Lewis for £115.

My Mood- Buy Now

This ’12 Days of Fizzmas’ calendar is a great one if you’re on a budget or looking for a calendar for teens. It’s a super cool one, packed with 12 bath fizzes which will give you an excuse to have a indulgent bath throughout the Christmas period.

Available now for £20 from Boots

Nails Inc.- Buy Now

There use to be lots of nail polish calendars around but this year Nails Inc is one of the few but I love that it’s a smaller calendar with a mixture of products (because who needs 24 new polishes?) but it’s still nail polish heavy. It includes 12 full-size products, worth over £100; 6 nail products, 2 face masks and 4 lip lip products.

Available now from Nails Inc. (£49) and QVC (£43).

Net A Porter- Buy Now

Wish I was adding this one to my shopping bag as it’s absolutely dreamy! The Net A Porter’s 25 draw calendar offers a mixture of skincare, haircare, makeup, and bath and body products from cult beauty favourites such as Charlotte Tilbury, Marc Jacobs and Omorovicza.

Available now from Net A Porter for £150.

No7- Join the waiting list

I really love the packaging for No7 this year and this calendar is a yearly bestseller so you’re going to want to be quick! Behind the 24 doors there are some of the best products from the brand, ranging from makeup to skincare saviours and it’s worth £177!

Available October from Boots for £42- Join the waiting list here

Nuxe

If you’re a Nuxe fan than this calendar is great as it’s 24 doors are filled with all the favourites!

Available October from John Lewis and M&S for £59

NYX

This years NYX ‘Sugar Trip’ Calendar is fun, bright and colourful with an illustration from American artist Natasha Lilipore. Inside there are a mixture of fan favourites and limited edition products. I love the mixture of products, there are lip creams, butter glosses, eyeshadows, highlighters, powder and blushers- I much prefer this to last years lips only calendar!

Available October 10th from Boots and Very for £50

Paul and Joe 

Paul and Joe have used Kittens as part of their inspiration for this year’s advent calendar and I love it! There are 12 Paul and Joe items which are a mix between full size and miniature products which included, pressed powder, hand cream, bold red lipstick cat inspired! I think Paul & Joe is a really beautiful, quality brand and I think this is very reasonably priced!

Available 1st November from Beauty Bay/ Amazon and FeelUnique for £56

Rituals

This year Rituals has given us the choice of two different advent calendars. The first ‘The Ritual of Advent Calendar’ which is a 3D Christmas tree deluxe calendar decorated with lights- how amazing does that sound! The calendar has a mixture of products including body mousse, candles and a range of hero products.

In addition to the 3D calendar, there is also a 2D version which is slightly more affordable and with a slightly different edit of products.

Both are available at Rituals online and in store from October and can also be purchased at John Lewis (2D for £59.50)

Sleek Makeup- Buy Now

I must admit SleekMakeup really does hold a special place in my heart as it’s one of the first brands I used when I first started blogging and I still think it’s a great brand if you’re looking to build your makeup collection quickly and are on a budget.  This years advent calendar is filled with all of Sleek’s eyeshadow palettes, highlight palettes, matte lip creams, eye pencils, mascaras polishes and so much more to  enjoy!

Available now from Boots for £50

Soap and Glory- Buy Now

Is it even Christmas without a bit of Soap & Glory?!  The calendar has 24 doors filled with products ranging from bath, makeup and body care; everything you’ll need for a perfect pamper session!

Available now at Amazon and Boots for £40

Space NK- Pre-order now

As Space NK’s first beauty advent calendar, it contains 25 drawers of products from a different brand each day. Expect to find products such as a mini Nars Orgasm/Luna Blush Bronzer duo, an Ouai Wave Spray and a Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil.

Available for pre-order now and to buy October 15th from Space NK online.

The White Company

If you love fragrance then you’ll love this calendar! It’s filled with candles, fragrance, skincare and body care.

Available October 14th from The White Company for £150

WE- Buy Now

If you’re looking to give some money to charity whilst buying your calendar then this is the one.It features beauty favourites from brands such as Champneys, Liz Earle, No. 7 and Soap & Glory. Also £2 from each sale will be donated to the charity, WE and their women’s empowerment programmes.

Available soon from Boots for £70.

You Beauty / Latest in Beauty- Buy Now

This beautiful magical winter night sky advent calendar is perfect for the festive season. You can get your hands on 24 premium products from brands such as; Oskia and The White Company

Available now from Latest in Beauty for £60

YSL Beauty

Although they are featured in a few other calendars YSL beauty has launched it’s very own calendar this year and since it’s YSL it does look pretty amazing!! There are 24 surprises; 19 miniatures, 2 perfumes and 3 gift- all housed in this very elegant black and gold calendar.

Available from 10th October from Selfridges for £195

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As I mentioned, this post will be updated regularly as more calendars are announced, as launch dates are confirmed and with up-to-date links.

Let me know in the comments which calendar you’ll be picking up this year or which is top of your wish list.

I’ll be posting my advent calendar video soon so keep an eye out for that and let me know which calendars you’d like to see me unbox on YouTube.

mens-giftsAdmittedly, this post is a little later than expected but I’m sure I can’t be the only one that hasn’t finished their Christmas shopping so I thought I’d still share! I always struggle when buying men gifts, most of my girl friends I know would love a new MAC lipstick or an Urban Decay Palette but what do you buy the boys?

I’m going to start by pointing out the blog post is pretty beauty heavy, head to the end of this post if the men in your life aren’t too into beauty as I have some more ideas.

One of my favourite brand for men is Neal’s Yard as I find most of their packaging to be very luxe and unisex, I love the navy glass bottles! The Men’s Everyday Essentials Gift Set has a moisturiser, body wash and face wash, all essential items men will actually use.

If you’re on a bit of a budget Next and The Body Shop have some great gifts. My boyfriend loves The Body Shop shaving items and uses them almost daily so they’re always something I pick up for him but there are also other great sets from them. If you’re looking for a skincare and fragrance set then Next have it covered. Although Next fragrances aren’t the most expensive I personally really like them and are often very reminiscent of other fragrances. This signature set comes with a shaving gel, fragrance, post-shaving moisturiser and a really lovely toiletry bag!

If the man you are buying for is quite into skincare, then Clinique have a few different options to choose from. The Clinique Great Skin for Him would probably be my top pick as I love the toiletry bag and it’s very reasonably priced too! If you’re looking to get him a facial brush then I can’t recommend the Clinique one enough, in my opinion, it’s the best value for money and the one I recommend every time someone asks.

I’m going to be doing a whole post on Christmas fragrance but I have picked out Aramis Voyager and Joop! Homme Sport. Aramis Voyager is a great spicy fragrance, it’s not too strong and a quite a safe bet, especially if you don’t know the man’s fragrance taste too well. Joop! Homme Sport is a great scent for a younger man going into spring especially if he’s a fan of the original Joop!

If you’re looking for secret santa or stocking filler ideas then I’d head to Superdrug, not only do they have affordable pamper sets like the Man’s Stuff one which is photographed above but they also have great novelty gifts. I’m going to pick some up myself for my boyfriend as they’re so inexpensive that you can’t go wrong!

If your dad/partner likes beer then I can’t recommend the Brew Barrel enough. My dad rarely gets excited about gifts but I gave him one for fathers day and he really liked it. I ended up helping him make it and he was surprised about just how good the beer was. They’re reasonably priced, you can pick the sort of beer they like and it’s really quick and east to make. I really regret not picking up a few more of these as I know so many men that would have really appreciated it!

If you’re still in need of idea’s I always find Urban Outfitters have a good gift section, I’m buying my Boyfriend a good coat this year (which I am yet to find) but have previously bought watches, scarves, Playstation Games and shoes which have all gone down quite well.

If you have any other ideas leave them down below and be sure to come back tomorrow for another gift guide.

clinique 2016 februaryI always get excited about Clinique new launches, actually new launches in general and Clinique seem to be on fire with lots of new products launching over the next few months.

Earlier this month they launched their new Sweet Pot Sugar Scrub + Lip Balm sets, which look adorable and were apparently inspired by macaroons. One half has a sugary exfoliator designed to buff away dryness and the other has a lip balm to soothe and moisturise lips. I’ve tried out the shades that I have (Pink Framboise and Orange Blossom) and I think they’re nice but nothing overly exciting; the scrub is fairly gentle and the balm is a nice everyday one as it doesn’t offer too much colour, I can barely tell the difference between the two shades once on the lips. I’d probably pass on these just because you could get a Lush Scrub (with lots more product) and a lip balm for cheaper but they are really cute and I can totally see their appeal.

Onto February 1st launches… (exclusively at Harrods, nationwide 18th March)

They will be adding two new lip products to their Pop range the Clinique Pop Glaze sheer Lip Colour + Primer and Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer. I’m not too sure what the ‘primer’ addition is all about but I can’t see them being any different because of the added ‘Primer’. The Sheer Lip Colours comes in six shades and are an effortless, sheerer version of their original colour pop lip colours. I’m not usually a huge fan of sheer lip colours but I think these are really comfortable on the lips and would all look beautiful in the summer. The Pop Lacquers come in 10 colours but I personally much prefer the nude shades as I find bolder colours in gloss are too high maintenance and can often look dated. I have the shade Nude Pop  and it’s a really beautiful colour but a little drier than I would like, application seems to pull a bit and there are better lip glosses out there.

My favourite from the new pop range are the Clinique Lid Pops, which are available in 8 shades. I think these are particularly perfect for anyone that doesn’t wear too much makeup or is a little scared of shadow as they aren’t overly pigmented which means that they are very easy to use. Most the colours are beautiful although they do have two silly blues which I think are fairly unwearable to an average makeup wearer. I wouldn’t say they’re for an eyeshadow expert as the pigmentation is on the sheer side (especially compared to MAC which are £2 cheaper!) but still really beautiful, the shade Cream Pop is a soft, pretty, everyday shade.

In April there will also be a New Chubby Nude Foundation Stick, which apparently offers a smooth, natural finish with the flexibility to build from sheer to moderate coverage throughout the day- available in 10 shades. I haven’t tried this so I can’t comment but just something else to look forward to! To coincide they’re also releasing a new Buff Brush designed to blend flawlessly.

If I get my hands on any more shades I’ll report back with swatches but until then I’ll be hoping that they announce some matte Colour Pops soon.

 

Just before the Christmas madness starts and all I post about is the festive season I thought I would share what new products I received this month. Theres been quite a lot of products arriving, largely for Christmas but I think I chose a nice edit for this video, with a variety of highend and more affordable bits. 
 

I’m a little late letting you know about this offer as it goes end 20th October but head down to your local Superdrug’s and buy any P&G product from brands such as Max Factor, Olay, Gillette, Oral-B, Pantene, Pampers and many more to trigger a donation to Marie Curie. It’s the perfect time to stock up on mascara, shampoo and toothpaste! Alternatively simply upload a selfie to your Instagram or Twitter, tag @superdrug with #FeelSuper and that post will also trigger a donation from P&G. P&G aims to donate £200,000 to Marie Curie, which is double from last year so it’s in need of extra support! (Giveaway further down)

If you’ve bought all your P&G products but are still looking to do good through your love of beauty than there are a few other brands also getting in the giving spirit. If you’re a Clinique lover you probably use their Dramatically Different Moisturiser, this month they have a limited edition one in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month so it’s the perfect time to top up. They also have a limited edition Cheek Pop with the iconic ribbon symbol embossed, £2 from every £17 blusher is donated and the Cheek Pops are one of my favourite blushers!

A brand I recently discovered, Studio 10 is also raising a brow for cancer, when you buy their brow pencil they will donate one to Look Good Feel Better worth £22.

The P&G team were also kind enough to be offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win £50 worth of beauty products, which are photographed above (first photo). Giveaway ends 24th October, UK Only, follow Rafflecopter below.

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Good Luck!