Next up, Feel Unique Advent Calendar!
This advent calendar was also gifted to me, but all reviews are of course my own.

Actually obsessed with the packaging of this one.

The review: 
- 24 or 25 boxes?
- Price
- Value of the box
- How many sample sized items vs full sized items, including a list of items.
- Opinions on the calendar
- Worth purchasing?
- Spoilers! Images of what's in the box.

24 or 25 boxes? 


Value of the box 
A whopping £256 

How many sample sized items vs full sized items, including a list of items
This was hard to calculate. I would say there's roughly 5 larger sized items and the rest are more sample sized. Some of them aren't really even sample though, as they're a little larger than a sample! 

Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Balancing Body Cream 70ml
- Inika Loose Mineral Blush- Blooming Nude 3g
Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner 60ml
Nude By Nature Translucent Loose Finishing Powder 1.5g
Barry M Glitter Bomb Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow Bling Bling 3.7ml
Tangle Angel Mini Angel
- Nuxe Reve De Miel Ultra Comforting Face Balm 15ml
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm 15ml
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream 56.7g
Filorga Meso Mask 15ml
Ardell Wispies Clusters 603
Aveda Beautifying Composition Oil 30ml
Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream 25ml
Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette Topaz
- INC.redible Glittergasm Lip Topper Red Hot Ready 3ml
this Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 5ml
REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic 50ml
EOS Visibly Soft Vanilla Mint Lip Balm 7g
Perricone MD Cold Plasma 7.5ml
Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara Deluxe 3g
Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream 30ml
Eucerin Hyaluron Filler Day Cream 20ml
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate 10ml
NYX Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream Cannes 6.7ml

Opinions on the calendar
I REALLY like the range on this one. A Huda palette? Shieido? Ardell lashes? FIRST AID BEAUTY? This advent calender has some amazing brands, some great new brands you may not have come across, but mainly high end brands that would be really useful in my collection. 

Worth Purchasing 
If you're looking for an advent calendar with a lot of different types of products and brands, this is the advent calendar for you. If you want a full sized Huda Beauty palette too, then treat yourself! 

Spoilers! Images of what's in the box

20 November 2019

Battle of The Beauty Advent Calendars: Feel Unique


So I was gifted the lovely L'occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar by the lovely team, and of course, I'm going to review it for you!

The review: 
- 24 or 25 boxes?
- Price
- Value of the box
- How many sample sized items vs full sized items, including a list of items.
- Opinions on the calendar
- Worth purchasing?
- Spoilers! Images of what's in the box.

24 or 25 boxes? 


Value of the Box 

How many sample sized items vs full sized items, including a list of items. 
I believe all products in this advent calendar are sample sizes, but some products are most definitely bigger than others.

Full list of items: 
  • Cherry Blossom Shower Gel 35ml
  • Shea Hand Cream 10ml
  • Almond Delicious Soap 50g
  • Verbena Body Lotion 30ml
  • Aromachologie Shampoo 35ml
  • Shea Butter Body Lotion 30ml
  • Shea Light Face Cream 5ml
  • Aromachologie Conditioner 35ml
  • Verbena Leaf Soap 25g
  • Shea Butter Shower Cream 30ml
  • Almond Delicious Hand Cream 10ml
  • Revit Sugar Bath Cube 33g
  • Shea Fabulous Shower Oil 35ml
  • Shea Butter Lip Balm 3ml
  • Verbena Shower Gel 30ml
  • Almond Milk Concentrate 20ml
  • Shea Butter Milk Soap 25g
  • Cherry Shimmering Lotion 35ml
  • Verbena Hand Cream 10ml
  • Almond Shower Oil 35ml
  • Shea Foot Cream 10ml
  • Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 10ml
  • Immortelle Precious Cream 5ml
  • Verbena Eau de Toilette 10ml
Opinions on the Calendar
I love love love exploring brands I haven't got to try much before. L'occitane is a brand that I always have wanted to try but don't know where to start, and I think this is a really amazing way to try some of their products and figure out which ones I love! This advent calendar is super affordable (as far as beauty advent calendars go) & I highly recommend it if you want to try some products from L'occitane. 
Additionally, I love the packaging and the whole theme of this calendar. 

I love how the advent calendar tells a story about Almond trees and I think that's super different from a beauty advent calendar! 

Worth Purchasing? 
To discover more L'occitane products, yes! 

Spoilers! Images of what's in the box

Battle of the Beauty Advent Calendars: L'occitane!

SoooOooooO, as a consumer of beauty Advent Calendars, I ALWAYS want to know the best calendars of the year. After much researching, I thought I should just review them myself! I'm going to be doing a series of the best advent calendars of 2019 - some I will just research to find out what's included, if they're all sample items and if they're worth getting, and some I will have purchased myself to review! I'm planning to do this way ahead of Christmas time, to give you plenty of time to figure out which ones are worth purchasing!
That being said, please let me know if there's a specific advent calendar you'd like me to review!
The first calendar I'll be reviewing is the 'Miracle on 24th Sweet' Calendar by Soap & Glory! This was kindly gifted to me by Soap & Glory, but of course all reviews are my own!

I want each review to follow the same format so this is how it'll go. The reviews will go like this!
- 24 or 25 boxes?
- Price
- Value of the box
- How many sample sized items vs full sized items, including a list of items.
- Opinions on the calendar
- Worth purchasing
- Spoilers! Images of what's in the box.

So let's begin! 

24 or 25 Boxes? This one's pretty self explanatory - it comes with 24 boxes. 

Price? This calendar is priced at £42! 

Value of Box? I can't find this information anywhere! So hey, I've calculated it myself. Please note, I tried my hardest with mathematical equations to work out what value this box may have. Some are limited edition that they don't sell so this was VERY hard, and this is just an estimate, not an exact value: £90.96
(I have broken down the prices below) 

Here's what the inside of the box looks like btw! 

How many sample size vs how many full size, including a list of items included: I've tried to work this out to the best of my ability, and also have broken down my reasonings below.

14 mini sizes vs 12 full size products! 

BEST WASHES BODY WASHES (can’t find as limited edition) roughly £2.50 (mini) 
BUTTER BE GOOD (can’t find as limited edition) roughly £3 (MINI) 
Rose petals (limited edition) x 2 = Roughly £3 = £6
 FIZZ A BALL = £2 x 2 = £4 (mini)
PUFFY EYE ATTACK MASK £3.50 (full size) 
SPEED PLUMP MASK £3.50 (full size) 
SEXY MOTHER PLUCKER LIP GLOSS £9 X2 = £18 (full size) 
Eyes cream x 1 = £4.67 (mini) 

Opinions on the Calendar 
I've been going back and forth working out if this calendar is good value for money. My outcome is that it is worth it. Firstly, the value is around £91 - which is amazing, but what threw me off for a while was how there were (a few more) minis than full sizes. That being said, the value was still very high for the amount you pay AND I realised, that I was actually happier with the mini sized body butters in different scents. Imagine having 12 full size body butters? I don't think I'd EVER get through them, haha. 
But also, the full size products are products you would WANT in a full size, i.e. the dry shampoo! The scrub! The masks! & let us not forget the lip glosses. 
Overall, I think there is an absolute great variety in products, and a great way to try the S+G range! 
Can I also add, that although they don't sell them 'rose petals' individually, I LOVE THEM. 

Worth Purchasing? If you want a one branded advent calendar, yes! 

Spoilers! Images of what's in the box

I thought I'd leave this to the end because those who don't want to see exactly what's behind each door can skip this part. For those who love a good spoiler, enjoy!

Let me know if you have any questions! 

p.s. next I'll be reviewing the Glossybox calendar! 

12 November 2019

Battle of the Beauty Advent Calendars: Soap & Glory!

Another 14 pan palette from ABH, & this time a collaboration with the amazing Jackie Aina!! Eeeek.

Just as I thought I didn't need another ABH palette, they come out with this baby & I'm soooo here for it. This was gifted to me by the lovely Purple PR, but of course the whole review is my own!

So one thing that I love that ABH are doing now, is more colour in their palettes - this palette is super colourful but ALSO still super wearable!

Here are the swatches!

I was really shook at the pigment in this palette. I usually love the ABH formula, but this formula just feels a tad more buttery and pigmented than some of the others! There isn't much fall out, and I LOVE how reflective the shimmers are. 

As I've said many times before, I'm a huge fan of shimmers, and that's one of the reasons why I'm basically absolutely obsessed with this palette, there are SO many shimmers. 

Now.. if you remove the pinks from this palette, this palette really compares to the Pat Mcgrath Mothership Bronze Seduction palette! 

Now I think they look super similar, especially the white. The white 'Trust Issues' is actually gold shimmer, just like in the Pat Mcgrath palette. Seeing as the Pat Mcgrath palette is a whopping £115 -the Jackie Aina palette is such a great alternative!

I'm super excited with the new influencer collabs ABH keep doing, and can't actually wait to try the new Carli Bybel palette! 

Over the next few weeks, I'll be using this palette over on my instagram so make sure you stay up to date with my posts to see some looks I've created with this palette! 

Let me know if you have any questions! <3 

1 November 2019

ABH Jackie Aina Palette Review & Swatches

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