With Halloween nearly over with it means we can finally start getting into the festive spirit.
And it also means we’re a mere month away from opening our first advent calendar window to be welcomed with the first of our Christmas treats.
And while chocolate advent calendars are all well and good, what we’re really hoping to be greeted with on the first day of December is a beauty advent calendar.
Pretty much any retailer that sells some sort of array of skincare, makeup, hair or fragrance products have come up with their own twist on the traditional Christmas countdown.
And while we wish we could get our hands on every one of them out there, it would probably mean that everyone else on our Christmas list would be left with a big old nothing from us.
But one large retailer has knocked a massive amount of money off their advent calendar price so that we just might have funds left to get the rest of our Christmas shopping done.
John Lewis, who have this year also launched charity advent calendars, has put their beauty advent calendar on sale, giving customers a huge 20 per cent off.
Coming in at a reduced price of £120, the advent calendar will give customers £255 worth of products, meaning that you’d be saving a massive £135.
And anyone who buys it will be met with a whole load of gorgeous goodies, as the calendar contains:
- Neom Organics London Tranquility Scented Candle
- Sisley Supremÿa Anti-Ageing Night Cream
- Sisley Supremÿa Eyes At Night
- The Soap Co. Geranium & Rhubarb Bar Soap
- This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
- Floral Street Electric Rhubarb Eau de Parfum
- NARS Bronzing Powder
- Benefit 24 Hour Brow Setter
- Philip Kingsley Rose and Lychee Elasticizer
- Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant®
- REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic
- Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum
- Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids
- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
- Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Lipstick, Dominate
- Evolve Organic Beauty Radiant Glow Mask
- Algenist Elevate Advanced Retinol Serum
- Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream
- Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Toilette
- Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet False Cils, Noir Radical
- Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion
- BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™
- Sarah Chapman 3D Moisture Infusion Mask
- Charlotte Tilbury Magic Skin Cream
- bareMinerals GEN NUDE™ Matte Liquid Lipcolour, Scandal
- Acqua Di Parma Mini Hat Box with 3 Colonia Soaps
We’d say that’s definitely worth the money!
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a Rioja- and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she stalked the royals via breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a good slathering of SPF and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines. Being a product specialist on a brand for bold women (and living the single life) means that Aleesha also knows a thing or two about the must-buy sex toys, so she relishes in unleashing her inner Carrie Bradshaw on our sex & relationships pages.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group.
Follow her latest shopping & lifestyle advice, beauty insights and social antics on Instagram at @aleeshabadkar.
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