Martin Lewis often dishes out great financial advice, and we're excited he's given his seal of approval to the Marks & Spencer 2019 beauty advent calendar.
As we love the glitzy parties, time with loved ones and gifts that we’re met with under the tree, one of our favourite aspects of December has to be our advent calendars.
A daily treat, whether it be chocolate, wine, gin or a product of some sort, is basically like a month full of Christmas presents.
And we’re loving the way that beauty advent calendars have risen in popularity in the last few years, giving us all a chance to get 24 days’ worth of products from whatever our favourite beauty brand is.
And the newest beauty calendar offering is one that we’re all going to want to get our hands on.
Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar for 2019 – which includes over 20 different brands - is so good it even received Martin Lewis' seal of approval during his Good Morning Britain segment.
With a over £250 worth of products inside, the calendar will set you back only £25 when you spend £40 or more on clothing and home in the store.
“As far as I’m concerned Christmas starts when the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar lands and this year it’s our best box of beauty ever,” said the brand’s acting beauty editor Sam Dean. “Packed inside you’ll find 25 days of surprises, including bestsellers, plus six full-sized favourites.
“The heroes for me are PUR Mini Highlighter, Stila Liquid Lipgloss (one of three shades) and Autograph Kohl Pencil in black, all of which I’ll be using to help create endless festive party looks.
"I’m also looking forward to an after-party relaxing ritual using the Emma Hardie Pink Clay Detox Mask.”
Want to know what else you’ll in the box? Here are all 25 products in this year’s calendar:
- Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream
- Prai Throat & Decolletage Night Creme
- Emma Hardie Purifying Detox Clay Mask
- Pure Super Hydrate Day Cream
- Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Boost
- REN V-Cense™ Revitalising Night Cream
- Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
- Formula Absolute Total Lip & Eye
- Filorga NCEF-Reverse Cream
- Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser with Damask Rose
- Skyn Iceland Minty Lip Fix with Glacial Water
- This Works Sleep Together Calming Spray
- Nature’s Ingredients Coconut Body Butter
- L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
- Eyeko Last Alert Mascara
- Stila Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick
- Autograph Dual Action Eye Brush
- Autograph Luminosity Radiant Skin Primer
- Autograph Kohl Eye Liner
- PÜR Mini Highlighter
- Shay & Blue White Peaches Natural Spray Fragrance
- Nails Inc. Nail Polish in Weekend Millionaire
- Philip Kingsley Body Building Weightless Shampoo
- Aveda Damage Remedy™ Daily Hair Repair
- Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm
This year’s calendar is now available to buy in store and online.
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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