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RevealTheHiddenBeach Sun 25-Oct-15 11:37:07

Really tempted by the idea of a beauty calendar as a treat to myself this year. Torn between boots, m&s and l'occitane... but am I just getting over excited about shiny things? Has anyone else got one before and was it worth it?

Natkingcole9 Sun 25-Oct-15 12:42:43

Following this threadgrin

Davros Sun 25-Oct-15 13:00:37

Ive bought the Body Shop £60 one for DD blush. First time I've bought one and I'm so excited. It looks really good and the contents are worth somewhat more (trying to justify the expense!)

RevealTheHiddenBeach Sun 25-Oct-15 13:05:44

I'm trying to use "the contents are worth more" as justification too - the m&s one is worth over £200! But I don't want to be disappointed. The idea of a little present every day is just so exciting!! Ahem.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 25-Oct-15 13:09:40

I got the Boots No7 one last year (£35) and no, it wasn't TBH.

If you have nothing in the way of make-up, then the single shadows (very neutral colours) the eyeliners and the small mascaras are a good starting point (I gave them to my DD but she already has her own make-up collection)
I ended up putting them into a Charity shop (they were unused)

I liked the skincare but I'd get better value from one of their skincare sets.
Couple of brushes which are handy.
And 2 of the sections were empty angry. I waited till it was finished then completely dismantled it to see if they'd gone down the back, they hadn't.
(One of the empties was the daycream)

Benefit looked good in the past but they had a few non-beauty things (hairgrips, necklaces,bracelets) that I wouldn't have chosen. And I can buy the trial sizes in Boots anyway.
IIRC Benefits has only 12 sections this year.

I like the look of the Bodyshop one but would only use 60%.

This year, I'm doing little gift bags for DD (stocking up on 3for2 makeup) - nail polish, eyepencils type make-up, hairbands, sachets of facepack.

(DS can have money in his Advent, he's 16)

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 25-Oct-15 13:25:27

Just looked at the M&S one
Major fenvy
Any ideas on the price?

Sirzy Sun 25-Oct-15 13:28:07

I am planning on getting the no 7 one, I like having the miniatures for travel/hospital purpose and it's mainly stuff I use anyway

RevealTheHiddenBeach Sun 25-Oct-15 15:01:54

Interesting points about the boots one. Did you complain about the missing bits? I have quite a bit of boots stuff already, which is why I think i'm leaning towards one of the other two. I don't buy much high end stuff so thought it would be nice treats that I couldn't normally justify!

on beauty blogs it says that the M&S one is going to be £25 if you spend £25 in store (no idea how much if you don't, that part isn't mentioned!) but November seems quite late for it to come out..?

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 25-Oct-15 15:03:26

I fancy the ciate one, I love nail stuff

CandyRainShower Sun 25-Oct-15 19:58:45

Last year tk maxx had a few different ones that were cheaper then usual shops..

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 25-Oct-15 20:00:50

I've had the Youbeauty one the past 2 years, it wasn't as good last year as the year before so I'm not sure whether to bother this year.

RJnomaaaaaargh Sun 25-Oct-15 20:08:53

I've got the benefit one for dd. it's £35 and it has 12 doors and plays a tune grin I'm quite excited about giving it to her.

RevealTheHiddenBeach Sun 25-Oct-15 21:23:50

Thank you Candy I will check them out! Do you remember when ish? I saw the youbeauty one but it's more money than I can justify! The contents are listed on the website, but it's beyond my budget.

MARGUERITE18 Sun 25-Oct-15 21:57:53

superdrug have one for £50 and one for £100!

kavv0809 Sun 25-Oct-15 22:56:41

I've got the Selfridges one! Wheee! Soooooooooooo excited I would never in a million years have splashed out for myself but lovely DH has got it for my birthday. It looks fab.

trixymalixy Sun 25-Oct-15 22:58:04

I'd love the Liberty one, but can't really justify the expense.

Davros Mon 26-Oct-15 00:23:54

God, I would love the Liberty one too. I'm going there after half term so I can at least touch it!

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