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The Advent Calendars are arriving ....

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OneInAMillionYou Mon 04-Sep-17 13:06:12

Tis the season...

The first one I've seen actually for sale is the John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar. £149 with a great selection of products.
Ordered mine!

Amber0685 Mon 04-Sep-17 15:10:39

CaoNiMartacus Mon 04-Sep-17 15:21:12


I'll probably go for the M&S one again. I only had a very quick look at the photo, so as not to spoil the surprise!

Actually, the Sleek one looks nice too.

And the Soap and Glory one.


MinniesAndMickeysNeedCounting Mon 04-Sep-17 15:22:53

I had a couple last year after reading about them on here and l really liked them.

Will be getting another one or two this year

AuntPol Mon 04-Sep-17 15:32:21

I've had the M&S calendar for the last 2 years and loved it - but it looks as though lots of the products are the same again this year, so I might try something different this time. Thanks for the link!

I'd really like the Jo Malone calendar - but it's £300, so that's never going to happen :-(

ZaZathecat Mon 04-Sep-17 15:45:57

This one looks tempting!

OneInAMillionYou Mon 04-Sep-17 16:35:37

ZaZa, there is a link on yours to a gin advent calendar as well. Will be dropping heavy hints about that one 🍸🍸

LoveaGoodBath Mon 04-Sep-17 18:28:07

I enjoyed the M&S one last year, with the exception of 1) The two very similarly coloured nail varnishes and 2) The vast number of hair products for thick/unruly hair - mine is fine and flat so it's a shame they didn't include any volumising products.

That said, I was looking forward to buying it again this year and yet I am surprised/a bit disappointed to see how many products seem to have been recycled! Hmm...

pinkingshears Mon 04-Sep-17 18:40:56

Wow. Another world!

PringlesPirate Mon 04-Sep-17 18:45:16

I've just ordered a candle one from a local company.

CanIBuffalo Mon 04-Sep-17 18:47:59

I've never had one.
M&S or L'Occitane?
Can't decide.

DurhamDurham Mon 04-Sep-17 18:52:36

I'm getting the M&S one again, I loved most of the items last year and I managed to swap with my two girls the few things I didn't want. I have since bought several full size versions, including the Blue & Shay perfume which I would never have come across without the travel size one in the calendar.

Trills Mon 04-Sep-17 18:54:14

The M&S one did have two very similar nail polishes, didn't it?

I loved the felt tip eyeliner, and the liquid gold acid toner.

CoolCarrie Mon 04-Sep-17 18:56:10

I'll be sticking to the chocolate and cardboard ones at those prices.

BananaSandwichesEveryDay Mon 04-Sep-17 19:23:34


I had the L'Occitane one last year and will be buying again this year. I like the fact it is body care and face care rather than make up and nail polish. I happily use all the little treats in L'Occitane, whereas I know there would be make up or nail colours that wouldn't suit me and the calendar would then become quite pricey. Also, with L'Occitane, you can buy the calendar without having to spend another £35 before they'll even let you put the calendar in your basket.

I was given L'Occitane vouches by the children at school at the end of last term purely to buy my calendar - can't wait.

OneInAMillionYou Mon 04-Sep-17 19:28:31

Even though Jo Malone is ££££ it was going for double the retail price, on EBay! 😱

NomDePlumeReloaded Mon 04-Sep-17 19:31:09

I' miss going to get DH an IPA one. Hopefully he is equally as thoughtful...

mumsiedarlingrevolta Mon 04-Sep-17 19:35:21

non where have you seen the IPA one??

love this thread. want a make uppy one for DD 16-
any suggestions

NomDePlumeReloaded Mon 04-Sep-17 19:37:07

I haven't seen one yet but I saw one last year and these things get more and more popular every year. I'm holding out hope that Beavertown or similar release one.

MirandaWest Mon 04-Sep-17 19:37:21

I'd like some sort of beauty one for DD, who's 12. Hopefully there are some for more like £20 or £25

NomDePlumeReloaded Mon 04-Sep-17 19:37:26

If not, I'll go gin

QueenMortificado Mon 04-Sep-17 19:39:08

Can I get in an early vote for swapsies of the M&S calendar? I absolutely loved the RHW lip glossy and managed to end up with 3 thanks to MN swapping

amermaideindesguise Mon 04-Sep-17 19:39:52

benifit usually do one aswell thats good

mumsiedarlingrevolta Mon 04-Sep-17 19:45:23

Just found this

mumsiedarlingrevolta Mon 04-Sep-17 19:46:36

don't know why link says 2015 -it's definitely 2017 confused

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