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Holland and Barrett Beauty Advent Calendar 2019

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Writersblock2 Sat 21-Sep-19 15:49:22

Mine has arrived! Not opening until December (obviously! wink) but thought I’d get a thread started.

Details:
25 days, priced at £35. Listing states products worth £146 plus a chance to win a luxury spa break.
I used some of my H&B points towards this, and also went through Quidco. Shipping is free.
Link below, but to warn, the contents are listed on the sales page so you may want to be careful if you don’t want to know in advance.

https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/25-days-of-natural-beauty-advent-calendar-60049355

Who else has one? Let’s use this thread to discuss the contents as we hit December. smile

Writersblock2 Sat 21-Sep-19 15:56:48

So mine arrived pretty quickly after ordering. The carton it was shipped in was huge. The calendar itself looks really substantial, and it opens like a book. It’s tied together with ribbon. It really is a pretty big beast for £35. I think this is going to be one of my favourites this year because it is such a bargain. And I love a bit of natural beauty. Plus, I tend to lean towards more skincare than makeup, which this seems to cater for.

Is it December yet? grin

ChicCroissant Sat 21-Sep-19 16:02:12

That looks a brilliant advent calendar, I am tempted myself now!

Writersblock2 Sat 21-Sep-19 16:02:50

I think they need to give me commission! wink

Ponks Sat 21-Sep-19 22:14:35

I've ordered it (after seeing the other advent calendar thread) and am looking forward to it! Keeping it for December though.

30under Mon 23-Sep-19 21:16:38

Just bought one of these, one of the few at my budget. Sounds good and I'm looking forward to December!

Richlyfruited Tue 24-Sep-19 18:39:43

Thanks for this thread - I've just ordered this too! I didn't want the M&S one again this year and have been trying out more natural ranges so this seems perfect.

Excited for Dec grin

Crazybunnylady123 Wed 25-Sep-19 15:40:31

I’m going to order it, it looks amazing!

Writersblock2 Sat 30-Nov-19 19:59:59

Bump! Ready for tomorrow!

Crazybunnylady123 Sat 30-Nov-19 21:14:51

@Writersblock2 mines on my desk at the ready, my dp bought it for me and he said “are you opening it at midnight?”. He seems excited! 😋

Writersblock2 Sat 30-Nov-19 22:56:37

@Crazybunnylady123 that’s adorable. I shall be waiting until I get up. ;)

KeithPartridge Sun 01-Dec-19 07:36:41

Has anyone opened theirs? It's not the most exciting start but love the little spiel on the door about it...a fantastic idea!! Can't believe how gorgeous the whole calendar smells.

Richlyfruited Sun 01-Dec-19 08:52:17

Yes just opened! Smells lovely and will definitely use it. I liked the background product info on the door smile

Ponks Sun 01-Dec-19 09:13:46

I'm happy 😊 love this sort of thing ... are we allowed to say what it is ?

Writersblock2 Sun 01-Dec-19 09:24:51

Yes! Say what it is. The threads are to discuss the items each day as we open them. Working on what happened with the threads last year, it’s fine to talk about the item on the day you open it (and beyond), but if you open any doors in advance of the right day then you can’t say what it is because that would spoil it for others. smile

So, I’m happy! I love lipbalm and this smells gorgeous. Mine is watermelon - did everyone get the same? I also loved the packaging, from the spiel on the door to the little groove to help you get the item out.

As an aside, the smell of this one really reminds me of the Flight of Passage ride at Walt Disney World. So double happy!

Crazybunnylady123 Sun 01-Dec-19 09:56:55

Yes watermelon lip balm. Nice flavour and will definitely get used this winter!

LEELULUMPKIN Sun 01-Dec-19 10:03:08

Well I have 4 calendars, this having worked out the cheapest and this is the product I actually need the most!

I have two big hols coming up in the next week/3months so got the calendars specifically for items to use for travel.

Off to somewhere cold next week so this is definitely coming with me!

KeithPartridge Sun 01-Dec-19 10:30:05

Yes got watermelon. Put it in a few hours ago and it is still working to make my lips soft. It's lovely.

Ponks Mon 02-Dec-19 07:50:07

Ooh Weleda Skin Food Light today, looking forward to trying this, have heard good things about it.

Writersblock2 Mon 02-Dec-19 07:55:31

I’m loving this calendar. Excellent product today! Really happy.

KeithPartridge Mon 02-Dec-19 08:10:02

Really like this. Smells so gorgeous. This kind of product is right up my street.

LEELULUMPKIN Mon 02-Dec-19 09:48:33

Very happy with this. I have a chronic condition which means I get lesions on my hands and arms. Just had a go and has made a difference, the smell is nice too.

Richlyfruited Mon 02-Dec-19 14:26:57

Very happy with this - good quality product and will be used by all the family!

Excited for tomorrow now grin

Ponks Tue 03-Dec-19 07:46:01

Dr Organic micellar water today ! Always love trying new cleansers.

Richlyfruited Tue 03-Dec-19 08:16:55

Also pleased with this one! Ideal travel size and the money off voucher is a nice offer too.

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