A few of weeks ago I had the incredible opportunity to attend the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar Event in London. I’ve been to an event arranged by another blogger a couple of years ago and I went along with a blogging friend, however this was my first actual blogging event. I’ve been invited to lots over the years but getting a babysitter can be difficult and to be really honest, the thought scared the hell out of me. I decided to bite the bullet for this one as the opportunity was just too good to miss. Plus, it’s never too early to start talking about Christmas, I love the festive season.
Located in Soho and set in a beautiful house you could see the Christmassy magic as you walked past the window, it was a beautiful site and location and I only wish I had remembered to get a snap from outside. The event was to share with us the anticipated arrival of the M&S Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar*, I’ve never had a beauty calendar before and this is definitely a perfect one to start with.
The display was just beautiful, I adore Christmas, it’s easily my favourite time of year and to see this room with a huge tree, fairy lights everywhere and the calendars centre of attention, instantly I was longing for Christmas. I had to keep reminding myself it’s only October! All the beautiful decorations that you see in the photographs are all available from the M&S Christmas Shop.
The evening included a night of pampering, I had recently got my nails done by my friend ready for the event forgetting that I could have got them done there, silly I know. However I did indulge in a bit of makeup pampering and had some lovely winged liner applied which looked beautiful, if only I could achieve the same look myself.
The calendar is shaped like a christmas tree which is just utterly perfect, I love that it’s completely different packaging to any other beauty calendars on the market and each daily gift is wrapped inside a box. 25 beauty treats featuring some amazing brands, you can expect to find (spoiler alert) : Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner, Pixie Brow Tamer, Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, Alpha-H Liquid Gold, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse and a full size Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy. That’s just a small selection of amazing brands that you will find inside this impressive calendar.
M&S have so many wonderful brands within their beauty sections and I think they often get forgotten about as they stock some brilliant cult products. The products that I can’t wait to use are all in the photograph, I’ve kept these out as I can’t hold off using them, I’m just too excited but the rest of the calendar I’m going to leave until Christmas…if I have the willpower. I have wanted to try the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm and Alpha-H Liquid Gold since I first started blogging, everyone always said how brilliant they were and I was dying to try them and now I finally can. The Rituals of Sakura body cream smells utterly amazing and I can’t wait to try it, I’ve used a couple of products from Rituals before and they are a fabulous brand.
The M&S Beauty Advent Calendar will be available from this Thursday, 10th November 2016 and will be £35 when you spend £35 on non-food items from M&S. Such a huge bargain considering it retails for £250 and contains both deluxe travel size and full sized products. It’s going to be so popular so mark your calendars, set an alarm on your phone and be sure to bag yourself one of the best beauty calendars out there.
Will you be buying the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar?
*This post is in collaboration with M&S, all thoughts & opinions are my own. Please see my PR/Disclaimer section for more information.