Unboxed: The 2017 You Beauty Advent Calendar

Please note this post contains spoilers so look away now if you don’t want to ruin the surprise!

Isn’t it a little early for that C word (I’m talking about Christmas in case you were wondering!). Well judging by the ridiculous amount of Christmas Advent Calendars already floating around (since September I believe!) it’s really hard to not get wrapped up in that Christmas spirit! Anyway on the subject of advent calender’s, the lovely guys at Latest in Beauty sent me the *You Beauty Box Advent Calendar and although I very rarely go outside the beauty box remit and I do umm and ahh whether to feature these on the blog but seeing as the contents are presented inside a box that definitely counts right – it’s just a giant beauty box really!

The You Beauty Advent Calendar is without a doubt one of the few that boasts affordability and value and this year’s selection is no exception and covers such a good ground on the beauty front from skin and body care, hair and make-up plus there’s even a little something for the home which in turn means you’ll most certainly come across a few favourites. This calendar opens up like a book and has a countdown of 24 days which in my opinion makes it a true advent but I’m little sad there isn’t a door for Christmas day, surely they could have squeezed one in but that’s just me being super picky – there’s hardly any room to be fair! 

Without further ado here’s what you can expect see inside. The products are not in any particular order and instead of showing you what’s behind each door I’ve categorised them by skin care, hair care, body care and make-up so you can see that it’s balanced out pretty well. 

Hair care

MOROCCANOIL Intense Hydrating Mask 75ml, CHARLES WORTHINGTON Moisture Seal Takeaway Shampoo & Conditioner 75ml each, ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray 75ml, KITSCH Teardrop Bobby Pins

Skin Care

SKINLONGEVITY® Vital Power Infusion 7.5ml, GATINEAU Gentle Silk Cleanser 50ml, REN SKINCARE Keep Young & Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot 10ml, RODIAL Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask x1, THE ORGANIC PHARMACY Lip and Eye Cream full size 10ml, SUKIN Hydrating Mist Toner Spray 50ml, DR ORGANIC Snail Gel Eye Serum full size 15ml

Body Care


deep sleep pillow spray 5ml, ESPA Restorative Body Oil 15ml & £15 Gift Card, JANINA Ultra White Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste full size, 
SKINFIX Hand Repair Cream 30ml

Nail Varnish
LEIGHTON DENNY Nail Polish in Vixen full size




MAKEUP REVOLUTION PRO Looks Palette in Stripped & Bare full size, CIATE Travel Size Wonderwand Gel Kohl Liner, LIPCOTE Browcote Waterproof Brow Sealer full size,  LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER Angled Blending Brush full size,  SPORTFX Makeup Setting Mist 30ml,  NIP + FAB Travel Palette Light/Medium full size,  MONUSKIN Illuminating Primer 30ml




THE WHITE COMPANY Cassis Mini Home Spray 15ml


My Verdict

Ideal for beauty enthusiasts and novices alike, the You Beauty Advent Calendar has such a great assortment on the beauty front and includes samples, travel, and full size treats, all of which total up to around £230 which is pretty amazing when you take into account the £60 price tag. Whether you’re looking to try something out before splurging or adding to your existing beauty collection, this is a fantastic way to do either or both! I’m not going to lie, there’s a lot of skin care for my liking but there’s a delightful amount of make-up on board and although I’m extremely picky when it comes to shades I’m pleased to report that they’ve included a universal mix so you don’t need to worry about any dud shades! All in all, I think You Beauty have yet again delivered a good value advent this year chock full of goodies from well-known brands but most I all I love that that the majority comes from budget friendly brands meaning if there’s something you particularly loved you won’t have to think twice about making that full size purchase plus You Beauty have gone one step further and also provided some discount codes! I guess the only downside of course is there’ll probably be things you’re not interested in or don’t love but that comes with the territory be it beauty boxes or beauty advent calendars but I think you’ll agree it’s such a fun and exciting way to countdown to Christmas.


The You Beauty Advent Calendar is available now for £60.00 (worth £230.00) plus free P&P via https://www.latestinbeauty.com/collections/you-beauty-advent-calendar

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