Make-Up Revolution Advent Calendar

Budget but fabulous beauty brand Make-Up Revolution have released their version of the beauty advent calendar and I can’t wholly make up my mind about how I feel about it. Now, it is not the products I am unsure about, as I use Make-Up Revolution on a daily basis, but it is in fact the price of the calendar that I find stumps me a little. The calendar costs £50 and contains 25 products, but the majority of these products retail at £1 and I think only 3 of the products inside retail over this price, meaning quite an expense for products you could go choose yourself for possibly cheaper than the price of the calendar. However, that being said I do love Make Up Revolution and I do love Beauty Advent Calendars and so it was a given that I would be trying this out.

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Design-wise I love this a LOT – it has a smooth black finish with rose gold detailing giving a hint to which product may be behind which door. I do love love love rose gold!  It is a book-style calendar, in the way that it opens up and so you can either have it closed if you don’t have a lot of space, or open it up and display the fabulousness. It comes in a plastic sleeve which shows you what you are getting inside, and as with all my calendar reviews, I have opened a few doors for you but will list the products below…

* Redemption Palette

* 3 Mono Eyeshadows

* 6 Amazing Lipsticks

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* 3 Baked Highlighters (I can’t get enough of these – they’re fab!)

* 3 Blushers

* 2 Intense Lip Glosses

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* 2 Amazing Lip Glosses

* 5 Nail Polishes

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Colour-wise, Make-Up Revolution have included a variety of colours, not too wild, that will suit most skin tones and ages. So I think most people will really enjoy this calendar, as well as it giving you the chance to try a shade or product you might not necessarily go for in a shop and if you don’t like something I am sure you will always have a friend or family member who would love to give it a whirl.

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The Make-Up Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar costs £50 and is available at Superdrug here, where it is currently £45 on offer.

Kathryn xxx

Christmas: Morgan Taylor Gifts

Morgan Taylor have released their Christmas range and it is stunning! They have brought out gift sets which include two full-sized nail polishes and an added extra gift, all with different themes for different tastes. I recently got two of these fab sets to share with you gorgeous bunch…

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Gifted With Travel
This set includes a full-sized bottle of Ruby Two-Shoes nail polish, which is a slightly shimmery pink-red shade and a full-sized bottle of Tinsel My Fancy nail polish, which is a metallic silver shade, but has lots and lots of tiny multi-faceted flecks of glitter, which give off a slightly pale green/lilac shade – think Frozen perhaps. The extra gift included with this duo is such a cute one – it is a luggage tag in the shape of a large Morgan Taylor nail polish – you will definitely be able to spot your suitcase on the carousel with this beauty!

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Gifted With Bling
This duo of nail polishes includes the shades A Little Naughty and Gifted in Platinum. A Little Naughty is a gorgeous plum shade, perfect for Autumn/Winter and even taking you into Spring, whereas Gifted in Platinum reminds me so much of a diamond ring! It is a lighter silver metallic than Tinsel My Fancy, but has millions of tiny silver glitter, making it more of a white toned polish than grey. The bonus gift with this set is a pretty gold-toned bangle, which has a strip of crystals along the length of it, and would make an amazing gift on it’s own!

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Both of these fabulous gifts cost £16.99 each and will be available from Sallys Stores or online here from October 1st.

Kathryn xxx

Wilkos It’s Kissmas Beauty Advent Calendar

I came across this beauty calendar whilst browsing Wilko’s website recently and knew I had to buy it to share with you all. Now bare in mind this costs just £5 – yes £5!!!! Which I think is perfect to pay for a teenager who maybe just getting into beauty or have seen the likes of the £95 Selfridges calendar (Yes I will be attempting to get that one – but I am 31 years old and work) and obviously can’t necessarily afford to purchase the premium beauty ones. Or if like me, you just love beauty advent calendars and want every single one haha!

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It does give the impression that it is a make-up calendar, but does actually have nail products inside – it does picture the products on the back of the calendar, but I have opened a few doors as usual to show you what you can expect. I do like the look of the calendar, it’s not overly festive, but I think it will appeal to most girls. Contents are as follows…

* 2 Cuticle Pushers

* Nail Art Brush

* Nail Caviar

* Nail Dotting Tool

* 2 Nail Files

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* Nail Glitter Stars

* Nail Jewels

* 9 Nail Polishes (2.5ml)

* Heart Shaped Nail Stickers

* Chain Shaped Nail Stickers

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* Nail Tape

* Two designs of Nail Wraps

* Heart Shaped Stencil

* Pair of Toe Separators

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I’m not gonna lie, this isn’t the best advent calendar I have seen, but it is certainly worth the price and more! Plus as mentioned I think this is great for teenagers or women who want to get something other than chocolate every December day until Christmas!

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I found it online at Wilkos here, and so it may be available in stores too, although I would be quick to purchase if I were you because at just £5, these aren’t going to be sticking around for long.

Kathryn xxx

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