Wednesday, 16 December 2015

I knew my husband Jac truly loves me when he came home with the Benefit's Party Poppers Advent Calendar. I've never liked chocolate so I haven't really had an advent calendar for years so you can imagine my excitement when he handed me that box. He seriously got himself some brownie points there.

I have to say it was super hard to open one every day and a few times I was so tempted to just open every tiny box all in one go but I didn't, I opened one by one for 12 days. Now that there isn't any more to discover (and that makes me very, very sad) I thought it'd be cool to share what I got in my advent calendar. I haven't had the chance to try all the products yet so I'll only describe the ones I've tested so far and I shall write another post once I've used them all.

Here's what I got in my Benefit's advent calendar:
  • the POREfessional PRO balm
  • BADgal lash volumizing mascara
  • lollitint poppy pink lip & cheek stain
  • ooh la lift undereye brightener
  • they’re real! lengthening mascara
  • they’re real! remover
  • rockateur famously proactive face powder
  • high beam complexion enhancer
  • total moisture facial cream
  • hoola ultra plush lip gloss
  • sugarbomb ultra plush lip gloss
  • watt’s up! soft-focus highlighter

So far I've been using the porefessional primer (which is amazing to cover my enormous pores), the badgal lash mascara and the what's up highlighter. I can say that I love them all so far and I cannot wait to try all the other products properly!

Benefit is not what I'd call cheap (not the most expensive either, but definitely not cheap) so I'm always very scared to pay £20 for a mascara (for example) just in case I don't end up liking it! I think this was perfect for me as I hadn't really tried many Benefit products so the little testers are great to try and then decide whether you want the full sized option.

Did you get a beauty calendar this year too? What did you get in yours? Have you tried any of these products? If so, which ones do you love or hate the most?


  1. This looks like such an awesome calendar, good lad! I love Porefessional.

    Amy - Four Cats Plus Us

    1. I know right!? I can't believe I've never tried Porefessional before, it's SO good!!! xx

  2. So many amazing things in this calendar!
    Charlotte //

  3. Wow, your do lucky. I love benefit but as you said it is expensive for something that might not be to your taste.

  4. You have trained him well! I bought this last week and love throwing the minis into my handbag. So far the Watts up is one of my favourites too :)

    Celia xo

  5. Wow, I would much rather this than a traditional chocolate advent calender!
    Louise |

  6. I love the POREfassional, he is my skin saver hehe :)))You got such a great products in your calendar!

  7. I should have gotten an advent calendar, they look quite cool.