You probably heard so many things about advent calendars already. I know, I really do. However I need to get a few more of these out and then I will focus on something else till December once I will actually start reviewing the products from the calendars. I promise, so bear with me!
I know that some of you are not sure which advent calendars to buy, if any. I also get that. Even though I got quite a few calendars this year, I hesitated quite a bit before each purchase (well except before buying that Cult Beauty calendar I promised myself I would not buy – it was totally an impulse purchase).
The ASOS Face and Body calendar was actually one of the first calendars that I got this year (things just escalated after that). I was unsure whether to go for it or not. This is not my first calendar from them and even though I enjoyed their calendars in the past, they never really called to me, you know? Like, I did not look at the ASOS calendar as something I just had to buy. If my student discount would have stopped working then I most likely would have skipped the calendar all together. In fact, the day after placing the order, my student discount would have been like 15% higher as school was just about to start and I cannot even tell you about the level of disappointment I felt that I did not take advantage of it. I tried cancelling the order and ASOS said they could cancel it for me despite the fact that they had not even processed it, let alone ship it. Had I been in the UK, I probably would have considered returning it. It was definitely not one of my proudest moments.
Why am I telling you all of this? I just want you to understand a bit of the background story and see that I was also not that convinced that the ASOS Face and Body Beauty Advent Calendar was such a great idea. If you have ever been in this situation, then you get it.
However, things changed. Once I received the parcel and started looking at the products, I was reminded of the reasons why I considered purchasing the calendar in the first place. There are so many products inside that I love and repurchase quite often, but also products that have been on my wishlist for quite some time. It is always pretty different when you look at something online and when you actually hold that something in your hands. For me at least, it is very different.
Now that I have the calendar, I would not give it up. I really enjoy the product inside and some other things about it as well (see below).
ASOS Face and Body Beauty Advent Calendar Contents
• Becca First Light Priming Filter, 15ml
• Clarins My Clarins Sleep Mask Mini, 15ml
• Clinique All About Eyes, 15ml
• Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Hair Masque, 30ml
• Crayola Eye Crayon Full Size (colour may vary)
• Dr Jart Ceramidin Facial Mask, full size
• Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream, 30ml
• Emma Hardie Protect & Primer SPF 30, 15ml
• First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser, 56.7g
• Laura Mercia Translucent Setting Powder, 9.3g
• Mane & Tail Shampoo and Conditioner Duo, 57g each
• NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
• Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, full size
• Origins Super Spot Remover, full size
• OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel, 30ml
• Philip Kingsely Daily Damage Defence, 60ml
• Regenerate Advanced Toothpaste, travel size
• Rituals of Holi Body Cream, 100ml
• Sand & Sky Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment, 10g
• Sleek i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette Au Naturel, full size
• Spectrum Mini A10 Fan Brush in Pink
• This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, 10ml
• Wet Brush Mini Original Detangler
• YES TO Travel pack of 10 wipes
As you can see above, there are some pretty incredible products included inside the calendar. I know that most of them are not full-size, but personally I am more than happy with the size of the products. I don’t feel like any of them should be bigger in order for the calendar to be worth it. In terms of sizes, I think that ASOS got it right.
I have spoken about packaging in my previous reviews. I mentioned packaging for both the Glossy Box UK and Holland & Barratt Beauty Advent Calendars. However, the ASOS advent calendar packaging is the one that truly impressed me. From all the calendars that I reviewed so far, the ASOS calendar has the most interesting and useful packaging.
The ASOS beauty advent calendar comes in a boot size card box that is covered in a cork like material. The products are each housed in tiny and colourful card boxes as well. That still beats plastic! But what I really like is the outer packaging. That is such a nice detail and a really high level of consideration on behalf of ASOS. The box is incredibly useful for storing all the products from the calendar inside of it, but also from other calendars. The box is sturdy and really well made so I am sure I am going keep it around for several years. I really look forward to organising my beauty products using the box.
Price and Value
This brings me to my next point which is something I am sure those of you who have made it this far are interested in – price and value.
The ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar has a value of £230 and it is priced at £70. Students can also get a discount through Unidays.
Overall, despite the fact that I was so uncertain about getting the ASOS beauty advent calendar, this is a good calendar. You get quite a bit of value in this calendar at a relatively affordable price. In addition, you get a box that you get to keep and use for quite some time. I have to say that now I am pretty happy with my purchase. Stay tuned as I will be reviewing the contents one by one in December!
You can buy the ASOS Advent Calendar here.
What do you think of the ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar?
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