Another day, another calendar. At least that is how it should be if I were able to follow along with my overflowing inbox. I am a bit late with this one, but I do hope that it will interest some of you who might have not seen it yet. The new calendar I wanted to talk to you about is the Boots MacMillan 24 days of beauty advent calendar. This page will refer to just this one calendar and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar Contents
- Boots Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml – worth £5
- Boots Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Moisturiser 30ml – worth £5
- Botanics Peaceful Night Pllow Mist Lavender & Sweet Marjoram 100 ml – worth £7
- Champneys Moisturising Face Mask 37ml – worth £2.5
- Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic 50 ml – worth £3.55
- Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 30ml – worth £4.33
- Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion 50ml – worth £4.81
- No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Eye Cream 5ml – worth £5.98
- No7 Protect & Perfect Lip Care 10ml – worth £9.95
- No7 Precision Lips Pencil – Nude – worth £6.95
- No7 Stay Perfect Eye Pencil – Black – worth £7.95
- No7 The Full 360 Mascara – Black – worth £13.95
- No7 Flawless Finish Blending Sponge – worth £6.95
- No7 Gel Finish Nail Colour Rose Gold 10ml – worth £6.95
- No7 HydraLuminous Water Surge Gel Oil Free 25ml – worth £7.47
- Soap & Glory Bright & Beautiful Brightening Sheet Mask (N/A – product no longer available for individual sale)
- Soap & Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream 50ml – worth £1.85
- Soap & Glory CLEAN ON ME Hydrating Body Wash 75ml – worth £0.69
- Sleek MakeUP Fierce Felt Eyeliner Zodiac – Black – worth £5.99
- Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette Level Up – worth £9.99
- Ted Baker Raspberry & Orange Blossom Body Lotion 50ml – worth £0.76
- Boots Extracts Mango Hand Cream 30ml – worth £4
- Boots Eyelash Curler – worth £5
- Liz Earle Pure Cotton Cloth – worth £2.37
Price and Value
The Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar is priced at £88 and it is worth £128.99+ based on my calculations. This means that the calendar represents approximately a 32% saving.
The calendar will be available for purchase soon and you will be able to grab it from here.
First of all, I wanted to mention the fact that I have included a link to each individual product contained in this advent calendar so that you can do your own research into whether this calendar is worth it for you or not. As such you can also see the colors or shades of some of the products. Furthermore, I calculated the worth of each product based on full-size price (if applicable) so that you can do your “own” math to determine whether it would be cheaper to get the calendar based on the products you actually want from this calendar.
With that being said, the Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar is an okay value for money. The contents are definitely worth more than the asking price and it is a perfect way to try out some new products or get reacquainted with some old favorites. Furthermore, the calendar includes products from some of the most iconic brands sold at Boots such as Soap and Glory, Liz Earle or No7 plus some products from the new-ish Boots ingredients line. This calendar can be a good option if you were looking to get products from these brands or even the advent calendars that focus on these brands alone, but were a bit on the fence about splurging on each one.
Content-wise, I think you have here a nice selection of products. The Liz Earle hot cloth and the cleanser are a perfect combo that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. When I think about which product made cleansing with an actual specialized product a thing – I think of the hot cloth cleanser from Liz Earle. This could be me showing my age, but for me, it was the rise of this product that brought my attention to just how much of a difference a cleanser can make and how important it is in one’s skincare routine.
The Liz Earle Tonic is also a product that I enjoy tremendously and one of the few “western” toners that I do not mind having in my stash and that I consider being actually useful. The tonic is gentle on the skin and removes extra fluff left over from your (paper) towel but most importantly it leaves the skin feeling comfortable and even a bit hydrated so basically, just perfect to follow up with the next steps in your routine. The tea and herbal scent of this product are actually pleasant as well. They make the whole experience more spa-like.
I could go on and on about No7 products as well. I used to ignore the brand until I got the advent calendar on a whim a few years back. It was one of the biggest mistakes I made as the products are surprisingly good, they are actually more than just good. Sure, some of them are flops, but most are incredible and they deliver without costing an arm and a leg. I truly wish I had known this before when I still have regular access to a Boots store. Their eye pencil is one of my favorite ones as it is soft and smudges just a tiny bit throughout the day, enough to make the look softer. The skincare products I tried from them also impressed me, especially the lab series ones.
As for Soap and Glory, well this brand was one of the reasons why I visited Boots so often. However, I do have to add a disclaimer here and that is that their shower gels or creams make me itchy. I still haven’t figured out why that is, but they do so I tend to avoid them now (after multiple attempts). However, the rest of their products such as hand creams, scrubs, makeup items or even haircare are very welcomed in my stash.
Overall, this is a good calendar for those who seek to purchase products from Liz Earle, Soap and Glory Boots Ingredients, and No7 but do not wish to grab the separate advent calendars of gift sets. Plus, this calendar makes for a very nice gift!
Pros and Cons of the Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
- Value for money
- £2 gets donated
- Variety of products from some of the most iconic brands available at Boots
- You do not get to save as much as with other calendars
- Not the cheapest advent calendar out there
- No7 products featured are not some of the bestselling ones
What do you think of the Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar?
As always, do stay tuned as I will update this post once more information is available. for More information on advent calendars, check out this page.
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