Selfridges Advent Calendar: 9-14

Friday, December 14, 2012
Another blogmas post and it is a summary and mini review of the products I received in my Selfridges advent calendar for the days - 9th to the 14th!
I love this advent calendar, I will have to get a beauty advent calendar every year! There have been various beauty advent calendar this year to chose from including: Liz Earle, Ciate and Latestinbeauty. Now onto the products I received.
The product I received on the 9th of December is the Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara which I already have as a mini, now I have another mini version of the mascara. I received this product firstly, as a magazine sample and since then I have adored this mascara! With one coat of the mascara you get gorgeous (and I mean GORGEOUS) defined natural lashes but with two or more coats you get definition and volume! Although I wish Lancome made a waterproof version of this mascara as I only wear waterproof mascara, which is an essential really while living in England!

The next two products are also from Lancome (most of the products in this calendar are from Lancome). The second product I received is a mini lipstick from Lancome in the shade 302. I adore miniature beauty product so this is great and the packaging is very cute. Although the shade itself isn't really for me as I don't like baby pink shades as I find they can make my teeth look a bit yellow but the formula of this lipstick is very nice and smooth. The lipstick looks darker in 'real life' than it does in the image above - the lipstick looks lighter in the photographs above as I had to use flash. 

A second Lancome mascara was the third product I received and it is the Lancome Hypnose mascara. As with the Hypnose Star mascara I already have this as I received it in a gift set last year and I wish this mascara was waterproof as well as it is a nice mascara but not as good as the Hypnose star mascara. 
The fourth product I received was a sample of the Lancome Tresor Perfume. Firstly, I hate the bottle design, I think it looks so old fashioned and out dated. Although the scent is really nice, it is sweet and fruity - it smells quite like peaches which is nice. 

The fifth sample is the Lancome Genifique Youth Activator which I believe is an anti ageing serum - not a product I really need now as I am only 20! Although the packaging looks great for this product. 

The sixth and final sample in this post is a sample of the Armani Code Perfume which is a favourite perfume for a couple of my friends. The bottle is gorgeous and the fragrance is so nice and sophisticated scent - a floral, musky scent. 


  1. This calendar looks so great, wish something similar had been available in Australia!!

  2. I had no idea at the start of the season that beauty advent calendars existed... I'm a little late to pick one up now, but I'm living vicariously through bloggers like you! Has it been worth it? :)


    1. Definitely! The mini products are great :) and the advent calendar is still available x

  3. An advent calendar with beauty products, is that what I am seeing?! WHat an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing such a cool find & happy Friday to you!
    xo Hannah

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  5. great reviews! thanks for sharing :)

  6. hi thanks for dropping by my blog - i am your newest follower :)

    and i agree that these are the best kind of advent calendars out there! i'd love to get one myself next year! so many goodies

  7. I didn't even know these existed!


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