Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar: 1-8

Saturday, December 08, 2012
Yet another blogmas post and on a different note I just wanted to say thank you to all of my new followers! Two weeks ago I only had 8 followers now I have 33, so thank you! 
Now, my Selfridges advent calendar, it is very expensive and it is definitely the most expensive advent ever! But this was a gift from my parents, I know I am very lucky and I wanted to share my thoughts on the products I received in the days 1 to 8 of the calendar. 
The first product I received was a sample of the gorgeous, and expensive, Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb perfume. I have been looking to buy this perfume for a while now, as whenever I go to duty free I see mini sets of this fragrance although it is really expensive. The sample bottle is just adorable (I'm a sucker for miniature perfume bottles) and the fragrance is so nice - it smells quite sweet, floral and musky too. Maybe it is just me bit I can smell a bit of chocolate in there too! The scent is divine and I recommend that you give it a sniff when you are in a store that stocks this perfume. The second product I received is the Kiehls Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. This hand cream is just gorgeous, it has a very smooth texture, it applies so nicely/easily and it leaves my hands feeling so hydrated, velvety smooth and comfortable. The third item in the advent calendar is the Lancome Renergie Multi-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Cream and as I am only 20 I don't really need this yet but it looks quite expensive. 
 The fourth item is the Lancome Eau Micellaire Water. I am very happy to try any micellar water as they are fantastic makeup removers and I cannot wait to try this product - I haven't yet as I already have the second bottle of my Vichy Micellar solution on the go at the moment. Next I received a sample of the Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Oil. I haven't tried a cleansing oil before (although I have a couple of samples) and I am excited to try this one as Shu Uemura make the best cleansing oils apparently. The sixth item I received is a sample of a fragrance I have been wanting to try since it was released, it is Diesel Loverdose perfume. Firstly, the bottle is divine, it looks so gorgeous and the perfume is so nice too. It smells like licorice, musky notes and it smells a bit like Illamasqua Freak. I do really like this fragrance but I don't think I will buy the full size. 
The seventh item I received was the new Lancome fragrance - Lancome La vie est belle. The bottle is adorable and so pretty and the fragrance smells really nice in the bottle but not as nice on the skin. On the skin this perfume smells floral but musky and it has a hint of sweetness - it is really generic though, in my opinion. The last item in the post, is the Kiehls Ultra Facial cream which I haven't tried yet but it looks great and it is a good sized a sample.  


  1. Wow, this beauty calendar sounds amazing! How exciting to open up a little treat each day. I've been using the Shu Uemura cleansing oil and have been loving it! :)


  2. Loverdose and Flower Bomb are two of my favourite scents. I can't get enough of them! What size are the samples? They look quite big.

  3. OMG, This is a real Advent Calendar! Should be so exciting to open a treat each day!
    lucky you! :)

  4. Oh that is so cool! I remember having advent calendars as a kid....but there was nothing that cool inside those ones :-)

  5. This looks amazing! That's an Advent Calendar I'd want! :))


  6. awww I've been wanting to try kiehl's products for ages now! what an awesome advent calendar!! I'll look out or thatnext year :p

  7. I love beauty advent calendars! Nice post

    Kimberley x


  8. That is amazing!! You are so lucky! Im so jealous, my advent calendar is just going to make me fat!!!

    Coral x x x x

  9. I'm so jealous! I wish I could have afforded a beauty advent calendar, especially this one as it looks amazing x

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

  10. Very cool gift!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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