M&S upset many beauty fans last year by not launching an advent calendar, but the M&S The Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 has been officially announced, and it’s going to be so exciting to see another calendar from M&S.
The M&S advent calendars are always one of the most talked about calendars each year, so it was such a shame when they decided not to do one for 2020, but the calendar is back for 2021.
If you’d like to find out about the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2022, check it out right here.
The M&S The Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 is called the M&S Beauty Lies Within Advent Calendar, and it’s super special compared to the cardboard chests we usually see from the brand.
The cardboard is obviously recyclable, but so many brands are creating reusable elements within their calendars, and M&S have done something similar.
All of the beauty treats come inside an absolutely stunning navy tin, with a gold foil moon and star print. It’s the prettiest tin, and will be something you can reuse for storage once Advent is over.
It’s nice to see an advent calendar with a design which can be reused, and it’s not overly festive either. I’m really surprised by how large the tin is; it’s very deep and fits a heck of a lot of stuff inside.
Inside the M&S The Beauty Advent Calendar 2021, you get twenty-five individual boxes featuring the beauty gifts. Giving you a beauty treat box to open for every day of Advent, and even Christmas Day, and the boxes are layered into two levels.
So, what’s inside the M&S The Beauty Advent Calendar 2021? Let’s get onto the unboxing…
Day 1 – Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
Day 2 – M&S Apothecary Calm Body Wash
Day 3 – L’Occitane Precious Cream
Day 4 – Nails Inc ‘Tis The Season To Sparkle Nail Polish
Day 5 – Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
Day 6 – Ultrasun 30SPF Lip Protection Stick Balm
Day 7 – Percy & Reed Wonder Balm Hair Primer
Day 8 – M&S Pure Super Hydrate Day Cream
Day 9 – REN Clean Skincare Kelp Body Wash
Day 10 – Praï Ageless Hand Crème
Day 11 – Alpha-H Rose Liquid Gold Toner
Day 12 – Praï 24K Gold Wrinkle Repair Night Crème
Day 13 – Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner
Day 14 – Philip Kingsley Pure Colour Gloss
Day 15 – REN Clean Skincare Kelp Hand Lotion
Day 16 – M&S Autograph Colour Balm Lip Shine
Day 17 – Eyeko Black Magic Mascara (travel size)
Day 18 – L’Occitane Shea Shower Oil
Day 19 – Fragrance Society Orange, Bergamot & Lemon Grass Hand Cream
Day 20 – Eyeko Black Magic Cocoa Edit Liquid Eyeliner
Day 21 – REN Clean Skincare EverCalm Global Protection Day Cream
Day 22 – This Works Stress Check Breathe In
Day 23 – M&S Formula Absolute Sleep Cream
Day 24 – Shay & Blue Tallulah’s Camellia Natural Spray Fragrance
Day 25 – Aveda Botanical Repair Strengthening Leave In Treatment
You can purchase the M&S The Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 for £40, when you spent £30 on clothing, home and beauty both instore or online, from the 28th of October.
Overall, I think it’s a good calendar. I like to always keep it honest, and I do think there’s a heck of a lot of repetition in this calendar. Do we really need two Prai products, three REN products, two Philip Kingsley products, and two L’Occitane products? No we don’t.
M&S have such an impressive beauty department, the repetition isn’t necessary. It’s very skincare heavy, with so many day creams, but if you love skincare, the calendar is available right here.
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