Benefit Advent Calendar – My Final Thoughts

As I’m sure you already know by now I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Benefit advent calendar, thanks to my generous hubby! The advent calendar cost £50 and a lot of people were very intrigued to see if it would actually be worth that amount. 
The calendar contained a mixture of Benefit’s cult products along with three bonus items, a bracelet, hair clip and necklace. 
The main reason for me wanting the advent calendar was to try out a variety of their products without risking paying £20+ for one product that I didn’t get along with, I personally think paying £50 to trial 21 different products is a much better investment. 
My favourite items in the calendar were the blushers, Girl Meets Pearl and Ooh La Lift. My least favourite products were the lip glosses, I think four is overkill and it is a shame that they didn’t include maybe two lip glosses and two lipsticks. I also think it was a real shame not to see They’re Real and Rockateur included as they have been largely hyped this year.
I had considered keeping all of these products to the side in a make-up bag so that I had an almost complete bag full of minis ready for when I went away, but to be honest I can’t resist using them now! 
All in all I am very happy with the calendar, I received a total of £150 worth of beauty products (not including the bonus items) for just £50 and have discovered some fantastic Benefit products to add to my ever growing wishlist. I’m not sure if I would purchase a Benefit advent calendar again purely because I imagine that there will be a lot of duplicated items, that being said I will definitely be checking what it contains next year (if they do another). 
I have detailed the full contents and approximate costs below (all items link to blog post with mini review) :
Day 6 – Hair Clip (bonus item)

10 Comments

  1. December 30, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    Thanks for this post! From seeing this I am glad that I didn't spend the money on it, even though I debated it because I own almost all of these products already! Also, thanks on the approximate cost. It's nice to see what it's actually worth.

    • January 1, 2014 / 7:09 pm

      No problem, glad you found it helpful! x

  2. December 30, 2013 / 8:35 pm

    I have quite a lot, if not most of these products either as minis or as full size but I still think it was a great calendar x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

    • January 1, 2014 / 7:11 pm

      I don't actually own many Benefit products so it was fantastic for me x

  3. December 30, 2013 / 9:57 pm

    I really debated which calender to get this year and eventually settled on The body shops offering but this one does look fab but I don't think I'd get the full potential as I'm not totally sold on benefit (I know blogger shocker!)

    http://alices-wonderland93.blogspot.co.uk/

    • January 1, 2014 / 7:11 pm

      haha shock horror! It is good that we all like different brands, the world would be a boring place otherwise! x

  4. January 2, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    I would have loved to get my hands on this – I know exactly what you mean about wanting to try out lots of products without shelling out £20 for one item! Maybe They're Real wasn't included as it's been given out as a freebie in magazines lately?
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

    • January 3, 2014 / 7:04 pm

      That is a good point re They're Real not being included. I actually have a few samples of it kicking around here as I guess a lot of other people do. xx

  5. January 22, 2014 / 11:02 am

    This was a fab advent calendar. I love Benefit make up and hope they do one of these next year too 🙂 It's definitely worth the £50- I enjoyed reading your posts showing what they contained 🙂 xx

    • January 22, 2014 / 8:43 pm

      It was an awesome calendar 🙂 I'm glad you enjoyed the posts. x

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