Benefit Advent Calendar – Week 1

So my first week of opening the Candy Coated Countdown (£60) has seen a mixture of emotions this week. A couple of days I was really chuffed with what appeared behind the door and some, I was a little let down.

benefit advent calendar week 1

Day 1: ‘Keep it together’ I received 4 pink and magenta paper clips. I did a post on this as I was really looking forward to what I’d find on the first day. Needless to say I was let down, I don’t think I will use these but they are certainly the most expensive paperclips I own.

benefit advent calendar week 1

Day 2: ‘Peace, Love and Glossiness’ This was obviously a lot better than day one, I’ve tried this gloss before and it’s really pretty on. I think it’s cute to keep in your bag to add a little shine to the lips.

benefit advent calendar week 1

Day 3: ‘Flash some Lash’ Now who doesn’t love this mascara? I have tones of these little samples so I was happy to see this behind the door. By this point I starting thinking it’s definitely getting better as the days go on!

benefit advent calendar week 1

Day 4: ‘360-degree eye primer’ I was so excited to try this concealer. Since opening I’ve used it everyday. It’s great, I’ll probably buy the full size once this is used up.

benefit advent calendar week 1

Day 5: ‘Watch your eyes light up’ This is another product I am yet to use. I haven’t used any of the benefit skin care range so I’m excited to try all of them through the calendar. It’s the tinest pot I’ve ever seen so cute!

benefit advent calendar week 1

Day 6: ‘Your secret to PORE-fect skin’ again, this is another product I love from Benefit. For a small tube it lasts quite a while too so I was happy to this is the calendar.

benefit advent calendar week 1

Day 7: ‘Puttin’ on the glitz’ This silver hair tie is tiny! It hardly has any elastic in it so I don’t think I would even attempt to get all my hair wrapped in that. After a few days of seeing beauty products I knew a ‘random’ item would appear soon.. But not two in a row.

benefit advent calendar week 1

Day 8: ‘Stick with me, Gorgeous’ For a miscellaneous item these I will probably use. I do tend to use sticky notes for university when I’m referencing books so I’ll definitely try find some use for these – unlike the other non beauty items.

So that’s week 1 of the Candy Coated Countdown. What are your thoughts? Do you have this calendar?

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  1. December 8, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    I love benefit but im glad I didnt buy this calendar. I would’ve been so angry at paper clips. Nothing would’ve calmed me down x

    • December 8, 2014 / 6:40 pm

      Honestly at times i do regret and wish i’d of bought something else! I really was gutted x

  2. December 8, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    I agree ^, I would be upset to see non-beauty items, but at least the ones you do get seem pretty great!

    • December 8, 2014 / 6:53 pm

      I was a little! Especially two in a row, but hopefully get them out the way so its all just beauty products! Yeah they have been so far 🙂

    • December 8, 2014 / 7:24 pm

      I know they are really small!! Cute treats but i don’t think i’ll be buying it next year! 🙂

  3. December 9, 2014 / 2:42 am

    The eye cream is amazing, I have the full size and it’s great for under eye bags.

    • December 9, 2014 / 9:35 am

      Is it? Ive heard good reviews from it. Maybe after using it ill buy the full size 🙂

  4. December 9, 2014 / 6:32 am

    I haven’t been keeping up with benefit as of late. I’d be hoping for more deluxe size samples and maybe even different types of advent.

    • December 9, 2014 / 3:36 pm

      These are tiny mini samples! Maybe they do that next year!

  5. Nicole Sage
    December 9, 2014 / 9:26 am

    I was so gutted to not get my hands on one of these but i definitely think paper clips and sticky notes its not good enough for such an expensive calendar! xxx

    • December 9, 2014 / 3:38 pm

      It really isn’t when its meant to be a beauty calendar. all the other calendars people are reviewing are ALL beauty products. I’m definitely not going to bother getting it next year xxx

  6. December 9, 2014 / 7:53 pm

    I love that mascara!! It is my fav right now.

    • December 9, 2014 / 11:04 pm

      It’s a great mascara, one of my faves!!

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