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The Beauty Expert 2018 Advent Calendar – Available Now + Full Spoilers!

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The Beauty Expert Collection: 12 Days of Christmas is available now!

The ultimate beauty collection for insiders.

The Beauty Expert Collection: 12 Days of Christmas is a curated edit of twelve full-size best-selling beauty products that have been handpicked by the experts to add a touch of luxury to your routine. Hand wrapped and hidden in twelve drawers, uncover a selection of classic products and new beauty must-haves, ranging from skincare and bodycare to makeup.

Enriched with indulgent ingredients that nourish and condition the skin, this decadent collection is the perfect gift for a loved one, or yourself. The products work in harmony to promote radiance and hydration, helping you achieve your best skin yet. You’ll love discovering new beauty treasures that deliver incredible results.

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Box: The Beauty Expert Collection: 12 Days of Christmas

The Cost: $132

The Products:

  • Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist (100ml)
  • Eve Lom Cleanser (50ml & Half-Size Muslin Cloth)
  • Elemis Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil (30ml)
  • ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Serum (30ml)
  • Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer (30ml)
  • NUXE Rêve de Miel Lip Balm (15ml)
  • Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Body Wash (300ml)
  • Balance Me Radiance Face Oil (30ml)
  • Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel (150ml)
  • Lipstick Queen Lipstick – Sinner (3.5g)
  • Madara SMART Antioxidants Anti-Fatigue Rescue Eye Cream (15ml)
  • Doctors Formula Marine Collagen Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser (50ml)

What do you think of the Advent Calendar? Are you going to grab one?

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27 Comments

  1. When do these advent calendars go on sale?

    • beginning November I bet they start to give away codes for some %off. Lookfantastic already giving 20% off on his.

  2. I just saw full spoilers for the Skinstore calendar!

    The calendar will include:
    -15ml Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream
    -40ml Caudalie Vino Sorbet
    -50ml ELEMIS Papaya Enzyme Peel
    -10ml thisWorks Power Nap Sleep Spray
    -30ml First Aid Beauty Facial Cleanser
    -FS Eyeko Fat Stick
    -8ml SkinChemists Rose Quartz Youth Defense Lip Plump
    -30ml Omorovicza Balance Moisturizer
    -15ml Dr Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Brightening Eye Serum
    -60ml Grow Gorgeous Hair Density Serum Instense
    -150ml Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel
    -SkinMedica 2ml TNS Repair or 7ml Total Defense and Repair SPF

    I love that it has the Grow Gorgeous serum in it, and I even said that if it had it I’d get the calendar, but how many weeks later, I’m not so sure right now. Hmmmm… I’m thinking I’ll hold out to see if anyone will gift it to me. 😉 😀

    • Hi Luna! Did it have the grow gorgeous last year too? I purchased one last year but I have not used the hair product. They are out of the petal mask at detox market. Do you recommend another one similar to it?

  3. I am going to skip this one. Nothing calling my name. So far, I only ordered mankind calendar.

    • If you can remember let me know what you think of mankind advent. The box alone is drawing me in.

      • This is first time I bought it and I am going to use all products myself. What I like most, there are product that not seen in every calendar. Like I am so tired of Om mist in every freaking box.

    • Have you seen spoilers for the Mankind calendar yet? I’d love to find a men’s advent calendar, but I want to see what’s in it first since the person I’d get it for has a shaved head and no beard, so any hair grooming items would be wasted on him.

      • It is actually pretty good. I am going to use all product myself. The have one lux shave cream, but I am going to use it on my legs :).
        Liz updated the post with full spoilers. If you won’t find it, I can give you the link with details of what included.

        • Cool, thanks! I’ll check out her post. 🙂

        • I just checked out the spoilers, and it looks great! I only see one item I don’t think he’ll use (the Hanz de Fuko Claymation… that looks to be a hair product?). Too bad it’s only a 12-day calendar though. Thanks again 🙂

  4. Yay for spoilers! Ya, I think I’m going to get this one. 🙂 Now I’m anxiously waiting for Skinstore’s spoilers.

    • Luna I just saw where detox market has top 5 in every category. The petal mask is on the top 5 list for masks. There is also a May Lindstrom and an Odacite one on there. Have you tried either of those?

      Vitners daughter is so tempting. I just can’t bring myself to buy it. It is their top 1 for serums.

      • I haven’t tried either the May Lindstrom or Odacite masks yet. Sorry!

  5. Luna! I need your help.

    The detox market has their fall edit that you get free with a $200 purchase. Have you looked at it?

    Are you getting it?

    Also! If I get it I need help trying something new that I haven’t gotten in my art or organically, beauty heroes or boxwalla boxes. I have been subscribed for a year to these three. The items that I did consider repurchasing is the de mamiel that we received! It smells so good and I love Honua but not sure detox market carries it. What would you tecommend me trying? Is the Vitners daughter wonderful and what kind of serum is it?

    I think I have enough eye creams and eye serums to last awhile though although I love some great eye masks and never have enough of those.

    • Hey Brooke!
      I got their gwp yesterday! 😀 It was too good to pass up (but then again all of DM’s bundles are to me 😉 ). I ended up getting a collection of facial bar soaps as a Christmas gift to my mom who prefers bar soap to cleanse her face, then to round it out I got the Josh Rosebrook Oculus which I’ve been wanting to try. 🙂

      Okay… problems of a sub box addict here… but can you remind me what de Mamiel product we got? I think they’re all starting to blend together. 😀 Also, I just checked, and DM doesn’t sell Honua. 🙁

      I’ll admit that I’m 100% biased toward the Mahalo line, as they’re my favorite green beauty brand. Have you ever tried any of their products before? If you’re using this opportunity to try something new that interests you…. to get right at the $200 buy-in I’d recommend trying their Vitality Elixir ($110) and The Mahalo Balm ($90). Or if you don’t mind going $5 bucks over you can also try the Vitality Elixir and either the Vacation Body Glow ($95) or The Petal Mask ($95). I’ve tried their whole line (and am currently using the Vitality Elixir), and I feel each of their products is sort of an experience in themselves. They all feel indulgent, but yet are all very effective in adding & maintaining hydration & suppleness to the skin. And that body oil… omg… I swear my blood pressure immediately reduces when I use it because all I can think about is Hawaii when I smell it. And despite it’s name, it provides more of a sheen to the skin like any other body oil would rather than a glittery/shimmery glow. Speaking of scents, each of their products has a distinct scent to them (I’m sure due to their unique active natural ingredients), but they’re all exactly how I think Hawaii would smell like. 🙂

      My two favorite products (although everything else is a very close 2nd) are The Unveil Cleanser ($70) & The Bean Mask ($80). Did you happen to get the recent Beauty Heroes LE box that featured these products? If not, these are also great options, but they won’t bring you to the buy-in limit. I’d love to hear what you end up getting! 🙂

      • Thank you Luna!

        We got the intense untrue antioxidant elixir and it smells amazing and I love the texture. It is not an oily texture but soaks in immediately almost.

        I bought off eBay the bean mask and I loved it. I did buy the the Mahalo box from beauty heroes this last time but I have not tried the cleanser yet. The beauty balm looks amazing and I do want to try it. Do you the the indigo beauty balm or mahalo balm? What texture is the vitality elixir? How fast do you use up the body oil?

        I have loved every Hawaiian product I have gotten so I will probably go that route but will let you know which ones I decide. What does the petal mask do?

        Also do you know if you can combine their gift with purchase with the fall edit?

        • Out of the two balms, I think I liked the rare indigo balm a little better (is that what you were asking? 🙂 ). To be honest though, I think the reason is mostly because of its scent. It truly is an aromatheraupeutic (is that a word?) experience. I just grab a tiny scoop of it out with a scooper, place it in the palm of my hand, do the clinicians swipe then hold my hands to my face and take a couple of really deep breaths, then press the balm into my skin. The regular beauty balm smells good too though, but just doesn’t have the same aromatherapy aspect to me. Performance wise though, they’re both really great, and the texture felt basically the same to me.

          The texture of the Vitality Elixir is more like an oil-serum. I do use it in the serum step of my routine, but I can easily see how one could use it as an oil too. It is orange/yellow in color, but doesn’t stain your skin that color, and I like to let it sit for 2 to 3 minutes before applying my moisturizer since it doesn’t sink in right away.

          Unfortunately, I use up the body oil fairly quickly because I like to use it on my whole body, but to preserve it, I think it also makes a lot of sense just to use it on parts of the body that get exposed a lot like just the arms, legs, and neck/decollete.

          I believe the petal mask is intended to brighten & hydrate the skin, and I feel it does both. One thing to note with the petal mask though is that due to its ingredients and the fact they’re handmade, each batch can a look different from each other. Their color and textures can range from light to dark pink to somewhat thin (like you could pour it out of the container) to fairly thick and almost gelatinous-like. I’ve had batches covering the full spectrum, and they’ve all been perfectly fine, and produced the same results. 🙂 In my experience, The Petal Mask is the only product of theirs that I’ve experienced any batch differences.

          I’m almost positive you can’t combine any brand gwps with the bundle. I would definitely give it a shot though to see what happens! It could work since the bundle automatically adds to your cart, and I think the brand gwps are codes. 🙂

    • I just realized I forgot to reply to your question about Vintner’s Daughter. I actually haven’t tried it yet! Sorry, I can’t help with that one. 🙁

  6. This is one of the more exciting boxes out there. I’m over small little vials and samples. Beauty expert, skin store and any other brand that will include full sizes will be considered. I have too many samples to even think about getting more!

  7. I wish the comment that I spent some time on would post. I am really considering getting this box. Great value. I sent it to the husband as a Christmas idea but I don’t know if it will last until the end of the day (he’s at work).

    • I hear you! I don’t understand the screening process for posts. I see genuinely rude posts on this website but yet perfectly positive posts (without any links, email addresses or even criticism) get filtered out. I don’t get it.

  8. The Break down. This box really seems worth it.

    Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist (100ml) $30
    Eve Lom Cleanser (50ml & Half-Size Muslin Cloth)- $50
    Elemis Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil (30ml)- $59
    ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Serum (30ml)-$90
    Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer (30ml)- $ 46
    NUXE Rêve de Miel Lip Balm (15ml)- ~$12
    Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Body Wash (300ml)- $32
    Balance Me Radiance Face Oil (30ml)- ~$35
    Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel (150ml) $39
    Lipstick Queen Lipstick – Sinner (3.5g)- ~$27
    Madara SMART Antioxidants Anti-Fatigue Rescue Eye Cream (15ml)- ~$36
    Doctors Formula Marine Collagen Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser (50ml)- ~$95

    • If the Queen of Hungary Mist is 100ml- $90
      that’s the only thing I knew and checked! Thanks for the breakdown.
      I think it’s worth it if you like the products.

      • Sorry about that. I thought it was the smaller one.

    • Thank you for the breakdown 🙂

  9. I like this advent calendar. I’m going to have to keep an eye on it & see if it comes on sale though. I have a tighter budget for my sub boxes this year.

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