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)
Day 8 - 2.5ml High Beam £3.75
Day 13 - Charm Bracelet (bonus item)
Day 22 - Charm Necklace (bonus item)