Oh hey, me again with the advent calendar reviews – this time it’s post Christmas, because gotta spend that festive break eating everything in sight, drinking all the prosecco and not thinking about doing anything remotely productive, right??
Anyway, I know some of you might be completely over everything festive, advent calendars included, but I thought I’d finish what I started and review everything I got inside my Selfridges beauty advent calendar. I love reading reviews of testers, and also that calendar cost me a bomb so gotta milk it for content OKAY.
The third week of my advent calendar was my favourite. Although it contained a lot of perfumes, the other products it contained are so good – I genuinely love them all.
So here’s my thoughts on week 3.
Kiehl’s Creme De Corps
As anyone who reads my blog regularly will know, I absolutely adore Kiehl’s as a brand and will quite openly/boldly state it’s my favourite skincare brand (although Superdrug’s Vitamin E range comes a close second). This body moisturiser is rich, nourishing and keeps my skin feeling soft and smooth and all without being greasy. The only qualms I have are that the bottle the sample is in isn’t suitable for the thickness of the product – its awkward to get out, but I assume that wouldn’t be a problem with the full sized tub.
Despite loving the product, at this stage in my like (23, graduate job, just about getting by/trying to pay off my student overdraft and braces) I just can’t justify dropping £27 on a body butter when there are so many amazing ones out there (HEY SOAP AND GLORY) for less than a tenner.
YSL Black Opium Perfume
I’ve seen/heard so much about this perfume so was super keen to give it a try. It’s lovely. It’s a scent you could easily wear day or night, and is distinct without being overpowering. I think it’s something I’ll definitely look into repurchasing when my two samples run out.
YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche Perfume
I’m awful at describing perfume so I’ll just go with the official description. This is an interpretation of the original Black Opium, that is described as a ‘white coffee floral fragrance’ as opposed to a black coffee floral fragrance like the original. It’s quite different from the original, and I have to say I don’t love it anywhere near as much. I’ll use up the sample but when it comes to repurchasing it’s definitely the original for me.
YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer
I was really excited to open a primer as it’s something I always want to try more of but never have the spare cash to invest in when it’s not a ‘visible’ product, nor is it something as important as skincare. However, despite the chunks of glitter looking subtle in the bottle and the primer applying really lovely, the glitter is just so obvious on the skin and it’s not a look I’m going for. Subtle (or not so subtle) glow? Sign me up. A glittery face? NOPE.
Lancome La Vie Est Bell Perfume
Another perfume I’m not hugely into (not surprising since it’s such a personal thing), this for me is too mature for me personally. It smells very luxurious and posh, but it’s not for me.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume
This one I adore. It’s a tough call to say which I prefer between this and BonBon, which was in week 1 of my advent calendar. It’s absolutely gorgeous, it’s perfect for a night out or a special meal. It’s one to add to the birthday list fo’ sho.
Lancome Absolute Premium BX Day Cream
The final product from week 3 is this Lancome day cream. It’s moisturising, contains SPF 15 and so far my skin seems to like it. I don’t know if I love it enough to repurchase full size when I have so many others I do adore, but it’s a nice moisturiser nonetheless.
Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?