October 18, 2013

Benefit Countdown To Love Advent Calendar Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Benefit Countdown To Love Advent Calendar

Let me tell you, the Benefit Countdown To Love Advent Calendar ($68) is one of the best gifts you can give this Holiday season. It’s massive, incredible, a feast for beauty lovers far and wide, an assortment of the cult favorite Benefit Cosmetic items to love and a festive way to count down the days until Christmas.

And so very Muse Approved.

I know, I know, $68 is a bit to splurge but if you attend many Holiday parties or you gift early gifts I would highly suggest giving the Benefit Countdown To Love Advent Calendar as it is a luxurious little splurge of a gift that beauty lovers are sure to adore.

The only bad thing about this as a gift as you would have to give it to someone early so they can enjoy it all through the month of December but in many cases I picture folks buying it for themselves to enjoy!

This is a huge! You’re looking at 17 inches in length and 15 inches across and it comes housed in sturdy cardboard box with deep pockets that hold the little goodies behind each countdown tab. There are 24 total tabs that you pop open for each day in the month of December to count the days off until Christmas. I was thinking that the only thing that would make this better would be to include a slot for the 25th and inside perhaps include a full size Benefit product versus a mini…! That would be rather awesome right?

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Hopefully as a child you experienced the joys of an Advent Calendar. My mum purchased one for me every year and behind each tab would be a chocolate or some sort of sweet that would make the days until Christmas all the more bearable. In the case of the Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar you’re looking at a makeup product of some sort….! POREfesstional, Coralista Blush, Highbeam, and many more products await you behind the closed doors of this calendar…!

And it’s built so sturdy you can always keep it and pop treats back into and reuse it next year!

I didn’t want to spoil the contents for myself but for the sake of this post I opened all the little tabs up to display the contents for you. However, those contents will NOT appear in this post. If you’d like to see the contents you can CLICK HERE to do so. I didn’t include them in the post because I didn’t want to ruin the surprise if you are purchasing it. It’s more fun being surprised right? So only a sneak peek of the products appear in this post and you can view them all in detail on my other post if you don’t want to be surprised.

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Needless to say you get 24 mini and deluxe side Benefit products as well as some fun little extras that aren’t actually makeup related but still cute!

The only thing I’d change about this little calender is I need a little slot cut in the back or some sort of way I can hang it on a wall. As of now it doesn’t have anything that makes hanging it easy!

Aside from that the Benefit Countdown To Love Advent Calendar is a must have. As a Benefit fan you NEED this!

A well made, fun, festive way to countdown the days until Christmas for beauty junkies far and wide!

Muse Apporved.

Available now at Ulta, Ulta.com, Sephora, Sephora.com, benefitcosmetics.com, and other retailers.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • AmberM

    It looks like it would be absolutely perfect for a teenage girl just starting out with cosmetics. Makes me wish I had one to buy this for!

  • Ashley

    OMG I don’t think that calendar would last the entire month if I bought it. Crazed look in my eyes, I’d obliterate it in a minute and then regret not waiting.

  • Renu

    How cute is that?? I love that charm! I feel like ripping open every tab and making off with the goodies before coming back to weep over the cute calendar.

  • amy

    I’ve always been put off by the brand because of the packaging, but I have to admit this is a great pricepoint to at least try a few products. I just can’t get past how cheap the products look, but then I look at the price, and there’s a complete disconnect.

  • TrippyPixie

    What a great idea! Now I want my chocolate Adventskalendar, darn it…

  • Jennifae

    I purchased this (and a few other things) today with my 20% off Sephora F&F discount. I can’t wait!

  • Gaby

    Aww this looks really pretty but I can not find it in the UK ! if anyone knows how can I get it, please let me know!

  • Gina c

    I would rec the command or 3m hanging strips. I have my nail polish rack up with these and mine would hold up to 12 lbs. looks like a fun set!

  • Kaja Elisabeth

    I sooooooooo want this! I haven’t really tried that many products from Benefit but I’ve always wanted to. But where to start? This would be perfect, but there is no way to get my hands on it

  • stacy s

    Don’t know if I could pace myself and open one a day. Too much of a kid. 😉

  • Chloe

    This is so cute! I love the idea of being able to try these products out, so that after the holidays, you can buy the full size!

  • Pam

    What a brilliant idea! The packaging is cute and festive, a good way to try lots of Benefit products, and/or have mini’s for your cosmetic bag. It comes out to about $3 for each day. Great gift to give or receive.

    • the Muse

      i wouldn’t sara I’m not the retailer perhaps check with the shop you’re interested in purchasing it from directly or head to counter or a Benefit store or Sephora store to see if it is in stock.