Advent 2017: Day 5!

I feel like the beginning of this Marks and Spencer’s beauty advent calendar seems to be giving us a lot of the more expensive brands. I’m not sure how much a lot of the products cost, to be honest I can’t even remember half of the things that are supposed to be in here, but with Rodial being today’s little gift I feel like I’ve already got my money’s worth with the amount these products cost even as travel size or mini versions of products.

Today’s advent present is a Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel in a 15ml tube, a good size for travel or as a sample as you do get quite a few uses out of it. The full sized pot of 50ml costs £85 and I think that means that this mini version would come up as £25.50 worth of product. Rodial is a cruelty free company and this particular product is listed as both vegan and vegetarian friendly which is always nice to find. It’s a gel that’s designed to plump, firm and sculpt your face so it defines the features more. I’m not sure how it’s supposed to do this but it’s definitely a lighter feeling product than yesterday’s moisturiser which is good for my skin as my skin definitely found that one a bit much.

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Advent 2016: Day 2!


The second day of advent has more goodies and the chocolate has, once again, barely survived long enough for the photos. Something about Lindt chocolate is just so good and it’s so melty. The Marks and Spencer calendar has a tube of Rodial Super Acids X-treme Acid Rush Peel, the Ciate Mini Mani Month had a mini of Boudoir and the Yankee Candle tea light is Winter Glow. 

These advent posts are going up daily with mini reviews and first impressions of the things I get in them. I am going to do proper, longer, reviews on some of them when I’ve had more of play around with them so if you see something in one of these posts you want to know more about ask and I’ll put it to the top of the list.
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Advent 2015: Day 15

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Today’s M&S advent calendar box has a tube of Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel which claims to plump, volumise and define facial contours which is a bit of an odd concept to me as I guess it means it maximises some parts to add volume and then doesn’t on other parts as you don’t want to maximise somewhere you’d contour with a shadow, I guess I’ll see how it works when I try it. The Yankee Candle tea light today is another Christmas Memories candle which has definitely grown on me from the first time I burnt it.

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