Asos Advent Calendar 2017

asos advent calendar 2017

Hi guys!! How were your Holidays? I wish you all the best in 2018, I hope you are doing well, I hope you are all healthy and I hope you are where you want to be. This is my first post of 2018 and I decided to show you what I uncovered in my Asos Advent Calendar 2017, which I bought after very thorough consideration and comparison with other calendars. I think this one was worth every cent and I am very happy I bought it.

First I want to tell you it consisted of 5 make up items including brush and 19 skin and hair care products. I prefer skin care to make up products, so I was very happy to see it contained more from that range. I am becoming a skin care junkie, so all creams and shower gels and masks will come really handy. But I don’t mind to try a new make up product once in a while, so the amount here was perfect for me.

I already tried some of the products, so there will also be a mini review included with those products. But those that I haven’t tried yet, you will get only the name and the photo.

Now let’s start with the contents of Asos Advent Calendar 2017.


Day 1: Starskin Dreamkiss Plumping & Hydrating

I have just used this today. The mask is really oversized, at least for my lips. But I do like the effect. It gives you a really small plumping feeling and there is a bit of tingling present when you have it on your lips. But the thing I liked the most was how well my lips were nourished. They tend to get really dry and flakey, but this made them so smooth. I think I need more of these 😀 .

starskin dreamkiss plumping hydrating


Day 2: Caudalíe Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet

Caudalíe Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet


Day 3: Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner


Day 4: Pureology Hydrate Shampoo

Pureology Hydrate Shampoo


Day 5: Cowshed Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm

This balm has a consistency of a cream at a first glance, but once you put it onto your lips, it turns in to oil. I thought it was going to end up all around my lips, but surprisingly it didn’t. It stayed on my lips the whole time and nourished them well. It can be compared to my favourite Nuxe Rêve de Miel, but Nuxe is still slightly better. I like the tube that Cowshed has, which makes the application a lot easier and cleaner. So I’ve been using it when I’m around and about, and Nuxe when I’m at home.

Cowshed Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm


Day 6: Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum

Nip Fab Glycolic Fix Serum


Day 7: Lottie London Arch Rival Volume Powder

Lottie London Arch Rival Volume Powder


Day 8: Korres Santorini Vine Showergel

Korres Santorini Vine Showergel


Day 9: St. Tropez Instant Tan Gloss

st tropez instant tan gloss


Day 10: REN Clarimatte T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel

ren clarimatte cleansing gel


Day 11: Rodial Stem Cell Magic Gel

rodial stem cell magic gel


Day 12: 111SKIN Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask

I already used this mask and I was a bit disappointed by it. Maybe I was expecting too much, because the price is quite steep.

It is a gel mask. I found the gel to be harder to apply to your skin then sheet masks. This gel wasn’t fitted for my face at all. It was horrible around the eyes, nose and mouth, I had to adjust it several times during those 20 minutes I wore the mask.

And when it comes to the essence there wasn’t enough of it on the mask if you ask me. A lot of it stayed in the package, which I found out later on when I applied the remaining essence on my face. The essence itself wasn’t bad, but I wasn’t impressed by it either. So in my opinion you get better sheet masks for a lower price.

111skin gold brightening mask


Day 13: Thisworks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

thisworks pillow spray


Day 14: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

smashbox photo finish primer


Day 15: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

I haven’t tried it yet, but I did swap the one I got in my Asos Advent Calendar 2017 (SMLC 20 Copenhagen) with the one that Tamara from CherryColors got. So now I have SMLC 02 Stockholm, which is much more of my colour. Copenhagen is way to dark for me and I would look like a vampire with it. So Tamara kindly offered to give me hers in exchange. Thank you Tamara!!

nyx soft matte lip cream nyx soft matte lip cream


Day 16: Carmex Lip Balm

I will use this one once I empty the Cowshed one. I don’t like having to many lip balms open at the same time. But once I will try it, I will write the review here.

carmex lip balm


Day 17: Codage Scrubbing Cream

codage scrubbing cream


Day 18: Nude by Nature Natural Glow Loose Bronzer

nude by nature natural glow loose bronzer nude by nature natural glow loose bronzer


Day 19: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

dhc deep cleansing oil


Day 20: Alpha-H Liquid Gold

alpha h liquid gold


Day 21: The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

the ordinary natural moisturizing factors


Day 22: OSKIA Renaissance Mask

I was waiting for this one the whole month. The packaging isn’t the best, because it leaked a bit, so that was a bit disappointing. But there is enough mask in there to last me for quite a while. It is not a full size product, but still, the amount I used when I applied it on my face was so small. I can’t believe how little you need to apply it.

I used it two times already. The first time I left it on my face for about ten minutes and the second time I had it on for more than twenty minutes. It worked well and it left my skin soooooo soft. I am very satesfied with it, because at the same time it also nourished my skin, so I didn’t have any problems afterwards.

oskia renaissance mask


Day 23: Luxie Beauty Small Tapered Blending Brush

luxie beauty brush


Day 24: Foreo Luna Play

foreo luna play


Day 25: 20% Off Code on Asos Beauty and Grooming – Asos Advent Calendar 2017


So this is it. What do you think? Was it worth 55£? I think it was and so much more. I am not the kind of person who would love surprises too much, because I often get too excited and then disappointed. So I checked all the calendars I could and then went for this one. I don’t like the outer look so much, although it is very photogenic I might add. I hope the next year it will be more christmasy and festive. But that’t really my only gripe when it comes to Asos Advent Calendar 2017.

Oh, and once I try other products I haven’t yet, I will add the reviews here.

Did you buy any calendar yourself and which one? Were you satisfied? Please let me know, because I am already thinking about next, well actually this year’s. I wonder what brands will have for us this time 😀 .

Have a lovely January, I know I will 😉 . And thank you for reading and following me!! xoxo



    • Lacquered Bits
      January 6, 2018 / 9:03 am

      I totally agree with you. It was fun! 🙂

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