The Face Shop - 12 Day Beauty Advent Calendar 2016
The Face Shop 12 Day Beauty Advent Calendar is described as: The countdown has started! Open one door each day to discover the brand's picks for this festive season. From December 13 to 24, enjoy beauty goodies such as nail polishes, face mask, skin care and makeup products!
**WARNING!** This post contains spoilers! All contents of this advent calendar will be shown! Look away now if you don't want to ruin any daily surprises!
This 12 day Advent Calendar is available online at TheFaceShop.ca and retails for $39.00 CAD, (currently on sale for $19.50 CAD). Technically, it's now beyond December 13th...but the actual "12 Days of Christmas" starts on December 25th, so you could still open the calendar that way! Or....just purchase the calendar because it's a great way to try out some products from The Face Shop at a reduced cost.
Day One: Smile Foot - Foot Mask 18ml / 0.6 US fl. oz. Retails for $5.00 CAD and is described as:
Pamper your feet and get silky soft skin with the Smile Foot masks. So easy to use, they allow you to relax while they nourish and hydrate your feet's damaged skin.
Contains 2 single-use foot mask.
Day Two: Orchid - Daily Perfumed Hand Cream 120 ml / 4.0 US fl. oz. Retails for...I'm not sure, I can't find this particular hand cream on their site. Their other Daily Perfumed Hand Creams retail for $6.00 CAD, so we'll go with that!
This hand cream is nice, not overly greasy, absorbs fairly well. You can feel that there is product on your skin with a slight silicone-looking finish. Your hands look slightly airbrushed with this hand cream. It is fragranced, but it's very faint.
Day Three: The Face Shop Daily Beauty Tools - Konjac Cleansing Puff (1 Unit). Retails for $5.00 CAD and is described as:
Used for generations for a clear and beautiful complexion, these sponges used as part of a healthy cleansing routine, have a very unique texture and leave the skin extremely soft and refreshed!
Natural cleansing puff made with 100 % devil’s tongue jelly. It deeply cleanses the pores helping eliminate dirt, blackheads and blockages.
Its soft texture is ideal for sensitive skin.
I couldn't wait to try this, I'll admit. So I did...and I LOVE it! It seems creepy from the get go, but once you use it...wow. This thing rivals my Clairisonic Aria...which retails for $240.00 CAD, however, this konjac puff will have to be replaced every 2-3 months. I also haven't used this puff anywhere near long enough to really make the claim that it rivals my Clairisonic, so maybe I shouldn't get ahead of myself...but even after the first use I was overly impressed. Could be the reason these puffs tend to be sold out, like they are currently...hmm...
Day Four: Intense Firming Mascream Sheet - Anti-Aging Face Mask 30 g / 1.06 oz. Retails for $5.00 CAD and is described as:
First mask sheet with cream that feels like applying a whole jar of cream. The dense microfiber rich in cream adheres closely to the skin, providing soothing comfort. Contains an anti-aging cream.
It is formulated with marine collagen and black truffle to leave skin looking supple and improve elasticity.
Day Five: Calendula Essential - Moisture Eye Cream 20 ml / 0.68 US fl. oz. Retails for $17.00 CAD and is described as:
Get closer to the skin of your dreams with the moisturizing and soothing effects of Calendula.
Moisturizing eye cream with soothing Calendula Extract delivers skin comforting moisture to the sensitive skin around the eyes.
Contains Calendula Extract and Hyaluronic Acid.
Soothing Herb Complex contains 6 different herbs - Chamomile, Cornflower, Rooibos, Lilly, Sage and Borage. It soothes, moisturizes and leaves skin feeling comfortable.
Day Six: Rich Hand V - Special Care Hand Mask 16 g / 0.56 oz. Retails for $5.00 CAD and is described as: These Rich Hand V masks give your hands a second life by making them silky soft in no time! Treat yourself with a relaxing moment as these cotton gloves, soaked in rich serum, hydrate and nourish your hands' dry skin.
Day Seven: Herb Day - Lip & Eye Makeup Remover Wipes (30 sheets). These wipes aren't available in 30 sheets, but they are available in 20 sheet ($5.00 CAD) and 70 sheet ($10.00 CAD) formats. These cleansing wipes are described as: These practical cleansing wipes eliminate makeup residue and impurities. Enriched with a blend of nine herbs known for their moisturizing properties, they allow you to cleanse your skin without irritation.
Day Eight: Jeju Volcanic Lava - 3-Step Blackhead Remover Nose Strips (3 strips). Retails for $2.00 CAD and is described as: Removes blackheads, tightens pores! 3-Step Blackhead Remover Nose Strips provide effective, step-by-step care.
Day Nine: Real Nature - Aloe Face Mask 20 g / 0.70 oz. Retails for $2.00 CAD and is described as:
Your skin will be soft and supple in a couple of minutes with this Aloe Face Mask. The aloe extract, with soothing properties, offers softness and hydration to skin.
Contains one single-use face mask.
Day Ten: Single Shadow - Shimmer Eye Shadow 1.8 g / 0.06 oz. in the colour BR03. This is another item I can't find on their site. They have a glitter shadow for $10.00 CAD...so I guess we'll have to settle for that price. Sigh. This shadow is completely matte and brown. It's quite soft, but not too soft. Nothing that'll blow your hair back, I'm sure. It's brown, it's nice.
Day Eleven: Gel Touch Nails - Nail Polish (colour BL604) 10 ml / 0.34 US fl. oz. Retails for...I have no idea again...oh man. The Face Shop nail polishes, in the past, I've purchase anywhere between $8.00 and $10.00 CAD. So, I'll have to guesstimate approximately $10.00 CAD. I haven't tried this yet, I've a boat load of nail polish to be swatching, so I can't comment how good, or not, this polish is or isn't.
Day Twelve: The Face Shop Daily Beauty Tools - False Eyelashes in 08 Smoky (1 Unit). Retails for...I can't find these specific lashes. Le sigh. The one's available on their site are called Fake Wild Lashes. Which aren't remotely similar in style to these ones. The Fake Wild Lashes retail for $5.00 CAD.
The Face Shop 12 Day Beauty Advent Calendar for 2016 has an approximate, (really approximate), retail value of $77.00 CAD. Which is pretty good, even if you pay full price like I did, at $39.00 CAD. But, it's an even better deal at it's current sale price of $19.50 CAD. This calendar really is the perfect opportunity to test out some products from The Face Shop for an amazing price. I'd highly recommend ordering one, or if you're lucky enough to live near a stand alone store, that's even better! The Face Shop store locator can be found here. If you do live near one of their locations, you might also be able to find the products that are not listed on their website, in person.
I'd say give this calendar a whirl, if you were interested. No regrets here!
**All products shown purchased with cash-money.**