I adore advent calendars (especially the ones with the really good chocolates… like the Lindt ones!)- there’s just something about opening a little cardboard door and getting a small treat everyday! L’Oreal and Loose Button have taken that exciting concept, and created one of the most brilliant gift-giving ideas I’ve ever seen.
Say hello to the L’Oreal Luxe Advent Calendar! This oversized advent calendar is the perfect treat for beauty lovers- behind each daily door is a deluxe size sample of a product from one of L’Oreal’s luxury brands (Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Shu Uemura & Lancôme). Genius. Sales start October 15th exclusively from Loose Button for $109 CAD (which includes a $10 CAD gift card towards the purchase of a full-size item from the calendar).
It’s a great concept, but there are a few things that did disappoint me that you should consider. $109 is definitely a lot of money for an advent calendar… and I know that these are deluxe samples (*ahem*… one of them is not deluxe. I wasn’t happy to see that- especially at this price). I think that I would be more inclined to buy these as gifts if they included 1-2 full-sized items or the redeemable gift-card was more than $10 (that won’t even put a dent in most full sized versions of these products).
It is, however, a luxury box so I do understand the higher price… I just think it is a bit too high for what you get. If the price isn’t an issue… then you’ll love it. The included samples are fantastic and some of my favorites are in here (shu uemura cleansing oil, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara and Lancôme Généfique serum)!
- Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick
- Lancôme Généfique Youth Activating Concentrate
- Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Cleansing Oil
- Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Toilette Spray
- Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes
- Lancôme Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover
- Shu Uemura Phyto-Black Lift Cocnentrate
- Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
- Shu Uemura Phyto-Black Lift Radiance Boosting Lotion
- Yves Saint Laurent Belle D’Opium Eau de Parfum
- Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Serum
- Yves Saint Laurent Dessin du Regard Waterproof Eye Pencil
- Giorgio Armani Multi-Corrective Rejuvanating Regenessence Cream
- Lancôme Trésor Eau de Parfum
- Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking
- Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Eye Serum
- Giorgio Armani Youth Regenerator Regenessence Serum
- Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge
- Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited
- Lancôme Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector
- Giorgio Armani Fluid Master Primer
- Giorgio Armani Attitude Eau de Toilette
- Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Eau de Parfum
- Giorgio Armani Eau de Jade