All I Want // GlossyBox Advent Calendar Review

Hello everyone, how is your December going? If you’ve watched my Instagram stories, you will know that I’ve got the Glossybox Advent Calendar this year. I won’t lie, I’m a little bit obsessed!

Quick Disclaimer: This post is not gifted or sponsored in any way, all opinions are my own.

Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let’s get on with the review!

About Glossybox

When I saw this advent calendar, I initially thought, no, I can’t afford that, it’s too expensive. At £99 (for non-subscribers) it was just a little bit too much for me to justify spending. However, when I realised that you could get it for £75 if you were a subscriber, I quickly signed up!

If you don’t know what Glossybox is (have you been living under a rock?!), you pay £10 each month (and delivery which is £3.95) and a beauty box gets delivered to your house with 5 goodies in it. These can range from skincare, makeup and hair care and there is usually at least 1 or 2 full sized products in it. The box is always worth at least twice as much than what you pay – BARGAIN!

I’ve considered signing up to Glossybox before but something always stopped me. I was subscribed to Birchbox a couple of years ago and wasn’t bothered about that. To be honest, I thought they would all be the same! But all the hype around Glossybox and the reduced advent calendar convinced me to subscribe. I will definitely be keeping up my subscription for the foreseeable future. I love getting a range of new products each month, without spending a fortune and I’m discovering some really great brands to try! It is perfect for anyone who is obsessed with anything beauty related.

All I Want for Christmas Advent Calendar

Anyway, onto the Advent Calendar… now obviously I haven’t opened ALL the boxes, only the boxes up to now. But, let me tell you, there was not been one that I don’t like yet.

The box itself is absolutely beautiful. If I can find a use for it after Christmas, I definitely will. It has shelves inside for all the boxes to sit on, which means they actually stay in place as you take them out each day.

The products that I have got so far are just as exciting! I’ve had a NARS lipstick, a lip primer, a Yankee candle, an MUA eyeshadow palette, skincare, haircare and that’s just to name a few!

I’m so excited to open the remaining boxes, especially day 25 because I hear there may be a Huda Beauty palette!! That’s probably worth nearly the same as the whole advent calendar!

To say this calendar is worth over £300 and I only paid £75 is absolutely incredible. If you want to try a beauty advent calendar next year, I definitely recommend trying the GlossyBox one – hopefully they do another one!!

As someone who hasn’t had an advent calendar in years (my Mum is clearly Scrooge), I have thoroughly enjoyed having something to open every morning! I could go as far as saying it’s better than chocolate! Did I actually just say that?!

There is going to be a GlossyBox December unboxing on the blog next Thursday, so watch this space!

Have you had a beauty advent calendar this year? If you did, which one did you get? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,



  1. 13th December 2018 / 8:50 am

    This looks really good! I wish I could have afforded to treat myself to something like this, I just have a Lindt one my partner bought me from Munich. Although when all the writing is in German it makes a nice surprise trying to work out what each one is!! 😂😋

    • Amy Saunders
      13th December 2018 / 8:53 am

      It is still so expensive isn’t it! Once I decided I wanted it I did have to save for a little while before I could justify buying it!! Aww that’s so sweet of him! I do love Lindt chocolate 😍 I hope you’re ok hun, and the time before work passed quickly!! 💕

      • 13th December 2018 / 8:55 am

        It is, I’m going to do a bit of a shop this morning now and see if I can find any that have been reduced 😂 it is probably the best calendar I’ve had tbh!! Yeah, currently tucking into a caramelised apple latte from costa until the shops open!! Thank you 🙂 x

        • Amy Saunders
          13th December 2018 / 8:56 am

          Haha good plan! I went into Sainsbury’s last week and so many of them were only a couple of pounds each! Ooh that sounds wonderful! Hope you have a lovely day ☺️💖

  2. 13th December 2018 / 9:19 am

    That eyeshadow palette! 😍 bet you can’t wait to see what’s in the rest of it! 🙊 xx

    • Amy Saunders
      13th December 2018 / 9:22 am

      It’s so pretty isn’t it!! I know I’m so excited 🙊 I hope you have a lovely day! 💫

  3. 13th December 2018 / 4:46 pm

    To not have something in there so far that you don’t like is impressive! I’ve wondered about GlossyBox vs BirchBox for similar reasons, so I’ll have to rethink trying it out in the NY. You have great patience & self-control not opening all of them straight away!! 🙂
    Caz xx

    • Amy Saunders
      13th December 2018 / 4:50 pm

      Isn’t it!! I’ve done Birchbox but was always a little disappointed if I’m honest but so far I am loving GlossyBox so I would try that one out first! I know, I am quite proud of myself 🙊 hope you’ve had a lovely day!! Xxx

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