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Benefit Advent Calendar


Calling all makeup lovers (which I'm sure is ALL of you beautybulletin lovelies :P ) …

So , you've seen the title and you clicked in just as curious as I was when purchasing this cute little box filled with goodies from the online shopping site called RedSquare.   (

I'm sure most of you have heard about Benefit but for those who haven't ,Benefit is an overseas (San Franciso born ,to be exact) makeup brand by two lovely women. It has finally hit our shores this year in selected Edgars branches. Let's just give a quick thanks to the sisters for the brand that has the most cutest packaging EVER :D 

There's a slight olden day theme to the makeup but with a modern day flair that you will see below. The actual box is an advent calendar (like those Christmas ones filled with chocolates)  that opens up like a book. You push down on the paper tabs and it opens up to reveal 12 mini sized goodies of their award winning make-up items. 

AND THAT's NOT ALL! What??? What more can there be? WellThe BOX SINGS! …Everytime you open it up, a cute makeup themed Christmas song plays! It is such an awesome, awesome gifting idea to give to family,friends or even for yourself ;)

So let's talk about the cringe part…or not so cringe? The advent calendar sells for R575 (and if you buy for more than R350, there's free shipping from RedSquare AND 3 FREE Mini sample of perfume or skin care) .If you break down prices of each item in actual size, it isn't too pricey at all to get the mini sizes and it allows you to try the products without spending over R300 on EACH item that you may not be happy with.

There's also a variety of sets available on the site that you can check out but this is the only advent calendar type . (Prices range from R295 and up, where the larger sets are above R400 ) The others comes in tube shaped containers (which is reusable since they have that girly and elegant exterior!)

Let's get down to the 12 product break down. You get all the Benefit makeup in mini sizes:

*They're Real Mascara 3g (Award winning)
*BadGal Lash Mascara 4g
*Porefessional PRO Balm 7.5ml (Award winning)
*They're real mascara Remover 7.5ml
* Total Moisture Facial Cream 8.9g
*Watt's up Highlighter 2.5g
*High Beam Highlighter 2.5ml
*Ooh la lift Under-eye brightening boost (volume not given)
*Lollitint cheek/ lip tint 2.5ml  (soft pink shade) 
*Rockateur blush 3g (Gorgeous coral-brown colour) 
*Sugarbomb lipgloss 6.5ml
*Hoola lipgloss 6.5ml

Hope you guys enjoyed my very first post . 
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