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Advent Calendar 2019: Week One Round-Up

Advent Calendar 2019: Week One Round-Up
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Can you believe that you’ve nearly opened a week’s worth of Advent treats? While you’ll find a step-by-step for the NYX palette from day one here and a guide on how to use your NUDESTIX lip and cheek tint here, it’s time to share some insider knowledge on the other 4 products you’ve received so far.

Day Six: Luxie - Medium Angled Shading Rose Gold

GLOSSYBOX Advent Calendar 2019 Luxie brush

Is there such a thing as too many makeup brushes? We don’t think so either! Particularly when they are as pretty as the Luxie shading brush that was hiding behind door number 6 of your Advent Calendar.

Part of Luxie’s iconic rose gold range, this vegan and cruelty-free medium angled shading brush features premium soft, synthetic bristles that are hypoallergenic and great quality. It boasts the perfect balance of fluff and angle, allowing you to:

  • Define your crease by buffing a darker shade into the fold between your eyelid and brow bone.
  • Blend out the outer corners of your eyeshadow by using gentle circular motions to smudge the eyeshadow on your lid outwards.
  • Sweep highlighter under your brow bone and give your complexion an extra touch of radiance.

Better yet, this brush is a great companion for your NYX eyeshadow palette. Pair them together and you’ll be creating enviable eye looks for the whole of 2020.

And there you have it! A round-up of the first six products from your Advent Calendar. We’ve got another full tutorial coming your way tomorrow. Trust me, it’s a great one!

Day Five: The Body Shop – Hand Cream 30ml

GLOSSYBOX Advent Calendar 2019 The Body Shop Hand Cream

You can never have too many hand creams this time of year. Trying to keep your hands hydrated when the weather is constantly changing, the heating is always on and you’re repeatedly washing your hands is a nightmare! That’s why we included a compact hand cream from The Body Shop in our Advent Calendar.

The ultimate handbag essential, this hand cream will keep your skin hydrated on-the-go.

You will have received one of four scents:

  • Almond: Blending sweet almond oil and shea butter, this hand and nail cream leaves skin feeling soft and silky in no time.
  • Mango: Boasting a tropical mango scent, this one is a treat for both your skin and your senses. It softens and protects your hands, while leaving them smelling fresh.
  • Strawberry: Infused with a fruity strawberry fragrance and cold-pressed strawberry seed oil, this light cream absorbs really quickly and leaves your hands feeling hydrated.
  • Wild Oil Argan: Infused with argan oil from Morocco, this extra-light hydrating hand cream helps to soften and protect your hands.

To make the most of your cream, all you need to do is massage it into your hands and cuticles. Enjoy!

Day Three: GLOSSYBOX – Blending Sponge

Makeup sponge GLOSSYBOX Advent Calendar 2019

On the third day of advent, you will have unwrapped a pink blending sponge housed in gorgeous packaging that matches your Advent Calendar.

Two-sided, this vegan and cruelty-free sponge boasts both a flat and round edge that allows you to create a flawless base. Here’s how:

  • Applying Foundation: Dampen your sponge, then use the flat side to gently pat on your liquid or cream foundation. Next, use the round edge to blend it in and create a seamless finish.
  • Applying Concealer: Dampen your sponge, then use the round edge to apply and blend your concealer under your eyes. The curved edge is ideal for blotting in those hard to reach areas.
  • Contouring: If you’re using powder, keep your sponge dry, or, if you’re using creams or liquids, dampen your sponge. Next, use the angled edge to draw a sharp line along your cheekbones, down your nose and along your hairline. Finish by blending and blotting it in to soften your contour. Repeat until you’ve achieved your desired look.
  • Highlight And Blush: You can also use the round edge to pat on your blush and highlighter.

The beauty of this sponge really does lie in how multi-purpose it is!

Day Two: Chloé - Nomade Eau de Parfum

Chloe perfume GLOSSYBOX Advent Calendar 2019

Who doesn’t love getting a perfume for Christmas? At GLOSSYBOX, we sure do! Particularly when it’s a beauty favourite like Chloé’s Nomade.

Blending oak moss with sweet cherry plum and fresh, flowery freesia, this fragrance screams femininity. It is delicate and subtle enough to wear every day, but also provides an air of sophistication that is perfect for a night on the town. What else would you expect from Parisian brand Chloé? They’re the embodiment of romantic, effortless chic – and we can’t get enough.

This perfume boasts a beautiful, long-lasting floral scent that stays on your skin long after the first spritz. You’ll get so many compliments!

Simply spritz it onto your neck, wrists and ears to warm and diffuse the gorgeous scent. For a full tutorial on how to apply perfume correctly, you can check out this article.

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