This Alternative Beauty Advent Calendar Has Taken A Stand Against Minis – Only Full-Size Products Allowed

There were nearly 20,000 people on the waitlist for this one, so run, don't walk

by Renee Washington |
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As Autumn sets in, the official countdown to Christmas begins and us beauty buffs can't help but wax lyrical about 2023's next-level beauty advent calendar offerings. Featuring established favourites like Charlotte Tilbury,Mac, and The White Company, this year's beauty advent calendar line-up is nothing short of stellar. And now Caroline Hirons, a luminary in the skincare world known for her straight-talking approach to beauty advice and industry expertise, has unveiled an advent calendar that looks set to cause a commotion.

In a world where sample-sized products typically dominate the beauty advent calendar scene, Hirons has shaken things up by creating an advent-ready treasure chest brimming with full-sized products only. By way of a rebellion against the mini-strewn offering we've become accustomed to, Hirons has dubber her Christmas gift set addition the 'Non-advent Advent', AKA the anti-advent calendar. Hirons has handpicked each product included and priced at just £165, which is a steal considering the jaw-dropping £394 worth of goodies inside. Consider this the ultimate skincare treasure hunt - a hearty mix of cult brands and new-gen high performance products that have caught the eye of the ever discerning Hirons.

Hirons says, 'this kit has been curated with gorgeous products from beautiful brands, suitable for everyone and most certainly contains all full-size products. You can use all of this kit as a full routine, or mix and match and give some pieces away as gifts (personally I would be keeping it all).'

The signature Caroline Hirons Kit Bag

What's inside the Caroline Hirons Non-advent Advent Kit?

First of all, as the name of this buy suggests, this is a beauty treat for the advent period, not an advent calendar. Hirons hasn't tied herself to delivering 25 doors' worth of products, nor even 12 days of Christmas worth of beauty buys - rather she has delivered a curated offering of nine buys that meet with her hard-to-win approval in a covetable bag. That's the biggest selling point, and the fact that you afford yourself full-size versions of each one of these products at less than half their recommended retail price. Here’s a peek at what’s in store, but if you're not into spoilers click straight down to the link:

  • Deviant Skincare – Cleansing Concentrate Blue Tansy, 100ml

  • Skin Rocks – The Flannel

  • Jordan Samuel Skin – The Performance Eye Gel, 30ml

  • Dieux Skin – Forever Eye Mask

  • Josh Rosebrook – Advanced Hydration Mask, 45ml

  • Skin Rocks – The Moisturiser or The Moisturiser Fragrance Free, 50ml

  • VIEVE – Skin Nova, 30ml

  • Charlotte Tilbury – Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir, 8ml

  • Dr. Dennis Gross – Alpha Beta® Exfoliating Body Treatment, 8 Treatments

  • The signature neoprene Kit Bag in a brand new colour!

There were nearly 20,000 people on the waitlist for this at one point, so run, don't walk.


SHOP: The Caroline Hirons The Non-Advent Advent Kit 2023


Suitable for all, this kit has been curated by Caroline Hirons to include full-sized products only


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