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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Target 2016 Beauty Advent Calendar is Live

Thanks to readers Jennifer, Christina Miller, @moodsandviews and @nancyfernandezca for the tips about this one!

The Target 2016 Beauty Advent Calendar is now available HERE for $24.99 + free shipping ($65 value).

Contents (full-size items in bold):
  • Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic 
  • Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
  • EcoTools Kabuki Brush
  • Sinful Colors Nail Polish 
  • Nexxus Volume Medium Hold Comb Thru Finishing Mist
  • NYX Xtreme Lip Cream 
  • Umberto Beverly Hills Lifting Powder
  • Mayfair Body Crème in Sea Lily Jasmine
  • Acure Day Cream 
  • Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash
  • Me! Bath Gotta Have It Pomegranate Mini Bath Ice Cream (2 mini bath soaks)
  • Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tin

Please note: I marked the EcoTools Kabuki Brush as full-size because it's similar to the ones in this set, but do be aware that these are small brushes in general (see how it compares to the Sinful Colors nail polish in the pic above).

Thanks again, Jennifer, Christina Miller,  @moodsandviews and @nancyfernandezca, for the tips about this one!


  1. I'm disappointed they show all the contents in advent callendars these days! The element of surprise should be the soul of these!

    1. I think it's difficult to do that with beauty-related Advent calendars, because they're usually more expensive and people want to know what they're getting before they commit. I have seen lots of candy advent calendars (a few new ones on the Target website, actually) that do not reveal the contents. Of course those are $2.99 each so it's not a big risk. :)

    2. Many (most?) advent calendars are 25 days, so I first thought they were just teasing by only showing half the products, which would have made it more fun. I agree, Beatylicionista, and will pass on this, though I see where people might want this -- especially for all those Secret Santa/White Elephant exchanges that pop up in the next month or two. Would also be great for getting a bunch of stocking stuffers.

    3. I believe that, traditionally, there are 24 gifts (Christmas being the day you get your "big" gifts") but some advent calendars are more of a "12 Days of Christmas" type of thing, like this one, the Ulta one (link below) and others. :)

    4. I can see your point about wanting to be surprised by beauty related Advent calendars but on the other hand, one might not want to pay $25+ for a bunch of foil packets.

  2. Thanks, G! As you are posting the Black Friday Ulta deals & the Target advent calendar I am also furiously working on my holiday gift list for family and friends! I ma just be done with my hold day shopping thus November because of you! Thanks!

    1. Aww, you're so welcome! I'm so happy I can help you cross things off your list! xo

  3. Thanks so much for posting this! I really love the way the U.K. Beauty brands do these and I wonder if there is a safe & economical way to get them shipped to the USA??? Particularly interested in the Tanya Burr one. Any suggestions? (Thanks for all your hard work!!)

    1. You're so welcome! If you're talking about third party shipper, I'm sorry but I have no idea. I have ordered from ASOS many times (in the UK) and I know they are quite reliable and have an advent calendar, but beyond that I'm afraid I can't help.

    2. PS: see my comment below for a list of US advent calendars if you need ideas for some that you don't have order from the UK. :)

  4. This is such a cute concept. Any idea what other brands available in the US do Advent calendars?

    1. Ulta has one here:

      Also, the NYX one ($50 on their website) will be 50% off on Black Friday at Ulta. Here are some other US advent calendars that I know about:

      QVC -

      The Body Shop -

      Estee Lauder -

      Benefit -

      bareMinerals -

      L'Occitane -

    2. Wow, thanks for taking the time to write that all out!

  5. Hey G, Black Friday deals are starting to pop up on bfads dot net and the black friday dot com (Not sure if this violates your links policy -- sorry if it does!) . In the CVS ad there's a good deal where you can get three wet n wild sets for 99 cents each after coupon and extra bucks. One of the sets has the comfort zone palette and some other eye stuff in it, one is nail polish, and one looks like mascara. Kohls is also doing Real Techniques Brush sets for 50% off! (Not sure if all sets or just some - the one featured in the promo was this one Have a great day and thanks for all your hard work! Love, a procrastinating college student :)

    1. Thanks, Emma! I am aware of the ads but thank you so much for making sure I knew! I am working on my annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday round-up which will go live this week. It's overwhelming me a bit right now because I am also sent sale info directly from brands and PR, so it's taking me a while to compile the list and include those PLUS all of the info from the ads that are now online. But it will all be up soon, I promise!

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    1. The name alone just sounds so lovely to me! So glad to hear you like it. :)

  7. Any idea what shade of NYX Xtreme Lip Cream? I have two and one of them I adore but one is way too bright. If it's a color I like, I think I'll pull the trigger on this calendar!

    And thank you for all I do! Yours is now my favorite beauty blog by far.


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