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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Is The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2017 Worth It? Unboxing, Review, Cost-Breakdown

The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar for 2017 was probably the most widely-awaited beauty advent calendar for Holiday 2017. However, they probably had limited quantities, or underestimated the popularity - it sold out online for the first time in 11 minutes flat! It was restocked online by popular demand at least three more times after that, and sold out each time. This, despite a price-tag of £250!
Harrods was once my absolute favourite store (now it's tied with Harvey Nicks), so I decided that something had to give after I landed in hospital with an anaphylactic reaction. Even so, it sold out online by the time I realised it had launched. I got mine thanks to the lovely Harrods SAs who called me at home to take my order, from the in-store stock.
The ownership may have changed, as also the atmosphere - then-owner Mr Al Fayed himself was standing at the entrance greeting people (including a wide-eyed yours truly) on my first visit, and it is now a lot more blingy and impersonal in the store - BUT their customer care has clearly not changed.

Scroll down for the unboxing and review of the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar for Holiday 2017 - and the cost-breakdown.

Here is the unboxing and review of the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar for Holiday 2017 - and the cost-breakdown.
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The packaging is very sturdy, luxurious, and fully repurposable, with 25 drawers inside a gorgeous white and gold box featuring a facade of their flagship Knightsbridge store.
Is The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2017 Worth It? Unboxing, Review, Cost-Breakdown


Please watch my full unboxing video of the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2017 - also includes the cost-breakdown! 

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Givenchy Le Rouge Perfecto Lip Balm in Perfect PinkWith so many full-sized products, so many very-high-end brands in there, and eight makeup products, it is no surprise that this advent calendar is so much in demand this year. Also, EIGHT products in here together are worth the £250 price-tag of the Advent Calendar itself. Harrods claims the entire contents are worth £595. Given that just eight items total up to more than £250 (See my video above for the breakdown), this is no tall claim.
True, about four of the drawers in this advent calendar were a bit underwhelming for me. But the overall majority have been beautifully curated, and you cannot go wrong with full-sized Givenchy, full-sized By Terry, full-sized Huda Beauty, full-sized Dr Sebagh, full-sized Chantecaille, full-sized Bobbi Brown, and so on!

Each item comes beautifully packed in an individual cotton drawstring bag, branded with Harrods' famous logo. This is the full-sized By Terry lippie in the Advent Calendar. A gorgeous shade!
By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Lipstick in 04 Princess in Rose

I do wish some of the smaller samples were a tad bigger - but I suppose that would have made this advent calendar cost £2,000, with contents worth £5,000!

This was certainly the most exciting beauty advent calendar of the year, and I thoroughly enjoyed unboxing it. The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar for 2017 was available here on four separate occasions; I daresay it could come back in stock, although it isn't too likely, now that we're at the end of November. That it sold out each time it was restocked, at this price-point, shows how popular high-end advent calendars are.
 Here is the unboxing and review of the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar for Holiday 2017 - and the cost-breakdown.
Incidentally, Liberty's advent calendar, priced at £175, sold out in 36 hours, with shoppers queuing outside the store on the launch date. Selfridges' luxury edition is also gone, though the lower-end version is still available (See below).

Quite interesting - all the high-end calendars are selling out (although I know for a fact that Liberty had more stock in than some of the lower-end ones; Selfridges stocked equal numbers of both their calendars, and Harrods restocked three times) while a number of less expensive calendars are still available!

Here are the other beauty advent calendars currently available worldwide:



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