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Glossybox’s ‘surprise me’ 2021 advent calendar has landed: Here’s everything you need to know

The countdown to Christmas is officially on as this year’s beauty advent calendars are landing on the virtual shelves thick and fast. While chocolate is always welcome, nothing beats the feeling of being greeted with a cosmetic treat every day in December.

One of the most highly anticipated festive launches comes from Glossybox. Its coveted advent calendar is a firm favourite with beauty buffs, and sold out in 2020 thanks to its beautifully curated collection of top products from big-name brands.

Glossybox is the UK’s most trusted beauty box brand, with over 1.1 million subscribers to date. Given that it specialises in creating subscription boxes packed full of must-have beauty treats, it’s no surprise that the brand excels in creating advent calendars too, with eager fans looking forward to its arrival each year.

Thankfully, Glossybox’s 2021 advent calendar does not disappoint. Brimming with 25 products from cult brands including Elemis, Huda Beauty, Pixi and Sarah Chapman, it’s time to get shopping as this is an unmissable offering from Glossybox.

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There’s 15 full-size products and 10 deluxe minis to enjoy, all housed in beautiful pink and gold packaging that would look the part on any dresser or under the Christmas tree. The calendar’s contents is worth over £465 and retails at £85 for Glossybox subscribers and £105 for non-subscribers, making this an absolute steal for any beauty lover.

So when does it launch, and what’s inside? Read on for everything you need to know.

When does the Glossybox ‘Surprise Me’ 2021 advent calendar launch?

The Glossybox 2021 ‘Surprise Me’ advent calendar launched today, 24th September, at 9am. It was available to preorder for active subscribers from 10th September, but now any beauty buff can get their hands on one as general sale has finally landed.

Glossybox’s advent calendars tend to sell out each year, so act fast if you want to snap one up. To purchase the calendar, head to

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What’s inside the Glossybox ‘Surprise Me’ 2021 advent calendar?

There’s a great mix of skincare, haircare and make-up from top brands in this calendar, allowing you to stock up on some existing favourites or try something new.

Highlights include a full-size Pixi glow tonic that works to brighten and tone the skin, Huda Beauty’s mecury retrograde eyeshadow palette for all of your festive parties and a deluxe mini of This Works’s deep sleep pillow spray that’s perfect for travelling.

You’ll also find a full-size version of Sarah Champan’s the facialift, a sculpting facial massager that works to drain toxins and reduce puffiness, as well as a deluxe mini version of Grow Gorgeous’s intense thickening hair and scalp mask.

You’ll be able to sleep like a true beauty queen with one of Glov’s satin sleeping masks, plus James Read’s sleep mask face retinol is also included, so you’re all set to wake up looking refreshed. Elsewhere in the make-up department, there’s a full-size lip liner from Steve Laurent, a liquid eyeliner from Eyeko and a blush and bronzer duo from Wander Beauty.

If that’s not enough, expect other treats from the likes of Rodial, ZOEVA, Verso Skincare, Illamasqua, Elemis, Molton Brown and more.

We don’t want to give it all away, but it’s safe to say that any beauty obsessive will think that Christmas has come early with this festive offering.

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How much does Glossybox’s ‘Surprise Me’ advent calendar cost?

For subscribers, the calendar retails at £85, while non-subscribers will pay £105. This includes free delivery. The contents inside the calendar are worth over £465.

The beauty box brand is also offering bundle savings for subscribers only. Purchasing two calendars costs £160, giving you a £5 saving per calendar, while buying three calendars costs £225, meaning you’ll save £10 per calendar.

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