Good morning! I’m back from holiday, and having left 29 degree heat in Tenerife to come home to frosty mornings in the UK, I feel ready to start thinking about Christmas. Not presents, or food, or any of that jazz – but the important stuff, like Beauty Advent Calendars. You guys loved last years Advent round up, so it seemed fitting to share with you some of the gorgeousness on offer this year. Whatever your budget or preference, there’s something out there better than chocolate to wake up to!
NOTE ~ at the time of writing, all the below were available and had not sold out. These calendars sell out fast, so apologies in advance if any of these are no longer available! Some of these are for sale on more than one site, so it’s definitely worth checking everywhere – for example Clarins has sold out on John Lewis, but is still available on the Clarins site. Let’s go!
Charlotte Tilbury – available here , £150
6 skincare minis, and 6 makeup items including a mini Legendary Lashes, a Penelope Pink lipstick and a lipgloss along with a liner pencil, and a cult mini Supermodel Body.
Liberty London – available here, £165
This fab post from Really Ree lists everything in the calendar, and includes an unboxing video. This includes treats from Diptyque, Eve Lom, Trish McEvoy, Byredo and Bobbi Brown and has a value of £500 with 13 full size products.
Jo Malone – available nationwide from 1st November, £280
24 beautiful JML minis, including new additions such as scatter candles and a mini walnut & geranium scrub – this is a beautiful treat!
Liz Earle The Botanist’s Calendar – available here, £100
24 skin care treats for every natural beauty lover with plenty of cult classics and lots to look after your skin throughout the winter.
Bare Minerals Countdown To Beauty – available here, £75
Perfect for fans of colour, this has plenty of lip colour choices in glosses and balms, two mini mascaras and a host of eyeshadows and blushes.
Diptyque – available here, £250
Includes mini candles, luxury body polishes, and infused facial waters.
NYX Advent – Available here, £60
A great price for the brands Advent debut. Includes 12 soft matte lip cream and 12 eyeshadows
Clarins – available here, £95
13 Skincare minis, 7 makeup minis and 4 cute festive accessories in this 24 day calendar – including cult faves Beauty Flash Balm, new Boosters and Wonder Volume Mascara.
24 Days of Clinique – available here, £65
“The best of skin care and colour, including 3-Step Skin Care, award-winning moisturiser, best-selling lip colour, a fragrance favourite and more.”
Selfridges Eclectic Little Luxuries – available here, £95
With minis from YSL, Viktor & Rolf, Kiehls and YSL (incidentally noticed this is super similar to Boot’s Luxury Advent Calendar here)
There are loads more if none of these are your bag – to name a few – L’Occitane, No7, Decleor, Rituals, Tanya Burr, Look Fantastic, Jack Wills, House Of Fraser, Makeup Rev, Cowshed, The Sanctuary, Nuxe, Rodial and The Body Shop. The explosion in advents is definitely not slowing down, and I’m sure there’ll be even more next year (I’m looking at you Nars – wouldn’t more high end makeup brands bringing out their own be amazing?!) Let me know which you choose!