It’s October, I know, but Christmas seems so close (?) I can almost smell it. And I’ve seen so many fabulous beauty advent calendars that I can barely contain myself.
Looks like this year companies really upped their game.
So I am listing my favourites on the market. With offers this great, a little more than a month to decide might seem a long tim – but it is not. Before you know, you’ll be popping that number 1 window…
The Book of Make Up Magic, Charlotte Tilbury, £150
Is there anywhere Ms Tilbury is not in at the moment? No. And her advent calendar, albeit counting with “only” 12 items, including a fair share of CT classics, is fabulous. You can sign up now to be the first to know when it becomes available.
Color Couture, House of Fraser, £20
Coming in at an almost unbelievable price, this lovely beauty advent calendar is packed full of HoF own beauty brand. I had a peek at their Christmas show and it is full of very wearable items. Fantastic value for money.
Beauty Advent Calendar 2015, Liberty, £149
Limited edition, beautiful inside and out…. Oh, Liberty has done it again and it’s full of their fabulous premium brands, including Diptyque, Hourglass, Kiehl’s and Aromatherapy Associates.
It’s available now from the Liberty website or in-store. And you get that welcome overdose of pretty Liberty print.
24 Happy Days, The Body Shop, £60 and £80.
The Body Shop is bringing out not one, but two advent calendars. The 24 Happy days advent calendar, the “standard” one, contains bath and body classics plus some new launches.
The 24 Happy Days Premium Advent Calendar includes more luxury ranges such as the fabulous Oils of Life.
Plus, they are partnering up with WaterAid, and for each selected Christmas gift they sell, water for a whole day is provided to a family in Ethiopia.
Cosmic Beauty Advent Calendar, Selfridges, £95
Think the iconic shop beauty hall in a box. With an outer-space motif. What’s not to love? Exactly. Armani, Kiehl’s, Lancôme, Shu Uemura, Urban Decay, Viktor & Rolf and YSL classics and launches are in there. Even better, you can get it now!
Mini Mani Month, Ciaté, £49.99
Nail addicts all look forward to this one, which has become a Christmas classic. Every year it seems to get better and this edition comes with a special Olivia Palermo shade too.
No excuses not to have festive nails throughout December!
Party Poppers, Benefit, £34.99
Music with your festive calendar? Yes, please. Plus 12 minis to live in your handbag during the party season. Available now.
Makeup Revolution Advent Calendar, £45
A fab calendar packed with 25 full size (yes, all full size!) Makeup Revolution products, which I love, selected by staff at their HQ and the 25th is a Christmas gift. Sweet. Available at Superdrug.
Beauty Advent Calendar, M&S, £25
Packed full of well-loved brands, this advent calendar comes in at an affordable £25, but there’s a catch: you must spend at least £25 on M&S beauty to be able to buy.
12 Days of Christmas, Lush, £49.95
Natural and fragrant bath product in all shapes and sizes to prepare you for the big C day. And oh, yeah, it’s vegan too!
Noel Approche, L’Occitane, £39
24 luxurious hair, body and skin care treats awaits inside this super cute calendar, available later this month.
25 Days of Beauty Wonders, Boots No7, £38
A fan of Boots No7 brand? well, you are in for a treat. There are loads of skin care, body and makeup here, including six full-sized products. You can sign up to be the first to know when it launches.
YOU Beauty Advent Calendar, £59.95 (plus P&P)
You can get £330 worth of great brand products in this advent calendar – Caudalie, Benefit, Molton Brown, REN, Rodial and more, all await behing the little doors. Available from You Beauty Discovery.
As I said, plenty to look out for, and for all budgets! Always worth remembering Primark usually brings a couple out at around the £10 mark.
Which one do you want to get you beautifully manicured hands on?