Move over chocolate it’s all about the fantastic new range of 2014 beauty advent calendars that we’re celebrating this year.
You may think I’m a little premature for talking about advent calenders when we’re only just into October but believe me if you want one of these you need to act fast. The idea of beauty advent calenders was first launched around 2012 and was instantly a massive sell out. I only realised they’re were available when it was too late in 2012 so in 2013 I was determined to get my hands on the best advent calenders out there. Whilst I got a Boots and You Beauty calendar, the allusive Selfridge’s advent calendar slipped out of my grasp.
There’s lots of fantastic brands launching their own advent calender this year and they look amazing. Here’s the lowdown.
Benefit advent calender
With the launch of Benefit’s first ever advent calender in 2013 there was bound to be pandemonium. It was worse – it was Benefit Gate. When the calenders were launched on 2nd November pretty much everyone was poised at their computer ready to click buy when they went on sale at 1pm. Only they didn’t go on sale – and several hours later they appeared and were sold out within minutes. This of course caused much upset and many complaints form Benefit fans. This year I hope will be different. The 2014 calendar is all about a candy coated countdown to the big day including a range of the brands best sellers and adorable beauty accessories that will give you a warm glow.
Available at Benefitcosmetics and Debenhams for £60.00 from 16th October
One of the creme de la creme of advent calendars, and one I have managed to get this year. The Enchanted Spells advent calendar is full of glorious products hiding behind each door. With brands like Lancome, Yves Saint Laurent, Kiehl’s and Victor and Rolf this will see your festive season going off with a bang. A total must have.
Available at Selfridges for £85.00
For those of you who love your nails get excited as Ciate launch their 2014 edition of the advent calendar. Ciate’s mini manor is full of their best selling shades, texture polishes and even festive transfers. Adorable.
Available at Selfridges, John Lewis, Asos and Ciate from £49.00
For those of you with a big budget this is the ultimate of all beauty advent calendars. From one of the most renown department stores in London comes a host of luxury treats including Nars, Dermalogica, Laura Mercier and Diptyque. It may be pricey but it’s certainly on my want list!
Available at £125.00 in stores and online at Liberty from November.
Last year was Boot’s first advent calendar and this year they’re back with a focus on one of their in house brands No7. Worth a amazing £135.00 (but only priced at £35.00) this gift of 25 No7 products is a makeup must have. You’ll even get some of the best sellers including No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Day Cream. What an investment.
Available at Boots stores and online for £35.00 from 29th October.
This 12 days of beauty and luxury skincare calendar may seem a little smaller then the rest but the majority of products are full size. Get pampering early and well into 2015 with this great calendar.
Available at Timetospa for £59.50 now! Get buying girls!
With L’Occitane’s In Provence 2014 calendar you’ll get 13 gorgeous treats instead of the 24 expected treats. As is tradition in Provence in holiday season there is always 13 desserts on the festival table. In accordance with this tradition L’Occitane are presenting 13 of their best products each with their own sensual fragrance, body and skincare surprise. Before or after Christmas these are pure presents in their own right.
Available for £45.00 at L’Occitane from 3rd November