Chocolate is great but it’s quite fattening and when you get the same chocolate every day it can get a tad boring.
Step aside chocolate for the new trend in advent calendars for the over 15s is the beauty advent calendar.
Beauty advent calendars have been in fashion for the last two-three years and have a variety of sample and full size beauty treats every day up to Christmas Eve.
This year there are even more advent calendars on offer so you can even choose the best or be greedy and have as many as you can afford. But be quick, they sell out very quickly!
Lookfantastic Advent Calendar
This is the first year I’ve seen this advent calendar hit the proverbial shelves. Only on sale online it retails for £70.00 and is worth over £250.00. The calendar has a range of hair, cosmetic and skin products on offer. Unfortunately there’s no clue to the contents so you could end up with a whole array of products you already have/don’t want. The good thing is it’s a complete surprise and isn’t that what Christmas is all about? It’s available to buy from 1st November 2015 but you can pre-order so you don’t miss out.
Clarins Advent calendar
Clarins is also a new contender for 2015. The calendar retails for £60.00 and inside you’ll find hit products including Beauty Flash Balm, Radiance Boosting Complexion Base and Miniature Instant concealer amongst other skin and cosmetic products. There are twenty four treats to reveal so this is perfect for the true Clarins lover. If you’re not such a fan of the unknown you can find out exactly what’s inside on the website. It’s available to buy now!
Benefit Advent Calendar 2015
The much desired advent calendar award for 2013 and 2014 goes to Benefit. For the last two years the Benefit advent calendar sold out in minutes and left many ladies very sad and frustrated. Party Popper is the new calendar on offer for 2015 and includes 12 sample sized Benefit treats to wake up to. Items include best selling products such as They’re Real mascara, High Beam highlighter, Hoola ultra plush lip gloss, BadGal mascara and the POREfessional pro balm amongst others. Unlike a lot of the other calendars there are only twelve products available and at £79.17 you may not feel it’s worth the effort of trying to buy one (it’s not easy). It’s available from 15 October 2015 so put the date in your diary and make sure you refresh your page regularly so you don’t miss out!
No7 Advent calendar
One of the cheapest and best value beauty advent calendars is the brainchild of Boot’s No7. The calendar retails for only £38 but has skincare and cosmetics, bath products and accessories worth £148. Whilst many of the products are samples there are six full sized products available. What a bargain! It’s on sale from 28th October at Boots and Boots online. You can sign up to be informed when it’s available online now here.
M&S Beauty Advent Calendar
Even cheaper then Boot’s No7 calendar is M&S Beauty which retails for only £25 (only valid when you spend £25 or more on M&S Beauty). You’ll find 24 festive treats worth over £200 including treats from top brands like Rodial, Neals Yard, REN, Stila and Cowshed. It’s available from November in Marks and Spencers stores nationwide.
Ciate Beauty Advent Calendar
If you love your nails you’re going to adore Ciate’s 2015 advent calendar. The calendar has enough varnishes for you to match every outfit over party season. You’ll find 18 different colours and treatments to keep your nails in tip top shape. Watch out for the exclusive Olivia Palermo X Ciate collection. You can buy it for £49.99 at Selfridges, ASOS, Boots, Look Fantastic and Very. It’s available now!
Cheeky Advent calendar
One of the newer nail brands on the scene is Cheeky. They’ve launched their first ever advent calendar for the 2015 season which includes 24 cheeky shades including Gold Digger, Crush On You and Feeling Grape. You can snap this up at Cheeky Holborn, Cheeky at Barber and Parlour, Cowshed Spas and urcheeky.com. It’s available now!
Lush Advent Calendar 2015
If you’ve walked past the Lush shop and wished you could condense the smell into several delightful little packages, your wish has been granted. Lush’s first ever advent calendar 12 Days of Christmas is filled with its famously fragrant bath treats for you to pamper yourself with. Available for £49.95 at Lush shops and Lush online. It’s supposed to be available from 2nd October but I couldn’t find it online.
Liberty Advent calendar 2015
If you don’t mind splurging and want to give yourself a big treat this christmas then Liberty’s advent calendar is perfect for you. At £149 it’s not cheap but has top brands such as Decleor and Kiehl’s to surprise you with. Available at Liberty from 29th October.
Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2015
If you love your Jo Malone, you’ll adore 2015 calendar offering. The calendar has a gorgeous Georgian townhouse design that offers you 24 mini perfumes and scented body creams. If you love your perfumes and can’t decide which one you want most then this is the solution to all your problems. At £260 it’s not cheap but think of it as a investment. It’s available at Harrods from October and nationwide from November.
The Bodyshop Advent Calendar 2015
Whether you want to splurge or save the Bodyshop has catered to everyones budget with two versions of their 2015 advent calendar. The standard version will save you more then £30.00 (retails for £60.00) whilst the luxury version will save you £47.00 (retails for £80.00) compared to if you bought the products individually. You’ll find favourites from the skincare, bath, body, fragrance and makeup ranges. It’s available now.
Buy it here
L’Occitane Advent Calendar 2015
L’Occitane have upped their game this year by increasing the number of products in their advent calendar from 12 to 24. You’ll find some of their top skincare, hair and body products to delight in. Available at L’Occitane boutiques and online from 21st October.
Charlotte Tilbury Advent calendar 2015
Everyone’s favourite makeup artist has released her 2015 calendar and it’s as wonderful as expected. The Book of Makeup Magic includes 12 of mainly her best selling hero products with a range of travel size and full sized products. If you can’t decide what to buy first then this is a dream for the makeup addict. At £150.00 it’s not cheap but if you’ve always wanted to try Charlotte Tilbury it’s great for a starter kit. It’s available exclusively at Charlotte Tilbury online, Selfridges, Selfridges online and Brown Thomas. You can sign up at Charlotte Tilbury to be notified when it’s released here
House of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar 2015
This is a new launch and at only £20 is a very reasonably priced calendar. The calendar houses House of Fraser’s own brand Colour Couture and has something to build up a makeup kit from scratch. It’s available here but unfortunately it’s sold out. They may get more in so keep checking back.
Selfridges Advent Calendar 2015
One of the biggest and well known advent calendars is Selfridges. The luxury advent calendar offers a range of surprises from brands such as Lancome, YSL, Victor and Rolf and Kiehl’s. At £95.00 it’s pretty reasonable for the top brands and you’re bound to find something new. If you don’t you could always give it away! It’s available exclusively at Selfridges and Selfridges.com from mid October. You can sign up now to be kept informed of its launch. Remember to be quick, these get snapped up in no time.
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