For the first time last year I purchased a beauty advent calendar to enjoy on the run up to Christmas, and enjoy it I most certainly did!! So this year I really wanted to get another one and boy did I do my research into the market before choosing (I’ll be sharing the one I went with soon!). Anyway! After helping out a few friends and family choose the right calendars for them, I thought you might like a helping hand too. So! Here are my top 9 beauty advent calendars that are STILL available to buy – Happy Calendar Hunting!
“IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER…”
Their 25 Days Of Beauty Calendar is chock full of lots of different brands, sampling from some of the major players knocking around today, and although they have done beauty packages like this before, this is officially their first advent calendar, so you just know it’s going to be good! Price £150
Their Face + Body Beauty Calendar has a good selection of beauty brands you would know mixed in with some you won’t, but if you’re the type who likes to discover beauty favourites before your buddies, then this might just be the one for you! One of the cheaper calendars on the market, but they havn’t skimped and have plenty of brands of interest inside, including Benefit, MAC and GlamGlow. I’m pretty sure you’ll be a happy camper. Price £55
3.) John Lewis
The John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar (what a mouthful!). This one is really impressive, with inclusions from Laura Mercier, Acqua Di Parma, Nars, Bobbi Brown, the list of high-end, recognisable brands goes on. If you don’t want to specialise, then this is a great calendar for a beauty overhaul! Price £165
4.) Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte’s Beauty Universe I do like this one very much, however, a big con for me is that it only has 12 drawers rather than 24 (or 25 as is the case for a lot of calendars). Having one to see me throughout December last year was so fun, with that in mind, if you opt for this one, I would suggest you don’t start it until the very final run up to Christmas. There are a good few full sized products in here, which is why the price is what it is. Price £150
5.) Molton Brown
I literally saw the Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar and sent the link straight to my Mom, she replied within 60 seconds saying “Nice one – will you organise?”. My folks are huge Molton Brown fans, so I know exactly where I got my love for this brand from. I was super excited to sort it out for my parents as I know they’ll get so much out if it. I do hope I’m around when this arrives because I’d say the box will smell incredible! Price £175
6.) Space NK
The Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar is the first the beauty house have ever produced and I won’t lie, I’ve had a sneak peak online and the content in this one is fantastic! It is a higher price than most calendars out there, but it’s contents WORTH is £600 which is incredible value. If I hadn’t been able to bag my top choice, this is the calendar I would’ve wanted. Remember, if you are going to have a lot of people in your life that you do Kris Kindle with or do small little gifts with each year, a few of these drawers treasures might just sort you out without you having to spend too long figuring out what to get them or forking out even more mula – so it could turn into a cost effect spend – although it does mean you’d actually have to give up some of the products and let’s be honest, if you get this calendar, I just don’t think you’ll want to – I wouldn’t! Price £250
The ESPA Comfort & Joy Advent Calendar was definitely in my top three when I was sorting through which one I might buy. I was introduced to their products through the spa at our Wedding venue and I’ve been a pretty smitten kitten ever since, this is another box I’m sure will smell like actual Heaven when you open it and is stuffed to the brim with the very best of what the brand have to offer. Price £130
Balmain Limited Edition Advent Calendar is for the hair care aficionados out there. This calendar only has ten doors, which is a real shame, but the products are so good on the inside so it did still get a massive amount of consideration from me and deserved a place on this list because I really didn’t come across any other “hair couture” aimed boxes which were filled with quite as beautiful products as this one. Price £140
Glam Sparkle Beauty Advent Calendar is a collaboration between Selfridges and L’Oreal Luxe and is a big win for the skin care and perfume queens amongst us. There is some make up included but it’s in the minority, so worth a pause if that’s more your scene. If you’re in it for make up loot, head on over to MAC for their calendar. But if you’re a “Selfridges ’till I die” kind of person, then this has your name written all over it and is filled with the likes of Lancôme and Urban decay. Price Point £130
The ship has sailed on bagging the likes of Jo Malone, Kiehl’s, Atelier Cologne, Diptyque and YSL so don’t miss out on anymore great calendars – snap one up before they sell out today and get ready to open door 1 come December 1!
Have you got yours already? Which did you go for?