Today is my first Christmassy post in the lead up to the big day and I am SUPER excited to share it with you.
Now I don’t think I’m alone when I say I love an Advent Calendar… There’s something so magical about being able to start and Advent Calendar and know that the Christmas Countdown has really begun! Whether you choose to celebrate with chocolate, sweets, photos, happy thoughts or Jeezus, there are options for everyone. But what about beauty products??
Well, over the last few years Beauty Advent Calendars have been growing in popularity, and this year they seem to have exploded full force onto the scene again. I personally LOVE the idea. They are such a lovely treat for women (mostly) who want to celebrate and feel the Christmas excitement like they’re children again and have a surprise gift/product waiting for them each morning!
I have been researching some of the most popular Beauty Advent Calendars and today I thought I would share my 10 favourites as inspiration in case you’re in the market for a little treat for you, or a female in your life! (Guys, take note!)
Some are reasonably priced, others are on the rather extravagant side, but hey, if you got the money, go for it I say! Ahem.
Let’s get Christmassy!
Description: Countdown to Christmas in skin-loving style with our 24 Happy Days beauty advent calendar. This indulgent treat features a beauty surprise behind every door, from bestselling bath and body care to sparkling fragrance, plus our latest additions. So celebrate the festive season each day, with 24 Christmas gifts especially for you!
Description: Count down to Christmas with this collectable advent carousel from the world’s favourite candle company! Every day reveals a Tealight or Votive candle in one of 8 seasonal scents, perfect for the festive season.
Fragrances included are: Bundle Up, Candy Cane Lane, Icicles, Spiced Orange, Snowflake Cookie and Winter Glow Tealights, as well as a Berry Trifle, Bundle Up, Cosy By the Fire and Winter Glow Votives.
Description: Each morning, open the doors of our Advent Calendar to reveal a spoiling surprise. Illustrated with the façade of the home of Jo Malone London, our Georgian townhouse, the calendar is filled with little luxuries: refined Colognes and rich and nourishing Body Crèmes, perfect for layering to create your own seasonal scent. The countdown to Christmas has never been so indulgent.
Description: The Selfridges Beauty Workshop Advent Calendar is the perfect way to build excitement for Christmas. Filled with 24 luxurious miniature treats worth £226, it’s a must-have for all beauty fans. This Limited Edition calendar includes surprises from some of the world’s best beauty brands including Caudalie, James Reed and bareMinerals.
Description: A Book of Makeup Magic to Cast A Spell…a book of 12 best-kept beauty secrets, beautifully presented in 12 mini makeup cabinets. It’s the perfect way to discover the world of my makeup products. The kit is a mix of mini and full size versions of all of my time-tested favourites from the world of fashion, makeup artists, facialists and industry insiders, this exquisitely-indulgent gift is the perfect present for making a loved one feel empowered by makeup.
Description: Our beauty calendar gives you an entire month of must have skincare and beauty delights, including 6 full size products.
From a new nail colour to a radiance boosting night cream, we’ve created the perfect daily surprise with hidden tips behind selected doors. Pamper yourself or surprise a loved one this festive season with all our beauty advent calendar’s hidden treasures and make the build up to Christmas your best yet.
Description: Brighten up your December days and make the countdown to Christmas more exciting with this festive nail polish advent calendar from Ciaté. The ‘Mini Mani Month’ calendar houses a collection of nail care products in a delightful London themed case.
With a treat behind every door, the set comprises seventeen mini paint pot polishes, three mini nail treatments, two decorative nail toppers perfect for Christmas parties and a mini crystal nail file. On one special day, you’ll even reveal a full size paint pot in an exclusive shade. Shape, paint and decorate. The perfect gift for a loved one, or yourself.
Description: Draw the curtains and build up the fire, allowing a wintry tale to unfold. Between these pages, an Avobath offers uplifting clarity of thought, a creamy Butterbear waits to offer softening cuddles and Cinders warms herself by a crackling cinnamon leaf fire. Snow Angel melts on high, revealing fruity cassie and gorgeous rose absolute. Santa dashes through the snow, whereas Holly Golightly likes to Celebrate with a warming dose of Yog Nog. Don’t confine these festive characters to your page, bring them to life for 12 magical days.
Description: Treat yourself all 25 days of advent with the amazing Liberty Beauty Calendar 2015. Each day unlock a new jewel of Liberty’s famed beauty hall and revel in the marvellous array of luxurious products. Characteristically Liberty the Calendar is adorned in the signature Felix and Isabelle print, serving both as your own personal treasure chest and stunning display case.
The M&S Advent Calendar is yet to be released so keep your eyes peeled for your chance to get hold of one! They’re bound to sell out sharpish!
So there you have my top 10! I have a feeling these won’t hang around long, with lots of the brands only releasing limited numbers, so go for it if you’re thinking about getting one!
There were also some beautiful calendars by Clarins, L’Occitane and a few other high end brands, but they’re sold out everywhere I searched so I haven’t included them in case you cry.
FINALLY… if you’re looking for something for the man in your life, what about these?
What do you think? Cute new tradition or are you sticking with good old chocolate?