Thursday, 5 November 2015

Beauty Advent Calendar Round Up Christmas 2015

Over the last few years, beauty advent calendars have been taking the beauty world by storm, and this year there are more to choose from than ever before. So far I've seen 35, which is twice as many as I found last Christmas!

We can now count down the days 'til Christmas with make up, fragrances, and all manner of beauty products, instead of being limited to novelty chocolates, simple illustrations, and homemade calendars. I don't know about you, but I find the idea of pampering my way through 'til Christmas far more appealing!

In fact, I've already treated myself to a beauty calendar to enjoy this year, but not before I did a lot of window shopping online to see what my options were. After hours of browsing, I discovered 35 of them, and since finding them took a lot of effort, I've decided to share them all with you to make your life that little bit easier. Here you'll find all kinds of beauty calendars, ranging in price from a purse-friendly £5 to an indulgent £260, with links to as many as possible.

Let's start with Jo Malone's fragrance advent calendar, which is one of the most expensive on the market. Inside are a variety of Jo Malone colognes and body cremes, which can all be worn alone, or layered up to create your own seasonal scents. At £260, it's not cheap, but counting down to Christmas will never be more indulgent!

Charlotte Tilbury The Book of Make Up Magic £150

One of this year's most luxurious calendars is Charlotte Tilbury's The Book of Make Up Magic. The 12 day calendar features 12 of her most popular make up and skin care products, including her magic night cream which hasn't even been released yet. At £150 it's a wonderfully indulgent gift for any beauty fan, and it's sure to make December feel extra special.
Liberty £149

If you really want to spoil yourself or a loved one this Christmas, then Liberty's advent calendar is worth checking out. It has a beautiful illustration of the Liberty building on the front, and opens up to reveal twenty-four drawers in a classic Liberty paisley print. Inside are deluxe samples and 11 full sized beauty products and candles from luxury brands like Eve Lom, Dr Sebagh, Diptyque, Surratt, and Davines. The contents are worth a staggering £400, making it the ultimate treat for the beauty obsessed.

Selfridges Cosmic Beauty Advent Calendar £95

Selfridges are back with another advent calendar this year, and if last year is anything to go by, it will be another best seller. It features 24 luxurious miniature treats from big name brands like Kiehls, Lancome, YSL, and Victor & Rolf, and is priced at £95.

Luxury brand Lancome have joined the festivities this year, bringing out an advent calendar filled with 24 of their popular skin care, bath and body, and make up products. It retails for £85, and would be a wonderful treat for anybody with a love for luxury beauty products.

If you want to give your hair a treat this advent, Kérastase is the advent calendar for you! With 23 luxurious hair care travel sized treats, and 1 full sized iconic Elixir gift, your hair will look gorgeous as you count down the days to Christmas. Available now for £79.99.

Look Fantastic is filled with luxury beauty products from a variety of brands to help you pamper your way through 'til Christmas. With a product value of £250, it's a steal at just £70!

The Body Shop '24 Happy Days': Green: £60 // Red £80

This year, The Body Shop have released two advent calendars to cater to two budgets (£60 and £80), which is something I haven't seen done before, but a concept I love. Both calendars are filled with a great variety of The Body Shop's bath and body, skin care, fragrance, and make up items, in a selection of their classic, new, and seasonal scents. They're sure to be a hit with any Body Shop fan. The red calendar is no longer available online, but you might still be able to find it in store.

I had a Body Shop advent calendar last year, which was almost identical to the green one, and I loved it! You can read my review of last year's calendar here, if you want to get a feel for it, I was planning on getting one again this year, but most of the products are the same, and it's £10 more expensive, so I went with a different one instead.

Clarins have released their first advent calendar this year, filled with 24 of their best selling skin care and make up products to help you count down to Christmas in style. Available now for £60.

You Beauty's advent calendar was a best seller last Christmas, and this year's is set to be just as popular. It features 24 luxury beauty treats from brands like Ren, Burt's Bees, Cowshed, and Benefit, together worth a staggering £330!

Make Up Revolution Advent Calendar £50 (Currently £45)

Superdrug make up brand 'Make Up Revolution' have released their first beauty advent calendar this year, containing 25 full-sized cosmetics from nail polishes to lipsticks. It's priced at £50, although it's currently on offer at £45.

Technically, it isn't an advent calendar, but Lush have produced a gorgeous Christmas gift set called 12 Days of Christmas, which would be perfect to enjoy in the run up to Christmas. There are some great goodies from both the Christmas collection and their general selection, included in the set of 12, and it's so beautifully packaged, too.

Ciaté Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Advent Calendar £49

Ciaté have returned with another new Mini Mani Month nail polish advent calendars this year, which contains 17 mini paint pots, 3 mini nail treatments, 2 decorative nail toppers, 1 mini nail file, and 1 full sized paint pot in an exclusive shade. I had one of their calendars last year, and loved having a new Ciaté nail polish to try every day. They're fantastic quality, fast-drying, and so worth the price tag.

Developed by the people behind Cowshed, the Cheeky advent calendar is made up of 24 long lasting, hi-shine nail polishes in a variety of beautiful shades. You can find it via John Lewis for £49.

L'Occitane is one of my favourite beauty brands, so I was extremely excited when I found out they were bringing out a 24 day advent calendar this year, which I believe is their first 24 day-er. It includes 17 of their best selling beauty products, and 7 further Provencal gifts, including a cookie cutter and Christmas place cards. At £39 it's so well priced and I couldn't resist snapping one up for myself! I'll be giving you a little peek and my first impressions of it tomorrow, so check back tomorrow morning if you want to know more!

No7 25 Days of Beauty Wonders £38

As the name suggests, No7's 25 Days of Beauty Wonders calendar boasts 25 beauty treats instead of the usual 24, so you get to enjoy it right through 'til Christmas Day. Inside are 25 make up and skin care products, including 6 full sized items. It has a product value of £148, which is a brilliant bargain because it retails for just £38!

Online beauty retailer Salon Services have launched their own calendar this year, and inside are 24 mini hair and beauty treats from brands like OPI, TIGI, Lord and Berry, and Bed Head. Available now for £35.

Benefit have brought out a colourful 12 day advent calendar called 'Party Poppers', featuring 12 of their best-selling make up and skin care products in mini sizes. It has a value of £76.17, but retails for a very reasonable £34.50! It's currently sold out online, but you might still be able to find it in store.

Marks and Spencer £25

Marks and Spencer's advent calendar features 24 top-to-toe beauty products from many fantastic brands, including Stila, L'Occitane, Ren, and Burt's Bees. The contents are worth a staggering £200, but I hear it will be available for the bargain price of £25 if you spend over £25 on M&S beauty!

House of Fraser's advent calendar includes 24 make up products from their own Colour Couture range, retailing at an affordable £20.

Less Popular Brands and Advent Calendars For Teens

Arran Aromatics Cherish £40

For fans of fragrances, Arran Aromatics' 'Cherish' advent calendar is sure to be a winner. Inside are 24 luxurious treats from candles to shower gels to pamper your way through 'til Christmas. It retails for £40, with a value of £60.

Essence Advent Calendar £25

Essence will be bringing out a beauty advent calendar containing 24 make up products, said to be available from Wilko stores this November. 

The Tanya Burr 'Deck the Hauls' is a 12 day advent calendar, featuring make up products and beauty tools. It's currently available from Superdrug for £25.

W7's advent calendar contains 24 of their best selling cosmetic treats from nail polishes to lip glosses, and retails for a reasonable £22.

Mad Beauty Advent Calendar £20

The Mad Beauty calendar includes 24 make up products and tools, and is available from ASOS for £20.

The Bomb Cosmetics Advent Calendar £19.99

The Bomb Cosmetics has brought out its first advent calendar filled with a selection of its lovely soaps and bath bombs for just £19.99. If you love Lush, you might enjoy their products, too. 

Flutter Make Up Advent Calendar £12

Perfect for teens and tweens, the Flutter calendar includes 24 pieces of make up, and costs just £12-currently on promo for only £8 through Superdrug!

Sugar and Spice Nail Art Calendar £9.99

The Sugar and Spice nail art calendar is sure to be a hit with teens and tweens. Behind its 24 doors is everything needed to create fun, festive manicures, including nail polishes, glitter pots, and sequins.

Technics Cosmetic Advent Calendar £8.99

The Technics beauty advent calendar includes 24 cosmetics, for the bargain price of just £8.99.

Kiss Make Up Advent Calendar £5

If you really want to grab a bargain, the Wilko's Kiss make up advent calendar is the best bargain on the market at just £5. Inside are 24 nail art treats, from nail polishes and caviers, to stencils and nail art brushes.

American and German Beauty Advent Calendars

ULTA 12 Days of Beauty $16.00

ULTA's 12 Days of Beauty is a make up advent calendar, with a different make up item behind each window. It has a product value of $52 (about £33.76), but retails for a tiny $12 (about £7.79)!

QVC $79.96

While I haven't seen a British advent calendar from QVC this year, there is one available in America. Inside you'll find 24 mini beauty products from brands like Philosophy, Bare Minerals, Josie Maran, and IT Cosmetics, and it comes in at $79.96 (about £52.00).

Kiehl's €49.99

Kiehl's beauty advent calendar is filled with some of their best selling skin care, hair care, and bath and body products. I don't know if will be available in other countries, but it's currently available to buy from the German website 'Douglas' for €49.99.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Feline Advent Calendar

I've yet to find a link for this calendar, but I hear L'Oréal Paris's advent calendar will contain a collection of 23 Colour Riche nail polishes, and a Volume Million Lashes Feline Mascara. If you know where you can buy it, let me know!

And those are all of the beauty calendars I'm aware of! I hope you've found this list helpful.

Check back later in the week when I'll be blogging a round up of all the jewellery and candle advent candles I can find!

Have you bought a beauty advent calendar this year? Do you know of any other beauty advent calendars I've not included? Let me know in the comments below.



  1. This is a brilliantly comprehensive summary of them. I've never been tempted by a beauty calendar at all before but you may have got me with that L'Occitane one!!!

    1. Thanks, Kezzie. The L'Occitane one is amazing. Definitely recommend it. xx

  2. This post is so good I had no idea most of these brands were even making advent calendars! They're so expensive though :'( xx

    1. Thanks, Hannah! I didn't either until I started searching for one to buy. I do wish some of them were a lot cheaper so I could afford them! xx

  3. I have brought the No 7 one, it looks really good. I have never brought a beauty advent calendar before, I am looking forward to start opening it in december :).

    1. It sounds like a great advent calendar, so I'm sure you're going to love opening the windows every day. You can't go wrong with a bit of No7! xx

  4. Gosh, these all look AMAZING! I think I'll have to have a search to see if they have any available in Australia!

    1. I'm sure there'll be loads for you to choose from. If not, I think ASOS have a few for sale which will probably ship to Oz. xx

  5. This is a great post! I've been wanting the Charlotte tilbury one but it's mega expensive xx

  6. I would love one of these, maybe the cosmic one? I never see them here in NZ though. Hopefully at some point they will catch on!


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