Christmas Countdown: 10 Beauty Advent Calendars

stylelab beauty blog top 10 advent calendar 2014

I know it’s only October, but a part of me already longs for Christmas. The cold that goes hand in hand with sitting by the warm fireplace with some hot coco and marshmallows, the streets decorated with lights, the fugly sweaters, the occasional snow, the joys of being with your family and of course opening your presents. Luckily, some brands have found a way to make the wait a little more bearable. The following 10 beauty advent calendars are sure to keep you occupied until Xmas.

stylelab beauty blog Ciaté advent calendar 2014

First up is the pretty Mini Mani Manor Advent Calendar by Ciaté (£ 49). This years’ edition comes with 15 mini paint pots, 1 full size paint pot and 8 nail effects, packaged in a cute home.

stylelab beauty blog The Body Shop advent calendar 2014

No details have been revealed about the contents of The Body Shop 24 Days of Joy Advent Calendar, but I bet it’s a good way to try and get to know some of their ranges. It costs £ 50 and contains £ 83 worth of product.

stylelab beauty blog L Occitane advent calendar 2014

Care for some pampering from Provence? L’Occitane brings us a box with 13 sample sizes (£ 45). Why only 13? Because in Provence, the holiday tradition is to offer 13 kinds of desserts on the table. It’s filled with some skin- & body care classics you’re sure to love if you’re into L’Occitane.

stylelab beauty blog Benefit advent calendar 2014

Make-up lovers ‘ll have to stop by the Benefit counter. The Candy-Coated Countdown box (£ 60) is filled with mini makeup treats and accessories. If you always wanted to try some (more) stuff of the brand, this box is a good way to start.

stylelab beauty blog Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2014

Jo Malone fans, eat your heart out. Jo Malone is releasing a box that is bursting with colognes and body crèmes that’ll make you feel like a million dollars all year round. Priced at a whopping £ 250, this is the most luxurious and expensive one out of them all.

stylelab beauty blog Boots No7 advent calendar 2014kopie

Boots N°7 brings us one of the best deals. Priced at £ 35, the advent calendar brings you 25 skincare and makeup products, including some of their best sellers, for a total worth of £ 130.

stylelab beauty blog Selfridges advent calendar 2014kopie

stylelab beauty blog Liberty advent calendar 2014

Even big department stores are jumping on the bandwagon. You can choose between boxes by Selfridges (£ 85) or Liberty (£ 125), both offering some of the better luxury brands (think YSL, Kiehl’s or Lancôme for Selfridges, or Nars, Dyptique, Laura Mercier and Dermalogica for Liberty. WANT! NEED!

stylelab beauty blog Babor advent calendar 2014

Babor promises to help keep your skin in check with the help of their fluids. Behind each door you’ll find one of the 9 types of ampules that will give you glowing, radiant skin just in time for the holidays (€ 67).

stylelab beauty blog Yankee Candle advent calendar 2014

Okay, technically not a beauty product, but the Yankee Candle advent calendar’s scented mini candles are sure to put a smile on your face every time you lighten one. After all, isn’t a smile the most beautiful makeup tool of them all? The calendar offers a selection of Yankee Candle’s best Xmas fragrances to get you in a Christmas mood (£ 22).

Are you counting down to Christmas?
If you had to pick one of these advent calendars, which one would it be?



  1. October 13, 2014 / 10:36 am

    Omg ik word hier ongelooflijk hebberig van en dat heb ik de laatste tijd echt niet vaak meer. There’s just something about advent calendars…


    • Sté
      October 13, 2014 / 6:02 pm

      I know right?! I love advent calendars! Elke dag een beetje Kerst om dan uiteindelijk te komen tot de grote finale 😉

  2. October 13, 2014 / 9:15 pm

    Oh, eens het koud begint te worden kijk ik zo uit naar kerst! Ik heb al een Yankee Candle versie besteld, maar beauty is ook altijd welkom!

    • Sté
      October 14, 2014 / 12:42 am

      Ik wou ‘m ook bestellen, maar hij was al out of stock op de Yankee Candle UK site 🙁 Fingers crossed dat hij terug binnenkomt.

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