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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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).