Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe one of the best things about Christmas is the build up before the big day. The increasing excitement, the anticipation, the preparations: it all adds to the magic, and integral to that magic is advent calendars! But these babies bear no resemblance to the chocolate offerings of childhood, although they still do have a little treat hidden behind each door, they’re just a little more glamorous! Welcome to the wonderful world of beauty advent calendars…
YOU Beauty Discovery Calendar, £49.95
This is the beauty calendar I grabbed as soon as it was released because it’s simply amazing. The contents is worth over £240 and it includes great brands like Laura Mercier, Liz Earle, Philip Kingsley, Benefit, and Rodial, to name a few! Ooh, and you get an Aromatherapy Associates candle, too. How festive. As with all the calendars featured in this list, this would make a fantastic gift for someone, but an even better treat for yourself.
LUSH 12 Days of Christmas Calendar, £49.95
In true LUSH style, this stunning gift set is packed with some of their best-selling festive themed goodies. It contains one product for each of the twelve days of Christmas, (25th December to 5th January, just FYI) including a Dashing Santa Bath Bomb, a bottle of Hot Toddy shower gel, and a tub of Celebrate body lotion. A must for any LUSH devotee.
The Body Shop 24 Days of Joy Calendar, £50
In this big box of beauty, The Body Shop has included some of their classic products like the Shea Body Butter and the Vitamin E Moisture Cream. They’ve also added in some brand new items from their Christmas line like the Glazed Apple Heart Soap and the Frosted Cranberry Shower Gel, as well as a handful of make-up bits and bobs, too.
Boots No7 25 Days of Beauty Secrets, £35
Boots are back again this year with another beauty calendar, and it’s even better than the last one. It contains twenty five gorgeous No7 products, including some of the cult-status-worthy Protect & Perfect line. It also contains two mascaras, two lip crayons, four nail varnishes, and a whole host of other fabulous items. Now, this calendar is sold out online, but my inside sources tell me that they’re still available in Boots stores across the country, so go get yours now!