Top Ten: Beauty Advent Calendars for All Budgets
Any excuse for a daily beauty treat throughout December is totally welcome as far as I’m concerned, and I’ll be showing you a few options in more detail over the next couple of weeks. Some sell out incredibly quickly, so I’ve picked out ten of my favourites to get your started. I’ve tried to cover every budget from £10, right through to a whopping £250, so depending on how flush you’re feeling, there should be something here for you.
Diptyque £250 - with 16 mini candles and 8 other treats, it’s definitely topping the premium end of the range. If you’re a Diptyque brand fanatic, then it really will be a beautiful treat or gift idea come Christmas. Like Liberty’s calendar, they do tend to sell out very quickly, so make sure you’re ready to pounce
Liberty £149 – my personal fave! It’s a bit of an investment, but the contents are worth over £400 in total and the 25 drawers contain a mix of luxury brands like Diptyue, Le Labo, Mailn + Goetz and lots more. It launches at the end of October and will sell out VERY quickly! The drawer style calendar could also be reused next year if you fancy making your own.
Kiehls £95 – one for skincare lovers, this features a mix of their hero products, all in perfect travel size minis.
Selfridges L’Oreal £95 – this is always a good one as it contains a mix of brands that fall under the L’Oreal parent umbrella, so look out for 24 treats from the likes of Viktor & Rolf, YSL, Lancome, Urban Decay and Kiehls.
Look Fantastic £70 – Look Fantastic’s first calendar was a big hit and they’ve promised that this year’s is going to be even better! It features products worth over £300, so is great value for money and will have a mix of full size and travel sized makeup, skincare, body care and hair care. You can order now, for dispatch later this month.
ASOS beauty calendar. It’s amazing value for money at £50, with contents worth £175. Their beauty lineup has gone from strength to strength over the past year and the calendar definitely reflects this. Find treats from brands like Elemis, Philosophy, YesTo, Burt’s Bees, Egyptian Magic and Balance Me. It’s one of the few available now, so if you’re eager to purchase early, then go, go, go!
Ciate £49 – I’ve been buying Ciate’s Mini Mani Month since it launched and it’s one of the few nail polish focussed calendars on the scene. You get 23 mini polishes in a variety of finishes (including nail care and toppers), plus one full size surprise shade on 24th. It’s good to see they’ve introduced their new Gelology range to the calendar this year – you’ll get everything you need for a gel-style mani. The box design is also very cute and a change from previous years, although the boxes do tend to fall out quite easily if you try to stand it upright (minor fail).
Rituals £49.50 – A great choice for anyone who loves a pamper session, Rituals calendar has 24 minis inside. There’s a mix of different Rituals/scents, including Sakura, Hamman and Laughing Buddha. It launches later this month via the Rituals website.
Makeup Revolution £30 – an all makeup calendar is never a bad thing, especially when you add Makeup Revolution into the mix! I spotted this at a recent Superdrug event and was really impressed with the contents. There’s a mix of glosses, palettes, strobe cream, highlighters, brushes and more. The price may also drop depending on special offers, so do keep your eyes open for this one. It’s available now.
Dirty Works £10 – not all calendars have to be pricey and I think Dirty Works is a brilliant example of this. They’ve packaged up 24 mini treats, including a body scrub, body lotion, nail polish, bath pearls, mirror, shower gel and more. There’s a really good variety, especially given the price and it’s nice to see something so affordable for a change. Find it in Sainsbury's from October.
Have you got your eye on any beauty advent calendars this year? Which ones are your favourites?
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