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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

A Christmas Beauty Countdown

It’s that time of year yet again, where we see nothing but Christmas on every street corner. I swear it gets early and early each year and I’m a major lover of the festive season and believe in being organised early so you can enjoy the build-up, but September even August is way too early even for me.

As the weeks go by and the closer we get to Christmas there has been a massive increase in the amount of beauty advent calendars available, with every single beauty house cashing in on the for every growing market., and why not? We even see advent calendars for kids by toy companies, gone are the days of chocolate.....

I have counted at least 48 beauty calendars this year so far and the choice is amazing but yet confusing as to which is the best, which is the better value, which is the most luxurious, where to buy from and how much? So I have complied a list of my favourites with the hope you can find one (if not already sold out) that suits your budget and your needs.

Charlotte Tilbury World of Legendary Parties

Doors: 12     
Price  € 195      
Available at and Brown Thomas

Oh holy moly Charlotte Tilbury's World of Legendary Parties Advent Calendar includes mainly her best-selling hero products, in seriously cute travel sizes. If you can't decide what to buy first, this is a dreamy treat for any beauty and Charlotte Tilbury obsessive.

Bare Minerals Countdown To Gorgeous

Doors: 24
Price  €95     
Available from Boots, Bare Minerals, Debenhams, House of Fraser 

Build a new makeup collection with a host of new products from Bare Minerals jam packed with everything you could need, including lip glosses, lipsticks, blushers, eyeshadows, mascaras and a skincare treat.

NYX Wanderlust

Doors: 24
Price €66.57 Available from  Boots

A first for NYX Cosmetics this 24 piece contains 12 mini soft matte lip creams and 12 eyeshadows, perfect for both beauty beginners and makeup junkies.

Jo Malone London Townhouse

Doors: 24     
Price: €320     
Available at Brown Thomas

If you are a lover of perfume this beautiful Georgian townhouse design calendar is for you. Containing 24 mini perfumes and scented body creams you are truly spoiled for choice.


Doors: 24
Price  €110      
Available from leading Clarins Stockiest Nationwide

As always the advent calendar from Clarins offers great value for money. Packed full of iconic beauty buys, from their Beauty Flash Balm to the Instant Eye Make-Up remover, plus there's a load of mini makeup treats in there too.

No7  Bright Lights Big City

Doors: 24     
Price  €54      
Available to preorder at Boots

The must have-it-all advent calendar that has a selection of beauties from skincare to cosmetics, bathing bits and accessories and six full-sized products. Get this one fast as they sell out pretty dame quick and if I'm right I believe their is a waiting list for this one.


Doors: 24     
Price €87.63      
Available from Decléor Spas, , House of Fraser

Dreaming of a stress free Christmas? then the Decléor calendar is for you. Brimming with everything from skincare essentials to heavenly body treats (all of which smell like a dreamy spa), this has to be the most luxurious calendar of them all.

FeelUnique The Beauty Secret

Doors: 12     
Price   €78      
Available at FeelUnique

Packed with the likes of Decleor, Ole Henriksen, Rimmel and Bourjois, FeelUnique's advent calendar is a must-buy for makeup lovers who love a good mixture of skincare and makeup.

Ciaté Mani Month

Doors: 24     
Price  €72      
Available from Littlewoods Ireland

Find the perfect color to match every outfit over the festive season with 18 different colors to choose from, the Mini Mani Month calendar also includes a treatment to keep nails in ship shape plus two magical nail toppers.



Doors: 24    
 Price €56     
Available from L'Occitane Boutiques

An instant sellout for the past two years, the French beauty brand has upped their advent calendar game yet again, with the 2016 version housing 24 mini versions of their most luxurious skincare, hair, and body products.

Liberty London

Doors: 25       
Price €165     
Available  from

The ultimate beauty advent calendar, stocked with the likes of Bobbi Brown, NARS, Byredo and Le Labo, it's ever-so luxurious and a little steal considering it's packed with goodies worth over €555

Makeup Revolution

Price  €49      
Available from Superdrug

Bring it home with the Makeup Revolution's Beauty Advent Calendar, this budget friendly brand won't make too much of a dent in your wallet, but it's still packed with all the beauty essentials you could need to refresh your makeup bag.

House of Fraser

Doors: 24 
Price €28 
Available at House of Fraser

Featuring their own-brand 'Colour Couture', House of Fraser calendar includes something to literally build a make-up kit from scratch and with a extremely reasonable price tag, there is bit of everything to get you through the festive season.

Jack Wills

Doors:  24     
Price  € 46    
Available from Boots

It's worth getting the Jack Wills beauty advent calendar just for those cute little drawers, inside each one is a skin, nail or haircare gift and once you've emptied them all it's the ultimate keepsake storage system.

I have a very strong feeling that I will be doing a second post on all these Fabulous Beauty Calendars as there is so, so many out there. Would you like to see a post maybe called "The Ultimate Beauty Calendar List" ? Let me know what you think or maybe there a few out there that I need to cheek out.


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