Christmas is exactly 7 weeks away so it’s about the time to start stocking up on Christmas themed goods (if you haven’t already). I’m not normally one for getting on the Christmas train this early but look at me all organised and prepared!
Over the last few years, beauty advent calendars have slowly risen in popularity and I feel like this year they’re just absolutely everywhere. The first one I remember seeing was the Ciaté calendar years back – maybe 2012/13? You guys must remember that one. It. Blew. Our. Collective. Minds!
The selection of Nail Polish themed Advent Calendars hasn’t opened up much since that first effort from Ciaté (who are still in the game) but there are a crazy number of brands releasing their own beauty Advent Calendars. While I was making my own wishlist, I was blown away by the choice on offer – here are some of my top picks.
Nail Polish Advent Calendars
Cheeky Advent Calendar
Ciaté London Mini Mani Month
What’s inside? 18 x mini paint pots & 1 x full size including 4 new and exclusive shades. 1 x special limited edition surprise, 1 x mini treatment, 2 x magical nail toppers and 1 x new ‘nail care superhero’.
£50 Available now from Ciate and Look Fantastic
OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s Mini Mani Month
Makeup & Beauty Advent Calendars
Asos: The Beauty Advent Calendar
What’s inside? 24 products including skincare, make-up and hair care worth £175 from brands stocked at Asos.
£50 Available now from Asos
NYX Professional Makeup Advent Calendar – Wanderlust
What’s inside? 12 new eyeshadows and 12 mini versions of the Soft Matte Lip Cream
£60 Available now from Boots
No7 Bright Lights Big City Beauty Calendar
What’s inside? 25 windows containing a mixtrue of makeup and skincare from No7 including some minis from their iconic Protect & Perfect range. There’s even a voucher for you to go and pick up a blusher shade (worth £9) in store. While this is a genius scheme to get you in to store and tempted to buy even more No7, it takes away the potential disappointment of ending up with a shade that doesn’t suit you.
£39 Available now from Boots
BareMinerals Countdown to Gorgeous Advent Calendar
What’s inside? 24 products from the BareMinerals make-up line from Lipgloss to Setting Powder.
~£80 Available now at Boots
The Body Shop – ‘Regular’, ‘Deluxe’ and ‘Ultimate’ Beauty Advent Calendars
Charlotte Tilbury World of Legendary Parties Advent Calendar
What’s inside? 12 travel-size makeup and skincare products
£150 Available now from Charlotte Tilbury
Fragrance Advent Calendars
Jo Malone Advent Calendar
What’s inside? 24 products – a combination of mini perfumes and scented body creams
£280 Available now from Jo Malone
Diptyque Advent Calendar
What’s inside? 24 products: mostly mini candles with a few mini bottles of EDT and Infused Facial Water.
£250 Available now from Selfridges
Bath, Body & Skincare Advent Calendars
Kiehl’s Advent Calendar
What’s Included? 24 of Kiehl’s travel-sized beauty icons
Available at Selfridges
Cowshed Advent Calendar
What’s inside? 24 of our most-loved Cowshed products including natural skincare, hand care and bath & body treats.
£85 Available now from Cowshed
Sanctuary The Let Go Days of Christmas
What’s inside? 24 products including the most amazing ‘5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask’. If you don’t go for the advent calendar, you should treat yourself to a bottle anyway!
£25 Available now from Boots