Gone are the days when a piece of pound shop chocolate each morning for the month of December made the wait for Santa’s arrival that little more bearable. Advent Calendars are mahoosive at the moment and beauty ones have completely changed the advent game.
Today, I want to share my top Beauty Advent Picks for 2017. Which one is your favourite?
For me, the most exciting and best value is the M&S one. This is €40 when you spent €40 in store and it has content worth €339. M&S beauty hall is packed with some of the best brands in the business and this advent allows you to sample that without spending a fortune. Some of my faves are Eyeko, Rodial, Nuxe, and Alpha H. Actually, squash that, they are all pretty fab. Anyone that has this will not be disappointed. Imagine the excitement, a new beauty gift every single morning for 25 days. Sorted!
L’occitaine is a brand that screams pampering to me. You need a teeny amount of their products to get that luxe feeling so don’t be put off by the mini’s in this years advent. They will go a very long way. For me, this is the ultimate body treat and at only €59 I think it’s pretty damn brilliant. This one contains 24 days and is available from L’occitaine stores or on Debenhams website. Side note, I kinda love that the doors in this one are like the old fashioned ones. Makes it all the more festive don’t ya think?
The Body Shop kill it each year with their advent calendars. My two favourites are the 24 days of beauty advent calendars . One is €120 which is the deluxe choice and the other is €70 which is less fancy but still pretty deadly. These both contain face, body and makeup products. The deluxe calendar has a fun, feel-good action behind each door and once you have opened all the doors the calendar transforms into a trivial game. They really have thought of it all. #GameOn. You can purchase either of these calendars in The Body Shop store or online here.
If you are looking for a cheaper alternative but one that gives the same feeling of indulgence then I cannot recommend the Soap & Glory ‘It’s a Calendar, Girls’ one enough. This is packed with the best from the brand. Lipglosses, Body Butters, Face masks, you name it they have thought of it. At only €50 this is a great buy and one to suit all ages. Available from Boots and online (where it is sold out at the mo).
The Charlotte Tilbury Naught & Nice Magic Box is kinda wow. At €185 for 12 days I do think this is a tad bit steep and not something I would buy but it is definitely the ultimate treat. It does contain around 4 full size products and the rest are smaller sizes of their must have products. This contains a mix of skincare, body care and makeup. It is a great way to try out the brand but be sure the colours etc suit you before forking out on this one. You can grab this here.
Last on my wish list is a less expensive alternative. Sleek Makeup do some of the best drugstore makeup in my opinion so their 25 day, a gift a day calendar is right up my street. For only €45 you get to sample some of the best the brand has to offer. I know this will make you fall in love with this brand if you are not already a fan. It’s such great quality for the price. Again, this is available from Boots. Grab it if you can, it’s a good one.
So, which one will you be grabbing? They sell out pretty quick so be sure to get them soon.
Personally, my absolute favourite would have to be the M&S one, its the best value for money, has the best range of products and stuff that you will use over and over again.
Let me know which one you will be picking up below.
PS. The photos here were taken from the brand website or press releases I received. None of the images featured are my own.