Now that Halloween is long over, we move on to the next big holiday - Christmas. And what does that mean? Beauty advent calendars, of course!
If you have never been a Christmas fan, try this year to do something nice for yourself to perk up your spirits this year. Understandably, Christmas can be a tough time for some, but doing little and nice things for yourself and others around you can help. It might be a nice idea to invest in an early Christmas present for yourself or someone you love, for example, like - you guessed it! - some beauty advent calendars. That way you will have a little beauty related gift to open each day in the run up to Christmas. What better way is there to get into the Christmas spirit?
We have been doing our research here at Beaut HQ so here is a roundup of all our favourite beauty Advent Calenders for 2017.
Up your gifting game with this deluxe edition, featuring all the favourites plus a few hidden luxuries. From Matte Lip Liquid to Almond Milk & Honey Body Butter, find all the essentials to feel party-ready.
This is a 24-drawer box filled to the brim with L'Occitane goodies. The drawers open to reveal hand creams, skin creams, shower gels and fragrances. You will be looking and feeling fabulous with this special gift.
This exclusive to Brown Thomas set is filled to the brim with luxury goodies from Lancome, Urban Decay, Armani, YSL, Kiehl's and Victor and Ralph. This is the perfect gift for any beauty lover with miniature versions of your all-time favourites and new launches. From mascaras to skin care, lips sticks and glosses, fragrances and the rest. You can't go wrong with this calendar; it's one in a million.
4. Cocoa Brown 12 Days of Tan Advent Calendar €69.95
This one is for the tan-fanatics in your life. The 12-day calendar is packed with gorgeous cocoa brown goodies in full size! You can stay bronzed to perfection all year round with this holy grail for tan addicts.
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This 25-day calendar has the best combination of both makeup and skincare goodies waiting to be revealed behind each and every door. It contains all your favourites from the No7 range from eyeliners to their signature face serum. The limited edition calendar is available online and from Boots shops only.
If you love Soap and Glory products you will LOVE the advent calendar full to the brim of all your favourites from Clean On Me to Rich and Famous. It ticks all the boxes with body butter, foot cream, hand cream, primer, mascara, lip gloss, eye pencil and, of course, tweezers.
This is packed with mini beauty and body goodies - body scrub, body lotion, nail varnish, lip balm, body butter body spray, mini emery boards. A perfect treat behind every door. And looks at that sophisticated packaging.
24 mini versions of Laura Ashley's classic bath and beauty luxuries: hand and nail cream, body lotion shower cream, body polish, bath foam, bath crystals, lip balm. Divine.
This one is pretty unique as it is solely focused on lips! Matte lipstick, cream lipstick, chubby lip cream, liquid lipstick, matte lip cream, lipstick, creamy lip gloss. All the lippies!
Discover 12 amazing and exclusive treats, from beautifully scented candles to stunning accessories, stationery, baking goodies and other special surprises.
This one gives you a Votive candle or tea light for each day in the run-up to Christmas so its perfect for all scent loving people. There are some of your all-time favourites and some brand new options that you will be sure to love and will get you right in the Christmas spirit.
12. Clarins Advent Calendar €120
Begin the countdown to Christmas in style with this amaze calendar from Clarins, featuring Detox Booster, Beauty Flash Balm, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, Hand Cream, Eau Dynamisante, Toning Lotion Camomille, Blush, Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, Khol Eye Pencil, Wonder Perfect Mascara, Instant Radiance Boosting Base... the list goes on and on and on!
13. Liz Earle The 12 Days of Christmas €80
Radiance, smoothness, hydration and more are yours within The 12 Days of Christmas, featuring iconic classics, skincare solutions, fine fragrance and all-important accessories.
14. Bare Minerals Box of Wonders 24 Days of Surprise Advent Calendar €87
Every beauty lover’s wish list is complete with with sumptuous colours, decadent textures, luxurious glistening finishes and complexion-loving skincare.
As you can see beauty calendars are on the rise and fast becoming a Christmas necessity. But just remember these are all limited edition for the occasion so make sure you get yours before they get sold out. And get there fast!