I have to admit, that I’ve never had a posh advent beauty calendar, and every year more and more brands are coming out with their version. And since this December will be absolutely mental for me, I’ve decided to browse them, and maybe get one to cheer myself up.
And, yes, all the good ones sell out in a matter of days, so you have to get them as soon as they launch, which is usually October. Let’s take a look.
This is the one for me. I am not sure I could love/want this more. Out of all luxury advent calendars, this stands out the most to me. It contains so many brands that I already love, as well as the ones I still want to try. Gimme.
The price is £195 (£600 worth) from 24th of October from Liberty London.
The products: Votary Super Seed Facial Cream 50ml, Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara 3.5g, REN Perfect Canvas 30ml, Malin + Goetz Mini Eucalyptus Deodorant 28g, Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturiser 30ml, Byredo Blanche Hair Perfume 30ml, LIXIRSKIN Electrogel Cleanser 50ml, Dr Sebagh Serum Repair 30ml, Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift, Surratt La Bâton Rouge in Quaintrelle, Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 50ml, Aromatherapy Associates Clear Mind Rollerball 10ml, Skin Laundry Wrinkle Release Sheet Mask, Le Labo Another 13 EDP 15ml, Diptyque Figuier Candle 70g, Susanne Kaufmann De-Stress Body Oil 30ml, QMS Hand Care 30ml, Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream 30ml, Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss, Davines Oi All-in-One Milk 50ml, Pixi Glow Tonic 100ml, Sam McKnight Cool Girl Mist 50ml, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Revitalise and Brighten Eye Dew 10ml, Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, Eve Lom Kiss Mix
Besides Liberty’s, there are quite a few other incredible offers:
Space NK £250 (worth £600) from 15th October at SpaceNK. A beauty lovers dream, the first ever advent calendar from the shop. This would be my second choice, after Liberty’s.
I mean, we are talking about: Christophe Robin – Volumizing Paste (75ml), De Mamiel – Cleansing Dew (20ml), Malin + Goetz – Dark Rum Votive (67g), Odacite – Vital Glow (5ml), Omorovizca – Queen of Hungary Mist (30ml), Oribe – Mystify Spray (50ml)
,Ouai – Wave Spray (30ml), Sunday Riley – Luna (15ml), Tata Harper – Regenerating Cleanser (50ml), Votary – Toning Serum (50ml). Just wow.
Net-a-Porter, Another debut, first beauty calendar from the cult website, and it does look very chic. It is already available for £150 from the website.
John Lewis & Partner, £165, already available. This one looks very festive, and has a great selection of brands, too.
Fortnum & Mason, £195 (£625 worth), out now, Yet another first beauty advent calendar, and I am loving the red design.
Harrods, £250 ( worth £680) here You can’t go wrong with Harrods, luxury brands and beautiful design.
One Brand Miracle
To be honest, I am not the biggest fan of the one brand advents because I love the idea of trying different things. However, I would not be mad receiving one of these mono brands gems, with Jo Loves being on top of the list.
Jo Malone London £300, at Harrods from October. This one does not need an introduction.
Jo Loves, £250, from November. I am a huge fan of Jo Loves, and would love this calendar.
Diptyque Advent Calendar, £320, exclusively from Selfridges from October. This one sells out quickly.
The ones I’ve mentioned are just a few of the options out there. This year we are truly spoiled for choices, and there are variants for all budgets, and all tastes. Either from your favourite brand, shop or even magazine. Basically you name it, they’ve got it.
ASOS The Face + Body Advent Calendar, £55 here.Affordable price for a great selection of products.
NARS Uncensored Advent Calendar, $150. Hello spiky red packaging.
L’Oreal Luxe Advent Calendar, £130 from here. Think YSL, Lancome, Kiehl’s and other brands from L’Oreal.