26 November 2015

Beauty Advent Calendars 2015 • My Top Picks


For all us beauty addicts November is a month that consists of one very important task, deciding which beauty calendar to get of course! It's that time of year where we get bombarded with gorgeous calendar choices and each year they just get better and better. When I wrote this blog post last year it was very well received and I was deciding whether to do it again but seeing as beauty calendars are a personal favourite of mine, I thought it only right to share what is top of my list this year. Sorry it's a bit late but there is still time to bag a bargain (especially with the Black Friday sales week).

This year some beauty brands have opted for a traditional '12 days' as opposed to '24' which actually works to our advantage as it means the product is larger and better value! As you may know some are very luxurious and are more a 'main gift' as opposed to 'just a calendar' but these selected ones below really caught my eye and are what I think are great beauty investments and not just a gimmick. So let us start with some of my favourite more affordable priced choices ...
Feel Unique 12 Days of Beauty, £30 link!
A website that I shop from often and being Feel Unique's first beauty advent I think this is a great price considering it has a total value of £85 offering 12 days of luxury hair, makeup and skincare from brands such as Nuxe, Phyto, This Works, Redken to name a few, making this a perfect mix of great beauty buys to discover some new products and brands without the high price tag.


Marks & Spencer Beauty, £25*
Worth over £200 and filled with 24 beauty treats from some amazing well known beauty brands such as Ren, Phillip Kingsley, Rituals, Burts Bees and more; This is amazing value for money! I think this may be out of stock online but still in stores so be quick! 


House of Fraser, £20 link!
The perfect starter kit for anyone just getting into makeup as this features House of Frasers' own brand Colour Couture, a great price for some great make up goodies. 






L'Occitane, £39 link!
"Joyeux Noél" - Living in France/Monaco this is very apt as L'Occitane is a very famous luxury french brand and this is a very affordable price for 24 amazing miniature versions of their best selling skincare, haircare and body care. Trés Chic! 


Eylure, £50 link!
For the true lash addict out there, Eylure have a gorgeous offering of '12 Days of Lashes'. Behind each door are a set of lashes inspired by a Hollywood iconic actress throughout the ages, complete with a full sized glue to apply them all. Now this is a calendar I need to own!


Kérastase Luxury Advent, £80 link! (on sale now for £67!)
One for all the hair lovers out there (me included!) the first haircare calendar that offers 25 amazing mini, travel and full size products. Kérastase is my all time favourite hair brand and  one that I have used for many years now, so to get this amount of product is insane. I highly recommend this calendar to anyone that wants the very best for their hair and this a great way to discover other products in the line. Is it greedy to have a few calendars? I need this one too!



Selfridges Beauty, £60 link!
Filled with 24 luxurious beauty treats worth a whopping £226 makes this a must have for any beauty lover including some top names such as YSL, James Read, Caudalie, Tweezerman, Eve Lom and many more. I think this is now sold out online but worth checking for in store, but do it fast! 


YOU Beauty Advent, £49.95 link!
This was the top choice for many of you that read my blog post last year and with a staggering value of £300 I feel this may just be the biggest beauty saving out of them all. Featuring incredible brands such as Rodial, Molton Brown, Nuxe, Phillip Kinglsey, Benefit and many many more this is a beauty lovers dream. If you want a real mix of products then this is most definitely the best offering at the best price. 

The Body Shop, £60/£80 link!
There are two budget options this year from the Body Shop with the higher priced one having a bigger saving of course but both including a great mix of best sellers, new ranges and their make up line. Great for younger beauty addicts or anyone that loves body and make-up products.


Now for some serious luxury options .... 
Liberty of London Bath & Body, £149 link!
Liberty is one of the most luxurious and beautiful stores in London and this fabulous beauty treat from them most certainly reflects that. It may indeed be a bit of a splurge but for brands such as Decleor, Kiehls, Nars, Espa, Diptique ... I can assure you, they won't be found together anywhere else as this is an advent for serious beauty lovers. To receive this as a gift would be the ultimate so some hint dropping maybe needed if you want this one!



Diptique, £250 link!
Candle lovers are you ready for this; Containing 15 mini candles, one full sized candle,  seven 10ml EDT's, 15ml Rich Body Butter and precious oils this is one heck of a calendar! Pricey, yes but I think anyone would love to own this one as who doesn't love a Diptique candle.

Jo Malone, £260 link!
This was on my luxury favourite list last year as this an ultimate luxury for the Christmas Countdown. This is more of a full gift as opposed to a calendar as it looks like a dolls house filled with stunning luxury miniature fragrances and body creams and ideal for anyone who isn't quite sure what fragrance to opt for then this is perfect gift to discover the whole range. 



Charlotte Tilbury Book of Magic, £150 link!
I have saved my no1 favourite for last as I can confirm that I have this one on its way over to me as we speak, so December is going to be amazing! As soon as I saw this was coming out a few months ago my mind was already made up that this was 'the one' being a huge CT fan. It may be a tad pricey but anyone that knows the line shall appreciate that the contents really do justify the cost as some items are money can't buy sizes which is totally worth it in my book. Containing a mix of both travel and full sized products this is any makeup and skincare lovers dream as the contents are a great way to discover other products in the line. I am very excited and shall share its contents on my Instagram so stay tuned to that! 


There are so many more beauty advent calenders available other than the ones that I have mentioned like the famous Ciate nail calendar which started this whole beauty advent trend off but I feel once you have had those then its time some something new. These are my top picks for this year with one to suit all tastes and price ranges.


So, what one are you going for??










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