Gone are the days of having just a chocolate behind your Christmas Advent Calendar door as now our beauty addictions have reached new heights with the excitement of a luxury beauty product hiding behind each door instead - I don't know about you but this excites me greatly.

The 'beauty' advent calendar trend has gone crazy this year with many companies jumping on the band wagon and really surpassing all expectations from previous years. I remember there only being one which was the brand Ciate who created the genius nail polish advent calendar which always sold out as soon as it was in stock so getting one was impossible. I had the Ciate Mini Mani Month last year and simply adored it (being the nail polish addict that I am) but this year I fancy trying a new one and whilst searching for what other choices there are this year, oh my, the selection just got very impressive!

Now they are an investment and of course they aren't as cheap as your average chocolate advent calendar as they can range from about £25-£250 (yes!) so it is important to consider exactly what it is you are getting inside and knowing you shall make good use of your beauty goodies that you receive. These do make a great gift for someone as they are a luxury and not something you would necessarily buy for yourself, unless you too are a beauty addict then of course you would!

I have picked out below what Decembers exciting countdown to Christmas has to offer my fellow beauty lovers! 

Available online Here
Lets start with the one most of us all know and love and thats the Mini Mani Month by Ciaté, the gods of nail polish creativity. Expect lots of fun, festive & funky nail colours including top selling shades and nail textures too. A must have for any nail polish fan who wants perfectly manicured tips.

Available in selected stores & online Here & Here 
A Candy Coated Countdown! A make-up lovers must have as this one is packed full of the brands best selling products and accessories all in miniature. This is perfect for all ages and fabulous value for money!

Available in Tesco stores & online Here
The first supermarket version of a beauty calendar which comes from Tesco who have got some fabulous brands included such as Nip+Fab, Tanya Burr, Korres, Katy Perry and more!

Available in Boots stores & online Here
A first from Boots No7 who have included all their best selling make-up and skincare products from the No7 range. With a total value of £130 including 25 miniatures (one for Christmas day!) this is certainly excellent value for money and shall keep you looking fabulous daily!

Available in selected stores & online Here
This jam packed calendar of goodies houses enough products to keep you smelling sweet and looking good until next year! It includes some of Body Shop's most iconic products and shall be sure to please everyone as how can this not make you scream with excitement?! Most importantly, for every calendar sold Body Shop shall donate to the charity War Child. A very worthwhile purchase that is heading to the top of my list.

Available online Here
You Beauty is a beauty box subscription but this beauty advent treat is available to everyone to buy. With a whopping total value of £240 and on sale for only £49.95 (plus £4.95 postage for non members) this is incredible! It includes a perfect mix of make-up, skincare and body care with luxury brands such as Laura Mercier, Liz Earle, Molton Brown, Sisley and many many more. This is the most ideal choice for anyone who wants to try new beauty products as its most definitely fantastic value for money. I may need to order this right away!

Available in Selfridges Store 
A jam packed box full of really luxury products including skincare, make-up, body and fragrance. If you want to blow the budget and treat yourself then this is the one for you as like Selfridges itself, it shall be a luxurious experience.

Available in Liberty Store & online Here
So if you feel like blowing your budget some more or treating a loved one then this could be the one for you with Liberty of London's divine version. This box of delight includes some serious luxury products and has a whopping total value of .... wait for it .... £420!!!! with 10 full sized products, alongside deluxe samples and treatment vouchers! You even get Liberty printed drawers instead of doors - thats an insanely posh calendar. Each drawer houses one of Liberty's best selling brands from the Beauty Hall. Lets face it, having this to open each morning would certainly get you out of bed!

Available in Harrods & online Here
If budget means nothing to you then this is the diamond amongst all of those gems. Behind each door you shall find the most exquisite colognes and body cremes imaginable that shall make you feel like a goddess. If you are already familiar with Jo Malone products then you shall know that they are pricey anyhow so this is more like buying a gift set and a perfect gift for a loved one because if I was buying this, I would most probably invest the £250 into full sized products that I know I love already. But if I received this as a gift then I would be blown away as this is serious advent business! Pricey yes - but oh so perfectly indulgent. 

Available online Here
If you fancy something a little different - then how about a jewellery calendar from Topshop! A really cute idea that makes a great gift for a teenager or just for yourself if you can't decide on a beauty one!

Available online Here
Also on offering is this super sweet candle advent calendar from Yankee Candle, those Kings of Christmas candles. Cute and perfect for anyone at Christmas time because lets face it, who doesn't love a candle, especially a yankee Christmas one!

If all else fails and you just can't decide or your favourite is sold out then resort back to the old fashioned chocolate advent; or why not have both, just make it a good one ;-) 

Decisions hey? It is so tough to decide on just one! But if you do then be sure to get it quickly as I know from previous years just how fast they sell out! 

Leave me a comment and let me know your favourite ;-)