Yes ladies it’s that time of year again where we are faced with possibly one of the hardest decisions ever, “Which beauty advent Calender do I choose” with such a wide array of different ones on the market. We are practically spoilt for choice, the thought of waking up to a surprise gift every day for a whole 25 days I mean what’s not to love.
With there being so much choice out there I have rounded up my top 10 faves, this was actually such a difficult post to do I wasnt lying when I said there is a wide array on the market. I mean beauty advent calendars have been around for many years, but this year it seems like every brand has joined the party I would quite happily have included all of them. However I wouldn’t want to bore you, the Beauty brands have really gone all out this year and I am so here for it.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with beauty advent calendars, they are basically just like a chocolate advent calendar. But instead of chocolate they are filled with sample or full size beauty products, I think it’s a great way of trying new products you either havent used before, or trying out new brands that you have never heard of.
So whether you want to purchase one as a gift for; friends, loved ones or if just want to treat yourself #frommetome this guide will definitely inspire you.
So let’s start with the one which I think is the best value for money…..
Amazon beauty advent calendar
We all know and love Amazon, so of course I had to feature their beauty advent calendar. I love how elegant and clean the design is and you can’t go wrong with a bit of floral neither. This contains 24 products and deluxe samples from well-known beauty brands, Amazon have also introduced a new feature this year if you purchase the calendar which I think is pretty cool, If you love any of the products and want to buy the full product all you have to do is scan the smile code which comes on a leaflet (snazzy right).
What products can you expect?
The whole point of an advent calendar is the surprise, so I am not going to list every product you can expect to receive. I would hate to ruin the surprise for you instead I will list a few products so you can get a feel of what you should expect.
This calendar will set you back £40.00 which I think is a really good price, specially because there are a lot of full size products in there. Also it was actually £50.00 however there is a deal on at the moment which saves you a tenner!
Lookfantastic Advent Calendar
£300 worth of beauty products say whattttt! This bad boy features 25 “Magical gifts” which are said to be the best in the beauty industry. The packaging was the first thing I was drawn to, red and gold are such traditional christmas colours you cant help but fall in love with it. From skin care, hair products to makeup this lookfantastic calendar really does live up to it its name. This is a great way to discover new beauty finds or perhaps fall back in love with products you have previously used.
“Discover something unique within every drawer as you treat yourself in the run up to the grand finale christmas” – Lookfantastic
What products can you expect
This calendar will set you back £79 quid, but with over £300 worth of product in its such a steal not to mention you also receive a free beauty box.
Mac shiny pretty things calendar
For all my Mac lovers this calendar right here is made for you, the name speaks for its self it really is shiny and pretty. Trust Mac to get the packaging on point, this calendar screams christmas. With a frenzy of different coloured gift bows on the front you will instantly fall in love. Inside you will be greeted with full size and sample size products perfect to see you through the festive season.
“From perfect skin prep to dressed-up lips and statement smoky eyes, get ready to indulge in our treasure trove of shiny pretty things” Mac
What you can expect inside
This is £125.00 which may seem quite steep but considering how much one product alone is at Mac, I think this is a good price. Unfortunately this is now sold out online however it is still available in stores. For my west midlands readers I know for certain that Selfridges still has some left and the Mac in Grand Central.
Lancôme Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar
I think this might actually be my favourite one of the bunch, not only does it feature makeup and skin care products it also contains perfume. This is like the ultimate glow up kit, I just love it. Inside you can expect to find products from brands such as; Victor & Rolfe, Ralph Lauren and Lancome.
“24 days in a sparkling wonderland: A selection of makeup, skin care and fragrance treats from YSL, Lancôme, Victor & Rolf and Ralph Lauren. Our must-have Christmas gift for her, exclusively at Boots. – Boots
What you can expect inside
- YSL Black opium EDP
- Lancome custom glow drops highlight
- Ralph Lauren Ralph Romance
This advent calendar comes packed with so much product that individually would be worth £234, so I think £95.00 is a real bargain. Also as it is exclusive to boots they have also thrown in a cheeky little offer, whereby you can get a Lancome beauty box worth £167.38 for £70. Not only that ladies think of all the advantage card points you will rack up, perfect to spend in jan sales.
OPI Advent Calendar
I appreciate not everybody is into makeup so it was only right that I included an advent calendar filed with nail polishes. I mean who doesn’t like to have pretty nails, with this calendar you get 25 mini OPI nail varnishes. Which not only feature autumnal colours but ones you can wear all year round (12 from the christmas collection and 13 iconic OPI colours). OMG can we also just take a moment for the packaging which is The nutcracker and four realms inspired which may I add I can not wait to go and watch in the cinema.
What you can expect inside
- Black to reality
- Dazzling dew drops
- Berlin there done that
This advent calendar will cost you £59.60 and is only available to buy in Sephora and John Lewis. I have included the link for John Lewis however I have a feeling that by the time this post is published it may be out of stock :(. They do however have stock in stores.
So there we have it my top 6 beauty advent calendars of 2018, as I mentioned earlier there is sooooo much out there this year it was a hard decision but hopefully I have given you some inspiration. Dont forget to look out for my next post which will be my “The ultimate self-care advent calendars you need to purchase this year”
Have you purchased any calendars so far this year if so which ones did you manage to get your hands on?