Best Of: Beauty Advent Calendars 2016

Beauty Advent Calendars 2016

November is here and with more and more brands bringing out beauty advent calendars, there are so many to choose from! There are delights ranging from luxury brands like Charlotte Tilbury to the much more affordable Make Up Revolution range.  It almost makes you start to think… who still needs the chocolate one (Well me, but we can have both…right?)

Here are my top picks of the latest delights for 2016 from the high-street to high-end…one of each for me please!


NYX are my top pick for up and coming brands, especially their matte lip creams which I recently reviewed. This delight is jam packed with highlighters, lip creams and eye shadows that are up there seriously competing with some of the higher-end brands when it comes to long lasting quality.

This limited-edition calendar has 24 treats hidden inside including 12 brand new eye shadows and a whopping 12 mini versions of the much raved about soft matte lip creams (including my favourite ‘Morocco’!)…regardless of the advent calendar, this would also make an incredible gift! (or could be opened and split up for presents!) One of these for me, yes please!



NYX Beauty Advent Calendar 2016

CHARLOTTE TILBURY – World of legendary parties advent calendar – £150

The dream for beauty bloggers all around the world is The Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar, Cambridge John Lewis has just had a massive re-launch of their beauty hall and brought in Charlotte Tilbury and Marc Jacobs (you know where to find me at the weekend!).

This is a quick one to sell out as it features mainly the best-selling products in travel size. It’s an investment but a great present for someone who isn’t sure what products to buy and wants to try them all (or nearly all of them!)

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2016

Make Up Revolution Advent Calendar – £25

This one is suited for everyone and the perfect start into the beauty advent calendar world without leaving your purse unhappy for the rest of the month. Make Up Revolution, which is available from Superdrug, have some fantastic dupes and really great eye shadow palettes and lipsticks (that cost a £1!!!) I love this advent calendar, it’s super fun and great way to try some new products without having to break the bank!


Make Up Revolution Advent Calendar


Jo Malone – Advent Calendar – £260

The packaging, the drawers, the mini perfumes, the candles….need I carry on. The Jo Malone advent calendar is iconic – expensive but beautiful and, if you are lucky enough to get your hands on it, it will keep you with enough Jo Malone to last all year round…I’m Sold! These re-sell on eBay for double the RRP sometimes they are that popular! This really is the gift that keeps on giving.  The calendar is filled with your favourite Colognes, scrubs, body cremes, oils and candles…if you find one, send one my way!

Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2016

KIEHL’S Advent Calendar – £95

24 travel sizes of their top award-winning products  including Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Creme de Corps.

Includes: Ultra Facial Cream, Lip Balm Cranberry, Ultra Facial Cleanser, Creme de Corps, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, Midnight Recovery Concentrate + many more!


Selfridges – Eclectic Little Luxuries Advent Calendar – £95

Selfridges have really stepped it up this year with their own exclusive box of delights! This calendar, available online at has a great range of products from mini mascaras and lipsticks from major brands like Urban Decay,  YSL, Victor and Rolf and Lancôme.

Selfridges Eclectic Little Luxuries Advent Calendar Tanya Burr 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar – £15

12 days of Christmas delights from YouTube sensation Tanya Burr this is sure to be a quick seller.  I have been pleasantly surprised by her collections so far, and this one has festive treats that will be perfect in the run up to the Christmas party or night out; plus there is a special edition treat just for the calendar inside! Like glitter and sparkle?  T

hen this one is for you!

Tanya Burr Advent Calendar 2016

ASOS The Beauty Box Advent Calendar – £50

This is really exciting, this is the FIRST time ASOS have done a beauty calendar!  It includes 24 skincare, make up and hair care surprises with contents worth £175! This is almost the perfect combination of all the calendars as features across the board brands like Burts Bees, Dermalogica, Elemis, Lottie London and Cowshed to mention a few! This will go quick!



Marks & Spencer Advent Calendar – £35 Coming back in stock Mid November

This is the bargain of the year from M&S, it was on offer a few weeks ago as part of their special deal but from searching around they are bringing it back and now currently states on it’s website as ‘coming soon’. The PR team said to keep your eyes peeled but is one of the best deals going and features big name products like my all-time favourite Emma Hardie cleansing balm as well as PIXI, Philip Kingsley, NUXE and REN.


Decléor Advent Calendar – £60

The ultimate skincare treat, 24 doors of spa smelling heaven! The calendar is filled with products worth around £180 so there is a massive saving to have here! It features 2 full size products, 19 face products and 6 body solutions!


Decleor Beauty Advent Calendar

LUSH Advent Calendar – £49.95 (in-store)

Christmas and LUSH go hand in hand, as soon as they start selling Snow Fairy it is Christmas for me and I have to stock up to keep me going! This is 12 days of quite simply ‘lushness‘; bath bombs, soap, creams and lotions…I’m thinking of my bath already! Also keep your eye out for the LUSH in-store sale after Christmas, most things sell out in the first day as they heavily reduce the Christmas gift sets.

Lush Advent Calendar 2016


Cowshed Advent Calendar – £85

If you want to re-create the indulgent Soho Farmhouse feel then this is the perfect advent calendar for you, full of pampering delights! The calendar features a wide selection of their natural skincare, hand care and body products. A must for any Cowshed devotee!

Top products inside include:

Cow Pat Moisturising Hand Cream, Gorgeous Cow Blissful Bath & Shower Gel, Knackered Cow Bath & Body Oil, Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm, Apricot Nourishing Cuticle Oil and Sleepy Cow Calming Bath Salts

Cowshed Advent Calendar 2016


Feel Unique Magic of Beauty Calendar – 12 days – £30 (value of £82)

12 days of beauty treats from one of my favourite online beauty retailers Feel Unique, this is a perfect affordable calendar for all beauty lovers out there, there is a great range of brands and decent sizes! The included products adding up to nearly £90 – this one is a great bargain! WIN WIN

Contains brands like NUXE, Palmers, Balance Me, DECLÉOR, PÜR Cosmetics, Percy & Reed, Laura Geller + many more



Diptyque Advent Calendar 2016 – £250

Your wish has been granted, this is a true luxury advent calendar for all candle fanatics out there. If you love Diptyque candles then this little beauty holds 25 little surprises in the run up to the 25th! You get lots of lovely minis plus a biggy! My heart rate is pulsing at the thought!….this is everything and more!

Includes: 10ml miniatures of eaux de toilette,15ml miniatures of skincare, 35g mini candles and a 70g candle.

Diptyque Advent Calendar



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