Beauty Advent Calenders 2018

It’s that time of the year again folks – the reveal/release of all the beauty advent calendars on the market. Is it just me or does the Christmas prep start earlier and earlier with each passing year? Luckily, I am a huge fan of Christmas and as the days are now starting to get cooler it certainly takes the edge off the harsh winter. I like to think of it as a bright star on a dark night. I know Christmas time and all the festivities may not be to everyone’s liking but it’s such a happy time for me. I just love being around my loved ones, exchanging gifts and all the over indulgence that comes with it.

As I really enjoy the build up to Christmas (who doesn’t??), I absolutely love the idea of beauty advent calendars. I was a huge fan of the Cadbury’s chocolate advent calendar when I was a child. Who doesn’t enjoy the excitement of receiving a little gift each day during the 12 days of Christmas or in most cases 24 days before Christmas. Fast forward to my erm 30’s and beauty advent calendars have now replaced my beloved Cadbury’s advent calendar. Beauty advent calendars have absolutely blown up over the past few years with skincare and makeup based calendars available  from the vast majority of brands on the market. A few years ago you would be lucky to have a choice between 5 calendars but this year it’s substantially higher. So in no particular order, here are the details of the beauty advent calendars on the market for 2018. I will keep adding to the list as more are revealed.

Clinique – 24 Days Of Clinique Advent Calendar 

Clinique’s 24 day advent calendar includes all the best-selling skincare and makeup products from the brand.

Clinique 24 Days Of Clinique Advent Calendar

Price – £76/€85

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline and in store at Selfridges and online at Clinique UK*

When to buy –  available to purchase online and instore now

* delivers to parcel motel/parcel wizard addresses

Weleda – 12 Days Of Christmas Calendar

Weleda have created a beautifully decorated 12  days of Christmas advent calendar. This limited edition calendar decorated by Emma Britten contains 12 skincare minis from the brand. It is simple skincare done right.

Weleda 12 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar

Price – €40

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline and in store at Holland & Barrett

When to buy – available to purchase online now

Holland & Barrett – Cleaner Beauty Advent Calendars 

This year the popular health store have not one but two cleaner beauty advent calendars, a 12 day calendar and a 25 day calendar. Both calendars contain a mixture of natural and organic skincare and bodycare products from the likes of faith in nature and burts bees.

H&B 12 days Of Cleaner Beauty Advent Calendar

Price – €40

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline and in store at Holland & Barrett

When to buy – coming soon

H&B 25 Days Of Cleaner Beauty Advent Calendar

Price – €80

Value -n/a

Where to buyonline and in store at Holland & Barrett

When to buy – coming soon

Green Regime – Beauty Advent Calendar 

Green People have launched their very first beauty advent calendar containing only organic products. The calendar contains 16 products, 3 being full-sized. Ships to Ireland.

Green People Advent Calendar

Price – £75/€84

Value – £125/€140

Where to buy online at Green People

When to buy – available to purchase online now

Makeup Revolution – Beauty Advent Calendars

This year Makeup Revolution returns with not just one but four beauty advent calendars to please any makeup lover out there. Ships to Ireland.

Makeup Revolution 25 Day Beauty Advent Calendar

Price – was £50/€56 now £30/€34

Value – n/a

Where to buy online and in store at Superdrug

When to buy – available to purchase online and in store now

Makeup Revolution 25 day Lip Beauty Advent Calendar

Price – was £50/€56 now £40/€45

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline and instore at Superdrug

When to buy – available to purchase online and instore now

Makeup Revolution 12 Days Of Christmas Box

Price – was £60/€67 now £40/€45

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline and instore at Superdrug

When to buy – available to purchase online and instore now

Makeup Revolution 12 Days Of Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Price – was £120/€135 now £80/€90

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline and instore at Superdrug

When to buy – available to purchase online and instore now

YSL – Beauty Advent Calendar

Pretty much guaranteed to be a complete sellout, this beauty advent calendar from YSL contains a mixture of 24 makeup and perfume samples. This advent calendar is in no means cheap but for such a luxe brand it’s a great way to sample the many delights they have on offer. Exclusive to Selfridges. Ships to Ireland.

YSL Beauty Advent Calendar

Price – £195/€219

Value – n/a

Where to buy – online and instore at Selfridges

When to buy – available to purchase online and instore from the 10th of October

Bare Minerals – Out Of This World Advent Calendar

Bare Minerals is back with a 24 day advent calendar aptly named ‘out of this world’. It contains 24 makeup products guaranteed to have you looking glam this festive season.

Bare Minerals Out Of This World Advent Calendar

Price – £79/€89

Value – £281/€315

Where to buyonline at Bare Minerals

When to buy – available to purchase online now. Does not ship to Ireland.

Bubble T Cosmetics – Advent Calendar 

Want a little pampering during the cold dark December days? Then Bubble T’s advent calendar is for you. It contains 24 shower and bath products to lift your mood whilst also leaving your skin looking and smelling lovely.

Bubble T Advent Calendar

Price – €35.99

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline at Feelunique

When to buy – available to purchase online now

Look Fantastic – Advent Calendar

The exclusive and extremely popular Look Fantastic advent calendar features 25 beauty treats. This beautiful red and gold calendar is packed full of skincare, makeup, haircare and beauty accessories.

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar

Price – €98

Value – worth over €335

Where to buyonline

When to buy – available for pre-order now (Official release date is the 1st of October)

L’Occitane – Advent Calendar’s

This year L’Occitane have not only one but two advent Calendar’s. One named the classic advent calendar and the other called the luxury advent calendar. The classic calendar contains 24 (mini) products from their range and the luxury calendar contains 24 (travel sized) products from their premium range.

L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar

Price – €59

Value – €99

Where to buyonline and in store

When to buy – available to purchase online and in store now

L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar

Price – €99

Value – €126.50

Where to buyonline and in store

When to buy – available to purchase online and in store now

Rituals – Advent Calendar’s

Rituals are another skin and body care brand that have two advent Calendar’s this year, the deluxe calendar and the exclusive calendar. These festive calendars consist of 20 products from the range and also include four unique advent candles to be lit on each of the four Sunday’s before Christmas.

Rituals Deluxe Advent Calendar

Price – €89

Value – €140

Where to buyonline

When to buy – available to purchase online now

Rituals Exclusive Advent Calendar

Price – €59.50

Value – €115

Where to buyonline

When to buy – available to purchase online now

Soap & Glory – Advent Calendar

This years Soap & Glory advent calendar is perfect for any beauty junkie out there. It features 24 skincare and makeup delights from shower gels and body butters to mascara and lip glosses.

Soap & Glory Advent Calendar

Price – €50

Value – n/a

Where to buy – Boots online and in store

When to buy – available to purchase online and in store now

Marks & Spencer – Advent Calendar

The amazing M&S advent calendar is filled to the brim with 25 beauty products (skincare and makeup). In terms of value for money, this is one of the best beauty advent calendars on the market.

Marks & Spencer’s Advent Calendar

Price – €40 when you spend €40 or more in M&S beauty, home or clothing

Value – €339

Where to buy – M&S stores nationwide

When to buy – 6th of November

Liz Earle – 12 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar

The Liz Earle advent calendar is slightly different as it contains 12 products as opposed to 24. The calendar itself is filled with 12 miniature skincare, haircare and body care favourites – a great way to sample the collection. It even contains a miniature bottle of the ever popular cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser.

Liz Earle 12 Day’s Of Christmas Advent Calendar

Price – €100

Value – n/a

Where to buy – Boots online and in store

When to buy – available to purchase online and in store now

Sleek Makeup – Can’t Wait Another Day Advent Calendar 

The Sleek can’t wait another day advent calendar contains 25 of their best-selling (makeup) products with a few surprises thrown into the mix too. This calendar is also fantastic value for money and will completely kit out your makeup bag.

Sleek Can’t Wait Another Day Advent Calendar

Price – €45

Value – n/a

Where to buy – Boots online and in store

When to buy – available to purchase online and in store now

Charlotte Tilbury – The Magic Beauty Universe Advent Calendar 

The makeup queen that is Charlotte Tilbury has once again created a beauty advent calendar with one heck of a name, the magic beauty universe advent calendar. Try saying that three times quickly! This 12 days of Christmas calendar features a mixture of full-sized and travel sized skincare and makeup products.

Charlotte Tilbury The Magic Beauty Universe Advent Calendar

Price – £150/€168

Value – n/a

Where to buy – Charlotte Tilbury website

When to buy – the 4th of October

Decléor – For December I Want To Glow Advent Calendar

Decléor’s for December I want to glow advent calendar contains 24 luxury skincare products from their ever popular range. It’s like having a taste of the spa at home.

Decléor For December I Want To Glow Advent Calendar

Price – £80/€90

Value – £200/€224

Where to buy – online

When to buy – available to purchase online now

Molton Brown – Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar

Molton Brown Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar

Price – £175/€196

Value – n/a

Where to buy – online at Molton Brown

When to buy – available for pre-order now (official release date is the 1st of October) 

Boots no.7 – Advent Calendar

The ever popular Boots no.7 advent calendar contains 24 makeup and skincare products from the no.7 range – perfect for any beauty lover out there!

Boots No.7 Advent Calendar

Price – €50

Value – €240

Where to buy – Boots online and in store

When to buy – Available to purchase in October

Asos – The Face & Body Advent Calendar

The online mecca that is Asos have once again created a 24 day advent calendar packed full of beauty products for the face and body.

Asos The Face & Body Advent Calendar

Price – £55/€76.04

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline

When to buy – available to purchase online now

Bomb Cosmetics – Advent Calendar’s

The Bomb Advent Calendar contains 24 days of excitement with a mix of their favourite soaps and blasters to get you in a fizzy festive mood.

The Bomb Advent Calendar

Price – €20.30

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline at All Beauty

When to buy – available to purchase online now

Bomb Cosmetics countdown to Christmas advent calendar contains a mixture of 24 blasters, mallows, creamers and soaps.

Bomb Cosmetics Countdown To Christmas Advent Calendar

Price – €20.10

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline at All Beauty

When to buy – available to purchase online now

Dr Hauschka – Christmas Advent Calendar

This years Dr. Hauschka advent calendar contains 24 natural and organic skin and body care products. Each product placed in a red organic bag. These products are free from synthetic fragrances, dyes, preservatives, mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEG. Not tested on animals.

Dr Hauschka Christmas Advent Calendar

Price – €108.10

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline at All Beauty

When to buy – available to purchase online now

Cath Kidston – Christmas Advent Calendar

This beautifully decorated advent calendar by Cath Kidston features a selection of 24 mini beauty products including hand creams, soap, body scrubs, cuticle cream, lip balms and body lotions. All products free from parabens and sulphates.

Cath Kidston Christmas Advent Calendar

Price – €47.40

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline at All Beauty

When to buy – available to purchase online now

The Body Shop – Advent Calendars

This year the body shop does not have one but three advent calendars. Each one beautifully presented and packed full of skin and body care delights.

The Enchanted Advent Calendar

The beautifully decorated Olivia the Owl calendar contains 24 surprises that will help revive and re-energize the mind and body.

Olivia The Owl Advent Calendar

Price – £45/€80

Value – £85

Where to buy – the body shop

When to buy – available to purchase in store on the 4th of October

The Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar

Dani the Deer contains 25 beauty treats to revive and re-energize the body and mind. Dani also contains some full-sized products.

Dani The Deer Advent Calendar

Price – £65/€120

Value – £121

Where to buy – the body shop

When to buy – available to purchase in store on the 4th of October

The Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar

Freddie the Fox contains 25 beauty surprises to revive the body and re-energize the mind. Freddie contains 14 full-size products.

Freddie The Fox Advent Calendar

Price – £99/€180

Value – £231

Where to buy – the body shop

When to buy – available to purchase in store on the 4th of October

Kiehl’s – Beauty Advent Calendar

This years limited edition Kiehl’s advent calendar has been designed by illustrator Andrew Bannecker. It features 24 skin and body care items – perfect for getting your skin in tip-top condition for the festive season. This advent calendar is exclusive to Selfridges but will ship to Ireland.

Kiehl’s Advent Calendar

Price – £110/€124

Value – n/a

Where to buy – Selfridges online and in store

When to buy – available to purchase online and in store from October

Nuxe – Advent Calendar

The Nuxe advent calendar features 24 days of mini skincare and body care treats. It also includes a mini version of their amazing body oil. The Nuxe advent calendar is available to purchase in John Lewis and Nuxe.

Nuxe Advent Calendar

Price – £59/€67

Value – n/a

Where to buy – John Lewis and Nuxe

When to buy – available from October

Glossybox – Advent Calendar

Glossybox’s first advent calendar contains 25 beauty products from some of the world’s most loved brands including Huda beauty and Nars. It contains a mixture of makeup, haircare, skincare and beauty tools. It also contains a whopping 17 full-sized products.

Glossybox Advent Calendar

Price – €112 for non subscribers/€85 for subscribers

Value – €300

Where to buyglossybox

When to buy – available to purchase online from the 15th of October

Elemis – Advent Calendar

This luxury advent calendar from Elemis contains 25 skin and body care products plus a full-sized pot of their best-selling Pro Collagen Marine Cream.

Elemis Advent Calendar

Price – £150/€168

Value – £347.78/€390

Where to buyonline

When to buy – available to purchase online from the 1st of October

Debenhams – Beauty Advent Calendar  

Debenhams are the latest brand to create a 24 day advent calendar featuring 24 products from there most loved beauty brands.

Debenhams Beauty Advent Calendar

Price – £70/€78

Value – n/a

Where to buy – Debenhams U.K.*

When to buy – available to purchase online and in store from October

* awaiting further information to see if it will be available in Debenhams Ireland

Clarins – 12 Day’s Of Christmas Advent Calendar (Women’s)

Clarins have returned this year with a 12 days of Christmas advent calendar packed full of skincare delights.

Clarins Countdown To Christmas Advent Calendar

Price – was €84/£60 now £54/€75.60

Value – n/a

Where to buy – Debenhams online and in store

When to buy – available to purchase online and in store now

Clarins Men – 12 Day’s Of Christmas Advent Calendar

This 12 day’s of Christmas advent calendar by Clarins Men is perfect for the man in your life – plus they won’t feel left out as you open up your advent calendar! It is a fantastic way to ‘encourage’ your significant other into looking after his skin whilst he also gets to sample the full range of skin and body care Clarins have for men. It contains 2 full-sized products and 10 travel sized products.

Clarins Men 12 Day’s Of Christmas Advent Calendar

Price – £60/€67

Value – £110/€123

Where to buyClarins U.K. and Boots U.K.*

When to buy – available to purchase online and in store now

* awaiting further information to see if it will be available in Boots Ireland

Ciaté London – Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar

Ciaté London’s mini mani month advent calendar contains 24 nail delights perfect for any mani lover out there. The 19 mini gelology nail polishes will certainly add a touch of sparkle and glamour to any outfit this holiday season. Paraben and Gluten free. Vegan friendly.

Ciaté Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar

Price – £50/€56

Value – n/a

Where to buy – Debenhams U.K.* online and in store

When to buy – available to purchase online and in store now

* awaiting further information to see if it will be available in Debenhams Ireland

Feelunique’s – The Little Beauty Parcel Advent Calendar

Feelunique’s little beauty parcel calendar is in no means little. It is bustling with 24 days of delightful treats from brands such as Make Up For Ever and Nails Inc. The mixture of makeup and skincare perfect to have you looking and feeling glam this Christmas.

Feelunique’s The Little Beauty Party Advent Calendar

Price – €90

Value – €300

Where to buyonline

When to buy – available to purchase online now

Amazon – Beauty Advent Calendar

Amazon is back for the second year running with a 24 day beauty advent calendar featuring products from brands such as Elemis and Maxfactor. The calendar contains a mixture of makeup and skincare products.

Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar

Price – £50/€57

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline at Amazon.co.uk

When to buy – available for pre-order now. Official release date is the 1st of October. The calendar does not ship to Ireland but will deliver to parcel motel or parcel wizard addresses

Birchbox – Beauty Advent Calendar

Birchbox is back once again with a 24 day beauty advent calendar. If lasts years advent calendar is anything to go by then this calendar will sell out extremely quickly. The calendar features a mixture of makeup and skincare products from the likes of Benefit and  OPI. Birchbox ships to Ireland.

Birchbox Beauty Advent Calendar

Price – £65/€73 for subscribers £75/€84 for non subscribers

Value – £170/€191

Where to buyonline at Birchbox

When to buy – available to purchase online from the 2nd of October (for subscribers) and the 3rd of October (for non subscribers)

Creme De La Mer – 12 Days Of Radiance Calendar 

Got a spare £300 burning a hole in your pocket? Well then the creme de la creme of all skincare, Creme De La Mer have the most perfect advent calendar for you. It comes with one hefty price tag but this calendar proves very popular each year. Packed full of skincare delights, this 12 day advent calendar is perfect for the devout Le Mer fan out there!

Creme De La Mer 12 Days Of Radiance Calendar

Price – £300/€336

Value – n/a

Where to buy – Harrods (online and in store)

When to buy – available to purchase online and in store from the 22nd of October

Lancôme – 24 Day Luxury Advent Calendar

Lancôme’s pretty in pink luxury advent calendar contains 24 days of skincare and makeup delights. It is a fantastic way to sample Lancôme’s skincare and cosmetic ranges.

Lancôme’s 24 Day Luxury Advent Calendar

Price – €108

Value – n/a

Where to buyonline at Feelunique

When to buy – available to purchase online now

 

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2 Comments

  1. 30th September 2018 / 2:36 PM

    I want them all!! Top picks I think are Weleda, Charlotte Tilbury and the Marks and Spencer one is always really good value. Wouldn’t say no to the Creme De La Mer if some one wanted to give it to me…

    • apalershadeofbeauty
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      30th September 2018 / 7:58 PM

      Hey Sarah. I know I want them all too. They are so tempting. On a side note I got the La Mer glossybox last year. To be honest I found the creams far too heavy on my skin. They are pretty pricey too, don’t think I could justify the spend even if I had the money.

      I’m loving the look of the L’Occitane, body shop and Kiehl’s ones. There is a massive difference in price between the U.K. body shop and Irish body shop. X

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