The Best Advent Calendars of 2016


December is almost here, and if you’ve managed to resist the urge to rip open your beauty advent calendar, well done to you, but sure it’s almost time to start opening them anyway. If you haven’t gotten your hands on one yet, don’t despair, there’s still time and with Black Friday less than 24 hours away, you’re sure to pick up a bargain. Need help choosing one? I’ve picked out 10 of my favourite advent calendars from Christmas 2016….


Marks & Spenser’s Beauty Advent Calendar, €40 (when you spend €40)

This is so much more than a triangular box, this is a show-stopping advent calendar. The Marks & Spenser’s Beauty Advent Calendar contains 25 pampering face, body and haircare and surprises from cult brands as well as their most popular make-up pieces all worth €280. From Emma Hardie, REN, Autograph, Burts Bees Beeswax, NUXE, Studio 10, and so much more.


Sanctuary – Let Go Days Advent Calendar, €32.50

Each door promises something new to let every morning welcome you with a gorgeous little treat to put a smile on your face. This set boasts products from skincare & bodycare along with bath essential and candles.All products are 75ml or smaller so they are perfect for someone who travels a lot but likes their beauty treats.


Benefit ‘Girl O’Clock Rock’ Advent Calendar, €46

Benefit ‘Girls O’Clock Rock’ Advent Calendar is exclusive to Debenhams department stores only. Featuring 12 glamorous, mini-sized Benefit best-seller gift behind each door from The POREfessional, They’re real! Mascara, Hoola Bronzing powder and High beam for the perfect party look.


No 7 Bright Lights Big City Beauty Calendar, €54.00

No7 Beauty Calendar gets better and better every year. This year, indulge yourself with a daily dose of beauty from No 7’s award winning Protect and Perfect and Beautiful Skin skincare collections as well as 14 make-up items and my favourite, No7 Airbrush Away Primer. All items are 30ml or less so ideal for traveling.


L’Occitane  Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar, €56

L’Occitant Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar is a luxurious pre-Christmas gift featuring a selection of their best selling bath & body products from Shea Butter Hand Cream, Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion,  Jasmin & Bergamote Shower Gel and Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette. All items are 35ml or less so they’ll certainly give you a nice taster of what the french brand has to offer and leave you longing for more.


24 Days of Clinique, €80

24 Days Of Clinique Advent Calendar is bursting with the brand’s signature skincare, fragrance and make-up collections from Moisture Surge, High Impact Mascara and Aromatics in White Perfume Spray. It’s the perfect gift for Clinique lovers and novices alike.clarins-advent-calendar-2016-was-e120-now-e96

Clarins Advent Calendar, €96.00 (was €120)

Clarins is a range consisting of the best plant-based skin care products distinguished by their innovation and effectiveness. The Clarins Advent Calendar offers 24 mini signature skincare treats including 5 makeup items and their famous Beauty Flash Balm to make your skin glow this Christmas.


Eclectic Little Luxuries Advent Calendar, €120

This multi-brand luxury advent calendar has brought together the ‘best of beauty’ to make the countdown to Christmas even more magical for all beauty enthusiasts. Including YSL, Lancôme, Viktor & Rolf, Kiehl’s and Urban Decay, Selfridges, Electric Little Luxuries Advent Calendar is my favourite beauty advent calendar of 2016. Featuring skincare, bodycare, makeup, fragrance, and so much more. It’s a must have this December!the-body-shop-advent-calendar-2016-e135

The Body Shop, 24 Happy Days Deluxe Calendar

The Body Shop advent calendar is always highly anticipated every year, after all they were the first brand to launch a beauty advent calendar back in 2003. This year the Deluxe Advent Calendar is just one of three calendars filled with 24 cheeky surprises from bestsellers to brand new body care, skincare, makeup and accessories ranges. There’s even full size products in there too.


Molton Brown Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar, €166.50

Count down to Christmas with the most luxurious beauty treats in the Molton Brown Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar. Each day discover the Molton Brown’s classic favourites from bestselling bath and body to home fragrance and hair care and even new fragrances. Enjoy The Spicy Ritual, The Exotic Ritual, The Relaxing Ritual, bathing indulgences, hand luxuries and hair treatments.

Will you be opening up one of these Beauty Advent Calender’s this December?

Donna-Marie xx


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