Beauty Advent Calendar Guide 2017

Beauty Advent Calendar 2017 Guide The LDN Diaries

I can’t quite believe I’m writing about beauty advent calendars again, where has this year gone!?

Nevertheless I am so excited for the selection this year and again we have an amazing choice of calendars. Trusty favourites such as the Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar, which this year sees it come in a cute house set-up, as well as Liberty London and of course The Body Shop return. New for this year we have some really exciting additions from Harrods, a luxury beauty calendar filled with some absolutely amazing brands and ESPA have also joined the line-up this year with a beautiful calendar filled with ESPA treats. Not coming back this year however are Rodial, Paul & Joe and sadly The Sanctuary.

As before I will be updating this guide regularly with when they go on sale, as well as more additions when I have them so do bookmark this page and keep checking back. Catch up on last years unboxing videos here.

You can also click below for a quick view by price:

Under £50


Over £150

So here they are, the best beauty advent calendars for 2017! Which do you have your eye on? Let me know in the comments.

Under £50

Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar 2017 - Beauty Blog - The LDN Diaries

Marks & Spencer Advent Calendar

Marks and Spencer advent calendar is one of my absolute favourites and this year it doesn’t disappoint. The calendar is presented in a cute Christmas house, with individual boxes filled with a mixture of make-up, skincare, hair and nail products. Contents include a mini Nails Inc polish, Nuxe Prodigieux Shower Oil 30ml, Alpha H Liquid Gold Rose 50ml, Eyeko Magic Mascara 4ml, Rosie for Autograph Radiance Body Glow 50ml and 19 other beauty favourites.

Price: £35 when you spend £35 on Clothing & Home at M&S.

Available: Launches November 9th and will be available in Marks & Spencer stores nationwide as well as online at


Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar – Buy Now

Well this is an exciting addition this year from Amazon. The beauty calendar is in a marble box, and when pulling each day out, another number drops down. It has 24 products and deluxe samples from across the beauty brands available on Amazon including Balance Me, Ardell, Essie, Maybelline, Molton Brown, Rimmel, Percy & Reed and John Frieda. Products are a mixture of skincare, hair care, nail care and fragrance.

Price: £50

Available: On sale from October 1st but available to pre-order now at Amazon.


Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar

Filled with Benefit favourites the calendar this year has twelve doors and you can find products from the brand such as High Beam, Hoola Bronzer, Rollerlash Mascara and Porefessional. The calendar is worth over £76 and will be a fun treat for any Benefit make-up fan.

Price: £34.50

Available: From October 12th at Benefit and Debenhams


Makeup Revolution Advent Calendar – Buy Now

Makeup Revolution calendar is for the makeup lovers, it has so much of their makeup inside. Contents include 3 baked highlighters, bronzer, 6 amazing lipsticks in various shades, 4 makeup brushes, an eyeshadow primer, liquid highlighter, Revoholic Travel Mirror, pressed highlighters, strobe balms and a full size exclusive Revoholic Eyeshadow palette.

Price: £50

Available: Get yours now at


Sleek Makeup Advent Calendar – Buy Now

A first for Sleek Makeup is this black and gold advent calendar. This calendar is perfect for any Sleek Makeup fan, it includes liquid liners, lipsticks, brushes, contour kits. A great way to top up the make-up bag.

Price: £35

Available: Available now at Boots stores and Boots online (available as a 3 for 2 Christmas gift).

soap-and-glory-advent-calendar-2017-theldndiariesSoap & Glory It’s A Calendar GIRLS

Soap & Glory ‘It’s A Calendar GIRLS!’ is packed full of 24 days of soaprise (see what they did there!?) The calendar has make-up including a mascara and pillow plump lipgloss as well as hand, body and foot treats from the brand.

Price: £40

Available: From 18th September at Boots stores and Boots online.


Ciaté London

Ciaté return with their mani month calendar, with one of their nail polishes behind each door as well as a nail file, nail treatment and nail toppers. Everything you need to get nails ready throughout the festive season. Now can you resist opening all the boxes at once?

Price: £50

Available: From October 6th at ASOS, Feel Unique, Very & also Sephora for those in the US. And you can still pick up last years here.


Tanya Burr 12 Days of Christmas – Buy Now

Tanya’s calendar is called Tanya’s Treats and has 12 days of Tanya Burr beauty, which sits alongside her Christmas range which is available to buy now. Inside you will find; lip glosses, nail polishes, glitter liners and eye shimmer pots.

Price: £30

Available: Pick it up now at and Feel Unique.


Bomb Cosmetics Advent Calendar – Buy Now

Bomb Cosmetics return again this year with their popular calendar filled with 25 days of mini soap and bath blasters. This calendar will give you a gorgeous bath a day on the run up to Christmas and leave you smelling rather lovely. Inside you will find Bomb Cosmetics favourites such as Cotton Candy Bath Blaster, Jelly & Custard Bath Blaster, Adventures in Eden Soap and Lime & Dandy Soap. There is also a blue version with a reindeer design.

Price: £19.99

AvailableBuy online now at and Amazon.


Feel Unique Advent Calendar

Feel Unique return with their beauty advent calendar full of lots of different brands that they sell on the site including NYX, Rimmel, Roger & Gallet and Elizabeth Arden. This years design is a blue box with gold metallic and is all about the ‘season to shine’ tied with a gold ribbon.

Price: £35

AvailableLaunching Wed 18th October, sign up to early bird access at


Jack Wills Advent Calendar

If you love Jack Wills then this calendar has all their beauty bits and bobs. Inside is a mixture of skincare, nail and hair gifts, including nail polish, hair bobbles and nail files. All in a blue and pink Jack Wills colours box.

Price: £35

Available: From 18th September at Boots stores and Boots online.

Laura-Ashley-beauty-Advent_calendar-2017-theldndiariesLaura Ashley Beauty Advent Calendar – Buy Now

Another new addition this year is from Laura Ashley. Their Royal Bloom advent calendar comes wrapped like a parcel with drawers filled with goodies. Contents include luxury shower cream minis, body lotions, body polish, body lotions, hand and nail creams, bath crystals and luxury bath foam.

Price: £40

Available: Now at Boots stores and Boots online (available as a 3 for 2 Christmas gift).


L’Occitane Advent Calendar – Buy Now

L’Occitane calendar is back for another year and is another beautifully illustrated calendar full of the brands hero products. Inside you will find a mixture of shampoo, shower gel, body lotions, foot creams and their famous moisturising hand creams. They also have a luxury calendar this year, you can view this in the beauty advent calendars under £150.

Price: £49

Available: Available now at John Lewis, All Beauty Feel Unique and then September 28th at


NYX Makeup Advent Calendar – Buy Now

Another one for the make-up fans is from NYX. This calendar is a lippie countdown with 24 doors to open each with an NYX hero lip product. Contents include matte lipstick, cream lipstick, chubby lip cream, liquid lipstick, matte lip cream, lipstick and creamy lip lipgloss. I imagine this one will sell out quite quickly.

Price: £50

Available: Now at Boots online (available as a 3 for 2 Christmas gift). And you can still snap up last year’s here.


Boots No7 Beauty Advent Calendar

Boots No7 calendar is a firm favourite with many. This year the calendar will return and will be full of cult No7 products worth over £169. Products such as the Beautiful Skin Micellar Cleansing Water, Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil, Airbrush Away Primer, 3 Eyeshadow Monos, 3 Limited Edition Nail Polishes, as well as make-up brushes and a No7 Beauty Sponge. The beauty calendar also has an invitation to visit in store and take home your match made powder bronzer.

Price: £40

Available: October 25th at Boots, sign up to the waiting list now.


Sephora Winter Wonderland Calendar

Sephora beauty advent calendar is a beautifully designed pink and gold Winter Wonderland. Inside is 24 Sephora own brand makeup, bath, hair and accessories surprises. Including lotus sleeping mask, nail polish, eyeshadow, blush and eyeliner.

Price: €39.95 (roughly £35)

Available: Coming soon to Sephora.


Clinique 24 Days Calendar

Clinique are back this year with their 24 days of Clinique. This is a great calendar if you love all things Clinique and the products work well for travel items. Inside is a mix of skincare and make-up including Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm, Pep Start Hydro Blur Moisturiser, Lash Power Mascara and Pep Start Eye Cream.

Price: £75

Available: Coming soon in October to Selfridges.

Under £150asos-beauty-advent-calendar-2017-theldndiariesASOS Advent Calendar – Buy Now

Another favourite of mine last year was ASOS and this year it looks just as good.  This time with a coloured marble design and the beauty products inside have a whole host of different brands that ASOS sell. These are Nip & Fab, Caudalie, Rodial, Starskin, Alpha H, Pureology and St Tropez to name a few. It also comes with a 20% off beauty voucher if you want to pick up some of your favourites.

Price: £55

Available: Available now at ASOS.


ASOS Grooming Calendar – Buy Now

ASOS also have a calendar for the guys this year, which I absolutely love! This calendar is filled with all the mens grooming favourites from ASOS. Brands like Mr Jamie Stevens, Mancave, Rituals and Johnny’s Chop Shop. It’s a mixture of skincare and haircare and would be great for any beauty loving man. There are 24 products and 25 windows – behind 25 is a 20% off voucher.

Price: £55

Available: Now at ASOS


John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar – Buy Now

What a beauty calendar from John Lewis! This has got to be one of my favourite calendars this year. Some absolutely fantastic brands and sizes for £149. Contents include mini NARS Blush Orgasm Blusher, This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum, Bobbi Brown Smokey Mascara, MAC Lip Intensity Lipstick, Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer and so much more. Full contents are available on the site.

Price: £149

Available: Now at

ESPA-Advent-Calendar-theldndiariesESPA Advent Calendar

ESPA advent calendar is a new addition this year and it looks amazing! Behind each door is an ESPA product for beautiful skin and a dose of inner calm. Products include a selection between 3ml-15ml and includes Overnight Hydration Therapy, Optimal Skin ProMoisturiser, Soothing Bath Oil and Skin Rescue Balm. All beautifully presented in a parcel box with individual boxes. A great way to try their products, or buy as a gift.

Price: £100.00

AvailableAt ESPA online and nationwide from October.


The Body Shop Advent Calendars – Buy Now

The Body Shop were one of the early adopters to the beauty advent calendar and this year they have four, yes three different calendars available. First up we have 25 days of game-changing advent-ure ultimate advent calendar, that was a mouthful wasn’t it?! This calendar is worth £212 and is priced at £99. This is the most expensive of all four calendars and has a mixture of Body Shop favourites inside such as Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask and Vitamin E Day and Night Creams. Next up we have the green calendar priced at £65 and includes a bunny headband and Camomile Eye Makeup Remover. Lastly the purple is 24 days filled with Body Shop essentials. Let’s run that over again shall we?

Price: Ultimate Advent Calendar (red) £99 (worth £212), Green Calendar £65 (worth £116) and 24 Days of Beauty (purple) £45 (worth £86).

Available: Now at Body Shop stores and online at


Boots Luxury Advent Calendar

Teaming up with L’Oreal for another year is the Boots luxury advent calendar. The design is a festive house wrapped with red ribbon and inside is a mixture of skincare, make-up and fragrance from YSL, Victor & Rolf, Ralph Lauren and Lancôme. Some of the contents include; YSL Blur Primer, Lancôme Mini Matte Shaker, Lancôme Bi Facil Eye and Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb Mini.

Price: £95

Available: End of September at Boots stores and Boots online.


Selfridges L’Oreal Advent Calendar

Another pretty design from the L’Oreal calendars. This one has a blue and white exterior with red ribbon and Christmas illustrations. Contents in this one from Selfridges include YSL, Lancôme, Kiehl’s, Urban Decay and Victor & Rolf. My favourites are Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray, Lancôme Mini Monsieur Big Mascara and Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

Price: £120

Available: End of September at Selfridges.


Liz Earle The 12 Days Of Christmas

Liz Earle have twelve days of Christmas. A surprise behind each number, with iconic favourites like Cleanse & Hot Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 50ml, Soothing Eye Lotion 50ml, Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask 15ml and Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion 50ml. As well as 2 pure cotton cloths, 1 sponge and a soft white headband.

Price: £66

Available: From September at Liz Earle stores, John Lewis & Boots.


Bare Minerals Box Of Wonders

Bare Minerals has a box of 24 days of surprises. The box is mainly make-up with one skincare item, so inside you will find; Original and Tinted Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, SkinLongevity Deluxe Sample 7.5ml, Deluxe Marvelous Moxie lipglosses and lipsticks, blush, mascara and a pen and notepad.

Price: £75

Available: 12th October nationwide at BootsJohn Lewis, House of Fraser and Selfridges.


Decléor Beauty Advent Calendar – Buy Now

With one Decléor Christmas Advent Calendar sold every 6 seconds last year, you’d best get in there quick with this years offering! This bright white and gold calendar has 24 skin saviours from Decléor’s bestselling ranges, including Hydra Floral and Aurabsolu. There is also three full size products to discover inside.

Price: £65

Available: Available now at, Feel UniqueHouse of Fraser & John Lewis.


Kiehl’s Advent Calendar

The Kiehl’s calendar returns as another Selfridges exclusive this year. With an NYC, London and cities design by illustrator Kate Moross, the calendar has 24 Kiehl’s goodies inside. Expect the favourite products such as Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Creme de Corps.

Price: £95

Available: Exclusive to Selfridges from October 19th.

loccitane-advent-calendar-2017-theldndiariesL’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar

This year L’Occitane also have a luxury calendar which comes in a bright yellow box and has 24 lovely mini L’Occitane products inside. Including plenty of their popular hand creams, foot creams, my favourite the almond shower oil and the newest fragrance, Terre de Lumiere. There is also another L’occitane calendar this year, view it in beauty advent calendars under £50.

Price: £89

Available: From September 28th at


Essie Nail Polish Advent Countdown – Buy Now

If you love nail polish you probably already are familiar with Essie nail polish. Their advent calendar has 24 days of their signature polishes. With 7 nail polishes, 13 mini nail polishes, a mini nail polish remover and three mini surprises. With 5 shades being exclusive to the calendar.

Price: £80

Available: Now at

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Clarins 12 Day Christmas Calendar

I love the design of the Clarins calendar this year. Twelve individual red drawers with beautiful illustrated doors. The calendar contents includes: Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer 4ml, Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 01 Rose Shimmer 5ml, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 01 Honey 7ml, Supra Volume Mascara in 01 Black 8ml, NEW SOS Hydra Mask 15ml, Gentle Refiner 15ml, Instant Eye Make-Up Remover 30ml, One-Step Exfoliating Cleanser 30ml, Beauty Flash Balm 30ml, Hand & Nail Treatment Cream 50ml, Limited Edition Eau Dynamisante Candle 50g and Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate 100ml. There is also going to be a Clarins Men version with twelve favourites including, Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum, Super Moisture Balm and Active Face Wash.

Price: £60 each

Available: 1st October at selected at BootsHouse of Fraser and Selfridges.


Rituals 3D Advent Calendars – Buy Now

Now these are impressive. Rituals have introduced something new for this year, 3D advent calendars! There are two calendars, a deluxe and an exclusive version. The deluxe version is a pop-up 3D gold Christmas tree with 24 red numbered parcels. Inside this one is plenty of Ritual favourites including Sakura Body Cream, Hammam Black Soap and Ritual of Hammam Hot Scrub. As well as a mini mascara and a specially designed limited edition mini candle. The deluxe version, is a green box that opens up out into a Christmas tree design. Again with 24 doors and packed with more favourites from Rituals. Full contents listed on the website.

Price: Deluxe £79.50, Exclusive £59.50

Available: Now at and available in store on 2nd October.

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Estee Lauder Multi Brand Calendar

Estee Lauder own a number of brands under their umbrella, including Estee lauder itself, MAC, Bobbi Brown and Clinique. So what better way than this year to bring them all together for a beauty advent calendar. With its unique 3D star shape, the calendar has 24 treats from; Estee Lauder, Clinique, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, GlamGlow and Michael Kors. A great mixture of skincare, haircare and cosmetics.

Price: £125

Available: October 23rd from Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown & Clinique.

You Beauty Advent Calendar 2017

You Beauty Advent Calendar

You Beauty are back for their 6th year of the advent calendar! The calendar was definitely a favourite of mine last year and this year it looks really good too. It has products from brands such as ESPA, Moroccan Oil, Rodial, Dr Organic, Charles Worthington and Leighton Denny. The contents are worth over £245 and inside is 24 beauty favourites as well as selection of exclusive discounts and offer codes.

Price: £60

Available: 1st October at


Cowshed Advent Calendar

The Cowshed calendar is the ultimate pamper, filled with lots of Cowshed treats like bath oils, moisturisers and lip balm. All wrapped up a beautifully presented box tied with a burgundy ribbon. A perfect way to countdown to Christmas.

Price: £90

Available: October at John Lewis.


Look Fantastic Advent Calendar – Buy Now

Look Fantastic has become one of the most popular beauty calendars and it’s easy to see why. Their calendar each year has been full of some fantastic brands and really generous sizes. They also don’t reveal what’s inside so it’s a bit of a surprise which I love. This year it has a Wonderland theme so very different to the two previous. There are nine full-size products, 16 deluxe samples, 19 exclusive products, 13 skincare products, three beauty tools and seven colour cosmetics. The calendar is worth over £300.

Price: £79

Available: Available to pre-order now at This sold out last year by the release date so make sure to get in now. Release date is October 10th.

Over £150


Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar

Harrods is a much-anticipated beauty calendar and it has 25 beautiful drawers filled with luxury beauty. To get you excited here are a few of my favourite items inside; NARS Laguna bronzer deluxe mini, Omorovicza Gold Shimmer Oil 30ml, Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara 5g, Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Enchanting 4ml, Sol de Janeiro Brazalian Bum Bum Cream Travel Size, Bobbi Brown Skin Moisture Solution Remedy and an Acqua di Parma red candle 65g.

Price: £250

Available: 1st October available online at Harrods and in store.

Diptyque-Advent-Calendar-theldndiariesDiptyque Advent Calendar

Diptyque calendar is the ultimate luxury calendar buy priced at £300. Inside the calendar which is tied with the signature black ribbon is 15 x 35g candles including Mimosa, Baies, Benjoin and Pomander-Vanille. 7 x EDT L’Ombre dans l’Eau, Philosykos, Do Son, Eau des Sens, 34, Tam Dao, Vetyverio, two skin and body trial sizes and one 70g candle in frosted forest.

Price: £300

AvailableAvailable November, most likely at Selfridges.


Jo Malone Beauty Advent Calendar

Jo Malone have completely changed their Christmas look. This year is all about the bright colours and the advent calendar is a multi-coloured house of Jo Malone. It will have the usual cologne, candles and more inside, with 24 treats in total.

Price: £300

Available: Exclusive to Harrods from October, available nationwide and at John Lewis from November.


Molton Brown Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar – Buy Now

Molton Brown’s calendar returns this year and it looks very similar to last years. Inside it has all their lovely products in their signature scents. Including body washes, body lotions, hand treatment, hand exfoliator, mini candles, body polishers, shampoo, hair mask, eau de toilettes and a festive shower gel bauble.

Price: £165

Available: Now at and John Lewis.


Charlotte Tilbury Naughty & Nice Magic Box

One of the most coveted advent calendars has got to be Charlotte Tilbury. For 2017 she has brought our her Naughty and Nice Magic Box, can you just hear her saying it? Got to love her! This box contains her hero products in travel size, such as Magic Cream, Wonderglow, Multi Miracle Glow and her iconic lipsticks.

Price: £150

Available: Coming soon to Charlotte Tilbury and Selfridges. And you can still buy last years here.


Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar

Another impressive line-up from Liberty London this year. It has a stunning Liberty print design, with each drawer filled with a luxury beauty item. Contents include; Hourglass Lip Stylo in Influencer, ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud 30ml, Eve Lom Cleanser 30ml, Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 75ml, Liberty Small Washbag in Strawberry Thief and a full size Trish McEvoy Liquid Lip Gloss in Power Red. There are 13 full size products so it is a really great calendar overall this year.

Price: £165

Available: 25th October at Liberty London.


Fenwick of Bond Street Beauty Advent Calendar

Fenwick have a beautiful beauty advent calendar this year. The calendar is illustrated with artwork by Clym Evernden and has a Fenwick Christmas design of the shopfront, with numbered drawers inside. The contents are a mixture of skincare, make-up and haircare that you can find in their beauty department. Brands such as Aveda, Bobbi brown, Caudalie, NARS, MAC, REN and Giorgio Armani Beauty. This calendar is an absolute treat for luxury beauty fans.

Price: £150

Available: Exclusive to Fenwick and Bentalls stores, and will be available from October. Sign up to the waitlist here.


Elemis Advent Calendar

Twenty-four boxes filled with Elemis products, sound good? That’s exactly what the Elemis calendar has and includes all the favourites from the Pro Collagen Marine range and the ever popular cleansing balm. There is also a full-size Pro Collagen Marine Cream. The perfect way for any Elemis fan to countdown to Christmas. The calendar contents are worth over £319.

Price: £150

Available: November 1st at Elemis.

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  • Val

    If you could only buy one calendar, which would you buy? I’m looking for a wide variety of high-end products, not necessarily full-size. I’m happy with a bunch of sample sizes. I got Liberty’s last year but am wondering if I should mix it up and try a different one this year as it seems they are replicating some products from last year.

    • Hey Val,

      Oh hard question! For high-end for me I would choose the Harrods calendar, just because it looks amazing and I really like the brands that are included, although the John Lewis one is a lot more affordable and looks fantastic too! So definitely one of those two!

  • bluebell2121

    Is it me or are these becoming more expensive every year?

    • Some of them definitely have!

  • Ingrida Dani

    Hi. How do I get my hand on Sephora Advent Calendar? Does their French website ship to the UK?

    • Hi! Yes the French and American website ship to the UK, with the French one you won’t need to pay any extra customs though!

  • Madeline Vidal

    I’m so grateful for this post, it’s so complete!! I didn’t know there was such a wide range of prices and products, it’s pretty awesome. The amazon one and the Feel Unique one really caught my eye, now i’m pumped for Christmas :)

    • Thankyou Madeline! Yeah there are SO many now, I just added a couple more too. I’m intrigued by what products are in the Amazon one!