Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 Guide - The LDN Diaries
Beauty Beauty Advent Calendar

Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

August 1, 2018

I feel like Christmas creeps up on us earlier each year, but when it comes to the beauty advent calendar, they are too exciting not to share. With a few beauty advent calendars launching already at the end of August, I decided to start this years guide a whole month earlier, plus it sounds like from Twitter you all can’t wait either!

I’m loving seeing the designs this year, it feels like brands have really concentrated on the design not just the contents to compete with each other. The usual favourites are back this year from the likes of LookFantastic, Liberty and Marks & Spencer. Sadly I can confirm one of the original beauty advent calendars will not be returning this year, as Benefit have chosen not to release one. I also know QVC won’t be returning with one. But we have new additions from Debenhams and La Mer to look forward to, as well as MAC which I’m very excited about!

As always I’ll be updating this page with the calendars as soon as I get the info, so make sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back for more additions and release dates. You can also follow me on social where I’ll share out updates, plus watch my beauty advent calendar unboxing videos.

Remember I am giving away a Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Universe advent calendar, enter here.

Which will you be adding to your wish list?

Ciate Mini Mani Month 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Ciate £50 – Buy Now

It wouldn’t be beauty advent calendar season without Ciate mini mani month. Inside the calendar are 24 Ciate surprises, including 20 mini nail pots and 1 full-size, with 9 exclusive new shades. There is a limited edition surprise, nail treatment and a long-wear topcoat.

Ciate Mini Mani Month is £50 and available now at ASOS.


MAC £125 – Buy Now

MAC are releasing their first ever advent calendar! As part of their Shiny Pretty Things holiday collection the calendar is a mixture of 24 mini and full-size MAC products. Inside you’ll find favourites like Ruby Woo Lipstick, Velvet Teddy Lipstick, lashes, Strobe Cream and plenty of other MAC goodies to see you through the festive season.

The MAC advent calendar is £125 and is available now at MAC & LookFantastic


Kiehl’s £79 – Buy Now

Kiehl’s first advent calendar was so successful that it sold out almost straight away! Kiehl’s are now releasing a second advent calendar for this year. This one is made up of 24 favourites for men and women like Midnight Recovery, Avocado Eye, Ultra Facial Cream and Facial Fuel.

The second Kiehl’s calendar is £79 and available now at Kiehl’s

Beauty Expert advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Beauty Expert £100 – Buy Now

Fancy a look inside? Watch my unboxing video here.

Beauty Expert are back with their 12 day advent calendar and behind each door is a luxury beauty treat. The calendar is worth over £445 and has products such as Omorovicza Hungarian Mist 100ml, Elemis Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil 30ml, Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel 150ml and Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Body Wash 300ml.

Beauty Expert advent calendar is £100 and available now at Beauty Expert.

OPI advent calendar 2018 Nutcracker - The LDN Diaries

OPI £59.90 – Buy Now

OPI have a wonderful Nutccacker themed advent calendar with 25 doors and a mini nail polish behind each. 12 of the shades are from the Christmas collection and then 13 iconic colours from OPI.

OPI Nutcracker advent calendar is £59.90 and available now at John Lewis 

Sephora Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Sephora €39.95 – Buy Now

Sephora always have a cute design and this year it is called ‘Once Upon A Castle’ with 24 beauty treats from Sephora own brand inside. Expect to find a mixture of make-up, skincare and tools as well as accessories.

The Sephora calendar is available now for €39.95 at Sephora

NARS advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

NARS £175 – Buy Now

NARS have launched their Uncensored advent calendar from their holiday collection. It’s already sold out in the States but is coming to the UK in November. There are 24 studded spikes and each has a NARS treat behind each, with products such as a mini Orgasm blush, mini Bound Velvet Lip Glide and mini Laguna Bronzing Powder.

NARS advent calendar is available now at NARS

Estee Lauder advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Estée Lauder £80 – Buy Now

Estée Lauder have a stunning addition this year, the calendar is a red and gold design with an animal carousel theme. It’s a 12 day calendar and inside are Estée Lauder favourites such as Revitalising Anti-Ageing Cell Power Creme and Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks.

Estée Lauder advent calendar is £80 and available now at John Lewis

Net A Porter Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Net-a-Porter £150 – Buy Now

Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more calendars this year, Net-A-Porter surprises us with their 25 days of beauty! Filled with all the beauty brands you would find on Net-a-Porter, so think Sunday Riley, Marc Jacobs, Omorvicza and Erno Laszlo the calendar is sure to be a luxury gift this Christmas.

Net-a-Porter beauty advent calendar is £150 is available now at Net-a-Porter

Lancome advent calendar 2018 - the ldn diaries

Lancôme £90 – Buy Now

Lancôme appear to have a third calendar this year and it is available to buy now! This is a 24 day advent calendar with 24 gorgeous Lancome products behind each door. Inside is a selection of Mini L’Absolu Lacquers, Mini L’Absolu Rouge Cream, Bi Facil Eye Makeup Remover and plenty more skincare and make-up from Lancôme.

Lancôme advent calendar is £90 and available now at Feel Unique

George at Asda Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

George At Asda £30

George at Asda have their first ever beauty calendar with their 12 day advent calendar. It contains six satin lipsticks and six nail varnish shades.

George at Asda advent calendar is £30 and available now at George at Asda

Balmain advent calendar 2018

Balmain £140 – Buy Now

Balmain are known for their fashion, but did you know they also have a hair and beauty line? This limited edition advent calendar has a 10 day countdown to Christmas with a Balmain Hair Couture treat behind each door, including travel size shampoo and conditioner and a texturizing salt spray.

Balmain calendar is £140 and available exclusively at Selfridges

Nails Inc Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Nails Inc £45 – Buy Now

Want to see the contents? Watch my unboxing video!

Nails Inc have their ’12 Days of Beauty Gold’ advent calendar for this Christmas and inside is 12 popular Nails Inc products for the festive season. The box has a sparkly rainbow design with 12 full-size products, these include 4 nail polishes, a filer and remover, 4 lip products from the INC.redible range and two face masks.

Nails Inc 12 days of Beauty Gold is £45 and available now at ASOS Feel Unique

Maybelline Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Maybelline £50 – Buy Now

Maybelline advent calendar is a 12 day countdown filled with full-size Maybelline products. Inside is Lash Sensational mascara, Baby Skin primer, Colour Tattoo shadows, Colour Sensational lipstick, Master Strobing liquid, Master Precise black skinny liner, Superstay nail varnish (deep red and top coat) and Baby Lips.

Maybelline 12 day countdown is £50 and available to buy now at ASOS & LookFantastic

Bubble T Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Bubble T Cosmetics £29.99 – Buy Now

Bubble T advent calendar has everything you need to brighten up your bath or shower time this festive season. Inside the fun colourful calendar are 24 Bubble T treats; body lotions, shower gel, body scrub, hand cream, bath t-bag, bath fizzers, bath pearl cylinders, bath jelly, shower gel and pink shower puff.

Bubble T Cosmetics £29.99 calendar is available to buy now at Feel Unique

Lancome Loreal Boots Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

L’Oreal x Boots £95 – Buy Now

Returning for another year is the L’Oreal & Boots collaboration advent calendar. Inside are 24 days of makeup, skincare and fragrance from Lancôme, YSL, Ralph Lauren and Viktor & Rolf. Products include favourites such as Lancôme Génifique Serum, Ralph Lauren Ralph Romance and Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Mini EDP.

The L’oreal x Boots calendar is £95 and available now at Boots

Space NK advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Space NK £250 – Buy Now

Space NK advent calendar is packed full of beauty products from top brands worth over £600! Brands include Dr Dennis Gross, Cover FX, Sunday Riley, Eve Lom, Lipstick Queen, Tata Harper, Hourglass, Kevin Aucoin, NARS, Tan Luxe and Ouai to name a few. There is also going to be a Space NK shimmering spice candle inside.

Space NK advent calendar is £250 and available at Space NK

WE charity advent calendar

WE Calendar £70 – Buy Now

The WE charity calendar has a whole host of brands coming together to support the WE charity, with £1 from the sale of each advent calendar going to support WE’s women empowerment programmes in developing communities around the world. Inside the calendar are beauty products from Mark Hill, Soap & Glory, No7, Champneys, Masqd, Boots, Jack Wills, Joules and Liz Earle.

The WE charity advent calendar is £70 and available now at Boots

Estee Lauder Companies Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Estee Lauder Companies £150

Estee Lauder have such a big umbrella of brands so it is only fair they treat us to an advent calendar filled with products from each. This year the calendar has 25 doors worth over £283 and will have brands like Bobbi Brown, MAC, Clinique, Bumble & Bumble, Smashbox and Glamglow inside.

Product highlights include; a full-size MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Fire Roasted, Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm and Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base.

Estee lauder Companies advent calendar is £150 and available now on the following Estee Lauder Companies; Estee Lauder, MAC, Origins, Bumble & Bumble, Darphin, Smashbox, Aveda and GlamGlow.

Amazon Beauty Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Amazon Beauty £50 – Buy Now

Amazon are back with their much-coveted beauty advent calendar for 2018! Inside are 24 beauty treats including; Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Foaming Shower Gel, a Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick, Garnier Micellar Water and Baylis & Harding Jasmine & Apple Blossom Hand Gel. With 9 full-size products and 15 luxury samples.

Amazon beauty advent calendar is £50 and available now at Amazon

Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Fortnum & Mason £195 – Buy Now

Fortnum & Mason have their first ever beauty advent calendar and as you can expect it is absolutely filled with beauty goodness! It’s worth over £625 and inside are brands from the beauty hall like Sisley, Guerlain, Iconic, Kure Bazaar, Cult 51, Fresh and This Works. The box is red and tied with a gold ribbon to reveal inside 24 drawers and a 1950s Edward Bawden illustration from a Fortnum & Mason Valentine’s Day card. There will only be 400 available.

Fortnum & Mason advent calendar is £195 and is available now at Fortnum & Mason

You Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Latest In Beauty / You Beauty £60 – Buy Now

Want to see the contents? Watch my unboxing of the Latest In Beauty calendar.

Filled with 24 premium beauty products, the Latest In Beauty calendar is back for another year! The calendar has contents worth £255. The calendar has a magical Winter night sky design tied with a gold ribbon. Inside will be a mixture of cult favourites, newcomers and discounts from brands like Oskia, Aromatherapy Associates and The White Company.

Latest In Beauty advent calendar is £60 and available to buy now at LIB

Paul & Joe Advent Calendar 2018

Paul & Joe £56 – Buy Now

Want to see inside? Watch my unboxing video of the Paul & Joe calendar!

Paul & Joe Cadeaux de Noel Advent Calendar is the cutest! It has a kitten design and even has a special button you press that makes cat noises – no seriously! Inside are 12 Paul & Joe products including a limited edition Christmas red lipstick, cat shaped lipstick treatment, pressed powder and foundation primer.

Paul & Joe advent calendar is available November 1st from Beauty BayAmazon and Feel Unique

ASOS Advent Calendar 2018_theldndiaries

ASOS £55 – Buy Now

The ASOS advent calendar is always really good value and has a mixture of the beauty brands they stock in their face and body section. This year they started stocking brands like MAC, Clinique and Bobbi Brown and you can expect to find all of these in the calendar! The calendar has also GLAMGLOW, Alpha H, Benefit and 112Skin.

ASOS advent calendar is £55 and is available now at ASOS. They also have a men’s grooming calendar with 12 days of men’s products for £30 available now.

Liberty advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Liberty £195 – Buy Now

The Liberty advent calendar is always a sell-out, so you have to be quick to get your hands on one! This year it has over £600 of beauty goodies, inside there are great brands and products such as Lixirskin Electrogel Cleanser 50ml, Hourglass Caution Mascara, Le Labo Another 13 EDP 15ml & Sam McKnight Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist 50ml.

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 is available to buy now and will also be shipping to the USA, get yours now at Liberty.

Feel Unique Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Feel Unique £75 – Buy Now

Feel Unique’s ‘The Little Beauty Parcel Calendar’ has £250 worth of beauty for just £75. Inside are products from Living Proof, Make Up Forever, Charlotte Tilbury, Sol de Janeiro, Murad and James Read. This year there is double the amount of doors from the previous years with 24 products in total.

Feel Unique advent calendar is £75 and available now at Feel Unique

Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2018

Jo Malone £300 – Buy Now

Jo Malone is always a popular choice, but it’s definitely on the pricey end of the scale. At £300 this is a luxury gift for yourself or another. There are 24 doors, each with a Jo Malone fragrance, candle or body product.

Jo Malone advent calendar is available now at John Lewis and Harrods

Green people advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Green People £75 – Buy Now

Organic beauty brand Green People have launched their first ever advent calendar, giving fans of cruelty-free and organic beauty a chance to countdown to Christmas naturally. Inside are 12 doors and it has 15 beauty treats of skin, hair and beauty.

Green People advent calendar is £75 and available now at Green People

Lumene advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Lumene £89.90 – Buy Now

A great introduction to Lumene which is a Finnish skincare brand that launched in the UK earlier this year, with Nordic ingredients such as cloudberry and artic water. The calendar has 24 Artic beauty treasures such as the sleeping mask, glow boost essence, brightening beauty lotion and aerating gel mask. The contents are worth over £195 and will be priced at £89.90.

Lumene advent calendar 2018 is available at All BeautyLookFantastic and Feel Unique

Morris&Co advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Morris & Co £40 – Buy Now

An advent calendar from Morris & Co filled with their hand creams and plenty bath and body products, bath fizzlers, bath salts, body wash and bath bubbles.

The calendar is £40 and available now at All Beauty & John Lewis

Jo Loves Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Jo Loves £250 – Buy Now

The first advent calendar from Jo Loves aka the real Jo Malone. The Jo Loves advent calendar has 24 drawers each filled with a gorgeous Jo Loves miniature fragrance, candle or body treat. You will also find a voucher on the last day to exchange for your favourite 100ml scent.

Jo Loves advent calendar is £250 and available now at Jo Loves

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Look Fantastic £79 – Buy Now

Want to see ALL the contents? Watch my Look Fantastic Advent Calendar 2018 UNBOXING video.

Always a highlight at Christmas is the Look Fantastic advent calendar! This year it has a bright red striking design and has everything to get you ready for party season from skincare to tanning, haircare, cosmetics and exclusive products. Inside are some fabulous brands such as Molton Brown, Glamglow, ESPA, Lipstick Queen and Illamasqua, with an exclusive High Definition Brows x Look Fantastic Contour Palette. The calendar contents are worth over £300.

Look Fantastic calendar is £79 and available to buy now at Look Fantastic

Loreal luxe advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

L’Oreal Luxe £130 – Buy Now

The L’Oreal Luxe calendar is exclusive to Selfridges and has 24 days of fragrance, make-up and skincare from YSL, Lancome, Viktor & Rolf, Kiehl’s and Urban Decay. I love the design of this calendar it’s so glamorous and ideal to get you in the party mood for festive season.

The L’Oreal Luxe calendar is £130 and available now at Selfridges

Bare Minerals Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Bare Minerals £79 – Buy Now

The Bare Minerals calendar is ‘Out of this World’ and will have a collection of Bare Minerals eye shadows, powders, blush, mascara, lipsticks and glosses. Everything you need to complete your collection or test out the brand.

It’s £79 and is available to buy now at Bare Minerals & soon at BootsLookFantastic and John Lewis

Makeup Revolution advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Makeup Revolution £50 – Buy Now

If you love Makeup Revolution then this calendar will add to your collection! It has a whole bunch of make-up and tools from the cult beauty brand. They also have a lip only calendar £50 with 25 full-size lip products, a giant Xmas tree shaped calendar £120 and a 12 Days of Christmas set.

The main calendar is £50 and available now at Superdrug

Ellle magazine advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

ELLE Magazine £125 – Buy Now

ELLE magazine are releasing their first ever advent calendar and it’s full of amazing beauty brands like Hourglass, NARS, Dermalogica and Sol De Janeiro worth £340. Products include NARS Orgasm Blush. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, a Bella Freud Candle and lots more!

The ELLE advent calendar is £125 and is available to buy now at Latest In Beauty

Elemis Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Elemis £150 – Buy Now

Want a look inside? Watch my Elemis advent calendar unboxing video.

Elemis beauty advent calendar has 25 Elemis skincare treats and surprises inside worth over £345. Inside you will find favourites such as Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 20g, Superfood Day Cream 20ml, White Flowers Eye & Lip Makeup Remover 28ml and Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser 30ml.

The Elemis calendar is priced at £150 and is available now exclusively to Elemis

The White Company Advent Calendar - The LDN Diaries

The White Company £150 – Buy Now

The perfect calendar for any home lover. The White Company advent calendar has a mixture of White Company candles, scents and skin care. as well as full size lip balm and a bauble of shower gel.

The White Company calendar is £150 and available now at The White Company

NYX Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

NYX £50 – Buy Now

The NYX advent calendar is a ‘Sugar Trip’! The calendar is covered in bright colourful illustrations from American artist Natasha Lilipore. Inside you’ll find fan-fave formulas in 24 new shades, a limited edition collection of NYX products that include the soft matte lip cream and butter gloss, as well as velvety eyeshadows, highlighters, powders and blush.

NYX beauty calendar is £50 and available to buy at ASOSLookFantastic and Boots

Sleek Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Sleek Makeup £35 – Buy Now

Fancy a peek inside? Watch my Sleek makeup advent unboxing video

The Sleek Makeup calendar is always great value and perfect for a make-up lover. Their eyeshadow palettes and highlight palettes are favourites in the beauty community and the calendar will be full of these much-loved products. The calendar includes Matte Me Lip Creams, Twist Up Eye Pencils, mascara, glitter eyeliner, rose gold blush, i-Divine eyeshadow palettes and matte nail polishes.

Sleek advent calendar is £35 and now available at Boots

Lancome Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Lancôme Luxe £130 – Buy Now

Lancôme are normally part of the L’Oreal luxury beauty advent calendar, but this year they have their own luxe version with all Lancôme favourites inside. It is a beautiful pink house tin with a Parisian design and has the writing ‘Happiness Sparkles’ across the top.

The contents are under wraps for now but it will be priced at £130 and available exclusively at Selfridges.

Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Atelier Cologne £300

Inside the Atelier Cologne advent calendar is an assortment of pure perfume sprays, dabbers and finely crafted soaps from the brand. This one has 24 doors and the design is absolutely gorgeous, with blue and gold drawers, a ribbon to tie and orange tree illustrations.

It launches at Selfridges and will be priced at £300.

Selfridges Beauty Workshop 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Selfridges Beauty Workshop Box £70 – Buy Now

This year it’s more of a selection box than a beauty advent calendar, but it’s included in the Christmas beauty offerings so I thought I’d add it in. There is a range of mini beauty products from brands like Zoeva, Cover Fx,  NYX, Too Faced, Eylure and Beauty Blender and all the favourites you find in the additional beauty hall at Selfridges.

It’s £70 available now at Selfridges

Clarins Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Clarins £60 – Buy Now

Clarins are back with their 12 days of Christmas, one for the ladies and one for the gents and each is an exclusive to Selfridges. The ladies calendar is a pyramid shape with a floral design and inside are 12 Clarins favourites including lip comfort oil, beauty flash balm and hand and nail cream.

The Clarins advent calendars are £60 each and available now at Feel UniqueHarrods, ClarinsBoots and Selfridges.

Clarins Mens Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Clarins Men £60 – Buy Now

Clarins Men 12 days of Advent has 12 Clarins products and two full-size products including Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream and Active Hand Care. The calendar also has favourites like Super Moisture Balm, Active Face Wash 30ml, SOS Hydra Mask 15ml and is worth over £110.

Clarins Men advent calendar is £60 and available now at HarrodsClarins and Boots.

Fenwick of Bond Street Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Fenwick £150 – Buy Now

How stunning is the beauty advent calendar from Fenwick? Open the beautiful Brett Ryder illustrated doors to reveal 24 drawers of beauty cult classics worth over £475. Inside are top brands like MAC, NARS, Clarins, Nails Inc, NEOM Organics and Bobbi Brown. It’s a great mixture of makeup, fragrance, hair and body products. With a full size J.One Jelly Pack primer and Margaret Dabbs Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum.

Fenwick advent calendar is £150 and available now at Fenwick

Nuxe Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Nuxe £59 – Buy Now

Nuxe beauty advent calendar has all the favourite Nuxe products, like the gentle Toning Lotion 35ml, Detoxifying & Youth revealing Anti-Aging Care 15ml, my favourite the Multi-Purpose Dry Body Oil and also the Precious Scented Shower Oil as well as a selection of LOV Organic teas. There are 24 doors of Nuxe to take you to to the big day!

The Nuxe beauty advent calendar is £59 and available now at Feel Unique, Beauty ExpertJohn Lewis & LookFantastic.

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

John Lewis £165 – Buy Now

The John Lewis advent calendar has 25 drawers filled with beauty goodies from the John Lewis beauty department. Highlights include products from Lancome, REN, Aqua Di Parma, Elemis (also includes a voucher for a complimentary 15 minute facial in-store), Aveda (with personalised hair and scalp analysis at any John Lewis Aveda counter), Fresh and Clarins.

John Lewis Beauty Calendar is £165 and available now at John Lewis

GLOSSYBOX Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Glossybox £99 – Buy Now

Want to see what is inside? Watch my unboxing video!

Glossybox have launched their first ever beauty advent calendar, it’s called ‘All I Want’ and inside it has over £300 worth of products from brands like NARS, Real Techniques, Charles Worthington, bareMinerals, Crabtree & Evelyn and a treat from Huda Beauty! With 16 of the products being full-size, ok are you excited? I am!

The Glossybox calendar is available to buy now at Glossybox.

Cath Kidston Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Cath Kidston £40 – Buy Now

How cute is this beauty advent calendar from Cath Kidston? In a beautiful Christmas house design, inside is 24 mini Cath Kidston products in their beautiful packaging and many with Christmas designs. You’ll find 8 x 30ml hand creams, 8 bathing salts, 4 hand balms and 4 cuticle creams. Perfect for any Cath Kidston lover.

The Cath Kidston calendar is £40 and available now at Amazon, All Beauty & Boots.

No7 Advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

No7 £42 – Buy Now

The beauty advent calendar that could possibly be the most coveted every year is No7. It is always a sell out and there is a huge waitlist. Inside the black and rose gold calendar are 24 No7 surprises, a good mixture of make-up and skincare as well as a gift card to spend on counter.

The No7 advent calendar is £42 and available now at Boots

Harrods Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Harrods £250 – Buy Now

The Harrods beauty advent calendar is back this year and it has 25 drawers filled with luxury beauty worth £680! The front has an illustrated design of their famous facade from the front and inside there are brands such as Sunday Riley, Tata Harper, Sisley and By Terry. You can expect to find items like Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow, Omorovicza Blue Diamond Concentrate and a Givenchy lipstick in Rouge Interdit 13.

The Harrods beauty advent calendar is £250 and available now exclusively at Harrods.

Rituals Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Rituals from £59.50

The Ritual of Advent sees two Christmas Tree inspired beauty advent calendars from Rituals. The first is the 3D Deluxe Calendar £89, a Christmas Tree decked with lights. Amongst the 24 surprises are 4 mini advent candles as well as the brand-new Ritual of Holi Crackling Body Mousse. The Deluxe Advent Calendar has a range of products from hero collections including The Ritual of Ayurveda and The Ritual of Dao. The calendar is also available in 2D for £59.50 with a slightly different edit of products.

Both calendars are available online at LookFantasticAll BeautyRituals, John Lewis.

La Mer Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

La Mer £300 – Buy Now

I never thought I’d see La Mer do a beauty advent calendar, but well I’m excited. It’s only 12 days and it does come in at £300, but it is La Mer after all. Inside the 12 Days of Radiance is favourites from La Mer like the Treatment Lotion, Moisturising Cream, a full-sized lip balm and the eye concentrate.

The La Mer Advent Calendar is £300 and is available exclusively at Harrods and

Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Molton Brown £175 – Buy Now

Want to see the contents? Watch my Molton Brown calendar unboxing video!

Molton Brown’s beauty advent calendar is similar to that of previous years and this year it’s called Opulent Infusions. Inside is a mix of Molton Brown scented candles, fragrance and body products. Some scents include; Orange & Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Pink Pepperpod, Tobacco, Rhubarb & Rose and Rosa Absolute.

It’s priced at £175 and now at Molton Brown, John Lewis & LookFantastic.

ESPA Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

ESPA £130 – Buy Now

Want to see what is inside? Watch my unboxing video of the ESPA advent calendar 2018.

ESPA’s beauty advent calendar looks absolutely gorgeous this year! The Comfort & Joy calendar has a navy and gold design with drawers that open to reveal an ESPA surprise. There are 25 drawers, with the 25 looking very generous and is a full-size gift. Inside you will find ESPA heroes such as the Overnight Hydration Therapy 15ml, Detox Body Oil 15ml, Soothing bath Oil 15ml, Energising Shower gel 15ml, Pink Hair & Scalp Mud 15ml and a Restorative Candle.

It’s priced at £130 and worth £145. Available now at ESPA , John Lewis, Harvey Nichols as well as Liberty

Liz Earle Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Liz Earle £80 – Buy Now

Take a look inside? Watch my unboxing of the Liz Earle 12 days.

Liz Earle have their 12 day beauty calendar and inside you will find 12 mini Liz Earle products that include Orange Flower Hand Repair 50ml, the ever famous Cleanse & Polish with cloth 30ml, Superskin Concentrate For Night 10ml and Instant Boost Skin Tonic 50ml. They are all in handy under 100ml sizes and perfect to take you into the winter season.

The Liz Earle advent calendar is £80 and is available now at Boots.

Decleor Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Decleor £80 – Buy Now

Decleor is a real pampering treat and each year the calendar is filled with customer favourites. This year it’s a mixture of skincare and body care in various sizes all under 100ml, so ideal for travelling.

The calendar is £80 and available now at All BeautyAmazonJohn LewisBeauty ExpertLookFantastic & Feel Unique.

The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

The Body Shop from £45 – Buy Now

Want to see ALL the contents? Watch The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2018 Unboxing video.

The Body Shop calendars are back and cuter than ever! This year they have three Christmas countdown calendars and one Countdown to New Year calendar. Olivia £45 is a cute owl design and has contents worth £85, inside you’ll find a selection of bath, body and make-up including a seasonal favourite peppermint candy cane shower gel 60ml, Shea hand cream 30ml and almond milk and honey body butter 50ml.

Dani £65 is worth over £121 and has even more products, whilst Freddie the Fox is £99 with a whole host of products including a cute fluffy headband all worth £231.

The Vegan CountDown To New Year helps you countdown on those days between Christmas & New Year, it’s £45 and worth £85. The calendars are available now at The Body Shop.

YSL beauty advent calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

YSL Beauty £195 – Buy Now

YSL beauty have launched their very own beauty advent calendar this year, with all things YSL Beauty inside and it looks amazing! There are 24 surprises, 19 miniatures, 2 perfumes and 3 gifts. It has an elegant black and gold design just like the slick packaging of YSL.

The YSL advent calendar is £195 and available now at YSL and Selfridges.

24 Days of Clinique Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Clinique £76 – Buy Now

24 Days of Clinique has a Clinique treat behind each door. Decorated with a colourful bauble pattern the calendar has all the Clinique essentials; clarifying lotion, 7 day scrub cream, dramatically different moisturising lotion, pep-start hydroblur moisturiser plus a selection of Clinique make-up such as the ever popular Clinique pop lipsticks.

It’s available now at Clinique and Selfridges.

Cowshed Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Cowshed £90 – Buy Now

Cowshed have a 24 day beauty advent calendar £90 which has a selection of Cowshed’s best-loved products such as lavender gentle cleanser, chamomile refreshing toner, knackered cow relaxing body lotion and nourishing cuticle oil, plus many more favourites. They also have a 12 days box £70 with 12 treats that includes lippy cow lip balm, sleepy cow pillow mist, shower gels and body lotions and comes in a beautifully packaged ribbon box.

Both are available in Cowshed spas and online at John Lewis and Cowshed now.

Debenhams ultimate beauty advent calendar - The LDN Diaries

Debenhams £70 – Buy Now

For the first time Debenhams have a beauty advent calendar for 2018! Inside the Debenhams Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar is a mixture of some amazing brands they carry like MAC, Glamglow, Nails Inc, Too Faced, Laura Geller and Murad. It’s a good mixture of skincare, make-up, nails and body products.

There are 24 individual boxes to open and the calendar is priced at £70 and is available now exclusively at Debenhams.

Marks & Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Marks & Spencer £35 – Buy Now

Want to see ALL the contents? Watch my Marks & Spencer advent calendar 2018 unboxing video.

One of the most anticipated calendars is back for 2018! The Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar is always one of the best choices, it’s full of lots of different brands from the M&S beauty department and is worth over £200. Inside this year there are products from Pixi, REN, L’occitane, Living Proof, this works and Leighton Denny. The products are a mixture of make-up, hair, nails, bath and body and skincare. It looks like a lovely selection this year and comes in colourful boxes within a book design.

It’s £35 when you spend £35 at M&S, available now at Marks & Spencer.

L'occitane Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

L’Occitane from £49 – Buy Now

Fancy a look inside the classic calendar? Watch my unboxing video here!

I love the design of the L’Occitane calendar this year. They have moved away from the traditional illustration and gone for a more modern fun coloured design. There are two calendars; the classic £49 and the magic £89, the classic has mini favourites of some of their most popular products with body shower oils, lip balm, soap, moisturiser and hand creams. The magic I’m guessing has more of the same with some deluxe sizes and products.

L’Occitane advent calendar is available to buy now at selected retailers including Feel Unique and John Lewis. And also at L’occitane online.

Kiehl's Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Kiehl’s £110 – Buy Now

Kiehl’s are back with their calendar with Selfridges. This year they have partnered with artist Andrew Bannecker to design the calendar and the whole holiday collection, it is black and gold with a luxurious gold ribbon. Inside will be 24 of Kiehl’s top-selling and favourite products such as Ultra Facial Cleanser 30ml, Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil 40ml, Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask 14ml and even one for the men withFacial Fuel Energising Moisture Treatment for Men 15ml.

It’s priced at £110 and is available now exclusively to Selfridges.

Diptyque Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Diptyque £320 – Buy Now

Diptyque are at the luxury end of the beauty advent calendars scale and at £320 you really have to love the brand. This years calendar is a beautiful black, gold and white design which opens up to reveal individual drawers. It has 25 products inside which is a mixture of miniature candles, body products and fragrance. The candles are 35g and scents include 34, Vanille and Iris, as well as one 70g candle. The EDT’s are 10ml and include fragrances such as Eau des Sans and Tam Dao. Lastly there is a shower oil and a rich cream 15ml.

The calendar is available now exclusive to Selfridges.

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Charlotte Tilbury £150 – Buy Now

Find out what’s inside the Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar in my unboxing video and make sure to enter my giveaway, as I’m giving one away!

Charlotte Tilbury is back with her box of wonders, this year it’s called the Beauty Universe and has a constellation design. Open the box to uncover 12 glitter covered drawers. Inside is minis of Charlotte T’s best sellers like the Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Magic Cream, Pillow Talk Lipstick and a Hollywood Lip in Screen Siren.

The calendar is £150 and available now at Charlotte Tilbury, John LewisSelfridgesCult Beauty & Feel Unique.

Bomb Cosmetics Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Bomb Cosmetics £35 – Buy Now

Bomb Cosmetics have two calendars this year, the first is the original calendar which you may recognise from previous years, this one has 25 days of mini soaps and bath blasters and is £19.99. The second is 12 days of Christmas with 12 full size Christmas inspired bath bombs, this one is £35. Available now at All BeautyBomb Cosmetics & Amazon.

Mavala Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Mavala £45 – Buy Now

Mavala have two 12 Days of Christmas calendars, one with nails and skincare combined and one just with nails. The nails only has 12 nail items inside, including cuticle oil, colorfix, a protective base coat and oil seal dryer. There are 6 nail colours, tweezers and a hand cream. The skincare and nails box includes the same as the nails box but has 4 polishes instead of 6, a day cream, sleeping mask, a moisture mask and a 24hr moisturising cream. All in a cute designed box with a pink ribbon.

Both are £45 and available now at Feel Unique and LookFantastic 

Jack Wills Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Jack Wills £40

Back for another year is the Jack Wills beauty advent calendar. Inside is a mixture of the beauty products Jack Will has, including body wash, body butter, boy lotions, body sprays, a lip balm, 4 x 5ml nail polishes, hair bobbles, hair grips and a mini emery board.

The Jack Wills calendar is £40 and available at Boots 

Soap & Glory Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Soap & Glory £40 – Buy Now

See what is inside this years! Unboxing video of Soap & Glory advent calendar 2018.

Soap & Glory is always a popular one amongst teenagers and great for a gift. Inside the 24 doors is one of Soap & Glory’s products and with favourites such as the body scrub and the foot cream, it’s the perfect pampering calendar.

Soap & Glory calendar is £40 and available now at Amazon Boots.

Birchbox Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 - The LDN Diaries

Birchbox £65 – Buy Now

Birchbox calendar sold out last year in less than 24 hours and this year it’s back and filled with some superb brands, such as OPI, Pixi, Caudalie and Benefit. There are 24 drawers and it launches on October 2nd for subscribers and October 3rd for everyone.

Birchbox advent calendar is £65 and available now at Birchbox

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