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The Ultimate Guide To Beauty Advent Calendars Christmas 2016

September 16, 2016

Is it a little early to be thinking of Christmas? It’s only 100 days away and I did buy my first Christmas decoration in Selfridge’s just last week.

So with that said when it comes to beauty advent calendars, if you want to get your hands on one you need to get in there early, as they are always a sell out. This year there are some great offerings from lots more brands including Kiehl’s, Bare Minerals and also even one for the man in your life from Clarins Mens. With Decléor, House of Fraser, Look Fantastic, ASOS, Sephora and Tanya Burr available to buy already.

Here are all the details of the beauty advent calendars so far for this year. I’ll be updating this regularly with any new additions and info, so do bookmark the page and get these dates in your diary.

You can watch me unbox some of the below calendars on my YouTube channel and find even more beauty advent calendars here.

ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

For the first time ever ASOS beauty have an advent calendar. It contains a range of 24 mini products from the brands sold on ASOS that include make-up, skincare and hair care. These include Elemis Skin Radiance Flash Balm, Nip+Fab Exfoliating Facial Pads, Sleek Matte Lip Cream and Yes To Facial Wipes. ASOS advent calendar is priced at £50 with contents worth £175. It is available to buy now at ASOS.

SPOILER – Watch my ASOS beauty advent calendar unboxing!

Boots Luxury Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Boots Luxury Beauty ‘Your Beauty Fairytale Come True’ Advent Calendar is exclusive to Boots funnily enough and is filled with treats from Lancome, YSL & Victor & Rolf. Products include Yves Saint Laurent, Instant Moisture Glow, Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon, Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara and more! It’s priced at £85 and available from Boots online now! .

Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar 2016

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

This was definitely one of my favourites last year and this year yet again it’s full of amazing beauty products. The M&S calendar is available this Christmas when you spend £35 in M&S beauty, clothing and home (excluding furniture) and you will be able to purchase the calendar for just £35. It’s filled with treats worth over £250 and each day has something to pamper and style.

My favourites include; Alpha H Liquid Gold, Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File, Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy in Shine and Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. Available in stores and at Marks & Spencer now

SPOILER – Watch my Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar unboxing!

Bare Minerals Countdown To Gorgeous – BUY NOW

A first this year is the Bare Minerals advent calendar. 24 doors are filled with Bare Minerals goodies, including the latest skincare offerings from the brand and plenty make-up such as the Marvelous Moxie lipglosses to have you looking your best throughout the festive period.

Bare Minerals calendar is £75 available now from John Lewis, Boots & QVC and Selfridges on November 1st.

Molton Brown Scented Luxuries – BUY NOW

Countdown to Christmas with Molton Brown’s luxury calendar that includes a Molton Brown product behind each door. These include mini versions of the bath and shower gels, body lotions, body polishers, hand washes, scented candles, a shampoo and hair mask, hand exfoliator, hand treatment and a festive bauble. The Molton Brown calendar is £150 and available to buy now at Molton Brown, John Lewis, and Look Fantastic.

Estee Lauder Advent Calendar

Estee Lauder Holiday Countdown – BUY NOW

Wow! Estee lauder kept this a secret. This year they have realised this amazing advent calendar to help you countdown to Christmas. It is filled with a mixture of skincare and cosmetics, some classic products and some newer ones too. Think mini versions of their amazing Pure Color Envy Lipstick and more. To wet your appetite it includes: Bronze Goddess Mini Bronzer Compact Medium, New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum, Little Black Primer, Pure Color Envy Lip Glosses and New Dimension Sculpt + Glow Mask. The calendar is a pricey one, but definitely one worth the contents I think. It’s £205 and available now from Boots and Selfridges.

Ciaté Mini Mani Month – BUY NOW

The Ciaté advent calendar is a nail polish lovers dream, filled with 24 manicure treats from Ciate London. The calendar includes 18 bottles of Ciaté mini paint pots and 1 full size polish, including 4 new and exclusive shades and a limited edition surprise. Including best-selling shades ‘Antique Brooch’, ‘Cupcake Queen’ and ‘ Raising The Barre’. There is also a treatment and two nail toppers and a sneak peek at a new nail care superhero ‘Nail Saviour’.

Ciaté Mini Man Month is £49 and available now from ASOS, Feel UniqueVery & Sephora for those in the US.

Space NK 25 Days of Beauty Advent – BUY NOW

Space NK have added to the advent calendar list with 25 days of beauty. This gift with purchase has an advent calendar twist and sees 25 surprise treats worth over £380. It has top brands such as NARS, Nuxe, Rodial and Cowshed and also a £50 Space NK gift card inside. The calendar is free but you will have to spend £250 on site and enter BEAUTY25 at checkout to swag yourself one! So get your Xmas presents and a special treat for yourself. Get it now at Space NK.

Look Fantastic The Beauty Secret Volume 2 – BUY NOW

Last year I had The Beauty Secret and I loved it. I had no idea what was in it which made it so much more fun and opening each window every day was such a treat. They are very hush-hush about what is in their calendar and even on the design, but last years treats saw me have a full size Tangle Teezer, mini sizes of Paul Mitchell hair, Murad and Eylure lashes all in a big spellbook-esque book. Again it looks to be a sell out so get your pre-order in now.

It’s priced at £70 and available to pre-order at lookfantastic now for a release date of November 1st.

The Body Shop 24 Happy Days – BUY NOW

The Body Shop advent calendar is always one that sells out fast. The calendar has 24 Body Shop goodies inside and you can expect to find; Spiced Apple Shower Gel 60ml, White Bath Gloves, Vitamin E Moisture Cream 18ml, Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover 60ml, Shea Lip Butter 10ml, Eyeshadow Brush, and British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter 200ml. This year there are three calendars to choose from, the green standard at £60, deluxe pink calendar £80 and the ultimate red and gold calendar £99. Available now at www.thebodyshop.com.

L’Occitane Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

All your favourites from L’Occitane are included in this beautiful calendar which has been illustrated by renowned French illustrator Kanako, capturing the festive atmosphere of a L’Occitane gift workshop. The advent calendar includes the gorgeous almond shower oil, precious hands hand cream and body milk all in miniature form. The advent calendar includes content worth over £80 and is priced at £42.

L’occitane advent calendar is available to buy now, get it online at uk.loccitane.com.

SPOILER – Watch my L’Occitane advent calendar 2016 unboxing!

No7 & The City Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

The No7 advent calendar is always highly anticipated and this year the wait list starts next week. It of course has all the No7 from Boots favourites that include: Midnight Lash Mascara Black 7ml, Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Eye Cream 5ml and Stay Perfect Eye Shadow in Truffle. As well as eyelash curlers and a selection No7 brushes to name a few. It’s worth £151.95 and will retail for £39.

The No7 beauty calendar is available to buy now at Boots

Liberty Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Every year the Liberty calendar just oozes luxury and the design of it is always in a gorgeous Liberty print. This year it doesn’t disappoint, with a value of contents over £400 including products such as; Diptyque Baies Candle 70g, Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturiser, Dermalogica Daily Microfilant, Aurelia Miracle Balm and Cloth, Blink Night Brow Balm and Le Labo Santal 33 15ml.

Liberty London calendar priced at £149 and available to buy now at www.liberty.co.uk.

Decléor Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

I love a calendar that has 25 days as then you also get a surprise on Christmas Day too. Decléor this year has a beauty advent calendar filled with 25 treats from the brand. These include two full size products Hydra Floral Cream and a hand cream, as well as mini versions of Satin Soft Dry Oil, Aromessence Iris and Phytopeel. The calendar is worth £182.99 and is priced at £60, available now at Decleor Paris and  Look Fantastic.

SPOILER – Watch my Decleor Advent Calendar unboxing!

Clinique 24 Days of Clinique Calendar – BUY NOW

On sale now, Clinique’s calendar is 24 days of their fabulous products. It has a varied mixture of skincare, cosmetics and fragrance and includes products such as Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, High Impact Mascara and Aromatics in White Perfume Spray. Clinique’s calendar is priced at £65 and available to buy now from Selfridges.

The Ritual Of Advent, Countdown To Christmas – BUY NOW

I adore Rituals products and this calendar is such a treat. Filled with 24 luxury Rituals products, you will find mini versions of some of the favourites that include; Sakura Shower Foam, Laughing Buddha Fortune Oil, Hammam Hot Scrub and the Ayurveda Body Cream. As well as a sample size of the new Rituals perfume. Rituals beauty calendar is available now and is priced at £49.50 from rituals.com.

Dr Hauschka Advent Calendar

Back for another year, Dr Hauschka advent calendar has 24 doors, with 23 minis and one special surprise for Christmas Eve. The calendar has a mixture of products from the brand including; Almond Soothing Body Cream 10ml , Almond Soothing Body Wash 10ml, Eye Revive 5ml, Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk 10ml, Melissa Day Cream 5ml and Quince Hydrating Milk 10ml. The calendar is priced at £75 and available to buy now from LookFantastic.

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Jo Malone advent calendar is a luxury gift this Christmas. 24 doors of Jo Malone products to countdown to the big day. The Jo Malone Townhouse has a gift behind each day which will include mini versions of the perfume, to hand creams and other goodies. A must for any Jo Malone fan.

Available exclusively from Harrods from October and nationwide at Jo Malone from November. Priced at £280.

Diptyque Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Full of mini candles and Diptyque fragrance products the advent calendar has 25 doors of Diptyque this Christmas.  Treats include: Figuier mini candle, L’Ombre dans L’Eau EDT 10ml, Feu de Bois mini candle a small full-sized Christmas candle.

The calendar is priced at £250 and is available to buy now from Selfridges.

Liz Earle Botanist Cabinet

Liz Earle’s take on the beauty advent calendar is the Botanist Cabinet. With 8 windows the cabinet has some lovely gifts behind each window. These include Cleanse & Polish 150ml, Instant Boost Skin Tonic 50ml, Superskin Concentrate for Night 2ml, Brightening Treatment Mask 15ml, Deep Cleansing Mask 15ml, Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask 15ml, 2 Pure Muslin Cloths, 2 Sponges and The Botanist’s Recipe Guide. It’s £35 and available from November, exclusive to Boots.com.

Bomb Cosmetics – BUY NOW

Bomb Cosmetics return with two calendars this year. One entitled a ‘Countdown to Christmas’ and the other the ‘Bomb Advent Calendar’ which is filled with 12 mini soap slices and 12 mini bath blasters. Each calendar is £19.99 and available at Very and Bomb Cosmetics now.

Aldi Cuvée Royal

Another first this year is from Aldi, who have some seriously amazing skincare in their calendar this year. With exclusive products from the brand new Lacura Cuvee Royal range. A brand new, luxury anti-ageing skincare range, with precious sparkling grape extract from France. The products offer several strong anti-ageing components including the innovative dermis activator, QT40. The calendar will have 24 mini surprises from both this and Lacura range. Available online and in store, limited to two per person.

Clarins Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Clarins advent calendar contains a range of Clarins best selling products. Including Beauty Flash Balm 50ml, Hand & Nail Treatment Cream 50ml, Instant Eye Make-Up Remover 10ml and Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch 4ml. It has a festive design inside with snowflakes and Christmas cookies, unfortunately no real cookies! Priced at £95 and available at Clarins Boots now.

Clarins Men ’12 Days of Christmas ‘ – BUY NOW

One for the men this year. Clarins Men have ’12 Days of Christmas’, entitled as the post-Christmas skin survival kit. I imagine it’s filled with all the favourites from Clarins Men. It’s £95 and available at Clarins and Selfridges now.

Selfridges L’Oreal Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Selfridges return for another year with their L’oreal advent calendar ‘Eclectic Little Luxuries’. Expect favourites from brands such as Lancome and Kiehls, with treats such as Lancome Comforting Toner, YSL Black Opium Fragrance and Kiehl’s Amino Acid Shampoo.

The calendar is priced at £95 and is available to buy now at Selfridges.

Charlotte Tilbury World Of Legendary Parties – BUY NOW

Charlotte Tilbury’s calendar this year has 12 drawers each with a mini sized Charlotte Tilbury product. They include products such as, Wonderglow, Multi Miracle Glow, Goddess Skin Clay Mask and also full size products, Penelope Pink K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick and Colour Chameleon. It’s priced at £150 and is available now at Charlotte Tilbury and Selfridges.

Kiehl’s Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Can you guess? Another Selfridges exclusive with the Kiehl’s advent calendar. Filled with all the favourites like Ultra Facial CLeanser, Ultra Facial Cream, Cilantro & Orange Pollutant Defending Masque and Men’s facial fuel, it’s a great one for any skincare lover.

Available now from Kiehl’s and Selfridges for £95.

Vintage Cosmetics Company Calendar

This calendar from Vintage Cosmetics Company has such a pretty design and includes a floral shower cap, manicure treats, eye curlers and everything you need to pamper in mini version. Available at Vintage Cosmetic Company for £125 now and launching on www.qvcuk.com I think for £99. The 12 days version is available now from Feel Unique.

Tanya Burr 12 Days Of Christmas – BUY NOW

Tanya’s back with another blogtastic advent calendar filled with her lovely range. The calendar includes 12 Tanya goodies that will have you feeling very festive and include; Christmas Stocking Matte Lip, Sleigh Bells Nail Polish, Treasured Glitter Liner and Berry Pavlova Lip Gloss, yum! The calendar is priced at £25 and available now from SuperdrugVery and Feel Unique.

Cheeky Nails Advent Calendar 

Definitely one for all the nail polish lovers. Just like Ciaté this calendar from Cheeky nails, which is the sister brand to Cowshed, has 24 x 5ml Cheeky nail polishes. These should keep your nails looking festive throughout the Christmas period. It’s priced at £50 and available to buy now from www.urcheeky.com.

Jack Wills Beauty Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Who even knew Jack Wills did beauty? The calendar will contain a mixture of skincare, nail and hair gifts and will be a must for any Jack Wills fan. The calendar is a cute square with each drawer revealing a Jack Wills goodie.

The calendar is priced at £35 and available from Boots now.

Mad Beauty – BUY NOW

Mad Beauty have two advent calendars for Christmas 2016. The first is part of their Bauble Collection gifting and is a box of 24 surprise beauty gifts which includes lipsticks, a powder compact, nail polishes, lip-glosses and much more. This one is priced at £19.99. The second is a ’12 Days of Christmas’ advent calendar, for £10.99 it has 12 gifts that includes things like body butter, nail files and a shower puff. Available at www.madbeauty.com.

Benefit Girl O’Clock Rock ’12 Days’ – BUY NOW

Benefit have another 12 days of Christmas this year, with the theme ‘Girl O’Clock Rock’.  It is sure to be a sell-out and has 12 mini Benefit bestsellers. These are the POREfessional, they’re real! mascara, lollibalm, hoola bronzer, dandelion, BADgal lash mascara, high beam, benetint, posietint, lollitint, they’re real! remover and it’s potent! eye cream. It also plays music when you open it.

Benefit advent calendar is £34.50 and available now at www.benefitcosmetics.com.

You Beauty Box Advent Calendar

The one I know alot of you have been waiting for is finally here! Launching in YOU magazine on Sunday 2nd October, the 2016 You Beauty Advent Calendar has 24 premium products and is worth over £270. Products are a mixture of top brands and include the likes of MALIN+GOETZ, Vitamin E Face Moisturiser 40ml, Moroccanoil Hair Treatment 25ml, ESPA, Overnight Hydration Therapy 15ml and Miller Harris, Rose Silence Eau de Parfum 14ml.

The calendar is priced at £69.95, with P&P £4.95 for non-members and free to members. Available now at You Beauty. For £10 off your advent calendar use code AC10YOUADVENT.

SPOILER – Watch my You Beauty Advent Calendar unboxing!

House of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar

House of Fraser beauty advent calendar is available to buy now and has a selection of House of Frasers own beauty brand ‘Colour Couture’. The fairytale house has a treat behind each door to have you pampered in time for Christmas. This includes Colour Couture Lipsticks, Colour Couture Liquid Eyeliner, a Colour Couture Blusher and many more. Full list of contents and available to buy now at House of Fraser for £25.

NYX Wanderlust Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

NYX make-up has had a really good year after the boom in sales of their liquid lipsticks. So it was only natural they would have an advent calendar. I’m not sure of the exact contents but would guess it includes some of their best-selling products including those lingerie liquid lips and eyeshadows. It will be priced at £60 and is available now from SelfridgesBoots and Feel Unique.

Make-Up Revolution Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Back for another year Make-Up Revolution have a calendar packed full of some of their best make-up products and brushes. Including 6 lipsticks, 2 glosses, strobe cream, highlighter, baked blusher and much more. The calendar is available to buy now from superdrug.com and priced at £40, currently with money off at £30!

The Sanctuary Let Go Of Days Advent Calendar 

The Sanctuary advent calendar is a pampering box that dreams are made of. Each door has a Sanctuary spa treat behind it, including Foaming Creamy Bath Soak 75ml, Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water 50ml, Cleansing Burst Body Wash 75ml, Radiance Exfoliator 15ml and Ultimate Salt Scrub 60g. There are some real favourites in there, I personally would love this one!

It’s priced at £25 and available now.

Sephora Collection Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Sephora have an own brand advent calendar this year with 24 mini Sephora make-up and skincare goodies. I really love Sephora own brand and it has a good mixture of products including; Honey sleeping Mask, Nano Lip Liner in Real Red, Eye Shadow in No. 298 Tiramisu and Color Hit Nail Polish in L74 Cross the Line. The Sephora calendar is priced at $45 (£35) and available to buy now from www.sephora.com.

Paul & Joe Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Paul & Joe’s advent calendar is beautifully illustrated with 24 doors and contains 12 Paul & Joe beauty items. Including moisturising foundation primer, lip essence limited and a compact powder blush. It is priced at £56 is available now at ASOS.

Feel Unique – BUY NOW

Created in collaboration with fashion illustrator Meredith Wing, Feel Unique’s Beauty Calendar contains 12 days of mini beauty surprises. Each door will contain a skincare, bath, haircare or makeup treat from some of Feel Unique’s top brands, including Nuxe, Percy & Reed, Decléor and Rimmel. Priced at £30 and available on FeelUnique now.

Cowshed – BUY NOW

Cowshed’s advent calendar has all the essentials needed for a pampering night or nights in! It has a mini version of their bubble bath, moisturisers, hand creams and more. It is available now to buy from Cowshed and  John Lewis.

Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar

Selfridges really are spoiling us this year with advent calendar exclusives and also now another one of their very own calendars. This one differs from the Eclectic Luxuries as that includes all L’oreal products whereas this one has a varied mixture of brands and products. Including; Rodial-Bee Venom Deluxe Cleanser, OCC-Glitter, Foreo-Luna Play, Beauty Blender Bloterazzi, Dr Paw Paw-Original Balm, mini Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and Molton body wash. It’s a really great mixture of products and brands! Available now at Selfridges.

Nuxe Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Nuxe’s calendar is called ’10 beauty treasures’ and has 10 mini versions of some Nuxe’s finest treasures. The calendar includes Nuxellence Éclat, Nuxellence Detox, Huile Prodigieuse, Huile Prodigieuse, Huile Prodigieuse Or, Prodigieux Shower Oil, Crème Fraîche de Beautè, Crème Prodigieuse, Rêve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream, Rêve de Miel Face Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Gel and Gentle Exfoliating Gel with Rose Petals.

Priced at £49 it is available to buy now from Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Feel Unique.

Rodial ’12 Days Of Magic’ Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Rodial’s first ever calendar has 12 days to countdown to Christmas. The calendar is £100 and includes mini sizes as well as a full size lip liner. Products include Bee Venom Cleansing Balm 20ml, Bee Venom Moisturiser 15ml, Snake Neck Mask, XXL Lip Liner – Nude, Snake Booster Oil 10ml, Super Acids x-treme Acid Rush Peel 20ml, Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask, Stem Cell Magic Gel 9ml, Stem Cell Cleanser 50ml, Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic 50ml, Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel 5ml. Get it now at Rodial.

nude by nature advent calendar

Nude By Nature Splendour 12 Days of Christmas – BUY NOW

Cult make-up brand Nude By Nature is still relatively new to the UK, but this Aussie brand has taken us by storm with their gorgeous rose gold packaging and beautiful products. Their advent has 12 days to countdown and includes a mixture of products and tools such as Perfecting Primer, Rose Gold Tweezers and a Perfecting Concealer. Priced at £60 and worth over £107, it’s available now at FeelUnique.

arran aromatics advent calendar

Arran Aromatics A Sense of Christmas Advent Calendar – BUY NOW

Exclusive to John Lewis is Arran Aromatics advent calendar. With 24 Arran Aromatics treats that include mini candles, bath and shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner. Fragrances include the mandarin and mint, bergamot and ginger and lavender and lemongrass. It’s £45 and available now only at John Lewis.

Will you be splurging this year? Which one are you most excited for?

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  • Reply
    September 17, 2016 at 08:39

    wow! this xmas will be amazing then! so many great options!! i can start my xmas list already ….!! 😀

    xx from italy

    • Reply
      September 17, 2016 at 10:10

      They are so many this year! Which is looking like your favourite? x

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        September 20, 2016 at 10:22

        difficult question. But if I had a free credit card, I’d say the diptique one or the jo malone<3 i'm obsessed with scents, candles and the fragrance world. Okay maybe even the CT one would do 😀

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          September 21, 2016 at 22:51

          Molton Brown has a nice mixture of scents and candles too, plus such a gorgeous design!

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    The Purley Girly
    September 19, 2016 at 10:57

    How many hints do you think it would take to get the husband to get me the Charlotte Tilbury one? 🙂 They all look brilliant, I love advent calendars!

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      September 21, 2016 at 22:51

      Haha stick a post it note to his head!

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    Lemonade Daisies
    September 19, 2016 at 19:39

    I need all of these! Although, even if I could afford them all, I don’t think I’d have enough space to display them all! So pretty! xx

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      September 21, 2016 at 22:50

      I know some are really cool designs! x

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    Carine Appleby
    September 23, 2016 at 00:19

    There’s no You Magazine advent calendar? 🙁 Or not yet …?

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      September 23, 2016 at 21:11

      Not that I know of yet!

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      September 30, 2016 at 13:11

      Hey! I just added details of the You beauty calendar 😀

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        Carine Appleby
        September 30, 2016 at 19:23

        Thanks 😀 you star.

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    Faye Reed
    September 24, 2016 at 10:53

    I’m really looking forward to the m&s one. Most of these are far too expensive for an advent calendar.

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      September 24, 2016 at 11:32

      I think M&S is great as it has such a mixture! I’ll be doing an unboxing of that one on YouTube very soon!

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        Faye Reed
        October 16, 2016 at 19:19

        Have you updated this? I really like the look of the luxury boots one,especially with the perfume. X

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          October 16, 2016 at 20:13

          Hey Faye! Yes it’s been updated every day nearly, just added Estee Lauder today! x

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    September 27, 2016 at 17:44

    I want most of these? Do you know what the value of the products inside the Charlotte tilbury calendar is? I’ve recently become obsessed with that brand. If you could only buy one which calendar would you go for. I’m seriously debating going for the look fantastic one

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      September 30, 2016 at 00:17

      Not sure of the value of the Tilbury one I’m afraid. Ooh hard choice there are so many this year, I had Look Fantastic last year and really loved it as it’s such a mixture of brands and really good value! The Molton Brown one though is so gorgeous, I’d be tempted with that I think! However I know of a few more which I’ll be adding as soon as I get all the details together! 🙂

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    October 1, 2016 at 14:21

    Oh I would love the Benefit one but it sells out so quickly! I might try the No7 one instead

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    October 3, 2016 at 01:21

    Am I the only one disappointed that the benefit one only does 12 now instead of 24? 🙁

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      October 3, 2016 at 19:57

      I know I wish they did 24, I’m not such a fan of those with 12!

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    October 4, 2016 at 21:55

    M&S one has a really good mixture, but then you do have to also spend £35 in M&S, so maybe ASOS for a good mixture of products? No7 always good value though, depends what you like more of or what your favourite brand is? Look Fantastic last year I really loved it as I hadn’t tried a lot of the products in it and got some full sizes too!

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      October 4, 2016 at 22:21

      It’s my first time buying a beauty advent calendar so I defiantly want a good one, I love benefit but I don’t want to pay that price for only 12 days, plus I think the 24 ones are more fun! I like the sound of the bare minerals one but I don’t know if it would be worth the money? I was also leaning towards the asos or look fantastic one, I just don’t know which I would choose, it’s a hard choice!

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    October 6, 2016 at 13:17

    Just a little heads up if you didn’t already know, in the Boots Christmas catalogue there’s a “Luxury Beauty Advent Calender” for £85 which contains YSL and others (It won’t let me upload the picture) but it’s not on the website yet. Have you heard anything about this one?

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      October 6, 2016 at 13:23

      Thanks Grace that sounds an interesting one! Afraid I haven’t had any details on it . X

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      October 7, 2016 at 10:48

      Was this the one you mentioned? https://theldndiaries.com/BootsLuxury I think it’s sold out already!!!!

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        October 7, 2016 at 12:12

        Yes that’s it! It wasn’t on the website when I looked so maybe it’s just gone up. When you search “advent” it says ‘stock coming soon’ so maybe there’s still hope!

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          October 7, 2016 at 12:25

          Yeah it definitely wasn’t there yesterday, let’s hope more stock!

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          October 12, 2016 at 17:18

          Next 3-4 days apparently Boots told me on Twitter!

          • Grace
            October 13, 2016 at 17:11

            Oooh, exciting!!

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    October 11, 2016 at 14:16

    Thank you for this list, I now have the Sanctuary Spa and L’Occitane calendars so I’m just waiting on the M&S one and trying to not get tempted by Cowshed as I have a stationery one on pre-order as well! I cant wait for December 1st 😀

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      October 11, 2016 at 15:11

      Ooh loads love it! Whats the stationary one? M&S you will LOVE it, it’s amazing! I have done an unboxing video on it for YouTube, which will be up very soon!

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    October 11, 2016 at 19:14

    This is by far the best post about advent calendars I’ve come across, thanks!

    • Reply
      October 11, 2016 at 22:08

      Thanks! Glad you found it helpful 🙂

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    Ros Davies
    October 17, 2016 at 21:14

    keep checking up on this thank you for it 🙂
    was wondering if the selfridges eclectic little luxuries calander has been realeased yet as it’s showing out of stock

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      October 17, 2016 at 22:34

      Hey Ros! So it’s not been on sale yet, but I noticed it on their site and saying that, I think they are doing what Boots did and had it on there before it went on sale. As the release date wasn’t till late October. Also I got their newsletter today and it had it on it with coming soon! I guess just keep watching, I will update as soon as I see it! x

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      October 19, 2016 at 09:40

      Hey! The calendar went on sale this morning 🙂 https://theldndiaries.com/SelfridgesAdvent

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        Ros Davies
        October 20, 2016 at 18:01

        Thank you so much!! ordered it 🙂 x

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    October 20, 2016 at 11:21

    Hello! Do you happen to know if you can buy more than one M&S calendar with the £35 purchase? Thanks!

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      October 20, 2016 at 11:27

      Hey Heather! I’m not sure actually, I haven’t heard that you can’t ,but I’m sure it will tell you on the site when it goes live if not! x

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    October 23, 2016 at 02:23

    Ah no way! Thanks for letting me know, I’m going to take that off my list!

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    Laura Andreou
    October 23, 2016 at 07:21

    This is by far the best site for beauty advent calendars. Thanks Paula! My hubby gets me one every year and I don’t know what one to ask for this year so I’m enjoying reading up! I want to buy the Liz Earle one for my friend – do you know when it goes on sale? There is a Boots points event this Thursday so it would be helpful if it was then!! Second, other than the Clarins one are there any men’s beauty advent calendars? I think he’d like one but more with a variety. I’m thinking of just creating one with samples but it’s not the same. thank you!

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      October 23, 2016 at 12:15

      Hey Laura! Thanks I’m glad it’s useful! Not sure of the Liz Earle release date I’m afraid, but will keep an eye out for it launching, I’m sure it will be soon! No other men’s ones really, unless you wanted something that wasn’t beauty, I know Chase do a beautiful gin one. The Kiehl’s one has some men’s products and most from Kiehl’s are also unisex. x

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    Tracey McLeod
    October 23, 2016 at 21:55

    I would love any of these, most likely be a mad beauty or aldi for me though

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    October 23, 2016 at 23:43

    I’m really excited about the body shop advent calendar

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    lynn heath
    October 24, 2016 at 19:39

    I would love the Liz Earle calendar, I love all her products!

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    Lauren Bowmer
    October 26, 2016 at 15:45

    Liberty Calendar !!!!! eeeeeeep

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    October 28, 2016 at 13:57

    The Diptyke or maybe the Jo Malone

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    October 29, 2016 at 14:52

    I change my mind between the asos and the No7 one.

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    October 29, 2016 at 19:01

    Tbh i was looking forward to the no7 but I think the M&S looks fantastic too! What a fantastic list ones that i wouldnt have even thought of!

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    Ellie Spider
    October 29, 2016 at 19:16

    I’d love the vintage cosmetics one although they all look awesome

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    Louise Crocker
    October 30, 2016 at 09:41

    I love the Benefit a Girl o’clock rock. It would have me looking gsl for Christmas in no time

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    Tiffeny Brown
    October 30, 2016 at 12:49

    I am definitely most excited for the vintage cosmetics company calendar! 🙂 x

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    October 30, 2016 at 21:08

    I like the look of the Boots luxury advent calendar.

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    October 31, 2016 at 16:52

    Hi any info on the Jo Malone advent?ive clicked on the link a few times to take me to harrods no joy,typed it in the search bar & still nothing..today is 31/10 so I’d have thought it would be on sale by now..thanks Debbie

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