Monday, 3 September 2018

The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

Beauty Advent Calendars have been one of my most popular posts over the past few years (2015, 2016, 2017) and as soon as the notifications come in for Advent Calendars, the post starts to take shape (I am currently writing this post on July 7th 2018).  This year we have some new advent calendars from brands we haven't seen before, some trusty favourites and some which you will either love or hate. Whatever your budget, there is something for everyone.

Starting the 2018 Beauty Advent Calendar post is one Advent Calendar which sounds pretty incredible and that is from Glossybox.
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Now, this was quite the surprise to land in my inbox, but yes Glossybox is launching their very first Beauty Calendar which is called 'All I Want' and it will feature over £300 worth of products inside and they are all full sized.
  • NARS, 
  • Real Techniques, 
  • Charles Worthington, 
  • bareMinerals, 
  • Crabtree & Evelyn and there is to be an exclusive from Huda Beauty! 
The Glossybox calendar will be available to pre-order from September and to buy in October at I’d highly suggest getting on that pre-order list not to miss out. It’s priced at £99, but if you are a subscriber you can buy it for £75, so definitely worth signing up now to Glossybox (they send 5 beauty products as a subscription box each month from just £10). Sign up for Glossybox here.

NARS - Yes it has come to the UK but you need to be on the waiting list to even get a sniff!  
NARS Uncensored Advent Calendar 2018

NARS Uncensored Advent Calendar contains minis of all our favourites including Laguna, Orgasm, Creamy Concealer, Audacious Lipsticks– the NARS Uncensored Calendar is not one to miss. Priced at £175.

Iconic London - The Night On The Town Advent Calendar from Iconic London is a must for any fan or for anyone wanting to discover some of the brands most amazing products:
Iconic London The Night On The Town Advent Calendar
Priced at £120.

Ciate London Ciate London are back with their 2018 Advent Calendar and it includes 20 mini paint pots and 1 full size, including 9 new and exclusive shades! Inside you’ll also find a special limited-edition surprise, alongside 1 mini treatment.
Ciate London 2018 Beauty Calendar
Priced at £50 at ASOS

MAC Cosmetics - Yep here it is in all its glory, the MAC 2018 Advent Calendar and it is on sale right now.
MAC CosmeticsAdvent Calendar 2018

Inside the Shiny Pretty Things holiday collection, inside the calendar, you will find a mixture of 24 mini and full-size MAC products. It is on sale right now from Lookfantastic for £125 or from MAC and has an RRP £300

Beauty Expert - I was really hoping there would be a Beauty Expert Calendar because I love last years edit so much and here it is!
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With contents, which are being kept secret, for now, worth a staggering £450, it can be yours for just £100 and if you want it, then you need to sign up.

Aveda - This 12 day advent calendar from Aveda has everything inside that you might need to keep your hair in tip top condition.
Inside you will find shampoo, conditioners, hair spray, mousse, thickening tonic and much more.  Priced at £79 available from Debenhams.

Estee Lauder - If you are an Estee Lauder fan then this is the calendar for you! Over 12 days you will find behind a door either a skincare, makeup or fragrance.
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On sale now for £80 you can find this calendar at John Lewis.

Thierry Mugler - Now this is quite a surprise.  I am personally not a fan of the scent, but I know many people who are.
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Behind these 12 doors, you will find Perfume, Body Spray, Body cream and more.  Priced at £115 it is on sale via John Lewis and Debenhams.

Net-A-Porter - Now this Calendar looks incredible. Launching on 24th September inside you will find skincare, cult haircare, wearable make-up, plus pampering bath and body products.
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Inside, you will find brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Le Labo, Goldfadden, Sunday Riley and Chantecallie to name just a few. Priced at £150 from Net-a-Porter.

Maybelline - It is a is a 12 day countdown filled with full-size Maybelline products. Inside you will find products such as Lash Sensational mascara, Baby Skin primer, some Colour Tattoo shadows, Colour Sensational lipstick, Master Strobing liquid, Master Precise black skinny liner, Superstay nail varnish and of course Baby Lips.
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Maybelline 12 day countdown is £50 and available to buy now a from Littlewoods and Very

Nails Inc - The first of the nail polish calendars comes from Nails Inc and it is actually rather colourful.
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Inside the ’12 Days of Beauty Gold’ you will find 12 popular Nails Inc products which includes 4 nail polishes, a filer and remover, 4 lip products from the INC.redible range and two face masks. Priced at £49 from FeelUnique, it has an RRP £117.

Bubble-T Cosmetics This super-sized advent calendar contains everything you need to liven up your bath or shower time this festive season.
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From bath bombs to shower scrubs, this super-sized advent calendar contains a variety of products in all three of Bubble T's signature fragrances: zingy lemongrass & green tea, Moroccan mint tea and sweet hibiscus & açai berry tea.  Priced at £29.99, you can find it from Feelunique.

Lancome for Feelunique - This is quite an intriguing Calendar on Feelunique from Lancome. Countdown to Christmas in style with Lancôme's 24 Day Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar.
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Inside you will find Rénergie Multi-Lift Night Cream 15ml, Rénergie Multi-Lift Day Cream 15ml, Miel En Mousse 15ml, Bi Facil Eye Makeup Remover 30ml, Génifique Serum 7ml, Hydrazen Night Cream 15ml, Douceur Galateis 50ml, Génifique Advanced Eye Care 5ml, La Vie Est Belle Shower Gel 50ml and a whole host of mini products which include: Mini Absolue Precious Cells Lip Balm 5ml, Mini Crayon Khol Eye Pencil Noir 0.2g, Mini Hypnose Drama Mascara Noir 2ml, Mini Hypnose Mascara Noir 2ml and more. Priced at £90 it is a bit of a bargain!

Lancome for Boots - This little collaboration between Boots and Lancome is a lovely surprise and it is one I really love the look of.

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Described as being a 24 days in a sparkling wonderland:  A selection of makeup, skincare and fragrance treats from YSL, Lancôme, Victor & Rolf and Ralph Lauren. Priced at £95.

Estee Lauder - Similar to the 2017 Advent Calendar, Estee Lauder, who own a huge array of brands are releasing their own Advent and it is pretty stunning.
The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018
Inside you will see brands such as Origins, Bobbi Brown, Glamglow, Smashbox, Bumble &Bumble and of course some trusty favourite from Estee Lauder themselves.  It is priced at £150 and is available from late October via all Estee Lauder brands.

Dermalogica - Not a brand I expected to see a calendar from but a really good idea in getting your products out there.
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The 12 Days to Glow Calendar will feature products such as the cult Daily Microfoliant and Power Recovery Masque and it is priced at £125, available from October at Dermalogica.

Latest in Beauty - The beauty boxes we all know and love for their collaborations, now have their own beauty advent and here it is. Described as being bigger and better than ever, it is inspired by a magical Winter night sky.
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Inside there are 24 luxe beauty treats from brands such as Oskia, Aromatherapy Associates and The White Company. Worth a whopping £255 it is yours for just £60. It can be pre-ordered from 24th September and goes on sale officially from 1st October.

George at Asda - This year Asda has created their first ever beauty one and it features £30 worth of products for just £20. 
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However, instead of 25 boxes, this advent calendar features just 12 doors, representing the 12 days of advent.

Weleda - From Weleda we have the Nature's Collection Advent Calendar which is a must for any fan of the brand.
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The Weleda range is certified all-natural, harnessing plant-based actives that are sustainably sourced in harmony with nature, making each gift the perfect feel-good offering for the organic beauty lover.  There are 12 doors to open and it retails for £34.95.

Fortnum and Mason - One of the best places ive ever had Afternoon Tea but coming as quite the surprise is a beauty calendar.
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Packed with amazing brands such as Iconic, Sisley, Olverum, Aurelia and Christian Breton, it has an RRP of over £600 but can be yours for just £195 and it is released on 1st October!

Amazon - Now I love the look of this Amazon Beauty Calendar and it has some pretty fabulous highstreets brands hidden inside.
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Inside you will find the likes of Elemis, Real Techniques, Eyelure and John Frieda and it costs just £50 here from 1st October.

We Calendar - This 24 days of Beauty Calendar from Boots is a charity Calendar.  A charity that makes a real difference in the lives of women around the world. £1 from the sale of this advent calendar goes to WE in support of their women’s empowerment programmes in developing communities (read more here)
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Including products from brands such as No.7, Soap and Glory, Liz Earle, Mark Hill, Masqd and Champneys, this Calendar will retail for £70.

W7 Cosmetics - Extravaganze from W7 features 24 W7 treats in full and mini size including Mascaras, Lipsticks, Blushers and more.
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The W7 Cosmetics Extravaganza Advent Calendar will be available for £19.95 at from the end of September

Birchbox - Yes keeping up with the Beauty Box Beauty Advent Calendars comes Birchbox and this one is pretty darn good. 

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Launches on the 2nd October to subscribers and nationwide from 3rd October. This advent calendar has an expertly curated mix of beauty treats from OPI, Caudalie, Pixi, LOC and my very own fave Touch in Sol. Priced at £65.

Feelunique - This one looks like a fab little calendar from Feelunique. The Little Beauty Parcel Calendar has 24 days of treats and it includes brands such as Caudalie, Sleek, Murad, REN, Makeup Forever and more.
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Worth around £250, it goes on sale in mid-October and will be priced at £75.

Elle - Yes Elle are launching their first ever Advent Calendar and wrapped in an exclusive print there are 24 luxury beauty items inside.
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Behind those doors you will find the likes of Hourglass, NARS, Sol De Janiero, Dermalogica, Percy & Reed, Bella Freud, Susanne Kaufmann and Too Faced to name just a few. It has an RRP £340 but will be on sale for £125 on October 1st.

Jo Loves - New of this Advent Calendar is rather exciting and it looks just absolutely stunning.
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It contains 24 miniature fragrance and body treats as well as (on the last day) a token to exchange for your favourite 100ml scent. The Jo Loves Christmas Advent Calendar, £250, available from November.

ASOS - One of my favourite places to browse is the Face and Body section on ASOS and I have been waiting and hoping there would be a 2018 Advent Calendar and here it is.
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Featuring an incredible mixture of the beauty brands that are stocked on ASOS, you will find inclusions from GLAMGLOW, Alpha H, Benefit and 112Skin. The ASOS advent calendar is £55 and launches September 17th at ASOS.

Dr Hauschka -  Full of 100% certified natural and organic products, the Dr Hauschka Advent Calendar is totally different to any other in this post.
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This box of little red Santa sacks, all containing Dr Hauschka skincare and make-up treats will retail for £85 and is available from November 1st.

L'Oreal LuxeSelfridges has teamed up with L'Oreal for the ultimate beauty advent calendar and look how stunning it is.
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Filled with brands such as Lancome, Urban Decay, Too Faced, YSL, Kiehl's and Viktor and Rolf to name a few. It launches on 26th September in Selfridges and will retail at £130.

Fenwick  - If you want cuteness in a calendar then Fenwick has it as well as quite the line up which might not come as too much of a surprise to beauty lovers out there. 
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What I love is that this Calendar sits right in the middle of the affordability bracket and it has some amazing products inside, including:
  • Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Body Cream (deluxe travel – size 40ml)
  • Aurelia Cell Repair Night Oil (full-size 30ml)
  • Aveda Damage Remedy Shampoo (deluxe travel size 50ml)
  • Aveda Damage Remedy Conditioner (deluxe travel size 40ml)
  • Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow ‘Mica’ (full-size 3g)
  • BBrowBar Nourishing Brow Oil (full-size 11ml)
  • By Terry Baume De Rose La Crème Mains (deluxe handbag size 15g)
  • Clarins Extra Firming Night Cream (deluxe travel size 30ml)
  • Clinique Smart™ SPF15 Custom Moisturizer (deluxe travel size 15ml)
  • Dr Sebagh Serum Repair (full-size 20ml)
  • Elizabeth + James Nirvana White Eau de Parfum (full size 10ml roller ball)
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lash Multi Effects Mascara (deluxe handbag size 2.8ml)
  • Femmue Flower Infused Fine Mask (full-size 50g)
  • J.One Jelly Pack Multi functional Gel Primer (full-size 30ml)
  • Lebon Le White organic toothpaste (deluxe travel size 25ml)
  • MAC Satin Lipstick ‘Twig’ (full-size 3g)
  • Margaret Dabbs Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum (full-size 15ml)
  • Nails Inc Nail Polish ‘Diamond Arcade’ (full-size 14ml)
  • NARS Blush Orgasm (deluxe handbag size 3.5g)
  • Neom Organics Tranquillity™ Scented Candle (full-size 75g)
  • Olverum Bath Oil (full-size 60ml)
  • Pixi Retinol Tonic (full size 100ml)
  • Radical Eye Revive Crème (deluxe travel size 5ml)
  • SachaJuan Ocean Mist (deluxe travel size 50ml)
  • Skin Laundry Gentle Foaming Face Wash (deluxe travel size 50ml)
It looks just stunning when you open it up to reveal a whole lot of drawers, beautifully bundled with these amazing products. It launches in October and is priced at £150, so watch this space.

Jo Malone - Christmas wouldn't be that without the Jo Malone Calendar to drool over and this one is definitely droolsome.
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Once opened out, this calendar has drawers packed full of amazing products which include 14 Colognes of which you will find scents such as Orange Bitters, English Oak and Redcurrant, Lime Basil and Mandarin and Jasmine Samnbac and Marigold all at 9ml.  Added to that there is also Body Cremes, Bath Oils and Handwashes and it wouldn't be a Jo Malone Calendar without some candles and inside you will find at least 2.  Launches on 1st October and is priced at £300!

La Mer! Yes that is right La Mer has their very own Advent Calendar called 12 Days of Radiance and at £300 it is right up in the expensive section, but it does look pretty special.
The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018
Inside the calendar, you will find 12 of La Mer's best selling products which includes the Renewal Oil, a full-sized Lip Balm, Moisturising Cream and much more.  It is available in October and to grab it, you need to sign up for a notification.

Debenhams - Of all of the advent calendars within this post, this is one I would quite like to get my hands on.
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Inside the Debenhams Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar features some amazing brands and they include MAC, Glamglow, Nails Inc, Too Faced, Laura Geller, Murad and one of my favourite brands which means it is more than worth keeping an eye on this beauty.  There are 24 individual boxes to open and the calendar is priced at £70 and will be available in October exclusively at Debenhams.

Paul and Joe - Cat Lovers rejoice because this Paul and Joe calendar is all you need to be opening!
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The Calendar is beautifully illustrated with Paul & Joe’s designer Sophie Mechaly’s cats - Gipsy and Nounette and inside there is a little button in the corner that meows. Priced at £56 it will be available from 1st November via Feelunique and Beautybay.

Lancôme - This was quite the delight dropping into my inbox and quite unexpected too.  Launching their own luxe calendar featuring some of the Lancôme favourites inside. It is a beautiful pink house tin with a Parisian design and it features the writing ‘Happiness Sparkles’ across the top.

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The full contents of the Calendar are under wraps for now but it will cost around £130 and you can get your hands on it from Selfridges on September 26th.

Harrods Calendar - This calendar took me by surprise as I didn't expect to see another Harrods Calendar in 2018, but we have and this one is pretty stunning.
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With 25 drawers to open, inside you will see a plethora of amazing brands and as you can see, each brand is hidden behind a drawer which you open.  So want to know what is inside? Well there will be brands such as 111Skin, Sunday Riley, Laura Mercier, Omorovicza, Acqua di Parma, Tata Harper, NARS, Anne Semonin, Clarins, SUQQU, Clinique, Dr. Sebagh, Bio Effect, Bobbi Brown, Givenchy, Fresh, By Terry, Charlotte Tilbury, Kiehls, Huda, Sol De Janeiro, Philip Kingsley, Sarah Champman, Sisley and maybe even a few more. The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar for 2018 will launch in October exclusively and will cost £250, with an overall value of around £680 which is quite a saving!

Boots No.7  - I managed to get my hands on last years advent calendar from No.7 and it was amazing value for money and this year's calendar looks just amazing.
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What I really liked about this calendar is that it was such a good mix of makeup, skincare and a few beauty tools all thrown in and this year it is the same again.  Inside you will find eyeliners, gel nail polish, lash primer, lipstick, lip pencils, eyeshadows, eye masks (which I love), blusher, eye cream, Micellar Water, Lip Cream, Serum and so much more. This Advent Calendar launches in October and has an RRP £42 attached to it, so if you want it, keep watching.

Lookfantastic - If you love beauty boxes as much as I do and also love beauty calendars, then imagine how brilliant it is to bring the two together.  Again, Lookfantastic has an amazing line up for 2018 and it couldn't look any more festive.
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Inside this calendar, you will find brands such as Molton Brown, Glamglow, ESPA, Lipstick Queen, Illamasqua and there will also be an exclusive High Definition x Lookfantastic contour palette hidden inside.  Worth over £300, this advent calendar will be on sale for £79 and it is available from 1st October at Look Fantastic, pre-order available from September 7th, sign up to the waiting list.

The Green People - This is the brand’s first-ever advent calendar and is jam-packed with certified organic makeup, skincare and haircare heroes including three full-size products. Worth £125.Behind the 12 doors, you will find a 10ml Damask Rose Facial Oil, full-size Black Volumising Mascara and 10ml Day Solutions SPF15 Day Cream.
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Launches on the 1st of October and is priced at £75. 

Nuxe - Nuxe beauty advent calendar has all the favourite Nuxe products including the gentle Toning Lotion 35ml, Detoxifying & Youth revealing Anti-Aging Care 15ml, the Multi-Purpose Dry Body Oil and also the Precious Scented Shower Oil as well as a selection of LOV Organic teas.

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The Nuxe beauty advent calendar is £59, available October at John Lewis and Marks & Spencer.

Liz Earle - Coming from Liz Earle, we have 12 Twelve days of skin, body and hair and it includes some of the brand's best-selling products, including the iconic Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser.

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The 12 Days of Liz Earle, £80, available from the end of September.

ESPA - If relaxation is your thing then the ESPA Beauty Advent Calendar could be the one for you.  Packed full of some of SPA's hero products, there is everything you need to relax and wind down as we move towards the big day.

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Priced at £130 this calendar will be available from ESPA in October and you can sign up to the waiting list.

Clarins - With their 12 Days of Christmas, Clarins have opted for an unconventionally shaped calendar in the shape of a pyramid with a floral design. Inside will be some of Clarins hero products.

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The Clarins advent calendars are £60 each and are available now from Debenhams.

Decleor - Keeping with the pamper theme, this beauty from Decleor is all about pampering and relaxing in the lead up to Christmas Day.

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The Decléor Advent Calendar, £80 worth £258  available from September.

The Body Shop - If this isn't cute then I don't know what is but, this year The Body Shop has Four Calendars to choose from. Inside the Body Shop Olivia The Owl Calendar, you will find a mixture of travel and full-size products which includes an Almond Milk and Honey Body Butter, Vanilla Delight Bath Bomb and 100 per cent vegan Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. Worth £85, it’s the perfect pick for anyone looking to give their bathroom shelf a sweet-smelling makeover.
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Launches on the 31st of August priced at £45. If an owl isn't your thing, then maybe Freddie the Fox will be? Again featuring a whole host of favourite products all nestled inside this cute box. Priced slightly more than the owl at £99 you can find Freddie right here. The Body Shop will also have Dani the Deer version is £65.00 (worth £121).

If that isn't enough choice, there is also a 100 per cent vegan offering that counts down from Christmas to New Year’s Eve that features make-up as well as bath bombs and the Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask. 
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Available now.
John Lewis - One calendar that also looks amazing this year is The John Lewis advent calendar. With 25 drawers filled with beauty goodies from the John Lewis beauty department you will find the likes of 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.

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John Lewis Beauty Calendar is £165 and will be available from September 4th at John Lewis.

Clinique - The 24 Days of Clinique advent calendar, housing some cult classics, is once again exclusive to Selfridges. Brand fans and newbies alike will love it.
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This Clinique Advent Calendar will be priced at £X and is available in Selfridges from 24th September.

SpaceNK - Yes ladies and gents, this year we are being treated to a SpaceNK Advent Calendar and my god it is a good one! 
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Being SpaceNK you can expect to find some amazing brands included and here they are Chantecallie Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask, Cover FX Glitter Drops, Hourglass Veil Powder, Eve Lom Cleanser, IGK Rich Kid, Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes, Christophe Robin Volumizing Paste, Draphan Hydraskin Light, Dr Dennis Gross Extra Strength Peel, NARS Mini Laguna/Orgasm, Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, Ouai Wave Spray, Sunday Riley Luna and so much more!

Liberty Advent Calendar (£195) - If there is a Beauty Advent to wow you, it will be this one. Seriously, go to the Liberty store and just look at how amazing it is. This year’s advent uses Liberty’s brand new print, Juno. It features a stunning peacock feather design on the inside and on all the gift boxes, with the classic Liberty facade on the front, which is always amazing.
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Inside you will find products such as Diptyque Figuie, Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss, Eve Lom Kiss Mix, QMS Medicosmetics Hand Care, Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturiser, Susanne Kaufmann Lavendelol De-Stress Oil, Byredo Blanche Hair Perfume, Hourglass Caution Mascara, Aromatherapy Associates Clear Mind (Liberty Limited Edition), Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant, Egyptian Magic, Dr Sebagh Serum Repair Hyaluronic Acid, Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift, Laura Mercier Ready Set Go, Votary Super Seed Nutrient Cream, REN Perfect Canvas, Davines OI All In One Milk, Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, Aurelia Eye Dew andLixir Electrogel Cleanser. The retail price of the Liberty Advent Calendar 2018 is £195 (it was £175 last year), however, the value is over £600 and it launches in October

Selfridges Beauty Workshop Advent Calendar -  
This looks like one amazing value for money Advent Calendar, but I just wish the packaging was a little more exciting. 
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Anyway, the line up for Selfridges is as follows: BeautyBlender blotterazzi pro, Cover FX Custom Shade Enhancer -Moonlight, MAKE The Universal Stick, Eylure Luxe Mink Effect Lashes, Too Faced Better Than Sex, Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For, Caudalie Vineactiv 3 in 1 moisturiser, Illamasqua Hydra Veil, SHOW Dry Shampoo, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Stila Liquid Lipstick, Lime Crime Velvetines, Eyeko Liquid Eyeliner, Zoeva Eyeshadow Palette, Zoeva Blending Brush, Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Ouai Wave Spray, Egyptian Magic and much more! It will cost £70
Charlotte Tilbury - I actually prefer this Beauty Calendar from Charlotte Tilbury to previous years. 
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I love the glitz and glamour of Beauty Universe to give it the proper name and it has some amazing products included: Multi-Miracle Glow mini, Goddess Skin Clay Mask mini, Magic Cream mini, Take It All Off mini, Supermodel Body mini, Full Fat Lashes mini, Eyes to Mesmerise – Jean, Colour Chameleon – Amber Haze , Mini Rock n Kohl – Bedroom Black 
Matte Revolution – Pillow Talk, Hollywood Lips – Screen Siren. So there you have 12 sparkly drawers filled with some pretty amazing products.  It goes on sale towards the end of September and will cost £150.

Marks & Spencer (£35) - Without question one of the most sought-after advent calendars and one of the purse friendly priced is Marks & Spencer.  
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Currently one of my favourite haunts for beauty shopping, this calendar has a bit of everything.
  • Nuxe Luxurious Body 30ml
  • Diego Dalla Palma Eye Pencil
  • Eyeko Lash Alert Mascara 4ml
  • Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery 50ml
  • The Hero Project Hyasoft Instant Moisture Boost 30ml
  • This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 10ml
  • This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up Mask, Moisturiser & Primer in One 20ml
  • Skyn Iceland Berry Lip Fix with Wintered Red Algae 12ml
  • Philip Kingsley Pomegranate & Cassis Elasticiser 40ml
  • Leighton Denny High Performance Nail Colour 12ml
  • Living Proof 5-in-1 Styling Treatment 30ml
  • Studio 10 Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss
  • PUR Afterglow Skin Perfecting Powder Highlighter 2.4g
  • Filorga Time Filler Eyes 4ml
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner
  • L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream Advanced Anti-Ageing Skincare 8ml
  • L’Occitane Verbena Shower Gel 50ml
  • Autograph Blusher Brush
  • M&S Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream 15ml
  • PRAI Ageless Throat & Decolletage Creme 15ml
  • Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream 10ml
  • PIXI Rose Tonic 100ml
  • Autograph Luminosity Luxe Multi Bronzer
  • REN V-Cence Revitalising Night Cream 15ml
  • Shay & Blue Black Tulip Natural Spray Fragrance 10ml
As this one always sells out super fast, you will have to be pretty quick to get hold of it. Sign up for a launch notification above.  As with last year, the calendar is priced at just £35 when you spend £35 on clothing or home, so it’s a great opportunity to get some of your Christmas shopping done too! It launches in November.

Diptyque (£320) - One of the most swoonsome calendars for candles and fragrance lovers comes from Diptyque and there is no denying that this one is just beautiful. 
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With 25 drawers to open, you will find candles, body cremes, fragrances and more and it includes:
  • 35g Candles: Feu de bois, Ambre, Pomander, Benjoin, Oud 34, Vanille, Noisetier, Roses, Tubéreuse, Baies, Mimosa, Iris, Le Redouté, Patchouli.
  • 70g Candle - Sapinde Lumière
  • 10ml EDT: Do Son, Philosykos, 34, Tam Dao, L’Ombre dans l’eau, Vetyverio, Eau des Sens
  • Bodycare: Rich cream 15ml, Do Son Shower Oil
The Diptyque Advent Calendar 2018 & Christmas Collection launches in November.

Coming from Boots, we have a whole gang of advent calendars on the horizon. I have mentioned No.7 above but here we have quite a few more which includes Soap & Glory, Gloss, Jack Wills, Cath Kidston and very exciting for any Disnerd out there - DISNEY!!
The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018
The Soap & Glory Advent Calendar has an RRP £40 attached to it and impressively a lot of the products are 50ml which is handy for travelling and being on the go and there is also a limited edition product to.  So inside you will find Clean on Me Pods, Body washes, body scrubs, body butters, makeup and a few of the better known products too. I really like the look of this Calendar and I am sure all the S&G fans will too.

Gloss which is a brand I know very little about have one of the most purse friendly calendars this year at £12.50 and it is packed full of makeup, perhaps for the younger audience.  For that money, you will get a range of eyeshadows, lip glosses, blusher, highlighter, bronzer, brow wax, some beauty tools, nail polishes and some hair bands. It looks quite cute and I am intrigued to see what is inside.

It is nice to see Jack Wills back with an advent calendar in 2018 and I know a friend of mine will be very chuffed as she is a huge fan.  So, inside you will find Body washes, Wash Pods, Body Scrubs, Body Lotions, Body Butters, Lip Balms, a Bobble, Hand Lotions and more. This year, the calendar has an RRP £40.

Another newbie to the block is Cath Kidston and again, I know a friend of mine will be grabbing this before I have even told her it exists.  Inside are 24 products and they include Hands Creams, Cuticle Creams, Hand Balms and some bathing salts! Priced at £40.

Finally, we have The Disney Calendar and even I am a tad excited about this one.  Set inside its own lovely looking castle, you will find 12 doors and inside you will find Bath Salts, Body Lotion, Lip Balms, Bath Fizzers, a Face Mask, a Hand Cream and some Body Wash all in cute Disney packaged bottles and bags. Priced at just £16.

Such a great selection so far from Boots and I have no doubt there will be even more to come.

Sleek -  the 2017 Sleek Calendar was one of the most searched for on my blog, so I am glad to see it back for 2018. Featuring some of the Sleek favourites, including eyeshadow palettes and highlighter palettes, this is one to look out for.

The Sleek advent calendar is £35 and will be available at Boots in mid-October.

This year L'Occitane will again feature two Advent Calendars as they did last year. But breaking away from the traditional print, this year if ever there was a calendar to stand out, then L'Occitan win.
The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018
The two calendars; the classic £49 and the magic £89 feature some of L'Occitanes most popular products with body shower oils, lip balm, soap, moisturiser and hand creams.  L’Occitane advent calendar will be available end of September at L’occitane and selected retailers including John Lewis.

Kiehls - Looking rather glamourous with the gold and black colouring, Kiehl's have a very luxe looking advent for 2018.
The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

Kiehls have partnered with artist Andrew Bannecker to design the calendar and inside you will find 24 of Kiehl’s top-selling and favourite products which will include Ultra Facial Cleanser 30ml, Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil 40ml, Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask 14ml and I am told that Facial Fuel Energising Moisture Treatment for Men 15ml will also make an appearance. Price at £110 it will be in Selfridges.

The Rituals of Advent by Rituals 3D and 2D -  What’s inside? The baubles on this 3D Christmas tree hold a range of de-stressing treats. From candles to Ayurvedic dry body oils and a Happy Buddha belly body cream, they’ll provide a pocket of calm in the chaos. It even has Christmas lights on it too.
Launches on the 3rd of September and is priced at £89.  The 2D Calendar which is more of a classic calendar is again packed full of amazing products and is priced at £59.50.

Cowshed - With a 24-day beauty advent calendar featuring 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. 
The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018
This Calendar will be available and online at John Lewis and Cowshed from September for £90.

Molton Brown - Aptly named Opulent Infusions, Molton Brown have their own Calendar, which looks similar to Look Fantastic by way of design.
Inside you will find some of the favourites from Molton Brown's luxurious bath and body range. and it launched in October and will be priced at £175.

Lumene - Nordic beauty brand, Lumene, have launched their very first advent calendar and it is packed full of skincare treats inspired by the Arctic and is worth £195. 
The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018
Expect to find everything from their Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence to the Hydra Quenching Aqua Serum. It will be on sale in October and will retail for £89.50 via lookfantastic and Feel Unique.

NYX - How beautiful does Sugar Trip from NYX look? I think this is a beautiful looking calendar which is said to be full of products from the NYX range. 
Bright and beautiful, this Calendar can't help but catch your eye. Will retail for around £50 and is available from 10th October. 

The White Company - The White Company have brought together some of their favourite and most well-known products to create a stunning looking advent calendar for 2018.
Inside you’ll find candles, body and bath products, fragrance and much more. Priced around £150.00, available from the end of October.

Balmain - An odd choice of a 10-day advent calendar, Balmain Paris Hair Couture's calendar is filled with some of the house's best-selling beauty products.
The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

Inside you will find items such as Silk Hair Perfume, 200m; Texturizing Salt Spray 200ml, Moisturizing Shampoo, 50ml and a Moisturizing Conditioner, 50ml. Priced at £95, it can be found via Net-A-Porter.

Atelier Cologne- The 2018 Atelier Cologne advent calendar looks just absolutely stunning and I really like the idea of a fragrance calendar. 
The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018
This calendar includes an assortment of travel sprays, body lotions, finely crafted soaps and it will also include full-size fragrances, plus I love the inclusion of Atelier’s iconic leather cases to keep your products looked after. Priced at £300 it will be available from 26th September from Selfridges.

Elemis - The Elemis beauty advent calendar will feature 25 Elemis skincare treats as well as a few surprises inside. Products such as the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 20g, Superfood Day Cream 20ml, White Flowers Eye & Lip Makeup Remover 28ml and Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser 30ml.

The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

The Elemis calendar is worth over £345 but will be priced at £150 and will be available on October 1st exclusively to Elemis.

YSL beauty - has 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 Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018
It will be available from Selfridges from 10th October for £195

Revolution - Formerly Makeup Revolution, all you Revaholics out there will be wanting to get your hands on this beauty.
Priced at £50 there is a good mixture of Revolution Beauty products and the inclusion of some beauty tools too.  It launches on 17th September.

Revolution Christmas Tree Beauty - Collect 12 Revolution treats in the run-up to Christmas. In a keepsake nude gift box, this collection contains new and exclusive products alongside some Revolution favourites. 

The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

Includes a blush and highlight palette, 3 exclusive eyeshadow palettes, exciting new shades of lip gloss, two new setting sprays, contour powder, a brow palette, eyeshadow and face primers and a set of travel brushes. It will cost £120 and is available now.

Revolution Lip Beauty Calendar - When two calendars are not enough, add a third? Revolution has done just that and this time it is with their Lip Beauty Calendar.

The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

Featuring a shade and finish for every mood, behind each door you’ll find a selection of matte and satin lipsticks, lip liners, lip glosses and two glitter liquid lipsticks, perfect for the party season. Contains five matte lipsticks, 5 cream lipsticks, 3 lip glosses, 7 lip liners, 3 matte liquid lipsticks, 2 glitter liquid lipsticks. It will cost £50 and is available right now.

Lottie London - The 12 Days of Slay Advent Calendar is available for just £14.99 and it contains products behind 12 different doors.
Lottie London Advent Calendar 2018

Products inside include Two Shadow Swatch eyeshadows, three Shimmer Squad highlighters, duo-chrome lipstick, three matte metallic liquid lipsticks and two Eye Foil metallic eyeshadow toppers.  Find it via ASOS.

bareMinerals - Whether you are new to bareMinerals or want to stock up on your favourites, there is quite the selection here.
I really like the look of this selection and for £79 and it goes on sale towards the end of Septembe.

Holland & Barrett - This 25 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar intrigues me quite a lot. 
It will retail for £75 from 12th September.

Disney Snow White - This cute Disney advent calendar is loaded with bath and body products which are all Snow White inspired.

Mad Beauty’s Snow White Advent calendar features 12 individual products to enjoy as each window is opened featuring a range of bath and body products all with the fresh apple fragrance. It will be priced at £14 and can be bought from Superdrug.

Morris & Co - This is an advent calendar from Morris & Co which is filled with their hand creams and bath and body products which include bath fizzlers, bath salts, body wash and bath bubbles.

The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

The calendar is £40 and available end of September at John Lewis.

Disney Mickey Mouse - Again, there is definitely a choice of Advent Calendar out there for the Disney fans out there.

Exclusively designed for Superdrug by Mad Beauty, the 12 day Advent calendar features 12 individual products to enjoy as each window is opened featuring a range of bath and body products all with the subtle scent of vanilla. The design across all the items incorporates Disney’s "90" logo, to commemorate this septuagenarian mouse’s big birthday. It will be priced at £14 and can be bought from Superdrug.

Susanne Kaufmann - A brand I've seen in Liberty and one which always looks pristine on its stand, Susanne Kaufmann's advent calendar sounds incredible.
The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018
It contains 24 days of indulgent self care with Susanne Kaufmann's luxe selection of bath salts, body oils and festive teas, all of which sounds incredible. It will retail for £110 and can be found via Liberty.

Bomb Cosmetics - The 12 Days of Christmas Advent from Bomb Cosmetics and inside each box is a bath bomb waiting to be discovered.
Priced at £35 it is available right now and you can find it online via Bomb Cosmetics.

Baylis and Harding - The Beauticology Advent Calendar will be packed full of festive favourites from Baylis and Harding.
The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018
Beauticology Advent Calendar, £18 - available on

Aldi Luxury Beauty £50 - and contains all the best from their bath and body range and if you like your dupes, then Aldi have some quite funky ones and this Advent Calendar will also contain a few new scents!

As you can see, this year's list has some new entries from brands and there are some trusted favourites.  What stands out is that there is an array of budgets, a lot of new brands and I love the inclusion of Green Beauty, Clean Beauty and the Highstreet is also taking on the high-end brands!

Do you see a favourite within this mix?

The Very Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

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  1. Oh my!!!! How are you meant to choose? Wow! X

  2. I'm so happy the You Beauty one is back! Fingers crossed it's just as amazing value as it used to be. This is getting me so excited for Christmas!

  3. I can't believe how many there are this year it's hard to keep up but you can just get me the Liberty's one thanks x

  4. They’re getting earlier and earlier this year. Spoilt for choice! They all look so good xx

  5. sucha comprehensive post! I want them all :-) It's hard to choose!

  6. I didn't even know beauty advent calendars existed! This post is amazing - need them all, especially the glossybox one!

  7. Cannot wait��
    Can you please tell me, if there is shipping to Denmark. Last year I ordered from Liberty. But does Harrods and Elle also ship internationally?

  8. This is an amazing and comprehension list! Thanks so much for all your hard work putting it together 💜 I’m so torn, last year I had Liberty and said this year I will get Harrods, but I want them both now ha ha! There’s too many to choose from I want them all!!!

  9. oh my goodness there is SO many! I really don't like them in general, so I doubt I will buy one - but I really wouldn't mind being given the Jo Malone one - it is BEAUTIFUL!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  10. I absolutely loved this Rach, some really great ones, I am hoping to get the M&S one this year xxx

  11. I never use samples so I feel like a beauty advent calendar just wouldn’t be worth it for me!

  12. There are so many that I want x

  13. I want them alllll! But why do so many come out so early??

  14. My my my you have put a lot of work into this post! From product research to product description. Maybe I will make the switch from chocolate advent calendars to a beauty one (hello adulthood!) alas, it will take me a while to decide which one is the ultimate one, they all look great!
    Laura /

  15. So many beautiful calenders!This post is really amazing!Great job!♡♥

  16. Wow you've done sooo much research here and it's so helpful. Thanks so much for uploading :) x

  17. I can hardly believe my eyes looking at all of these! Haven't Beauty Advent Calendars just exploded over the past few years?! Really, these all look better than ever and I honestly couldn't even pick a favourite but the M&S Advent Calendar seems to have become my default choice.

    Great post! This in-depth guide must have taken such a lot of research to compile, thank you so much for sharing it with us!

    Hanna x |


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