Best Of Beauty Advent Calendars

Friday, December 01, 2017


Welcome to blogmas! I've decided to do blogmas this year which means a post every day from me leading up to Christmas! I'm so nervous about completing it but really want to rise to the challenge.

Since, coinciding with the first day of blogmas, it's the first day of Advent, I decided to keep in with this theme and share with you the beauty advent calendars I think are the best this year. I haven't opted to get a beauty advent calendar this year (stuck with good old Thorntons!) but I had a No.7 one a couple of years back and can't begin to tell you how value for money they are.

Bare Minerals

Bare Minerals are known for their amazing, high quality makeup and I was so excited to see they had made an advent calendar this year, especially because all the products are ones you know you'll use. I love how many different shades of lipstick and eyeshadow are included - so you can really try them before you can buy a full size of your favourites. It may be a bit pricey at £75 but I reckon it's one of the best value for money calendars out there.

Selfridges

I love the department stores' advent calendars that have been popping up this year because of how they include such a variety of products from different brands; it may get a bit boring 24 products all from the same brand! The Selfridges' design is stunning and it includes some amazing brands from BeautyBlender to NYX. It's also worth £250 so for the £70 it is such a steal.


Essie

Out of all the advent calendars I've featured, I think I'm honestly most jealous of people with Essie's version. 24 days of nail polishes! I love how there are so many sparkly and red shades that really get you into the Christmas spirit. They are so festive, and for the price the 7 full sized nail polishes pay for the calendar itself! The minis are super cute too.


Tanya Burr


There's obviously been a lot of backlash about Zoella's advent calendar, but on the other hand I was really impressed with Tanya's. If you're looking for an affordable calendar (£20!) look no further! It may be only 12 days again (what is it with 12 day advent calendars??) but the packaging is gorgeous and the products inside look super festive, some even exclusive to the calendar.

Charlotte Tilbury

From one end of the spectrum to another, the Charlotte Tilbury calendar is definitely a luxurious one (double the price of even the Bare Minerals one, and only 12 days!). If you know Charlotte Tilbury products, you'll know it's definitely worth it if you're able to make a splurge! The calendar features one of her lipsticks, which are world famous particularly for their gorgeous packaging, but many other incredible looking makeup and skincare items.


Benefit

I have always been a little dissapointed Benefit only ever bring out 12 day advent calendars rather than the full 24 ones (opening one every other day sounds a bit pointless), but I suppose they make up for it by how good the products are in it. All of the products are Benefit's most well known, including iconic favourites such as the Porefessional, Roller Lash and Hoola bronzer - all favourites of mine too! You can't go wrong with this one, and it's a great price to say it's Benefit too.


Have you gone for a beauty advent calendar this year, or stuck traditional with chocolate? I'd love to hear! Also let me know if you are also doing blogmas, I'd love to give your post a read!

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17 comments

  1. I really wanted to buy the Tanya Burr calendar, but I don't want a 12 days calendar, so bought a chocolate one instead. But the Selfridges one looks amazing.

    www.malinhanssen.com

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    1. Good idea! Chocolate always works, ahah! I really don't see the point of only 12 days! x

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  2. There are so many beauty advent calendars to choose from, its crazy! The Essie one sounds lovely.
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I wish I had the Essie one! I'm a huge fan of their nail polishes so I can tell it's great value for money x

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  3. I really wanted the Selfridges advent calendar but it sold out! I’ll need to be quicker next year!

    Sarah x

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    1. Ahh that's such a shame! I imagine it will be just as good next year though! x

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  4. I’ve never had a beauty calendar as I can’t justify buying it for myself tbh, l’d rather treat myself to the products I want haha. But since I’ve been with my boyfriend, his parents come up with a self made advent calendar every year, which I love! This year’s is a combination of little treats and chocolates and little presents as well, I’m literally so excited for this! xxx

    Yella
    www.yellahawk.com

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  5. Oooh the Selfridges one looks amazing! I don't have an advent calendar at all this year which sucks, I may go out an pick on up today, but I think it'll only be a chocolate one haha! I also don't like 12 day advent calendars, like what's the point?!
    Love the post girly 💛

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    1. Yeah I managed to pick up a Thorntons one on the 1st, really not prepared this year! I know, what are you really counting down to with only 12 days? Thank you Katie x

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  6. Selfridges calendar looks fantastic! I actually got my first advent calendar filled with beauty stuff this year and I'm freaking excited like a little girl opening it every day :D

    Roksana | www.beatsofbeauty.com

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    1. Doesn't it? Ahh that's so exciting! Enjoy! x

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  7. This year was the first year I got a beauty advent calendar and it was the makeup revolution one! I love it soooo much, never going back to just chocolate now lol!

    Phoebe x
    https://phoebesayshello.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I did a post like this recently and it was crazy popular! Love the bare minerals one!

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  9. I don't get the whole 12 day advent calendar, it seems pointless haha. Great post hunny, some lovely calendars here. But for me i usually just stick to the choco ones heeh

    Soph
    Insophiesmind.com

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  10. The Benefit one looks really good. I'm also really into the NYX lip one xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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  11. I really wanted the Body Shop one, but it's so out of my price range! Never had a beauty calendar. Loved this post btw. I don't like the fact that they do 12 day advent calendars, I agree it really does seem a bit pointless opening every other day!
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    Daisy-Lola

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