Beauty Advent Calendars 2016

October 4, 2016

I can’t believe we are now on the countdown to Christmas! I was going to wait until I did my blog post on the beauty advent calendars but it seems that most of them are being released imminently. It can be a bit of a bun fight for some of the top advent calendars so it’s best to be prepared, look at all your options and know release dates. I’ve listed all of the advent calendars I like the look of and all the information I could find on them all. If I find any more, I’ll no doubt add them to this page.


No7 Bright Lights Big City Beauty Advent CalendarAvailable here!

With skincare, make-up and beauty tools, the No7 Advent Calendar is one I’ve been considering to purchase myself. The calendar will be on sale for £39 in Boots with the contents worth over £150! It’s a great calendar if you don’t want to spend too much money but get some quality products.


NYX Cosmetics Wanderlust Advent CalendarAvailable here!

I am so excited about this one. The NYX Cosmetics is brand new for this year and it’s no secret that I adore this brand. I’m really hoping to get my hands on this ones. I believe that the calendar will consist of the famous soft matte lip creams and eyeshadows – All full size.  The calendar is priced at £60 and will be available at Boots.


Tanya Burr 12 Days of Christmas – Available NOW here! (Currently £10 off!)

Tanya Burr is back with another Advent Calendar. I bought this one last year and was thoroughly impressed – If you buy it from Superdrug at the moment it is currently £15 down from £25! The calendar is similar with 12 full-size products – although this year there are no lashes! It does include lip glosses, nail polishes and lip mattes.


Bare Minerals Countdown to Gorgeous – Available Now on QVC here & at Boots here!

I actually came across this advent calendar on the QVC website where it currently is on offer for £66. It looks really amazing and includes six lip glosses, four lip balms, five eyeshadows and more! It will also be available from Bare Minerals and House of Fraser from November.


Kiehl’s Advent Calendar – Available from Selfridges  here!

In the past twelve months, I’ve really discovered Kiehl’s as a brand and really love their skincare products. I’m going to be doing a post on some of my favourite items from Kiehl’s very soon but their advent calendar has certainly caught my eye. The calendar includes miniatures of 24 different products and will be available  from Selfridges for £85.


The Beauty Calendar at ASOS – Available now, here!

When I saw ASOS had done a beauty advent calendar, I was pretty excited. It’s even marble aka a blogger’s dream. Priced at £50, it contains cult beauty favourites from brands such as Dermalogica, Elemis, Batiste, Cowshed and Nuxe. The calendar is available now and I’d recommend getting it soon as it will certainly sell out!


Lush 12 Day’s Of Christmas – Available now, here!

We all love the Christmas collection at Lush. They have brought back their 12 days of Christmas calendar which includes Bath Bombs, Bubble Bars, Soaps and even a shower gel. The calendar is available now in-store and online for £52.95.


Ciate Mini Mani Month – Available now, here!

After getting the Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar for three years in a row – I won’t this year. I’m still swamped with so many nail polishes. I do love this calendar which includes 18 mini polishes, one full-size one and a few extra surprises. It retails for £49 from ASOS.

A little tip: I usually buy the Ciate Mini Mani Month from the Clothes Show Live, sometimes it’s been heavily discounted to £5! I’m a couple of days late to opening it on the right day in December but it is a massive bargain. You can also find past Ciate calendars in TK:Maxx.


M&S Beauty Advent Calendar – Available from here!

M&S is one of those stores which are really underestimated for their beauty offerings. They stock many different brands which feature in this year’s M&S advent calendar such as Nuxe, Pur and their own in-house brand Autograph. I believe that you have to spend £35 in M&S on their fashion, beauty or home range to buy it for £35 but it is worth over £250!


Selfridges L’Oreal Advent Calendar – Available this month, here!

The Selfridges Advent Calendar is seriously drool-worthy. Priced at £95, this calendar contains some really amazing products from brands such as Kiehl’s, Lancome, Urban Decay, YSL and Viktor & Rolf. There is actually some mini fragrances but in proper bottles which I love. I’m really impressed with this calendar and although it’s quite pricey, the products make it very much worth it. The calendar is available from Selfridges later this month.


Benefit Girl O’Clock Rock Advent Calendar – Available 14th October

The Benefit Calendar is always a brilliant one – Just because Benefit products are generally fab! This year’s calendar features 12 miniature products including a couple of cult favourites. Priced at £34.50 with contents worth over £68. The calendar will be available here from the 14th of October – this one will be sure to sell out.


Make-up Revolution Advent Calendar – Available now, here!

If you’re a Make-Up Revolution fan like myself this one is for you. As this is available from Superdrug it’s currently on offer for £30 down from £40 – Bargain! It features 24 products including six lipsticks, an eyeshadow palette and lot’s more. This is available now from Superdrug online and in-store.


L’Occitane Countdown to Christmas – Available Now, here!

The L’Occitane calendar is always so beautifully designed and at a price point for £42 it’s quite reasonably priced. This year it includes 24 miniature worth £80. The calendar is available now here and in L’Occitane boutiques – Be quick as this one is always a sell out!


Cowshed Advent Calendar – Available from October 10th, here!

Cowshed is another brand that I have started to use in 2016 and I believe this could be their first advent calendar. I don’t recall seeing one last year. I don’t have a lot of information on this but as you can see from the image it features 24 miniature and I believe it will be available on October 10th.


Look Fantastic The Beauty Secret Volume 2 – Available for Pre-Order here

The Look Fantastic Advent Calendar is set to be pretty spectacular. Last years was an immediate sell-out and although I don’t have much information on this year’s, I know it’s going to be £70. It’s also available for pre-order now.


Clarins Beauty Delights – Available here!

I’m impressed with the Clarins Advent Calendar. I’m not actually too familiar with the brand but buying an advent calendar like this one which features many hero products would be a great introduction. The Clarins calendar features skincare and make-up (including a gorgeous blush) and is available soon for £95.

Additionally, there is a Clarins Men Advent Calendar available this year. Also for £95.


Sanctuary Advent Calendar – Available in-store and online here

This year will mark the first year Sanctuary has released an advent calendar. The calendar will be available from Boots and the Sanctuary website and will feature 24 skincare, bath and body products. I believe it will be available for £25 on the 28th October.


Bomb Cosmetics Advent Calendar – Available now, here!

The Bomb Cosmetics Advent Calendar is a serious bargain. Featuring 24 different bath bombs and soaps for only £24. That £1 per product! This calendar is available now from a range of different stores such as JD Williams (cheapest at £22!) and


The Body Shop’s Three Advent Calendars for 2016 – Available now!

Wow. The Body Shop have certainly got an advent calendar for all budgets. This year they have three calendars starting at £60, £80 and £99. These are available from The Body Shop website – links below.

24 Happy Days Advent Calendar – £60 (Worth £106)

24 Happy Days Deluxe Advent Calendar – £80 (Worth £127.50)

24 Happy Days Ultimate Advent Calendar


Feel Unique 12 days of Christmas – Available soon

Stop Everything. I am seriously loving the Feel Unique calendar. For £30, this calendar features 12 products from brands such as Laura Geller, Nuxe, Rimmel and Bourjois. The calendar will be available very soon here.


Jack Wills Xmas Countdown – Available in-store & online here!

The Jack Wills Advent Calendar is a new one for 2016 and will be available from Boots. It’s perfect for teenagers and includes skincare, hair and nail accessories for £35. The calendar will also be available on the popular 3 for 2 Christmas gifts deal at Boots.


House Of Fraser Colour Couture Advent Calendar – Available Now, here!

This is also another perfect calendar for teenagers as it’s pretty well priced at £25. The House of Fraser calendar features their in-house make-up brand Colour Couture and basically has a variety of products from lipsticks to eyeshadows. It’s a great price and also a really cute calendar theme. It’s now available from the House of Fraser website.


Vintage Cosmetics Company 12 Days Advent Calendar – Available Now!

The Vintage Cosmetics Company have brought out TWO calendars this year. The first one is in the 12 days of christmas style and includes several brushes and other beauty accessories. This one is £65 and available here.

The second calendar is more of a luxurious one and retails at £99.95. There are 24 products in this one although not as many make-up brushes. This one is also super cute and available here.


Jo Malone Advent Calendar – Available from Harrods late October and Jo Malone Early November

Moving onto the more high-end calendar’s which are slightly on the pricier side. The Jo Malone calendar is the most expensive on my list at £280 but includes 24 products such as miniature fragrances, candles and body creams. The calendar will be launched in Harrods before everywhere else later this month.


Liberty Advent Calendar – Available from 26th October

Buying the Liberty Advent Calendar is the ultimate for me. It’s slightly out of my price range as it’s £149 but it’s a thing of beauty and the contents are also worth £500. The calendar features beauty favourites from Nars, Bobbi Brown and even features a full-size Diptyque candle. It will be available online and in-store from the 26th October.


Charlotte’s World of Legendary Parties by Charlotte Tilbury – Available Now, here!

The Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar is another stunning calendar. It’s a 12 days of Christmas one but does feature some full-size products including a lipstick and even some skincare.  This one is priced at £149 and is available now from the Charlotte Tilbury Website & at Selfridges here.


Diptyque Advent Calendar – Available Now, here! 

The Diptyque advent calendar is pretty spectacular. Another pretty pricey calendar at £250 but includes an array of mini candles and fragrances. Despite the price tag this calendar is very highly popular and is available now so move quickly!


Sephora Collection Advent Calendar – Available now, here!

For my oversea’s reader’s, I thought I’d include the mothership that is Sephora’s Advent Calendar. This includes 24 items from Sephora’s own make-up, skincare, bath and body collection. It is available now from the Sephora website for $45 which is an amazing price!

Finger’s crossed, I get my hands of the couple of ones which I want. If all else fails, I’ve just bought a good old chocolate one from Disneyland Paris. Let me know below which calendars you like and if you are going to be buying a beauty calendar this year.

27 comments so far.

27 responses to “Beauty Advent Calendars 2016”

  1. Cate says:

    Okay, I might now seriously take out my xmas cd and put it in my car stereo!!! omg there are so many!! I didn’t know about asos doing one as well, I admit I am still dreaming over the liberty one and the Charlotte Tilbury!! xo

  2. Rosie says:

    I need to get one of these this year. They are amazing!

  3. l loves a beauty advent calendar unfortunately I always open them up straight away. I guess I need to ask for patience from santa claus this year!

  4. Kathryn says:

    I cannot believe how many there are this year! I definitely want the bare minerals one, but if I had plenty of money I’d definitely want the Charlotte tilbury one its beautiful. Xx

  5. LaaLaa says:

    Whoa, so many. Be super hard to just pick one! x

  6. My heart is singing looking at all these advent calaendars! Love the look of Kiehl’s and the LUSH one!

  7. Sarah Bailey says:

    There are so many amazing advent calender’s out now – I can’t decided which one to treat myself to this year! x

  8. Liz Mays says:

    I think these would make for incredible gifts! I love the Jack Willis one. It’s so cute!

  9. I have my eye on the sephora calendar if I can get it shipped over here, but the yankee candle one also looks good. There are just way too many options this year x

  10. Jemma says:

    So much choice! So great if you’re sick of chocolate too.

  11. Sarah, Things Sarah Loves says:

    Ah so exciting to read about them all. I’ve been doing my research for weeks and I’ve decided to treat myself to the Liberty calendar this year and maybe the Sanctuary Spa because I love their products.

  12. Rachel says:

    There are just so many this year and so many that I do quite fancy trying x

  13. Hannah says:

    I can’t believe how many beauty advent calendars there are this year.

  14. Oh my word! Talk about advent calendar heaven! I didn’t know Lush made one – I’m going to check it out, thanks

  15. Jenny says:

    These look amazing, I may treat myself to one this year.

  16. stephanie says:

    There are so many amazing beauty advent calendar’s this year – I think my favourite is the Charlotte Tilbury one! x

  17. Dani says:

    Eek these are so exciting!
    I think I’d quite like the Vintage Cosmetics one or the Lush one 🙂

    Dani x

  18. My goodness they all look lovely, how does you choose which one to get!!!

  19. Floortje says:

    Love this! Can’t want to use these by the end of the year 🙂



  20. I am super tempted to get the Sephora one shipped in!

  21. Georgia says:

    Ok so now can I officially start playing my Xmas tunes?? I’m so ready for Christmas this year and these calendars have made me even more excited. Last year I went down the non-beauty route but I’m tempted to get one this year and the Asos one is screaming out at me!

  22. francesca says:

    I am so glad I’ve seen this post!! I’ve wanted to know all my options for the beauty advent calendar so I can decide what one to get, however now I feel like i’m going to buy more than one!

  23. Some of these look so beautiful, I can’t wait to get my hands on one! A cruelty free one of course!! It saddens me as a lot of them are not cruelty free. 🙁 Lovely post babe! ???✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x

  24. Yaya says:

    I want them all, they all just look so beautiful. The packaging on all of them is lovely!

  25. Jessica Kennedy says:

    I think im going to get the benefit one! yaaaaaaaay xx

  26. Beth Bayes says:

    Wow I can’t believe how many beauty calendars there are! I really want the NYX one but not sure if I can justify £60 on it!

    Beth xx

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