UK Beauty Advent Calendars 2016

After attending the Marks & Spencer Advent Calendar event (blog post coming soon), all I’ve been thinking about are Christmas and beauty advent calendars! I really want to fast forward to December, so I can dig into the advent calendar I got from Marks & Spencer! To stop myself from spoiling the surprise, I’ve been looking at other exciting beauty advent calendars for 2016 to distract myself from obsessing over the one that’s currently sitting there waiting to be opened!

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There are more than 30 different beauty advent calendars out there and I’m really impressed by the variety of options! I’m tempted to get another advent calendar for myself and maybe one for my mum as well. I remember back in the days when you could only get £1 chocolate calendars, my mum used to create her own “beauty & lifestyle advent calendars” for me. I remember how excited I was opening a little present each morning, so I think it’s about time that I treated her to something nice this year!

So have a look at the beauty advent calendar line up for this year, shall we? I promise that there are no visible spoilers! Unless,  you click the “spoiler box” under each section to reveal the exact box content! If you’re short on time, then skip right to the bottom of the page where I reveal my favourites!

Makeup Advent Calendars

NYX Advent Calendar – Wanderlust 2016

NYX Advent Calendar - Wanderlust 2016

 Release Date: 21st October (RELEASED)     Price: £60     Number of doors: 24     Where to buy: Boots.com 

I’m a huge fan of NYX, so I’m really excited about this release! The theme of this NYX Advent Calendar is travel hence “wanderlust”. The box itself is super cute and looks like a travel train case. There’s a really exciting treat behind each door and I’m gonna assume it’s a product that expresses the culture of a famous city.  The theme is more summery than Christmassy, but it’s funky and different!

NYX Advent Calendar - Wanderlust 2016 Content

The content looks quite exciting! You’ll get 24 all together; 12 Soft Matte Lip Cream and 12 Eyeshadows. The products are mini version, so the calendar is a little bland and expensive for what it is. However, you do get 12 different eyeshadow shades and lip colours to try which is great for those who want to take a challenge and discover new shades of their favourite products from NYX Cosmetics!


Bare Minerals Advent Calendar – Countdown to Gorgeous 2016

Bare Minerals Advent Calendar - Countdown to Gorgeous 2016

 

 Release Date: RELEASED     Price: £75     Number of doors: 24     Where to buy: Bare Minerals 
This box looks super festive and extremely fun! I’m not gonna reveal the products in this paragraph, but I am certain that the content of this box will get you party ready in an instant! You can pretty much get a full makeup set in this Bare Mineral Advent Calendar and you’ll definitely have a lot of fun trying out new and exciting shades from the Bare Minerals makeup range.
Bare Minerals Advent Calendar - Countdown to Gorgeous 2016 Content

You can find the full list of content of Bare Minerals. But to summarise it, you will get 6 Deluxe Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss, 4 Deluxe Pop of Passion™ Lip Oil-Balm, 5 Eyecolour, 2 Blush, 2 Finishing powder, a mascara, Glee Radiance powder, Deluxe Sample Skinsorials, mini brush and a keychain. Most of these are mini version, but you get a variety of new products to try, which is always fun!


Benefit Advent Calendar – The Girl O’Clock Rock 2016

Benefit Advent Calendar - The Girl O’Clock Rock 2016
 Release Date: RELEASED      Price: £34.50   Number of doors: 12   Where to buy: Benefit, Debenhams 
Like last year, Benefit has opted for a 12 days of Christmas theme with 12 mini products instead of 24. This makes the calendar just as fun, but definitely more affordable for their younger audience! I’m personally not attracted to the overall theme of this Benefit Advent calendar because it screams high school and Freaky Friday, but I must admit that the content sounds amazing as it features 12 of the bestselling Benefit products.

Benefit Advent Calendar - The Girl O’Clock Rock 2016 content

The calendar content (all mini size): the POREfessional, they’re real! mascara, benetint, posietint, they’re real! remover, it’s potent! eye cream, lollibalm, hoola, dandelion, BADgal lash, high beam and lollitint. There are a lot of fun products in this calendar and it also makes a great gift for teenage girls!


House of Fraser Advent Calendar –  Colour Couture 2016

House of Fraser Advent Calendar - Colour Couture 2016

 Release Date: RELEASED     Price: £25     Number of doors: 24     Where to buy: House of Fraser

So if don’t mind what sort of brand you get in your calendar, but you just want to try out new makeup shades then this House of Fraser Colour Couture Advent Calendar is a fantastic choice. I’ve put this under the makeup advent calendars section, because most of the products in  here are makeup. However, there are also a couple of other surprises behind the doors! One of my favourite things about this calendar is the box design, it’s how I imagine House of Fraser would look like around Christmas. 😉

House of Fraser Advent Calendar - Colour Couture 2016 content

Calendar content:  2 Colour Couture Lipsticks, 2 Colour Couture Lip Glosses, 2 Colour Couture Eye Crayons, 2 Colour Couture Eyeshadow Dusts, 2 Colour Couture Nail Polishes, Colour Couture Glitter Nail Polish, Colour Couture Mascara, Colour Couture Liquid Eyeliner, Colour Couture Glitter Liquid Eyeliner, Colour Couture Brow Pencil, Colour Couture Eyeshadow Trio, Colour Couture Blusher, 2 House of Fraser Nail Sticker Sheets, Nail Art Glitter Pot, Nail Art Sequin Test Tube, Nail Art Funnel, A Mini Nail File and A Mini Kabuki Brush.


Skincare and Bodycare Advent Calendars

Molton Brown Advent Calendar – Scented Luxuries 2016

Molton Brown Advent Calendar - Scented Luxuries 2016

 Release Date: RELEASED     Price: £150     Number of doors: 24     Where to buy: Molton Brown 

Molton Brown’s Christmas range gets better each year and it’s always a treat to get a gift set from Molton Brown on Christmas day. Molton Brown’s Advent Calendar is a pleasure to look at as it’s got 24 mini gift boxes filled with indulging and beautifully scented body and hair products as well as candles. This is definitely a luxury high end beauty advent calendar not readily affordable by everyone! But if you do end up with this for advent, then lucky you….. I’m super jealous!

Molton Brown Advent Calendar - Scented Luxuries 2016 content

The content of the box are: 9 x 50ml bath & shower gels, 3 x 50ml body lotions, 3 x 50g body polishers, 2 x 100ml hand washes, 3 x 30g scented candles, 50ml shampoo, 50g hair mask, 40ml hand exfoliator, 40ml hand treatment and 75ml festive bauble. I feel that the content is very unisex and it will attract both women and men who like to pamper and treat themselves! 🙂


Decleor Advent Calendar 2016

Decleor Advent Calendar 2016

 Release Date: RELEASED     Price: £60   Number of doors: 25    Where to buy: Decleor, Look Fantastic 

If you’re planning to have amazing skin this Christmas, then this Decleor Advent Calendar will keep your skin in check! It’ts filled with 25 skincare treats (one more than the usual) for face, eyes and body! You also get a good mix of masks, creams, essence oils, body scrubs and shower gels in this advent calendar, so you don’t have to worry about piling up on one type of product! The price might look a bit expensive to start with, but considering that most Decleor products are prized between £30 to £60, this calendar worth £180 is a bit of a bargain.

Decleor Advent Calendar 2016 content

Calendar content: Essential Cleansing Milk , Tonifying Lotion, Aromaessence Neroli , 24hr Hydrating Light Cream, 1000 Grain Body Exfoliator, Satin Soft Dry Oil Hydra Floral Mask, Alguaromes Toning Shower Gel, Neroli Night Balm Micellar Oil, Aurabsolu Intense Glow Cream, Aurabsolu Eyes Corrector, Aromaessence Svelt Systeme Corps Body Milk, Aromessence Iris, Rich Cream Prolagene Lift, Prolagene Lift Mask, Phytopeel Exfoliating Cream , Aromessence Mandarine & Aroma Lisse Cream.


Rituals Advent Calendar – The Ritual of Advent 2016

Rituals Advent Calendar - The Ritual of Advent

 Release Date: 17th October (RELEASED)     Price: £49.50   Number of doors: 24    Where to buy: Rituals 

So instead of sticking to a Christmas theme, Rituals has decided to go Chinese! This Rituals Advent Calendar reminds me more of counting down to Chinese New Year than anything else, but hey they were definitely thinking outside of the box and came up with something different! This calendar is all about “Cherish the daily ritual of a moment for yourself and with the surprises of this calendar.” You get a good mix of all sorts of body care products in this calendar including shower gel, scrub, body cream and so on.

Rituals Advent Calendar - The Ritual of Advent content

Calendar content:  Fortune Oil 20ml, Happy Buddha 50ml, The Ritual of Dao Bed & Body Mist, The Ritual of Dao Body Cream 70ml, The Ritual of Sakura Foaming Shower Gel 50ml, The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream 10ml, Honey Touch 70ml, Samurai Ice Shower 70ml, Samurai Shower 50ml, Hammam Hot Scrub 125gr, Ginkgo’s Secret, Miracle Scrub 30ml, Hands Free, Essential Anti Aging Day Cream 5ml, Active Firming Day Cream 5ml, Deep Recovery Night Cream 5ml, 24h Hydrating Gel Cream 5ml, Limited Edition Winter Perfume 10ml, Boutique Line Bath & Showergel 30ml, Balance Line Soap Bar, Miracle Wipes, Nail Treat, Mini mascara and Scrub Glove. Most of these are miniature versions, but there’s a good mix in there!


L’Occitane Advent Calendar 2016

L'Occitane Advent Calendar 2016

 Release Date: RELEASED     Price: £42     Number of doors: 24    Where to buy: L’Occitane 

This L’Occitane Advent Calendar tells a story about how your presents are made and what happens in a gift shop!  The illustrations are bright and cheery which is something you want leading up to Christmas. You can find a lot of miniature favourites in this calendar including L’Occitane’s famous hand creams, shower gels and body lotions. These products are great for travel and they’re also great for sharing (as I believe there are 5 different hand creams in the box)!

L'Occitane Advent Calendar 2016 content

 

Calendar content: 35ml Relaxing Shower Gel, 10ml Shea Butter Hand Cream, 10ml Pivoine Flora Hand Cream, 35ml Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion, 10ml Delightful Rose Hand Cream, 30ml The Vert & Bigarade Shower Gel, 20ml Almond Milk Concentrate, 10ml Ultra Rich Face Cream, 10ml Almond Delicious Hands, 30ml Ultra Rich Body Lotion, 35ml Repairing Shampoo, 30ml Jasmin & Bergamote Shower Gel, 35ml Cherry Blossom Shower Gel, 25g Verbena Soap with leaves, 4ml Verbena Refreshing Cloth, 30ml Ultra Rich Shower Cream, 35ml Almond Shower Oil, 30ml Verbena Shower Gel, 10ml Shea Butter Foot Cream, 7.5ml Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette, 10ml Verbena Cooling Hand Cream, 30ml Immortelle Essential Water, 30ml Shea Butter Gentle Toner and 50g Almond Delicious Soap.


Sanctuary Advent Calendar – Let Go Days of Christmas 2016

Sanctuary Advent Calendar - Let Go Days of Christmas content

 Release Date: RELEASED     Price: £25     Number of doors: 24    Where to buy: Boots.com 

This Sanctuary Advent Calendar is exclusive to Boots and it only costs £25. If you love the idea of a beauty advent calendar, but don’t want to splurge £100 on one, then this is a great option. The product sizes are also quite decent with a lot them ranging from 50ml to 75ml. Other than lots of shower products, there are also a few full sized Christmas themed gifts that I’m sure you can put to good use.

Sanctuary Advent Calendar - Let Go Days of Christmas content

Calendar content: Foaming Creamy Bath Soak 75ml, Gentle Polish Body Scrub 50ml, Cleansing Burst Body Wash 75ml, Luxurious Body Butter 50ml, Velverty Hand Cream 30ml, White Lily & Damask Rose Body Wash 75ml, Moisture Burst Facial Wash 30ml, Green Lemon & Orange Blossom Body Wash 75ml, Intensive Heel Balm 35ml, Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water 50ml, Wonder Body 50ml, Radiance Exfoliator 15ml, Ultimate Salt Scrub 60g, 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask 15g, White Lily & Damask Rose Body Lotion 75ml, Rose & Cassis Tea light candle, Heart Shaped Cookie cutter, #LetGo Eye Mask, Toe Dividers, Nail file, Signature Sanctuary Tea light candle, Cuticle stick, Let Go Bulldog Clip and Exfoliating Mitt.


Mixed Products Beauty Advent Calendars

Clarins Advent Calendar 2016

Clarins Advent Calendar 2016

 Release Date: 2nd October (RELEASED)      Price: £95     Number of doors: 24     Where to buy: Clarins, Boots.com 

This is one of the more festive  looking calendars of the lot! The packaging is really simple, but it looks very sophisticated. It’s got a bit of foodie theme to it as well featuring cookies and macaroons which sort of ties in with Clarins’ whole Christmas campaign. I think that they’ve got a good range of iconic products ranging from skincare to makeup. This Clarins Advent Calendar is great for someone who wants to achieve a flawless complexion with a “no makeup” makeup look this Christmas.

Clarins Advent Calendar 2016 content

Calendar Content: 15ml Detox Booster,50ml Beauty Flash Balm, 7ml Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, 50ml Hand Cream, 15ml Eau Dynamisante, 50ml Toning Lotion Camomille, Normal to Dry Skin, 3,7ml Blush Prodige #02, 4ml Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, 5ml Instant Light Natural Lip perfector #01, 0,47g crayon Khol Eye Pencil, 3ml Wonder Perfect Mascara Black #01, 10ml Instant Radiance Boosting base, 10ml Instant Eye Make-up Remover, 10ml Cleansing Milk, Normal to Dry Skin, 5ml Gentle Refiner, 3ml HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase, 5ml HydraQuench Cream Normal to Dry Skin, 3ml HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm, 2ml Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil “Dehydrated Skin”, 5ml One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Bag Accessory Leaf, Bag Accessory Macaron, Bag Accessory Flake and 3 Gift Tag. Cookies not included!!!


No7 Advent Calendar – Bright Lights Big City Beauty Calendar 2016

No7 Advent Calendar - Bright Lights Big City Beauty Calendar 2016

 Release Date: RELEASED     Price: £39     Number of doors: 25     Where to buy: Boots.com 

With over 70,000 people signing up to get updates for the No7 Advent Calendar we can assume that this is gonna be an extremely popular one! There are 25 doors to this calendar filled with lots of fun makeup and skincare products. The content of the box is £152, so the calendar itself is an absolute bargain. This calendar is all about brightening up for Christmas with bright nail colours, festive lipsticks, shimmery eyeshadows and protective skincare. The product details aren’t released yet, but you can join the waiting list to be the first one to find out! Correction: it’s now released and it’s go quickly! Get it now!

No7 Advent Calendar - Bright Lights Big City Beauty Calendar 2016 Content

Calendar content: No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream 25 ml e 0.84 US Fl. Oz., No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream 25ml e 0.84 US Fl. Oz., No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream 5ml e 0.16 US Fl. Oz., No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Day Hand Cream 10ml ‘e’ 0.34 US Fl. Oz., No7 Protect & Perfect Lip Cream 10ml ‘e’ 0.34 US Fl. Oz., No7 Airbrush Away Primer 10ml ‘e’ 0.34 US Fl. Oz., No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make-Up Remover 30ml ‘e’ 1 US Fl. Oz., No7 Beautiful Skin Blissful Body Wash 50ml ‘e’ 1.69 US Fl. Oz., No7 Beautiful Skin Completely Quenched Body Milk 50ml ‘e’ 1.69 US Fl. Oz., No7 Midnight Lash Mascara Black 7ml ‘e’ 0.23 US Fl. Oz., No7 Lovely Lashes Mascara Black 7ml ‘e’ 0.23 US Fl. Oz., No7 Stay Perfect TM Eyeshadow Truffle 1.9g Net Wt.0.06 Oz., No7 Stay Perfect TM Eyeshadow Wheatsheaf 1.9g Net Wt.0.06 Oz., No7 Stay Perfect TM Eyeshadow Starry Lights 1.9g Net Wt.0.06 Oz., No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Day Dreamer 1.4g Net wt. 0.04 Oz., No7 Lovely Lips Lip Balm in Parisian Pink 2.8g Net wt. 0.1 Oz, No7 Special Edition Moisture Drench Lipstick in Pillarbox 3.8g Net wt. 0.13 Oz, 5 x No7 Limited Edition Nail Colour 4ml 0.13 US Fl. Oz., No7 Match Made Blusher Gift Invitation (worth £9.00), Discover the No7 blusher shade perfectly suited to you. Redeem your gift invitation in store and take home your perfect No7 Match Made Blusher., No7 Lift & Curve Eyelash Curlers, No7 Limited Edition Mini Blusher Brush, No7 Limited Edition Mini Eye Shadow Brush & No7 Limited Edition Mini Eye Contour Brush. The only thing is that it looks very similar to the content of last year’s No7 Advent Calendar.


Feel Unique Advent Calendar – The Magic of Beauty 2016

Feel Unique Advent Calendar - The Magic of Beauty 2016

 Release Date: 3rd November      Price: £30     Number of doors: 12     Where to buy: Feel Unique

If prefer trying out hero products from a mixture of brands then this Feel Unique Advent Calendar is perfect! It features products from Feel Unique’s top selling brands such as Roger & Gallet, Palmer’s, Nuxe and Percy & Reed. I love the looks of the content, and the box design also features a bit of a fashion theme! Some of products in the calendar are full sized as well, so you’re definitely in for a treat!

Feel Unique Advent Calendar - The Magic of Beauty 2016 content

The exact contents are: Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm, Laura Geller Highlighter, Popband duo, Bourjois eyeshadow, Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask, Balance Me Instant Lift Pore Minimiser, Rimmel The One Lipstick, Decleor Hydrafloral BB Cream, Percy & Reed Wonder Balm, Roger & Gallet Shower Gel, PUR Correcting Primer Illuminate & Glow and Palmers Coconut Oil Body Lotion.


ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar 2016

ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar 2016

 Release Date: RELEASED      Price: £50     Number of doors: 24     Where to buy: ASOS

The ASOS Advent Calendar isn’t the most talked about beauty calendar, but it does feature some amazing  product worth £175 all together. The box looks really simple and there’s nothing festive or Christmassy about it! However, the products in this calendar look amazing. If you want to try new products from many different brands, then this calendar is perfect. It’s got a good mixture of old faovurite vs. newcomers.

ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar 2016 content

Calendar content: Amie Exfoliating Polish, Balance Me Eye Cream, Batiste XXL Plumping Powder, Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, Cowshed Hand Cream, Dermalogica Foaming Wash, Egyptian Magic, Elemis Skin Radiance Flash Balm, Glamcandy Moisturiser, Jane Iredale Face Primer, Lottie London Compact Mirror, MOA Multi-purpose cleansing and calming balm, Model Co Lip Liner, Monuskin Firming Facial Oil, Murine Moisturising Eye Drops, Nail & Face Water Activated Nail Transfers, NIP-FAB Exfoliating Facial Pads, Nude by Nature Loose Finishing Powder, Nuxe Multi-usage Dry Oil, Philip Kingsley Conditioning Treatment, Philosophy 3-in-1 Face and Eyes Cleanser, Sleek Matte Lip Cream, Toni & Guy Hair Texturising Spray and Yes To Facial Wipes.


Jack Wills Advent Calendar 2016

Jack Wills Advent Calendar 2016

 Release Date: RELEASED      Price: £35     Number of doors: 24     Where to buy: Boots.com, Jack Wills 

So it seems as if fashion brands with a small beauty range are also getting involved with the beauty advent calendar craze! The box is very “Jack Wills” and it looks like it would appeal to both male and female. However, the content tells a different story as the products are all pink and look very girly! I’m not overly excited by this Jack Wills Advent Calendar because there isn’t a wide range of products in the calendar. Nevertheless, I can imagine that this advent calendar will appeal to teenagers and Jack Wills fanatics.

Jack Wills Advent Calendar 2016 content

Calendar content: 2 x 25ml English Velvet Body Lotion, 2 x 25ml English Velvet Body Wash, 1 x 25ml English Velvet Body Scrub, 1 x 25ml English Velvet Body Butter, 2 x 25ml English Velvet Hand Lotion, 1 x 25ml Signature Body Lotion, 2 x 25ml Signature Body Wash, 1 x 25ml Signature Body Scrub, 2 x 25ml Signature Body Butter, 1 x 25ml Hope Cove Body Lotion, 1 x 25ml Hope Cove Body Wash, 1 x 25ml Hope Cove Body Scrub, 1 x 25ml Hope Cove Body Butter, 1 x 5ml Grey Nail Varnish, 1 x 5ml Nude Nail Varnish, 1 x 2 Hair Elastics, 2 x 9 Hair Grips, 1 x 2 Mini Emery Boards and 1 x 2 Headbands.


Boots Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar – Your Beauty Fairytale Come True

Boots Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar - Your Beauty Fairytale Come True 2016

 

 Release Date: RELEASED      Price: £85     Number of doors: 24     Where to buy: Boots.com

This Boots Fairytale Advent Calendar is fairly expensive compared to the other advent calendars Boots has to offer, but it’s got a really cool collection of products. Most of the products in this calendar are from Lancome, but there are also a few amazing things from YSL, Viktor & Rolf and Ralph Lauren. There are a lot of well-known perfumes in the advent calendar which is what attracts me to this calendar!

Boots Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar - Your Beauty Fairytale Come True 2016 content

Calendar content: Lancome La Vie Est Belle EDP 1.5ml, Lancome Hypnose Volume a Porter mascara 2ml in shade 01, Lancome Hypnose mascara 2ml in shade Noir 01, Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara 2ml in shade 02, Lancome Vernis in Love nail varnish 6ml in shade 112, Lancome Advanced Genifique Serum 7ml, Lancome Advanced Genifique eye cream 5ml, Lancome Energie De Vie liquid moisturiser 5ml, Lancome Visionnaire Nuit gel 15ml, Lancome Renergie cream 15ml, Lancome Hydrazen cream SPF 15 50ml, Lancome Bi Facil cleanser 30ml, Lancome Hydrazen day cream SPF 15 15ml, Lancome Galateis Douceur 50ml, Lancome Tonique Douceur 50ml, Lancome Absolue Bx cream 15ml, Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium EDP 7.5ml, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer 10ml, Yves Saint Laurent Instant Moisture glow 5ml, Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Du Regard black eyeliner pencil, Yves Saint Laurent Le Crayon Khol 1.8g in shade Noir, Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon EDP 7ml, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb EDP 7ml and Ralph Lauren Romance EDP 7ml.


The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2016

The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2016

 Release Date: RELEASED      Price: £60, £80, £99     Number of doors: 24     Where to buy: The Body Shop 

The Body Shop Advent Calendar is an interesting one because there are 3 versions of it. The cheapest one is the green calendar which is £60 (worth £103) and the red one is the most expensive at £99 (worth £187). So it gives you a choice to splurge or splurge even more! 😛 The Body Shop haven’t released the full content on their website, so you will definitely get a surprise from each door! These calendars are definitely worth the price though as it contains a lot of full size product.

The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2016 content

£60 calendar expected content: “Coconut Soap, Vanilla Chai Body Lotion, British Rose Shower Gel, our Eyeshadow Brush, and Strawberry Body Butter.”

The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2016 content

£80 calendar expected content: “Spiced Apple Shower Gel, Vanilla Chai Body Butter, Camomile Eye Make Up Remover, Oils of Life™ Facial Oil, and British Rose Body Scrub”

The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2016 content

£99 calendar expected content: “Drops of Youth™ Concentrate, Lip and Cheek Tint, Oils of Life™ Facial Oil, British Rose Body Butter, and Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask”


Look Fantastic Advent Calendar – The Beauty Secret 2016

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - The Beauty Secret 2016

 Release Date: 1st November     Price: £70     Number of doors: 25     Where to buy: lookfantastic 

Lookfantastic released their first Advent Calendar last year and it sold out within 2 weeks. So we can definitely expect a lot from this year’s calendar too! This lookfantastic advent calendar is worth £300 which makes it one of the most valuable beauty advent calendars in the market this year. You can find lots of well-known brands behind the doors including Pixi, Illamasque , Rituals and I hear that there’s also a Fore Luna Play cleansing brush in the mix! It’s not out yet, but you can pre-order it at lookfantastic.

I couldn’t find any press images on what’s inside the box, but I managed to gather some information on what it contains! So you can expect to find: Pixi Glow Tonic 15ml, Moroccanoil Treatment 15ml, Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask 50ml, Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream 70ml, This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray 5ml, Codage Paris Micro-Peeling Mask 15ml, Redken One United Multi-Benefit Treatment 30ml, Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream 7ml, FOREO Luna Play, FOREO Day Cleanser 15ml, Molton Brown Pink Perpperpod Body Wash 100ml, Wella OR Oil Reflections Shampoo 50ml, Ojon Damage Reverse Hair Serum 15ml, Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Moisturiser 30ml, REN Revitalising Night Cream 15ml, Ole Henriksen Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths (pack of 10), Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 13g, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse 10ml, Look Good Feel Better Eye Shading Brush, Bella Pierre Gel Eyeliner Ebony 1.5g, Nudestix Lip & Cheek Pencil and sharpener (full size), Pur Minerals Impact + Mascara 3.4g, Illamasqua Eye Shadow Palette – Look Fantastic exclusive (full size) & Ardell Wispies lashes.


Marks & Spencer Advent Calendar 2016

Marks & Spencer Advent Calendar 2016

 Release Date: 11th November     Price: £35     Number of doors: 24     Where to buy: Marks & Spencer 

I must admit that the M&S Advent Calendar is one of the best Beauty Advent Calendars out there! This calendar is only £35 with a retail price of £250! However, you will need to spend £35 on no-food products from M&S to quality for this calendar. So if you want to get this for advent, then think about what you want to buy from M&S NOW so you don’t miss out on the day! Based on last year’s trend, this M&S Advent Calendar is likely to sell out within a day! The design is also unique and super festive. Instead of a doors, you get to open a mini present each day leading up to Christmas.

Marks & Spencer Advent Calendar 2016 content

Calendar content: Alpha H Liquid Gold, Autograph All in one Nail Colour in Cranberry, Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint, Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Filorga Time Filler, Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream, Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil, Leighton Denny Mini Crystal Nail File, Look Good Feel Better Mini Powder Brush, Nails Inc Gel One Coat Nail Polish in Piccadilly Court , Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse , Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm, Philip Kingsley Elasticizer , Pixi Brow Tamer, Pur Minerals Correcting Primer Prep & Perfect, REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream, Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream, Rodial Super Acids X-treme Acid Rush Peel, Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy in Supermodel Shine , Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna Natural Spray Fragrance, Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream, Studio 10 Miracle Effect Priming Serum and Ultrasun Face SPF 30.


Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2016 – World of Legendary Parties

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2016 - World of Legendary Parties

 Release Date: RELEASED     Price: £150     Number of doors: 12     Where to buy: Charlotte Tilbury 

This advent calendar from Charlotte Tilbury ranks next to Molton Brown in terms of pricing! It’s one of the most expensive high end beauty advent calendars in the market this year. You’re essentially paying £12.50 per product. However, there are 5 full sized products in the advent calendar worth more than £15 each which explains the selling price. I personally wouldn’t buy this calendar simply because of the price tag. I would rather spend £150 on buying individual Charlotte Tilbury that I know I want to try.

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2016 - World of Legendary Parties

Calendar content: Mini Magic Cream®, Mini Wonderglow®, Mini Multi Miracle Glow, Mini Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Mini Take It All Off Eye Makeup Remover, Mini Supermodel Body, Eyes to Mesmerise: Marie Antoinette, K.I.S.S.I.N.G.® Lipstick: Penelope Pink, Colour Chameleon: Black Diamonds, EXCLUSIVE Pocket Pout: Jessica Red, Mini Legendary Lashes and Lip Lustre: Sweet Stiletto.


Liberty London Advent Calendar 2016

Liberty London Advent Calendar 2016

 Release Date: 26th October     Price: £165     Number of doors: 24     Where to buy: Liberty London 

This Liberty London Advent Calendar looks stunning and very Christmassy. The price tag of this calendar is very high, but the content is worth over £500 as it includes 13 full sized products including favourites from Liberty London’s beauty hall. You can expect a lot of amazing products from high end brands like NARS, Bobbi Brown, Dirtique, Laura Mercier and so on. Nevertheless, it also features a lot of expensive brands which I’ve never heard of and would probably never use.

Liberty London Advent Calendar 2016 content

Calendar content: Aveda Hand Relief (40ml), Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer (30ml), Votary Facial Oil full size), Davines Oi All in One Milk (full size), Kiehl’s Amino Acid Shampoo (30ml), Byredo Bal d’Afrique Hand Cream (full size), Le Labo Santal 33 or The Noir 29 (full size), NARS Mini Laguna Bronzer or Mini Babydoll Lip Gloss, Marvis Toothpaste (2 x 10ml), Surratt Blush (full size), Diptyque Mini Candle (full size), ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy (30ml), JINsoon Coquette Nail Varnish (full size), Dr Sebegh Serum Repair (full size), Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink (full size), Aurelia Refine & Polish Miracle Balm with Cloth (20ml), Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (13g), Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturiser (30ml), C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve in a Tube (full size), Trish McEvoy Lip Colour in Pink Nude (full size), Skin Laundry Gentle Foaming Face Wash (50ml), Blink Brow Night Balm (full size), Eve Lom Cleanser and Cloth (30ml), Kai Body Lotion (60ml) and ODeJo Fragrance (full size).


Estee Lauder Advent Calendar 2016 – Holiday Countdown

Estee Lauder Advent Calendar 2016 - Holiday Countdown

 Release Date: 26th October     Price: £205     Number of doors: 24     Where to buy: Estee Lauder, Boots.com

Once again, this looks like a calendar that’s got the season a little bit wrong. I’m not sure about you, but this calendar looks a little “spooky” to me – maybe it’s the colours and number design. The price tag is a lot more than Advent Calendars from similar brands like Clarins and Lancome (Boots Beauty Luxuries).  However, there are a lot of Estee Lauder makeup favourites in the calendar which makes it a really attractive advent calendar in terms of the content!

Estee Lauder Advent Calendar 2016 - Holiday Countdown content

Calendar content: • Bronze Goddess Mini Bronzer Compact Medium• Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm, 7ml.• Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme, 15ml.• New Dimension Sculpt + Glow Mask, 15 ml.• New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum, 4 ml.• Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II, 5 ml.• Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion, 15 ml.• Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, 15ml.• Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules (10 ampoules)• 2 Pure Color Nail Lacquers, 5ml• 3 Mini Pure Color Envy Lipsticks• Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lacquer, 4.6ml• 2 Pure Color Envy Lip Glosses, 4.6ml• Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length + Volume Mascara, 2.8ml• Sumptuous Knockout Defining Lift And Fan Mascara, 2.8ml• Little Black Primer,2.8ml• Modern Muse, 4ml• Modern Muse Le Rouge, 4ml •Modern Muse Le Rouge Gloss, 4ml• Brow Now Stay-in-Place Brow Gel (Clear)


The Vintage Cosmetic Company Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar 2016

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar 2016

 Release Date: RELEASED     Price: £99     Number of doors: 24    Where to buy: The Vintage Cosmetic Company 

For those who wants an alternative to make up and skincare, The Vintage Cosmetics advent calendar is perfect! It’s got a selection of full sized beauty tools such as eyelash curler, tweezers, false eyelashes and a selection of brushes. However, I’m not overly excited by the idea of paying £99 and getting a pair of tweezers, nail clippers, pencil sharpener and so on. But I think this is a great selection of products for those who are looking to build up a complete beauty tools collection. For instance, I’d definitely appreciate this calendar more back in the days when I first moved to London for university. 🙂

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar 2016 content

Calendar content: Nancy False Strip Lashes, Pink Brush Cleaning Tool, 4 Way Nail Buffer, 3 Mini Emery Boards, Glitter Puff, Rose Gold Pointed Tweezers, Rose Gold Cuticle Nipper, Small Magnifying Mirror, Rose Gold Slanted Tweezers, Blue Micro Blending Sponge, Blue Toe Separators, Floral Shower Cap, 2 Sectioning Clips, Rose Gold Nail Scissors, Rose Gold Cuticle Pusher, Brow & Lash Brush, Mini Floral Oval Paddle Brush, Pink Duo Pencil Sharpener, Pink Blending Sponge, Rose Gold Toenail Clipper, Rose Gold Fingernail Clipper, Rose Gold Eyelash Curler, Rose Gold Blemish Wand and Angled Shadow Brush.


Tanya Burr Advent Calendar 2016

Tanya Burr Advent Calendar 2016

 Release Date: RELEASED     Price: £25     Number of doors: 12    Where to buy: Superdrug, Feel Unique 

I never got into the Youtuber beauty range hype, but I can imagine that this Tanya Burr Advent Calendar is most popular amongst younger fans and those who already loves the Tanya Burr beauty range, but want to branch out in terms of shades. The price tag is readily affordable and it’s even cheaper now at Superdrug – only £15! You can definitely expect a lot of glitter, shine and colours from this advent calendar.

Calendar content: Glitter Rain Nail Polish, Sleigh Bells Nail Polish, Glitter Gold, Aurora Lip Gloss, Christmas Stocking Matte Lip, Berry Pavlova Lip Gloss, Snow Day Glitter Pot, Champagne Sparkle Glitter Pot, Ice Crystals Glitter Liner and Treasured Glitter Liner.


Selfridges Advent Calendar 2016 – Eclectic Little Luxuries

Selfridges Advent Calendar 2016 - Eclectic Little Luxuries

 Release Date: RELEASED     Price: £95     Number of doors: 24    Where to buy: Selfridges 

This Eclectic Little Luxuries Advent Calendar exclusive to Selfridges is filled with high end products from Lancome, Kiehl’s, YSL and Urban Decay. This box looks a lot like the Boots Beauty Luxuries calendar and even features some of the same products. However, the Eclectic Little Luxuries Calendar has a greater range of brands and is a lot more skincare focused. I’m quite excited about this advent calendar as it features a lot of products that I already love!

Selfridges Advent Calendar 2016 - Eclectic Little Luxuries content

Calendar content: YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer 10ml, YSL Instant Moisture Glow 5ml, YSL Mon Paris EDP 7.5ml, Lancôme Trésor EDP 7.5ml, Lancôme La Vie est Belle EDP 4ml, Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara 2ml, Lancôme Hypnôse Volume-À-Porter 2ml, Lancôme Absolue Premium ßx 15ml, Lancôme Énergie De Vie Liquid Moisturiser 5ml, Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum 7ml, Lancôme Advanced Génifique Eye Cream 5ml, Lancôme Galatéis Douceur 50ml, Lancôme Tonique Douceur 50ml, Lancôme Bi-Facil 30ml, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb 7ml, Viktor & Rolf Bonbon 7ml, YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche 7.5ml, YSL Black Opium EDP 7.5ml, Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser, Kiehls Crème de Corps 30ml, Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate 4ml, Kiehls Amino Acid Shampoo 30ml, Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray 15ml, Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion 2ml


You Beauty Box Advent Calendar 2016

You Beauty Box Advent Calendar 2016

 Release Date: RELEASED     Price: £69.95     Number of doors: 24    Where to buy: You Beauty Box 

You Beauty Box Advent Calendar is another exciting advent calendar with mixed products and brands! This calendar is worth £270 and features  products from some of the best up and coming brands including Nashy, Charles Worthington, MUA and Bee Good. The products and brands are typically what you would expect to see in beauty boxes and blogger goody bags. This is definitely a good option if you want to test out new  staple products from brands which are not so well-known.

You Beauty Box Advent Calendar 2016 content

Calendar content includes: Amie Skincare Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish, Bee Good Youth Enhancing Hydrate, Smooth & Prime Serum, OSKIA, Renaissance Mask, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser with Bamboo Muslin Cloth, Sanctuary Spa Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water, ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy, MALIN+GOETZ Vitamin E Face Moisturiser, Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish, Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose, Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Black, MUA Twelfth Night Palette or Dusk Til Dawn Palette, Carmex Original Pot, The White Company Orange Grove Signature Candle, The Vintage Cosmetic Company Duo Pencil Sharpener in Pink (Full size), Margaret Dabbs Crystal Nail File (Full size), Nanshy Kabuki Brush (Full size), NUXE Prodigieux® Shower Oil, The Organic Pharmacy Marigold & Comfrey Hand & Nail Cream, Moroccanoil Moroccanoil Treatment, Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer Leave-In Conditioner, Miller Harris Rose Silence Eau de Parfum, This Works, Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, Leighton Denny Miracle Mist and Rimmel London 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish in Rapid Ruby.


Summary

So that’s all the beauty advent calendars I’ve come across during my research, but I’m sure there are plenty out there that have already been sold out or that I haven’t covered. After studying all the different ones, I have made a couple of conclusions on this years line up! First of all, my favourite of the lot are from lookfantastic, Boots Luxury Beauty, M&S, Selfridges and You Beauty Box – because I prefer a mixed brand beauty box and you definitely get your money worth. In addition to that, brand specific advent calendars also seem to be more expensive than mixed brand calendars.

There are also a couple of calendars in the mix that are aimed at younger audience (e.g. Benefit, Tanya Burr and Jack Wills) and a few high end ones for people who wants to splurge for advent (e.g. Molton Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Estee Lauder and Liberty London). And for those who wants to spend less than £50, but want a lot in return you’ve got the middle priced calendars like M&S Beauty, Sanctuary, Asos Beauty and L’Occitane!

If you’ve got your eyes on some of these beauty advent calendars for 2016, then don’t wait until December! The most popular ones will run out very quickly!

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  • Rosy Flynn

    Wow, there are way more beauty advent calendars than I realised! I wish I could have them all haha

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    • Me too! It would be a dream to have all of them! x