OK so I have to admit that one thing that makes chilly December mornings that little bit more bearable is having a cheeky square of advent calendar chocolate with my morning cuppa, but one thing which actually beats chocolate is opening up a little beauty present each and every morning.
Beauty advent calendars have been getting more and more popular over the past few years, with countless brands and stores bringing out their own version this year, and for me, 2015 is the year that ‘affordable’ beauty advent calendars really stole the show. As much as I aspire to one day own a Jo Malone, Charlotte Tilbury or Selfridges calendar, there’s plenty on the highstreet end of the Beauty Advent Calendar spectrum to keep me happy! Ranging from miniature hand creams, false lashes and full sized nail polishes, there’s one for everyone – the only tricky thing is deciding which one to go for! Feast your eyes…
Tanya Burr Cosmetics – £25 from Superdrug
For the first 12 days of the month you’ll find cute surprises ranging from nail files and varnishes to a handbag mirror and false lashes in this incredibly affordable calendar. Snap it up while it’s on offer (it won’t last long!)
L’Occitane – £39
The French beauty brand will spoil you rotten with 24 mini versions of their luxurious skincare, hair and body products inside this chunky advent calendar! This would make a lovely gift to a mum or auntie – you’re never too old to get excited by an advent calendar!
Benefit – £34.50 from Debenhams
If you’ve got your heart set on this calendar from Benefit then you’d better hop to it, as every time it drops in store or online it sells out in a flash! Behind the 12 doors you’ll find many of Benefit’s cult classics, and it even opens to a festive song!
M&S – £25 when you spend £25
Jammed full of festive treats worth over £200, the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar is a steal at just £25 when you spend £25 on M&S Beauty (I highly recommend the Stila eyeshadow palette if you’re wondering what to splurge on!). Inside you’ll find treats from top brands including REN, Cowshed, Rituals and Neal’s Yard.
Eylure – Win it!
Here’s one that you won’t have spotted in any stores, because it’s super exclusive and can’t be bought! Featuring twelve set of Eylure’s most popular lashes, this set can be yours just by entering my giveaway! Of course I want to make sure you receive the calendar before the beginning of December, so my giveaway is live for one week only, closing at midnight on November 24th (my birthday!). Good Luck!
Which is your favourite Beauty Advent Calendar?