Beauty advent calendars 2016

So, this year, in the interest of my waistline and my skin I have decided to swop the standard chocolate advent calendar for a beauty version.

So, instead of piling on the pounds (which will happen anyway without the help of a chocolate advent calendar), I am going to give myself a daily beauty treat instead!

The key decision is therefore which one, as so many of the top beauty brands are producing their own calendar, containing treats from nail files, to make-up to skin care and even perfume.

Here are a few of my favourite beauty advent calendars 2016, depending on your budget!

Beauty Advent Calendars 2016


Sanctuary Spa, (£25)

Beauty Advent Calendars 2016

After much deliberating, this is the advent calendar that I finally selected, and as you can see from the above photo, I have already started to look behind the doors, and I have not been disappointed

Each door has a Sanctuary spa treat behind it, including a lovely eye mask, the Sanctuary Foaming Creamy Bath Soak, a  Radiance Exfoliator, a Micellar Cleansing water, a luxurious body butter and a thermal detox mask.

It’s priced at £25 and available now from, and you can take advantage of their 3 for 2 offers on gifts to get a free Christmas gift or treat for yourself. Have a look here for more details.

Charlotte Tilbury’s World of Legendary Parties (£150)


Beauty advent calendars 2016

At £150, Charlotte Tilbury’s calendar is undoubtedly one of the most expensive of my picks, and contains only 12 products. However, these products comprise mainly her best-selling hero products (including the Wonderglow Skin Primer, the Multi Miracle Glow, the Magic Cream Moisturiser, a Mini Goddess Skin Clay Mask as well as a full sized eyeshadow and lipstick, so it’s the perfect way to try some of her range.

Available here


MAKEUP REVOLUTION Beauty Advent Calendar from Superdrug (£30)


Beauty Advent Calendars 2016


This calendar is currently on promotion (reduced from £40 to £30) and contains a selection of six lipsticks, 2 lip glosses, 3 mono eyeshadows, 2 blushers, 1 bronzer, 1 highlighter and make – up brushes.

It is available here. . If you are looking for something cheaper, then Superdrug have a wide range of calendars, starting at just £8 – have a look here for the full range.


DECLEOR advent calendar (£60)

Beauty advent calendars 2016


Decléor’s calendar has 25 days of treats so you get an extra bonus on Christmas Day! Their calendar includes two full size products (Hydra Floral Cream and a hand cream), as well as lots of mini versions from their range.

 The calendar is priced at £60, available  here, as well as at Decléor spas.


ASOS (£50)

For the first time ASOS has released a beauty calendar, which contains a range of 24 mini beauty products, sold on the ASOS site. These include  Elemis Skin Radiance Flash Balm, Cowshed Hand Cream, Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream, Philip Kingsley Conditioning Treatment, Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm and Nuxe Multi-Usage Dry Oil

ASOS advent calendar is priced at £50 (with contents worth £175) and can be bought here


Beauty advent calendars 2016


BARE MINERALS ‘countdown to gorgeous’ (£75)

Beauty advent calendars 2016

The Bare Minerals advent calendar contains a wide range of their make-up products,  including lip glosses, lipsticks, blushers, eyeshadows, mascaras, a skincare treat and a keychain keepsake.

The Bare Minerals advent calendar is £75 and is available here or here


The Ritual Of Advent (£49,50)

Beauty Advent Calendars 2016

The Rituals advent calendar contains some of their best-selling products, such as the Hammam Hot Scrub, Sakura Shower Foam, The Samurai shower gel, a calming bed and body mist  and skincare treats, as well as a sample of the new Rituals perfume.

You can find it here for £49,50. or in Rituals stores.


Clarins (£95)

Beauty advent calendars 2016

The Clarins beauty calendar, as you would expect, contains a selection of their iconic products, such as the Beauty Flash Balm, the Instant Eye Make-Up remover, the Hand & Nail treatment, a detox booster (perfect for the party season), the Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base and a selection of mini makeup treats. You can find it here for £95.

Clarins Men also have a calendar, called the ’12 Days of Christmas’, filled with all the favourites from Clarins Men.


Molton Brown (£150)

Beauty advent calendars 2016


Moton Brown’s luxury calendar contains mini-versions of bath and shower gels, body lotions, hand washes, body polishers, scented candles and more.

It is available here and here  at £150.


NYX, (£60)


Beauty advent calendars 2016

I have only recently discovered the NYX brand, through their liquid lipsticks (which by the way have amazing staying power!), and you can now get 24 of their hero beauty products in this advent calendar.

Products include 12 new eyeshadows and 12 mini versions of the Soft Matte Lip Cream and you can buy it here  or here for £60.

CIATÉ, (£49)

Beauty advent calendars 2016


The Ciaté advent mini manicure calendar is, again as you would expect, packed with manicure treats and includes 18 mini bottles, 1 full sized nail polish, two nail toppers and a treatment to keep nails in top condition (the new ‘Nail Saviour’).

It is  available now  from Look Fantastic or  Very UK 


The Body Shop, (£60/£80/£99)


Beauty advent calendars 2016


There are three Body Shop advent calendars to choose from, the green standard at £60, the deluxe pink calendar at£80 and the ultimate red and gold calendar for £99.

Each calendar contains 24 Body Shop treats from their skincare, bath & body  make-up and fragrance ranges, such as the Vitamin E Moisture Cream, the Camomile Gentle Eye make-up remover, British Rose shower gel, Strawberry body butter, Oils of Life facial oil, Vitamin E night cream and the Spiced Apple Shower Gel.

For a full list of contents and to buy now, click here.


House Of Fraser, (£25)

Beauty advent calendars 2016


The House of Fraser beauty advent calendar costs £25 and contains 24 goodies from House of Fraser’s own beauty brand ‘Colour Couture’, including  Colour Couture Lipsticks, Lip Glosses, Eye Crayons, Eyeshadows, Colour Couture Liquid Eyeliner, nail polish, a Colour Couture Blusher and much  more. This item is currently out of stock, but will hopefully be coming back shortly. For a full list of contents and check the  House of Fraser website here.


Look Fantastic Advent Calendar 2016 (£70)

Beauty advent calendars 2016


The Look Fantastic Advent Calendar contains a variety of haircare, skincare, bodycare and makeup treats. It’s priced at £70 (contents worth over £300) and  is available  here now

M&S Countdown To Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar (£35 with qualifying spend)

I had the M&S advent calendar last year and loved it (not least because I discovered some new brands!) and it is full of amazing beauty products again this year.

It is  available for £35 this year when you spend £35 in M&S beauty, clothing and home (excluding furniture) and it’s filled with treats worth over £250.

Contents include Alpha-H Liquid Gold , Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil,  Filorga Time-Filler , Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, Neal’s Yard Remedies Be Lovely Hand Cream, Rodial Super Acid X-treme Acid Rush Peel, Rosie for Autograph Lip gloss, The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream, Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm and Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse oil.  

Available in stores and on-line at Marks & Spencer now

Jack Wills, (£35)

Beauty advent calendars 2016


If you or someone you know is a fan of Jack Wills then this advent calendar is a must! The calendar itself is super cute and the drawers are filled with a mix of skincare, hair and nail care goodies.

The calendar is priced at £35 (and is included in Boots 3 for 2 offer) and available from Boots now.


Of course, as I was doing this post I realised that I have left it a bit late and that some of these calendars have now sold out. I think next year I need to plan this post about a  month earlier. There are also many other beauty advent calendars out there and this list is not exhaustive.

Have you bought an advent calendar this year? Did you choose chocolate, beauty or both? Please let me know in the comments section and if you are a blogger yourself, then please leave your URL, so I can read your posts too.

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Thank you for reading and have a great weekend!

Julia xx

74 thoughts on “Beauty advent calendars 2016

    1. Thank you for reading Alice. I was amazed at the wide range of beauty advent calendars available! 🙂

  1. Love all Advent Calendars. It’s really fantastic to say hello to our beauty and let’s begin to have a better hydrated more luminous and radiance skin for the vacation time 😉
    Great job Julia and nice gift idea !

    Xoxo Eva

    1. Thank you Eva! Yes, it’s a great idea to give our skin some TLC before the party season! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Carly! I bought an extra one and I’ve used the contents to make individual gift baskets for a few people, mixing the beauty products with some other items! xx

    1. Thank you Vanessa! I agree, beauty calendars are better for your complexion and your waistline! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving xoxo

  2. These are all such beautiful advent calendars! Would you believe I’ve never purchased one before! I’ll have to keep these in mind, you’ve made such wonderful suggestions. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



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