Sunday 21 October 2018

Affordable Beauty Advent Calendars That Are Actually Worth The Money

I will never stop dreaming about the day I will own the Jo Malone advent calendar, the one from Liberty or the one from Diptique (a girl can dream right!?) but for me, and I'm going to assume there are a lot of you out there, that this just isn't realistic right now. I'd love to say I've got the dollar to drop a couple of hundred pounds (plus!!) on an advent calendar, but really I can think of better ways to spend my money rn. So for all of you out there who are in the same boat, but still want in on the beauty advent calendar action, I've rounded up a few of the ones I've got my eye on... 

L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar, £49

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I feel like the winter is all about pampering and this so perfect for that - I love L'Occitane for body care products and have done from years. This calendar features some of my favourites including their classic Almond Shower Oil (if you've never tried this then what are you doing with your life and their Verbana Shower Gel - alongside a tonne of products I haven't tried. What a great way to try out some other ranges from the brand and stock up on travel minis while you're at it! Plus, I am obsessed with the packaging of this. It's simple, super festive and not too large so wouldn't clog up my little London flat. Love! 

Glossybox Beauty Advent Calendar, £100

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Now, this is definitely on the higher end of the spectrum of beauty advent calendars that I'd be willing to pay for but OMG when you see the list of the products in this beauty, you might just be willing to drop £100 on this too. I won't spoil all the fun but this beauty advent calendar is stashed with brands like NARS, Yankee Candle, Huda Beauty, Philip Kingsley and Real Techniques - I know right. The pretty packaging is perfect if pink is your shade and if you are dreaming of calendars like the likes of Selfridges, Liberty or Harrods that mix things up with a tonne of different brands, then this might just be your cup of tea. FYI, this is the most expensive calendar I'll include in this post, so read on for more affordable beauty if this isn't your thing. 

Feel Unique The Little Beauty Parcel, £75

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Another great option if you're looking to try out a few new brands, this is a seriously great option. I'm eyeing up the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (which I have been wanting to try for years), Sleek Highlighter Palette, the Sigma brush and of course Charlotte Tilbury's incredible Magic Cream. 

Clinique 24 Days of Clinique Beauty Advent Calendar, £76

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If you are into your skincare, this advent calendar is well worth considering. I adore Clinique and have done for years so the idea of an advent calendar from them is ideal. The calendar includes skincare across their ranges and some colour thrown into the mix too. I adore the bright colours on the packaging - you know me, into my brights but for Christmas perhaps I'd prefer the colouring to be a little more festive, that however could just be me though. 

ASOS Face & Body Beauty Advent Calendar, £55

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This calendar is £55 but I would say with discount codes ASOS often offer (student discount definitely if you are one!) you'd be able to pick this one up for a bit less making it one of the more affordable ones on offer. This calendar includes a selection of brands including MAC, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Coco & Eve, Benefit and more. If you like beauty across the board including makeup, skin and hair - this one is a seriously great option. 

LookFantastic Beauty Advent Calendar, £79

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Another multi-brand calendar well worth considering, this time from LookFantastic in a gorgeous festive red shade. This calendar includes brands such as Molton Brown, This Works, Aromatherapy Associates, Mane 'n Tail, Glamglow and Omorovicza. 

The Body Shop 24 Days Of The Enchanted Advent Calendar, £45

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The Body Shop will always hold a special place in my heart - I used to be obsessed with the brand and would use their products endlessly. My beauty tastes haven't necessarily changed but I just use a lot of different brands and sadly, The Body Shop sometimes gets forgotten about. I think it might be time to pop in-store and have a look at what else they've got going on! This calendar features 24 great mini's, if you are a fan of The Body Shop then you'll probably know what to expect. It's fab as it's one of the more affordable ones but still has seriously great contents. 

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar, £35 when you spend £35 on home or clothing

It's not out just yet, it launches in November but all of the info is linked here.

For me, this is one of the greatest options if you are looking for something affordable and can get your hands on it. The calendar is stashed with beauty favourites from their incredible beauty halls including brands such as Nuxe, Phillip Kingsley, L'Occitane, Stila, Balance Me and Pixi. It costs £35 when you spend a further £35 on home or clothing, but as it's available just before Christmas, this is a great opportunity to pick up other gifts or a few Christmas decorations as M&S is seriously great for that. 

Rituals The Ritual Of Advent Gift Set Advent Calendar, £59.50

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I adore Rituals as a brand and as soon as I saw this beauty I fell hook, line and sinker. This is what advent calendars should look like! There are so many on this list that lack on the festive front so I'm pleased to see another festive beauty (alongside the gorge L'Occitane one). This is perfect for the ultimate pamper as it features lots of body care favourites and some adorable mini candles. This one is great for the price so I'd highly recommend - even if you've not tried Rituals before. 

Debenhams Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar, £70

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Tell me I'm not alone in the fact that I didn't realise that Debenhams did a Beauty Advent Calendar?! I spotted this while doing the research for this post. This one is stashed with brands including Kat Von D, MAC, Elemis, Too Faced, Glam Glow and Benefit and it's seriously one worth considering. 

Some seriously great options - and I'm sure there are some great one's I'm missing too! What advent calendars are you eyeing up this year, beauty or non-beauty too? 

Lorna x

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