After the year we’ve had, it’s time to treat ourselves.
It’s that time of year again: the beauty advent calendars are here and, after the 2020 we’ve all had, they couldn’t come any sooner. Even if beauty advent calendars haven’t really been your thing up until now, maybe this year is the time to try them. After all, COVID-19 doesn’t appear to be going anywhere and if we’re set for another stint indoors, we might as well have a present to look forward to every day of December.
Historically, the problem with beauty advent calendars has been the hefty price tag. You can spend upwards of £200 on the super luxe options from places like Selfridges, Liberty London and Jo Malone, and that’s before you’ve even gotten round to your Christmas shopping for others.
While some may argue that you definitely get your money’s worth with these kind of calendars (they include products for much less than what they’re worth on the shelves), for lots of us, those price tags just really aren’t feasible. Luckily for us, this year’s beauty advent calendars appear to be more on the reasonable side, with some available in the £35-40 range. It’s still much more than you’d spend on a traditional chocolate one but, as I’ve said, if you can, this is the year to try and treat yourself.
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One of the most affordable on the market, this impressive ASOS offering sees some great brands take a festive twist, from Dr Jart to Nars and The Ordinary.
Perfect for the new makeup beginner in your life (think, a younger sibling or niece/nephew), this contains pretty much everything you need for a youthful, baseline collection.
This stars some of The Body Shop’s biggest heroes for the cracking price of £50. The list includes their Almond Milk & Honey Body Butter, Banana Shampoo and Conditioner, and a Mango Lip Butter.
Want to top up your nail polish collection or have a friend who just loves doing their nails? You can’t get much better than this, which feature 22 mini polishes, one full sized polish, and a watermelon lip oil.
Rituals always brings out a great festive offering, and this year is no different. Their 2020 version contains a huge selection of Rituals goodies, including four mini candles for a Christmas-ready home.
A great mid-range option, this will save you some real cash. It is so far unclear what the calendar contains but knowing Look Fantastic and some of their past versions, you certainly won’t be disappointed.
Always a spectacle, the Lush advent calendar is the ultimate gift for Lush fans. This year there’s a seemingly endless number of festive treats, old and new, which will make bath time better than ever before.
It’s hard to beat the yearly calendar by Cult Beauty; this year it contains more impressive brands than ever, including Augustinus Bader, Charlotte Tilbury, and Huda Beauty, to name but a few. Get in line.
Here she is: the mighty Queen of beauty advent calendars. Every year, this bad boy sells out quicker than you can say "take my money," so it’s advisable to get in there quick. The full product line up hasn’t been revealed yet, but the retailer promises the likes of Diptyque, Hourglass and Le Labo.
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