First up is the Benefit Candy Coated Countdown Advent Calendar, full to the brim with 24 mini beauty treats, including skincare, the very popular Porefessional primer, a few random non-beauty treasures and more! Costing £60.00, it's quite expensive but I think it's great value for money. With the sample sized products, you're able to try before you buy the full size. Winner! On the negative side, this advent calendar is out of stock on the Benefit website and I am yet to see one in store so perhaps they've sold out already. Surprising? I think not. It sold out pretty quickly last year too.
Next is one beauty calendar that really takes my fancy, the Bodyshop 24 Days of Joy Beauty Advent Calendar. Behind every single door you'll find a surprising treat, some of which are Bodyshops bestselling skincare and bodycare with a nail product and a sample sized fragrance(or two) thrown into the mix. The Bodyshop have revealed the beauty treats on their website(don't read if you don't want to spoil the surprise). I have to say there are some pretty great products in this advent calendar and you really will be surprised at every single product you receive on the countdown to Christmas. Call this an early Christmas gift? At £50 I don't think I could resist any longer.
A new Beauty Calendar this year is the Boots No7 25 Days of Beauty Secrets Advent Calendar. Not yet released in store or online as of yet but instead of 24 days of treats like most beauty calendars, there's 25. In this calendar you can receive anything from a pretty polish to skincare. As far as I'm aware this will be selling for £35 on the 29th October. If you're interested in making a purchase I highly suggest you sign up to the waiting list and purchase quickly.
An extremely expensive Beauty Calendar that I have come across this year is the Jo Malone London Christmas Advent Calendar. This is guaranteed to get your hearts pounding and your palms sweaty, especially with the £250 price tag but that's to be expected. It looks highly luxurious and I'm sure you won't feel disappointed. If you're interested in purchasing the Jo Malone Advent Calander it's available to purchase now from Harrods.
If you're a nail polish fanatic then the Ciate Mini Mani Manor Advent Calendar is for you. Behind each door there are 15 paint pots, 8 effects and 1 generous full sized polish too. Isn't it pretty and well designed? It's available to buy now from Selfridges or Ciate for £49.00.
Another favourite of mine is the Yankee Candle Advent Calendar. Every single day on the countdown to Christmas you will receive a surprise tealight candle behind each door which come in 6 different scents, one of which is my favourite Christmas scents, Christmas Cookie. It's currently sold out on the Yankee Candle website but I'm pretty sure I spotted it in stock at my local Clinton Cards a few days ago so if you're looking to purchase this I highly recommend you check your local Clintons store. At £21.99 you can't go wrong. Not necessarily a bargain, but a great advent calendar nonetheless, especially for all of you candle lovers out there like myself.
Admittedly L'occitane is a brand that I haven't had any experience with whatsoever. Howevever, the L'occitane Advent Calendar looks extremely tempting, giving you great value for your money with generous sized mini products behind every door but unlike other advent calendars, this one contains 13 gifts instead of 24 or 25. The L'occitane Advent Calendar will be available from L'occitane from the 3rd November.
Are you a fan of Elemis skincare? then you'll be thrilled to learn that Elemis has released the 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar. In this advent calendar you will receive 12 skincare gifts such as Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, Treat your Feet Foot Cream, Payapa Enzyme Peel and more.
Last but not least is the Selfridges Advent Calendar, evoked with a spell book design, this calendar is completely filled with 24 products from some of Selfridges most popular beauty brands, from Yves Saint Laurent to Kiehls to Lancome. Unfortunately, as I suspected, this sold out almost instantly upon it's release.