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Every Single Beauty Advent Calendar for Christmas 2018!

Posted on August 17, 2018

I know it’s only August, but news of 2018’s beauty advent calendars has already started to spread, so I thought it’s about time I gathered information on every single one so you can have a (hopefully) fully comprehensive list to refer to over the coming months.

The below list is in price order, starting with the groups (where a brand has more than one calendar) and then the lowest, and I’ll update info, dates and links as soon as I have the info myself – enjoy!

The Body Shop Advent Calendars – Olivia the Owl version is £45.00 (worth £85). Dani the Deer version is £65.00 (worth £121). Freddie the Fox version is £99.00 (worth £231) and Countdown to New Year version is £45.00 (worth £85). AVAILABLE NOW!

The Body Shop’s advent calendars really do look amazing this year! They usually have two or three, but this year they have four, to cater for different budgets – the Freddie Advent Calendar (above) is cruelty free, vegan, and contains some of the brand’s best make-up, skincare and bodycare products!

L”Occitane Classic Advent Calendar is £49.00 and the Luxury Advent Calendar is £89.00 AVAILABLE NOW!

I reviewed the 2017 L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar, and it was amazing! This year’s offering looks just as good (if not better) with fun, colourful packaging. The Luxury Advent Calendar is packed with L’Occitane luxury treats, or if you’re looking for something more affordable, the Classic Advent Calendar is available too at £49.00.

Rituals Advent Calendar 2D Exclusive version is £59.50, and the Deluxe 3D version is £89.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

Another duo of calendars are available this year from Rituals. The deluxe 3D Christmas tree contains 24 beautiful treats including fragrance, beauty, bath, and home products. Expect to find the new Ritual of Holi Crackling Body Mousse as well as The Ritual of Dao and The Ritual of Ayurveda from the hero collections included. The 2D Exclusive calendar is again more affordable, but still contains a fab selection of Rituals products.

Glossybox All I Want Advent Calendar, £75.00 for subscribers, £99.00 for non subscribers. Pre-order NOW!

GlossyBox are also launching their first advent calendar this year! The All I Want Box includes 25 beauty treats with 16 of them being full-sized! (This really is unheard of for beauty advent calendars) You’ll find inside brands such as Pixi, Real Techniques, Huda Beauty, Yankee Candle, NARS and more – this is definitely one to snap up this year!

24 Days of Clinique, £76.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

The 24 Days of Clinique advent calendar includes a selection of mini Clinique favourites. This one is exclusive to Selfridges too so you won’t find it anywhere else.

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar, £79.00, worth over £300.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

Lookfantastic’s Advent Calendars always look amazing! The 2018 calendar has been designed specifically to get you party ready in the run up to Christmas, and contains 25 products. Expect to see brands such as Lipstick Queen, Sleek, Rituals, ESPA, Illamasqua and more inside.

bareMinerals Out of this World Advent Calendar, £79.00, worth £281.00 AVAILABLE NOW!

bareMinerals advent calendars always look amazing, and this year’s is no exception. Containing a massive selection of products, including lip glosses, lipsticks, blushers, eyeshadows, mascaras and more, this would make a lovely gift for fans of the brand.

The 12 Days of Liz Earle, £80.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

Liz Earle is back again for 2018 with 12 days of fabulous treats. You’ll find a selection of skincare favourites inside the box, including the best selling Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser.

Decléor Advent Calendar, £80.00 worth £258.00, AVAILABLE NOW! 

Fans of luxury skincare will adore the 2018 Decleor Advent Calendar. The theme of this box is glowing skin, and it looks just beautiful. Be sure to snap this one up fast if you’re interested, last year, a box sold every 8 seconds!

Lumene Advent Calendar, £89.90 worth £195.00, date TBC at Feel Unique.

Now this is quite exciting as I haven’t heard of this brand before. Nordic beauty brand, Lumene, have launched their first advent calendar stuffed with skincare treats worth a massive £195!

Cowshed Advent Calendar, £90.00, available from September 6th.

This lovely calendar includes 24 deluxe pampering treats, covering skincare, bath and body, and hand care.

Kiehl’s 24 Day Advent Calendar, £110.00, available from 1st October at Selfridges

Another Selfridges exclusive, the beautiful 24 Day Advent Calendar from Kiehl’s is packed with 24 days of the brand’s best-selling favourites.

ELLE Beauty Advent Calendar, £125.00, available from 1st October. Sign up here.

Another first, this time from Elle – this is quite unexpected! They’re jumping in at the luxury end of the market with a £125 calendar containing products worth £340. Expect to find brands including Hourglass, NARS, Dermalogica, Too Faced, and more. I think this one’s going to be super popular!

MAC Cosmetics Shiny Pretty Things Advent Calendar, £125.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

AT LAST! Beauty lovers rejoice, Mac has finally released their very own Advent Calendar! The set contains a mixture of deluxe mini products as well as a few full sizes, and it’s worth £236.70 so you’re definitely getting your moneys worth! This is bound to sell out FAST so be sure to snap this one up quickly!

Lancome Advent Calendar, £130.00, available from the 26th September at Selfridges

Lancome’s Advent Calendar is seeming a bit secretive this year (so far anyway) I can’t find any information on this one as yet, so keep your eyes peeled and I’ll update this asap!

ESPA Comfort & Joy Advent Calendar, £130.00, SIGN UP HERE! 

The luxury ESPA Comfort & Joy Advent Calendar contains a gorgeous ESPA skincare hero behind every door. Included you’ll find delightful oils, skincare products and candles to provide you with your daily dose of wellness. Expect an extra special full-size treat on Christmas Day too!

L’Oreal Luxe Selfridges Advent Calendar, £130.00, available from 26th September.

If you’re looking to spend a bit more non a beauty advent calendar this year, this L’Oreal Luxe calendar really does look fantastic. It contains a selection of gorgeous products from L’Oreal’s higher end brands, including Lancome, YSL, Urban Decay and Viktor & Rolf.

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar, £150.00, available from October

For once, Charlotte’s Advent Calendar isn’t at the very top of the list – there seems to be a boatload of super high end (expensive) calendars this year! Charlotte’s 2018 Advent Calendar contains 12 countdown to Christmas beauty treats. You’ll find plenty of cult favourites inside, including one of my personal faves, the Pillow Talk Lipstick.

Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar, £150.00 but worth £475.00, available from October

Fenwick’s calendar for 2018 is packed full of high end beauty minis – expect to find high end beauty treats for every day of advent, as well as full sized products from the likes of MAC, Nails Inc and Bobbi Brown.

The White Company Advent calendar, £150.00, available from the end of October

The White Company have gathered together some of their favourite seasonal products and created a beautiful high end calendar for 2018. Inside you’ll find candles, body and bath products, fragrance and much more.

Elemis Beauty Advent Calendar, £150.00 worth £345.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

How gorgeous does this calendar look? Fans of luxury skincare will be in heaven with the 2018 Elemis Advent Calendar. It contains a full size best-selling Pro Collagen Marine Cream and Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, as well as a selection of mini Elemis products.

Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £150.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

This is Net-A-Porter’s first advent calendar, and it really does look amazing! Brands include Marc Jacobs, Charlotte Tilbury, Illamasqua, Chantecaille, Sunday Riley and many more. If you’re looking for a luxury advent calendar, this should definitely be in your radar!

John Lewis Advent Calendar, £165.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

John Lewis are offering something a little different this year, apart from including an amazing selection of high end brands in their calendar (hello Aqua di Parma, Hermes and Floral Street) They’re also including vouchers for personalised services, such as an Elemis personalised mini facial, and an Aveda personalised hair and scalp camera analysis to name a just couple.

Molton Brown Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar, £175.00 worth £275.00. AVAILABLE NOW

The 2018 Molton Brown Advent Calendar is packed full of gorgeous pampering treats. Inside you’ll find shower gel baubles, candles, bath washes, a limited edition fragrance and much more.

YSL Beauty Advent Calendar, £195.00, available from 10th October.

The YSL Beauty (Selfridges exclusive) Advent Calendar looks stunning this year. It includes a selection of gorgeous YSL treats for 24 days in the run up to Christmas.

Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar, £195.00 worth £600.00. Available Now!

This year’s Liberty Advent Calendar looks better than ever! It is expensive, but contains some amazing high end brands such as Diptyque, Laura Mercier, Hourglass, Byerdo, Bobbi Brown, Omorivcza and more.

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar, £250.00 but worth £680.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

One of the ‘big daddy’ advent calendars – the Harrods calendar is truly a luxurious treat. It contains 25 luxury beauty products, from brands including NARS, Huda Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley, Givenchy and more. These products are worth a whopping £680!

Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar, £250.00. AVAILABLE NOW!

Another first! SpaceNK is joining in on the advent fun this year with their debut calendar. Including 25 products, you know this is going to be amazing (and highly likely on the pricier side – I’ve slotted it in here as I’m guessing around £150.00) Expect brands such as Chantecaille, Sunday Riley, Lipstick Queen, Hourglass and more.

Jo Loves Advent Calendar, £250.00, available from November.

This is another first! Jo Loves has jumped on the beauty advent calendar bandwagon this year, launching a stunning looking drawer style calendar! I have a feeling this one will be a sell out.

Jo Malone Advent Calendar, £300.00, available now!

Jo Malone is back for their 4th year of amazing advent calendars! This years festive townhouse contains all you’d expect and more from this luxury brand. Expect to find Jo Malone classic favourites included, as well as seasonal launches, such as a mini Frosted Cherry & Clove Candle which is new for Christmas 2018. If you’re interested make sure you snap this one up fast, it’s sure to be a sell out again as it has every other year!

Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar, £300.00, available now!

I’m loving that dedicated fragrance advent calendars are now becoming a thing! The 2018 Atelier Cologne advent calendar includes an assortment of travel sprays, body lotions, finely crafted soaps and even full size fragrances, plus Atelier’s iconic leather cases so you can keep them safe.

La Mer 12 Days of Radiance Calendar, £300.00, available from 22nd October

A first from luxury skincare brand La Mer, they’ve gathered together their favourite products in the La Mer 12 Days of Radiance Collection. It features 11 travel sizes and one full size product – this is a must have for fans of the brand!

Diptyque Advent Calendar, £320.00, available now!

And lastly, of course, Diptyque! At a purse-clenching £320 this year, the Diptyque Advent Calendar is definitely one for die hard fans of the brand. The calendar contains 16 mini candles as well as travel-sized fragrances and bodycare products.

Ok guys that’s it for now! If you come across any more beauty advent calendars, please let me know and I’ll add them! Happy shopping! xx

Every Single Beauty Advent Calendar for Christmas 2016!

Posted on September 16, 2016


Hi Guys!

Ok I know this is *slightly* on the premature side – but I wanted to get this post started early, so I can bring you ALL the beauty advent calendars for 2016!

I’m starting this off with as much early bird info as I could get my hands on – so I should point out that some of these calendars are available now, some pre-order, and other aren’t available as yet. I’ll included details on availability for each one so you know when you’ll be able to snap them up – as well as updating release dates as and when I have them.

I’ll also be adding more calendars as I come across them – so do keep checking back for (hopefully) the most comprehensive list of beauty advent calendar goodness around!

So here we go, in price order starting with the cheapest…


  • What? Wilko Kissmas Beauty Advent Calendar 2016
  • How much? £5.00
  • When and where? Available NOW at Wilko.

And what’s in it? – This super sweet calendar contains 24 bargain beauty treats – at only £5.00 it’s a complete steal!


  • What? Flutter Beauty Advent Calendar 2016
  • How much? £12.00 reduced to £8.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at Superdrug

And what’s in it? – The flutter advent calendar contains 24 mini surprises for eyes and lips – and it’s currently half price!


  • What? Technic 12 Days of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar 2016
  • How much? £16.00 reduced to £8.00
  • When and where? Available NOW at Superdrug.

And what’s in it? – Another super budget option – this 12 days of Christmas calendar from Technic offers 12 sweet beauty tears, and it’s currently half price!


  • What? Technic Cube Beauty Advent Calendar 2016
  • How much? £20.00 reduced to £10.00
  • When and where? Available NOW at Superdrug.

And what’s in it? – Another fab budget calendar from Technic packed with 24x beauty treats – grab it while it’s half price!


  • What? Dirty Works Advent Calendar 2016
  • How much? £15.00
  • When and where? Available at Sainsburys from November.

And what’s in it? – A fantastic budget calendar, packed with Dirty Works treats including bath and body goodies, and beauty accessories.


  • What? Mad Beauty Advent Calendar 2016
  • How much? £18.95
  • When and where? Available now at Prezzybox (currently out of stock)

And what’s in it? – The perfect gift for younger beauty fans or those on a budget, this calendar contains 24 beauty gifts, including nail polish, lipstick, eyeliner and beauty tools.


  • What? Bomb Cosmetics Countdown To Christmas and The Bomb Advent Calendar 2016
  • How much? £19.99 each.
  • When and where? Both are available NOW at Littlewoods.

And what’s in it? Each advent calendar contains 24x goodies, including 12x miniature soap slices and 12x miniature bath blasters from Bomb Cosmetics.


  • What? House of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar 2016
  • How much? £25.00
  • When and where? Available NOW at House of Fraser.

And what’s in it? – This calendar contains a selection of House of Fraser’s own brand beauty, Colour Couture cosmetics. You’ll find lipsticks inside, as well as eyeshadow dusts, glitter eye liner and nail art products to name but a few items.


  • What? W7 Beauty Advent Calendar 2016
  • How much? £29.95.
  • When and where? Available NOW at W7 Cosmetics.

And what’s in it? This calendar contains 24x W7 beauty treats!


  • What? Feel Unique The Magic of Beauty Advent Calendar 2016
  • How much? £30.00
  • When and where? Available NOW at Feel Unique.

And what’s in it? – This is a 12 day calendar offering some fantastic brands, including Laura Geller, Bourjois, Ole Henriksen and Rimmel. It’s a fab bargain at only £30.00.!


  • What? Benefit 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar.
  • How much? £34.50 (Worth £68.46)
  • When and where? Available from November at Benefit Cosmetics.

And what’s in it? Just like last year, Benefit are offering 12x of their best sellers in mini form – you can see exactly what’s included in the picture. This is a great opportunity for those new to the brand to try out their products without breaking the bank.


  • What? Sephora Collection Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? $45.00 (About £35.00)
  • When and where? Available NOW at Sephora.

And what’s in it? This is a 24 piece advent calendar containing a range or mini treats from Sephora’s own brand. You’ll find body wash, nail polish, makeup wipes, lipstick, eyeshadow and hair bands, to name but a few items.


  • What? M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £35.00 when you spend £35.00 at M&S on beauty, clothing and home (Worth £250.00)
  • When and where? Available NOW at M&S.

And what’s in it? This amazing looking advent calendar is such a fantastic bargain! It’s only £35.00 (after already spending £35.00 at M&S) and includes some fantastic brands such as Alpha H, Emma Hardie, Nails Inc, Pixie, REN, Rituals, Rodial and many more. You can see my review here.


  • What? Boots No7 Advent Calendar 2016
  • How much? £40.00 (Worth £150)
  • When and where? Available NOW at Boots.

And what’s in it? This fantastic sounding calendar contains 25x No.7 products, including both minis and full sizes which is excellent news. From eyeshadow, to body wash, to skincare – this beauty advent calendar literally ticks all the boxes!

l'occitane advent calendar 2016

  • What? L’Occitane Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £42.99 (worth £80.00)
  • When and where? Available NOW at L’Occitane.

And what’s in it? This instant sell-out calendar is literally bursting with a premium selection of 24 Provençal treats – I mean how good do they look! It’s a fantastic way to try out some of L’Occitane’s best selling products!


  • What? Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £50.00
  • When and where? Available NOW at Debenhams.

And what’s in it? This calendar contains 18 mini Ciaté paint pots and one full size polish. This includes four new and shades as well as a limited edition surprise.


  • What? ASOS Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £50.00 (worth £175.00)
  • When and where? Available NOW at ASOS.

And what’s in it? This is the first ever beauty advent calendar from ASOS, and it definitely looks like one to snap up this year! At a very reasonably £50.00, this calendar contains 24 must-have skincare, make-up and hair care products from a variety of brands – with a value of £175.00!


  • What? Nude By Nature 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £54.00 (worth £107.00)
  • When and where? Available NOW at Feel Unique.

And what’s in it? If you’re not familiar with Nude By Nature, they’re a fantastic Australian brand  – you can read about their products here. This is their first advent calendar and it contains 12 beautiful makeup treats in Nude By Nature’s signature rose gold packaging. This is definitely one worth checking out.


  • What? Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £60.00 (the price hasn’t been confirmed as yet- this is my estimate)
  • When and where? Available NOW at Selfridges.

And what’s in it? This year’s Selfridges Advent Calendar looks amazing! It includes brands such as Too Faced, Rodial, Molton Brown, OCC, Eve Lom and Foreo. This looks like fantastic value for money!


  • What? The Body Shop 24 Happy Days Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £60.00 (worth £106.00)
  • When and where? Available NOW at The Body Shop.

And what’s in it? This is the first of three Body Shop advent calendars this year. This one is the cheapest of the three and includes 24 treats ranging from bestsellers to brand new body care, skincare, makeup and accessories.


  • What? Decleor Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £60.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at John Lewis.

And what’s in it? This calendar contains two full sized products – Hydra Floral Light Cream (30ml) and Hand Cream (50ml) alongside smaller Decléor treats including face products and body solutions.


  • What? Clinique 24 Days of Clinique Advent Calendar.
  • How much? £65.00
  • When and where? Available NOW at Clinique.

And what’s in it? This calendar contains a massive selection of Clinique treats! There’s plenty of makeup and skincare goodies to keep you stocked up right through advent. Full details are on the Clinique site.


  • What? You Beauty Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £69.95 (worth £270.00)
  • When and where? Available NOW at You Beauty.

And what’s in it? This calendar includes a fantastic selection of products covering makeup, skincare and haircare – from brands such as The White Company, Miller Harris, Bee Good, Moroccanoil and many more.


  • What? Lookfantastic Beauty Secret Volume 2 Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £70.00 (worth over £300.00)
  • When and where? Available NOW at Lookfantastic.

And what’s in it? Promising to be bigger and better than last year, Lookfantastic have filled their 2016 advent calendar with a mix of deluxe sample size and full size products from a large range of brands, covering haircare, skincare, bodycare and makeup treats. This one sounds like fantastic value – I might be snapping this up myself!


  • What? bareMinerals Countdown To Gorgeous Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £75.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at BareMinerals.

And what’s in it? I believe this is bareMinerals first advent calendar (please do correct me if I’m wrong though) and doesn’t it look amazing! This calendar contains all the bareMinerals products you could ever want or need – there’s deluxe Marvellous Moxie Lip Glosses, Eyeshadows, Mascara, and of course bareMinerals famous Mineral Veil. This definitely looks like one to snap up this year.


  • What? The Body Shop 24 Happy Days Deluxe Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £80.00 (Worth £127.50)
  • When and where? Available NOW at The Body Shop.

And what’s in it? The second of the Body Shop’s advent calendars for 2016. This Deluxe version contains a selection of The Body Shop treats to open every day of advent.


  • What? Your Beauty Fairytale Come True Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £85.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at Boots.

And what’s in it? I’ve just come across this calendar on the Boots site and was instantly wowed! This luxury calendar contains brands such as Lancome, YSL, Victor & Rolf, and Ralph Lauren. Unfortunately the products aren’t full sized like the picture shows, but I still think it’s a great sounding luxury calendar.


  • What? Selfridges L’Oreal Eclectic Little Luxuries Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £95.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at Selfridges.

And what’s in it? Expect a big bundle of eclectic luxuries from L’oreal at Selfridges this year, including brands such as YSL, Urban Decay, Lancome, Viktor & Rolph and Kiehls.


  • What? Kiehls Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £95.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at Selfridges.

And what’s in it? A large selection of Kiehls skincare treats, in mostly mini sizes. Definitely a must have for skincare fanatics! 


  • What? Clarins Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £95.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at Boots.

And what’s in it? This gorgeous calendar contains a fantastic range of Clarins products – such as a Lip Comfort Oil, and a Detox Skin Booster – which is perfect for the party season – as well a plenty of skincare and makeup treats.


  • What? The Body Shop 24 Happy Days Ultimate Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £99.00 (Worth £187.00)
  • When and where? Available NOW at The Body Shop.

And what’s in it? The big daddy of all the Body Shop’s advent calendars for 2016 – the Ultimate advent calendar is a Body Shop’s fans’ dream! This contains a selection of luxury treats worth a massive £187.00


  • What? The Vintage Cosmetics Company Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £99.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at Feel Unique.

And what’s in it? As above – lots of gorgeous Vintage Cosmetics Company treats! 


  • What? Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £149.00 (worth over £400.00)
  • When and where? Available NOW at Liberty.

And what’s in it? A fabulous luxury beauty calendar worth over £400 including beauty treats from high end brands including Diptyque, Dermalogica and Malin & Goetz. 


  • What? Molton Brown Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar.
  • How much? £150.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at Look Fantastic.

And what’s in it? The Molton Brown Advent Calendar really does sound amazing! It contains 24 mini Molton Brown treats, including bath and shower gels, hand washes, shampoo and candles. This is definitely on my wish list!


  • What? Charlotte’s World of Legendary Parties Advent Calendar.
  • How much? £150.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at Charlotte Tilbury and Selfridges.

And what’s in it? Charlotte’s Christmas range is based on parties this year, and this calendar is all about gifting yourself or someone else day-by-day during the party season. Every time you open a door, behind the iconic dancing women representing a hall of fame of different party eras, is a best-selling mini beauty treat waiting to be unveiled from Charlotte’s multi-award-winning range. The calendar contains both full size and mini products, and really would make a fantastic Christmas treat!


  • What? Net-A-Porter The Ultimate Beauty Kit
  • How much? £150.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at Net-A-Porter

And what’s in it? Ok this isn’t technically an advent calendar, but it looks like such a fantastic deal I had to include it. This kit contains 16 travel size and 16 full size beauty products from amazing high end brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Sunday Riley, Sarah Chapman and Chantecaille to name but a few. This really looks amazing.


  • What? Estee Lauder Holiday Countdown Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £205.00
  • When and where? Available NOW at Boots.

And what’s in it? Well, this Estee Lauder calendar really does look fabulous! It contains everything an EL fan could want or need, covering makeup, skincare and fragrance – expect to find mini versions of their most popular products, including a Bronze Goddess mini bronzer, and mini pure colour envy lipsticks, as well as masks, serums, mascara and nail polish to name but a few. Click on the link for full details!


  • What? Diptyque Advent Calendar 2016.
  • How much? £250.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at Selfridges.

And what’s in it? Diptyque’s second ever advent calendar contains 25x luxury Diptyque gifts. You’ll find exquisite candles, skincare, body care and fragrance in this calendar, as well as a limited edition Le Roi Sapin 70g candle on Christmas day. This has a rich pine scent that also combines the woody tones of resin, cedar and patchouli. The perfect indulgent Christmas gift, for you or a loved one.


  • What? Jo Malone London Townhouse Advent Calendar.
  • How much? £280.00.
  • When and where? Available NOW at Selfridges.

And what’s in it? Lastly, of course the big daddy of advent calendars, Jo Malone. This year Jo Malone’s Townhouse contains a wonderful selection of Jo Malone treats, including some exciting new products, such as a mini Geranium & Walnut Scrub, as well as scatter Candles. This calendar really is this height of luxury.

So that’s all the beauty advent calendars I have info on so far – like I said I’ll continue updating this as and when, and if you know of any more calendars please do let me know so I can add them to my post! xxx

LookFantastic July 2016 #LFSummerLovin Beauty Box

Posted on July 14, 2016


Hi Guys!

LookFantastic’s latest beauty box has just arrived, and as expected it’s full of fantastic beauty treats! Let’s take a look inside the box –

  • Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in shade 6 – mini size, worth £9.25.
  • This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up Moisturiser, 20ml worth £15.00.
  • Kebelo Silk Anti Frizz Cream, 15ml worth £5.97.
  • Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Golden Shimmer Oil, 10ml worth £3.80.
  • BellaPierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain in Pink, full size worth £12.99.
  • MiTi Hair Ties x3, worth £4.95.
  • Elle Magazine, handbag size, worth £4.10.

Total value of box – £56.06.

Ok so starting with the stand out product here, which is of course the Benefit Goof Proof Pencil. Now I already have this, so I know it’s a fantastic product, and out of the few new Benefit brow products I’ve tried, this was easily my favourite. My only slight niggle here is that I’ve received shade 6 in this box, which is the darkest colour and almost black, so unfortunately it’s not suitable for me. I’m not sure if LookFantastic are giving everyone a shade 6 or if it’s a random selection. I know I’ll be able to give this to one of my friends though who will be very happy to use it!

The This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up Moisturiser is a fantastic sounding 3-in-1 product, it promises to even, plump and brighten the skin, whilst acting as a mask, moisturiser and a primer all in one handy tube. The formula contains repairing plant oils as well as caffeine to erase signs of fatigue and make your skin look radiant – I’m looking forward to trying this out.

Next the Kebelo Silk Anti Frizz Cream – this is perfect for tackling unruly frizz, and it’s enriched with Quinoa, Amaranth and Chamomile to smooth and revitalise hair. It also contains Argan and Jojoba oil, to leave hair nourished, shiny and silky, as well as a unique heat protector and colour lock shield to protect the hair, whilst still sealing in richness.

The Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Golden Shimmer Oil is one of Nuxe’s most famous products – it’s a multi-use dry oil that gives a golden shimmer to your face, body and hair. The oil contains a cocktail of six precious plant oils (borage, St Johnswort, sweet almond, camellia, hazelnut, and macadamia) to nourish, repair and soften face, body and hair, leaving skin velvety soft, and hair supple glossy and full of volume.

The BellaPierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain in Pink is a multi-use stain for cheeks and lips that’s both easily blendable and buildable. The stain can be applied sparingly for a subtle look, or layered for more intense finish, and you can use it as a lip balm, or on the apples of your cheeks for a sheer veil of colour.

And lastly the MiTi Hair Ties – this set of three hair ties has been designed specifically to be gentle on hair, leaving no indent, yet staying sturdy throughout the day and providing perfect hold. They’re also ideal for wear during sleep, as the ties are super gentle, reducing head stress for long-lasting comfort.


The LookFantastic beauty box costs from £11.25 per box (depending on your subscription preference) and it’s available now at LookFantastic.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Lookfantastic February Beauty Box | Review

Posted on February 7, 2015


Hi Guys!

Well it’s February already and my latest Lookfantastic beauty box has just arrived. I’ve been feeling a bit on the fence lately about these boxes, with the products to me being quite hit and miss, so I must say that I didn’t have the highest hopes for this box. Let’s take a look at what’s inside…

  • Korres Citrus Little Body Milk, 50ml. 200ml is £10 so 50ml is worth £2.50
  • Moroccanoil Treatment, 25ml, £13.45
  • Dr Pawpaw Multipurpose Soothing Balm, 25ml full size £6.95
  • Erno Laszio Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar, sample size 17g. 141.7g is £45 so 17g is £5.39
  • Monu Illuminating Primer, 50ml is £27.95 so 15ml is £8.38
  • Bellapiere Lipliner in Cinnamon £16.00

Total value = £52.67. Not bad hey!

Ok so I know the point of these boxes is so you get to try out new products, but on first inspection I was still a bit shocked at the minuscule size of the Cleansing Bar and Monu Primer, they really are teeny tiny! And I can’t help but feel a bit disappointed…

Maybe it’s my nose playing up because I’m getting a cold but the Korres Citrus Body milk smelled really masculine to me, which was quite unexpected. It’s not for me just because of the scent but my other half might like to give it a go. The Morocconoil Treatment is definitely a winner though, I’ve used this before and it’s a fantastic oil that leaves hair super soft – plus it smells really nice too. The Dr Pawpaw Multipurpose Soothing balm seems good too, it’s pretty much the same as my Papaya Gold PawPaw Balm but in a smaller tube, I’ve used it on my lips and it’s left them super soft, and it can also be used on the body too.

The Erno Laszio Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar is a bit of a funny one, this is a very neutral scented mini cleansing bar – which I must say is a great way to try the product as the full size version is a whopping £45! Eeek! I’ve just opened it and tried it out and it definitely left my skin feeling clean and soft, but I won’t be rushing out to buy the full sized bar. The Monu Primer is also in fact rather lovely, it looks and rubs into the skin like a moisturiser, but gives a hint of luminosity perfect for pre foundation. And lastly the Bellapierre Lipliner is actually really nice too, the cinnamon shade is a very wearable slightly brown toned nude, and it’s easy to apply and long lasting too.

Ok so maybe I’ve changed my tune a bit. I do actually like all the products here except for the Korres, so I think this box is actually money well spent after all.

At this point I was originally going to announce that I’ve made the decision not to buy any more Lookfantastic boxes. But now I’m not so sure! Should I get March’s box or not? Let me know what you think! xxx

Lookfantastic Beauty Box January | Review

Posted on January 8, 2015


Hi Guys!

Today I have the first Lookfantastic beauty box of 2015 to share with you! So far I’ve bought every box available since they were first started in September last year, and overall there have been some really great products included. This is of course fantastic, but it also gives Lookfantastic a lot to live up to. Let’s see how January’s box fared up…

  • Nuxe Masque Creme Fraiche de Beaute 50ml full size, £19.50
  • Dualsenses Color Extra Rich 60 Sec Treatment 50ml, 200ml is £11.00 making 50ml £2.75
  • Molton Brown Templetree Body Wash 100ml, 300ml is £18.00 making 100ml £6.00
  • Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence 60ml, 250ml is £22.00 making 60ml £5.28
  • MyVitamins Energise Tablets, full size pack of 20, £4.49
  • Gatineau Strategie Jeunesse Eye Pads, 1 pair. 6 pairs are £34.50 so one is £5.75

Total = £43.77, this is the lowest value box so far.

Ok so value isn’t everything – at all, but on first glance I’m kind of on the fence a bit about this box. On one hand I love that there are some really generous sized products here, including two full sizes (this is the Nuxe and My Vitamins) but on the other I’m a bit disappointed with the Dualsenses 60 Sec Hair Treatment as it’s specifically for ‘thick to coarse colour treated hair‘ and my hair is completely the opposite – fine and not colour treated. It would have been nice to have a less targeted hair treatment included instead. I am though, super happy to find a nice little Molton Brown product in the box, the Templetree fragranced Body Wash smells divine! I’m a recent convert to Molton Brown after trying out one of their gift sets at Christmas and I don’t think I’ll ever look back. The Nuxe mask is also a product I’ve heard of before and after being impressed with the Nuxe Nuxellence Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revealing Fluid from my November box, I’m really looking forward to trying this product out. Gatineau is another brand I’m familiar with by name only, theses eye pads are supposed to revive and rejuvenate the eye area which is exactly what my tired / baggy / dark circled eyes need right now, so fingers crossed these will do what they’re supposed to! And I’m also interested to try the Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence product as I have a bit of a love / hate relationship with haircare due to my super fine hair. I hope this will suit me and not weigh my hair down. And lastly the vitamin tablets, these are the ‘effervescent’ type that you drop into a glass of water and they kind of fizz. I’ll definitely be making the most of these as I’m out of vitamins at the moment.

I do really love the Molton Brown product, but I have to say overall this is probably my least favourite box so far, which is a shame. So I guess I now need to decide should I buy the February box or not? What do you think?

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

Lookfantastic Beauty Box December | Review

Posted on December 4, 2014


Hi Guys!

The last month really has gone by in a flash, I couldn’t believe it when December’s Lookfantastic Beauty Box arrived! Last months box was simply excellent (you can check out previous reviews here – SeptemberOctober and November) This did set the standard for me and push the bar up, giving me pretty high expectations for future boxes. So What came in December’s box…?

Here’s what was included –

  • Lord & Berry Polish Eye Pencil in Mirror Black. Full size, £10.00
  • Bourjois Intense Smoky Eyeshadow Palette. Full size, £7.99
  • Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml. A 50ml tube is £29.50, making 15ml £8.85
  • Macademia Healing Oil Infused Comb. Full size, £6.00
  • Pure Gold Collagen Drink. A 10 pack is £35.99, making one bottle £3.50
  • Murad Essential-C Cleanser 45ml. A 200ml tube is £34.00, making 45ml £7.65.
  • Ole Henriksen’s Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil 15ml. A 30ml bottle is £47.00, so 15ml is £23.50

Total value = £67.49, not as good as last month, but I’m not complaining!

Ok so I’m pretty impressed with this box. The Bourjois palette and Lord & Berry eyeliner are worth more than the price of the box alone, and they’re both products I’ll use so this is definitely a good start. The Macadamia Healing Oil Infused Comb is a bit of a funny one though, the comb itself is pretty big, with massive teeth too, there’s nothing discreet about this bad boy! I have super fine hair so it’s really not made for someone like me! I’m going to give it a go though 🙂 I’m also already a massive fan of Ole Henriksen’s Pure Truth Cleanser and haven’t tried any other products of his yet, so I’m super excited to get stuck in with the Youth Activating Oil which has the same lovely citrusy scent. I’m a bit on the fence about the Gold Collagen drink – I don’t doubt that it’s going to be good for me but the bottle stated you should drink one bottle a day for 4 weeks or longer, so having one bottle is kind of pointless, but at least you can try out the product to see if you like the taste of it. And lastly we have the Murad and Elemis products, both are favourite brands of mine so I’m really pleased to find the Essential-C Cleanser and Papaya Enzyme Peel in the box.

Overall I’m pleased with this box, Lookfantastic have definitely included a good range of products this month. I’ll definitely be buying January’s box now too… 🙂

I’d love to hear if you bought this box and what you thought of it?

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

Lookfantastic Beauty Box November | Review

Posted on November 6, 2014


Hi Guys!

If you read my previous Lookfantastic beauty box reviews from September and October, you’ll know I was a bit on the fence about buying November’s box, I decided to give it a go anyway though for the sake of £15, and I have to say I’m so glad I did. This is easily my favourite box so far!

Here’s what was included –

  • Hand Chemistry intense youth complex hand cream 30ml. A 100ml tube is £18.99, making 30ml £5.70
  • Glam Glow youthmud tingleexfoliate treatment 15g. A 50g pot is £49.99, making 15g £14.99
  • Monu Recovery Balm 30ml. A 50ml tube is £22.50, making 30ml £13.50
  • NUXE Nuxellence Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revealing Fluid 15ml. A 50ml bottle is £47.00, making 15ml £14.10
  • New Cid cosmetics lip and cheek tint RRP £14.00 Full size.
  • Eve Lom cleanser 30ml. A 100ml pot is £55.00, making 30ml £16.50.

Total value = £78.79, WOW!

Apart from the fact that this box is amazing value for money, I’m over the moon with the product selection! I’m neither here nor there about the hand cream, as hand creams don’t really excite me to be honest, but everything else is top notch! I’ve been wanting to try NUXE products for a while now, so the Youth and Radiance Revealing Fluid is perfect, Glam Glow is of course a cult favourite, which I haven’t tried either, and an Eve Lom cleanser too? Amazing! Lookfantastic have definitely pulled it out of the bag this month, lets hope they can keep this high standard up! December’s box is available to order now! Go go GO!!

I’d love to hear if you bought this box and what you thought of it?

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx