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). All will be available from 31st October.
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!
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.
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.
The M&S Advent Calendar was easily one of my favourites last year – the combination of fantastic brands and a very reasonable price made it incredibly popular. 2018 is following this theme with a calendar offering 25 cult beauty favourites – expect brands such as L’Occitane, Balance Me, This Works, Nuxe, Stila and Autograph – with a total value of over than £250. But all this can be yours for just £35, when you spend £35 elsewhere in store or online.
This is another one I loved from last year! Soap and Glory’s 2018 Advent Calendar contains a selection of brand favourites in both mini and full sizes.
Cath Kidston’s first ever advent calendar features her gorgeous signature kitsch packaging, and a collection of both mini and full size products. Expect to see body lotions, salts and scrubs, lip balms, hand creams and more.
For fans of No.7 products, the Boots No.7 Beauty Advent Calendar is a must have! At a very reasonable £42.00, this calendar contains a selection of the brands best sellers across skincare, makeup and nails. This is sure to be a sell out just like last year!
The NYX Sugar Trip 2018 Advent Calendar is perfect for makeup fans that don’t want to spend the earth on an advent calendar. Expect to find a fab selection of NYX beauty products included.
The Nuxe 2018 Advent Calendar includes 24 days of travel sized Nuxe skincare products. This is a must have for fans of the brand!
Did you know that last year’s Birchbox advent calendar sold out in less than 24 hours? So if you fancy the look of this one, you’d better get that date in your diary! The 2018 calendar contains a fab selection of beauty treats from brands such as Pixi, Nuxe, Caudalie, Benefit and more.
I love the sound of Selfridges Beauty Workshop Calendar, it contains a variety of more lesser known and niche brands, handpicked by Selfridges. Inside this one expect to see Lime Crime, MAKE Beauty, Illamasqua, Zoeva and more.
‘s first ever advent calendar! Their Green Regime box would be perfect for fans of the brand, or those into organic beauty.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Another Selfridges exclusive, the beautiful 24 Day Advent Calendar from Kiehl’s is packed with 24 days of the brand’s best-selling favourites.
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!
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!
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’s calendar for 2018 is packed full of high end beauty minis – expect to find a plethora of treats included, as well as full sized products from the likes of MAC, Nails Inc and Bobbi Brown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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