Last year I blogged about 2013 Beauty Advent Calendars and it proved to be one of my most popular posts. It is so much fun searching for these little beauties that I am doing it all again. In September, I hear you say? Yes, apparently so.
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You see, companies are really starting to pick up on this whole concept of beauty calendars and this relatively new market is growing quite rapidly. Each year a new beauty calendar emerges, a little bit more special and far more chic than the rest. And the top beauty calendars sell out fast.
My top picks for beauty calendars in 2014:
Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar 2014
The Enchanted Spells Beauty Advent Calendar from Selfridges is a must-have with 24 luxurious miniature treats including a selection of fragrances, makeup and skincare from some of the world’s best beauty brands including Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent, Kiehl’s, Victor & Rolf and more.
Last year it was a bestseller and sold out pretty quickly, so register your interest on the Selfridges website today to be one of the first to know when the calendar becomes available.
Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Advent Calendar 2014
The theme of the Benefit Advent Calendar for 2014 is Candy-Coated Countdown. So cute! I love this calendar as it’s filled with miniature-sized samples of Benefit’s bestsellers – ideal to keep in your handbag over the festive season!
Buy Benefit’s Candy-Coated Countdown from October 16 from Debenhams and http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk. You can also reserve a calendar by visiting a Benefit counter at your local Debenhams.
Elemis Beauty Advent Calendar 2014
12 Days of Beauty is the focus of this luxurious beauty advent calendar from Elemis, filled with indulgent skincare surprises that are sure to delight ladies of all ages:
- Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 20g
- Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 15ml
- Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 15ml
- Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm 7ml
- Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml
- Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules 14 caps
- Revitalising Babassu Facial Wipes 4 sachets
- Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream 50ml
- Frangipani Monoi Body Oil 35ml
- Skin Nourishing Shower Cream 50ml
- Pro-Radiance Hand & Nail Cream 20ml
- Treat Your Feet Foot Cream 20ml
Available to buy online now at http://www.timetospa.co.uk/elemis/elemis-12-days-of-beauty-gift-set/.
Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2014
A design based on a replica of the iconic store combined with the quintessential Liberty print makes this a beauty calendar like no other. Packed full of luxurious beauty products from Laura Mercier and NARS to Diptyque and Eve Lom, this is a highly-coveted calendar that will look super chic sitting on your kitchen side at home!
Available in store and at http://www.liberty.co.uk from November.
L’Occitane Beauty Advent Calendar 2014
Let’s stop a minute to fully appreciate this L’Occitane Advent Calendar, packed with 13 Pampering Treats from Provence. It may not be the standard 24 products but there is a special reason for this – in Provence, it is a holiday tradition to have 13 deserts on the festival table. A collection of luxurious L’Occitane fragrance, skincare and body beauty treats to delve into over Christmas, what’s not to love?
Available to buy from November 3 at uk.loccitane.com.
You Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar 2014
Worth over £240, the You Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar is bursting with a host of premium products and it is available to non-members and members. This beauty calendar will give you more than what you pay for, packed full of products from sought-after brands including Laura Mercier, Sisley and Glam Glow, James Read and my favourite tan, Vita Liberata.
You can purchase the calendar now online at http://www.youbeautydiscovery.co.uk/luxury-boxes/adventcalendar
Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2014
If you like the finer things in life, the Jo Malone advent calendar has your name all over it. Styled in the facade of the Jo Malone Georgian townhouse, each door opens to a host of luxurious beauty products; refined colognes, rich moisturising creams and beautiful scents.
Buy online or in-store http://www.jomalone.co.uk.
Other Beauty Advent Calendars available:
Ciaté’s Mini Mani Manor, £45, available at Selfridges, John Lewis, ASOS and ciate.co.uk