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Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

This year I’m saying goodbye to my regular chocolate advent and replacing it with a beauty calendar, I mean what’s not to love.  If you’re considering make the beauty leap too or just wanting to feel festive early, then here’s a run down of some of my favourite Beauty Advent Calendars out this year.

Space NK

9Thought I would start with this gem, its one of my favourites and I would be all over this however I already have a lot of these in full size BUT that said with £600 worth of products from Drunk Elephant (which only landed in the UK earlier this month eeeekkkkk), Nars, Sunday Riley, Eve Lom, Tata Harper and Hourglass, this really does jam pack the high end brands into one calendar.  To order yours for £250 click here (available from the 15th October).


For just £55 its one of the cheapest calendars this still packs a punch with some brands that you’ll love or have been wanting to try them out.  With brands such as Benefit, Bobby Brown, Clinique, Iconic, GlamGlow, Sand & Sky to everyone’s fav Mac Cosmetics, this really is a great way of jumping on the beauty calendar band wagon. Click here to order yours.


Jo Malone 


Not sure I’ve met anyone who isn’t in love with this brand and even though my own collection is coming along nicely now, this is probably the one I’m going to treat myself too this year.  With 24 doors of glorious little Jo Malone products from candles, perfume and body products, each day in December will be the best way to start your day.  (this is available nationwide from 1st November) Click here for Jo Malone website


John Lewis

I always associate JL as being high end with a touch of class, so when they released their beauty calendar I was more than happy to see them include top brands all wrapped up in an affordable package, at just £150.  This advent includes Nars Lipstick, Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, REN Glow Tonic, Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder I mean the list keeps on going. This is a serious contender which will not disappoint.  Click here to order and available now!


Marks & Spencer

Its back again this year and has some fabulous goodies from well know beauty brands and the great news is spend £35 in store on beauty, home or clothes, then you’re eligible to buy the advent calendar for £35 (contents are worth £250).  This normally sells out pretty quick so if your thinking you’ll easily spend £35 in store anytime soon then make sure you include this treat too.  This includes Nuxe, Eyeko This Works, Pixi, Ren, L’Occitane and so many more.  (Mum hope you’re not reading this as it may spoil your early Christmas Present) Available from 6th November Click here for website

Charlotte Tilbury

If you follow my Instagram & Facebook page, then you’ll know I am in love with this brand and the women behind it all.  I love everything about CT and wish I could drape myself everyday in her products.  If you’re new to her range or just wanting to try something new then this has the cutest travel sizes.  Contents include Multi Miracle Glow, Goddess Skin Mask, Magic Cream, Mascara, Eyeshadow pencil, Eyeliner, Pillow Talk Lipstick and more.  If it wasn’t for my extensive collection already, this would be a must have.  At £150, Click here to order.


For those still a little dubious about spending oodles of money on one, here’s some Beauty Calendars that won’t break the bank but still fabulous and are all under £100…

  • 12 Days of Liz Earle from Boots @ £80
  • 24 Days of Clinique from Clinique @ £76
  • Debenhams Ultimate available from Debenhams @ £70 (worth over £150 and includes Glamglow, Kat Von D, NYX, Bare minerals, Mac, Too Faced, Ouai, & Nails Inc.
  • Look Fantastic available from Look Fantastic @ £70 (worth over £300 and includes Percy & Reed, Glamglow, Emma Hardie, Molton Brown, Eyeko, Rituals, Omorovicza, Sleek, First Aid Beauty and more)
  • The Birchbox Advent from Birchbox @ £65 (worth £179 and includes brands like Benefit & Sand & Sky)
  • 12 Days of Christmas by Clarins from Boots @ £60 (for her)
  • 12 Days of Christmas by Clarins from Boots @ £60 (for him

Hopefully by now you’ve been tempted into treating yourself with a beauty calendar and why not, you deserve it.  Whether its a present for a loved one or just do what I do a gift “To me, from you” works just as good.

I’d love to hear what beauty calendars you brought this year so don’t forget to tag me @ourlittlelives into your pics.

Big Love, Nic x



One Comment

  • Sharlene Nelson

    Love these Nicola, think I may be tempted to treat myself to one of these. Charlotte Tilbury is my favourite.
    Thanks for doing a blog on this, it’s getting me into the Christmas mood. 🙂