9 October 2016


It's fast approaching that wonderful time of the year and Christmas Advent Calendars are no longer restricted to just finding a surprise chocolate behind the numbered door, as over recent years an array of different types of beauty advent calendars have "popped up" containing either a selection of 12 or 24 beauty treats. 

The calendars generally house a mixture of miniatures,trial or deluxe sizes and occasionally a full size of either fragrance,make-up, body, bath, nail products and beauty accessories and even though I love my chocolate give me a beauty advent calendar any day, well 12 or 24 to be more precise...

Beauty Advent Calendars are a "big" thing and often in limited supply and due to their popularity, it really is a case of "snooze you loose", so here is a heads up of what's already available or coming very soon.
Every year they just seem to get better and better and I literally want them all, but as you can see they tend to come with a hefty Christmas price tag.
Unfortunately many are not available here in South Africa, but if you have a fear of missing out, then you can order from the brands overseas websites.

I have already found my favourites and my eldest London 'kiddie wink" 
is making a plan 
(I hope, hint, hint Lee).


Girl o'Clock Rock
(Available in South Africa at benefit counters at Red Squares/ Edgars from mid October)

Tick tock, girl you ROCK…with 12 bestsellers around the clock! 
Open this limited-edition set to play an original “Bene-song” then pop open each door for goodies galore. 
This contains many of benefit iconic products and it can be used as a 12 day Advent Calendar or for any holiday or gifting occasion.


Clarins Advent Calendar 2016

Value £145
(Not available in South Africa)

This has to be one of my favourites for 2016 and I cannot think of a better way to receive a daily beauty treat for the 24 days leading up to Christmas Day.
A must-have purchase or present for any Clarins fan! 

The Clarins Advent Calendar features a range of hero products and Clarins accessories.

Set includes:
  • Clarins Detox Booster 15ml
  • Clarins Beauty Flash Balm 50ml
  • Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil 7ml
  • Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream 30ml
  • Clarins Toning Lotion 50ml
  • Clarins Eau Dynamisante 15ml
  • Clarins Mini Blush Prodige 3g
  • Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch 4ml
  • Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 5ml
  • Clarins Mini Crayon Khol Eye Liner 0.47g
  • Clarins Mini Wonder Perfect Mascara or Wonder Volume Mascara 01 Black 3ml
  • Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base 10ml
  • Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover 10ml
  • Clarins Cleansing Milk 10ml
  • Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream 5ml
  • Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase 3ml
  • Clarins HydraQuench Cream 5ml
  • Clarins HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm 3ml
  • Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil 2ml
  • Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser 5ml
  • Selection of Clarins accessories.


Luxury Beauty Your Beauty Fairytale Come True Advent Calendar 2016 
(Exclusive to BOOTS UK)

How beautiful is this collection of premium luxury products
 featuring bestselling brands Lancome, Yves Saint Laurent, Viktor & Rolf and Ralph Lauren

Advent Calendar includes:
  • Lancome La Vie Est Belle EDP 1.5ml
  • Lancome Hypnose Volume a Porter mascara 2ml in shade 01
  • Lancome Hypnose mascara 2ml in shade Noir 01
  • Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara 2ml in shade 02
  • Lancome Vernis in Love nail varnish 6ml in shade 112
  • Lancome Advanced Genifique Serum 7ml
  • Lancome Advanced Genifique eye cream 5ml
  • Lancome Energie De Vie liquid moisturiser 5ml
  • Lancome Visionnaire Nuit gel 15ml
  • Lancome Renergie cream 15ml
  • Lancome Hydrazen cream SPF 15 50ml
  • Lancome Bi Facil cleanser 30ml
  • Lancome Hydrazen day cream SPF 15 15ml
  • Lancome Galateis Douceur 50ml
  • Lancome Tonique Douceur 50ml
  • Lancome Absolue Bx cream 15ml
  • Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium EDP 7.5ml
  • Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer 10ml
  • Yves Saint Laurent Instant Moisture glow 5ml
  • Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Du Regard black eyeliner pencil
  • Yves Saint Laurent Le Crayon Khol 1.8g in shade Noir
  • Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon EDP 7ml
  • Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb EDP 7ml
  • Ralph Lauren Romance EDP 7ml


L'Occitane Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar

Value £80
(Available in South Africa R850, but it will only be as a pre-order to L'Occitane Provence Beauty Club members via an email send out in mid October, so maybe now is the time to join instore)

Indulge a loved one or treat yourself to a luxurious pre-Christmas gift with this wonderful advent calendar featuring a selection of best sellers, this calendar is filled with 24 irresistible beauty products.

 L’OCCITANE Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar * containing:

• 35ml Relaxing Shower Gel
• 10ml Shea Butter Hand Cream
• 10ml Pivoine Flora Hand Cream
• 35ml Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion
• 10ml Delightful Rose Hand Cream
• 30ml The Vert & Bigarade Shower Gel
• 20ml Almond Milk Concentrate
• 10ml Ultra Rich Face Cream
• 10ml Almond Delicious Hands
• 30ml Ultra Rich Body Lotion
• 35ml Repairing Shampoo
• 30ml Jasmin & Bergamote Shower Gel
• 35ml Cherry Blossom Shower Gel
• 25g Verbena Soap with leaves
• 4ml Verbena Refreshing Cloth
• 30ml Ultra Rich Shower Cream
• 35ml Almond Shower Oil
• 30ml Verbena Shower Gel
• 10ml Shea Butter Foot Cream
• 7.5ml Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette
• 10ml Verbena Cooling Hand Cream
• 30ml Immortelle Essential Water
• 30ml Shea Butter Gentle Toner
• 50g Almond Delicious Soap.


(Not available in South Africa and is available in the UK from 24th October)

JO MALONE has become a much lusted after advent calendar, especially if you are a fragrance fanatic, as this truly luxurious and decadent collection contains both mini perfumes and scented body creams housed in a Georgian House with pull out drawers.

1 comment:

  1. These are really lovely. Will be keeping an eye on them. Didn't know they even existed.

    Thanks for sharing.