05th Nov 2022
Countdown to Christmas with a daily beauty treat from the best beauty advent calendars.
With 23 mini polishes and 1 full-size, the Ciaté London Mini Mani Month advent calendar, €65, contains the brand’s most beloved shades from the last decade to see you through the festive season, from shimmering gold to deep berry – a guaranteed crowd pleaser for any budding nail artists.
This year sees Boots release two No7 advent calendars following the annual success of the calendar that swiftly sells out each year. The No7 The Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar, €150 but worth €525 is back again – last year, 1 sold every 5 seconds – with two minis and a whopping 23 full-sized items, including their bestseller No1 Retinol. The No7 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, €59.50, worth €268, on the other hand, contains 25 gifts, including six all-new, limited edition products.
Get your smiles prepped for Christmas with 12 full-size clinically-proven oral care gifts and Spotlight Oral Care hero products, from the recently launched and incredible Teeth Whitening Powder to the viral sensation White Sonic Toothbrush, alongside self-care staples like a jade roller and silk hair tie.
Priced at €300 but worth over €799, the Brown Thomas Advent Calendar contains the A team of 25 cult beauty heroes – Olaplex Hairmask No 3 Hair Perfector is in here, Dr Barabara Sturm Night Serum, Byredo Handwash, Augustinus Bader Face Oil, La Mer Moisturising Cream, Le Labo Santal 33, it’s all here, housed beautifully in a box that illustrates Brown Thomas Grafton Street flagship’s store.
Charlotte Tilbury’s keepsake pink treasure box is a 12-drawer Aladdin’s cave of her award-winning hits, from the supermodel staple Magic Cream to the viral Beauty Light Wand, with party season essentials including nude lipsticks and liner, eyeshadow, mascara and more.
A surefire showstopper gift, the Jo Malone London Advent Calendar comes in a treasure box you’ll hold onto for years to come, housing 25 of the brand’s signature favourites from candles to colognes to hand lotions and soaps. Be quick though, it sells out annually in record time.
Worth over €470, this hatbox of mini and full-size MAC treasures contains a wardrobe of suits-all lipstick and gloss shades, the new MAC Stack Mascara, dazzling and matte eyeshadows, eyeliners and beloved bestsellers like Brow Set, Strobe Cream, Fix+ and more.
With three advent calendars to choose from this year from The Body Shop, starting at €85, you can’t go wrong with any of them. The Box of Wishes Advent Calendar, €85, contains body care, masks and tools to pamper your way through Christmas, the Box of Wonders Advent Calendar, €140, houses 25 wellness products to get you prepped for party season and the Box of Wishes and Wonders Ultimate Calendar, €200, contains beloved bestsellers. Each calendar supports The Body Shop’s charitable projects, and this year the brand will donate a minimum of €500,000 to organisations around the world, including Irish charity partner and children’s rights organisation Children on the Edge.
Rituals also have created three advent calendars this year to ease you into the New Year, filled with treats that will soothe your body and soul. The 2D Advent Calendar, €69.50 worth €130, the tree-shaped 3D Advent Calendar, €99.50 worth €160, and the Premium Advent Calendar €149.50, worth €250, all contain full-size home, body and bath products like scrubs, hair treatments and candles for a comforting month of cosiness no matter which of the advent calendars you choose.
For the dedicated beauty obsessive, the Space NK calendar contains 25 cult favourites, with 14 of them full-size. Worth €877, there’s not a single disappointment in the bunch – Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant! Nécessaire The Hand Cream! Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector! Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum! Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel! Rose Inc Blush Divine Radiant Lip & Cheek! Augustinus Bader The Face Oil! But be quick – last year’s sold out within two weeks.
Treat yourself or the Serious Bather in your life to 24 merry baths with body oils, fragrances, shampoos, shower gels and hand creams in Molton Brown’s most cherished and festive scents, from Merry Berries & Mimosa Festive Baubles to the delicious Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold Precious Body Oil.
Spend €35 on Clothing, Home or Beauty instore or online at Marks and Spencer and you can buy the M&S Advent Calendar for €45, worth €400, filled with 25 of the beauty lovers’ edit of the most wanted items in the M&S Beauty Hall, like REN Radiance Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream and Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo.
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