The 8 Best Beauty Advent Calendars Of 2018
Do the countdown to Christmas in style
30 October 2018
Who could have guessed when the first beauty advent calendars hit the shops a few years ago, that they would become such a huge phenomenon.
Back then, only a handful existed and they quickly sold out – but now there are tons to choose from, each offering 24 days worth of pampering pressies in the lead up to Christmas.
There’s a better budget range too, with calendars starting from less than £15 (AED 70) and going way up to three figures for luxury selections.
But, who can put a price on the excitement you get every morning, when you open the little door to find out what mini treat awaits? So which should you choose? We’ve surveyed this year’s contenders and narrowed it down to our best buys, from bargain to blow-out.
Here are 2018’s top 8 beauty Advent calendars…
#1 Baylis & Harding Beauticology Special Delivery Red Advent Calendar
What’s inside: The first Advent offering from Baylis & Harding is filled with 24 miniatures made specially for the calendar, including bath fizzers, soaps and body wash, in festive scents like Candy Cane and Peppermint Swirl.
Price, AED 65
(Baylis & Harding/PA)
#2 Cath Kidston Advent Calendar
What’s inside: The pretty townhouse design conceals 24 little hand and body treats, like bathing salts, body lotion and hand cream, all in delightful floral fragrances such as rose, mandarin blossom, or the seasonal special Mistletoe Garlands.
Price, AED 188
#3 The Body Shop 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar
What’s inside: Olivia the Owl’s 24-piece flock includes bath and body favourites like strawberry shower gel, coconut body lotion and a couple of bath bombs, plus handy accessories like a cleansing sponge and brow comb.
Price, AED 212
(The Body Shop/PA)
#4 L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar
What’s inside: L’Occitane fans will recognise many of the mini versions encased in this colourful collection, which was designed by French fashion house Castelbajac. Shea Butter Hand Cream, Almond Shower Oil and Verbena Eau de Toilette are just some of the pint-sized favourites found inside.
Price, AED 230
#5 Ciaté Mini Mani Month
What’s inside: 20 mini nail polishes in a variety of shades, from classic red and subtle dove grey, to sparkling silver and pearlescent pink – plus one full-size pot, a mini nail treatment and top coat, and a limited-edition surprise gift.
Price, AED 235
#6 Birchbox Beauty Advent Calendar
What’s inside: The Birchbox calendar brings together cult classics and new heroes from 24 beauty brands, including Pixi, Make Up For Ever, Lord & Berry, Benefit and Rituals.
Price, AED 305
#7 Molton Brown Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar
What’s inside: Six of the 24 treats in this ravishing red box are full size, and that includes new festive eau de toilette Muddled Plum. A range of shower gels, lotions and mini scented candles ensure you’ll be pampering yourself well into the New Year.
Price, AED 822
#8 The Space NK Advent Calendar
What’s inside: Packed with products from legendary make-up brands like Nars, Hourglass and Kevyn Aucoin plus luxury skincare from the likes of Eve Lom, Darphin and Goldfaden MD, the first ever Advent calendar from Space NK is a beauty lover’s dream come true.
Price, AED 1175