Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2016 | Lexie Rose May

Hellooo :)

Today is my first Christmas post for 2016 and I am just so excited!! As I sit cosily on my sofa, sipping a lovely cup of tea, surrounded by loads of halloween and autumnal decorations, I can't help but think that this simply means that Christmas is round the corner!!! And for all of you who don't know this, I love love love Christmas.

Thinking ahead for the festive season, I spent a few days doing research about the best beauty advent calendars available this year! Disclaimer: this does not mean that we have to give up our chocolate advent calendars. We can do both, right??

There are many calendars available on the market, some makeup based, some skincare based, some perfume based and many many others. Below are my favourite beauty advent calendars available this year (price: high - low):

1. Jo Malone (£260)

For anyone who loves Jo Malone as much as I do, this is the perfect pre-christmas treat to put a smile on your face every day. The design is in the form of a small townhouse, with little drawers containing the daily treats.  It consists of mini perfumes, mini candles, body oils and scented creams.

2. Diptyque (£250)

This advent calendar is an absolute dream - especially for the candle junkies. Although this calendar is a little bit more pricey than others, the treats you get inside make it worth it (especially if you love your candles and fragrances). I mean, who wouldn't want a collection of mini Diptyque candles?! (answer: nobody)

3. Liberty London (£165)

This luxurious calendar is not only stunning to look at, but is filled with treats from brands including Nars, Bobbi Brown and Le Labo. If you're a beauty addict and want to splurge a little bit before Christmas, this calendar is magnificent.

4. Charlotte Tilbury (£150)

Charlette Tilbury's makeup products are out of this world, so to have a beauty advent calendar containing mini versions of all her best-selling products seems too good to be true. The Charlotte Tilbury's World of Legendary Parties Advent Calendar is the perfect calendar for any beauty junkies out there. This has got to be my personal favourite for 2016 - both for its contents and just because of how cute the calendar is!

5. Kiehls (£95)

Skincare addicts - this calendar is for you. Packed with mini versions of some of Khiels amazing skincare products, this is the perfect calendar to be able to sample new products that you've never tried before, or just have mini versions of products you already love.

6. Selfridges (£95)

Selfridges have teamed up with L'Oreal Luxe to create the perfect advent calendar for 2016. Filled with little goodies of all our favourite brands, including Lancome, Khiels, Urban Decay and even YSL, this is the perfect calendar for beauty and skin care junkies combined.

7. Nyx (£60)

The Nyx Professional Makeup Advent Calendar is absolutely gorgeous. Imagine waking up every day in December to a makeup item from this super brand. From their eyeliners to their liquid lipsticks, Nyx is an up and coming brand that is taking us beauty addicts away by storm with their awesome quality and super prices!

8. ASOS - The Beauty Advent Calendar (£50)

I was super thrilled to see Asos' beauty advent calendar - and to top it all off, the box is absolutely beautiful (classic marble, you know), so you can definitely make use of it after the goodies are all gone. This 24-day advent calendar is packed with skincare, beauty and hair products from several brands including Philosophy and Dermalogica! The price tag is also super when you consider that the items inside add up to around £150!

9. Lush (£49.95)

Apart from having really cute packaging, this 12 day advent calendar is packed with natural, homemade products including shower gels and bath treats. I love Lush products, and have such fun experimenting different products and smells - so if you're anything like me, this is a great calendar for you!

10. L'Occitane (£42)

This was my choice of advent calendar for 2015, and it was superb! Every window reveals a mini version of some of l'Occitane's best products, including hand creams, face creams shampoo/conditioners and shower gels. If you're a l'Occitanne fan, then definitely pick this calendar up this year!

11. Benefit (£34.50)

Benefit's 2016 calendar, called 'Girl O'Clock Rock' is the perfect beauty calendar crammed with 12 mini versions of bestsellers from the brand! This includes their Hula bronzer, POREfessional primer & they're real! mascara. A definite must-have for any fans of this brand, and for the non-fans, this calendar will surely convert you!

12. Feel Unique (£30)

This beauty calendar is packed with several beauty treats, ranging from lip balms, to body oils/scrubs, to a Rimmel lipstick and highlighter. I love this calendar because it contains a little bit of everything - so for the 24 exciting days leading up to Christmas, you can expect to be trying out loads of different products from a variety of brands, some which you probably would have never got the chance to try before. This calendar contains items which together are worth around £100, so for £30 this is the biggest steal this year!

13. Ghost Fragrance (£30)

The Ghost Fragrance Advent Calendar is the ideal calendar for any girl who loves her perfumes. Although this is a fragrance calendar, it also offers some lip and nail products which is a great combination. The miniature versions of ghost's bestselling fragrances are both adorable and so handy, both for carrying around in your bag and for being able to sample different scents! The only downside - it's a 12 day calendar, so you need to be patient every other day (but if you also have a chocolate calendar on the side, that shouldn't be too much of a problem :) )

14. Tanya Burr Cosmetics (£25)

Tanya Burr's 12 days of Christmas Calendar has to be one of my favourite's this year, both for its super cute (and pastel) aesthetic as well as for the awesome products you get inside! I've tried several of Tanya Burr's products, including her lashes, lip glosses and nail polishes and can honestly say that they are of great quality! The price tag on this calendar is great - so be sure to get your hands on it before it sells out!

15. House of Fraser (£25)

This beauty advent calendar is filled with little treats from House of Fraser's own makeup brand 'Colour Couture'. Apart from having an extremely great price tag, this calendar contains a wide variety of makeup products, including lipsticks, eyeliners, lip glosses, nail polishes and more. Oh, and its super cute too!!

So, which one are you picking up this year?

I hope this post has made you as excited for Christmas as I am!


Lexie Rose May X


  1. Oh wow, these really are the best of the them all x

    1. :) they really are! If only I could try them all <3 Lexie Rose May X