9 Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2016

cannot believe it’s December next week! For my family, December means putting the Christmas decorations up, mulled wine, and like many other people, December the first is the first day you get to open up that little cardboard window on your advent calendar to reveal the hidden surprise within.

Please… chocolate advent calendars are so 10 years ago. Now, it’s all about finding out which beauty surprise awaits you every single day, 24 days in a row!!! #Excited

Apparently my advent calendar is a surprise, so I don’t know which one I’m getting, but if you haven’t got yours yet – fear not! I have compiled my top 9 beauty advent calendars to get your mitts on this year:


#1: LookFantastic Advent Calendar, £70.00 – possibly the best value for money on my list is this stunning little box from lookfantastic.com. Whilst they’re not giving away any secrets, you can expect to find makeup, hair and skincare treats. But hurry as this calendar, worth over £300 is selling out fast!

#2: Benefit “Girl o’ clock rock”, £31.50 – exclusive to Debenhams, this advent calendar includes 12 miniatures, with a combined value of £68! Gift set includes popular products such as They’re Real! Masacara, Hoola Bronzing power, Benetint lip & cheek stain and of course, they couldn’t forget POREfessional pro balm.

#3: L’Occitane Advent Calendar 2016, £42.00 – this is definitely L’Occitane’s ultimate tribute to beauty. 24 minitaures await you behind each chateau door, including: Aromachologie Relaxing Shower Gel, Shea Ultra Rich Face Cream, Peony Hand Cream, Verbena Fresh Toilette, Immortelle Essential Water and the amazing Almond Milk Concentrate.

#4: Flutter Beauty Advent Calendar, £8.00 – definitely the most purse friendly in my list, this number from Superdrug contain 24 little treats for your eyes and lips.

#5: Mad Beauty’s MAD Advent Calendar 2016, £20.00 – another beauty advent calendar that’s perfect for those who are trying to reign in the purse strings towards Christmas (like me!).  24 days of beauty gifts including lipsticks, eyeshadows, brushes and more! Although sold out on their own website, you can still pick this up from Tesco for £20.95

#6: W7’s Cosmetic Advent Calendar, £17.25 – this is one of my favourites as they have a stunning range of lippies and nail polishes every day at a really good price, so it comes as no surprise that they have now sold out. Though Detective Lily has spotted this little beauty on Amazon.co.uk, so grab it quick!

#7: NYX Advent Calendar, £60.00 – available from very.co.uk, this little bundle contains 12 surprises from lip glosses, matte lipsticks for mini eyeshadows.

#8: Boots No7 Bright Lights Bigger City, £39.00 – 24 mini makeup and skin indulgences to discover every day, including No7 Airbrush Away Primer, No7 Lovely Lashes Mascara, No7 Special Edition Moisture Drench Lipstick in Pillarbox and a special invitation for a No7 Match Made Blusher Gift (worth £90!)

#9: bareMineral Countdown to Gorgeous, £67.50 – last but not least is probably one of my ultimate favourites on the list. Available from Debenhams, this set comes complete with 24 luxuries including Marvellous Moxie lipglosses, Lash Domination mascaras, lip balms, blushers and so much more!

So there you have it my lovelies, you’ve 1 week left to get your hands on one of these beauties! Are you getting a beauty advent calendar this year? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @essentiallylily.

Until next time!sign1

**All prices correct at the time of publishing. All items subject to availability.

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