It’s that time of year again: the festive season is upon us! Our favourite stores are filling to the brim with gorgeous gifts, yet few products will fly off the shelves as quickly as the 2017 beauty advent calendars!
For the uninitiated, beauty advent calendars provide a calorie-free way for Christmas enthusiasts to embrace the festive season. Just like the chocolate version you may have experienced as a kid, each day in the lead up to Christmas has the opportunity open a new window or box. Within lies a coveted, mini beauty product from a brand of your choosing making a fun and indulgent way to enjoy the festive season! Additionally, it often provides the opportunity to sample the best products from a beauty brand at a fraction of the retail price for full-sized products. That’s not to say all beauty advent calendars are a steal; they range broadly in price from novelty to the truly luxurious.
Whatever your budget, I have an option for you below! It gives me great pleasure to present the 2017 Beauty Advent Calendars available in Australia… for a *strictly* limited time!
2017 Beauty Advent Calendars!
1. The Body Shop: 25 Day Ultimate Advent-ure calendar
We’ll kick off with the Body Shop who has totally spoilt us this year with FOUR different advent calendars!
Filled with a mix of The Body Shop’s all-time favourite beauty and makeup products, the 25 day ultimate advent-ure calendar is arguably the most coveted in The Body Shop’s collection. In addition to the luxurious goodies, this calendar also includes a feel-good action to complete every day! Plus once you’ve opened box 25, your calendar transforms into a trivia quiz to play on Christmas Day. (I LOVE this!)
2. The Body Shop: 25 day game-changing advent-ure calendar
The 25 day game-changing advent-ure calendar gives you body care, skincare, makeup and accessories and like it’s big sister above, also contains feel good daily suggestions and a trivia game to complete in the end!
3. The Body Shop: 25 day Standard Advent Calendar
Bodycare, skincare, tools and accessories – this version has a little something for everyone. Also get your feel-good fix with daily suggestions and a trivia game to play after day 25 with the whole family!
4. The Body Shop: 24 days of beauty advent calendar
The classic advent – this version is perfect for someone trying The Body Shop for the first time, or keen to revisit a sample selection. Lots to love right through December!
5. Asos: The Grooming Advent Calendar
Beauty advent calendars need not only be for the ladies – including your man-friend in the action with The Grooming Advent Calendar from Asos featuring plenty of products to keep your hip man friend in check.
6. NYX Professional Makeup Kiss and Tell Advent Calendar
Are you all about the pout? you won’t want to miss this indulgent selection of 24 lipsticks, glosses and lip creams by NYX!
7. Ole Hendrikson’s 12 days of glow
Sample a range of goodies from Ole Hendrikson’s skincare range including brand favourite, truth serum. From cleaners, to scrubs, serums and gels – there’s a lot to love about this pack from Sephora.
8. 12 days of Ciate London
Also in the 12 day collection, this calendar gives you the opportunity to sample the best of Ciate London’s cosmetic range with this 12-day countdown.
9. Ciate Mini Mani Month
I received a Ciate Mini Mani Month calendar a few years ago and it was a very fun way to become a bit more playful with nails (including some options for statement nails)! If manicures are your thing, it’s hard to go past this pick which in years gone by has been hard to source in Australia!
10. MAD Beauty Asos Exclusive $22
A perfect pick for the youthful beauty enthusiast in your life – and the most economical selection in this list – this 12-day countdown calendar includes shampoo, lip balms, bath salts and more.
11. Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Magic Box
12. Look Fantastic
The products inside Look Fantastic’s annual beauty advent calendar are a fairly closely guarded secret, but the reviews on the site speak for themselves year on year! There’s also a number or products exclusive to Look Fantastic – think well known brands partnering with Look Fantastic to develop exclusive shades. Apparently valued at over 300 pounds, the value is good at only $120 Australian. I took a little sneak peek at the contents on a youtube video – I think it looks…. (yep I’m going there) fantastic!
13. 24 days of Clinique
Clinique’s 24 days of Clinique dishes up skincare, fragrance, make-up and tools!
14. The (Australian) Beauty Advent Calendar
The team at The Beauty Advent Calendar have delivered on their mission to compile the first beauty advent calendar with only Australian beauty products! In 25 drawers you’ll find 26 products including 14 full sized items. It’s also 100% cruelty-free. A great way to sample some of the gorgeous products on the Australian beauty market!
15. L’Occitane’s Advent Calendar
L’Occitane has made two advent offerings this year, the first their standard advent calendar, packed with mini-sized goodies for the festive season!
16. L’Occitane’s Luxury Advent Calendar
24 of L’Occitane’s most coveted products in mini-sizes for an indulgent December. The luxury version appears to have a bit more skincare and a bit less bath and body. I think the packaging is beautiful!
Diptique truly takes out the title for Australia’s most luxurious beauty advent calendar this year! Featuring best selling fragrance, candles and skincare. No doubt an incredibly indulgent December treat with the most amazing smells!
18. Mecca Cosmetica – The Mecca Spectacular
Mecca is also offering their own beauty countdown calendar this year, with 12 luxury skincare and makeup items from their inhouse brand.
19. David Jones – 12 Days of Christmas
Featuring 12 products from David Jone’s in-house makeup brand, this could be a very fun selection at a great price.
20. BareMinerals Box of Wonder
Behind each of the 24 doors in BareMinerals’ Box of Wonder lays a skincare or makeup delight. If you’re a mineral makeup fan, this calendar would be hard to go past.
21. 12 days of Crabtree and Evelyn
A luxurious selection for the handcream enthusiast!
There you have it, friends, there are 21 x 2017 Beauty Advent Calendars available in Australia this year! Unfortunately, Benefit and Estee Lauder do not appear to have released their calendars in Australia this Christmas. However, we have some great options to choose from! I am most tempted by The Body Shop’s offerings – the ideas for joy and trivia game bonuses sound fantastic to me. My curiosity on Look Fantastic is growing each year too.
Are you indulging in a 2017 Beauty Advent Calendar? Have you had one in the past? Have you spotted any 2017 Beauty Advent Calendars available in Australia and not on this list? Whatever your thoughts, I’d love to hear them in the comments below!
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