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It’s Christmas Time – Forget Your Traditional Advent Calendars, And Get A Load Of These!!!

2 different types of advent calendars

It’s that time of year again, where the twinkly lights are up, trees are being hung with ornaments and stockings are being stuffed, with a whole host of goodies.

Normally we associate, typical chocolate advent calendars with Christmas, but the geniuses in the beauty industry, have their own ideas! For the past 3-4 years, beauty companies, have started their own line of beauty advent calendars.  Fun filled, with a whole host of their post popular and exclusive products.  These range from companies like, The Body Shop, Diptyque, to Charlotte Tilbury.

Your Havildar’s, Top 10, Beauty Advent Calendars 

  NYX, 275 DHS

NYX Beauty Advent Calendar 2016

NYX, is fast becoming one of my favourite cosmetics and beauty brands.  Which comes as no surprise, since they have such gorgeous and vibrant colours in everything from lip glosses to eyeliners!  This limited edition, Wanderlust Advent Calendar, lets you travel the world, through different makeup and beauty surprises!  See you in Morocco, no Cannes, no I meant Rome! 

  Lush, 229 DHS

Lush Advent Calendar.

Lush has been one of my favourite beauty brands for years now.  Especially with their ethos of ‘Fresh Handmade Cosmetics,’you can’t go wrong! This clock face gift box, is full of bath time goodies, to leave your skin looking and smelling delicious!  It’s time to get the bathtub running, and get ready to look fab, come Christmas!

  Jo Malone, 1,295 DHS

Jo Malone Advent Calendar.

The British brand, behind signature fragrances and deliciously scented candles, brings you an advent calendar in the standard Jo Malone colours of beige and black. It’s also packaged in the form of a town house, and includes 24 amazing surprises, all counting down the days towards Christmas!

  Molton Brown, 686 DHS

Milton Brown, decadent Advent Calendar.

Another major favourite brand of your Havildar’s.  This decadent and coveted brand, smells completely delicious, and the fragrance lingers on your skin, for hours to come!  So if you want to feel thoroughly spoilt this Christmas, invest in this particular advent calendar!

  Benefit, 160 DHS

Benefit Advent Calendar.

From one of the most quirky makeup brands around, based out of San Francisco, comes the Girl O’Clock Rock Advent Calendar.  It even has a Christmasy greeting once you open it, you just have to resist temptation, to open all the doors at once!  The calendar includes Benefit best-sellers,  such as They’re real Mascara and Hoola bronzing powder.

  Bare Minerals, 275 DHS

bareMinerals Advent Calendar.

Another one of my makeup fav’s, bareMinerals, brings you the ‘Countdown to Gorgeous,’ advent calendar!  Behind each door leading up to Christmas, is a gorgeous and pigmented, lipgloss, lipstick, eyeshadow, mascara, plus, many many more magical beauty goodies! 

  The Body Shop, 371 DHS

The Body Shop's Advent Calendar.

I think this may be the oldest, and probably the most fair trade out of all the skincare and cosmetic brands on this list.  I personally don’t remember a time that ‘The Body Shop,’ wasn’t around.  I’ve grown up using their products, so I’m sure that’s it’s not much of a surprise to any of you, that they made the cut!  This year, the cult brand have launched 3 versions, of their popular advent calendars, which cater to 3 different budgets, (278 DHS, 371 DHS & 459 DHS,) The one featured above, is the same in size and fun, as the other calendars, on the list!

  L’Occitane, 195 DHS

L'Occitane Advent Calendar.

L’Occitane, one of the leading French, luxury beauty brands, brings another sell-out worthy advent calendar, for 2016.  The front of the advent calendar is decorated with gorgeous illustrations, of its gift workshop during the festive season. And If that wasn’t enough, the illustrations, are exclusively designed by French illustrator Kanako. Open the 24 des portes, to reveal mini versions of some of their best selling products!  Such as their shea butter body lotion, almond delicious hand cream and my all time favourite, their cherry blossom shimmering lotion.

  Diptyque, 1,161 DHS

Diptyque's Advent Calendar.One of the most expensive calendars on this list by far, but for good reason!  The iconic Parisian perfumer house, known for its luxe candles and fragrances. Brings you a calendar, that’s brimming with a whole host of Christmas themed goodies, as well as some of their most beloved products.  Get ready for your senses to be blown, think festive fir tree candle!

  Charlotte Tilbury, 699 DHS

Charlotte Tilbury's Advent Calendar.

Finally, we reach the number 1 spot!  This favourite British cult makeup and beauty brand, is used by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Amal Clooney, and Emily Ratajkowski, and is your Havildar’s favourite too!  The advent calendar includes everything a Charlotte Tilbury fan, could possibly dream off.  From the amazing magic cream, to the delicious K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick, as well as their fabulous amazing lashes mascara.  Buy it now, before its sold out!