The countdown to Christmas has become bigger than the day itself in the beauty world. Crystal Rose rounds up a few of the best indulgent advent calendars for party-season preening
The Beauty Universe has everything needed to blow your regime out of this world. It includes Charlotte’s famed Magic Cream made from a secret formula and adored backstage by models, plus a tub of mesmerising eyeshadow – and that’s just a hint of what’s to come. We can’t wait to shake up our Christmas party look.
Find a candle carousel – yep you heard right – a limited-edition giant Feu De Bois hand-enamelled in gold and 23 more little pleasures all at your fingertips. Diptyque has certainly not disappointed this year.
The 25 Days of Beauty box from Elemis is sure to provide all the skincare staples. From a superfood facial to a full-size pro-collagen marine cream to wake up to on Christmas morning (spoiler alert!) each little drawer is full of surprises.
If it’s anything like the last, this year’s calendar from M&S is set to be a good’un. Stuffed full of the likes of Philip Kingsley, Stila, Skyn Iceland and This Works (just for starters) – you’re not going to want to miss out of this miniature closet of dreams.
Full of indulgent treats, this year’s calendar offering is one of three. Inspired by the thriving wildlife of the forest, the Dani is brimming with 25 luxurious treats. Goodies include bath delights, beauty essentials and – it wouldn’t be Christmas without it – peppermint candy cane shower gel.
£65 (worth £121), Dani Advent Calendar, available in-store; thebodyshop.com
This year, L’Occitane has collaborated with fashion designer Castelbajac Paris with a range of miniature hair and body products hidden behind each calendar door. Truly Christmas come early.