Advent Countdown 2021

November 22nd, 2021

November 22nd, 2021

With November almost over, we can officially start getting all Christmassy.  The start of December means we can crack out the advent calendars and start the countdown to the festive season.

Check out these calendars and make sure you have the perfect one for you this year. You may even want to gift a few too.


M•A•C Cosmetics Box Of Tricks Advent Calendar (£135)

The limited-edition 2021 Advent Calendar that’s tricked out with 24 surprises of your favourite MAC beauty items to enjoy in the run-up to Christmas.  Packaged in an optical-illusion keepsake case filled with mini and major surprises that you can unbox daily.  Includes a range of lipsticks, eyeshadows, mascara, pigments, lip glass, blush and prep + prime.  Worth over £340.  Sold out online, but available in MAC stores


Decléor Essential Oils Lab Advent Calendar (£120)

Hidden in 24 boxes are 6 full-sizes, 13 travel-sizes and 4 sample-sizes of a variety of the brand’s top products, plus a skincare tool.  The full-size products are White Magnolia Hand Cream, Rosemary White Daily Care, Cica Mask, Jasmine Eye Cream, Cornflower Eye Gel and Sweet Orange Sleeping Mask.  Give your skin everything it needs from cleansing to moisturising to illuminating whilst smelling gorgeous.  Amazing worth value of £417.  Available from decleor, feelunique and lookfantastic.


Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Dreams & Secrets Calendar (£150)

Charlotte’s beauty advent calendar for 2021 features 12 makeup and skincare secrets, including the brand new and Pillow Talk shade of Colour Chameleon.  The 12 gifts include 3 full-size and 9 travel-sized products letting you create a full look.  The full-size products are Hollywood Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight a dreamy rose gold highlighter, the secret to a lit-from-within glow, Colour Chameleon in Pillow Talk an easy-to-use eyeshadow pencil in a new sparkling pink cream shade, and Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk Medium the magical mid-toned Pillow Talk lipstick in Charlotte’s award-winning Matte Revolution formula.  This universally-flattering shade is the secret to a warm, berry-pink pout!  Sold out on line but may be available in store.


TEMPLESPA Advent Calendar (£150)

Exceptional skincare, feel-good aromas and luxury cashmere textures guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Whether you’re craving a bit of me-time or longing for healthy-looking, glowing skin, this calendar will have you looking and feeling fabulous during the festive season.  The 24 treats include Easy on the Eye gentle eye make-up remover, Glowcolic resurfacing toner, In The Beginning deep cleansing melt and Repose relaxing night cream.  Available from templespa.


Makeup Revolution – You Are The Revolution Advent Calendar 2021 (£30)

Featuring 25 days of new and exclusive Revolution products and accessories, including lipsticks, lip glosses, highlighters, makeup brushes, palettes and more. It’s the ultimate advent calendar for the beauty-obsessed, and at a very budget-friendly price.  Available from revolutionbeauty and superdrug.


Benefit – The More The Merrier Advent Calendar (£58.50)

Featuring 12 days of mini and fun-size versions of Benefit’s most popular products.  Discover mascara, eye liners, blush, pore primers and highlighters behind the doors.  Worth £132.  Available from benefitcosmetics and boots.


Net-A-Porter’s 2021 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar (£255)

This is simply fabulous. Containing a seriously impressive 17 full-size and eight travel-size products from cult-favorite brands such as Augustinus Bader, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Victoria Beckham Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury and 111Skin.  Available exclusively from netaporter.


ELLE Beauty Advent Calendar (£149)

Back for a fourth year, this is packed full of 25 luxury products across hair care, makeup, body and skincare. As you countdown to Christmas, expect to come across cult brands like Murad, Bobbi Brown and AVEDA, Instagram favourites such as Sol de Janeiro and Fenty Beauty and popular newbies like Shani Darden and Huda Beauty. The outer packaging is super stylish and contains treats worth over £662 in total.  Available from hearstmagazines.


Ciate’s Mini Mani Month 2021 (£41.30)

The original nail beauty advent calendar is back. Housed in environmentally conscious packaging, this year’s edition of Mini Mani Month features a completely bespoke and limited-edition piece of collectible work from UK-based illustrator and designer Ruby Taylor; inspired by Ciaté’s hometown of London.  The calendar contains 22 mini Plant Pot Polishes, a full-size Plant Pot Polish and deluxe Watermelon Burst Hydrating Primer.  Available from ciatelondon.


Bobbi Brown 12 Day Advent Calendar (£125)

The brand have released their first ever advent calendar for Christmas 2021.  A 12-day calendar packed full of its bestselling makeup and skincare treats, including the popular Smokey Eye Mascara, cult Vitamin Enriched Face Base and iconic Shimmer Bricks. Worth £222, we have no doubt this will sell out very quickly.  Available from bobbibrown.


Barry M Nail Paint Advent Calendar (£30)

The brand’s first nail paint calendar features 12 days of full-size nail paints, including Gelly Hi Shine, Hi Vis and Crystal Rock.  With six exclusive shades, vibrant colours and bestsellers, along with an extra treat on day 12.  Worth £65. Available from barrym and lookfantastic.


Beauty Works 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar (£79)

Molly-Mae swears by this brand for her signature locks. The calendar includes 12 luxury haircare treats to help you countdown to Christmas.  Expect to find hair masks, hairspray and a truly spectacular gold-coloured comb. Get ready to be swishing your hair around on the big day.  Worth £120.  Available from beautyworks and feelunique.



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