Beauty Advent calendars help count down the days

Several UK brands and retailers are offering advent calendars to help beauty addicts celebrate the lead-up to Christmas.

Latest in Beauty 'You' Advent Calendar ©Latest in Beauty

British beauty site Latest in Beauty has worked in partnership with YOU magazine to create a seasonal Advent calendar. Philosophy, Espa and Nicky Clarke are some of the brands inside, waiting to be revealed.

Featured products include Benefit's They're Real! mascara (3g) and L'Occitane shea butter hand cream (10ml). The calendar is available in the UK for £59.99 (€75) and is said to contain items worth £210 (€262) at retail.

London department store Selfridges has produced its own Advent calendar. Featured products include must-have fragrances, make-up and skincare from Lancôme, Kiehls, Diesel, Viktor & Rolf, Shu Uemura, YSL and Armani. The calendar is priced at £82 (€102) and is currently sold out.   

British nail brand Ciaté (famed for its Caviar manicure) has also gotten in on the act with its Mini Mani Month Advent calendar. The beautifully packaged calendar contains 24 mini nail polishes for the manicure lover. Retailing at £38/$58, the Mini Mani Set includes 17 of Ciaté's bestselling mini Paint Pots, 4 mini Caviar blends and 3 exclusive Paint Pot glitter shades. In fact it's proven so popular there's a waiting list to get hold of one before the start of December.

This time last year Lancôme produced an All I Want for Christmas Advent calendar. For $110, customers were treated to an advent filled with 24 luxurious Lancôme minis including La Vie Est Belle EDP, Visionnaire and Hypnôse. This year, once Advent is over, the truly, madly, deeply beauty-obsessed can decorate the holiday table with a set of Lancôme Crackers which retails at £50 (€62). The box includes six Christmas crackers filled with miniature versions of the brand's top selling products.

However you choose to celebrate it, these brands certainly want you to have a beautiful Christmas.

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