Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Beauty Advent Calendars 2013 - Boots, Ciate, Benefit, Selfridges, You Beauty


I know what you're probably thinking upon seeing the title of this post...Christmas is ages away, right?? 

Wrong! I realised the other day that we only have 2 more paydays until the big day arrives "Oh No!" 

Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2013 Boots Ciate, Selfridges, YouBeauty, Benefit

Anyways, I've been browsing around for ideas for Christmas gifts etc, and I came across a few advent calendars from various brands/companies which I wanted to share with you all. Whether you are looking to treat yourself, or looking for a gift to treat someone special before Christmas, these would be perfect... 

Boots Beauty Advent Calendar 2013 Review Contents

"Wake up every morning to a new beauty treat and fill the month of December with gorgeous gifts to pamper yourself from head to toe. Featuring brands such as; Soap & Glory, Nails Inc, Paco Rabanne, Juicy Couture, Rimmel, Mavala, Umberto Giannini and many more...."

I think this advent calendar looks absolutely fab and I was expecting it to retail at a lot more than £30. You get 24 treats from top beauty brands both full and sample sizes which come to a total value of over £65!! If you're planning on purchasing this calendar but want to know exactly what's in it first, I've found a *Spoiler* on The Sunday Girls Blog ;)

This calendar is obviously available exclusively at Boots stores and online - LINK.

Ciate Mini Mani Advent Calendar 2013 Contents Review
Ciate Mini Mani Advent Calendar - £42

"Every girl's diary can now be filled with a daily dose of delectable mini nail treats, as behind each door lies a very colourful surprise. Gorgeously packaged with seventeen of Ciaté's bestselling miniPaint Pots, four mini Caviar blends, and three extremely special exclusive Paint Pot glitter shades you'll not find anywhere else, ever."

The calendar contains 17 of the best-selling shades in mini Paint Pots, 4 mini Caviar blends, and 3 exclusive Paint Pot Glitter shades.

I remember lusting after last years Ciate Calendar but never getting round to purchasing. Probably a good job really considering I already have an outrageous amount of nail polishes. But this calendar would make the perfect gift for Ciate and nail art fans. This calendar won't be around for long going by last years sell out time, so get your hands on it today.

It's exclusively available at Selfridges stores and online - LINK

Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar 2013 Review Contents

Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar - £84

"Selfridges' exclusive bijoux Christmas advent calendar brings you the best in beauty. From Viktor & Rolf, Yves Saint Laurent, Kiehl's and Giorgio Armani to Lancôme and Maison Martin Margiela, you can discover a precious treat behind every door to make you dazzle, sparkle and shine this festive season."

This calendar really is a little on the pricey side, however it contains some really high end and luxurious products including fragrance, make up and skincare from some of the worlds biggest beauty brands. There are a fair few products from Lancome, which is highly rated by many beauty bloggers, so I guaruntee whoever receives this will not be disappointed!

Again this calendar is exclusively available at Selfridges stores and online - LINK.

Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar 2013 Countdown To Love Review Contents

Benefit Advent Calendar -Countdown To Love - £50

"Our one-of-a-kind advent calendar comes in a show-stopping Pop Art box and is filled with 24 fun and flattering beauty treasures! It contains a bevy of Benefit bestsellers and three glitzy little look goods…a charm necklace & bracelet and an adorable barrette. It’s the gift that gets more gorgeous every day!"

Although this is Benefit's first ever advent calendar I think this little gem will be high on most beauty fanatics christmas lists this year! The few products I have tried from this brand I absolutely love, so I would definitely recommend this. Not only does the calendar include beauty items, it also has a charm bracelet, a necklace and a barette. The £50 price tag may seem a little expensive but contains some of the best-selling benefit products. So well worth it! Perfect for a Benefit enthusiast or even someone who is new to the brand to sample some of their products!

You can view the full list of products included HERE.
The calendar will be available to buy from the Benefit website from early November - LINK.

"We’ve plucked some of our favourite hero products from beauty industry heavyweights Caudalie, ESPA, Dermalogica, Leighton Denny, Sisley and Stila (to name just a few), and combined them in one sensational beauty box. It’s the beauty enthusiast’s equivalent of Christmas in a box and we hope you enjoy unwrapping surprise after surprise each and every day of advent..."

You Beauty have released another calendar this year. There are 24 premium beauty and skincare products inside. The price of this calendar is a tiny £49.95 and contains an impressive £240+ worth of products. 

You can purchase online at the You Beauty website HERE

Unfortunately Liz Earle are not bringing out another advent calendar this year, I missed out on the 2012 one and was hoping I could get my hands on one this year. 

Will you be purchasing any of these calendars? I know I'll certainly be getting my hands on a couple soon! 


  1. It's such a good idea but pretty pricey! I know you're getting a lot of products but as a student I just can't justify it unfortunately :( x

  2. The You Beauty Calender is already out :)
    I've just done a blog post about it too! £49.95 including the other calenders I have my eyes on.
    I've followed your blog :) Please check my blog out too! (www.tasha-meline@blogspot.co.uk) x

  3. Lovely post! There's a great selection of beauty advent calendars available this year - I didn't even know Benefit had their own. I managed to get my hands on the Selfridges one but was surprised/disappointed to see the majority of the products inside are actually by Lancome. I'm giving away the Boots calendar at MagicFreebiesUK this week (where I am Content Ed!) – http://www.magicfreebiesuk.co.uk/notice-board/post/win-a-beauty-advent-calendar-from-boots-816/ if your blog readers would like to enter! Thanks x

  4. this is all UK based? are there any US based calendars I can purchase my wife?

  5. that selfridges one looks amaaaazing!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. feel free to enter my Origins giveaway to win three best selling products! click here.

  6. love the box so much! :D