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Beauty Advent Calendars for 2018

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I think it is socially acceptable now to get excited about the holidays, Christmas food and watching Home Alone for the 138th time. Advent calendars are definitely one of my favourite forms of pre-holidays excitement and I’ve been prowling on the internet for the past few weeks to find the best beauty Advent calendars for 2018. Here are *some* of the calendars I’m excited for.


The Rituals Advent Calendar comes in two forms: 2D Exclusive or 3D Deluxe. Last year, I talked my boyfriend into buying me the 2D Exclusive and I really enjoyed the products in there. Apart from the 4 candles, none of the products are cheap or sample size. The Ritual advent calendars are already available at the time of writing this post (early September)

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Beauty Advent Calendars for 2018
Source: rituals.com
2D Exclusive Calendar: 59,50€
Beauty Advent Calendars for 2018
Source: Rituals.com
3D Deluxe Calendar: 89€

Charlotte Tilbury

I know I won’t be able to afford this one, but of all the beauty Advent calendars for 2018 this is the one that I would get if I was rich. Hell, I’d probably buy two so I’d get 24 products. The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Beauty Universe Calendar will retail for £150 and will be available at Selfridges from September 11 2018.

Beauty Advent Calendars for 2018
Source: vogue.co.uk
Price: £150


I’m a bit of a sucker for neatly arranged advent calendars and there’s something about the Lookfantastic one that really draws me in. Also, I think their subscription box is one of the best out there and I’ve been debating ditching Birchbox for the Lookfantastic box. By the way, leave a comment if you think I should(n’t) try it. 

The Lookfantastic Advent calendar will be released on October 1st but can already be pre-ordered on their website. Price: £79.

Source: lookfantastic.com


Speaking of the devil… The Birchbox Advent calendar will be £65 and filled with 24 beauty treats, worth over £170, from brands like Benefit, Sand & Sky and Lumene. Subscribers will be able to order it as of October 3nd (before it’s launched to anyone else) from the Birchbox website.

Source: cosmopolitan.com


This one is a little bit on the pricey side as well, but what am I to do? I really like the brand and I’ve always mentioned their products before. I’d love to try out more of them, and I believe an Advent calendar is the perfect way to do that. This one will be available on October 1st and will retail for £100 at Selfridges. 

Source: elle.com

There are many more but I’m already feeling broke just looking at these. 

Will you be buying any of these Beauty Advent Calendars for 2018? Which one(s?) Are there others you’d recommend that I didn’t mention? Sound off below. 

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  1. September 25, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    After previously haven’t a Birchbox subscription- theirs sounds good! 💖

  2. September 25, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    those are some incredible calendars ! no chocolate there 😉

  3. September 25, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    Great post. I’d never heard of these advent calendars but the Charlotte Tilbury one gets my vote as favorite.

    • Kate
      September 25, 2018 / 2:00 pm

      It looks luxurious, doesn’t it :))

  4. September 22, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve never tried any Kiehl product before, it seems like it’s one of the highest rated for skincare? Although my knowledge on that is from years ago.

    • Kate
      September 22, 2018 / 10:44 pm

      Kiehl’s is all skin care. Their avocado eye cream is pretty popular.

  5. September 16, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Wow! The Charlotte Tilbury one is gorgeous and I would love to try the Kiehl’s one too. So many amazing advent calendars out there but as others have said they can be super expensive. Such a treat in the run up to Christmas!

    • Kate
      September 16, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      I know. If I got a Euro for each time I complained about not being rich, I’d be rich.

  6. September 16, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    Love it! So festive!

  7. September 13, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    I’ve never had a beauty advent calendar before, I’d love one but man they’re expensive – How lush does the Charlotte Tilsbury one look though?!

    • Kate
      September 14, 2018 / 7:33 am

      You’d love that I think. Everything CT touches is lush lol

      • September 14, 2018 / 12:25 pm

        Totally!!!! If I had bank? She’d have it all lol

  8. September 11, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    I absolutely love advent calendars! I’m considering purchasing one from Essence Cosmetics if they will make it again this year. Or from Sephora! Unfortunately many of the brands you mention aren’t available in Italy where I live most of the year.
    Love your blog!!
    Miss Doll – https://missdollreviews.wixsite.com/missdollreviews

    • Kate
      September 11, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      Oh, that’s a pity. Do you have Sephoras in Italy? We don’t in Belgium 🙁
      Thanks for commenting! Will be checking out your blog soon!

  9. September 10, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    Do Jo Malone do a calendar? That would be my ideal. Or a L’Occitane one. I’ll probably end up getting an M&S one as usual, they are usually lovely for the price.

    • Kate
      September 10, 2018 / 7:47 pm

      Yup, Jo Malone and l’Occitane both do calendars. Didn’t mention them in this post because I’m broke enough 😉

  10. September 10, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    Ohhh… that one from Kiehl’s!!!! I got to know their products earlier this year and I am FAN!!!

    • Kate
      September 10, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Oh really? I’d love to get it! I’ve heard they sell out FAST.

  11. September 10, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    I love the way you create aesthetically pleasing photos for Pinterest 😍

    • Kate
      September 10, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      You’re too kind. I think they’re not that good lol

  12. September 10, 2018 / 8:29 am

    I love beauty advent calendars

  13. September 9, 2018 / 11:43 pm

    I would love to be excited with Christmas and all the advent calendars but I’m still in a Summer vibe! Give me a few weeks and Im probably singing some Christmas songs!!! 😉 but great post! I love advent calendars, and this year we have a lot to choose!!! Xx

    • Kate
      September 10, 2018 / 10:40 am

      I’ve been over summer for two months LOL

  14. September 9, 2018 / 11:22 pm

    I also keep contemplating the Look Fantastic subscription box. Every time I consider cancelling my Glossybox they then send a good one so I can’t bring myself to do it yet!

    • Kate
      September 10, 2018 / 10:40 am

      I have exactly the same thing with Birchbox!

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