BEST BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS 2022

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I’m not-so-secretly excited, that every year I get to start my Christmas dreaming early, listing the best beauty advent calendars. It’s a task I take seriously and look forward to every Fall.

And I know – some of you are reading this and checking the date. It’s September, why on earth am I talking about Christmas? But as you may know, most beauty advent calendars are sold out on october – though luckily some are still available for longer. In my experience: when you find one you like, you should be fast.

best beauty advent calendars 2022
best beauty advent calendars 2022

Beauty advent calendars are the ultimate Christmas gift to yourself. Who doesn’t like to explore new products and brands – or possibly fill their makeup bag with things they already know they’re gonna love and use?

 

Here are this year’s best beauty calendars, including makeup, skincare, hair and body products. And once again, I’ve chosen calendars from different price points.

BEST BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS 2022

*This list will updated as new calendars come on sale!*

For most calendars, you’ll find the the full contents on the site, so I recommend checking that out. Then you know what you’re paying for and won’t be disappointed. And then again, you won’t remember it in December and will be happily surprised!

 

the body shop advent calendars 2022
The Body Shop®

The Body Shop Advent Calendars 2022 

The Body Shop offers three calendars to choose from. These always go fast, maybe because they’re quite affordable, yet they have good value.

If you’re into creamy shower gels, fruity body creams, face masks and other deliciously scented beauty products, these calendars are here for you. I’m personally most drawn to the red (Box of wonders) calendar and have my eye on products like Coffee Face Mask, Camomile Cleansing Butter and Almond Milk Shower Cream.

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Box of wishes advent calendar £55 (worth £89.50)

Box of wonders advent calendar £95 (worth £159)

Box of wishes & wonders advent calendar £145 (worth £219)

*The Body Shop Advent Calendars (UK)

rituals advent calendars 2022

Rituals Advent Calendars 2022

Rituals have become my new beauty advent calendar favorite, because of great quality products that I know are going to use. Lovely foaming shower gels, body creams that actually do the job and some nicely scented candles. You know, the every day luxury one longs for.

This year Rituals also offers three calendars – 2D, 3D and a premium one. The 3D and premium calendars come with christmas lights (important detail as these act as your Christmas decorations). When it comes to contents, the 2D and 3D calendars have quite many similar products. You get most full-sized products in the premium calendar.

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2D Advent Calendar 76,50€ (worth 142,90€)
3D Advent Calendar 109,50€ (worth 175,90€)
Premium Advent Calendar 164,50€ (worth 274,90€)

The Ritual of Advent Rituals.com
*2D Rituals Advent Calendar 76,50€ (Lyko)
*2D Rituals Advent Calendar 76,50€ (Kicks)

lookfantastic advent calendar 2022
Lookfantastic

Lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2022 £95 worth over £500

If you want a variety of brands and products, Lookfantastic is a good choice. I’ve had it 3 times and always loved it. I feel like this year the focus is on skincare and high-end brands like Elemis, Drunk Elephant and Zelens (or maybe those are just the products that caught my eye looking at the contents). If you’re into lux creams and love to try new stuff (hello face cleansing brush!), check out the lookfantastic calendar.

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*Lookfantastic
*Lookfantastic (FI)

 

mac advent calendar 2022
MAC

MAC Cosmetics Box of Tricks Advent Calendar £165 (worth over £400)

If you’re into professional, high-quality makeup, MAC is a good choice. Bonus points for cute packaging, that is nice to keep on display.
The beautiful calendar contains 24 products, 16 full-sized products. You can expect some bestsellers (hello lipsticks and strobe cream!) as well as something new.

MAC cosmetics UK
*MAC Advent Calendar 268€ (Kicks)

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By Lyko Advent Calendars

Lyko came out with 4 calendars. Me-phoria calendar contains some goodies from natural brands, a mascara from IsaDora (I’ve tried it, it’s good!), self tan drops and glow makeup products. The 24K Calendar is a bit more expensive and in the contents I’m most drawn to Clarins lip gloss, LH Cosmetics palette and brands like RMS Beauty, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Balance me.

Lyko also has an impressive calendar for men and By Lyko calendar containing only Lyko products.

*By Lyko Me-Phoria 99€ (worth 429€)
*By Lyko 24K 249€ (worth 995€)

*By Lyko Man-datories 99€ (worth 489€)
*By Lyko Days of Bea-you-ty Calendar 79€ (worth 304€)

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Lumene

Lumene Advent Calendar (worth 215,90€)

Lumene’s calendar is full of hydrating and brightening products. There are also some lovely creamy makeup products!

*Lumene Advent Calendar 88,90€ (Lyko)
*Lumene Advent Calendar 94,90€ (Kicks)

 

About time-saving hair towels & new busy mom life

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Now, more than ever, I appreciate beauty products that make my life easier. As a new mama I don’t have as much time to spend on my looks as I used to, but I try and make the most of the time I do have.

Even though I’m busy taking care of someone else, I still want to look good myself. I want to wear some makeup, have clean hair and nice clothes. Just for myself. And also probably for others. It might sounds superficial, but it really isn’t. Having the time (however little) to put into my looks, makes me feel sunny on a cloudy day.

And writing that down, I feel like I need to explain myself, which gives me even more reason to say it out loud. It’s okay to want to care about your looks, even with the baby. Mum guilt, I’m silencing you!

Finding my way as a mom – and as Charlotta

I used to never understand mums, who highlighted the fact that they were also, well, themselves. That they also did this and that. I just saw them as they were, just also as mums. Well, now I get it. I get the importance of – in a way – separating myself from the constant mum role. Of having some time for my own things or hobbies. Of also remembering Charlotta as a friend, as a blogger or as a girlfriend. Just as Charlotta.

Being a mum feels natural, yet it’s new. I’ve never been this alert the whole time. Or had this much responsibility. Or having my brain be so full and empty at the same time. I’m actually scared of scheduling dinners with friends – what if I have nothing to say and all I talk about it is the baby?

I am me, but I am also finding my way. And I guess that’s fine. I try not to stress about having my life perfectly together – or our apartment in order for that matter. Life revolves around our family now. At home. Enjoying the little things. Taking little moments for myself, so that I can be the best mom possible.

Taking care of my physical form is one way for me to do that. And oh boy, how wonderful it feels! Carrying our baby in the house, passing a mirror and seeing a refreshed Charlotta. Even if it was just concealer hiding the dark circles, that no one notices anyway. Or wearing a nice shirt, even though it’s gonna have either milk, drool or some other liquid on it (it’s just gonna happen).

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Beauty tip for moms –

Aquis time-saving hair towels

Taking a hot shower is one of those moments, I try to cherish. I breathe deeply and recharge. But I have to admit that washing my hair and drying it can feel like work. And yet I would like to enjoy clean hair and my natural curls even just at home.

So when I do wash my hair, I appreciate a product that makes the process quicker – and nicer, might I add!

If you’ve been here before, you already know I love Aquis towels. Now as a mum I have even more respect for these time-saving towels.

aquis alice olivia turban

I’ve raved about these towels here, here, here & here, but let’s once again go through the basics.

  • Made from special fabric that dry the hair 50% faster than a regular towel
    – while being gentle on the hair
  • They work for all hair types, but are especially great for naturally curly hair
    – they help to bring out curls and waves
  • They keep my hair healthy and shiny

It’s a joy to rave about these products time after time. I’ve used them for over 2 years now and during that time I’ve managed to grow my hair long and healthy.

I usually first gently dry my hair with the towel and then wrap my hair in a turban. The turban is a lifesaver. You can just put your hair up and let the turban work its magic, while you do important tasks. Such as entertaining the baby (or whatever hundredth task you need to do at home).

 

You could also get away with just the turban and that’s actually what I pack if I travel.

I’m wearing in the photos the alice+olivia turban. It has a silky side, which can be used to protect the hair (and curls) in the night!

If you want to try and see the difference Aquis towels make in your hair, you can try the products with a discount. Use the affiliate code CHARLOTTA to get -20 % off on Aquis Finland shop. Valid until 31.12.2022.

 

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