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.


*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.


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.

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
*2D Rituals Advent Calendar 76,50€ (Lyko)
*2D Rituals Advent Calendar 76,50€ (Kicks)

lookfantastic advent calendar 2022

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.

*Lookfantastic (FI)


mac advent calendar 2022

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)

lykon joulukalenterit 2022

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€)

lumene joulukalenteri 24 nordic treasures

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)


Christmas in our home

Welcome to our home – during Christmas time! Spicing up our home in November (I start early) is a top priority to me and it’s the key thing in bringing me that Christmas spirit. I thought it would be fun to share some photos of our decorations. Maybe you can get into the spirit as well? Besides, I always love seeing other peoples’ homes.

This might just be the first time I actually share photos of our home. I always compare our home and my photos to all these amazing home bloggers with their impeccable interior design and decorations.  And I know – these are professionals and it’s their job. Still I find myself comparing and feeling like our style is not good enough. I guess you won’t find our home in a magazine, but it’s a really special place for us nevertheless. And I’ve promised to stop comparing myself to others, so this is me trying to do that. (Recently I’ve even shared some messy photos of our home on IG, just to remind everyone – myself included – that mess is normal. We do live here after all. Plus I’m seven months pregnant and yes it does affect my motivation to keep everything tip top.)

Christmas in our home

We have two trees: big and small. The small table tree was the first Christmas tree I bought for our home. It was back when we lived in a small one-room flat and it was the only thing that fit. It’s still important to me and I love to have it in our bedroom. It was also actually the last one in the store that I bought it from. I was lucky to snatch it. The little tree reminds me of the moment I started to build Christmas traditions with Risto. However or wherever I spend it, I get to share it with him.

When it comes to the big tree, I’m actually dreaming of a bigger one. I’m thinking that for our next, bigger apartment, I’m getting a bigger tree with snowy branches. As for the decorations, I went for gold, bronze and white tones. Funny how I used to love silver and now can’t stand it. (I’ve still saved all my silver baubles, because I have learned not to trust my own taste. It changes.)

Our small table Christmas tree and our advent calendar. I saved last year’s Rituals’ Advent Calendar and filled it with chocolate. No regrets there!

The most wonderful time of the year

As for the other decorations, I have added an elf or some light strips here and there. For our windows I have two small white stars hanging. (Also on my list is to buy a huge lighted star.)

In our bathroom I just have a wintery candle. It’s funny how the tables have turned in our relationship. I used to be the one all crazy about Christmas, but this year Risto asked about decorations in the bathroom. “Surely the Christmas decorations can’t stop at bathroom? Are you gonna add something there? Maybe an elf or two?”

The dried eucalyptus I have in the vase stays there all year round.

Photo from last year (when I could still fit into that pyjama). But the Christmas beddings are still relevant! I got them from my sister and every Christmas I make sure to wake up from them.

I always look forward to Christmas. It’s a time for me to stop, reflect the year and really relax. Take some time to myself – and my family. This year I feel an extra need for the relaxation. It feels lovely being able to enjoy this pregnancy in December. Quite many Christmases I dreamed about it, after all. It’s not long until I’ll step away from work to the baby bubble and things will be really different. But for now, I’ll enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.

P.S. How convenient, that after taking these photos we actually totally changed everything by switching the dining room and living room area vice versa? I actually love our home even more like that. Maybe, just maybe I’ll feel inspired to share photos of our normal home after Christmas. Maybe I could then share the bedroom/nursery as well.

Do you decorate your home for Christmas?

I also want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!


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