BEST BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS 2018

beauty advent calendars 2018

Who’s excited for Christmas? And more importantly – Beauty Advent Calendars? I know I am! It might seem a bit early to talk about Christmas, but when it comes to beauty calendars, you have to be prepared. And early. October is the time to order them, so you won’t be left without one.

I think beauty calendars are the ultimate Christmas present to yourself. Obviously you could just buy something for yourself, but for me, the element of surprise is important. There’s just something childishly exciting about it.

But if you do want to know what you’re buying –  you can usually always check the contents of the calendar. That way there are no disappointments. Or do both. Check the contents and buy the calendar – you still won’t remember every single product, so the element of surprise is still there.

Here are my top picks for this year’s best Beauty Advent Calendars!

best beauty advent calendars 2018

Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

I’ll update this list as new Calendars come on sale.

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Rituals The Ritual of Christmas Deluxe Calendar 89€

This is my choice for this year. I ordered it a while ago and it’s already here at home just waiting to be opened. Both me and Risto love Rituals’ products, so I just couldn’t go wrong with this one. What’s epic about this calendar is that it’s shaped like a Christmas tree and it comes with lights!

LookFantastic Beauty Advent Calendar  $115

If you’re just thinking of getting a beauty calendar, I would probably choose this. It’s a safe choice. It’s one of the most popular Advent calendars after all. It contains makeup, skincare & hair products. I had this calendar in 2016 and I was very happy with it. Read my reviews here. Take a peek at the contents here.

Sleek Makeup Can’t Wait Another Day Advent Calendar £35
Very affordable, but tempting calendar! Sleek makeup has great price-quality ratio. I especially like their eyeshadows. The calendar contains for example full eyeshadow palettes, lip products and nail polishes. Full contents are listed on the link.

essence advent calendar 2018 24,94€
A very tempting calendar, not only because of the price, but because of the contents. Essence honestly has some great makeup products! And the calendar is beautiful.

The Body Shop 24 days of Enchanted Advent Calendar $45

25 Days of the Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar £65

25 days of the Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar £99

The Body Shop came out with three different Advent Calendars, the cheapest being only £45! All of these calendars contain products for bath, body, skincare, make up, hair care as well as some accessories. If you want to see the exact content, check out the links. The contents are listed in each calendar.

Feelunique The Little Beauty Parcel Beauty Calendar $99,75
This calendar reminds me of the Look Fantastic calendar. Great option with lots of interesting brands and products. Makeup, skincare & hair.

asos The Face & Body Advent Calendar $87
Another good option with lots of variety and different brands and products. Makeup, skincare & hair.

amazon 2018 Beauty Advent Calendar £50
Amazon sells some amazing brands so it’s no wonder they have their own beauty calendar. Last year’s calendar was pretty good, so I think this a very valuable option.

What’s your pick for this year?

The Beauty Secret Advent Calendar – Week 4 & full review

I can’t believe Christmas is almost over and there’s no more surprises in the mornings to open! I’ve loved this Advent Calendar from look fantastic. It was my first ever beauty calendar and it was the perfect gift for myself. My mini reviews and first impressions on all the earlier products that I got from the calendar can be found here: Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3.

Let’s see what the last week brought me:

Box 19 – Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream 7ml
How did they know I was in search for a new eye cream? Or that I’m running out of it. This eye cream is 99% natural so all the better. I like this a lot! Doesn’t irritate my eyes and gives them enough moisture. Works under makeup too.

Box 20 – REDKEN One United Multi-Benefit Treatment 30ml
Okay, another hair treatment product.. Why do I have so many open already? I just couldn’t open this yet.  I love the packaging though and I trust Redken as a brand. Will definitely use this later as soon as I use my older ones, boring!

Box 21 – dermalogica daily microfoliant 13g
I’ve heard a lot about dermalogica but have never tried anything from them. It’s about time! Or not just yet – ’cause I have the same case with the exfoliants at the moment as I do with hair products (#beautybloggerproblems). Anyway –  this is a powder exfoliant that you use with your wet hands and create a creamy paste. You’re supposed to massage it for a minute and then rinse. So it’s really quick – which is great for impatient people such as myself. This doesn’t contain any synthetic perfumes or colorants which is great.

Box 22 – Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Body Wash 100ml
Body washes are great when you think about it. They are an easy way to bring luxury into your every day life. I was excited at first when I opened this box. I love the packaging with this and almost don’t want to use it because of that.. But no, that’s not the reason I’m not gonna use it. This one I’m giving to my man. Don’t let that pink color fool you: This is definitely for men. My nose thinks so, anyway.

Box 23 – OLEHENRIKSEN clean truth cleansing cloths (10 cloths)
I don’t use cleansing cloths regularly but I use them every once in a while. Or basically when I’m feeling lazy and just want to remove the most of my makeup quickly. These smell amazing (vanilla?) and do the job. These will get to travel with me to Lapland!

Box 24 – look good feel better Eye Shading Brush
There’s never enough eye shadow brushes. I love them! This one is soft but dense and I already see it in my top five eye shadow brushes. Look good feel better is also supporting women with the visible side effects of cancer treatment.

Box 25 – Illamasqua Eye Shadow Palette Look Fantastic
I waited the calendar for an eye shadow palette! I don’t know why I wanted one and had a feeling there might be one in this calendar (especially when the makeup products before were all for eyes, lips or cheeks) but I’m so happy this was in the last box! I’ve wanted to try Illasmasqua products before so again my prayers were heard. This palette is exclusive and named Look Fantastic. It contains four eyeshadows: Servant, Tango, Terra and Vernau. Three of them are mattes and only one is shimmer. These colors are perfect and my favorite is that greenish brown. The pigmentation and the texture in these are amazing.

Here are swatches with and without flash.

All together I am extremely happy with this calendar and the products. It was definitely worth the money. There were so many bomb ones like Pixi Glow Tonic, Moroccanoil, Rituals Body Cream, Foreo Luna Play and REN Night Cream. Not to talk about the grand finale – the Illamasque Palette! Of course there were some products that I wasn’t so excited about but I didn’t hate them. The Pillow spray (got it in the first week) for example is actually quite nice and I like it even though I wouldn’t have bought it. Then again most of the products were mini sized so it’s okay if I don’t love them.

I’m definitely gonna it again next year.