Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


This is probably one of the best time of the year for a beauty addict…correction…it IS the best time of the year. Most holiday collections or new launches are simply breath taking plus the special offers and stocking stuffer deals available is enough to cause an addict to salivate and their wallets to go up in smoke. But my absolute favorite has to be the Beauty Advent Calendars! There are all kinds of advent calendars available ranging from gourmet chocolates to lifestyle and, what we are about to get into, beauty.


There are a lot of different types available and by that I mean there are ones featuring products from a single brand or those from sites/shops that sell multiple brands aka a multi brand box. Usually these have travel sized products but some even give full size products…kinda rare from what I understand. The price range is huge staring from double digit dollars/pounds and going to triple digits. I kinda like the multi brand box idea a tad more especially since it would give one so much variety. Single brand boxes are interesting too especially when it comes to certain luxe and well known brands like Charlotte Tilbury or Laura Mercier where you can try out a couple of the well known products before deciding to invest in the full size one. So the choice one has is actually mind boggling but I am listing the ones that I liked the most as well as point out the ones that I would like to get my hands on…like now!


Charlotte Tilbury – Charlotte’s World of Legendary Parties



Charlotte’s World of Legendary Parties


I have been meaning to buy something from this brand for quite some time. I will admit that the price acts a deterrent for me and there have been numerous times when I have added a few items in a cart just to exit out when I felt extremely guilty looking at the total šŸ˜› But in comes the perfect solution though again at quite a high price tag of 150 pounds/GBP (approx Rs. 12,644/-)…damn! On the bright side one does get a chance to try out some of the really well known products from the brand like the Magic Cream or even Goddess Skin Clay Mask (both are minis aka travel size). There are a total of 12 “windows” in this pack which means there are 12 products in total, roughly which cost you about 1000 bucks each. Apart from the two products mentioned earlier you can also get:-

  • Mini Wonderglow, 
  • Mini Multi Miracle Glow, 
  • Mini Take It All Off Eye Makeup Remover, 
  • Mini Supermodel Body, 
  • Full Size Eyes to Mesmerise in Marie Antoinette, 
  • Full Size K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Penelope Pink, 
  • Full Size Colour Chameleon in Black Diamonds, 
  • Full Size Pocket Pout in Jessica Red, 
  • Mini Legendary Lashes and 
  • Full Size Lip Lustre in Sweet Stiletto.



Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar 2016

Definitely a splurge but so worth it!

Laura Mercier – The Iconics – Celebrating 20 Years of Artistry’ Collection



Laura Mercier Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


Another one those power house brands which features on almost everybody’s must-try list.  Featuring 12 windows again this one you can get for 170$ (approx Rs. 11, 535/-). The brand is celebrating their 20th anniversary and this calendar features some of Laura Mercier’s favorites. You will get:-

  • Mini Velour Puff, 
  • Mini Fan Brush, 
  • Full size Caviar Stick Eye Color in Rose Gold, 
  • Full size Longwear Creme Eye Pencil in Noir, 
  • Full size Lip Pencil in Baby Lips, 
  • Full size Velour Lovers Lip Color in Mon Cheri, 
  • Deluxe size Face Polish, 
  • Deluxe size Foundation Primer in Radiance, 
  • Deluxe size Translucent Loose Setting Powder, 
  • Deluxe size Bonne Mine Stick Face Color in Peach Glow, 
  • Deluxe size Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight 01, 
  • Deluxe size Eye Basics in Wheat and
  • Deluxe size Lip Glace in Bellini.



Laura Mercier Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


The drawers can even double up as a jewelry case once you are done with the products! Super cute šŸ™‚


Marks and Spencer (M&S)



Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


This is one of the more affordable beauty calendars featuring 25 windows with products worth 250 pounds but with a retail tag of 35 pounds/GBP (approx Rs. 2950/-). I love the pretty Christmas design this has with the products wrapped in these present design boxes. This is a multi brand calendar featuring products for the skin, hair, body and even makeup. You can get:-

  • Alpha H Liquid Gold, 
  • Autograph All in one Nail Colour in Cranberry, 
  • Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint, 
  • Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, 
  • Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner in Black, 
  • Filorga Time Filler, 
  • Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream, 
  • Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil, 
  • Leighton Denny Mini Crystal Nail File, 
  • Look Good Feel Better Mini Powder Brush, 
  • Nails Inc Gel One Coat Nail Polish in Piccadilly Court, 
  • Nealā€™s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream, 
  • Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, 
  • Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm, 
  • Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, 
  • Pixi Brow Tamer, 
  • Pur Minerals Correcting Primer Prep & Perfect, 
  • REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream, 
  • Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream, 
  • Rodial Super Acids X-treme Acid Rush Peel, 
  • Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy in Supermodel Shine, 
  • Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna Natural Spray Fragrance, 
  • Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream, 
  • Studio 10 Miracle Effect Priming Serum and 
  • Ultrasun Face SPF 30.



Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


There is a mix of travel, deluxe and full size products in this one. 





Diptyque Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


Technically this does not belong in this list as Diptyque is a luxury candle brand. But I love a good scented candle and this brand has always been on my wishlist since the longest time. The fun part is that they have included some skincare and fragrance minis along with mini candles in this calendar šŸ™‚ There are a total of 25 windows in this but it comes with a whooping price tag of 390$ (approx Rs. 26, 463/-). You can get:-

  • Mini Figuier Candle,
  • Eau Duelle EDT (10ml),
  • Mini Ambre Candle,
  • Mini Myrrhe Candle,
  • Lā€™Ombre dans Lā€™Eau EDT (10ml),
  • Mini Pomander Candle,
  • 34 Boulevard Saint Germain EDT (10 ml),
  • Mini 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Candle,
  • Smoothing Body Polish (15ml),
  • Mini Eucalyptus Candle,
  • Tam Dao EDT (10ml),
  • Mini Oranger Candle,
  • Mini Benjoin Candle,
  • Infused Facial Water (15ml),
  • Do Son EDT (10ml),
  • Mini Cypres Candle,
  • Mini Opopanax Candle,
  • Vetiver EDT (10ml),
  • Mini Noisetier Candle,
  • Mini Feu de Bois Candle,
  • Mini Genevrier Candle,
  • Mini Oud Candle,
  • Philosykos EDT (10ml),
  • Mini Vanille Candle and
  • Full sized limited edition Christmas Candle (one of three)



Diptyque Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


This is the most expensive Beauty Advent Calendar 2016 in my list but quite a luxurious treat! I really like how there is artwork behind every closed window and it adds this splash of color to the entire thing when each window is opened.


Ciate – Mini Mani Month 2016



Ciate Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


If you love your nail paints like I do then this is the calendar for you! I love the gorgeous artwork both on top and inside this…a winter carnival has this aura of romance and mysticism to it which just spells the holidays. Bright sparkling lights, music from the merry-go-round and the gently falling snow…sigh! You can tell that I am in love with the purple and gold packaging. There are 24 windows in this one and is quite affordable at a price tag of 59$ (approx Rs. 4003/-). In this kit you will get:-

  • 18 Mini paint pots in
    • Goal Digger (rose gold metallic),
    • Boudoir (deep red),
    • Seas the Day (bright teal),
    • Iced Frappe (nude creamy delight),
    • Lucky 7 (juicy orange),
    • Pool Party (deep azure blue),
    • Status Grow (clear),
    • Risky Business (color-switching glitter with blue sequins),
    • La Dolce Vita (metallic deep green),
    • Fortune Teller (icy silver glitter),
    • Ibiza Blues (soft violet),
    • Pretty in Putty (putty grey),
    • Chain Reaction (violet shimmer),
    • Raising the Barre (deep crimson red),
    • Antique Brooch (rose gold glitter with pink),
    • Cupcake Queen (bright pink with blue shimmer),
    • Raincheck (deep blue/purple),
    • Plies Please Me (metallic silver)
  • All that Jazz (multi-color glitter topper)
  • Starry Night (navy blue glitter topper)
  • 2 Nail treatments
  • Sequined nail file
  • Nail polish in Meet Me at Midnight (full size)



Ciate Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


I think this is ideal for any nail fanatic who has ever wanted to try out this brand. They have put some soon to be launched products in this calendar which just sweetens up the deal even more!





Asos Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


Another quite affordable multi brand calendar featuring 24 windows with a tag of 50 pounds/GBP (approx Rs. 4215/-) for apparently 170 pounds worth of products. I love the sleek marble design packaging this comes in! It has quite a nice mix of brands to featuring products for your skin and hair as well as makeup. In this you will find:-

  • Amie Exfoliating Polish
  • Balance Me Eye Cream
  • Batiste XXL Plumping Powder
  • Burtā€™s Bees Tinted Lip Balm
  • Cowshed Hand Cream
  • Dermalogica Foaming Wash
  • Egyptian Magic
  • Elemis Skin Radiance Flash Balm
  • Glamcandy Moisturiser
  • Jane Iredale Face Primer
  • Lottie London Compact Mirror
  • MOA Multi-purpose cleansing and calming balm
  • Model Co Lip Liner
  • Monuskin Firming Facial Oil
  • Murine Moisturising Eye Drops
  • Nail & Face Water Activated Nail Transfers
  • NIP-FAB Exfoliating Facial Pads
  • Nude by Nature Loose Finishing Powder
  • Nuxe Multi-usage Dry Oil
  • Philip Kingsley Conditioning Treatment
  • Philosophy 3-in-1 Face and Eyes Cleanser
  • Sleek Matte Lip Cream
  • Toni & Guy Hair Texturising Spray
  • Yes To Cucumber Facial Wipes



Asos Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


I love that this contains products from Nip-Fab, Batiste, Nuxe and Yes To! Definitely another must have!!!





Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


Another one which caught my eye for its beautiful packaging! The snow covered structure with its warm lights beckoning you and beautiful printed drawers on the inside…this one is huge in size from the looks of it. It also features 13 full sized products and will be loved by anyone who wants to try out high end brands like Diptyque, Nars, Bobbi Brown, Laura Merceir, etc. This has 25 windows and comes at a price tag of 165 pounds/GBP (approx Rs. 13, 908/-). You will find in it:-



Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2016

  • Aveda Hand Relief 40ml
  • Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer 30ml
  • Votary Facial Oil 30ml
  • Davines Oi All in One Milk 50ml
  • Kiehl’s Amino Acid Shampoo 30ml
  • Byredo Bal d’Afrique Hand Cream 30ml
  • Le Labo Santal 33 or The Noir 29 15ml
  • NARS Mini Laguna Bronzer or Mini Lip gloss babydoll
  • Marvis 2 x 10ml Toothpaste
  • Surratt Blush
  • Diptyque Mini Candle 70g
  • Espa Overnight Hydration Therapy 30ml
  • Jin Soon Coquette Nail Varnish
  • Dr Sebagh Serum Repair 20ml
  • Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink
  • Aurelia Refine & Polish Miracle Balm 20ml
  • Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 13g
  • Malin + Goetz Vit E Moisturiser 30ml
  • Bigelow Rose Salve in a Tube
  • Trish McEvoy Lip Colour in Pink Nude
  • Skin Laundry Gentle Foaming Face Wash 50ml
  • Blink Brow Night Balm
  • Eve Lom 30ml Cleanser and Cloth
  • Kai Body Lotion 60ml
  • ODeJo 10ml Rollerball



Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


Stunning packaging, great mix of products and brands…what more could one need? Good choice if you want to splurge on yourself this season!

Tanya Burr – 12 Days of Christmas



Tanya Burr Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


Beauty vlogger/YouTuber Tanya Burr came out with her own calendar this year. Soft pastel hued facade of a town house with her and other members of the family being featured as silhouettes. One of the most affordable calendars out there and my personal favorite of the list! This one looks like that it has been designed with the holidays in mind as it has a lot of red colored and glitter filled makeup/nail paints. This one has 12 windows to it and its priced at 15 pounds/GBP (approx Rs. 1264/-). In this you will find:-

  • Glitter Rain Nail Polish
  • Sleigh Bells Nail Polish
  • Glitter Gold
  • Aurora Lip Gloss
  • Christmas Stocking Matte Lip
  • Berry Pavlova Lip Gloss
  • Snow Day Glitter Pot
  • Champagne Sparkle Glitter Pot
  • Ice Crystals Glitter Liner
  • Treasured Glitter Liner



Tanya Burr Beauty Advent Calendar 2016


If you love glitter or are for looking for the perfect holiday themed products then this might be the one for you! 


Like I mentioned the Tanya Burr Beauty Advent Calendar 2016 is my absolute favorite from the list and something I want to get my hands on asap! For a more indulgent buy I would opt for the Charlotte Tilbury one. Well actually since it is my lust list I ideally want to lay my hands on all of them but if I had to choose where my money goes then those two will be my top picks from the list. These calendars are such an amazing idea and I hope some of the brands that are present here like Body Shop, Clarins, Kiehls, etc decide to bring their’s out here too next year. It is kinda sad that they have launched them abroad but dont bring them out here šŸ™ Hopefully we might get one from someone soon! These calendars sell out super fast and are immensely popular…we can all see why. Well I hoped you liked my list! Which one was your favorite from it? Waiting to hear about your wishlist…catch you around!


Shikha Agarwal


Pictures used in this post are photos by the brands for promotion of the advent calendars. None of them belong to the blog.