By Rebecca Brennan
Can we say it now? CHRISTMAS!CHRISTMAS!CHRISTMAS!
Safe to say, we're excited for the festive season. We think you'll agree though that these advent calendars will have even the strictest of Scrooges in the Christmas spirit. What could be better than a new beauty product everyday in December? Add each one to your beauty arsenal and be positively glowing for the party season.
Countdown begins in 3, 2, 1...
Kiehl's have teamed up with Brooklyn based artist Jeremyville to create the most colourful of calendars. Filled to the brim with 24 skincare, hair and body faves, including 2 full size products and 22 deluxe size. They've even added something for the boys too!
Available now in Arnotts Dublin for €115
The Bright Lights Big City calendar from No. 7 at Boots covers all the bases. The gifts range from skincare to makeup, body products, nail care and even beauty tools including makeup brushes and an eyelash curler.
Available in Boots stores and online for €54
Go to town on gorgeous fragrances with Jo Malone's Georgian townhouse advent calendar. A daily dose of luxury with miniature versions of their famous scents, candles and creams.
Available in Brown Thomas for €345
Your Beauty Fairytale Come True Advent Calendar contains a whole host of the most popular cult beauty buys from a range of luxury brands. They include skincare and makeup items from Lancome and YSL, and perfumes from Viktor & Rolf, YSL and Ralph Lauren. This would make a fantastic gift for someone that likes to try a little bit of everything... or indeed an early present to yourself!
Available exclusively from Boots for €105
The Molton Brown advent calendar ensures a little bit of decadence each day until Christmas. You will be prepped and polished to perfection with 24 lotions, candles and fragrances in a variety of new and classic scents.
Available in Molton Brown stores and moltonbrown.co.uk for €185
Skincare fans will love the Liz Earle's Botanist Cabinet calendar. Products include skin tonics, serum, masks and of course the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser complete with 2 muslin cloths.
Available from Boots for €45
The theme of Charlotte Tilbury's calendar this year is "legendary girls need legendary parties" and we couldn't agree more! Who better than Charlotte along with her best-selling skin and makeup products to have us party perfect this festive season?
Available in Brown Thomas for €195
Marks & Spencer customers can avail of the M&S advent calendar after spending just €40 in the fashion, beauty or homeware departments. It includes travel and full sized beauty favourites from a range of luxury brands worth over €340. We love the Philip Kingsley Hair Elasticizer, the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm and the Nuxe oil in particular.
Available in M&S stores for €40
The Benefit advent calendar contains minis of all our favourite products from the brand including the They're Real mascara, Hoola bronzer, Highbeam highlighter and Posietint. Not only that, but it also plays an original song when opened, spreading a little bit of festive cheer each morning!