Best beauty Advent calendars

Best beauty Advent calendars

Countdown to Christmas

Text: Renée Batchelor

Celebrate Christmas? Even if you don't these Advent calendars will add a dose of cheer to your day

Is there nothing more enjoyable than counting down with a traditional Advent calendar? Beauty brands turn this festive item on its head by filling it with beauty offerings. When you pop open each window in the lead-up to 25 December, you'll find a tiny beauty product inside — be it a new nail polish, a lip balm or a shower gel. They make a great gift, liven up an office party (do a lucky draw where each person gets a small pressie) or simply lend some festive cheer to your home — they're awesome decorative items. Here are three calendars available here which we adore. 

1. The Body Shop 24 Happy Days Advent Calendar, $189.90 
What to expect inside? A wide variety of goodies that showcases the brand's diverse offerings, including a mini eye definer, argan oil shower gel and strawberry lip butter.

The Body Shop Calendar 

2. Ciaté Mini Mani Month 2015, $79
If you love using a different nail colour every day, you're in for a treat. Packed inside are 17 mini paint pots, nail toppers, treatments and a crystal nail file to keep your manicure in tip-top condition.

Ciate Mani Month

3. Benefit Party Poppers, $79
Expect adorable miniatures of the brand's best-selling products — like mascaras, highlighters and lip glosses — that make handy purse and stocking stuffers or even gifts for your annual Christmas party.