December is fast approaching and the one thing on everyone's mind is how far away Christmas Day is, and there is no better way to stay up to date with the countdown - and gain extra festive treats as you go along - than with an advent calendar. But what one will you go for?
December is fast approaching and the one thing on everyone's mind is how far away Christmas Day is, and there is no better way to stay up to date with the countdown - and gain extra festive treats as you go along - than with an advent calendar.
BANG Showbiz have compiled the best advent calendars for 2017, from make-up to skincare filled merchandise, to relaxing bath bombs and chocolate treats.
For those who are an avid beauty fan, the ideal way to count down the days until December 25 is with Charlotte Tilbury's Naughty or Nice Magic Box.
This item features 12 of the brand's best-selling make-up treasures, including the highly coveted Magic Cream, in a miniature version, as well as a mini Wonderglow Face Primer, and a mini Multi-Miracle Glow Cleanser, Balm and Mask.
But that is not all, as the collection also features Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame, Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Unleash Me, as well as a mini Full Fat Lashes Mascara in glossy black, and much, much more, at the price of £150.
Another top advent calendar is Marks & Spencer's creation, which is worth a whopping £250, but it is totally worth it as it contains 25 pampering face, body, make-up, hair and even sun protection items behind each door.
The design is something like no other, as it is shaped like a quaint house with miniature huts inside, all of which contain a different product, such as Nails Inc Exclusive one coat gel nail polish, Rosie for Autograph amazing radiance body glow, a cosmetic bag, as well as a hydrating primer, shower oil, Eyeko mascara, hair spray and even more items that are suitable for any one of any age.
And the M&S advent calendar rivals Jo Malone's product, which retails at £300, as it includes not only scented candles, as well as a selection of colognes and body washes, but the design is also similar to M&S with its classic yet colourful aesthetic that resembles a string of brightly-coloured doors lined up along a street.
Body Shop - who prides itself on being cruelty free - have also created a string of beauty advent calendars that consumers are flocking to get their hands on. And the brand has gone above and beyond for the festive season this year as they have not just created one advent calendar, but four; the 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, 25 Days Deluxe Beauty Advent Calendar, 25 Days Ultimate Advent Calendar, as well as a Countdown to New Year with The Body Shop product.
The 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar is worth almost £100, but is retailed for almost half of the price at £45.
The merchandise includes mango-scented lip butter, shower gel, body lotion, as well as soap in frosted plum, coconut shower gel and a pink grapefruit body wash, as well as a set of gloves, hand cream, eye make-up remover and a nail file.
While the Ciaté Mini Mani Month features 19 miniature Gelology paint pots, including five exclusive shades, a full-size paint pot, as well as a miniature treatment, a longwear topcoat, nail topper, and an extra surprise, all of which are paraben and gluten free - who knew?
Lush offers buyers a variety of cruelty-free scented bath bombs, shower gels, soaps and bubble bars so the customer can enjoy a long soak in some bubbles over the winter for less than £70.
But for those looking for a calendar suited for the family and want a sweet smelling home, Diptyque and Yankee Candle are your go to.
Diptyque's calendar features 15 candles at 35g, seven eau de toilette scents, as well as two skin and body miniature sized face oil and body polish, as well as a larger 70g candle.
While Yankee features 23 tealight candles in Berry Trifle, All is Bright, Christmas Garland, Christmas Memories and Christmas Cookie, as well as other fragrances that will burn for 15 hours each.
But for those in favour of something more classic can take their pick from Lindt's variety of advent calendars, all of which feature a sweet treat behind each door. Whether it is all dark chocolate, a selection of the Lindt balls, or mouth-watering chocolate in an array of Christmas-themed eateries ranging from £6.99 to £15, there is something for everyone.
Not long to wait until the first door is open, but which one will you go for?
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