The best beauty advent calendars

Who needs chocolate?

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Gifts to buy, parties to host, a seemingly ceaseless supply of parmesan twists to consume. In the run-up to Christmas Day, the flurry of purchasing, partying and preparing can leave little time to actually be, well, excited, about the day itself.

This year, give yourself over to the giddy anticipation of Christmas Day and rediscover the thrill of counting down. Disillusioned with even the sexiest, most decadent, 90% cocoa and utterly artisan chocolate advent calendars? You won’t be with our pick of 2018’s beauty countdowns, harbouring a daily dose of indulgence behind every closed door. Whether you need to discover a new makeup look ahead of New Years’ Eve, kick back with a hot bath after a long shopping trip, or nourish your skin in the winter climes, these advent calendars with a twist are not only elegant, but the perfect way to treat yourself over the yuletide season.

With luxury skincare goodies from Elemis and Decleor, to high brow selections from Diptique and Kiehl's, to the pick of the best department stores like Selfridges, Harrods and John Lewis, and then the more purse-friendly No.7 and The Body Shop; splash out for yourself, or a loved one, and revel in the magic of advent. Here’s our pick of the best.

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1 GlossyBox
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£99 (£75 for subscribers), Available from 15th October 2018, however GlossyBox subscribers will be able to

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2 Net-A-Porter
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Available from 1st October

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3 Cowshed
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£90,

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4 Feelunique The Little Beauty Parcel
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£75,

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5 Green Regime from Green People
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£75

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6 Jo Malone
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£300, exclusively at from 1st October

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7 Birchbox
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£65, Available from 3rd October 2018

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8 Espa Comfort & Joy
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£130, coming soon...

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9 Nuxe
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£59, available from October

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10 No7
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£42, Available from 19th October 2018

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11 The Body Shop Freddie
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£99, Available from 31st August 2018

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12 12 Days Of Liz Earle
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£80, available from the end of September

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13 Marks and Spencer
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£35, Available from 6th November 2018

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14 Decleor
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£80, Available from 4th September 2018 -

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15 Elemis
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£150, Available from 1st October 2018 -

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16 L'Occitane
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£89, Available from 20th September 2018

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17 Elle
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£125, Available from 1st October 2018 - JOIN THE WAITLIST

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18 Kiehl's
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£110, Available from 1st October 2018, exclusively at Selfridges

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19 Fenwick
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£150, Available from October 2018

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20 Charlotte Tilbury
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£150, coming soon...

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21 Selfridges Beauty Workshop Selection Box
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£70, available from end of August 2018

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22 Diptique
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£320, Available from November 2018

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23 Harrods
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£250, Available from 1st October 2018

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24 LookFantastic
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£79, Available from 7th September 2018

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25 John Lewis
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£165, Available from 4th September 2018

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