Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Advent Calendars for Grown Ups (No Chocolate included!!)


With the Christmas season approaching like the speed of light, its time for us to turn in to deranged women! Arranging gifts, parties and the dreaded Christmas outfit (something that will look great on the day but at the same time stretch nicely round the Christmas dinner baby!) so we all need to step back and pamper ourselves, its only fair!
So before it all sets in why not treat yourself to your own unique advent calendar? This is not for the kids, you will not find miniature chocolate bars or Rudolf shaped choccies in these! These are for you and only YOU! I'm talking about Advent Calendars that will not add pounds to your hips, no, these wonderfully wrapped gems are full of make up, skin care, nail polish and even candles to get you party ready and feeling fabulous!

Selfridges Advent Calendar £84.00 Available now
A jaw dropping price tag which I'm sure is not in every ones budget, but does contains miniatures from some fantastic brands. LancĂ´me, Armani, YSL, Kiehls, and many more could be gracing your days running up to Christmas! Available exclusively from Selfridges

Boots 24 Days of Treats £30.00 Available now
A price that is more purse friendly but never the less still contains products that many will find appealing! Nails Inc Seventeen, Soap and Glory, Paco Rabanne, Juicy Couture, Rimmel, Mavala and Umberto Giannini could be brightening up your day on these dark and dreary Christmas nights. Can be purchased HERE

Benefit Count Down to Love advent Calendar £50 Available from 2nd November
For all Benefit virgins and lovers out there, this could be the perfect way of trying out their most iconic products. Filled with the likes of Hoola, Porefessional, High Beam, Coralista and Benetint this could be the start of a fab Christmas! Can be purchased HERE or from selected Debenhams stores

Ciate Mini Mani Month £42.00 Available to now.
If nails are your thing then this could be perfect for you! Full of their bestselling mini Paint Pots, four mini Caviar blends, and three exclusive Paint Pot glitter shades that will make sure you sparkle this Christmas. Can be purchased HERE

Yankee Candle advent Calendar £21.00 Available now
This is the cheapest one out of all the "grown up" calendars I could find. Each day you will be greeted by a different tea light that could warm up your Christmas evening, I can just imagine  the smell now of cinnamon and spices! MMmmm...
Some of the fragrances are..Snow In Love, Balsam & Cedar, Merry Marshmallow, Red Apple Wreat , Snowflake Cookie and Sparkling Cinnamon. So if make up doesn't float your boat I'm sure this will! Can be purchased HERE

 Advent Calendar from You Discover Beauty £49.99 Available now
The picture shown above is of last years calendar of which I purchased. This calendar has just been released and features products from Balance Me, BioEffect, NSPA, Leighton Denny, Trilogy, Perricone MD, Dr Lipp and Neom as well as many more. Can be purchased HERE

Will you be purchasing any of these Grown Up Advent Calendars? If so, which one has caught your eye?

To see 2014 Beauty Advent Calendars click here!!!
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30 comments:

  1. I didn't know Yankee did a calendar! I love it!

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    1. I think they're selling fast! If you want one I would place the order soon! :) xx

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  2. The latest in beauty calender was absolutely brilliant last year-I think I have used almost every single thing that was in it! I would definitely buy that one again! I LOVE that Yankee Candle idea, that is amazing and I am buying one right now!!!!

    Brilliant post-if only they would put chocolate in as well tho.....

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    1. Haha, makes a change for me to spend your money Hun! You can always buy a chocolate one to go with it! ;p xx

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  3. These advent calenders are amazing!! wish i could afford the Selridges one for my self!!
    http://toxylicious.blogspot.com

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    1. It is expensive but it does have some fantastic products in it! Maybe an early Xmas treat? ;p xx

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  4. I love these concepts for all the beauty junkies out there~ It is such a great idea. I wish my boyfriend can see this post haha xD Or i will have to treat myself soon~

    Thank you so much for sharing~ i really like the selfridges one although it is expensive :/
    Have a great day~

    *- YingcBeauty-*
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    1. Leave the page open as a gently hint! Hehe ;) xx

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  5. I've never seen or heard of these before and I love the idea of these! I'm not really a chocolate person anyway, so this would be something I might need to take a look into!! Thanks for sharing!
    http://taniaxkoi.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I want them all! I'm determined to get a benefit calendar and don't care who I have to take down to get one haha!

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    1. Haha, I pity anyone that's gets I'm your way! lol
      I know there are limited numbers so I'm sure it's gonna sell out within a few days! :(
      Good luck! Xx

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  7. The latest in beauty calendar is suppose to be bigger and better then last year. Xx

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    1. Ooooo really?!?! It's was good last year, I just wish there was some more information on it! :( oh well we'll have to wait till the end of the month. Xx

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  8. Where have I been?! Not heard of these before but I really want one now!!! Great post lovely lady! :) x

    www.looks2bloved.com

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    1. You do surprise me, I thought you would be on it like a car bonnet! Which one are you going for is the big question, and no you can't have all! lol ;p xx

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  9. I want them all.... I think my favourite one is the LIB one x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. I'm gonna wait till they release all the info on it. It was really good last year! Xx

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  10. I had no idea these existed either - if I was after a more expensive beauty treat, I'd def put one on my list - a good alternative if you don't want to subscribe to a beauty box. I love Yankee Candles as well :)

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    1. Yeah if you add up the subscription for a beauty box over the year you could buy a couple of these! Thanks for the comment Hun xx

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  11. Love the look of the Yankee Candle one!
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    Hayley
    www.beautyrambles.com

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  12. I love the Selfridges one, the price tag is crazy though!
    Great post, I've never had a 'grown up' calender before, may have to persuade the boyfriend to buy me one, haha!
    Xxxx

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    1. Do it!! You need to have a little treat at Christmas! Hehe ;) xx

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  13. I desperately wanted one of these last year but by the time I knew about them they'd all sold out! I've favourited this post in the hope my boyfriend will go on it and get the hint for this year ;) X

    aztecdoll.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hopefully Hun. At least you've got a bit of time to work on him before Christmas! :) xx

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  14. OMG The Selfridges calendar looks amazing! Don't think I'm gonna treat myself to any beauty calendar this year though as I have too many products I'm trying to use up xxx
    www.dolleduplondon.com

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  15. I know my sample stash is out of control! lol ;p xx

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  16. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  17. I really hope I can snap up one of the Benefit calendars xxx

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