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The countdown to Christmas is officially underway and we are more than ready to embrace the Christmas spirit.

As kids we adored opening our advent calendar and scoffing the mini piece of chocolate into our gobs before school. Nowadays, advent calendars are that little bit more glamorous.

Some of our favourite beauty brands are releasing the most gorgeous advent calendars for 2019 and there are so many to choose from.

We put together a list of our top picks so why not treat yourself to one this Christmas.

1. L'Occitane

Luxury Advent Calendar
€89 (worth €114)

2. Marks and Spencer

€40 when you spend €30 on Clothing, Home and Beauty (Worth €370)

3. Inglot

4. Nuxe

5. No7

Boots €50

6. NYX

7. Clarins

8. Harry Potter

Boots €45

9. Soap and Glory

Boots €55

10. ASOS




Tis' the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la.

Well, its actually only October, but trust us, the excitement is already starting to bubble. 

All across the globe, brands are starting to reveal their special festive collections, with Lush being the latest to show of their sparkly wonders.

Snow Fairy

That's right ladies, our favourite bath bombers launched their special Christmas collection this week, well, the first batch of products anyway, we suspect there are more to come.

Amongst the goodies are some classic hero products we know too well, such as the Snow Fairy shower gel  and the Golden Wonder bath bomb.

There are also some gorgeous looking new products, that we seriously need to try immediately. 

Star Light Star Bright

The Star Light Star Bright luxury bath melt is a silver star that you pop in the bath, making the water turn wonderful and glittery! 

Need help falling asleep on December 24 when you know Santa's soaring in the skies? Well then the Christmas Eve bubble bar iis your man.

Its designed to send you "to snoozeville with a sleep-inducing blend of jasmine and ylang ylang. It's even got mineral-rich seaweed powder to make your water extra silky so you'll feel like you're snuggling under a fluffy comforter."

There's also the Christmas Sweater bath bomb,. which may just be our favourite product in the collection (it has little reindeer on it!)

Christmas Sweater

"Drop it into the tub and watch as the magical display of swirling colors brings the water to life. You'll be snug as a bug in a rug when you dip into a warming blend of spicy clove bud, refreshing coriander seed and cleansing Sicilian lemon oils. Christmas has never been so cozy!"

SOLD. We'd like 40 please. 

Then there's the Plum Snow bath bomb, which is purple with a cute white snowflake on it.

Plum Snow

According to Lush, you will "sink into woodsy, green petitgrain and uplifting Sicilian mandarin oils, which will leave you feeling restored and reinvigorated. The inclusion of fruity-floral osmanthus absolute makes this foamer perfect for unwinding after a long day. Snow far, snow good."

We'll absolutely be including all of these in our letter to Santa.



As strong advocates of treat yourself Tuesday, the thought of getting a little present every day is right up our (festively bedecked) alley.

While we are still big fans of a chocolate filled calendar, this year the diets are starting early and we're switching to beauty-based bundles of joy.

Counting your pennies at Christmas is important, so we've put together our pick of the best advent calendars of 2016 to suit everyone's budget, from high street to high end. 

1. Estee Lauder €250

If you feel you've been exceptionally good this year, the Estee Lauder's Holiday Countdown calendar is the splurge for you.

While the calendar is a bit pricey, it's actually amazing value for money and includes a myriad of their very best products, including their newest innovation, the Advanced Night Repair Revitalising Supreme and Creme, a best seller, the Modern Muse perfume and many many more.

Charlotte Tilbury €195

Charlotte Tilbury is officially one of the most sought after makeup gurus on the planet, and her magic cream will probably go down in beauty history as one of the handiest cult products EVER. 

If you're one of those people who's dying to try out Charlotte's full range but blanches at the prospect, the World of Legendary Parties advent calendar is one way to get the goods without the financial commitment. 

3 Kiehls, €115

Every skin care junkie worth their salt will be after the Kiehls X Jeremyville Limited Edition Advent Calendar.  

Not only is it a holy grail of high quality skin products, it's also an artistic one-off, as the unique packaging was designed by Brooklyn based Jeremyville. Featuring two full-sized products and a whopping 22 deluxe minis it's sure to be a total sellout so get in store ASAP. 

Lancome €105

Lancome, Yves Saint Laurent , Ralph Lauren and Viktor & Rolf have teamed up to create the ultimate luxury beauty hamper in the form of the Your Beauty Fairytale Come True beauty bonanza.

The pink parcel contains a whole host of the brand's best fragrances, skin care and makeup products, making it the ultimate gift for the high-end beauty obsessed.

NYX €84

One for the makeup junkies, this NYX Wanderlust calendar is pretty much a professional makeup palette divvied up into daily doses.

Containing 12 lip cream shades and 12 eye shadows, your festive makeup bag will be chock-a-block. 

ASOS €66.67

Fashion mega brand ASOS have released their first advent calendar and it's completely crammed with the best beauty bits the online store has to offer.

Featuring products from Bastiste, Dermalogica and Nip & Fab, this calendar has an eclectic mix of products, perfect if you like a surprise. 

7 L'Occitane €56

L'Occitane has a reputation for being one of the most luxurious and high quality beauty brands out there, so synopsising their best beauty buys into an advent calendar is more than Ok with us.

This product completely sold out online this week, but it can still be found in store if you're very lucky. 

Jack Wills €46

Got a teenager in your life that needs some convincing to behave this Christmas?

Look no further than the Jack Wills Xmas Countdown calendar, packed with mini beauty and body goodies. This brand is a favourite with the secondary school set so you can't go wrong.

Sanctuary €32.50

Christmas can be a stressful period, so taking some time out to relax and recuperate is a given.

Plus hot baths in winter weather are the epitome of heaven. Sanctuary's Let Go Days of Christmas advent calendar is full of both bath and beauty bits, along with some homeware products including candles and an eye mask for the ultimate chilled out evening watching Christmas movies. 

10 River Island €17

Rounding off our list is the River Island 12 Days of Beauty bundle. 

This calendar is out to get us party season ready, and includes quirky nail decals and flash lashes. Christmas parties, we're ready.