While we are waiting: The 12 best beauty advent calendars to invest in this Christmas 1 month ago

While we are waiting: The 12 best beauty advent calendars to invest in this Christmas

If ever there was a year where us mums deserve an advent calendar as much as the kids, can we all agree 2020 is it?!

And guys, you can keep your fun-sized chocolate versions, thank you very much.

No, this year, we are choosing our festive door-opening wisely - in 2020, we need every single door to spark joy – every single goddamn day.

In other words, give us all the beauty, wellness and skincare advent calendars, please. We need them now more than ever, in all their sparkly, girly, indulgent glory.

And having been lucky enough to check out this year's amazing selection, here are our 12 favourite beauty advent calendars of 2020:<

1. MAC Cosmetics Boom Boom Wow Advent Calendar

MAC fans rejoice, this gorgeous calendar has everything you dream of for the festive season, including lipsticks, lip gloss, eyeshadows and mascara.

€141, Lookfantastic.com

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2. The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

The White Company's beauty advent calendar will make your Christmas countdown especially joyous and luxurious. There is a hidden present in each of the 25 pull-out drawers, and if you are a fan of the White Company's beautifully simple style and products, this calendar is for you.

€208, Thewhitecompany.com

3. Diptyque Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 

Expensive, yes, but gorgeous? So much so. Packed with 25 surprises, including a limited-edition Moonlit Fir candle and metal Christmas decorations, the Diptyque Beauty Advent Calendar will make the countdown to Christmas this year feel extra festive.

€350, Niche-beauty.com

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4. NIVEA Beauty Advent Calendar

How cute is this Ski-Lodge Advent Calendar? 24 pampering treats are hidden in this chalet-style retreat, which contains everything from full and travel size NIVEA essentials, to deluxe beauty bonuses.

£39, Amazon.co.uk<

5. Lancome Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Each wonderful house is filled with a beauty surprise. The best way to make every day of the holiday season feel special and exciting.

€145, Brown Thomas

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6. Clarins Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Whether you're looking for skincare delights or makeup treats, all twelve doors of this Clarins advent calendar hold something fantastic.

€75, Debenhams.ie

7. Elemis Advent Calendar 2020

Reveal a new skincare treat every day, leading up to Christmas morning, when you will unveil your final and most spectacular gift; a full-size jar of the No.1 bestseller, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.

£175, Elemis.com

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8. Boots No7 Advent Calendar 2020

Why do we love this beauty advent calendar? Because this year 10 lucky customers will find a golden ticket worth an exciting £1,000 hidden at random, redeemable on all No7 products.

€55, Boots.ie

9. L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar 2020 

L'Occitane's classic advent calendar is the perfect gift for someone who really cherishes 'me' time and likes a long soak in the tub.

€63, Loccitane.com

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10. Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Charlotte Tilbury fans will no doubt go ga-ga over this gorgeous calendar, filled with both full size and travel size makeup and skincare icons, from clay masks to mascara and more.

€185, Arnotts.ie

11. Holland & Barrett Vegan Advent Calendar 2020

This 25-day "natural beauty" calendar features 100 percent vegan products from many of the natural beauty brands carried by Holland & Barrett.

€45, Holland & Barrett

12. Armani Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

This Christmas, Armani beauty invites you to explore our beauty and fragrance icons in the new exclusive advent calendar. The calendar contains six full-sized products and 17 miniatures.

€299, Brown Thomas