20 Nov 2012

Christmas 2012 gift guide - Beauty Christmas crackers and advent calendars

I was originally going to do a post about the Selfridges and Lancome beauty advent calendars, but they came out so early and sold out so fast that it was too late!  But you don't have to worry if you missed those, because lots of other wonderful Christmas treats are now hitting the shelves.  These are my favourites.

24 Days of Christmas with Liz Earle | £100 | Liz Earle

What an amazing treat for a Liz Earle fan?  I know my Mum would love this, but it could also be great for someone new to the brand as you get to try so many of the different product ranges Liz offers in mini sizes.  It contains all of the cult classics like cleanse & polish and super balm as well as newer products you might not have tried such as the botanical shampoo and conditioner.

Lancome Christmas crackers | £50 | Selfridges

If you missed out on their advent calendar, you might prefer Lancome's Christmas crackers.  Imagine the excitement of having these around the table on Christmas day!  Each one contains a generous sized mini Lancome product including a juicy tube, hypnose mascara and a lipstick.

Ciaté mini mani month advent calendar | £38 | Ciaté

This is such a brilliant idea isn't it?  I wonder how many nail polish brands will be bringing out an advent calendar next year?  I spent a long time trying to figure out whether I wanted to buy this or not.  The conclusion I came to was that I did want it, but I really didn't need it as I have more nail polishes than I know what to do with already.  It sold out on Selfridges but it is also being sold direct on Ciaté's own site although currently it's saying you can join the waiting list!

Kiehl's beauty Christmas crackers | £35 | Selfridges

These are so gorgeous I think they give the Lancome candles a run for their money - and they're cheaper too.  I love the packaging of these almost as much as the exciting contents which includes some of Kiehl's best selling skincare and haircare in 15ml and 30ml sizes.

Are you picking up any of these, or have you bought a different beauty advent calender or crackers that I need to know about?  

My other 2012 Christmas gift guide posts can be found here.

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  1. i really want the ciate one!!!

  2. I got the Ciate advent calender from QVC Beauty, I can't find the link any more but be worth keeping an eye out in case it returns, can't wait to start opening it! x

  3. Oh wow, that Ciaté one looks so amazing! xx

  4. The Ciate one looks incredible. Also love the look of the Liz Earle one but I don't think I could part with the pennies for it!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  5. Yes that one is a bit of an investment - a good one to receive as a gift maybe? xx


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