Holiday 2015 Gift Guide: Top Six Beauty Advent Calendars That Ship Worldwide

When I was growing up, we used to get chocolate advent calendars from all over the world for Christmas, courtesy of Dad and Gramps - both worked in shipping, so ship captains would hand out branded Advent Calendars as corporate gifts. I remember getting sweets from Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Italy and so on.
When I discovered the world of beauty advent calendars, the beauty box junkie in me took to the idea at once - a large "beauty box" with 12-25 products, to be opened each day until Christmas? Sign me up!
Somehow, British advent calendars seem to be the best. Check out the You Beauty, Makeup Revolution, Salon Services, M&S, Liberty, and Jo Malone Advent Calendars - you will drool all day. Sadly, none of them ships outside of the UK. House of Fraser had one for 20 quid but it had sold out by the time I opened the email. I wish Sephora - all branches across the world - would release their own advent calendars. I would spring for the ME one!

Scroll down for details of the best six beauty advent calendars that ship worldwide.
A list of six beauty advent calendars that ship worldwide in 2015.




1. Selfridges Beauty Workshop

Remarks: Selfridges had a bigger "Cosmic Beauty Advent Calendar" with Armani, UD, YSL and other products, but that is sold out. This one is just £60 and contains products worth £226.
Contains: Mix of makeup and skincare, including an Eyeko eyeliner, OCC gold pigment, Tweezerman purple tweezers, Caudalie Divine Oil, Eve Lom cleanser and cloth, something from BareMinerals and more! 
Number of products: 24
Mine has shipped. Stay tuned for the review!
Buy it here.
A list of six beauty advent calendars that ship worldwide in 2015.

2. Charlotte Tilbury Book of Makeup Magic

Remarks: I am so, so tempted by this but cannot spend £150 as I have over-stepped my budget badly. Plus, I already have the Matte Revolution and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lippies. Someone buy it, please, and let me live vicariously!
Contains: Mix of makeup and skincare; some full-sized, some deluxe-sized. More spoilers include a clay mask and Wonder Glow, a mini lipstick and a full-sized Matte Revolution lipstick, makeup remover, eyeshadow, mini eyeliner, Miracle Glow, Lip Magic and day and night creams.
Number of products: 12. But includes some full-sized products.
Buy it here.
A list of six beauty advent calendars that ship worldwide in 2015.


3. Ciate Mini Mani Month

Remarks: The only nail advent calendar that ships worldwide. At just £49, this is worth £124.
Contains: One full-sized polish, 17 mini polishes, three nail treatments, two glitter toppers and a mini crystal nail file.
Number of products: 24
Buy it here or here.
A list of six beauty advent calendars that ship worldwide in 2015.


4. Mad Beauty Advent Calendar

Remarks: Stay tuned for my post on Mad Beauty products over the next week! At £20, this is a good gift for a teen starting out on makeup.
Contains: Makeup only. Two full-sized lipsticks, three full-sized lip glosses, three mini nail polishes, one compact, two mini lip glosses, two 3gm eyeshadows, one eyeliner mini, one lip liner mini, one mini blush, one full-sized blush, sharpener, toe separator, lip brush, blush brush, nail file, applicator and nail sticker set.
Number of products: 24
Buy it here or on Asos here.
A list of six beauty advent calendars that ship worldwide in 2015.


5. LookFantastic The Beauty Secret

Remarks: They are keeping the contents of this Advent Calendar under wraps so I have no spoilers for you. LF's first attempt, this costs £70 and is worth more than £250. 
Contains: Makeup, skin and hair care products. Includes something that Vogue magazine calls "the best cleanser ever".
Number of products: 24
Mine has shipped! Stay tuned for the review.
Buy it here.
Holiday 2015 Gift Guide: Six Beauty Advent Calendars That Ship Worldwide


6. Benefit Party Poppers

Remarks: Every year, Benefit comes out with advent calendars in cute packaging. I have never sprung for one as I already have Porefessional, They're Real, Roller Lash and the other products I want. But this is a nice choice for someone looking to try out a bunch of Benefit products. This costs $45 and is worth $93.
Contains: Minis of The Porefessional, They're Real mascara, Rockateur blush, High beam, Lollitint, Watt's Up, Ooh La Lift, Bad Gal mascara, Total Moisture face cream and They're Real Makeup remover, and two full-sized glosses - Sugarbomb and Hoola.
Number of products: 12
Buy it here.
Holiday 2015 Gift Guide: Six Beauty Advent Calendars That Ship Worldwide

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