Growing up, I loved those cheap Advent Calendars with a mini chocolate. Now, with so many beauty options, Advent Calendars are even more fun – even as an adult. While we don’t get quite the selection of advent calendars as the UK or USA in Canada, there are still some great options. Choose between skincare, makeup, bath products and more. This list of Canadian beauty advent calendars will be updated as new ones become available.
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The Body Shop Advent Calendars 2017
The Body Shop is releasing not one but four advent calendars for 2017. They have a basic 24 day advent calendar starting at $69. Then three variations of their Advent-ures calendar. Standard, Deluxe or Ultimate starting at $99. Full details on The Body Shop advent calendars can be found here including spoilers. – Shop The Body Shop Advent Calendars for 2017
NYX Advent Calendar 2017
One for lipstick lovers! NYX Advent Calendar for 2017 is Lippie Countdown. You get 24 days of lipstick love. You get a mix of NYX Lip Lingerie, Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick & Soft Matte Lip Creams just to name a few. They are generous mini sizes, plenty to let you decide if you love the shade and want to buy a full size. The NYX Lippie Countdown advent calendar includes 4 Matte Lipsticks, 3 Cream Lipsticks, 2 Chubby Lip Creams, 4 Liquid Lipsticks, 3 Matte Lip Creams, 3 Lipsticks and 5 Creamy Lip LipGlosses. – Shop NYX Lippie Countdown, available for $65 with free shipping.
Biotherm Advent Calendar 2017
New for 2017, Biotherm introduced their own skincare advent calendar. It retails for $82 but they offered it at over half price if you bought other Biotherm products already so they may have more sales. It includes 24 different skincare products to try through holiday season. Everything from serums, moisturizers and even shaving cream. You can find full details on the 2017 Canadian Biotherm skincare advent calendar here. It retails for $82 and is avilable through BeautyBoutique – Shop the Biotherm Advent Calendar.
ARTDECO Advent Calendar 2017
Another advent calendar available from Beauty Boutique is the ARTDECO cosmetics calendar. It includes a great mix of products with nail polish, eyeshadow, mascara and more. See full details including spoilers here. At $86 it works out to about $3.59 per day and includes a special offer to help you save on a future purchase if you fall in love with their products. – Shop the ARTDECO Advent Calendar here.
Chalotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2017
Feel like splurging? At $250, the Charlotte Tilbury Naughty or Nice advent calendar is likely to be the most expensive for 2017. It is only a 12 day advent calendar but contains several full size products including two lipsticks and two eye products. See full details on the Naughty or Nice Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar here. A little over $20 per day, you are treating yourself to a box of luxury products. But you can also get several of the other calendars for the same price. – Buy the Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar.
Yves Rocher Canada Advent Calendars 2017
Not one I have seen before, but Yves Rocher has an Advent Calendar for 2017. It has a nice mix of products in it, similar to the old 24 day one from THEFACESHOP with nail polish, body wash, makeup, perfumes and more. The Yves Rocher Advent Calendar is $59 Canadian and comes with free shipping and a surprise gift. Always good to get something you can use now rather than waiting for December. – Buy the Yves Rocher Advent Calendar
L’Occitane Advent Calendars 2017
With a signature advent calendar for $69 and a gorgeous looking luxury calendar for $134, l’Occitane will delight skincare lovers. You can see full details on both calendars here. There are some similar products in the two calendars, but the luxury one is absolutely beautiful so check it out despite the higher price tag, Shop the l’Occitane Advent Calendars here. If you prefer it going towards your VIB Rouge status, the standard/Signature calendar is also available from Sephora.
Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar 2017
One for the perfume lovers! Atelier Cologne’s Advent Calendar is available for $59. With a value of $180, you get an assortment of 24 pure perfume sprays, dabbers, and finely crafted soaps. They are all sample sizes but a great way to try out the various scents to see which ones you love. – Buy the Atelier Cologne advent calendar from Sephora.
It includes 24 delights for scent lovers
- 0.25 oz/ 7.5 mL Orange Sanguine Cologne Travel Spray
- 3 x 0.24 oz/ 7 mL Cologne Pure Perfume Mini Deluxe Dabbers in Clémentine California, Vanille Insensée, Mandarine Glaciale
- 3 x 1.41 oz/ 40 g Soap in Orange Sanguine, Pomélo Paradis, Cédrat Enivrant
- 17 x 0.06 oz/ 1.7 mL Cologne Pure Perfume Dabbers in Pomélo Paradis, Bergamot Soleil, Cédrat Enivrant, Grand Néroli, Bois Blonds, Vanille Insensée, Rose Anonyme, Vétiver Fatal, Silver Iris, Santal Carmin, Oud Saphir, Mandarine Glaciale, Sud Magnolia, Cédre Atlas, Poivre Electrique, Mimosa Indigo, Tobacco Nuit
Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar 2017
New and improved for 2017! The Ciate Advent Calendar comes with 24 individual boxes this year in a cute glossy box. You get 19 minis, top coat, base coat, a full size polish, a magical topper and a nail file over the month. Five shades are brand new and exclusive to the Ciate advent calendar so this one is going on my wishlist this year! – Buy the Ciate advent calendar from Sephora (currently sold out).
Top coat, After Party, Moonlit Whispers, Part-Time Mermaid, Locket, House of Mirrors, Beach Please!, Mostly A Minx, Champagne Kisses, The Naked Truth, Maybe Baby, Showtime (full size), Desert Lights, Reign Supreme, Moondust, Nail Superhero Treatment, Palm Springs, What the Shell, Midnight in Paris, Roll Up Roll Up, Cosmic, Caberet, Big Top plus a glittery nail file.
12 Days of Ciate London Makeup Advent Calendar 2017
Ciate’s Mani Month may have sold out super fast this year, but you can still grab a Ciate makeup advent calendar. The 12 Days of Ciate London Beauty Advent Calendar is $71 and includes four full size products and 8 generous sized minis. Inside you’ll find a collection of the brand’s bestselling beauty superheroes, including Liquid Velvet for a super pigmented and long-wearing matte lip, uber-volumizing Wonderwand Mascara, buttery-smooth eyeshadows, fearlessly fierce Wonderwand eyeliner, and much more. – Shop the 12 Days of Ciate Advent Calendar at Sephora.
OLE Glow 12 Day Advent Calendar 2017
One of the first 12 day advent calendars to hit the shelves, the OLE Henriksen 12 Days of OLE Glow advent calendar has a range of skincare options to try. Since it is only 12 days, they have generous sample sizes for the $82 the OLE Advent Calendar costs. With a value of $132, you get 12 samples to treat everything full dryness and dullness to oily skin. Not sure all of the samples are suitable for all skintypes though. – Buy the OLE 12 Days of Glow advent calendar from Sephora.
12 generous sized samples include
- 0.25 oz/ 7 mL Truth Serum
- 0.25 oz/ 7 mL Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer
- 1 oz/ 28 g Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub
- 1.7 oz/ 50 mL The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser
- 0.1 oz/ 28 g Transforming Walnut Scrub
- 0.25 oz/ 7 mL Invigorating Night Transformation Gel
- 0.25 oz/ 7 mL Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator
- 0.25 oz/ 7 mL Nurture Me Moisturizing Cream
- 0.25 oz/ 7 mL Uplifting Transformation Eye Gel
- 0.25 oz/ 7 mL Uplifting Transformation Eye Cream
- 1 oz/ 30 mL Force of Nurture Intensive Hand Cream
SkinStore 12 Miracles of Beauty Advent Calendar $99 USD
The Skinstore’s 12 Miracles of Beauty ships from the US but is great if you want to try several different brands and product types. Most calendars are offered by a brand so is nice to see one include a range of skincare with some beauty, Luxury skincare retailer Skinstore included Dermalogica, Caudalie, PIXI and more in their new advent calendar. I love that this one has a little something for everyone. Whether you love makeup, hair or skincare more, there is a nice surprise hiding behind this gorgeous red and gold advent calendar.
At just $99 it includes $350 worth of products including a FOREO Luna Play to make it one of the best valued calendars compared to price. This large advent calendar has 12 pull out drawers you can repurpose later to keep beauty samples or even jewelry. – Shop 12 Miracles of Beauty by SkinStore.
The 12 Miracles of Beauty Advent Calendar from Skinstore includes
- FOREO Luna Play
- Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant
- Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash
- Caudalie Beauty Elixir
- Erno Laszlo Hydrogel Detoxifying Mask
- MONU Recovery Balm
- Philip Kingsley Elastisticizer
- Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
- Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil
- The BrowGal Skinny Eyebrow Pencil
- PIXI Mini-Endless Silky Eye Pen Black Noir
- Grow Gorgeous Hair Density Serum Intense
LUSH 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar
One of my favourites due to my addiction to bath bombs! LUSH’s 12 Days of Christmas is now available. You get four bath bombs, bath oil, bubble bar, soap, and more. Remember that the LUSH 12 Days of Christmas is more of a box set and not individual doors to open. So you can use it all at once or choose something to try each day. Products are full size and it retails for $114.95 CDN. – Shop the LUSH 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar here.
It includes Golden Wonder Bath Bomb, Luxury Lush Pud, Shoor For The Stars Bath Bomb, Christmas Sweater Bath Bomb, Snow Angel Luxury Bath Oil, The Snowman Bubble Bar, Twilight Shower Gel, Santa’s Christmas Shower Gel, Christingle Body Conditioner, Sleepy Lotion, Golden Pear Soap and Baked Alaska
Lancome Advent Calendar 2017
A mix of makeup and skincare makes the Lancome 24 Day Advent Calendar the perfect treat for a beauty lover. At $199, it is not cheap but has some generous sized products including a full sized blush. It is a nice way to try a bunch of Lancome products with enough of the actual product to decide if you like it. – Buy the Lancome Beauty Advent Calendar from Hudson’s Bay
The Lancome Advent Calendar includes the following goodies
- La Vie est Belle Body Lotion, 50ml
- Douceur Tonique, 50ml
- Ô de Lancôme shower gel, 50ml
- Energie de vie liquid care, 30ml
- Douceur Tonique, 15ml
- Énergie de Vie Sleeping Mask, 15ml
- Absolu Precious cell day cream, 15ml
- Effacernes 01, 15ml
- Rénergie Multi Lift Yeux, 15ml
- Douceur galateis, 15ml
- Hydrazen night mask, 15ml
- Visionnaire sérum plus, 10ml
- Génifique Sérum, 7ml
- Miracle EDP, 5ml
- Génifique Yeux Light Pearl, 5ml
- Teint Idole Ultra 02, 5ml
- La vie est belle Eau De Parfum, 4ml
- Matte Shaker 378, 3ml
- Hypnôse star waterproof 01, 2ml
- Hypnôse Doll Eyes 01, 2ml
- Absolu Rouge Cream 06, 3.4g
- Blush Subtil 02, 6g
- Blush Subtil 021, 2.5g
- Khol eye pencil mini, 0.7g
Clarins Advent Calendar 2017 – 12 Days of Christmas
Changing it up a little from last year, Clarins has a 12 day Advent Calendar this year. A mix of makeup and skincare plus a candle full this $92 Advent Calendar. Personally, I would rather a different Clarins product than a candle, but a nice keepsake in its little jar. With only 12 days, a little more affordable if you wanted to try one of the higher end calendars. – Buy the Clarins 12 Days of Christmas from Hudson’s Bay
Experience 12 days of the finest in French beauty to make your holiday season sparkle
- Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, 4ml
- Gentle Refiner, 5ml
- Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 01, 5ml
- Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, 7ml
- Mascara Supra Volume, 8ml
- SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask, 15ml
- Beauty Flash Balm, 30ml
- Hand & Nail Treatment Cream, 30ml
- Instant Eye Make-Up Remover, 30ml
- One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, 30ml
- Eau Dynamisante Candle, 50g
- Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate, 100ml
Kiehls x Kate Moross Advent Calendar 2017
This sold out quickly online from Kiehl’s website but is still available in stores and from The Bay. At only $89 for a 24 day calendar, the Kiehl’s Season’s Givings calendar designed my Kate Moross is a bargain. If you have not tried much from Kiehl’s, it has a nice mix of products with a generous 75ml facial cleanser too. – Buy the Kiehl’s Advent Calendar from Hudson’s Bay
Get 24 Kiehl’s favourites to try through December
- Creme de corps whipped – 15ml
- Shampoo – 30ml
- Powerful strength line-reducing concentrate – 5ml
- Foaming face wash – 30ml
- Lip balm – 15ml
- Body scrub “”grape fruit”” – 5ml
- Ultra facial cream – 7ml
- Herbal-extract toner – 40ml
- Rare earth masque – 14ml
- Creamy eye avocado – 14ml
- Creme de corps – 5ml
- Ultra face cleanser – 75ml
- Amino acid conditioner – 30ml
- Cleansing oil – 3ml
- Herbal lotion – 40ml
- Oil-free gel clean – 7ml
- Baby cream for face and body – 5ml
- Hydro-plumping serum – 5ml
- Dark spot solution – 1.5ml
- Concentrate eye – 3ml
- Tumeric & cranberry seed masque – 14ml
- Midnight recovery concentrate – 4ml
- Daily reviving oil – 5ml
- Ultimate strength hand salve – 75ml
Quo Advent Calendars 2017 (Shoppers Drug Mart Exclusive)
Quo, Shoppers Drug Mart’s exclusive beauty brand, has two 12 day advent calendars to choose from. They were both priced at $40 when I was in store but you can earn Optimum points which brings down the price. Buy them both if you want 24 days, at $80 total, it is cheaper than many. Choose between 12 Days of Colorful Healthy Nails with Quo by Orly Breathable nail polishes. Or if you prefer makeup, go for the 12 Days of Beauty. I am torn over the polish one as I already have some of the shades.
The 12 Days of Beauty includes a large and small blending sponge, an eyeshadow brush, lip crayon, eyeshadow pencil crayon, highlighter, an eyeshadow duo, mascara, lipstick, blush, eyeliner and lipgloss. Almost everything you need for a holiday look!
The nail polish advent calendar includes Treatment and Shine coat plus Fairy Godmother, Heaven Sent, Aloe, Goodbye!, Pep In Your Step, Stronger Than Ever, Detox My Socks Off, Power Packed, Barely There, Love My Nails, Se-Stressed Denim and The Antidote.
Rumoured Advent Calendars
Benefit also have also offered some great advent calendars in the past so one is likely from them.
Last year, THEFACESHOP and others also offered makeup advent calendars, something lacking this year so hopefully they make an appearance soon.