18/11/2014 02:42 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Beauty Advent Calendars: 10 Of The Best For Christmas 2014

You know the drill... Halloween and Bonfire Night have been and gone which can only mean one thing – Christmas is a-coming. In reality, tidings of great joy started dropping onto the high street in October but for the rest us, it's only now that the countdown really begins and this year you can do it in true beauty queen style.


In case you hadn't already received the memo, chocolate advent calendars are so last season. Now it's all about gorgeous make up miniatures and travel-size beauty treats hidden behind those festive-themed doors. That's 24 times you'll get a little present-to-self - a much-needed perk when the rest of the month you'll be splashing out on your nearest and dearest.

While some of these beauty advent calendars are truly luxe, Jo Malone here's looking at you, there are now some totally affordable options to snap up too. Thanks Tesco!

Even better, they're all worth way more than their package price - from Ciate's special-effect nail polishes to Elemis' luxury skincare set, these are a real beauty investment.

Here's how we think you should be counting down to a beautiful Christmas this year... (And if you fancy getting your hands on Benefit's Coated Candy calendar, you can win one in our festive beauty giveaway right here!)

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