It’s almost that time of year again and Christmas is definitely in the air. I can’t believe we’re just over a week away from December; this year has been a really busy one for me, and it feels like time has just flown by. December 1st marks the first day for Advent calendars and I’ve seen some of the best ones yet. I’m sharing the best beauty Advent calendars for 2017 so you can find the one that’s perfect for you! There are so many different options at various price points and they’re all worth taking a look at.

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The Body Shop consistently has some of my favourite Advent calendars. Every year, their team creates calendars and holiday gifts based on a theme, and this year was all about “kidulting,” embracing your inner child and having a little fun. They have four calendars available this year: 25 Days of Game-Changing Advent-ure ($139 – my personal favourite), 25 Days of Game-Changing Advent-ure Ultimate ($169), 25 Days of Game-Changing Advent-ure Standard ($99) and 24 Days of Beauty ($69). They each feature a slew of The Body Shop favourites and hide cute games and messages behind each box. Oh, and this year a portion of every holiday gift purchased will go towards International Alert to help Syrian refugee children.

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L’Occitane has one of the most luxurious Advent calendars ($69) out there – it’s jam-packed with fab skincare and body goodies that will have you feeling amazing all holiday season. This year, they’ve also introduced a Premium Version ($134) of their Advent calendar for an even more luxe experience.

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If you’re a lipstick lover, the NYX Cosmetics Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar ($65) is a must-have. This calendar features 24 days of lippies, including their Butter Gloss, Lip Lingerie and Matte Lipstick, in a range of gorgeous shades. It’s the perfect way to widen your lip wardrobe and you can share the shades that don’t work for you with your pals!

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If you really want to spoil yourself or someone special, the Charlotte Tilbury Naughty & Nice Magic Box ($250) is the way to go. This 12-day calendar is full of both full size and deluxe minis of some of her best-selling items like the Magic Cream Moisturizer and Lip Lustre Lip Gloss.

 

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This year, Quo has two Advent calendar options. The 12 Days of Colorful Healthy Nails contains 12 pretty Quo by Orly shades, while the 12 Days of Beauty has some of their favourite makeup items to get you holiday ready. Both are priced at $40 and are available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

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The Kiehl’s x Kate Moross Advent Calendar ($89) is another that will have you feeling fantastic this season – with 23 skin and body products and a surprise inside, you’ll be able to find new favourites and fall back in love with others. I love the design of this one, which was created by artist Kate Moross.

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I can’t wait to dig into the Decléor Hello December Surprise Me! calendar. It’s full of deluxe samples from their bestselling ranges – and it even includes three full-size products to add to your collection. This luxe calendar is a skincare addict’s dream come true.

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Hands down, Artdeco has one of the best calendar’s for beauty lovers every year. This year’s calendar ($86 at Shoppers Drug Mart) is no different and I highly recommend it. It’s made up of 20 full-size products, 3 samples and even comes with a bonus Optimum points offer – pick up a couple for gifts and your girls will love you.

PS. Now might be a good time to pick up your calendar for this year so you can take advantage of this weekend’s Black Friday specials!

 

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Attention Canadian beauty lovers – iconic makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s line finally launches in Canada today! I’ve pined over this brand for a while and lost it when I found out a few months ago that it was finally making its way overseas to the Great White North. As of today (June 22), the line is available at Holt Renfrew Bloor St, and will be coming to Holt Renfrew Vancouver the week of July 6th. Don’t want to wait or can’t make it in store? A Canadian version of the e-comm site is now available. Charlotte Tilbury, easily one of the world’s best makeup artists, has created a gorgeous line that brings professional results – I’m absolutely loving the products that I’ve tried so far.

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When it comes to makeup, one of the easiest questions to ask ourselves is “who do you want to be today?” Charlotte has 10 iconic looks at the heart of her collection to help make achieving any look easy… And today, I’m really feeling the Vintage Vamp. This Gatsby inspired look is sexy, smoky and has a killer 1920’s feel that I absolutely love. This look does take a little time but the result is stunning – perfect for a night out on the town.

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Products used for this look: The Vintage Vamp Luxury Palette, Rock’n’Kohl Eye Liner in Barbarella Brown, Full Fat Lashes Mascara, Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Savage Rose, K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Night Crimson, Lip Lustre in Unleash Me & Cheek to Chic Blusher in Love Is The Drug.

I’ve tried out both the lighter daytime version of this look, which is soft and feminine, and the darker, more sultry nighttime look. Check them both out below and let me know what you think!

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This is the daytime version of the look. Colour is light and fresh, making the eyes bright and leaving skin glowing. K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Night Crimson is worn as more of a stain for a lighter finish and a bit of a bitten flush.

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The nighttime version of this look bring a lot more drama, with bold, smokey eyes and tons of colour on the lips. I’m so, so in love with this look. What do you think?

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Toronto area ladies – if you’re around on June 24th you can meet Charlotte Tilbury in person! She’ll be at Holt Renfrew Bloor St on June 24th from 6-8 pm to help launch the line. I’ll be there – hope to see some of you there as well! Please come up and say hi if you see me, I would love to meet you!

Will you be checking out the Charlotte Tilbury line now that it’s made its way over here?


Disclaimer: This post contains samples sent by the brand’s PR company for review, but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo.

 

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