Mum forget to send you an advent calendar up? In need of a much deserved treat after basically moving in to Hallward? Beauty advent calendars have seen a huge growth in popularity, giving our classic chocolate calendars a run for their money. We’ve rounded up the best of this year’s beauty calendars, a great pre Christmas gift or post-essay treat and also a fab way to discover new brands and products.

No7 25 Days of Beauty Wonders Advent Calendar £38, Boots

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Featuring an array of skincare and beauty products, worth a whooping £148, No7 are leading the competition with this gorgeous bundle. Beat the winter skin blues with this calendar and don’t forget your Boots card!

Marks & Spencer Beauty Calendar, £25, Marks & Spencers

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The magazines have been raving about M&S’s beauty calendar and its certainly justified. This beauty gem is filled with festive treats a selection of amazing brands such as Rituals, Ren and Stila.

Yankee Advent House in the Snow, £27.99, Yankee Candle

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Even better this calendar is now half price at £13.99 – making it a very affordable alternative countdown to Christmas. Everyday up to the 24th reveals a tea light candle in one of Yankee’s seasonal scents including our personal fave – Snowflake Cookie. This candle is definitely worth the price tag.

Benefit, Party Poppers, £34.50, Benefit

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Each of the doors reveal one of Benefit’s’ cult classes, and even opens with a festive song! The calendar is a perfect way to add a bit of variety to your make up collection – its hard to go wrong with Benefit and we recon this would make a great present for your sister and pals!

Bomb Cosmetics Advent Calendar £24.99, Very.com

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Lucky enough to be blessed with a bath in your student house? The Bomb Cosmetics Advent calendar contains 24 mini soaps and bath blasters, ideal for the perfect pamper evening, cue Hugh Grant and Love Actually with your housemates after.

Charlotte Tilbury, The Book of Makeup Magic, £150, Selfridges

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This is probably what dreams are made of, and for most of us students, probably just that, dreams. Although it only begins from the twelfth day it is an ideal opportunity to sample Charlotte’s favourite products and we’re swooning over the packaging. With a good mixture of makeup and skin care, if you’re feeling ambitious, throw this on your Christmas wish list.

Hayley Burrows & Bianca Casaus

Images: Boots, Marks & Spencer, Very, Amazon, Selfridges, Benefit 

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