Are you bored of the usual advent calendars of sweets and chocolates? Thanks to many beauty brands hopping on the bandwagon, advent calendars have become entertaining for beauty lovers like us. This year, we’re looking forward to this wonderful obsession with pure delight and a round-up of the best on the beauty market.
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Maybe you want to treat a friend or reward yourself for your hard work, choosing the Penhaligon’s advent calendar will be the most unforgettable fun activity of the season. Behind each door is a fragrant surprise to suit every occasion or gathering during the festive holidays. It’s packaged beautifully with every product fitting perfectly in your handbag no matter the size. We adore the enchanting scents of Artemisia, Blenheim Bouquet, Iris Prima, Juniper Sling, Luna, Orange Blossom, Quercus, Empressa, Endymion Concentre–all in a mini 5ml size. We simply love the Rose Lip Balm in 15g, Violet Lip Balm in 15g and Maduro Leaf Candle in 75g among other wonderful gifts. It’s priced at HKD $3,950 and super hard to resist opening everything at once!
Penhaligon’s International Finance Center, 3025A, ifc mall, 1 Harbour View St, +852 2359 3001, www.penhaligons.com
Christmas has never been more beautiful with The Ritual of Advent Deluxe Calendar in 3D priced at HKD $880. Bask in luxurious products behind every window that sparkles with festive lights and come gorgeously wrapped in a gift box. The Rituals Advent Calendars include a unique selection of four special advent candles and fine fragrances including Oriental Vetiver, Sacred Saffron, Savage Garden, and Precious Amber. The Ritual of Advent Deluxe Calendar in 3D is available at Rituals stores in Hong Kong starting November 11 while other gift sets are now available in stores.
Rituals Times Square Shop No. B221B, Basement 2, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.rituals.com
The festive holiday is looming and one of the most coveted beauty advent calendars makes it even more exciting. Inside this treasure box is every girl’s dream with 15 full-sized and 10 travel-sized products for hair, face, and skin. It’s a real compilation of the best and most luxurious products thoughtfully put together in the name of love and beauty.
What can you expect? There’s Dr. Barbara Sturm’s anti-aging primer for your skin to help with the endless holiday parties. We adore the nude liquid lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury along with Costa Brazil’s all-natural body oil making sure our skin is enriched with vitamins A and E despite the chilly weather. Susanne Kaufmann’s herbal whey bath is also present and provides the perfect remedy to soothe a weary mind and body, while Joanna Vargas’ bright eye hydrating masks could help hide the hangover under-eye bags. Each item is set to cater to all your holiday beauty needs.
Fortnum & Mason
From the beautiful packaging to everything inside this magic box, the beauty advent calendar from Fortnum and Mason is heaven-sent. It’s filled with surprises handpicked from Fortnum’s iconic beauty hall with 25 drawers of the most nourishing skincare, make-up, haircare, bath, body, and wellness treats. The carefully curated items include a wide range of luxury brands from Chantecaille, Penhaligon’s, Fresh, Guerlain, Patchology, Aurelia, Sisley and Sol De Janeiro. This wonderful advent calendar is the perfect present for yourself! You can also share the fun of opening each mini door with friends or colleagues to celebrate the spirit of sharing.
L’Occitane products are always classic and timeless. It’s perfect for all seasons and occasions. That’s why the much-loved classic beauty advent calendar of L’Occitane is back for 2019 and answers all our wishes. The calendar is designed like a book with every product telling a story about the almond tree. Did you know? In the 1950s, almond trees completely disappeared from the Provence landscape. It was only in 2000 when L’Occitane with the help of producers decided to reintroduce almond trees back onto the hills of Provence. Making this gift box even more meaningful is the lovely tale of passion for sustainability. Open up each day with everything from shower gels, shampoos, soaps, to eau de toilette all filled with love.
One of our all-time favorites is Charlotte Tilbury when it comes to beauty products. This year, we’re in awe of the beauty advent calendar “Glittering Galaxy of Makeup Magic”, making us feel giddy like a child all over again. The precious pack is comprised of 12 of its bestselling products. Prepare to captivated by Charlotte’s infamous Magic Cream (15ml), Legendary Lashes mascara, and Wonderglow glowing primer (15ml). What’s even more surprising is that you’ll find four of these products in full-size. It also includes the crowd-favorite Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk. We also love the bag-friendly sizes of other products making it easy to carry during holidays and even parties. This one is high up on our wishlist if you’re reading this, Santa!
No one is ever too old for an advent calendar. This special set from Atelier Cologne makes Christmas a brighter time of year. We love the creativity behind the curated products that include organic products of Atelier Cologne collections. We love the perfumes most especially the Orange Sanguine & Clémentine California. There’s simply one for every occasion! You’ll also find three versions of hand creams, body lotions, and shower gels. The two leather cases of orange and aqua blue are delightful treats making the unboxing process a lovely experience. We’re certain anyone who receives this gift will feel the love in the air.
Atelier Cologne www.ateliercologne.com
Discover tiny surprises and lucky charms in every door of the Diptyque advent calendar this year. You’ll find 25 reasons to embrace the festive season in a colorful setting of emblematic products in various sizes. The treasure trove features candles, eau de toilette, eau de parfum and skincare products. We particularly love the 2019 limited edition creations of metal pendants and pine protector in 70g candle, as well as scented gestures of rose water scent patch plus shower oil. After unlocking each surprise in this calendar, the box can be kept to store its own lucky charms to keep the warm holiday memories.