How is it nearly Christmas again?!?!? No seriously, the last time I looked it was March! My other half is obsessed with Beauty Advent Calendars. Not only do I have to listen to her talk about the female calendars (I deserve a medal) but it seems like there is a new one released every other day.
Last year I thought was 'peak' beauty advent calendars but again I was wrong. You can see my posts from 2016 here, 2017 here 2018 here that we still don't rank highly thought of by some brands when it comes to releasing an advent calendar, already 2019 is a pretty poor show, but I have found at least three calendars that have stood out and caught my eye.
First up we have Clarins, a brand who has for many years created a calendar for men and women. This time, the advent calendar takes on the shape of a treasure and inside there are 12 products waiting to be found.
I have a bit of a love hate relationship with Clarins, their eye cream did absolutely nothing for me but the Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate I really like. This advent calendar comes with a £60 price tag later this month and below you can find a full list of what is inside.
- ClarinsMen Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream 20ml
- ClarinsMen Active Hand Care 75ml
- Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate 100ml
- 7 Day Double Serum Sample 4.9g
- Hydra-Essentiel Lip Balm 3ml
- Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil 5g
- ClarinsMen Super Moisture Balm 12ml
- ClarinsMen Shampoo & Shower 30ml
- Fresh Face Scrub 15ml
- ClarinsMen Super Moisture Gel 12ml
- Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate 100ml
- ClarinsMen Active Face Wash 30ml
ASOS Face + Body is similar with product content to that of 2018 and the price has remained the same at £35. Inside there is 12 products from brand such as L'Oreal, American Crew and Rituals.
Inside the box, are smaller boxes containing all 12 of the products and for me, this advent calendar is one of the best to come from ASOS since I started my annual review. A full list of contents can be found below, but if you don't want to know what is inside, scroll quick to see what the third calendar has on offer.
- 31st State Roll On Deodorant: Full Size
- Barber Pro Eye Mask x3: Full Size
- LAB SERIES: Oil Control Clay Cleanser & Mask: 30ml
- L'Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energy Sheet Mask: Full Size
- America Crew Classic Fibre: 50gm
- Mens Society Beard Oil: Full Size
- SKYN ICELAND Glacial Face Wash: 30ml
- The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid: Full Size
- Murdock London Beard Moisturiser: 50ml
- Rituals Samurai Shave Cream: 70ml
- MEN:U Facial Moisturiser Lift 15ml
- House 99 All Bright Natural Bronzing Moisturising Gel: 20ml
The final advent calendar that has really caught my attention if the Next x Fabled by Marie Claire Advent and it isn't one I was expecting to find if I am totally honest. The Fabled store is just up the road from my office and they house some incredible brands, some of which can be found inside this calendar.
Featuring some of my favourite brands such as L'Occitane and Hawkins & Brimble plus there are some brands like House 99 that I would quite like to try. This is a 24 day Advent Calendar and it is priced at £65 (here) with the contents being worth over £210, so it is quite the saving if you are wanting to discover some new brands or become reacquainted with some old favourites. Again, if you don't want to see the full list of contents, then look away now!
- Green People Exfoliating Facial Scrub 30ml
- L’Occitane Cedrat Shower Gel 75ml
- House 99 All Bright Bronzing Moisturiser 20ml
- Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 50ml
- Hugo Boss Boss Bottled 5ml
- Barber Pro Gentlemen’s Sheet Mask
- Mo Bro’s Winter Spice Beard Balm 15ml
- This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 5ml
- Marvis Classic Strong Mint Toothpaste 25ml
- Percy Nobleman Beard Wash 30ml
- Men’s Society Zing Shampoo & Body Wash 50ml
- Ted Baker Beard Oil 45ml
- Clinique for Men Face Scrub 15ml
- House 99 Smooth Back Shaping Pomade 15ml
- Mr Natty Shave Oil 30ml
- Hawkins & Brimble Face Wash 150ml
- 31st State Hair Putty 100ml
- Hawkins & Brimble Eye Cream 20ml
- Men-u Shave & Cleanse Duo 2 x 15ml
- Dr Botanicals Advanced Anti Fatigue Vit C Serum 30ml
- Brighton Beard Company Mandarin & Cedarwood Beard Oil 10ml
- Gunslingers Matt Shaper Wax 75ml
- Monuskin Skin Salvage Men’s Moisturiser 30ml
- Hugo Boss Boss The Scent 5ml
This calendar is available within the next few days, so definitely one to keep a look out for, either as a treat for your mister or as a gift for yourself.
As always, I am hoping there will be more advent calendars for us males out there, but the one product that has really caught my eye comes from Mankind. How about you?