Yes, it might only just be September but it's never too early to start thinking about Christmas - and more importantly, your advent calendar.

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And if you were ever going to pimp yours out from the bog-standard chocolate (or shock, a simple picture version) it's now.

We're talking about beauty advent calendars, jam packed with mini versions of your favourite nail polishes, lipsticks, bath goodies, make-up, skincare and more. That's certainly something that'll get us springing out of bed on a cold, frosty December morn.

For 2017, there's even more brands offering one, but you better be quick to bag one if you don't want to be disappointed come December...

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar 2017, £300

Jo Malone London have come up trumps again with their beaut of an advent calendar. Colourful, cool and crammed full of Jo Malone London goodies. Available exclusively to Harrods from October and nationwide from November.

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2017, £150

It might only be a 12-day advent calendar but along with some of Charlotte Tilbury's best-selling products inside, the box doubles up as a jewellery or make-up case for post-xmas.

Available from October 5th in Charlotte Tilbury stores and online, and nationwide from October 12th.

Holland & Barrett Ethical Advent Calendar, £35

Available in stores from 18th October 2017, the line-up includes cult natural beauty products like Weleda Skin Food, Trilogy Rose Hip Oil and Yes to Charcoal Face Wipes.

Decleor Advent Calendar 2017, £65



Includes 24 skin saviours from Decleor's bestselling ranges, including Hydra Floral and Aurabsolu, plus three full-size products.

No7 Advent Calendar 2017, £40


Last year's offering caused a stampede with waiting lists and stores selling out - mark October 25th in your diary, when this one goes on sale.

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2017, £35 (when you spend £35 on clothing and home)


If you want to break out of beauty rut and try something new, this is the calendar for you, with brands including REN, Percy and Reed and Eyeko.

Liz Earle’s 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar 2017, £66

Hitting stores 28th September, Liz Earle aficionados will love the surprises in each box with skincare, fragrance and more.

Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2017, £256


You'll smell pretty as a peach (or pink pepper, in this case) with Molton Brown's 24 surprises!

lookfantastic Beauty in Wonderland Advent Calendar, £79

On sale on October 10th, this beauty box contains sample sizes as well as full-sized products and beauty tools.

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