All the advent calendars you can get this festive season

Counting down the days


By Wei Yeen Loh

All the advent calendars you can get this festive season

What’s even better than slowly ticking off dates of your calendar as you count down to Christmas? Replacing that calendar with an advent calendar, obviously. There’s nothing as thrilling as opening the flap of each date to unveil what’s in store for you.

While advent calendars are super popular in the UK (cult favourites usually sell out in a day!), the trend has caught up to our shores this year with a few beauty brands bringing in limited quantities of such calendars in store. If you’re interested in buying one of these to celebrate the festive season, here are five that are available in Malaysia:  


Diptyque’s Advent Calendar this year brings a constellation of must-haves for any beauty lover. In collaboration with French street artist Philippe Baudelocque, the calendar features spectacular celestial animals and aligning comets on the exterior. Expect Diptyque’s bestselling products behind each flap—a curated range of miniatures such as Vinaigre de Toilette, both mini-candles and full-sized candles, and deluxe body care.


Jo Malone London

This luxurious advent calendar features fun-sized versions of Jo Malone London’s favourites, from colognes in signature scents (Lime Basil & Mandarin, Pomegranate Noir, Peony & Blush Suede and more!) to festive candles such as the Sweet Almond & Macaroon Miniature Candle that you can prep your home with right before guests pop by this festive season.



L’Occitane’s Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar this year takes on a chic illustration designed by renowned French artist, Kanako. Inside the beautifully-illustrated calendar is 24 of the brand’s most popular products, from the Shea Butter Hand Cream and Cherry Blossom Shower Gel to Almond Milk Concentrate and Arlésienne Eau de Toilette.


A fan of UK-based online luxury beauty retailer LookFantastic? Their 2017 Advent Calendar will make your year with tiers of awesome surprises waiting to be unboxed. Not to mention, how snazzy is the flora and fauna-inspired design? While nothing has been unveiled just yet, all we know is that there are major swag in each drawer that any beauty junkie would love, including the Lookfantastic x High Definition Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette worth RM165.


The Body Shop

So what’s next after Christmas? Another advent till New Year, of course! The Body Shop has one more calendar you can take on before the year ends with pampering essentials that will come in handy before and after the slew of parties you’ve got lined up. We’re talking matte lipsticks, glitter dusts and face masks to prep you just in time for your NYE-ready look.


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