We don’t know who first came up with the idea of a beauty advent calendar, but we do know that we owe them a great debt. Instead of chocolate guilt, we get to count down to the holiday season via the medium of pampering products, receiving 25 individual beauty boosts just as shopping stress and party season hit their peak. In the past, we’ve tried the nail polish versions and the bath bomb bonanzas, and experimented with fragrances and sample-sized skincare, but this year we got a sneak preview of NET-A-PORTER’s approach to advent and, frankly, there’s no competition.
From hair-smoothing balms such as Oribe Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream to the perfect nude lipstick (Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in No Angel is a universally flattering shade for all skin tones), this is a carefully curated ‘best of beauty’. If you’re in need of some TLC after a few late nights, let the Aromatherapy Associates Support Lavender & Peppermint Bath & Shower Oil relax your mind and body for a better night’s sleep, while skin-saving creams and masks such as Charlotte Tilbury’s cult favorite Goddess Skin Clay Mask will ensure that your skin is glowing and ready for the next celebration.