Build your own beauty advent calendar

Build your own beauty advent calendar

Forget foil wrapped chocolates and sweets, finding beauty treats behind the doors of an advent calendar is much more satisfying.

Whether it is a gift card for Champneys spa resorts, hand creams or other pocket-sized beauty treats, there are lots of ways you can make your own personalised advent calendar this year.

The Christmas countdown has begun and here at Champneys HQ we’ve got plenty of miniature gifts you could include when making a calendar for yourself or a loved one

Building your own beauty advent calendar

Building your own beauty advent calendar

If you decide to build your own, there’s not been a better reason to raid the beauty shelves than going advent calendar shopping. Here’s some suggestions:

December 1

Our Harmonious Hands Restoring Hand Scrub is a Champneys therapist favourite and a great place to start your advent calendar. The revitalising hand scrub is packed with crushed apricot seeds that slough away cracked, dry and flaky skin caused by December’s cold weather. Regular exfoliation is one of the most effective ways to combat skin ageing and with refreshing top notes of jasmine and gardenia, it’s more of a treat than a chore.

December 2

Close the bathroom door and summon the nostalgia of summer with the gorgeous aroma of Heavenly Days Relaxing Shower Cream.

Scented with classic English blooms lavender, geranium and calming chamomile, it will help you create a haven of tranquillity in your own home.

December 3

As we build up to Christmas lots of people feel the pressure, so why not give the gift of Champneys?

Whoever opens the calendar on the third day will be in for a treat. Packed with sleep-inducing ingredients, lavender, chamomile, almond oil and smooth shea butter, the Heavenly Days Temple Balm will soothe the fussiest of sleepers off to a peaceful slumber. Sink into your pillows and let the calmness of Champneys wash over you for a good nights rest.

December 4

Treat yourself or someone special to a Champneys gift card. From 13th November we are offering an extra 20% free, simply select the amount you wish to spend and we’ll top it up with an extra 20% at checkout. Whether it’s used on products, a spa day or stay, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. It can be redeemed at any one of our resorts, including our brand new state-of-the-art Champneys spa at Eastwell Manor.

December 5

Nothing is more satisfying after a stressful day at work than long relaxing soak in the bath.

Sink into Natures Treat Nourishing Bath Milk, rich in almond oil it softens and nourishes dry skin to leave you feeling brand-new.

Bath milk

December 6

Quality make-up applicators are as important as good high calibre make-up and the Brushworks Assorted Make Up Sponges from Feel Unique are a savvy pack of sponges that are ideal for foundation, blush and concealer.

December 7

Even though summer seems like a long way away it is always nice to be reminded of the season and our Summer Dream Rewarding Shower Gel does exactly this.

This refreshing shower gel bursts with summer fruit scents like peach, mango, orange and passion fruit bringing a summer holiday to your shower. The result is moisturised and cleansed skin.

December 8

The Luxury Body Polisher will help cleanse and massage your body and is recommended by our expert therapists.

December 9

The Champneys Facial Brush deeply cleanses your skin and exfoliates away dead skin cells, leaving you with a radiant complexion. Use the facial brush daily with gentle circular movements.

December 10

Mid to late December is generally when your office Christmas party will take place and therefore our Ruby Nail Varnish is a great gift to give during this time of December.

Our Ruby Nail Polish will give you a pop of colour ahead of the party, but make sure you shake the bottle well before you use it and apply two coats for the best effect.

Ruby Nail Varnish

December 11

If you’ve been wearing high heels or new shoes a lot over the festive season you may have found that you’ve developed cracked heels. The Barefoot Beauty Restoring Cracked Heel Balm that we’ve developed deeply nourishes and rejuvenates cracked heels.

Just massage the heel balm onto your clean feet in the morning and evening to bring a spring back into your step.

December 12

If you’re struggling to sleep in the build up to Christmas (maybe your too excited ahead of the big day), then the Champneys Eye Mask is a great accessory for your advent calendar. Eye masks are generally considered to be the simplest and one of the most effective methods to help you sleep.

December 13

Our Body Brush helps stimulate circulation, improve your skin texture and helps get rid of cellulite.

Our therapists recommend that you brush upwards in firm sweeping motions from your feet towards the heart and that you use the product on dry skin or in the shower.

December 14

The Professional Nail File is another great addition to your beauty advent calendar and it is used by all of Champneys nail technicians. It creates the perfect nail shape and length and can help prevent your nails from splitting.

Professional Nail File

December 15

Only available in our shop, the Champneys Cosmetic Bag is the perfect gift for Christmas as this quirky make up bag shows off our unique heritage.

December 16

A hair brush is something you use regularly and is a great Christmas gift to give or receive. The Head Jog 101 Nylon Bristle Brush from Salons Direct is a professional brush that comes with lots of good recommendations.

December 17

With the Rimmel London Brow This Way Eyebrow Kit  you can get the perfect high impact eye brows. The long lasting formula means you’ll only have to use it once a day.

December 18

You may have had some late nights in the build up to Christmas, but with the YourGoodSkin ProVitamin Overnight Moisturiser Cream you can keep your skin hydrated and looking healthy. Just apply it before you go to sleep for a refreshed morning look.

December 19

If you’re looking for a concealer and blending brush the So Eco Duo Brush Set from Very is the perfect present for you. It combines a number of brushes allowing you to shape, shade, define and smudge your make up. 

December 20

After a run of Christmas parties and ahead of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we all feel like our skin needs a bit of a detox.

Our Detox Skin Firming Shower Scrub helps remove surface impurities and makes your skin feel smoother. To get best results you’ll need to massage the cream into damp skin and then rinse it away with warm water.

Detox Skin Firming Shower Scrub

December 21

Laura Pearson-Smith, who runs the beauty, style and travel blog A Life With Frills, recommends Murad’s Eye Lift Firming Treatment.

She says, “A cooling, lifting and firming treat for your post-festive party eyes. It de-puffs and makes you look awake.”

December 22

There is nothing more relaxing than a Champneys massage and with the Heavenly Days Relaxing Massage Oil you can create your own spa experience. The oil boasts a number of aromas and it will help relax your mind and body.

December 23

If you’ve got family and friends coming around your home over the festive period you might want to include a set of 6 mini guest soaps within your advent calendar.

December 24

By now you will be in the Christmas spirit and the Yankee Candle Christmas Magic jar provides 25 to 40 hours of fragrance. The signature jar candle boasts classic Christmas scents – balsam and pine.

December 25

Tis the season to be pampered and to round off your advent calendar, why not spend Christmas at Champneys. Get away this Christmas and enjoy spa treatments and guided walks.

Christmas at Champneys

More great alternative advent calendars

More great alternative advent calendars

There are lots of other alternative calendars you will come across if you go advent calendar shopping and here are a few that caught our eye:

Christmas Tea Lovers Advent Calendar – If you love tea, then this advent calendar is for you. Behind each window is a tasty brew from Fortnum and Mason.

Ciate Mani Month Advent Calendar – This advent calendar is a nail enthusiasts dream as it is filled with a variety of different coloured nail varnishes, including red, green and pink.

Cheese Advent Calendar – This brie-lliant idea came from Annem, the editor in chief of So Wrong It’s Nom. The advent calendar will feature 24 cheeses and will be available in Asda stores from 9th November.