In the run-up to every Christmas, there always comes one must-have gift well into adulthood: last year, it was the 'Pippa palette'.
This year, Irish women are dying to get their hands on some sample sized goods - the No7 Ultimate Beauty Calendar at Boots. Such is the interest in this must-have for makeup lovers, more than 4,300 women (and counting) are already on the waiting list - and it's not even available for purchase until October 24. The limited edition set has products by the cult beauty brand worth over €200, but is being sold for €50.
No7 has reached cult status in recent years with a range of hero products including the Protect & Perfect range, which regularly sells out and also boast lengthy waiting lists. This, however, features 25 different makeup and skincare products to trial over the festive season.
It's clear that beauty Advent calendars are the go-to gift this Christmas season, at the recent Boots Christmas preview, each major beauty brand had its own to boast about include Sleek and Benefit, while elsewhere, luxury brands like Charlotte Tilbury, €170 (available at charlottetilbury.com) and and bareMinerals Box of Wonders ,€87 (available at Brown Thomas) both have impressive offerings this year.
Irish fake tan company Cocoa Brown has upped its game this season and and introduced their first Cocoa Brown 12 Days of Tan Christmas calendar featured full-size products for €69.965