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When was the last time you got an Advent Calendar? I remember when I was a child and my Advent Calendars were filled with chocolate, but as I grew up, those became such a fond memory… I always equated Advent Calendars to chocolate and children, never for us grown and fabulous adults! Boy, where the hell have I been? It was not until I was perusing the Atlanta L’Occitane store that I realized just how awesome they can be for adults! Instead of chocolate, how about must-have makeup and skincare finds? Perfume, booze, you name, they have an advent calendar for it!
So as we dive into the holiday season, I thought it would be a lot of fun to share with you some of the hottest Beauty Advent Calendars that are still available and make perfect gifts for yourself and your homegirls and/or loved ones! Right?
And if you are asking yourself the purpose of an Advent Calendar, asides for the countdown to Christmas… Girl, what a better way to sample some of the best in beauty and skincare? Right? Many of these calendars feature samples of a brands product line and if you want to get really serious, some even feature full size options at an amazing deal! Check out the ones that we are in love with!
Holiday’s Must Have Beauty Advent Calendars!
Ciate Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Set
What’s Inside: “This year’s set includes 19 minis and one full-size pot of the new and improved, long-wearing, GELOLOGY formulation. Five of these are new and exclusive shades. The set also features a mini treatment base coat and a magical top coat so you can dazzle through the party season. Each product is tucked into its own box for the ultimate unwrapping experience.”
Where to get it: Sephora.com
Bare Minerals Box Of Wonders
What’s Inside: “This 24-piece makeup gift set makes every day a joyful celebration: each door reveals a mini bareMinerals® product or a glamorous surprise. This gift collection of mini skin, complexion, eye and lip essentials-plus two special gifts that’ll wow! You’ll check everything off a beauty lover’s wish list with the rich colors, decadent textures, luxe finishes and complexion-loving skincare in this big box of wonders.”
Where to get it: BareMinerals.com & Amazon.com
Clarins 24-Pc. Advent Calendar Gift Set
What’s Inside: “Twenty-four days of gifts! Makeup and skincare surprises, one for every day of your holiday countdown. This gathering of full sizes, travel sizes, samples and accessories makes a can’t-miss holiday gift!”
Where to get it: Macys.com
EstheChoc Beauty Chocolate Advent Calendar
What’s Inside: 24 individually wrapped portions of chocolate that is good for the skin! Improve skin from within thanks to Esthechoc’s Beauty Advent Calendar. This daily chocolate supplement combines the power of nature with scientific evidence to offer a daily boost for your skin. Ideal as a unique gift for the beauty lover in your life.
Where to get it: Harrods.com
MAD Beauty ASOS Exclusive 12 Day Advent Calendar
What’s Inside: The 12 door MAD Beauty advent calendar includes a range of hair, skin and nail products, behind each door! Filled with surprise pampering gifts, this is sure to be a treat for your fellow Curvy Fashionista!
Where to get it: ASOS.com
What’s Inside: “British beauty favorite Ciaté London’s premium quality cosmetics come with a pretty, fun and fearless edge. This pigment-packed, long-wear collection is designed with you in mind – from ground-breaking innovation in nail art, polish and treatments to the very best in creative color and makeup.”
Where to get it: ASOS.com
The Vintage Cosmetic Company Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar
What’s Inside: “This Luxury Beauty 24-day advent calendar from The Vintage Cosmetic Company has a full-size beauty tool or accessory behind every door so by the time Christmas arrives, you’ll have beauty at your fingertips.”
Where to Get It: QVC.com
What’s Inside: “Irresistible Treats You’ll Want to Share! Featuring a selection of must-have skin care, body and bath, and hand care gifts.”
Where to Get it: USA.Loccitane.com
25 Days Of Game Changing Advent-ures Advent Calendar
What’s Inside: “This holiday season, The Body Shop has re-imagined Beauty Advent Calendars in a brand new, wonderfully playful way. As well as being filled with a selection of your favorite beauty treats; from body care and skincare, to makeup and accessories, these advent calendars are also hiding a few more surprises behind their doors”
Where to Get It: TheBodyShop.com
No7 Beauty Advent Calendar
What’s Inside: “Indulge yourself this Christmas with a daily dose of beauty. With an amazing selection of luxurious skincare and gorgeous makeup treats waiting to be revealed behind each door, the countdown to Christmas has never been so exciting.”
Where to Get It: Walgreens.com
ORIGINS Give Joy Advent Calendar Collection
What’s Inside: “A limited-edition super set of Origins best-sellers so you can say hello to your old favorites or find your new love.”
Where to Get It: Nordstrom.com
Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Magic Box Beauty Advent Calendar
What’s Inside: “Darlings, what could be better than a surprise treat every day for 12 days? My Naughty and Nice Magic Box is BACK and better than ever, featuring 12 best-selling ICONIC makeup treasures wrapped up in a glamorous, gorgeous box, making it the perfect beauty advent calendar or gift for a loved one, with lots of full-sized and mini best-sellers for everyone!”
Where to Get It: charlottetilbury.com
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar
What’s Inside: “Pucker up for 24 days of bright, bold color! The NYX Professional Makeup’s Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar is here with fan faves behind every door. From their soft and silky Butter Gloss to velvety-smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream, there’s no telling which top picks you’ll find inside this limited-edition box of goodies.”
Where To Get It: ULTA.com
ULTA 12 Days of Beauty
What’s Inside: “Ulta’s 12 Days of Beauty is the perfect gift for yourself or any beauty enthusiast. Inside each box is a beauty surprise, featuring trendy and unique formulas designed to inspire your creativity!”
Where to Get It: Ulta.com
12 Days of Beauty Calendar by Feelunique
What’s Inside: “Every morning in the countdown to Christmas you can wake up and open one of the glittery doors to reveal a beauty treat picked by us. From lip creams and palettes to moisturisers and eye liners the calendar is crammed full with some our favourite brands (NYX Professional Makeup, Elizabeth Arden we’re looking at you!).”
Where to Get It: US.FeelUnique.com
12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
What’s Inside: “Get merry and bright with the 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, a Target Exclusive! This unique curation is a great way to sample favorite items from some of our top brands to keep you looking and feeling festive all season long. An unbelievable value!”
Where to Get It: Target.com
I mean. I need that NYX one… for the lips? And girl, if I did not have a standing appointment with Terrance Terry on the nails, I would make the Ciate one mine. But, I do love the Target Beauty Box options, too! Ohhh but that No7 one? Eeek! Sooo many great options here!
But you have to move fast, because many of uber cool ones have already sold out and I find myself a little sad that I could not share my uber fave one… as it is only shipped in the UK. Many of the uber cool advent calendars are only for the UK. Womp Womp. BUT, the ones above we shared are pretty cool, right?
Are you an Advent Calendar fan? Which ones do you get for yourself? Rock for the holiday season?