Growing up, Advent calendars were one of our favourite parts of the holidays. After all, who doesn't love an excuse to eat chocolate every day?
And while we still do love the edible versions, there is one type of Advent calendar that may just trump the ones from our childhood: the beauty Advent calendar.
Featuring miniature-sized versions of best-sellers and new formulas from our favourite brands, these beauty kits are pretty much the grown-up answer to the Advent calendars from our childhood. Not only are they great for treating yourself, but they also make for an excellent gift.
We've rounded up a few of our fave beauty Advent calendars for 2015 in the gallery below. But beware -- with all the goodies they contain, you'll have trouble not opening up all the little doors at once!
Featuring cult faves including L'Occitane's Almond Shower Oil, Shea Butter Hand Cream and Moisturising Lip Balm, this 24-day advent calendar is filled with Provençal treats.
$49. Available at L'Occitane En Provence stores across Canada and on ca.loccitane.com
Perfect for the polish junkie, Ciaté London's Mini Mani Month features a set of 24 nail goodies including glitter and cream polishes, nail treatments and toppers. You'll have perfectly polished tips all season long!
$71. Available at Sephora
Any true Benefit guy or gal will love the brand's Party Poppers set. Featuring 12 miniature-sized versions of their best-sellers (including they're Real! mascara, the POREfessional and high beam), you'll travel bag will be stacked for any holiday vacation. Bonus: an original holiday-themed "Bene-song" plays upon opening!
$54. Available at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and Benefit Boutique.
Courtesy The Body Shop
A beauty product a day will keep the blues away -- as will the inspirational messages that come with each gift! This 24-piece set from The Body Shop consists of everything from skincare to fragrance and makeup so you'll be feeling fab from head-to-toe. And because beauty is skin-deep, you'll feel good knowing that a family in Ethiopia will benefit from one day of safe water thanks to The Body Shop's partnership with WaterAid
$99. Available at The Body Shop.
Courtesy Charlotte Tilbury
You'll feel like the ultimate star when using Charlotte Tilbury's celeb and makeup artist-approved products including her legendary Magic Cream, Wonderglow and Goddess Skin Clay Mask. And the best part is? You'll get a sneak peek at Charlotte's not-yet-launched Magic Night Cream in the final cabinet, and be one of the first to try the sure-to-be sold-out products.
$250. Available online at www.charlottetilbury.com
and at Holt Renfrew's Bloor Street store in Toronto.
You'll have glowing skin this holiday season thanks to Clarins' "The Holiday Advent Calendar." This online exclusive contains everything from eye makeup remover to hand and nail treatment cream and Clarins' iconic Beauty-Flash Balm. There are even products for men in there, so you can share with your honey.
$55. Available at clarins.ca
Vegans will enjoy this festive set from Lush which features 12 limited-edition inventions and year-round faves from the handmade cosmetics brand. From bath bombs to bubble bars and more, you'll be feeling pampered all while getting into the holiday spirit.
$99.95. Available at Lush
Courtesy Hard Candy
Perfect for the '90s kid, this Hard Candy 12 Days Of Beauty set will bring back memories of those days spent saving up your allowance just so you could buy one of their cult classic nail polishes. And the best part? It's super affordable, with each product ringing in at less than a dollar.
$9.97. Available at Walmart and Walmart.ca
Pamper your skin this holiday season with THEFACESHOP's must-have skincare and beauty products. From face masks to nail polishes and more, you'll be looking lovely all through December.
$69. Available in stores nationwide and online at thefaceshop-america.com
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