If you grew up in a household that abided by the Advent calendar every holiday season, you'll rememeber full well the excitement of opening up a piece of chocolate each day until the big day where all the presents were unloaded. The same idea still applies with beauty versions—instead of breaking your "good" streak with daily chocolate, you'll find makeup, skincare, body lotions, and more hiding behind each door. Even if you're not observing Advent, it's a fun and creative way to replenish your makeup bag. Here, we rounded up 9 beauty-themed Advent calendars filled to the brim with beauty minis.
1. Charlotte Tilbury World of Charlotte's Legendary Parties
Digging through a spread of Charlotte Tilbury's amazing makeup and skincare lineup can be considered a party in and of itself, but each of these minis will definitely come in handy when it comes to putting on a festive face.
Charlotte Tilbury | $200
2. Ciaté Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Set
Consider your nail polish arsenal for 2017 officially handled—each box houses either a nail treatment, base or top coat, nail tools, 18 mini bottles, and a full-sized lacquer in a shade exclusive to the holiday set.
Ciate | $59
3. Paul & Joe Makeup Advent Calendar
Achieving that French girl aesthetic just got a lot easier with this 12-piece makeup set, and at $85, it's much cheaper than a plane ticket to Paris solely for the sake of shopping.
Paul & Joe | $85
5. L'Occitane Advent Calendar
The holidays just got a little more merry and bright, thanks to L'Occitane's massive 24-piece set, which contains all your fragrance, skin, and bodycare needs to tough out the winter.
L'Occitane | $55
6. The Beauty Advent Calendar by ASOS
The British are coming! Jam-packed with beauty staples from across the pond, this marble-printed set is guaranteed to please Anglophiles and makeup mavens alike.
ASOS | $76
7. NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar
Why choose just one shade of nude when you can have 24? Swatch the respective baker's dozens of nude shadow and beige-toned liquid lipstick until you find your most-flattering hue.
NYX | $50
8. Benefit Girl O'Clock Rock Makeup Set
As if getting 12 of the brand's most-popular minis weren't exciting enough, a song plays each time you break open one of the tiny doors, giving the term "greatest hit" somewhat of a double meaning.
Benefit Cosmetics | $45
9. Ulta 12 Days of Beauty Gift Set
That partridge in a pear tree has some pretty stiff competition against this 12-piece gift set, which houses just about everything you need to fill your makeup bag to its breaking point, along with some fun extras.
Ulta | $18