Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Best of Beauty Advent Calendars

Good morning guys! This morning I thought I would share one of my favorite parts of the holiday season: ADVENT CALENDARS! If you're not familiar, they come in all different combinations and general have 24 boxes...one to open on each day of December leading up to Christmas. I was never familiar with chocolate ones or especially beauty ones until I went to England in 2014. Since then, SO many brands have been putting them out here in the States and this year is a wonderful year for budget friendly beauty and skincare options. 
Advent Calendars

For the beauty lover: 
Similar in terms of size and cost to the Target Beauty Box, this one gives you a good bang for your buck, as you get all sorts of different products at Target prices! For only $25, there is no risk with gifting this one or keeping it for yourself. I already ordered it and cannot wait to start trying out new brands and affordable products!
This one is probably my favorite of the season! I have never tried a lot of the "holy grail" Benefit products like Bene-tint and Hoola bronzer, but this calendar comes with little minis! I love that they include almost all of their most raved about products because I get to try all of them before I fully invest. It's a little pricier at $45, but still an amazing gift for the girl who loves to try new products or for yourself if you just want to get your feet wet in benefit products, like me. If it is sold out at the link above, try here!
NYX Wanderlust
This one is SUCH a gem and I know people who love their matte lipsticks will LOVE this box. I know my sister will freak out. It comes with a range of their very popular matte lipsticks and eye shadows and is such a good price at only $50. This would be great as a gift to a massive beauty guru, but also good to split up and give as small gifts to bible study friends, sorority sisters, etc in a cute little coffee mug or something! 
  For the skincare fiend:
Yall, I have never tried anything from L'Occitane but I am SO tempted. Every time I pass the store it smells so good and all of the products have such a wide range. You get shampoo and conditioner sets, hand creme, shower gel, etc and it all sounds so amazing! I personally think this would be a great "mom" gift to make December exciting as it gets close to Christmas and have a few pamper nights! 
Nuxe Beauty Countdown
  This one is so luxurious and so precious! All the Parisian inspired packing makes it a perfect gift for anyone you really want to make feel special without totally burning through your wallet. I've never tried it, but the brand as a whole has really good reviews, so buying a set like this is the perfect way to test it out! 
  For the polish lover:
Ciate Nail Collection
This set comes with 18 mini nails polishes, 1 full size polish, 2 nail toppers, 2 nail treatments, and a mini nail file. I swear, if I didn't bite my nails down to nothing I'd have gotten this the minute I saw it. It's another good one that can be gifted as a whole or broken down into multiple smaller gifts and will literally work for everyone from your little sister to your cousin you never see. It's a good one for sure!
  For the lover of luxury:
Charlotte Tilbury
 This one is the dream, y'all. It's $200, so like not in my budget this year at all, but it is beautiful for sure. Charlotte Tilbury is known for being super high quality, so really you'd spend $200 on only a few full size products, which makes this a steal if you've got the cash to spend. It's a great way to see what you like/don't like and you can't go wrong with a brand like Charlotte Tilbury.
 I am giving away a Target 12 Days of Beauty Favs Advent calendar here, so make sure you enter!!
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