December is around the corner, and before we know it, Christmas will be here. There are lots of ways to get into the holiday spirit, including hanging twinkle lights and stockings, playing cheery music on the radio and opening advent calendars to count down the days until Dec. 25. Each calendar slot will reveal a small gift like a toy, edible treat or beauty item — so you can enjoy receiving little surprises even before Christmas morning. In recent years, beauty advent calendars containing products like lipsticks, eyeshadows and nail polish have become so popular that many sell out fast.
For shopping made easier, we curated some of the best nail polish advent calendars on the market for kids and adults from top brands like Essie and OPI. Each kit comes with a variety of stunning colors, from seasonal shades to classic hues like black and pink for 24 days of fun (if you can wait to open each). They’re perfect for treating yourself or someone you love this holiday season.
Essie Christmas Nail Polish Advent Calendar
Most nail polish advent calendars only come with mini polishes, however this option from Essie offers a whopping eight full-size polishes, 10 mini polishes and four extra treats like nail stickers and cuticle oil. This set is a little pricier than others on our list, but worth the investment if you’re looking for a full-on treatment for prepping nails all the way to adding on designs.
OPI Holiday Nail Polish Advent Calendar
This calendar courtesy of OPI contains 25 mini bottles of nail lacquer spanning a wide range of shades, from shimmery, eye-catching reds and pinks to more neutral tones for everyday wear. Holiday-themed hues include “This Gold Sleighs Me,” “Red-y For the Holidays,” “Let’s Take an Elfie,” and “Tinsel, Tinsel ‘Lil Star.”
My First Makeup Advent Calendar
Designed for kids, this “24 days of beauty” kit includes eight small bottles of nail polish, from bright shades to glittery hue. It also comes with other goodies like a glittery nail file, matching nail separators and nail art stickers. Plus, it’s just over $20.
Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar
The 2020 edition of Ciaté London’s nail polish advent calendar is stocked with 22 polishes, one full-size glitter-infused polish and a watermelon lip oil. The colors range from soft pinks and peachy hues to shimmery shades of purple and blue like “Midnight in Paris” and “Desert Lights.”
Joyin Advent Calendar
Another kid-friendly option, this calendar contains three pretty bottles of polish, nail art stickers, a nail file and separators, plus a host of makeup items like blush, eyeshadow and lipstick.
MJartoria Advent Calendar
Retailing for just $22, this unicorn-themed calendar is equipped with two heart-shaped bottles of polish as well as two lipsticks, two glosses, two eyeshadows, two makeup brushes, rings and an assortment of cute keychains that kids will love clipping to their bag.