Not strictly an advent calendar but come on.. it has the doors and everything! This 12 Days of Nails variety set from Avon is a super cute gift but could definitely be used as an advent for yourself too.. and you know you’re getting a full sized polis behind every door. I think painting your nails every other day is doable AND 3 of them are actually top coats so TECHNICALLY you have 9 colours and 3 opportunities to experiment! I’ve swatched every colour below and the top coat effect polishes over the black for the best possible contrast..
I’ve spoken about Avon nail colours at length before, only positively, however these are a bit of a mixed bag. There are some real stand outs I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend (Envy being at the top of that list) and some (Cosmic Blue, I’m looking at you) very sheer formula’s that still work but need a couple of extra coats. Overall it’s an excellent set, the RRP is £55 but if you spend more than £10 online you can get it for £18 which is an absolute bargain whether it’s a gift or not, that’s £1.50 per polish!!
For reference here are the shades in swatch order – Left (top-bottom) – Magic Effects Matte Top Coat / Gel Finish in Sterling / Gel Finish in Envy / Magic Effects in Shatter / Middle – (top-bottom) – Nailwear Pro+ in Cosmic Blue / Nailwear Pro+ in Coral Reef / Magic Effects in Fringe / Gel Finish in Roses Are Red / Right (top-bottom) – Gel Finish in Limoncello / Nailwear Pro+ in Licorice / Gel Finish in Dazzle Pink / Gel Finish in Purpleicious