Because Charlotte Tilbury trumps chocolate, every single time

If you're the kind of girl who squirrels away beauty samples and buys perfume bottles in miniature, not because you plan on actually using them but because they're just so damn adorable, then this, dear hoarder, is for you: the Buro edit of the year's very best beauty advent calendars.

Instead of chocolate for breakfast, who wouldn't rather wake up to an SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, Jo Malone hand cream or Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, all in delightful miniature? Practical, thoughtful and oh-so fun (and they won't contribute to holiday season weight gain either). Scroll the gallery of our favourites above, and buy up quickly - the countdown to Christmas starts now.

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