I am very excited that the festivities are shortly upon us! If you haven't been super organised like me it is the time to think about what we are going to buy for our loved ones this year. So I have been scouring the many fantastic beauty gifts that are out this year, and by the way, there are some belters! I have managed to cut them down to a list of ten of my personal favourites to share with you all. Whether its for your Mum, sister, daughter, friend, wife or girlfriend I'm sure there will be something on here they will love! There is even one for the fellas! All gifts are under £45, prices and links included under each review for you guys. Happy shopping!
For the Nail queen - OPI Take Ten Set
These ten fabulous mini nail polishes will make a great gift for anyone this Christmas. All killer no filler, I can guarantee that you will use all of the beautiful shades included. This is a must for all nail enthusiasts.
OPI Take ten Nail Lacquer Set
For the Beauty buff - Sali Hughes, Pretty Honest
Pretty Honest is a must have beauty bible by author Sali Hughes. She is a respected journalist & beauty editor, who has worked for the likes of the The Guardian, BBC, Cosmo, Glamour & Elle magazines. Sali gives a no nonsense approach and cuts through the hype that surrounds beauty these days and gives real advice and tips.
“In Pretty Honest, Sali Hughes draws on over 20 years of wisdom, advice and expertise to show real women how to make the most of makeup’s physically and emotionally transformative powers. Covering everything from teenage skin to mature beauty, botox to bridal make-up, sickness to good health, it's a work that is part instruction manual, part love letter to makeup – in a writing style that combines beauty editor, feminist and painfully funny best friend.”
Sali Hughes - Pretty Honest
For the one on the run - Naked on the run palette
For the jetsetter, or a Mum on the run this is a compact palette that has everything needed to create a number of gorgeous looks and can take you from day to night. All quality products from the famous Naked line, it includes 5 Eyeshadows, Bronzer, Blush, Mascara, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, Lipgloss.
Naked on the run palette
For the makeup newbie - Benefit's Fun size flirts
This Limited Edition set is perfect for someone either new to makeup or a great way to introduce someone to Benefits products. It contains 10 cute minis of their best selling products, including some of my faves, the BEST product for hiding large pores on the market, Porefessionals, and There Real! A fantastic mascara plus many other little gems.
Fun size flirts
For the Makeup Junkie - Fallen Angel Luxury Palette
Charlotte Tilbury is my obsession right now! Visit her website and ANY of her products would make fantastic gifts this Christmas. Charlotte an International Celebrity Makeup Artist, has put her know how into all her products. I've managed to only put two items into this list, but I can't tell you how much I love her brand.
One of the products I've picked is the Limited Edition Fallen Angel eyeshadow palette. The colours will suit all skin tones and can be used subtlety for a day time look or for an amazing night time smokey eye. A great gift for the girl who has everything, grab it while it lasts it's limited and won't be around for long I bet!
Fallen Angel Palette
For your Mum - Origins A Perfect World™ Gift Set
This is a lovely selection of skincare products by Origins in their Age Defense White Tea line. It contains an Age Defense Moisturiser with SPF 25, an Antioxidant Cleanser, a Defense Treatment Lotion, and Origins Skin Guardian. All products are full size 50 ml and this set also comes with a good sized wash/makeup bag. A great gift for anyone who loves to look after their skin!
Origins A Perfect World™ Gift Set
For Him - Black Peppercorn for Men Set
For the Perfume lover - Jo Malone Christmas Cracker
This is the most Christmassy of all the gifts on my top ten. We all love a Christmas cracker but I can guarantee you haven’t had one like this; full of beautifully scented mini treats! A great gift for anyone interested in perfume or generally smelling pretty damn good! It includes Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body Crème (15ml) Blackberry & Bay Body & Hand Wash (15ml) Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne (9ml). A great way to try a few of Jo Malone’s different scents.
Jo Malone's Christmas Cracker
For the Lipstick Queen - Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charms
For the Indulgent - Elemis Fragipani Gift Set
A great set this Christmas for anyone who loves to pamper. Fragipani is of my favourite scents by Elemis it is exotic and makes you feel very luxurious! This set contains three full size 100ml products including a body cream, shower cream and body oil. My favourite is the oil, which you heat up in hot water whilst you soak or shower and when you get out it’s a like a lovely warm hug! A perfect way to moisturise in the chilly weather!
Elemis Fragipani Gift Set
I can not guarantee that all of the make-up/ skincare products I recommend will suit you. I only use products I personally think are good having tried them on myself and my clients but everyone is different and it is possible to be allergic to anything. When you can, test products out on yourself before purchasing. As I am not affiliated to any brands, whatever I review is my personal unbiased opinion of each of the products on my blog.