It’s time! December is upon us and I’m finally posting my first Christmas Gift Guide of the year. Of course, I’m starting with beauty. Usually my Christmas wish list is ever growing with the latest releases, sparkliest palettes and luxury treats. Although I’m personally on a huge make-up ban where I’m really trying to use up everything I already have, that doesn’t mean I can’t treat my nearest and dearest and maybe sneak a few items into my collection!
Christmas beauty releases are always my favourite. There’s always the prettiest of packaging and sparkliest of products. What’s not to love? I’ve compiled a guide to some of the top items and gift sets this year which would make the perfect present for that beauty lover in your life.
First up, you can never go wrong with buying your loved one a bottle of perfume. Whether it’s your other half, Mum or Sister, you’ll know they will appreciate a good fragrance. At the moment, Boots have some great scents on offer with one of my favourites; Gucci Bamboo half price as this week’s star gift! Another one of my favourite is Narciso Rodriguez For Her (you can read the full review here) and if you’re purchasing a fragrance for younger member of the family, the Marc Jacobs scents are always a good idea!
I recently finally treated myself to some GHD’s and let me tell you, they are certainly worth the hype. I couldn’t not include these in my gift guide as I’ve been so impressed with these straighteners. These have crept on to my Mum’s Christmas wishlist as she’s had a little bit of hair envy since I purchased mine. GHD have just brought out a new Glacial Blue Limited Edition Collection and they look pretty incredible.
I’m not going to lie, I’m a little bit of a make-up brush addict. I think the tools you use are so important to the application of your make-up. Nanshy’s Masterful Collection* is perfect for someone like myself who loves a good make-up brush or someone who’s just starting to get into make-up. I’ve been using Nanshy brushes for a few years now, I think I discovered them at the Clothes Show and their eye shadow brushes are a staple to my collection. I personally couldn’t be without the blending a crease brush, they are amazing! The Masterful Collection is also available in OYNX Black.
There are some great beauty gift sets which would also make great Stocking Fillers. The NIVEA Luscious Lips set is so cute and includes four lip products to keep your lips moisturised and looking on point. The gift set is available in most supermarkets and is so affordable and an essential to any beauty lover.
Burt’s Bee’s have got some great gift sets this Christmas filled with their natural treats. The Beauty Basics Gift Set* is a collection of some of the most loved products from the brand and comes in a lovely make-up bag. I also think the Burt’s Bee’s Honey Pot* set is so adorable. Not only do you get three of their famous lip balms but they come in a little glass honey jar; perfect for a tea light which would look lovely as a decoration this Christmas. All of the Burt’s Bee’s sets are available online at Amazon, Feel Unique, Look Fantastic and in-store at Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and many more!
An Eyeshadow Palette always ends up on my Christmas Wishlist. I think Urban Decay palettes are a favourite with everyone, the Naked Cherry Palette is certainly on my Christmas Wishlist but the Naked Basics Palette is such a good matte palette and you can always find it in the sales around this time of the year.
More Top Picks for Beauty Lovers…..
Sol De Janiero Bum Bum Carnival Magic Set // Diptyque Baume D’Ambre Scented Candle // Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette // Stila Enchanted Eyes Liquid Set // Nars The Orgasm Infactuation Palette // Glam Glow Superstar Gift Set // BECCA Champagne Pop Bauble // Soap & Glory Glitz the Girl // Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette // Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips DUO // Viktor & Rolf Eau de Parfum Gift Set
In total, I have FIVE Gift Guides going live over the next week. Keep your eyes peeled because starting 12th December, I’ll be launching my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways featuring some very exciting prizes, some of which have featured in these guides!
Are you prepared for Christmas yet? Whats on your wish list?
*This post contains PR Samples