Blogmas today is gifting you with a guide to the (what I think are) best beauty gifts. I love these posts as I find them super useful when your buying for a fussy friends or family members. Now I decided on just beauty as it is kind of a luxury item and I think it’s a lovely gift to give with most cosmetic brands adding that touch of Christmas spirit to packaging. The market is catered more towards girls so I will try find the ultimate boys beauty gift and add it in at the end! Enjoy!
So Lets start at the base with some good old skin care. At Christmas time shops crack out the skin care packages like no tomorrow but which ones are worth the money and worth whats inside? Well I did some investigating and one that stood out to me was the Kiehl’s Holiday Skincare Gift Set. This has got you covered with all your daily essentials from moisturises to night repair creams and even an oil! For £40.05 you can’t go wrong and you’ve also saved over 10% if you’re to buy this rather than the items individually.http://www.johnlewis.com/kiehl’s-holiday-skincare-gift-set/p2223501
Top of my makeup list is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit, now just look at it, it’s beautiful and pleasing in every way possible. I’ve read that these powders are not too over the top and are that ‘wedding day perfect’ product. This is a great gift as it’s got 6 powders, so you’ve got your highlight, blush and bronzer covered. All in one great for travelling but also a great price, as an individual powder costs around £23 and this for six it’s around the £52 mark, you do the math…it is just a great bargain to bag this Christmas time. Available to order on Sephora and ship over here guys!http://www.sephora.com/ambient-lighting-edit-P400219?skuId=1755925
Now for another little treat for those eyes, The Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette, I don’t know a girl who isn’t dreaming of this copper Christmas! It’s a all rounder for matching any eye colour, the quality of Charlotte Tilbury is visible by just looking at it and from reviews it’s clear that she will be a happy christmas helper with this!http://www.johnlewis.com/charlotte-tilbury-luxury-palette-the-dolce-vita/p2127533?sku=234658424&kpid=234658424&s_kenid=19167d21-f253-0329-62f4-00002521cc5e&s_kwcid=403×964018&tmad=c&tmcampid=73A lipstick junkies dream would be something along the lines of this Nars Killer Hells Mini Lipstick Set. I myself prefer lipsticks over any other formula and around Christmas it’s all the glossy glitter reds but I think the magical mattes over rule! For £29 for five minis I think it is definitely worth it!http://uk.spacenk.com/en_GB/killer-heels-mini-lipstick-set/MUK200016159.htmlNow something to apply all this makeup! Some brushes, I have scouted through tons of websites looking for the ultimate brush sets and I have narrowed it down for two for you…1. The Real Techniques Bold Metals Essential Kit (which is currently half price at boots £64-£32!!) this kit contains three brushes, two for the face and one eye one. Looking at them I think that they could probably do everything for you whole face providing you clean in-between. 2. is the Illamasqua Essential Brush Kit contain two for your face two for eyes and one for lips! Coming in at £80 you can go wrong getting all of these for that price!
The smell of sweet Christmas cologne! Jo Malone all year round do the most beautiful gifts but this year they have brought out the mini set of 5 unisex colognes! Each one smells divine and is ultimately going to be loved by the owner and gifter! Lime Basil and Mandarin, Pomegranate Noir and Wood Sage and Sea Salt are my favourite three! I would love to get this in my stocking (hint, lol).http://www.johnlewis.com/store/jo-malone-london-cologne-collection/p2193182?navAction=jump
Similar to the previous product but dedicated to boys is the Chanel Blue Eau De Toilette this is truly gorgeous and it’s one of those that when worn everyone is asking what you’ve got on! So if your looking for your Dad, brother or boyfriend or boy-friend, go and check this one out I promise you’ll love it just as much as they will!http://www.thefragranceshop.co.uk/products/chanel-aftershave-bleu-de-chanel-eau-de-toilette-spray-100ml-14222.aspx?ref=3&kw=&gclid=CjwKEAiAhaqzBRDNltaS0pW5mWgSJADd7cYDsP-2r0W6qydf7kG1IxXBHb8rfKjGC_XvotkP9ce63xoCtwbw_wcBThanks for reading guys! Head back Monday for some rule making!Erin