I wanted to show you a selection of my favourite beauty gifts this Christmas. They are guaranteed to put a smile on beauty obsessed friends and family members. I think you don't have to spend a lot so there are a range presents to suit everyone's budget. Hope you find this guide helpful, you might want to put some of these items on your own wishlist!
GOSH Primer Set £12.99 exclusive to Superdrug
GOSH never fail to bring out really nice make up sets at Christmas. This one contains- Trio Eye Shadow Metallic Rose, Extreme Art Eye Liner; Purple Glitter, Velvet touch Foundation Primer and Cool Lip Jam. I really like the way the Velvet Primer makes your skin feel; next time you pop into Superdrug you must swatch this product!
Osmo Bright Blonde Set £13.49 Sally Express
If you know anyone with natural/coloured blonde hair this is the perfect gift for them! Silverising products enchances and brightens blonde hair. The set contians. Silverising Shampoo, Silverising Conditioner and Blowdry Potion. Since dying my hair about 3 years ago, Osmo silver shampoo if the only product I've used!
Tisserand Essential Oil £4.99 at Holland and Barretts
Who doesn't love some smellies at Christmas? Essential & fragrance oils are ideal for mum's/nan's/aunt's or anyone else who enjoys a good wiff. Why not great a 'smellies hamper'? You could include incenses, candles, oils, diffusers....
Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.1 £42.00 for 50ml available online here
I'm completely in love with this fragrance and have been wearing it daily. I'm awful at describing scents but it has a lovely warm, fresh smell to it. The robust packaging is very practical and looks extremely elegant. I've been browsing through the Liz Earle Christmas catalogue and they are doing some AMAZING presents this year!
Festive Tweezers £3.05 Sally Express
How cute are this tweezers?! They come in six different designs and would make perfect stocking fillers.
Strictly Beautiful Look Book £10 exclusive to Boots
Boots have brought out this Christmas a range of Strictly Come Dancing Beauty Products. The Look Book was developed with the help of Make up Artist Lisa Armstrong. It contains three eyeshadows - Dark Brown, Gold and White. Follwed by three lipglosses - Pink, peach and berry red. The lipgloss colours are lovely, but once I applied them to my lips the colour didn't show up and it felt a bit sticky! It also comes with a blusher, eyeshadow, lip and blusher brush. The 'Book' comes with a step by step guide on how to apply the products. Overall I feel this set is more suited to younger Strictly fans.
Justin Bieber SOMEDAY fragrance £29.00 for 50ml
Love him or hate him, I bet you know at least one Bieber fan. JB's first fragrance contains a variety of scents including mandarin, creamy florals and Jasmine. The bottle also comes with a removable crystal lock and key from Justin. Two charities close to Justin's heart; Pencils of Promise and Make-A-Wish Foundation will both benefit from the sales of SOMEDAY. Aahh cute!
Dr.Organic Organic Reed Diffuser £12.00 each from Holland & Barrett in Lavender and Rose
Holland and Barrett are doing some great gifts this year, and they've recently launched a loyalty card! Skincare company Dr. Organic have released some Reed Diffusers. They contain bottles of fragrance oils & sticks used to create a relaxing atmosphere. They look great too!
Label M Honey & Oat Shampoo and Conditioner Set £17.50 http://www.labelm.co.uk/uk/
Haircare brand Label M have collaborated with fashion designer Giles Deacon this Christmas. Giles has created a clutch bag and a collection of stylish gift boxes to compliment Label M's products.The embellished clutch bag is gorgeous and will be accompanying me on Christmas parties this year. This gift set contains a Honey & Oat Shampoo and Conditioner formulated for dry and damaged hair. Prices from £17.50 & available exclusively at TONI & GUY salons, essensuals and specially selected label m salons worldwide.
The Make Up Brush Company available online here
I think giving make up brushes to make up addicts is a lovely idea. The Make up Brush Company are currently running an offer when you sepnd over £50 you recieve a free make up bag like the one in the photo. Brow Brush £6.00,Fine Eye Liner Brush £11.00 and Socket Blender £16.50. The quality is greta & i've had no shedding from them!
Money Saving Tips
Everyone wants a good deal at Christmas, especially me! I've done a lot of my shopping online this year. Before I buy ANYTHING I will search on google to find out where I can get it for the lowest price. Search for promotional codes and free delivery before placing an order online. Even with Boots & Superdrug - see which shop is cheapest or where you can get the most loyalty card points from.
I also know every year after Christmas, Boots sell all their 3 for 2 gifts half price! Great for stocking up on next years presents. On Christmas day I add all the things I want to my basket. Then check again the next day to see if they are on sale and in stock.
Why not save some money and make some handmade gifts? You don't have to be really creative. I'm going to make my mum some nice Shortbread & chocolates soon. It gives a personal touch to present.
A great website with money saving tips and tricks,deals,vouchers and offers is http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/
Wishing you a happy Christmas and an even better 2012 xx