Monday 14 December 2020

Perfect Christmas Gifts for Beauty Lovers

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I don't know about you but I'm a sucker for cute mini products so Christmas is the perfect time for me to get my fix. There are products in baubles, mini lipsticks and glitter galore and the best bit? They make brilliant gifts and stocking fillers. 

I've collected together some fab products that I think would be perfect for the beauty lover in your life together with a couple of surprises you could even hang on your tree. 

It's going to be a very Merry Christmas for somebody!

Paul & Joe Beauty was launched by Sophie Mechaly in 2002, following the success of her fashion line by the same name - it features cute packaging, luxurious formulas and because they're so fun, the beauty range makes the perfect gift! 

One of the things I love about Paul & Joe is that a lot of their products are refillable and they sell the cutest lipstick and compact cases. The Paul & Joe Eye Colour Duo Refill (£19.00) comes in four shades, French Pastry (below) is my favourite as it creates the most gorgeous golden hue on eyes. 

The Paul & Joe Lipstick N Medium Finish (£14.00) are fab too and are available in a variety of shades from bold reds to deep purples. The formula helps to keep lips hydrated all day long and with a super creamy moisture base, they're great to keep lips looking and feeling soft.

A great little addition to any beauty lovers stocking would be Dr.PawPaw Shimmer Balm (£3.95) - one of their new products raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The Shimmer Balm is enriched with the award-winning original balm formula plus a dose of environmentally friendly iridescent pearls to add an instant glow to lips and skin. From the sale of each Shimmer Balm, 15p will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust and on the back of each packet you'll find one of four moving stories from young people who have been helped by the trust.

Keeping with smaller stocking filler gifts for the moment, we also have a super cute decoration from Too Faced. The Damn Girl Mini Mascara Ornament (£12.00) features a travel size Damn Girl mascara which is a personal fave of mine - it gives such a gorgeous curl to lashes and lots of volume. 

REN Clean Skincare have some fab gifts this year but one of my favourites is The Gift of Glow Duo (£15.00) featuring the much loved Daily AHA Tonic (seriously, it's amazing!) and the Vitamin C Gel Cream! Both products aim to reveal dewy, more radiant skin and it's everything I'd want and more!

Stila is always a fab brand to look at when it comes to beauty bits, maybe it's the gold packaging which makes it perfect for Christmas. The new Stila One Step Correct Eye (£30.00) was straight on my wishlist as it aims to erase dark circles, brighten and hydrate the eye area and just give a much more awake look. The innovative triple swirl of peach tones is specially formulated with Arclay Youth Revival Bio-Mineral Complex™, a proprietary blend of fifteen vitamins, minerals and antioxidants - it's fresh eyes in a second! 

The Stila Trifecta Metallica (£23.00) in Topaz is also a brilliant product for swiping easy colour on to the face as it's a one-stop, one-swipe shimmering stick that delivers a stunning gleam to your lips, eyes and cheeks - perfect!

If the beauty of gifting gorgeous hair is what you have your eye on then Aveda is ideal! It's a brand I've used on my hair for many years and the Aveda Botanical Repair Strengthening Hair Trio (£35.00) is perfect for giving hair a total overhaul especially after a year where we've seen less of our hairdressers than ever before. The kit features a shampoo, conditioner and a leave-in treatment. It's a great little set to pop under the Christmas tree.

Ah Pixi - a brand I adore and I'm sure many of you do too. I have a couple of their holiday gift sets starting with the Pixi Multi-Toning Gift Set (£20.00) which features Milky Tonic, Glow Tonic and Retinol Tonic to help you transform your skin into its most brilliant.

The Pixi Let's Glow Gift Set (£20.00) includes a travel-friendly custom bag of treats featuring four of their best-selling essentials for fabulous skin. Inside you'll find the Glow Mud Cleanser, Glow Tonic, Glow Mud Mask and a pack of the Glow Tonic Cleansing Cloths. Glowing skin has never been easier!

Ark Skincare is a brand I've used so much more of this year - I'd only used a few bits previously but they've been seeing me through now my skin is prone to breakouts due to face masks. They have some really fabulous gift sets available this year so I just had to include them. 

The Mini Duo Kits are a really great way to try their products or a particular range for the first time and the Skin Essentials Mini Duo (£15.00) and Age Defend Mini Duo (£15.00) are my top picks - I've been using the Age Defend range a lot this year and it's brilliant - especially the cleanser.

Temple Spa is a brand that has been on my radar for years and I've tried a number of their products over that time. When it comes to skincare, I like it to be able to make my skin look its best and give the TLC it deserves, thankfully Temple Spa ticks all of those boxes for me and they have had some incredible Christmas sets this year. 

The Dream Stones Aromatic Soap Bars (£16.00) features three gorgeous soap bars adorned with the words Love, Joy and Peace. The soaps create an ultra-creamy lather that helps to cleanse and soften hands. They're enriched with a beautiful blend of Mediterranean botanicals and essential oils of lavender, patchouli and geranium - they make such a lovely gift.

My second pick from Temple Spa is the Smooth Talking Lip Trio (£19.00) which includes a gorgeous trio of treats that will soften, smooth and add colour to your lips. Smooth Talk helps to buff away dry skin, All Talk tops up your moisture levels while Pep Talk adds a hint of natural colour - perfect for winter.

Lastly, we have three fabulous sets from L'Occitane! The Festive baubles make the perfect gift of skincare this Christmas if you have a soft spot for all things Provence. Each of the baubles are in the shape of Christmas icons and they're all reusable too. 

The Shea Butter Festive Bauble (£12.00) is in a star shape and includes three products from the best loved Shea Butter range - Ultra Rich Body Lotion, Shea Butter Milk Soap and Shea Butter Hand Cream.

In the shape of a Christmas Tree comes the Cherry Blossom Festive Bauble (£12.00) - the festive gift captures the scent of springtime in Provence with the Cherry Blossom Shower Gel, Cherry Blossom Body Lotion and Cherry Blossom Hand cream.

The final gift I've picked out is the Verbana Festive Bauble (£12.00) - possibly my favourite range from L'Occitane. Inside the star shaped gift you'll find Verbana Leaf Soap, Verbana Body Lotion and Verbana Hand Cream all of which have that recognisable zesty scent thanks to the lemon and grapefuit notes. 

They're really great gifts and beautifully presented.

It's not long until the big day so I hope I've given you some ideas - let me know what takes your fancy! 

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