Sunday 5 December 2021

The Big Beauty Lovers Gift Guide

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It's day four and the final day of my beauty-focused gift guides to take you from Secret Santa to stocking fillers as well as big beauty gifts galore for your nearest and dearest. There's something for every budget, you'll notice a lot of my go-to beauty brands feature which you would've seen on my blog over the last few years and there are some new faves - I'm excited and I hope you are too.

Next up... The Big Beauty Lovers Gift Guide! It's full of the best in beauty, some fabulous gift sets, some of my favourite skincare brands and the face tool that you absolutely need on your bathroom shelf.

Award-winning British stationery, gifting and lifestyle brand Alice Scott has launched a trio of Christmas gift sets as well as some smaller stocking fillers for this Christmas. I've already shared some Alice Scott stocking filler ideas in The Beauty Stocking Filler Gift Guide so I'm gonna talk you through my two favourite sets

The Alice Scott Remove Renew Repeat Cleansing Kit (£14.00) is perfect for any skincare lovers in your life as it features everything you need to cleanse and keep skin looking fresh and clear. It includes their activated charcoal cleansing balm as well as bamboo cleansing pads, a handy drawstring bag to wash them in, muslin cloths and a headband. I really love the Alice Scott Deep Recharge Body Giftset (£12.00) too - containing a body brush and shea body soufflé, it's the perfect set for beautiful skin.

Leading cosmeceutical skincare brand Image Skincare has released some wonderful gift sets this year including this oh so brightening little wonder! The Brightening Essentials (£75.00) is the perfect way to add radiance to your routine. 

The skincare kit includes a soothing botanical cleanser, Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser, a radiant serum, Iluma Intense Brightening Serum and a fabulous moisturiser, Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturiser SPF 32.  It's perfect if you or someone close to you suffers from dull or oily skin as this kit will completely transform skin and bring it back to life. 

With Spectrum Collections featuring heavily in my own makeup routine, I had to pick out two oh so gorgeous sets to feature in my gift guide. When it comes to makeup tools, Spectrum is hands down one of the best and they have some beautiful sets available as well as some limited-edition gems you won't want to miss. The 10 Piece Malachite Set (£54.99) has been on my wishlist for some time, I just adore the green jewel tones and gold detailing. 

The 10 Piece Brush Set includes brushes for your foundation, blush or contour, highlighter, eyes and brows. You'll have everything you need to create your favourite makeup looks especially as the silky-soft synthetic bristles will effortlessly apply and blend products to a flawless finish.

If you want something a little fun then the Marie 6 Piece Brush Set (£29.99) is perfect. Spectrum Collections have some great collections with Disney, Mean Girls, Hello Kitty and more! There's something for everyone and the smaller sets are perfect for someone's 'first brush kit' as a teen.

Back with more oh so fabulous gifts from Sanctuary Spa, the wellness and beauty brand really do have such a huge selection of gifts available this year. The Sanctuary Spa Mini Spa Selection (£20.00) is my top pick and features a handful of their best selling products.  

The spa selection allows you to immerse yourself with a treasure trove of must-have miniatures from Sanctuary Spa. Perfect for a tranquil relaxing experience with a beautiful, reusable box - it includes a body puff, body wash, body lotion, foaming bath soak, hand cream and salt scrub all with Sanctuary Spa's oh so recognisable scent. 

Nourish London is a British organic skincare company offering scientifically developed, highly effective, organic, vegan & cruelty-free skincare powered by ingredients from nature. Fuelled by a passion for innovation, they combine the highest quality natural ingredients with advanced scientific bio-actives to create award-winning organic skincare for beautiful, healthy skin making them perfect for any skincare conscious people on your Christmas list. 

The Lemon & Black Pepper Handcare Duo (£25.00) is the perfect handy gift for those that adore luxury handcare. The beautifully scented skincare cleanses, softens and nourishes hands. The delicious scent comes from all-natural aromatherapy essential oils of uplifting and invigorating black pepper with a freshening and naturally antibacterial lemon twist. Hands won't just feel wonderfully clean and fresh, they'll be safely sanitised too.

I don't know about you but, Dr Bronner's Castile Soaps are something we always have to hand, especially in the kitchen as it's such a great multi-use product. I've also bought a number of them as gifts within beauty hampers before so including the cherry blossom range made perfect sense!

The Cherry Blossom Pure Castile Liquid Soap (£20.99) is super concentrated, biodegradable, versatile and effective, perfect for just about ANY cleaning task be it for the face, body, hair or around the home. You can also buy in solid form - the Cherry Blossom Pure Castile Bar Soap (£5.49), which is made with certified fair trade ingredients and organic hemp oil for a soft, smooth lather that won't dry your skin. 

Still looking for stocking fillers? Pop one of the Organic Lip Balms (£3.75) in. A great trusted brand perfect for Christmas gifting!

As a huge skincare lover, I'd be very happy opening anything that promises to give my skin a little lap of luxury and so with Neo Sephiri being a new discovery but with big claims and multiple awards, it slides into this gift guide very easily. The Pure Kalahari Melon Facial Oil (£85.00) targets skin cell recovery and moisture balance and has been scientifically proven to have more vitamin E than any other plant oil and 70% omega-6 linoleic acid available. 

I have tried a lot of facial oils over the years but nothing quite like this - it's unbelievably light, soaks into the skin and leaves it looking so rested and hydrated. It's quite something and if you have someone in your life who knows their skin and loves a treat, the Pure Kalahari Melon Facial Oil is THE gift to give. 

Give the gift of beautiful skin this Christmas with the beauty device that will totally change the way you cleanse your skin morning and night. The PMD Clean Pro Gold (£225.00) helps to break down dirt and oil from within the pores at 7,000 vibrations per minute while operating at a perfect frequency to lift, firm, and tone the skin. Patent-pending, the ActiveWarmth™ facial massager allows your skincare to activate by assisting in deeper absorption and effectiveness from the combination of SonicGlow™ and heat. 

It's loved by many, does wonders for the skin and would make such a special gift for someone special.

Ahhh... Biossance - if this brand isn't on your radar then whack it onto your Christmas list ASAP. I tried the brand for the first time this year and have been blown away so I just know the Biossance Light the Way Gift Set (£55.00) would go down as an absolute treat. 

The set includes two full-sized products worth £95.00 - Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum and Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum, both of which are ideal for adding a little moisture into your skin and helping to aid suppleness, hydration and texture.

It's a limited edition set so once it's gone, it's gone! It's such a great price you'd be silly to miss out.

A fresh and airy green aromatic unisex scent by Banana Republic, Metal Rain (£26.99) combines harmonizing elements of green herbs, bright fruit, aromatic woods and undertones of warm amber. 

Suitable for any gender, it leaves such a smooth scent with each spritz. I'm a huge lover of Banana Republic fragrances and shared Dark Cherry and Amber last year which I've been reaching for a lot recently. There's such a huge selection of fragrances available from Banana Republic and the prices are always really reasonable so it's worth keeping an eye out at Christmas. 

Created by a chartered scientist and chemist, SOS Serum was one of my favourite skincare discoveries in 2020 and I've been using them ever since. The SPF is probably one of the best on the market at the moment and it is one I use daily so imagine my excitement when they launched a Christmas gift set! 

The SOS Indulgence Festive Collection (£35.00) features almost all of their products as well as a home fragrance dropper, all presented in a Christmas box. Worth over £62.00 - inside you'll find SOS Cleanse 50ml, SOS H20 Day Cream SPF 30 50ml, SOS Serum 15ml, SOS SPF 50 Sun Cream 15ml and SOS Protect Hand Sanitiser 15ml. 

There are only a limited amount available so be quick if you want to order for Christmas.

Inspired by the ancient Greek word for the heart, κέᾰρ® (Kear) brings back to life timeless natural skincare using ancient cosmetic formulas that are now shaped into potent and unique products that meet the needs of today's fast-paced daily personal care routine. They have some really great gift sets this year one of which being the Kear Cleanse Moisturise Set (£38.00) that includes a face balm and herbal soap. 

Kear Face & Body Balms are a natural skincare remedy that helps stimulate cell renewal, maintain elasticity, and brighten the skin. They also oxygenate and fight free-radical damage, leaving a smooth and balanced complexion. Fast-absorbing and non-greasy, Kear Face Balms can be applied to the face, neck, décolletage. The set also contains one of their Herbal Soaps - antiseptic, soothing and rich in antioxidants it can help acne-prone skins and fight spots and discolourations while reducing irritation and encouraging skin health. 

Stila has some great sets this year, including Stila Triple Play Stay All Day (£28.00) featuring two gorgeous lip colours and a handy liquid liner. Black liner paired with nude or vibrant lips are such classic looks and make the ideal bold statement so this will be a staple in any makeup bag. 

The Stila Triple Play Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick and Eye Liner Set includes two full-size Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks in Stila's iconic Patina and Beso shades and one travel-size of Stila's award-winning eyeliner Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black. 

Christmas and New Year makeup looks will be super easy this year!

Lastly, we have The English Mineral Makeup Company which was founded on the belief that you and your skin deserve the very best. The brand brings together chemical-free, multi-award-winning mineral cosmetics to enhance naturally, without any of the harsh ingredients that are often found in similar products.

The Limited Edition Christmas Set (£76.00) features four of their best selling products suitable for all skin types and tones. Inside you'll find Honey Matte Bronzer, Vegan Lashes Mascara, a Lipstick in Barely Peony and a Buffing Kabuki brush. It's really beautifully presented in a gift box with a mirror, making it such a perfect gift for Christmas this year - the mascara is fab too!

You can shop all the products via the links above - let me know what you'd like to find under your Christmas tree this year.

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