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As a huge beauty and makeup fan, I know just how many fantastic products are out there on the market. For a self-confessed beauty lover like myself, there is nothing better than finding a few beauty inspired gifts stuffed in a stocking at Christmas. I have put together a few of my faves for both women and men that would like a beauty treat this Christmas.
If you are looking for beauty products to spoil someone this Christmas then the iconic Baylis & Harding are an absolute go-to. They do the most fantastic gift sets that are always welcomed additions underneath the tree. I love their whole ethos and how they are, quote: “selling generosity, bottled.” Their products are well presented with elegant packaging, not to mention everything smells AMAZING! They have an abundance of gifts in their collection that are suitable for both men and women. This means there is most definitely something for each and everyone on your gift list. Some of my favourites are:
- Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Luxury Home Gift Set (£15.00 available from Next)
- Beauticology Rudolph Festive Treats for Feet Set (£8.00 available from *Amazon)
- Fuzzy Duck Winter Wonderland Festive Bath Bubbles Bauble (£6.00 available from Boots)
- Beauticology Unicorn Rainbow Fizzers (£15.00 available from Asda)
- Fuzzy Duck Cotswold Collection Luxury Wrapped Soap Set (£6.00 available from Debenhams)
- Fuzzy Duck Sloe Gin Cocktail Candle (£15.00 available from Next & *Amazon)
- Midnight Plum & Wild Blackberry festive hand wash (£2.00 available from Boots & Various Supermarkets)
- Fuzzy Duck Men’s Pink Pepper & Oud Wash Bag (£21.24 available from *Amazon)
- Fuzzy Duck Whiskey Bath Bubbles (£8.00 available from Sainsbury’s)
I was first introduced to Shea Moisture products when travelling through the states. When I found out they sold in the UK, I was so happy, and I often give a selection of their products as gifts each year. One of my favourites is the African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Body Wash. This body wash leaves your skin feeling cleansed and fresh while also awakening the senses due to its amazing scent! There are no Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oil or Sulphates and it is made with Fair Trade Shea Butter. Another Shea Moisture must-have is the Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Energizing Bath, Body & Massage Oil. This is a staple for anyone with dry skin and can be used in the bath as a bathing oil or rubbed directly into the skin. Similar to the Detox Body Wash, there are no Sulphates, Parabens, Phthalates, Mineral Oil and no Paraffin.
A perfect little beauty stocking filler is the Payot Discovery Box Cracker. Priced at just £12 the set includes:
Hydra24 + Creme Glacee Plumping Moisturiser 15 ml
My Payot Jour Daily Radiance Care 15 ml
Gommage Amandes Body Scrub 25 ml
Hydra 24 Corps Long Lasting Moisturising Milk 25ml
Packaged in a cute pink cracker, this is the perfect product for any die-hard Payot Paris fan or someone trying the brand for the first time!
Now, if you are looking for British made brands, then Sir Gordon Bennett is your one-stop-shop. They have a HUGE range of products made by brands in Britain. You’ll be sure to find some oldies you completely forgot existed, and amongst those, you’ll find some new favourites you won’t be able to live without. I’ve put together a few of my faves:
Kokomelt Hand Scrub Cubes
I am a big fan of Kokomelt products purely and simply because they were derived from complete necessity. Deborah – a bodybuilder, found that other beauty products just didn’t stack up and so she created her own. Their range is fantastic and practical, particularly for athletic or gym goer types. Their skincare and beauty needs are often different, and this range of products certainly caters for them. A fave is these Hand Scrub Cubes made with Dark Muscovado, Fair Trade sugar. They not only smell delicious; they are perfect for replenishing the oils of the hands after a good workout!
Farmers’ Foot Cream
It’s a known fact that our feet are the least looked after part of our body and yet they really do such a lot for us daily. Farmers’ Foot Cream is a real treat for feet and helps condition and nourish even the most sensitive of skin. Handmade in Wales this rich cream is non-greasy and easy to apply it’s sure to be a winner this Christmas!
Original Eau De Cologne Glycerine Soap
As a rule at Christmas, my gran would fill our stockings with a clementine and a bar of soap. It was a tradition, one that I’m not sure exists much outside of our family circle but still a tradition none the less. This Original Eau De Cologne Glycerine Soap not only smells divine it looks smart on display in even your poshest loo! Even better than that? It’s been proven to aid minor skin complaints because the high glycerine content adds extra moisture to the skin! I wouldn’t complain if I found this lurking at the bottom of my stocking this Christmas!
Any beauty fan that also has a love for Disney will adore Mad Beauty. They have a selection of THE BEST beauty products with a Disney twist. From face masks to make up there is so much choice all Disney themed. This Disney Princess Night In Set is an excellent compromise if you cannot possibly choose! It features a few different products such as: an Exfoliating foot mask, Face Mask, Hair Mask, Bubble Bath & Bath Fizzer.
This Shaving Cream and Post-Shave Balm Kit from Bluebeards Revenge is a lovely stocking filler gift for that special man in your life. This vegan-friendly duo is soothing on the skin helping avoid any unpleasant razor rash. The kit contains a barbershop quality Shaving Cream (100ml) and a Post-Shave Balm (100ml) RRP £18.99.
Olay is a brand that has been around for a long time. Still, recently they have upped their game by bringing out a staple moisturiser that is effective at firming and reducing wrinkles but feels weightless. Olay Regenerist Whip transforms on the skin from a cream into a liquid which helps it absorb into the skin fast. Its non-greasy formula leaves skin feeling soft, hydrated and smoothe.
A beauty must-have this Christmas it the True Skincare Certified Organic Balancing Safflower & Basil Facial Oil. Applying two-three drops morning and evening helps remove impurities from the skin while locking in that essential moisture. The ingredients are 100% organic, from natural origin, and it is even suitable for vegans.
Another True Skincare must-have is the Certified Organic Purifying Matcha Tea Face Mask. Once you have finished cleansing, you apply the face mask and leave for 10-15 minutes. Once removed, the skin is left looking and feeling radiant and hydrated. Perfect for use two-three times a week to help draw out any impurities and protect skin from external stressors.
Any beauty addict will tell you that a good skincare routine is essential. Every skin type is different, and that is why it is critical to formulate a skincare routine that works on an individual basis. There is no one size fits all… Until now. The Magnitone Soft Touch Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush is designed to personalise your cleansing routine based on your skin’s needs. There are three different cleansing zones for different skin types, and the high-grade Puro Silicone Touchpoints are naturally antibacterial while still being gentle. The Facial Cleansing Brush is fully rechargeable, and one charge lasts for around 2 months.
Bulldog Skincare is a great gift for the men in your life. They have several different gift sets that feature their most popular products all packaged up ready to gift. Their Age Defence Trio Set is perfect if you are buying for a gentleman with mature skin. It features three of their age defence products including 100ml Age Defence Moisturiser, 50ml Age Defence Serum and 15ml Age Defence Eye Roll-On.
For a gradual bronzed glow, you need ModelCo Vegan Gradual Tanning Water. Spritz the liquid over face and body for a beautiful tan appearance that is also hydrating. Easy to use this is the perfect addition to those up and coming festive parties.
Dry and chapped lips are a common symptom of the cold British winter and the perfect way to combat this is with the help of Jack Black The Balm Squad. Featuring three full-sized editions of Intense Therapy Lip Balm including two limited-edition flavours – Asian Pear and Black Cherry alongside the best selling Natural Mint & Shea Butter.
If the fall out from all the festivities around Christmas ends up leaving your skin feeling and looking a bit drab then the NEW: T-Zone Glitter Peel Off Mask helps draw out impurities and leave skin feeling and looking more vibrant.
For hair care, Smith England is my new go-to! Not only is their packaging absolutely gorgeous BUT their products do not contain: Sulphates, Parabens, Colourants, Mineral Oils, or any Genetically Modified Ingredients! All bottles are made from 100% recyclable materials, AND they are a brand that is fiercely against animal testing. This salon-quality haircare comes in five different ranges:
Nourish – Perfect for dry & damaged hair.
Boost – For added volume.
Gloss – To add shine.
Guardian – For colour care.
Purity – Great for soothing those with sensitive scalps.
I’m a parent to two children that drive me completely round the bend so I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that my hair is 99.9% dry shampoo at this stage. There has been many a morning when dry shampoo has in fact saved the day entirely but finding one that doesn’t leave you looking grey and powdery is hard graft. That is precisely why every beauty addict needs The ‘Do Gooder’ by Cake in their staple kit! This is a dry shampoo like no other and not only tends to those locks it actually adds volume too while being residue-free! Perfect for those rushed school run mornings or just a great way to prolong hairstyles in-between washes.
For a gift that helps add ease to hairstyling, you need the Revamp Progloss Perfect Finish Brush. The retractable bristle brush helps create soft waves, defined curls or dramatic volume without all the effort and hassle. The heat settings can be customised, and the ionic technology helps create pro results that are easy to achieve and will last all day. Available from *Amazon RRP £59.99.
An excellent gift for a makeup lover is this Black Velvet Makeup Case from Beautify. It has multiple compartments and an adjustable shoulder strap for taking on the go – perfect for makeup artists! The black velvet cover has a water-resistant inner lining, so it is easy to wipe clean. It is also removable so that the bag can also be used without the trays. Finished off with a statement rose gold zip it really looks the part.
A lipstick collection is never complete, and that is especially true when talking about Milani Color Statement Lipstick. There is an extensive range of vibrant colours to choose from a deep nude to a classic red. Each lipstick is infused with vitamins A & C to nourish and feel good on the lips. Perfect for festive parties throughout the holiday season.
A great stocking filler for any beauty or makeup fans is Eye Majic. The heat-sensitive pads make it easy to apply an eyeshadow look without little effort! The product is also 100% hygienic, cruelty-free, recyclable and contains no parabens. The eyeshadow sets come in a range of different shades, and you receive *5 pairs in a pack. You can also purchase *Giftsets which include four eyeshadow combinations, black eyeliner and a ponytail scarf.
I am an avid Dr PawPaw fan, and I have used their products for a while now. A great Christmas gift for a beauty lover has to include this Dr Paw Paw Hanging Christmas Gift Set. The set comes in a handy box suitable for placing on the tree. The pack contains a 10ML Dr PawPaw Original Balm, a 10ML PeachPink Balm and a 10ML Ultimate Red Balm. These handy-sized balms are perfect for on the go and are great for dry lips, cuticles, styling eyebrows, and they can even be used as a cheek tint.
Beauty addicts will love this lip plumping device from PMD Beauty. The PMD Kiss safely plumps lips in three minutes using pulsating vacuum technology. Results last for 3- 5 hours, but if used daily for 4-6 weeks, there will be long-lasting results. The device works by increasing blood flow and enhancing collagen production. The PMD Kiss comes with a specially formulated lip plumping serum to use alongside the device.
If you are looking for skincare and cosmetic brushes, then the Luxe Studio rose gold collection is a must-have! The Luxe Studio 6X & 7X come as a dynamic duo in this handy set. These two brushes alone have a multitude of uses from applying skincare to intricate details on a glam makeup look. Perfect for use with both liquids and powder they are versatile while still being luxurious. The bristles are dense but super soft, and the handles are lightweight and easy to hold.
Well, that’s it! All my beauty suggestions for those beauty lovers in your life. I hope this helped give you some inspiration!
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