This one is for all the beauty lovers out there...
My favourite gift guide of all, the beauty edition. This one is usually first on my gift guide list but has been left quite late this year, just because I've been waiting on a few bits to arrive that I wanted to include so apologies if you've been waiting on this one! At least it's finally here though right?! I'm so excited to show you all the gorgeous beauty bits this year, there's some real gems. So without waffling on and on, I'll get straight into the good stuff...
Charlotte's Beauty Universe
First up we have the advent calendar from the one and only, Charlotte Tilbury. This is one of the best gifts you could receive this Christmas, and it doesn't need to be used as an actual advent calendar either. For £150 you get £196 worth of makeup products and it's the ultimate makeup starter kit full of some of the best-selling products from Charlotte Tilbs. My personal favourites inside it include the full size Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk - one of my most used lipsticks, in the most flattering shade of pink. I also love the full sized Eyes To Mesmerise in the shade Jean, the silkiest cream eyeshadow formula in a beautiful champagne pink tone. A third favourite would have to be the mini Rock n' Kohl in the shade Bedroom Black, I literally swear by this eye pencil and wear it every single day, it doesn't budge at all and it's perfect for lining my lash line with. Those are just three products out of the full twelve that you get in this beautiful box. Some of the beauty bits are travel sized and some are full sized, one of the miniatures includes Charlotte's Magic Cream which I've already had and it lasts absolutely ages so you really get your money's worth. I swear by Charlotte Tilbury products and the dreamy packaging makes them such a luxurious gift to receive at Christmas time. This little number is definitely every beauty lovers dream gift!
Huda Topaz Obsessions Palette
Does an eyeshadow palette even get more Christmassy than the Huda Topaz Obsessions? I included this in my Festive Gifts With Huda Beauty post and I wanted to include it in here too as it really is so stunning. It's super affordable at only £25 for such a beaut palette and the shades are so creamy and pigmented. They also have loads of other editions of this little number but the Topaz is by far my favourite as it's the most wearable in my opinion. This would make such a gorge little gift.
Charlotte Tilbury Quads
The Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quads are some of the dreamiest palettes on the beauty market. My personal faves include the Dolce Vita and the Vintage Vamp - both contain the perfect festive shades and have beautiful glitters in for the Christmas season. I feel like these would be fab for putting under the tree as not only can you use them on Christmas Day but they would have your New Years Eve look covered too! I absolutely love both of mine and can highly recommend them.
Burts Bees Gift Sets
Burts Bees do some of the best skincare and they have some of the loveliest Christmas sets. I have the Natural Indulgence Gift Set which contains a Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Coconut Foot Cream & a Coconut & Pear Lip Balm. It's such a gorge little gift set and is super affordable too. I've been using the lip balm and body lotion for the last couple of days and they are so hydrating and smell dreamy! They have loads of other gorgeous sets too, like their trio of lip balms that come in a cute Christmassy tin. I actually have this also, and it's going in my stocking fillers gift guide as it's perfect for a stocking and the set comes in at such an affordable price. I'm a huge fan of their honey jar gift sets too - I've bought one of these for my mum as a birthday present before and they are so beautiful, she loved it! Last but not least, from Burts Bees, I love their bauble gifts that they're doing. They have a few different scents to offer but I love the look of the Pomegranate and Coconut & Pear the most. You get a lip balm and cuticle cream all contained in a super cute festive bauble! I definitely recommend having a browse of their sets for any fellow skincare loving gal. You can't beat some pamper treats under the tree at Christmas.
Gatineau White Jade Facial Roller
Another lovely little skincare gift would be the new White Jade Facial Roller from Gatineau. This one is only £18 so it could make its way into a stocking as it's pretty affordable and very small in size. The smooth rolling action of a jade roller helps to firm the skin, relax wrinkles and ease tension. Something most of us ladies need after a hard week at work. It helps to absorb facial and eye creams by trapping them against the skin, so it's the perfect beauty gift to get alongside a nice skincare set - plus it looks gorgeous!
Magnitone London BareFaced 2
I absolutely love my Magnitone Cleansing Brush so when I was asked if I wanted to try out the Bare Faced 2 Cleansing & Toning Brush, I jumped at the chance! The Bare Faced 2 Brush is essentially a pimped up version of the award winning Vibra-Sonic daily cleansing brush. It comes in pink and white, with beautiful rose gold detailing, so not only does it feel luxe - it looks it! It comes with 2 interchangeable heads, an antibacterial daily cleansing brush head and a silicone brush for stimulation and skincare absorption. There are three different modes, sensitive, deep cleanse, and pulse lift toning. It's fully waterproof so it's super easy to use in the bath or shower as part of your regular cleansing routine and it deeply cleanses the skin and gets right into those pores. It's the ideal gift for a skincare lover like me - I can't get enough. It also has a wireless USB charger so what more can you ask for?! My skin has been so clear since I added this to my routine and it's so smooth. It really gets into my pores to remove every last trace of makeup on an evening, whilst also exfoliating away dead skin cells so my skin looks and feels super healthy. I do love my original but I feel like the Bare Faced 2 has a much more luxurious feel to it so I would personally opt for this one. I have it in white but it's even more gorgeous in pink!
Magnitone London WipeOut Cleansing Cloths
Another favourite product of mine from Magnitone, is their WipeOut Cleansing Cloths, they quite literally remove every last trace of makeup with just water. I love to use these to get rid of my makeup before I go in with a cleanser as then I know the cleanser is getting right into my skin rather than just going on top of my makeup. They get dirty easily but they are so easy to just throw in the wash with my clothes and come out looking brand new. These are perfect to gift alongside the BareFaced 2 or just on their own.
Magnitone BlendUp Vibra-Sonic Makeup Brush
Magnitone have also brought out a Vibra-Sonic Makeup Blending Brush which I was super intrigued to try out. I've never tried anything like this before so I thought it was a really cool idea. It's essentially a brush that blends makeup into the skin for a more flawless and natural finish. It aims to give a soft, airbrushed effect that's healthier for the skin and free from clumping and clogged pores. I think one of my favourite aspects is the fact that it has an antibacterial protection to help prevent cross-contamination. Makeup brushes are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to breakouts and acne so this is far more hygienic to use. I am very partial to using my beauty blender but I'm terrible for remembering to wash it often enough! I've been loving using this brush when my skin is clearer and I want a more natural look, I don't tend to use it when I want a heavier coverage as I find that the product blends in too much to cover up any nasty blemishes but it's fab for when my skin is clearer. It comes in perfectly for those "no makeup, makeup" days as the brush honestly makes my concealer/foundation look so natural. I think one of these is a necessity in every girls makeup stash as it's way better for your skin than using loads of makeup brushes that hardly ever get washed (we all do it!) I was quite sceptical at first which makes it a lovely gift to receive, as it might not be something you'd necessarily invest in yourself. I love that it matches my BareFaced 2 Brush too!
Origins Our Best Of The Best
Annoyingly, I can't link this set as it seems to be sold out everywhere online - but it's such amazing value so I can see why! I got it for about £32 in Boots and I was really indecisive about it for ages until the lady working there told me that the Super Spot Treatment was full sized and worth £16 alone. Considering there are 7 (7!!!) products in this set, that makes the other 6 come to £2.60 each... who can even turn an offer like that down? Not only that but I've wanted to try out some skincare from Origins forever. I never get around to it just because I have an overflowing drawer of skincare as it is and I'm constantly giving stuff away to make room for new. But it was time. Some of the main things I've lusted after are the Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, the GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream and the GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturiser. I've tried all three and none have disappointed so far but it's too early to review them in-depth. Overall this set is absolutely incredible value for money and is an absolute steal so if you happen to find one in stock - grab it whilst you can! It's the perfect gift for a beauty/skincare lover or just the perfect gift to treat yourself with like I did. I'm so glad I bit the bullet and picked it up when I did, despite not needing any more skincare, it's lovely to have some Christmas treats to pamper my skin with.
Another great gift idea for those who are in the Bournemouth area, is a visit to TreatMyWrinkles Bournemouth. They offer a 10% discount on all their treatments, including laser resurfacing, Botox, dermal fillers, microneedling and more. You find more information about their skincare treatments in Bournemouth here.
I hope I've given you lots of good ideas for all the beauty lovers in your life, but as always, there's a few more things below...
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