Christmas. Just another 15 sleeps to go! And that means only 15 shopping days left too. So, if you’re still looking for gifts, then here are a few for the beauty fans in your life – no matter what type of beauty fan they are…
Lets start with THE HOME LOVER. We all know one of these – candles and diffusers everywhere, there’s not a day of the year when their home doesn’t smell absolutely delicious – in every room. So, I’ve chosen this gorgeous Arran Aromatics Light Up The Season gift set which has three lovely candles – one large, two small in Bergamot & Geranium, Ultimate Fig and Just Grapefruit. And it comes in a gift tin – and who doesn’t love a tin?! (£28, arranaromatics.com)
Next up, THE PRINCESS. We all know one of these too, right? Lover of all things girlie, and pink. So, how about Philosophy’s Amazing Grace Layering Set? Names after a real-life Princess (not really, but could be…), this lovely set contains a full-size fragrance (EDT), body cream and shower gel and comes in the girliest of packaging. (£36, exclusive to John Lewis).
Is there a BEAUTY BLOGGER on your list? Then Glasgow company The Beauty Kitchen have the perfect gift. Bloggers love to try things out and take pictures, so what better than a Chill Me Create Your Own Bath Bombs Kit? They can photograph and document every step for their loyal followers. This fab set makes two bath bombs, and comes in a brilliant mason jar you can use for just about anything! (£20, thebeautykitchen.co.uk).
RETRO BEAUTY FANS everywhere will love this fab set from label.m. The Bardot Beehive set contains all you need to create a 1960s beehive-like style – with an 80s twist. Oh, and you also get a fab limited edition Giles Deacon scarf free with any two label.m purchases. This fab kit contains label.m Volume Mousse, label.m Texturising Volume Spray, label.m Session Hair Up Brush, label.m u-pin Straight Black 50mm, label.m Kirby Grip Straight Black 70mm & label.m No Pull Braiding Bands Black 15mm. Wow. (£27.45, labelm.com)
Got a SKINCARE FAN on that list? Someone who is addicted to anti-ageing products, and loves to chat all night about ‘key ingredients’, ‘botanicals’ and the rest? Yep, me too.
So, how about this fantastic Origins Dr Weil Mega Relief Gift Set? It comes in a fab box, and a lovely bag, and contains, well, everything you ever need. Full size Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Advanced Face Serum, Mega-Mushroom Face Mask, (x4 5ml pods), Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Treatment Lotion, Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Face Cleanser, and Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Face Cream. It’s worth over £100! (£60, origins.co.uk)
THE TEEN BEAUTY FAN is a hard one to buy for. But we think something like these lovely Art Deco inspired products from The Body Shop are as good a place to start.
The Sparkler is a Body Shop regular now, a lovely retro-style pump of sparkly powder, and this year they come in silver and gold Deco stye packaging, and both have a matching eye palette with four shadows in each. Sorted! (£14, and £16, thebodyshop.com)
THE SWEET TOOTH should be discouraged from too many sweets during the festive season, but you can still indulge them with this lovely Philosophy Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath – a classic from the fab US brand. It smells deliciously minty and is bound to bring you to life even on the coldest of winter mornings! (£14, boots.com)
We all know her, THE ONE WITH LOVELY HAIR. I dont know about you, but I am forever having hair envy, not of hair like mine, all dyed and, well, wrecked, but of those who walk among us with the most amazing, natural, beautiful hair. Buy them a simple haircare set for Christmas and tell them never to mess with their beautiful locks. I’d suggest the Paul Mitchell Because You’re Classic gift set, this year in a fab graphic reusable bag. It contains Awapuhi shampoo, The Detangler, and Sculpting Foam full sizes.(£30, hqhair.com)
Finally, oops, THE ONE YOU FORGOT! Yep, we all have someone we forget about, and it’s always handy just to have a little something around in case there is someone unexpected that you need to grab a gift for – and a nice one, not just some rubbish you have lying around! So, how about this lovely Scottish Fine Soaps Pink Grapefruit & Argan Oil set, which contains four lovely products – hand and nail cream, body lotion, soap and body cream. (£9.95, scottishfinesoaps.co.uk)