If you don’t love Christmas crackers, then I don’t believe you! It has to be one of the festive season’s most joyful things. And even better when they are BEAUTY crackers!
There are loads of beauty crackers available, full of all sorts of goodies. Perfect for a wee extra present, a stocking filler, or a table gift- these are a few of the best.
1.MARC JACOBS THE NIGHT OWL HOLIDAY CRACKER, £24, JOHN LEWIS
Create owl-like eyes with this fabulous cracker which is really a gorgeous gift set. It contains a mini Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer, a mini Magic Marc’er Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Blacquer and a full size Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara.
2.BEATITUDE LIMITED EDITION PEACE, JOY AND PATIENCE BEAUTY CRACKERS, £8 EACH, BEATITUDEPRODUCTS.CO.UK
Each of these crackers from Scottish brand, Beatitude, contains a 10ml bottle of a gorgeous bath oil. Peace is a bedtime blend to help you sleep, a mix of Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Mandarin, Petitgrain and Cedarwoood. Joy is a wonderfully uplifting and cheering citrus blend of Orange, Mandarin, Petitgrain and Bergamot oils to revitalise and revive flagging spirits. Bergamot is a known anti-depressant and can help with S.A.D. Patience is a winter pick-me-up oil – it contains Ginger to warm and relieve aches and strains, and Juniperberry, a powerful diuretic, to aid cleansing and detox process.
3.LA ROCHE-POSAY CICAPLAST HANDS & LIPS CRACKER, £12, FEELUNIQUE.COM
This cracker contains a replenishing lip balm, and a nourishing hand balm that work in tandem to protect and hydrate sensitive and over-dry skin. A great gift for anyone in the winter months.
4.TIME BOMB CHRISTMAS CRACKER, £10, QVC AND TIMEBOMBCO.COM
This lovely mint green cracker contains two 30 ml tubes of Hand To Hand Combat Cream. Enriched with Shea Butter and Argan Oil, as well as Vitamin E, it hydrates and replenishes, as well as protecting against environment aggressors.
5.JO MALONE LONDON COLOURFUL CHRISTMAS CRACKER, £34, JOMALONE.CO.UK
This is an annual favourite, and this year it comes in two box colourways, designed by Jonathan Saunders. Each cracker contains a 9ml Blackberry & Bay Cologne, a 15ml Basil & Neroli Body & Hand Wash, and a 15ml English Pear & Freesia Body Creme. A beautiful taste of Jo Malone London for Christmas.
6.ELEMIS FRANGIPANI CRACKER, £15, ELEMIS.COM
This is one of four Elemis beauty crackers available this year, including one for men. The Frangipani range is one of Elemis’s best-sellers, and this cracker contains two minis – Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream, and Frangipani Monoi Body Oil.