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Christmas Beauty Gift Guide! Part 1 of 2

17 November 2013 0 comments

Hiii :)

So I usually tend to think that Christmas starts on December 1st. That's when I can start playing Mariah, get as many fairy lights out as possible and start eating mince pies. But I've decided to unleash my Christmas Gift Guide in mid-November, for those of you who want ideas now :)

Now really, there are soooo many novelty, fashion and lifestyle pieces that I've been loving and would make excellent gifts but I had to draw a line somewhere or this post would just be ridiculous, its already very long! Hence the following gifts are all going to be beauty related :)

I've split this Guide into 2 parts so it's not "crazylong" for you to read!

SAVE: £10 and under

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♥ The Body Shop Shea Lip & Softening Gift Set £7: A gorgeous duo of the 50ml Shea Body Butter and Shea lipbalm, in a cute snowman costume!

♥ Catseye Pug Compact £4.50: I love all the Catseye Pug items, such a cute little face!

♥ Boots No7 Eye Appeal Eyeshadow Palette £10: A great, affordable alternative to the Clarins The Essentials palette, comes with 8 great neutral colours and all for only £10! It's also a great alternative to the Avon palette featured in my Day to Night Evening makeup look if that isn't the easiest to get hold of :)

♥ Topshop Nail Pyramid in Magpie £5: Super cute glittery polish in lovely christmassy packaging that you can hang on your tree! Makes a great stocking filler or Secret Santa gift and comes in 3 other colours: red, blue, and multi-coloured glitter.

SPEND: £10-£29.99


♥ Steamcream in Silent Night £12.95: The famous, multi-use cream full of natural ingredients such as Oatmeal and Jojoba. I think this tin is so gorgeous and festive!

♥ Butter London Double Take Duo in Fire £19: This duo is amazing! You get a gorgeous deep red with golden shimmer, and the glitter flake irridescent topcoat.

♥ The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Collection £17: I love this Ginger Sparkle range, the scent is so amazing and christmassy. This set comes with the Shower Gel, Scrub, Body Butter and mini heart shaped soap :)

♥ Bobbi Brown Date Night Palette £24: I think this palette is amazing! You get 3 great eyeshadows, 2 lip colours and a mini gloss in an elegant looking Bobbi Brown palette and all for only £24! 


♥ OPI Mariah Carey Mini Holiday Collection £12.95: Contains 4 gorgeous colours by OPI, including a fabulous gold glitter and Vision of Love, a great dupe for Chanel's Rouge Noir.

♥ MAC Nocturnals Pigments and Glitter in Black & Gold £25.50: Contains 3 pigments in Naked, Museum Bronze and Copper Sparkle, and 2 glitters in Black and Gold. Comes in 2 other colour ranges: Green & Teal and Silver & Violet.


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♥ Boots Beauty Advent Calendar £30: Now I know that these are sold out online but you still may be able to grab one in a store! It's also on eBay but for pretty inflated prices :(

♥ YOU Beauty Advent Calendar £49.95: This is a possible alternative to the other calendars that seem to be selling out everywhere! (Especially the Selfridges one that I was soooo wanting!) There's around £240's worth of content, including items from Sisley, Neom and Caudalie and if you're hesitant in parting with the £50, their website shows you what you're getting (obviously not in order) so you can deliberate beforehand.

 SPLURGE: £50+


♥ Charlotte Tilbury The Perfect Red Kiss £73.50: In light of my love for Charlotte Tilbury's makeup collection (review here), it's hardly a surprised that pieces have made it into this post :) This little set has everything you'd need for the perfect, pin-up red lip: the lipstick in So Marilyn, lipgloss in Red Viven, lip pencil in Kiss N Tell and lip brush. There are 4 other sets available, such as The Perfect Nude and Perfect Vamp Kiss. My only qualm is that it's no cheaper to buy the set than each individual item but come on, imagine if the bf or husband got you this for Christmas?!

♥ Eve Lom The Luxury Collection £85: This luxury set includes 100ml of the famous cleanser and 50ml of both the Rescue Mask and TLC Radiance Cream. You can save around £50 by buying this set rather than getting the items individually and it would make for a lovely Christmas gift for someone special (or another item for the wishlist haha!)

And my oddball pick:

If you spend £150 in Liberty (which, let's face it, is easily done..) you can get this amazing beauty gift of 22 items worth £300, which includes items from Aesop, Chantecaille, Trish McEvoy, Hourglass and Laura Mercier! Unfortunately this is no longer available online but if you can get down to their store in London, snap this offer up quick!
(If you're going to buy things specifically to get this gift, I would ask beforehand to make sure they have some in stock to avoid disappointment!)

What are your favourite picks???

Hope you've enjoyed reading and look out for Part 2 with plenty more ideas for all purse depths! :)