After covering topics like Fashion, Lifestyle & Fragrances, I have picked few gift options from Beauty. I prefer choosing limited edition sets to be able to try more products and also make the recipient feel special that the set is holiday edition that comes in special gift packaging. On to the gift sets now :).
I recently discovered an amazing natural skincare brand – ESPA skincare. They do some really fab products that are available alone or in the sets. I tried The Balancing Collection which unfortunately went out of stock so quickly everywhere but they have some other sets available on the site which make great gift options for natural spa like skincare lovers. The Balancing collection have products made from plant extracts. Together they work to clarify, brighten, hydrate, soothe and nourish oily and combination skin.
This set comes beautifully presented in an ESPA gift box, finished with a hand-tied green ribbon and includes:
- Balancing Foam Cleanser 150ml
- Balancing Herbal Spafresh 100ml
- 24 Hour Balancing Moisturiser 55ml
- Balancing Face Treatment Oil 15ml
You will read more about these on my blog later but for now definitely check their gift sets for natural skincare lovers.
- Murad Ultimate Skin Perfectors | £65 (worth £140)
Protect and perfect with this ultimate trio of skin perfectors. They help restore youthful radiance, giving a healthy glow, not just for Christmas, but all year round.
This collection includes:
AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (30 ml) polishes away dull, dry skin to reveal smoother, younger looking skin. I’m an old fan of this cleanser and have full size which I use regularly. Glad to have this one for travelling.
Eye Lift Firming Treatment (15 ml) firms and tightens the skin around the delicate eye area improving the appearance of fine line for younger looking eyes in an instant.
Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30 (30 ml) adds a layer of skin-blurring perfection and protection for flawless makeup application.
- Men-ü The Ultimate Shave Kit | £49.95 (value £69.75) – For Men
Now this is a gift most men will enjoy – The ultimate kit for healthy skin! The shave creme, Healthy Facial wash, Matt Skin Refresh Gel & Facial Moisturizer Lift form a revolutionary four step approach to achieving healthy skin. Men-ü Shave creme is packed with lubricants including silicone and moisturizers that create a smooth ride for the razor. Healthy Facial Wash has a high level of tea tree oil to help cleanse and protect from spots and shaving rash. Matt skin Refresh gel tones, smoothes & clarifies the skin, dissolving and reducing sebum production. This also contains antiseptic & anti-inflammatory ingredients that help overcome ingrown hairs. Facial Moisturizer Lift is an after shave balm and moisturiser combined containing mint and menthol to cool and refresh. Every Man would love this kit as a complete skincare regime. Their Shave Facial EssentialsShave Facial Essentials | £29.95 is also a great option if you’re on a budget.
This facial rejuvenating kit is developed to hydrate, tone and firm skin, helping to slow down the signs of ageing. Packed with anti-oxidants and suitable for all skin types. This kit contains:
Rejuvenating Rose Hydrating Daily Face Gel (50ml)
Frankincense & Rose Cleansing Face Gel (100ml)
Frankincense & Rose Moisturising Face Lotion (100ml)
Frankincense & Rose Moisturising Face Cream (50ml)
Makeup Gift Sets
- Charlotte Tilbury – Beauty Icons Set | £55
This is a collection of Charlotte’s bestselling award winning makeup and skincare products that complement all skin tones and are great for all skin types. The set includes:
- Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk is the cult super model lip liner that will reshape, resize & redefine your lips in a gorgeous barely-there nude pink shade!
- Mini Full Fat Lashes Mascara (0.1 fl.oz) is the 5-in-1 mascara for the best eyelashes of your life, in a luxurious glossy black formula!
- Mini K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink (1g) is the ideal hydrating lipstick shade for everyday wear or layering with your favourite lip gloss for amped up glamour.
- Mini Charlotte’s Magic Cream Moisturiser (15ml) is the coveted secret formula adored backstage by models & celebrities, with ingredients to lift your complexion & intensely moisturise your skin!
- Mini Wonderglow Face Primer (15ml) is the glow-giving instant pick-me-up for effortlessly dewy skin in a beauty flash!
My thoughts on some of the Charlotte Tilbury products can be read here. This luxury gift set will definitely be much loved by the recipient :).
- Too Faced Pretty Little Planner | £34 (currently £30.60)
This mid range Pretty Little Planner comes with 15 richly pigmented eye shadows in matte and shimmer finishes, Deluxe-size bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara, Leatherette agenda with month-at-a-glance calendar and a sticker sheet to customize your pages. The shades are so pretty in the eyeshadow palette. The shimmer shades are absolutely stunning and the subtle mattes are so creamy too. I also love the cute blue and gold Wakeup Makeup Repeat planner. The deluxe size Better than mascara will last you for few months. All in all a great festive release!
From primer, foundation, blush, eyeshadow palette to lip gloss, this gorgeous set has it all to let you shine like a hollywood star! Hydrating Spackle Under Make-Up Primer and Balance-n-Brighten Colour Correcting Foundation ensure your skin is camera ready for close ups. Shimmering shades of blush, lip gloss, and new Hollywood Glam Eye Shadow Palette bring that Hollywood glam.
Paul & Joe’s Holiday makeup collection 2017 is perfect for Cat Lovers. This French designer beaute products have always been eye catching specially the limited edition sets. This cute little set comes with a shimmering red lipstick with cat face embossed on top, a shimmering cream eyeshadow that looks absolutely gorgeous and a shimmering face powder/blush topper housed in a red cat-themed wash bag.
Custom Luxury Makeup Hamper
If I had to gift something to my sister or Niece (both are makeup lovers), I would gift them a custom hamper to let them try products from various brands. Custom hampers can include products like Paul & Joe Sparkling Primer, Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Colours (my top recommendations are Burgundy & Capri for medium skin tones. You may love Greystone if you love browns and greys. My thoughts on formula can be read here), Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quads (I recommend checking Dolce Vita & Vintage Vamp), Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions palette, Stila Magnetic Eyeshadows, Huda Beauty Lip contour set, Urban Decay Mascara Duo and more.
Hope you like some of the gifts here. Until next time..
*This post features PR samples.
**The gorgeous gift image is taken (with permission) from Die Fashionista. Check out her blog at http://www.diefashionista.com/