Christmas Gift Guide – Beauty

I’m sorry this is so late, life has been crazy busy lately… it’s that time of year I guess. Of your still doing Christmas shopping, then here’s some more gift ideas for you.

I’m sure you know by now, I do love all things beauty particularly at Christmas when there’s Beauty Advent Calendars and gift sets… what’s not to love.

I’ve not personally tried any of the Advent Calendars but love the concept of them, I might pick one up if they’re reduced now that December has started.

Here’s a few of my faves that I think you’ll love too…


Benefit B.Right Start Skincare Set £11.25

The perfect skincare stocking filler with some minis of Benefit’s best selling skincare:

  • Total Moisture
  • Triple Performing Facial Emulsion
  • It’s Potent Eye Cream

ELEMIS – ‘Soothing Beauty Secrets’ Skincare Gift Set £42.50

Give your skin some TLC with the Elemis Soothing Beauty Secrets Skincare ste available at Debenhams.

The set includes:

  • Gentle Foaming Facial Wash
  • Soothing Apricot Toner, Hydra-Boost
  • Sensitive Day Cream
  • Peptide Night Recovery Cream-Oil.

This is the perfect introduction to some great products.

Elemis Gift Set

Clinique Smart & Smooth Skincare Gift Set £42

This is an ideal gift set for those who are looking for some hydrating and anti-ageing moisturiser.

Clinique Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Custom-Repair Moisturiser helps skin retain moisture while providing sun protection.

Clinique Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturiser delivers nighttime repair. Helps visibly smooth lines and wrinkles, to brighten and strengthen skin’s moisture barrier.

Add Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum day and night to see a more uniform tone, improved texture, and visibly diminished lines.

Set Contains:

  • Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Custom-Repair Moisturiser, 50ml
  • Smart Custom Serum, 10ml
  • Smart Custom-Repair Night Moisturiser, 15ml

REN Dream Skin Care Gift Set £20

Cleanse the day away with Rosa Centifolia Purity Balm, hydrate the skin with V-cense night cream and surround yourself with a relaxing fragrance before you sleep yourself to sleep with the & Now To Sleep pillow spray. The gift set comes in a gorgeous limited edition gift box designed by Kikki.K.

Set Contains:

  • Revitalising Night Cream, 15ml
  • No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm, 10ml
  • Pillow Spray, 75ml

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour 5 Piece Gift Set £35.70

If you haven’t tried Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, you haven’t lived! It’s amazing.

This skincare set includes:

  • Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant THE ORIGINAL, 50ml (full size): This legendary skincare classic works wonders to moisturise and protect anytime anyway you choose. Shape brows, revitalise shine, soothe dry hands and smooth cuticles and nails
  • Eight Hour® Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15, 3.7g: A super-protective, portable stick for lips enriched with super emollients and moisturizing Vitamin E to relieve symptoms of chapping and cracked lips due to dryness. SPF 15 sunscreen helps prevent sunburn.
  • Eight Hour® Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment, 30ml: This fast-absorbing non-greasy gel cream for the hands moisturises for up to eight hours. Soothing emollients smooth and soften rough, weather-exposed skin. Signs of dryness and cracking are reversed so hands look and feel soft and touchable.

    Eight Hour® Cream Intensive Daily Moisturizer for Face SPF 15, 30ml: This daily, hydrating lotion leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturised for up to 8 hours. Protects skin from the effects of extreme weather and climate changes, while SPF 15 protects skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

    Eight Hour® Cream All-Over Miracle Oil, 30ml: Infused with beauty’s newest favourite ingredient, Tsubaki oil, this head-to-toe formula leaves your face and body soft to the touch and gives hair a beautiful shine.

    Red Cosmetic Case.

    Aveda – Renewal for Your Journey Body Care Gift Set £20

    A luxurious at-home pamper set of travel size ‘Hand Relief’ Moisturizing Cream in three signature Aveda aromas to suit every sense balancing ‘Shampure™’, uplifting ‘Rosemary Mint’ and Limited Edition ‘Candrima™’.

    The Rosemary & Mint Hand Relief has been a favourite of mine for years. Might have to treat myself to this set… must not shop for myself!

    These Aveda products are paraben free, cruelty free and suitable for vegans.


    Benefit They’re Real! POREfect Makeup Set £24.75

    If long lashes and a flawless base is what your after then this is the set for you. Porefessional is the perfect primer as it minimises pores and helps your prime the skin so that your make up lasts from day to night. You can also apply on top of your make up to mattify any shiny areas.


    Benefit Bestsellers Makeup Gift Set £84

    Be sure to pick up incredible value Limited Edition Benefit Bundle. This set includes 4 x full size Benefit best-sellers.

    Get long and defined lashes with They’re Real! mascara; juicy lips with They’re Real! Double The Lip lipstick, perfect brows with Gimme Brow+ and a golden complexion with Gold Rush. As well as 2 x deluxe size samples, perfect for when you’re on the go.

    Set contains:

    • They’re Real! Mascara, Full Size, 8.5g
    • They’re Real! Double The Lip, Juicy Berry, Full Size, 1.5g
    • Gimme brow+, Shade 3, Full Size, 3g
    • Gold Rush Blusher, Full Size, 5g
    • The POREfessional Pearl Primer, Deluxe Sample, 3ml
    • Rockateur Blusher, Deluxe Sample, 1.6g
    • Makeup Bag

    Stila Eyes Are The Window Palette – Spirit £33

    A gorgeous eye palette with a mix of matte and metallic shades. The perfect gift for every makeup lover.

    Stila Matte ‘N Metal Eye Shadow Palette £39

    If you like a neutral hues with the mix of metallics then this is the palette for you. Richly pigmented shadows, Stila palettes will not disappoint.

    Clinique Makeup Gift Set £35

    An ideal festive kit for home or on the go.

    Brighten eyes with All About Eyes™ lightweight eye cream. Diminishes the appearance of puffy eyes, undereye circles. Helps hold eye makeup in place, too. Top with All About Shadow™ Limited Edition Quad with soft pink and violet shades.

    Add some edge with Quickliner™ For High Impact™ lashes Clinique’s Lash Elevating Mascara is infused with a curling polymer to bring lashes to new heights that lasts for 24 hours. Gentle and long-wearing, with lash-conditioning mamey seed oil.

    Dramatically Different™ Lipstick Shaping Lip Colour gives a hydrating, bright and kissable pout (for all the mistletoe that’s about at this time of year). After the party, lightweight makeup remover Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Balm quickly dissolves makeup.

    Set Contains:

    • High Impact Lash Elevating Mascara, 7ml
    • Dramatically Different Lipstick, 3ml
    • All About Shadow Quad Quickliner, 0.14ml
    • Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, 15ml
    • All About Eyes, 15ml

    BareMinerals Twilight Glow Makeup Gift Set £28.90

    An ideal gift set for those who have never tried mineral makeup before… with this 4-piece collection of BareMinerals radiant face finishers.

    Add a complexion-boosting blush, finish your makeup with the luminous setting powder, lashes for days with mega-volumising mascara, and glistening lipgloss top off any look and any skin tone with a naturally gorgeous, all-star glow.

    Set contains:

    • Gen Nude® Powder Blush, Call My Blush, 6g
    • Hydrating Mineral Veil, 2g
    • Lash Domination Mascara, Intense Black, Mini, 4.5ml
    • Gen Nude® Buttercream Lipgloss, Sugar, 4ml

    Finally just because I love doing my nails every so often and thought some of you might too or know some others who might love these…

    OPI Nutcracker Mini Lacquer 10 Pack Gift Set £27.11

    Celebrate the holidays with limited edition colours inspired by Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker & the Four Realms’ in OPI’s 2018 Holiday Collection Mini 10 Pack!

    Set Contains:

    • Bubble Bath, 3.75ml
    • Alpine Snow, 3.75ml
    • Big Apple Red, 3.75ml
    • Cajun Shrimp, 3.75ml
    • Malaga Wine, 3.75ml
    • Lincoln Park After Dark, 3.75ml
    • Tagus in That Selfie!, 3.75ml
    • Tickle my France-y, 3.75ml
    • OPI…Eurso Euro, 3.75ml
    • Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around, 3.75ml

    Nails Inc Paint Your Nails Happy Gift Set £25

    Each of these four limited edition polishes have been formulated with the Nails Inc patented long wear system and non-drip brush for flawless application.

    The set features two shimmer shades:

    • Self Made Happiness – a pop of rose.
    • Looking O So Fine – a champagne shade popping with fine gold glitter.
    • Hustle Sold Separately – a statement cherry red.
    • Rainbow Is My Favourite Colour – packed with confetti glitter.

    Nails Inc Polish Duo £12.75

    A pop of festive colour in this Nails Inc duo.

    Which of these gifts are you loving?

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Gill x


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