Friday, 29 November 2013

Christmas Wish List: Beauty

Having been working a ridiculous amount recently, yet still managing to be skint, I haven't had any time to do any shopping recently really, for myself or anyone else. But I have had time to do some online browsing/wishing of things that would be perfect christmas presents for yourself, family or significant other. So this is number one of my little mini series of some fab prezzie ideas for the festive season, so here's some fab beauty buys for those precious ladies in your life (or yourself, you totally count as precious too).

1. Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque £33 - This clay based mask, or masque if you must, is clay based which we all know is great for giving clear skin, as well as filled with lots of lovely floral bits like rose and sage oils to gently clear your skin. Although maybe not the best present for someone else (pointing out through gifts someone else's' flaws never goes down too well) it's always good to start the season of giving with a gift to yourself I say.

2. Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Kit £21.99 - This would be a great gift for a younger sister looking to expand her make up expertise, it has everything you need to create a great make up base including a detailer brush for concealer or lipstick, pointed foundation brush which I think is pretty self explanatory, buffing brush for powder and or bronzer and contour brush for highlighting or blusher and it comes in a handy little case/stand, nifty.

3. Cowshed Christmas Cracker £10.00 - A cracking (geddit?) little tree gift for the boyfriends mum/sister, so long as she doesn't mind being given a gift naming her a 'grumpy cow'. It features two miniature bath and shower gels all in a festive package, guaranteed to get you into the family circle of trust. 

4. Phillip Kingsley Moisture Extreme Set £16.99 - It may not come in any pretty festive wrapping or result in a gasp of joy when unwrapped, but I assure you after using this duo the recipient will be thanking you by the bucketload. Having myself used rather a ridiculous amount of different hair care brands I can safely say nothing leaves my hair feeling smoother and more luscious than this stuff, so if it's for your darling mother or your in need self, give the gift of a glossy mane this Christmas. 

5. This Works Dream on Christmas £12.00 - We all know that life can get a little bit stressful, especially around Christmas when the nights are drawing in and there never seems enough time in the day to get stuff done, so sometimes we all need a little TLC and some help in getting off to the land of nod. Treat your loved one with a bottle of this soothing bath oil to help them wash away the stresses of the festive season and get you in the good books. 

6. Essie Nail Polish in Luxedo £7.99 - For those who are going for a slightly more scrimpy Christmas but don't want to look like Scrooge, nail polish is the perfect choice. This gorgeous deep shade of plum will look great with an LBD this New Year's eve. 

7. Lush Father Christmas Bath Bombs £3.25 - Ever since I can remember me and my sister would get my mum a Lush Christmas gift every single year, feeling it necessary to tell her it's about bloody time she treated herself for change. These little cuties are a great stocking filler for your secret santa gift and a fail safe gift for someone you think deserves a little treat themselves. 

8. Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Body & Bath Duet £30.00 - I bought this set for myself in the post Christmas sales last year when then were reduced rather handsomely and I can safely say they smell good enough to eat. The bath salts leave your skin smelling divine with a lovely soft sheen and the body cream is just as yummy, a perfect treat for Mum. 

9. Nars Velvet Matt Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red £17.50 - Now everybody needs a perfect red lipstick and if you know someone without then it's time to do your duty and fill that rouge shaped hole in their life. The Nars Velvet Lip Pencils offer a long lasting non-shiny li colour that can last through till midnight and beyond (plus that midnight new years kiss). 

10. Burt's Bees Nature's Necessities £8.99 - Filled with wonderful little treats, this kit is a great gift to make it look like you've spent WAY more than you have (especially as it's supposedly worth £19). Everyone's always banging on about how amazing the Burt's Bees lip balm and the hand cream is a great hand bag must have.

Well I hope at least this has inspired you on the Christmas gift front, luckily I have a tiny family so present buying is neither too complicated or expensive for me. Keep an eye out for some more gift ideas in my next posts including home gifts, boy gifts and clothing gifts!

Emma x

Psst here's some amazing Black Friday deals to make the most of this weekend:
Selfridges up to 20% off with code: SELF2013
Urban Outfitters 20% off with code: PARTY
Look Fantastic up to 20% off with code: TREAT20
Missguided 15% off with code: FUNDAYFRIDAY
Kurt Geiger 25% off with code: F&FKG25
Feel Unique 10% off with code: FESTIVE10
Topshop 20% off bags and shoes
Miss Selfridge up to 50% online
Whistles automatic 20% off
ASOS up to 25% off Brands
Boots triple advantage card points when you spend over £60


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