Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide 2015

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun and I cannot tell you how much I love this holiday. This year I have a new nephew due to be born on Christmas day so safe to say excitement levels are at there highest. But aside from all the lovely sentimental things this season brings thanks to good ol' St Nick this is a time for gifting, so here are few ideas for the ladies in your life. 
Starting off with a few make up ideas; a palette is always nice to receive and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit £65 is this years must have it is just so beautiful, I reviewed this in my last post so click here if you fancy a read of that. If you don't want to spend so much the Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Contour Kit is much cheaper at £39 and just as coveted by all beauty junkies. 
If the lady you are buying for is all about eyes then the By Terry Ombre Blackstar £29 are the way to go. Not only are all the shades beautiful this stuff does not budge or crease. These are seriously the best cream eye-shadows out there and a beautiful gift to receive. 
A high end lipsticks is such a classic gift and the packaging of the Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick £26 is just beautiful, it feels like a treat to pull this out your bag and apply, even better if a loved one has chosen it for you. 
If you are looking for stocking fillers then Beauty Blenders are the way to go, the Beauty Blender Blotterazzi is just £16 and has two on the go blending sponges, and the Solid Beauty Blender Cleanser £14 is the perfect gift for anyone who already owns the sponges but struggles the fork out £14 for soap; the struggle is real! be a love and treat them. 
The modern day stocking filler comes ready packaged in Christmas cracker or bauble form and my two favourites are the Emma Hardy Merrily Moringa £10 and the Caudalie Beauty Elixir Christmas Bauble £11.50, these trinkets make high end gifting affordable for everyone. 
Perfume and candles are always a lovely gift; the Neom Candles all smell gorgeous and if you are after a really feminine classic scent I personally don't think you can go wrong with Dior J'adore. Smell is something personal though, so go into store and sniff everything you like the look of until you find something that reminds you of that special someone. 
If you have a loved one that adores all things sparkly but diamonds are out of your price range then head over to Swarovski they have some lovely pieces and not all too expensive, this Maeva Ring retails at £99 but rings start at just £49 and if you can't have a bit of bling at Christmas then when can you?

I hope this gave you a few ideas, I did intend to include a few books as well but as my letter to Santa this year was filled with books I did not want to buy any in advance. If you are after a beauty book though then Face Paint by Lisa Eldridge is sure to be on the wishlist of all beauty fanatics this year. Hope you are all having a lovely start to December and happy shopping!