There is exactly one month left ’til Christmas making it the perfect time to post my Christmas Beauty Gift Guide for 2015! Since it is the season of celebration, family, love and presents(of course!) I thought I would not only post a Christmas Beauty Gift Guide to help you lovelies find the perfect gifts for all your loved ones, but I also wanted to give my Fabulous Fabublush Family (try saying that really fast 5 times!) something for all the support you guys have shown me! I have complied a combination of some of the gifts mentioned below for one of you lovelies to win worth over £200! That could be a lot of gifts ticked off your list or a hell of a Christmas gift for yourself! Keep reading for the chance to win!
Perfume is the ultimate go to gift and can be great if you get the scent right! It can be a very difficult thing to predict what kind of a scent someone will like but you will know when you’ve found the perfect one. Unknowingly we all associate scents to people and memories in our subconscious and whether its a base note or a type of fragrance (floral, woody etc), your subconscious will tell you if a scent will be someones style or not. Go ahead, pop down to your local Perfume Shop and try it out but these are some of my ultimate gift recommendations for this year:
Gucci Bamboo- Launched in Spring this year, Gucci Bamboo is a popular scent with top notes including Italian Bergamont and Ylang Ylag and a base note of Sandalwood giving a feminine fragrance a strong edge. From £49.00, can be bought individually or as a gift set.
Marc Jacobs Decadence- Launched just a couple of months ago, you cannot go wrong with this gorgeously decadent bottle and it’s impressive detailing. As well as the lavish black silky tassel and textured python cap, the fragrance also lives up to it’s name and appearance. A luxuriously glamorous fragrance with ingredients like Italian Plum and sexy Liquid Amber, its a safe bet for any woman that appreciates some sophisticated elegance. From £49.00, can be bought individually or as a gift set.
Michael Kors Gold Collection- Another 2015 launch, the Gold Collection was designed to reflect the opulence and luxury of the highly prized metal- from white to rose to 24K gold. Each scent embodies the luxe glamour of the Michael Kors Woman and there is something for every occasion, mood and personal aesthetic. The White Luminous Gold is sparkling and sensuous while the 24K Brilliant Gold is feminine and seductive and the Rose Radiant Gold is tantalising and hypnotic. From £39.00, available individually or in gift sets.
*All the links above are for Perfume shop who offer FREE standard delivery online, gift wrap service in store, perfume advice, and Rewards Club Membership to earn Perfume Points every time you spend.
Bath & Body gifts can be quite indulgent and not usually something one may buy themselves. They make great gifts for someone who needs a bit of pampering and will always go down well!
Crabtree & Evelyn Bath & Body Gifts – Skin indulging ready made gift boxes which leave behind silky soft and exquisitely scented skin in an array of fragrances! From £26.00, one of my favourites is Summer Hill.
Laura Mercier Body Collection– Gorgeously scented and indulgently rich, these limited edition collections are great value for money and include everything you would ever want to spoil your skin with. From £45.00, available in Almond Coconut Milk and Ambre Vanille– I lurrrrve both!
Skincare gifts can be great for those loved ones who spend a fortune on skincare and are on a quest for flawless skin. Gift sets can be a great way of trying new brands and products without too much commitment and these are 2 of my current favourite skincare brands who each have great value starter sets.
Dermologica Favourites– five of the brand’s most popular skin care products which celebrities like Victoria Beckham have admitted to using. With each having a different function, it is a complete skin care regime in one set, allowing you to get the full Dermalogica treatment- one my skin loves! From £33.50 (with an extra 10% for a limited time).
Murad Starter Kits and Sets– there is a wide range available for every type of skin. I have recently been using and loving a few Murad products; Invisiblur, Blemish Spot Treatment, and Perfecting Day Cream so would highly recommend the brand and there is a kit/set to suit every skin concern/type. From £24.50 (with an extra 11% off for a limited time).
Makeup is fun, glamorous, and the easiest way to experiment with your look. Although some makeup products are impossible to buy for others i.e Foundation (unless you’re given a very specific list!), brands bring out some amazing gift sets at this time of year giving fresh inspiration.
Benefit Gift Sets– Benefit is such a great, fun brand which manages to appeal to women all across the spectrum. The formulations are great and many of their products have a cult following. Their gift sets consist of most of their bestsellers so one has a chance to pick and choose what they like best. Their mascaras are some of the best on the market and their blushes are world renowned! From £18.50 (with an extra 11% off for a limited time).
Nars One Shocking Moment Cheek Studio Palette– Exclusive to Space NK and limited edition, this palette basically provides one with a whole wardrobe of blush. Every colour you could need or want is in or can be mixed from this gorgeous palette. Nars blushes are some of the best in the market for both colour and formula and this would make the perfect gift! £45.00 but contains product worth at least 3 times that!
Hair Care Gifts; I cannot be the only person that would be over the moon with one because I’m obsessed with my hair can I?! Hair products may seem like an odd present to some but again there are some gorgeously indulgent hair gift sets on the market that I just had to include in my Christmas Beauty Gift Guide!
Oribe Collections– without a doubt THE most luxurious hair brand in the world has 2 limited edition collections for us to spoil ourselves and loved ones with this Christmas! The Gold Lust Collection is great for anyone with damaged hair wanting to treat their hair and improve its condition while the Beautiful Colour Collection is great for maintaining and repairing coloured, treated hair. As well as being amazing products, the packaging is to die for! From £49.00.
Colab Dry Shampoo Travel Kit– Not only an amazing present for those busy bees who often travel, but a great way to try out all the scents of the most amazing dry shampoo ever! I love this dry shampoo and think this little kit packs a whole lot or product for the price! £10.00 for 5 minis.
Candles of good quality are a total luxury and therefore make perfect presents. No bath, night in or christmas would be complete without a candle and these are some of my favourite.
Diptyque Candles– are the ultimate in luxury candles with beautifully unique scents, great lasting power and pretty packaging. My favourite candles for when I am in the mood to indulge! Jasmin is my all time favourite because of its strong yet feminine, flowery scent. From £20.00.
Linea at House of Fraser do some amazing candles, they do a wide range and cater for every budget. My recent favourite however has been the Luxury Hotel Collection which has the prettiest candles that not only look very high end but the quality matches up too. The scents are decadent and it lingers around for hours. My personal favourite is the Oud scent, again flowery and feminine but with a strong edge. P.s. they’re on offer right now! From £20.00.
My final recommendation which fits onto a few of the categories, skincare, bath and body and even makeup is SteamCream. It is made up of a base of oatmilk (very calming and anti-inflammatory), a blend of real essential oils, and a shot of hot steam to fuse the ingredients together. The result is an incredibly effective natural face moisturiser that softens, calms and restores vitality for radiant skin morning and night creating a perfect makeup base. However, it is also great on the body, to calm and soothe rashes, skin disorders, and even on a babies (over 12 months is recommended), the list is endless. It would make a perfect present because of its multipurpose quality; I love it, especially for its soft floral scent and the silky smooth skin it leaves behind! The packaging is pretty and there are new designs every season, I particularly love the crackers and stars for Christmas- so cute! From £8.95.
I hope you lovelies liked my picks, now for the best bit, the GIVEAWAY!!! I have chosen a selection of the items from my Christmas Beauty Gift Guide which are worth over £350.00 for one of you lovelies to win!! I will be posting a picture of my selection that is up for grabs at some point in the next couple of days on all my social media platforms. It is really simple to enter, all you have to do is follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and comment/reply to the giveaway post. Anyone from anywhere in the world can enter and it is one entry per person per social media platform so if you follow me and comment on all 3, you’ll be entered 3 times! You have to both be following me and comment under the post or you won’t be entered. All entries must be received by 11.59pm on 14/12/15 and the winner will be announced soon after.
Good Luck Lovelies! xoxo
*I reserve the right to replace any of the products shown as part of the prize with anything else mentioned in this list should something become unavailable. I do not take any responsibility for any loss/damage in transit.