With the big day almost upon us, the manic last minute Christmas gift shopping period has arrived! With people seemingly busier than ever before, it seems that everyone is on the look-out for last minute bargain gifts to give to friends and family. Here we round up a selection of our top picks of gifts for her that would definitely be welcome under the tree this year.
This Works – Calm Kiss – For promoting peace and preparing your body and mind for a good night’s sleep, these are the ideal solution for a busy reveller. This Works is a brand that we absolutely love. Their high quality natural beauty products are an absolute dream to use. Perfect for de-stressing after the madness of Christmas day! This pretty little bauble style set contains 2 x deep sleep stress less 5ml. Deep sleep stress less is a multi-purpose aromatherapy blend that can be used anytime to de-stress or at night-time to help promote a restful sleep. £10 from www.thisworks.com.
If you’re looking for a skincare range that helps to reduce the appearance of spots and blemishes while leaving skin hydrated, beautifully smooth and glowing, then look no further than the new Proactiv+® range from the skin experts Dr Katie Rodan and Dr Kathy Fields. With hundreds of pre-orders, and already tipped as a ‘beauty must have’ among professional makeup artists and UK celebrities such as Ola Jordan and Nicole Scherzinger, the Proactiv+® range acts to deliver the most effective skin clearing system yet, acting quickly and gently to prevent the formation of spots and wipe out existing blemishes at the same time.
30 Day 3-step Core System – The Proactiv+ Core System gets to the source of blemishes to clear existing breakouts and prevent new ones forming. It hydrates and soothes skin and helps reduce redness, pore size, fade post-blemish marks and even skin tone. Beautifully presented and great for Christmas gifting! £19.99 from www.proactiv.co.uk.
This collection of shine-boosting hair essentials will provide plenty of A-lister dazzle, making it a firm favourite for the festive season. The super cute kit includes:
• Colour & Shine Shampoo 50ml
• Colour & Shine Conditioner 50ml
• Volumising No Oil Oil 15ml
• Shine & Fragrance Spray 50ml.
RRP: £16.00 and available at www.percyandreed.com and John Lewis.
I love….Miniature Bubble Bath and Shower Creme collection Festive Edition – With Spiced Cinnamon, Mixed Berries, Iced Cookie, Sugared Cranberry, Chocolate & Oranges And Cherry Almond Sparkle. These 6 x 100ml Bubble Bath & Shower Crèmes make a fabulous main present or stocking filler. This is exclusive to Superdrug and the scents are just perfect for this time of year! Great for some festive pampering.
MyShowcase Christmas Dolores Beauty Bag – MyShowcase’s star of the show this festive season. This Christmas the queen of beauty bags is back and celebrating in style! Emanating the season’s best catwalk trends, her berry red lips and gold lids are sure to turn heads. Dolores is a girl’s best friend – she will happily hold all of your beauty essentials – shampoos, moisturisers and more! Her embroidered canvas is protected by a wipe-clean covering and she’s lined in a vibrant and festive red. The Limited Edition Christmas Dolores Beauty Bag is £19.50 and can be found online at www.myshowcase.com.
Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford (with Cass Exclusive Pull Out Poster) – This beloved book by Johanna Basford takes readers on an inky quest through the forest, discovering hidden treasures along the way. Colour in the drawings of wild flowers, woodland creatures, ornate lanterns and castle doors, and enjoy the relaxing and creative freedom as you fill in each beautiful page. The Cass Art copies include an exclusive dragon poster that isn’t available elsewhere, providing you with hours of extra inspiration and delight. Cass Art Price: £9.95. Find it at: www.cassart.co.uk.
Flower by Kenzo L’Elixir – Do you know the bewitching power of the poppy? A precious flower, with invaluable vitality. Its bloom conceals a vibrant sensuality, revealing the essence of women, their most captivating facet. Flower by Kenzo L’Elixir celebrates this femininity with a gourmand floral fragrance. The delicious raspberry note and Bulgarian rose essence compose a subtle and refined alchemy, while the bourbon vanilla and praline distil a sensual addiction. Have you ever seen a white poppy? A rare yet very real flower. On the bottle and box, a bright red stem, giving birth to a luminous white poppy. The fragrance opens with a burst of transparent freshness to unfold into a dazzling feminine heart.
David Deyong Snowflake Jewellery – We may not have a totally white Christmas ahead but you can still capture a set of sparkling snowflakes for that festive feeling. Turn heads at every Christmas get-together with these beautiful earrings and necklace from David Deyong. A perfect present, or little treat to finish off that party look. In sterling silver, there is a choice of stud or drop earring, and a pretty pendant necklace. These would make a great present for a loved one this Christmas. The sparkle on these is truly captivating and they are gorgeously festive. Pair them with a classic little black dress for evening wear or dress down with a cosy jumper and jeans and let this jewellery set add the sparkle. Earrings £39.99 and Necklace £49.99 – www.daviddeyong.co.uk.
Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Brow Expert Kit – With this professional set you will find the essentials for perfect brows. This complete professional brow set comes with all the essential tools you need for smooth and perfect brows. Choose which stencil you want to use the with the pigmented eyebrow powder, tint or eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows. Finish with the arch enhancing wax and highlighter for the finishing touches. Contains 2 eyebrow brushes, and a full size tweezer to keep your brows in shape! All packed into a handy mesh makeup bag for safekeeping. RRP £10 available from Superdrug.
treaclemoon Dusted Cocoa Heaven bath & shower gel – Whether lathered-up in the shower, or used as a bubble bath, this rich formulation, scented with the warm, comforting aroma of milky chocolate and cocoa-dusted truffles, delivers luxurious, fragrant bubbles to cleanse and soften the skin.
Perfect for teens and adults this works as a budget friendly stocking filler or as an addition to any beauty hampers you might be putting together for friends and family this year.
Priced at £2.99 / 500ml (Tesco and Tesco.com)
Frozen Fleece Throw – This Frozen throw will help warm you up during any eternal winter. Made from super-soft fleece, it’s decorated with colourful appliqué of Anna and Elsa with gorgeous embroidery snowflakes and other details.
Perfect for younger girls and teenagers, this is a super-cosy way to say merry Christmas and show how much you care!
Stockist: Disney Store and DisneyStore.co.uk – Price: RRP £15.95
The Vintage Cosmetic Company Cream of the Crop Gift Set – This gift set is a great way to start building your collection of The Vintage Cosmetic Company’s beautifully packaged make-up brushes, each in its own pretty box. The set includes all of the tools that you could possibly need for your daily makeup, including brushes and a cute, pink floral make up bag covered in signature print. This would make an impressive Christmas gift for women and teenagers. We absolutely love the vintage floral look of the packaging and the makeup bag. A real show-stopper of a Christmas gift!
As a special treat, you can even get 20% off if you are a first time customer. Just head on over to thevintagecosmeticcompany.com and use the promo code XMASFIRST when you place your order. What’s not to love?!
Consisting of a hair straightener and hair dryer, and available from Argos, the new desiREd range uses the very latest technology to help you achieve gorgeous, glossy, salon worthy hair from the comfort of your home. Styled in a luxurious red sparkle finish the desiRED range exudes quality, elegance and sophistication. Whether you want to create a bouncy blow dry, or Hollywood glam curls a la Lydia – the desiRED range is your hair’s new best friend!
The state-of-the-art products are the ‘next generation’ of the desiRED range – Nicky Clarke’s best selling range – and have been updated using ceramic black pearl for a smoother finish and gorgeous shine. Get the straighteners here.