Wednesday 30 November 2016

Puckering Up For Gift Gifting | Beauty Christmas Gift Guide 2016


I know that I have left my gift guides to a bit of a last minute this year but I thought that I would still release them in case you're still looking for some presents to purchase and give to people. I am going to be releasing three of these guides. Beauty, for men and for women just because I think that covers most things in my opinions. I obviously don't have children so I'm not sure what I'd suggest to buy for children. I'll stop with the rambling and get on with it.

I'm going to start off with something that has been booming within the last month or so. The DHC Beauty Bento Box has been flying off the shelves and if you can get your hands on it then I would definitely sugget snapping it up for someone who loves their skincare!

The set contains 2 sets of DHC Revitalizing Moisture Strips for Eyes which does a plethora of things such as cooling and soothening the area that it is applied to. The beautiful box also contains DHC Deep Cleansing Oil which gets rid of every trace of makeup without making the skin feel greasy and an array of other products perfect for the beauty lover within your life.

A beauty gift guide by Jamie wouldn't be a beauty gift guide at all without a little mention of Lush. I thought that I would mention a few things that would be superb for a Secret Santa or for that Lushie in your life.

Christingle Body Conditioner is perfect for someone who loves Mint/Mint scented products. This conditioner has two types of Mint Oil's so it is definitely strong on the Mint but also contains Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter which ensures that it is nourishing for the body. Christingle works via being smothered on the body then left on so it can stimulate the body which works via making the body slightly 'tingle' then it can be rinsed off. Once you have done this, you will be left with soft skin!

If you know something that loves all things colourful then I have the perfect suggestion for you. Northern Lights Bath Ballistic. This product contains Ylang Ylang and Jasmine which creates a sweet floral scent when it is dispersed into the bath. At the same time, this ballistic unravels and bursts out sparks of yellow, blue and purple which dance around the tub. The other product that I would pair with this is Shooting Stars soap which as you can tell from the name looks like a shooting stars with many different colours merging into each other. This has the scent of Lemon and Limes which smells so good when the rich sickly scents become a bit too much in the Festive season.

The next pairing is for those who are addicted to Snow Fairy. If you don't know what the infamous shower product smells of then the best way to sum it up is a cross between candy floss and pear drops. This year, Lush have decided to stock 1kg bottles of this product in all stores so you can either just buy the Shower Gel or you can team it up with something like the Snow Fairy Conditioner which works in the same way as Christingle except it doesn't tingle. Doing this would mean that you get double of Snow Fairy!

The last pairing of lovely Lush products are Bubbly and Golden Wonder. Bubbly is a thick shower gel which smells like a Bucks Fizz via containing White Grape, Orange and Lime. It is a wonderful product to use first thing in the morning. Golden Wonder is a product that shares the same scent but is for the bath. It takes 7 days to make a full Golden Wonder due to the layers and turns the water a brilliant blue colour.

Continuing on from Lush, I will mention The Body Shop (if you want to know my detailed opinions of the Festive range then click here.) The Body Shop do some amazing gift sets which contain things such as their new Superfood Face Masks, Oils Of Life range and much more. If you live near Leeds or London (I think) then you can go into store and create a personalised body butter for someone that loves body moisturisers. I think that this is perfect for Christmas as no one else can get this!

The next thing that I am going to suggest is mainly one for the guys that adore their facial hair. Men Rock stock some amazong products for keeping facial heair intact and I think that this For My Beardy Beloved Gift Set is an amazing present for beard aficionados. This set contains some beautiful Awakening Beard Balm, magnificent Awakening Moustache Styling Wax and and some amazing Awakening Beard Soap.

(I didn't get a picture for this). If you are shopping for someone who likes to shave then I would suggest Cornerstone. Cornerstone create razors that have whoever it is being given to's initials engraved into it which makes for an excellent gift. You can also get things such as facial wash, shaving gel, post shave balm and much more at Cornerstone. It's such a personal gift to give even if it's to yourself!

If you want to treat yourself or know someone who loves a good fragrance then I would urge you to get a fragrance from The Library Of Fragrance. They stock every sort of scent such as Pizza, Sex On The Beach, Pumpkin Pie, Rain, Grass, Jasmine and much more. If you want to have a sniff of some before you purchase them then you can do so by going to your nearest Boots store.

The last thing that I am going to talk about sadly doesn't contain images. It's time to talk about makeup!

The first thing that I am going to talk about is Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner which is now available in the UK via Debenhams! Foundation is the base of facial makeup so I think giving someone who loves makeup a good foundation can make them so happy. I would suggest Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation SPF 10. If you want to get someone a good eyeshadow palette that will make them feel festive but can also be worn during anytime of the year then I would recommend getting them Urban Decay's Moondust palette as it is so sparkly and can add some glitter/glamour to any look. If you want to go all out with the lips then I would suggest getting some goodies from NYX which you can get via Boots such as NYX Professional Makeup Cosmic Metals Lip Cream. I especially love Electomagnetic & Ultraviolet.

Will you be purchasing any of the products mentioned above? Will you be sharing this post to any of your friends or family so they get the hint and get you something for Christmas? Please do let me know down below via commenting.

That's my beauty gift guide done for this year. I hope that you have enjoyed this post and I hope that you come back to read the rest of the gift guides! I hope that your Christmas shopping is going well!

Thanks for reading!
Jamie x

This gift guide was in collaboration with brands & PR companies. All opinions and ramblings are my own.

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