Christmas Gift Guide 2017: For the Beauty Guru

If your sister’s makeup collection is your favourite thing to raid, or your best friend is the source of all beauty knowledge then chances are you’re probably gift hunting for a beauty-guru. With so many beautifully packaged and irresistibly scented skin, hair and beauty gifts it’s hard to know what to choose. That’s why I’ve put together this guide, filled with tried and tested beauty products from some of my favourite, stand-out brands.

Latest in Beauty – The Greatest Showman Beauty Box

If you’re looking for a gift that encompasses a variety of makeup, hair and skincare products then The Greatest Showman Beauty Box is perfect. The show-stopping products are carefully curated to celebrate the release of the Greatest Showman that comes out on Boxing day.

The box is incredibly good value with the total contents worth over £145 and plenty of full size products are included. The box contains everything you need to create a dazzling, festive party look, from the Max Factor Primer to the Miller Rose Perfume and everything inbetween. Nails, cheeks, hair and tan have all been considered and as most of the products are full size, this gift will be treasured well into the New Year.

Inside the box:

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless Primer, Max Factor Lash Crown Mascara, Max Factor Colour Elixir Honey Lacquer, Smooth & Shine in Honey Nude, Max Factor Crème Bronzer, Spectrum Collections Small Rain Glow Fan Brush A10, Show Beauty Riche Grooming Balm, Wet Brush Bombshell Blue Wet Brush, Nails INC Snowglobe nail poliah in special Effect Savoy Row, James Read Sleep Mask Tan, Espa Overnight Hydration Therapy, Miller Harris Rose Silence Eau De Parfum

£40 | Available here


Vita Liberata – Fabulously Flawless Self Tan Gift Box

Vita Liberata is my go-to brand when it comes to adding a sun-kissed glow to my skin, especially during the winter months. I’m always recommending it to friends so it definitely needed a place in my gift guide.

The Fabulously Flawless Self Tan Gift Box has to be the most glamorous self-tanning set I’ve seen, with a golden, croc printed tanning mitt (the kind you don’t hide at the bottom of your washbag) and luxurious products for a flawless tan. It’s housed in an equally as radiant box which you’ll find any excuse to keep and is incredibly good value at just £25!

Inside you have the Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish, an acclaimed wash-off body makeup that gives a flawless glow. It contains organic extracts and light-reflecting technology that’s perfect for minimising any imperfections either alone or under foundation.

Also included is the Self Tanning Tinted Lotion which is completely odour free and is infused with East African Marula Oil so skin is left silky smooth and the tan develops and fades evenly.

Self-tanning products can be tricky to buy for someone else, especially if you don’t use it yourself and the packaging can often lack lustre during the festive period. That’s why I love this gift set, because it contains two diverse but equally brilliant tanning products and looks incredibly fabulous!

£25 | Available here 

Barry M Cosmic Nights and Sculpting Make-up Kits

Barry M have put together some of their most popular beauty pieces into fun and vibrant make-up kits that are perfect for gifting to your favourite girls! It’s a refreshing brand that is also entirely cruelty free and does not test on animals, which is why Barry M makes a regular feature on my IG!

The Cosmic Nights make-up set contains an array of shimmering products to leave you radiant under the dancing lights. The kit includes Showgirl Mascara in Extra Volume and Bold Waterproof Eyeliner in Black for party ready eyes. Add a pearlescent glow with either of the 6 kaleidoscope shades in the Cosmic Lights highlighter palette and finish off with a dusting of glitter in the shade Snow Globe.

For the everyday look, the Barry M Sculpting and Baking Cosmetic Kit is an assortment of contour and strobing products to help you perfectly define your beauty look. The Contour Cream Sticks make application and blending super easy and the Strobe Cream can be applied to those stand-out areas. Then dust with the Ready Set Smooth powder to make sure you look flawless all day!

£14.99 each | Available here

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons Makeup Set

The Beauty Icons Makeup Set contains some of Charlottes most acclaimed, best-selling and award-winning products all housed in the most decadent and glamorous gift box.

The miniature icons make the most perfect companions, whether you’re heading out for French martinis with the girls or jetting off to somewhere sunny, this set ensure you’ve always got a little Charlotte Tilbury Luxe in your bag.

The icons include the industry transforming mini Charlotte’s Magic Cream Moisturiser for a flawless and velvety complexion, mini Wonderglow Face Primer for the dewy, radiant skin and mini Full Fat Lashes Mascara for dramatic, show-stealing eyes.

My personal favourites however are the K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink – one of the most versatile shades – and the Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk to frame the perfect pout. The nude-pink shades work day and night and faultlessly go with everything in my wardrobe!

If she’s already a devoted Charlotte Tilbury fan, or has simply been lusting after the collection for months, then this is a truly fantastic gift to spoil her with.

£55 | Available here

Barry M – Eyeshadow Palettes

Perfect for stocking fillers or secret santas, these Barry M eyeshadow palettes are a wonderfully festive addition to every make-up collection. My three favourites

Crown Jewels is a decadent collection of metallic, highly pigmented jewel tones which create the most sumptuous finish.

Fall in Love features 10 earthy, sunset tones with a matte finish which makes them perfect for adding some warmth to your everyday look.

Meteor Storm is one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes, containing 8 light reflecting duochrome shades. Shimmering and metallic finishes really do give each look an out of this world feel, and colours look beautiful when layered on top of one another.

£6.49 | Available here

Charlotte Tilbury – Scent of a Dream

Scent of a Dream is more than just a fragrance, there’s an enchanting story behind it and every element of the bottle and the notes inside serve a sensual and deeply thoughtful purpose designed to transport the wearer to a spiritual utopia.

The scent is captivating and indulgent with confidence boosting notes and irresistible pheromones. The chosen notes are inspired by empowerment and desire, which is what makes this fragrance so special. It’s a gift with a thoughtful and beautiful message behind it, and one that resonate with so many women.

£68 | Available here

What gifts will you be giving this year? or do some of these go straight onto your own wish list?




















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