Beauties… it’s December and that means Christmas is coming!
Christmas is a time to treat those people in your life that mean the most to you – to find something that you think that they will love and enjoy… quite often people are so busy looking after other people that they don’t treat themselves… and with the year we’ve had I think we all deserve a bit of a treat.
Time is tight and shopping is different this year… you’re busy and you need some inspiration …don’t panic…here’s our edit of items that would make fabulous Christmas gifts for all of those people on your list! If the particular product isn’t for you – check out the brands themselves for more inspiration.
For the Skincare Enthusiast
Press Here! Face Workouts for Beginners by Nadira V Persaud
Do you know someone who’s always interested in new ways to make their skin keep firm and just glow? Or simply someone who would enjoy the relaxing and soothing elements of facial massage? The Press Here! Book by Nadira is the one for them.
I love this book ….it covers exercises facial massage exercises to tone and firm every part of your face: the illustrations are not only lovely but they are easy to follow for beginners. For those after natural facial rejuvenation …. You’ve found the right book right here!
Buy the book for £11.99 from Waterstones
Skincare by Caroline Hirons
The ultimate gift for skincare addicts… Caroline Hirons, aesthetician and skincare guru has created the ultimate go-to guide for attaining the perfect complexion, choosing the right products, understanding your skin’s unique needs and feeling gorgeous!
Buy the Caroline Hirons book for £20 from Waterstone
Antonia Burrell FACIAL IN A BOX + AB FACE LIFT CUPPING MASSAGE
Have you very own skin treatment wherever and whenever you want it! This one-pack treatment combines parts of her internationally accredited Face Lift Facial, using the Antonia Burrell Facial Cupping Massage Technique, with her 100%
natural, organic skincare collection.
Buy the set for £29 from Antonia Burrell
Skin Alchemists Sesenne Facial Elixir
Every single one of the ingredients used in this blend is designed to work synergistically to boost your skin and optimise its appearance. It has a sophisticated blend of 24 skin-loving elements in vitamin cocktail which repairs, nourishes and rejuvenates skin, while calming sensitivity and revealing a lifted, brightened, glowing complexion…. A beautiful all-rounder of a face oil!
Buy the oil from £24 from the DOR Beauty Edit
Foreo Luna Play
Bring their skincare to the next level with a professional skincare device…. this is an electronic face cleanser to really level up your skincare and give a thorough cleanse! It’s a great little gadget that can be used twice a day… give the gift of glowing skin!
Buy the Luna Play for £29 from Foreo
Odacite All-Embracing Serum
This serum is beautifully rich without feeling heavy. It feels luxe and gives the skin a gorgeous satin, supple feel. This serum is also infused with amethyst crystal to help ward off negative energy. Velvety and soothing – this serum is fast becoming a firm favourite and would make a wonderful gift.
Buy the serum for £95 from Space NK
Starskin Orglamic™ Pink Cactus Serum Mist
I do love a mist, and I’m sure I’m not alone with this… especially one that delivers on more than one front…and this one sure does! This is a mist and a serum in one pale pink package! This really provides a wonderful hydration boost, with a dose of radiance…just a couple sprays leave your skin dewy, moist and hydrated… a lovely refresher to use throughout the day.
Buy the serum mist for £36 from Feel Unique
Lumity 4-in-1 Cleanse
Lumity worked their magic again with this lush 4 in one product. This works in whichever way you want it… it’s great as a skin food mask and as a nourishing cleanser…the results are visible. The ingredients include goodies like baobab seed oil, camellia seed oil and activated bamboo charcoal… fab for skincare junkies who want glowing skin!
Buy the cleanser for £55 from Lumity
Malee Conditioning Body Scrub
It’s not often that you put salt and sugar together but it works really well in this lush Malee Verdure conditioning body scrub. Of course, the salt and sugar don’t work in isolation, they are supported by a luxurious mix of nourishing oils including wheat germ, sweet almond and avocado blended with other potent nourishers like Shea butter. Oh yes, and the earthy fragrance is a mix of patchouli, mint and citrus is not only grounding but also strangely addictive… maybe that’s the brands African genes!
Buy the scrub for £36 from Malee
Beautifultrooth Apothecary Hemp Body Melt Rose & Frankincense
A beautifully scented body balm that is based on Hemp to balance and calm the skin. The frankincense and Geranium work together to balance out oil production in the skin and kill any bacteria making perfect for treating acne wile the rose give your skin a beautiful warm glow.
Buy the Beautifultrooth Apothecary for £39 from Beautifultrooth Apothecary
For the Makeup Addict
Huda Beauty Naughty Nude Palette
There’s no denying it: this new palette from Huda Beauty attracts you in with its gorgeous look… a real stunner! Those beautiful marbled shades, the shimmers… and the gloss which has those bronze and berry pearls… all different in each palette. It certainly feels like a special palette and something unique… it would make a stunning gift and the shadows delivery with beautifully creamy, pigmented shades that blend wonderfully.
Buy the Nude Palette for £58 from Cult Beauty
Palette: A Black Beauty Bible by Funmi Fetto
This is the beauty bible for women of colour! It was written by Vogue Contributing Beauty Editor Funmi Fetto after years of being asked by friends, family and strangers on the street for advice on products suitable for women of colour, who often find themselves excluded from mainstream beauty coverage.
Buy the book for £25 from Wordery
Pat McGrath – Lipstick
What can I say? Pat McGrath makes beautiful products and her lipsticks are no exception… they’re creamy, pigmented and have a gorgeous array of shades and formulas… we’ll leave it up to you to decide which shade you think your loved one will be perfect for.
Buy the lipsticks from Selfridges
Fenty Beauty Lil Fly Stunna Mini Eye + Lip Set
To me, this is a perfect combo: who doesn’t love a liquid eyeliner and a red lip? Such a fab combo… the eyeliner is rich and pigmented… an absolute classic. The Liquid Lipstick in shade ‘uncensored’ is that perfect red that compliments so many skin tones… it also dries down matte and lasts all day… so if you’re someone who still wears a lipstick under their mask and is looking for one that won’t transfer much, this is one to try!
Buy the set for £20 from Boots
Benefit – Limited Edition Magnificent Brow Show 2020 Brow Buster Eyebrow Set
Particularly with all this mask wear that’s going on… brows are most certainly in! This is a gorgeous set which features everything a person needs for the perfect brows…
Buy for £52 from Debenhams
Telle Moi Nail Polish
Looking for a new polish brand with a beautiful range of colours? This black owned brand has an absolutely beautiful range – particularly in love with their nudes.
Buy the nail polishes here