the beauty gift guide

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Hourglass ambient lighting palette
Nanette de Gaspé set of 5 masques 
Nurse Jamie beauty bear age defying pillow
Unicorn Dreams bath bomb + milkshake set
Marc Jacobs beauty kit
MAC shiny pretty things lipstick set
Tom Ford Plum Japonaise EDT
Le Labo Santal 33 solid perfume
Charlotte Tilbury golden goddess set
111Skin radiance edit
Susanne Kaufmann gold holiday calendar 
Foreo mini Luna 2
Oribe gold lust hair collection
Tarte let’s flamingo brush set
Glamglow superstar kit
Sunday Riley Luna sleeping oil

Unbelievably the Christmas and Holiday Season has crept up on us yet again. And if you’re stuck for gift ideas or just time poor like me, then hopefully this beauty gift guide will help you in your time of need. Especially seeing as we are mere days away from Christmas itself. So when it comes to last minute gifts, I find one can never do wrong when it comes to beauty. In particular gift sets. Because who doesn’t love receiving miniature beauty products? Especially when it comes to petite bottles of perfumes. Even a set of mini candle favourites, like this decadent set from Diptyque.

However if you’re still searching for something more personalised then take heed for ideas on the following beauty gift guide below.

FOR THE FREE SPIRIT

Capture their playful and whimsical side with colourful make up palettes or unicorn themes. Tarte are always a favourite for drama. Their flamingo cladded accessories are a true crowd pleaser. My personal favourite, the Flamingle Brush Set and the pink sequin clad magnetic palette they can personalise with their own favourites. Seemingly the same can be said for anything featuring unicorns, be it in character form like this make-up bag or via a rainbow of vibrant hues like this nail polish set. Or think completely out of the box and gift some body/facial stickers, like this lighting sticker, the ultimate ode to Bowie and perfect for the upcoming festival season, like Coachella.

FOR “MATURE” SKIN

Don’t let the word “mature” fool you. These days more and more individuals are seeking anti-aging products and treatments as a mere preventative measure. More and more individuals are opting for botox treatment to ward off fine lines prematurely but one need not go that far just yet. Investing in good skincare for one. Introduce investment skincare brands like Dr Dennis Gross, a NYC based dermatologist and brand renowned for perfecting complexions. Handy gift sets are a great introduction and ideal stocking stuffers. Like Hydration Celebration set to keep skin plump and moisturised or the C Me Sparkle enriched with Vitamin C to help reduce and further prevent fine lines. Alternatively Nurse Jamie’s iconic Beauty Bear could also prove a winner for that special someone. Made infamous by its cult following of celebrities and influencers, the specially designed pillow aids in preventing fine lines, keeps posture aligned and the silk cover is gentle on the skin and hair. But if its unique shape frightens you slightly, opt for a luxurious silk pillowcase. Sleeping on silk has been proven to prevent fine lines and help keep your skin healthy by refusing to absorb the skincare products on your face, unlike that of a cotton slip. It’s also a much better alternative for keeping your hair mess free in the morning. Try this pillowcase and eye mask set from Slip or opt for indulgence with Savvy Sleepers and their pillowcases in an impressive range of hues.

FOR THE BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR 

For those of us who know a notorious beauty junkie, then don’t feel compelled to shy away from beauty products as a gift for those in the know. In fact I couldn’t think of a more appropriate gift for that beauty connoisseur. While it may seem daunting, especially considering that world of beauty is incredibly vast, because of this, selection couldn’t be more easier. Stick to cult favourites like the Hourglass Ambient palette, Glamglow’s infamous brightening masks or their holiday gift set or opt for a fragrance or perfume from Le Labo, like their infamous Santal 33 which guaranteed to charm and impress.

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