December 02, 2012

christmas gift guide - for the girls

Next up in my Christmas Gift Guide series are gift ideas relating to the average beauty obsessed girl, these gifts would be great to give to Friends and Sisters etc. And yes, if these ideas are tempting you far too much, there is nothing wrong with treating yourself to a couple of gift sets pre-Christmas.

This Thierry Mugler Alien gift set would make a great present for any perfume lover. Included in the set is an Alien Eau de Parfum 30ml, Shower Gel 30ml and Body Cream 15ml all presented in an eye catching gift box.

Next up on the Gift Guide is this travel set by Macadamia. I've used quite a few products of theirs before and always find that they smooth any frizz in my hair and leave it feeling silky smooth, so this would make a great gift for anyone that is into their haircare products. The set comes in a stylish zip lock bag (as in the picture at the top of the post) and includes a hair comb too.

Anyone that is an avid reader of my blog will already know my love for the French skincare brand Yon-Ka. The brand is used in top spas which means the products have a luxurious and pampering feel, especially the bath oil in this set which not only creates a perfect bubbly bath but leaves your skin smelling beautiful afterwards.

You can't possibly go wrong by giving a beauty junkie a set of Real Techniques brushes this Christmas. Created by the Pixiwoo sister Samantha Chapman and used by any self respecting beauty blogger these brushes make a great gift. I've been using the brushes for a couple of weeks now and swear by the contour brush, it's amazing at creating the perfect contoured look.

This Bare Minerals gift set comprises of Mineral Veil, Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer, Well Rested Face & Eye Brightener and Renew & Hydrated Eye Cream all in a golden presentation box. All of the products are to help out with perking your skin up this Winter making it an ideal gift for anyone that struggles with catching enough sleep or is having a stressful time at work.

This Espa mini body and bath oil duo set makes a great stocking filler for any girl that enjoys a bit of a pamper. They both smell beautifully uplifting and come presented in a little box that you can pop under the Christmas tree.

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Care Gift Set - £40

You can't go wrong by giving the gift of luxurious haircare products at Christmas time. These are the kind of products that I wouldn't usually buy for myself given the high price tag but would be thrilled to receive them as a gift. I've been using the products for the last few days and they have given my hair beautiful shine and tamed my frizz wonderfully, I'm a huge fan of the hair mask!

Make up wise RMK are definitely worth a look at to give as gifts, their products come in ultra sleek packaging and have a very luxurious feel to them. The make up primer is excellent as it applies to the skin as a thin lotion and leaves a dewy/radiant look to your skin rather than having a cakey feel to it like most other primers.

This little bottle of bath and shower oil by Aromatherapy Associates makes the perfect little treat to provide ultimate relaxation. The oil smells gorgeous and makes a great stocking filler for anyone that loves their baths and relaxation time.

Every girl loves a tube of Carmex to keep her lips soft and moisturised in the Winter time which is why any product from the range would make an ideal stocking filler. My favourite has to be the tube of Cherry lip balm, it tastes yummy and keeps my lips perfectly hydrated.

The perfect gift for any eye shadow lover out there has to be the Urban Decay Naked palette, or in this case the Naked 2 palette. Both versions of the palettes include every shade that you can imagine to pull off either a daytime neutral eye shadow look or a smokey evening look. The Naked 2 palette comes with a double ended brush (one side is for application and the other is for blending) and a mini gloss.

Recently my favourite fake tan has been the Mousse by LDN : SKINS that is included in this gift set. It's really easy to apply, feels light-weight on the skin and develops to a natural medium brown colour and remains patch free if used with a tanning mitt. Anyone that is a fake tan junkie will be a big fan of this set but it's also a great idea for first time users as the products are practically fool proof.

More Christmas Gift Guide posts will be coming up soon!


  1. Love the look of the Macadamia set and the Bare minerals set. Great post. x

  2. Wow, it's so rare to find other bloggers who have even heard of Yon-Ka! It really is an amazing skin care line isn't it? Couldn't live without my Yon-Ka Spray Lotion!!

    Btw, love your blog. New follower!

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury