December 06, 2012

christmas gift guide - for the tweens

For this post the products included are all aimed at young girls from the ages of around 8-16. I know that giving beauty related products to young girls can be quite controversial however I believe that there is nothing wrong with encouraging some fun make over time. I personally started wearing Mac make up at the tender age of 11 years old, so really it's all just preferential as to what age you introduce young girls to make up.

Ages 8-12

This set by Royal College Hall comprises of alice bands, hair slides a small pocket mirror and hairbrush presented in a retro style lunch box tin. I really like that even though this product is aimed at young girls it still has a gentrified and grown up feel to it.

If you don't feel that the youngster you will be sending a gift to this Christmas is quite of the age to be wearing lipstick yet but still wants to venture into wearing make up then this lip balm trio by Animal is a great idea. They add a hint of colour to the lips and feel moisturising making them great at Winter time.

When I was a little girl the idea of Disney themed hair curlers would of been my idea of heaven, but alas I ended up with some odd Remington creation that came with 7 different fittings and my favourite setting was crimping. I personally don't see any harm with young girls wanting to put loose natural curls into their hair by using tongs as long as they have adult supervision as to not burn themselves. These curlers are built to be gentle and conditioning to the hair so as to prevent any damage, and come with a 'child proof' covering to the plug so pesky princesses can't get up to no good and use the tongs by themselves.

Ages 14-16

Anna Sui Fairy Dance perfume is the perfect option to gift to a young girl, it's fresh, understated and sophisticated scent and has lovely girly packaging to match. When a young girl reaches the stage of wanting to have her own perfume then I can't think of one more age appropriate than this, any girl is sure to feel like a little lady with this on her dressing table.

Next up is this trio of body butters by the drugstore brand 'Nip + Fab', the set includes a pistachio, a mango and a coconut scented tub of body butter which feel luxurious on the skin and work really well at moisturising any dry patches. The set is great for teens as the scents are all delicious smelling and the packaging is fun and fresh looking.

Towards the latter of the teenage years most girls wants to experiment with fake tan, give the gift of this Crazy Angel set to avoid any typical teenage fake tan disasters. The set comes with a mitt making tan application super easy and a body moisturiser to keep it from going patchy.

I really like the vintage/retro style of this make up bag by Bed Ridge and Friends along with the quirky humour on the front. The brand slightly reminds me of a cheaper version of Benefit but with a slightly more 50's feel. Any teenage girl is bound to be the envy of her friends when whipping this out whilst applying make up.

For any school trips or sleepovers this set by Tresemmé contains everything needed to keep hair in tip top condition. Around the age of 11-14 I went on lots of school trips away for days at a time where these mini products would of come in really handy.

In terms of make up products that I recommend young girls to start out with, Pixi is an ideal brand as the products are all aimed around creating a natural look and have really lovely cute packaging. The products above are all aimed at creating a nice and natural look and are all easy to use without any fear of looking caked up.

Once a girl is just starting to try out make up properly it's really important that they use the right brushes and tools to create a natural look, once they master how to use brushes properly is when the most natural and flattering looks are created. The fun and eye catching packaging of these Japonesque products are suited really well to teens and the quality of the brushes means they will make really great sets for girls to start building up their collection with.

My next post will be on ideas of what to get your Mum for Christmas and will be up later today!

1 comment:

  1. You started wearing MAC makeup at the age of 11?! Wow, i'm 21 and still don't own a single MAC product haha! I agree though, I don't really think that there is anything wrong with fun lip balms and other little products for tweens to wear :)