Christmas Beauty Gift Guide 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Christmas gift guides.. The ultimate guide in which you know for sure they'll be too short - I'm bound to have even more gift ideas pop up in my head today, I tell you! I looked around the inturwebz to find some gifts that I'd like to receive, but also gifts that I'd happily gift to friends and family that I know are fond of beauty. I particularly looked for those true gifting items - I could recommend many single products that are worth the purchase, but that doesn't make them festive. So here's a small selection of a few festive beauty products that deserve a spot under a few Christmas trees..
1. Lisa Eldridge's book Face Paint
Who doesn't love Lisa Eldridge? She is such a beauty icon and a woman to look up to! She just released her very first book which talks about the history of makeup and beauty rituals. Not a how-to book, but I wouldn't have expected anything else! Definitely a must-have for any beauty lover.
€20.99, Available here on BOL.
2. Rose Quartz Ying Yu Rollers
Not only do these look super pretty, but they are also said to relieve stress and combat electromagnetic radiation stress we endure everyday by using all those connected electronic devices. Does it work? Who knows! But I know Estée is a fan, and I've spotted my friend Lisha use one of these rollers as well..
£43.00, Available here on Cult Beauty.
3. Bobbi Brown Rich Caramel Eye Palette
Ahhhh Bobbi, you do neutrals so well! For any girl that loves quality makeup and a neutral bronzy eye, this is the perfect gift. Don't expect super bold glitters, but do prepare yourself for soft sheer bronzy colours that can be built up for the perfect daily eye look.
€55.00, available in Bobbi Brown's new Antwerp store, Parfuma & Cosmeticary
4. Guerlain Météorites Flocons Enchantés
You know how much of a Météorites fan I am, I use them daily! These are perfect to add some glow to your complexion - I personally use them after applying bronzer, blush & highlighter to blend my cheek game together. It makes everything look just flawless! This limited edition contains little stars aside from the usual Météorites pearls, what's not to love? And also: these last for SO long!
€69.00, available in quality beauty retailers such as Ici Paris XL and Galeria INNO
5. Benefit Real Cheeky Party
Benefit is one of my all-time love brands, back when I started out purchasing MAC Cosmetics I started developing an interest in cool makeup brands and discovered Benefit during one of my first trips to London. This gift set is just perfect - it contains a mini "they're Real!" mascara & push-up, a 'Watt's up!' mini and the blushes Sugarbomb, rockateur, Dandelion, Hoola en CORAlista. For any beauty lover who loves a strong cheek game.
€45.00, available only at Galeria INNO
6. The Body Shop Best Of Body Butter Festive Dome
Whoever thinks of The Body Shop, thinks of their body butters.. They're seriously amazing. In this gift kit you'll find no less than 5 body butters: Coconut, Shea, Moringa, Strawberry & Mango. The perfect gift for anyone who loves a good pamper, or loves soft skin in general..
€25.00, available in The Body Shop stores
7. Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
This palette makes my heart beat faster. Seriously faster! It's pretty much perfect. I love Urban Decay, I love Gwen & I love eyeshadow palettes. The perfect match for anyone who loves neutral eye looks, but also loves to go all out with bold and colourful evening looks. This palette has it all.
€52.00, available only in Ici Paris XL Brussels Nieuwstraat, Antwerp Meir & Ghent Korenmarkt and on the IPXL webshop
8. Philip Kingsley Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer Duo
I am obsessed with making/keeping my hair healthy and using Elasticizer once a week really makes so much difference to the strength of your hair. This isn't your regular conditioner, but a strengthening treatment that will reinforce your hair strands from the inside out. The perfect addition to the hair care routine for anyone that is obsessed with hair!
€16.92, available here on FeelUnique.
9. Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Noir
Be it for your grandmother who's always loved Chanel and refuses to use anything else, your sister who is overly fond of nail polish or yourself because you deserve a treat too: this iconic Chanel nail polish is the best manicure gift to purchase this season. The colour is beautiful, the formula is amazing and.. it's Chanel.
€23.50, available in quality beauty retailers such as Ici Paris XL and Galeria INNO
10. Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Brush Set Vol. 2
I am a little obsessed with makeup brushes (hey, at least I admit it!) and Zoeva is the perfect budget alternative when you want good quality brushes but don't want to ruin your bank account when you're trying to complete your set. Zoeva offers MAC-like quality, but the difference is that you can buy a complete Zoeva brush set for the price of one MAC brush. This set is the perfect starter kit, but also a kit that any experienced brush lover will gladly add to their stash. These rose gold brushes are also available separately, check out my own Pinterest wishlist page for my single brush picks from the line!
€65.00, available on the Zoeva webshop here
11. Beautyblender Original + Solid Blender Cleanser Kit
I recently got introduced to Beautyblender and OH MY it's good! I had only used low budget dupes up until the introduction and I must admit.. they're low budget dupes for a reason. The original one is very different - so bouncy and flawless! I also got a little sample of the Solid Blender Cleanser and that one surprised me even more than the sponge itself - it cleans anything and everything! Even kabuki foundation brushes that were drenched in foundation and that had stains I thought weren't removable came out white and clean after a single wash.. I am never purchasing any other brush cleanser ever again. Small side note though: don't expose your hands to the soap too much, the acids in the soap might make them a little dry!
Between €30.00 & €38.00, available on various webshops such as here and here, and in BeautyQueen in Ghent
12. Caudalie Eau De Beauté Christmas Bauble
Caudalie's Beauty Elixir is a cult product and loved by many celebrities. It's not only refreshing, but also adds a beautiful glow to your skin with continued use. This little gift bauble is just perfect for when you don't have a huge budget but still want to gift a quality cult beauty product.
€16.22, available here or in pharmacies
13. Aveda A Gift To Melt Away Stress
I used to hate lavender, but ever since stress took over my life (hello full time job & real life!), I really enjoy taking a hot lavender bath. It makes all the difference and really relaxes me. This set contains the right ingredients for the perfect stress free pamper night: a soy wax candle, a creme cleansing oil & a body creme all deliciously scented in their signature stress-fix lavender scent. The perfect gift for that friend with the busiest job ever that really needs to do some relaxing!
€54.00, Aveda store in Antwerp
For more gift ideas that aren't only beauty related, check out my very own wishlist on Pinterest here.