Can you believe it’s only days until Christmas? I can’t believe how fast it’s come around this year (though I do say that every single year too…). It won’t be long until I’m on my forth helpings of roast potatoes, and I can’t bloody wait.
For me, one of the best parts about Christmas is gift buying, even if I do leave it until the last minute. There’s nothing better than buying someone a gift you know they’re going to love. Also, Christmas shopping also gives me an excuse to get something for myself too. One for you, one for me.
Each beauty find on this list offers either next day delivery or delivery within 3 days, so if you’re a last-minute shopper like myself, I’ve got your back.
LUSH have been known for their amazing Christmas ranges and gift sets. Whenever I’m stuck on knowing what to get someone, I can always rely on them. Not only do they sell beautiful individual products, but their gift sets are always so nicely wrapped, that breaks my heart when I have to open up.
This year, they’ve brought out 95 products and gift sets to their Christmas collection, so there’s a little something for everyone.
One of the gift sets they’re brought out this year is the ‘Comfort and Joy’ set (£23.00). This box is aimed more towards people who prefer showers over baths, but you could definitely use these goodies in the bath too.
Comfort and Joy includes four products – Sultana of Soap, Snowflake Body Lotion, Validation Shower Bomb and Yog Nog Shower Gel. I’ve never tried any of the products out before, so this was the perfect treat for me.
Stepping away from their gift sets, their Christmas range is fantastic. Snow Fairy Shower Gel (£5.00), a true Christmas classic, is back once again. Smells exactly of bubble gum, it almost makes me tempted to taste it. I love the extra shimmer added to the gel, making it a real treat to use.
Galaxy Lip Scrub (£6.50) is something new to the LUSH collection. With the cold weather drying out every inch of my skin, including my lips, I definitely needed this is my life. Simply buff into your lips and lick away, revealing softer lips. Just don’t forget to slap on a lip balm afterwards! Smells and tastes exactly like blue slush puppies, bringing back all the childhood memories.
Like the LUSH gift sets, Rituals sell some of the most beautifully designed gift sets I’ve ever seen. Not only do they each have a luxury keepsake box with them, but the goodies inside are too good to miss out on.
First up, we have The Ritual of Hammam Small Gift Set (£20.90). Inside includes 4 of their purifying best sellers – the refreshing foaming shower foam, ultra hydrating black soap, nourishing, shampoo and wash away hand wash. Rituals’ Hammam range is scented with rosemary and eucalyptus, making this a beautiful unisex smell. I was tempted to gift this to one of my friends, but I don’t think I can bring myself to part with it!
Secondly, is the Ritual of Sakura Renewing Collection Large Gift Set (£39.90), containing magic touch body cream, sensational foaming shower gel, cherish the rice milk fragrance sticks and lastly, the celebrate each day body scrub. This set is a bit pricier than the small gift set, but the increase in price is definitely worth it. All 3 of the products are full sized, and also inside is the beautiful fragrance sticks which can fill up the room.
I’d been eyeing up this palette ever since it was released. I’ve lost a bit of love for makeup ever since I stopped wearing a lot of the stuff, so new makeup releases haven’t bothered me for a while. That was until I saw this one. I then showed my boyfriend it and said how I was considering getting it as a little treat. A few days later, the brand new palette arrived at my doorstep. The little angel bought it without telling me. God love him.
This is my first palette from Huda and I’m completely and utterly obsessed with it. The packaging is to die for. It really makes me want to keep this out on display. Inside the palette contains 18 shades – 9 mattes, 6 metallics, 1 glitter powder with glass pearls and silver sparkles and 2 sheer multi-reflective shadow. An absolute stunner.
I’ve previously reviewed their original gift box and I absolutely loved it, so obviously I had to feature their Christmas gift box in my beauty gift guide.
Friction Free Shaving is a razor subscription box, providing you with new blades, products and razors to your door every month. If you’re not a regular shaver, you can also purchase a ‘one-off-box’, so you don’t have to worry about stockpiling razor blades.
Their Christmas edition box contents is similar to their original, however there are a few new editions. The Pre Shave Scrub, Shave Cream, Post-Shave Balm, the coloured and engraved razor of your choice, 4 weeks’ worth of razor blades and shower razor holder were all featured in the previous box, but there’s also the new clamshell blade cover and also a branded drawstring bag.
Despite their name including the word ‘shaving’, they also sell a Mini Pamper Set (including a mirror, nail file and tweezers) and lip balms.
Dr. Botanicals is a brand I’ve mentioned time and time again. They’ve appeared in my reviews, subscription boxes and in photos across my Instagram, simply because I can’t get enough of them. Like all brands, there are a few products my skin didn’t like, but I’d say a good 90% of them are products I’ve tried, used up and been really disappointed when I eventually have to part with the empty packaging.
Recently, the brand have bought out their very own subscription box, which of course I had to get my hands on. Their first box contains 6 products – the Coffee Superfood Renewing Facial Exfoliator, Bergamot & Poppy Seed Smoothing Body Exfoliating Bar, Kale Superfood Nourishing Day Moisturiser, a Limited Edition Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil, Cocoa & Coconut Superfood Reviving Hydrating Mask, and lastly, a Lemon Superfood all-in-one Rescue Butter. 6 products for only £19.99 a month? How could anyone say no.
For any lover of natural, vegan and cruelty free beauty products, Dr. Botanicals is the brand for you.
It wasn’t uncommon to walk into my room, see my makeup bag wide open, with my ‘face of the day’ products exploded all over the floor. Mainly due to the fact I’d do my makeup, get distracted by my phone, and then have exactly 4 minutes to get to work, so neatly putting all my products back into their home seemed like the least of my worries.
Luckily, Flay Lay Co. have created the most genius product for people like me (a.k.a lazy beauty lovers). Flat Lay Co. have created a drawstring makeup bag which opens completely flat, meaning when you’re finished using the products inside, you simply pull the string, and everything’s contained inside. Since it opens flat, you can say goodbye to rummaging through your products as you can see everything right in front of you. Inside there’s also an interior zipper pocket, plus eight elastic brush holders.
I obviously had to chose the Leopard 50cm bag since anything leopard print, I want to own. However, there’s also 11 different colours and patterns and two different sizes to choose from – the 33cm Mini (£17.99) and the 50cm Full Size (£19.99).
A makeup lover’s dream.
I started using Pixi’s products a few years back, and even to this day, I still use at least one of their products every single day. Each of their products are incredibly formulated and packed full of fantastic ingredients, and I can’t shout about them enough.
Every year, Pixi bring out incredible holidays gifts, and they haven’t disappointed this year. If you’re after a little stocking filler, their Holiday Edition Glow Tonic (£10.00) would be perfect. Pixi Glow Tonic is the product that every single person has heard about, and that’s simply because it’s one of the best toners out there. Exfoliates the skin, fights acne, evens skin tone, the list goes on. This is definitely one of those gifts where you should treat yourself to one as well.
If you’re looking for something a little bigger, their Best of Tonics Vault (£58.00) would be such a beautiful gift. The limited edition gift set includes Retinol Tonic, Milky Tonic, Vitamin-C Tonic and Rose Tonic, all in 250ml sizes. For a hardcore Pixi lover like myself, I’d love to receive this set this year.
My boyfriend bought me this set this year (we’ve already opened our Christmas presents from each other since we couldn’t wait) and I’m over the moon with it.
Inside the molded, recyclable packaging includes mini versions of the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Super Bounce serum, Priming Moisturizer Rich, Balm Dotcom lip + skin salve in Original and Rose, Futuredew and a branded Glossier headband.
The Milky Jelly Cleanser has been on my ‘to-buy’ list for as long as I can remember, and with it being such a cult product, I know how much the receiver would love to own a bottle of this, along side some other of their best selling products and try out their new Futuredew.
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