I’m probably a teeny, tiny bit too late with my gift guide, since the majority of bloggers published theirs in November. But, I wanted to keep it with my Blogmas line up! I present to you, my gift guide of 2017!
Sometimes it can be hard to find gifts for people. You never know what to get certain people, if they’ll even like it, if Mary from work has got it for them too. The list goes on… I love present buying, don’t get me wrong but some times I struggle! I’m hoping to give myself some ideas here too! One reason why I love this time of the year, is purely for the gift guides that come with blogmas (or before if you’re the majority who post gift guides in November).
First up, we have the The Lime of your Life giftset by Soap and Glory!
This is part of Boots 3 for 2 mix and match offer. I love that Boots do this every year, it’s a great way to get presents in. The Lime of your Life set is just £10 and you get a lovely choice of mini best selling products inside. Soap and Glory products are always a winner in my eyes and they can make the perfect gift! Plus, their lime range is just incredible, it’s one of my favourite ranges that they do. It smells so good and leaves you feeling fantastic. Another good set to get is the Soaper Heroes set – more of their best selling products!
Leighton Danny Nail Polish Set*
I haven’t actually heard of Leighton Danny before and I’m quite surprised, considering the quality of their nail polishes (yes, I have tried this out, I don’t do nail polish often and got excited ok?). In this set you get four polishes – a pale pearlescent pink, a deep purple – perfect for this time of the year, a glitter polish which FYI is stunning and then a clear top coat. They’re quite durable too, I’ve found that they don’t chip easily which is perfect for a clumsy soul like me. This is just £16.00 to buy and it will make a wonderful gift for anyone into their polishes.
Written in the Stars, the perfect gift for Christmas!
As if I haven’t raved about this set enough already, I couldn’t not have it in this post. There’ll be plenty of happy faces on Christmas morning if they wake up to this. I promise you! It’s absolutely stunning and Stila have knocked it out of the park with this beauty. You get three mini liquid metal eyeshadows in for £23 which I think is amazing. It’s three of their best selling shades too – Kitten Karma, Diamond Dust and Smoky Storm. Kitten Karma is my absolute favourite and I’ve been wearing it at every opportunity. If you don’t want to wait until Christmas, you could always y’know – treat yo self and get it now! Seriously though, if you can get your hands on this. Please do! Stila have some absolutely incredible gift sets out this year and if you can get your hands on them, PLEASE do!
I love that Sleek do gift sets for Christmas. Their beauty products are such good quality and super affordable. It’s amazing that they do the same for their gift sets. There’s some amazing ones out there. I snapped up this lipstick and polish set in Birthday Suit. I’ve never actually tried their nail polishes but I love their liquid lipsticks and this shade just looks absolutely stunning. Again, this on the Boots 3 for 2. Another thing with this gift especially – it’s perfect if you’re on a budget but you still want a good quality gift to give, also good for Secret Santa’s and stocking fillers! There’s some super fab Sleek MakeUp gift sets available on Boots, make sure you check them out!
This had me drooling all over my laptop when I first saw it.
After a little bit begging to Kayne (ok, a lot of begging) he said I can get the Jouer Cosmetics Best of Nudes Lip Creme Collection as an ‘early Christmas present’ but I’m taking it as a ‘treat yo self, I won’t count this as a present’, sorry Kayne! You get their best selling nudes in this set which I love. There’s so many shades I want to try in Jouer Cosmetics because I L-O-V-E their lipstick and their formulas. So, this is the perfect way! You get two metallic lips in this set too which I think is pretty cool! PLUS, you get a new shade – Naked! Currently, I love Tawny Rose, Papaye and Rayanne. The Best of Nudes set is £30 on Cult Beauty. This is sure to sell out though so don’t miss out!
Caudalie is such a popular brand and to be honest, it’s not hard to see why.
I don’t have much from them but what I do have, it’s bloody amazing! The Caudalie French Kiss Trio Gift Set* is perfect for anyone who wants to keep their lips hydrated and sport the au natural lip with just a slight tint of colour! You get three lip balms in this set – Innocence, Seduction and Addiction. They all smell different which to be honest, I love! I’ve done nothing but sniff them! From vanilla, to hints of orange and berries, they’re dreamy. You have a pale pink, a tawny/mauve pink and then a ‘raspberry red’ as it’s described on the box. These would also be great to wear with your normal lipsticks – again – you’ll be keeping your lips hydrated and protected! This beauty is £20 and I think is amazing for the price. Also, can we have a moment of appreciation for their packaging? It’s gorgeous!
For all you stationary lovers out there…
Why not ask for some luxe stationary this Christmas by Lulu Guinness*? The stationary that you just drool over. With its gorgeous packaging and statement red lip prints… It truly is stunning. The quality of Lulu Guinness products are absolutely amazing too. The scattered lips ballpoint pen* is SO nice to write with. Yes, I tried it. Don’t judge me, I’m a fuddy duddy when it comes to pens so I’m tough to please but this won me over. I’m a leftie and it’s been fantastic for me – if you’re a leftie, you’ll totally sympathise with me. It comes beautifully presented in its own box and the pattern continues onto the pen. This is just £15.00, how good!
Don’t even get me started on the Lulu Doll Face 2018 Diary* it is so stunning. It contains so many essential pages – there’s week by week pages with a whole side dedicated to notes. There’s an address book, to do lists, private information section, a section for films & books – to read, to watch etc. Plus, the extra pages, the doodles section and the lil’ files after every month. Seriously, this has it ALL. The diary comes in at £18.00 but is so worth it. Why not treat someone (or yourself) to the Lulu Doll Face Jotter Pad*? Again, the design is flawless and truly beautiful. It’s a good size and is perfect for your bag. You’ll be turning heads when you whip out this beauty, it comes in at just £8.00 too.
There’s also a Lulu Icons Wrapping Paper Book* YES. So, you can get all the Lulu Guinness you want and then wrap it up in the beautiful wrapping paper. Again, the iconic red lips are seen throughout and there’s even some lil gift stickers at the back! This is £14.00 and the paper quality is amaaazing. Honestly, Lulu Guiness will be a perfect buy for anyone wanting to treat their stationary lover to something that little bit extra.
Of course, if you’re looking for a stocking filler. Or maybe a Secret Santa gift, you won’t need to look any further than So…?
It’s no secret that I love So…? Fragrances already. They’re super affordable, they smell incredible and come in the cutest packaging. This time, I’m here to tell you about three scents in particular – Candy Floss*, Sweet Pea* and Toffees & Cream*.
The scents last all day, they’re strong but not overpowering, they’re sweet and floral (which has created a wonderful balance) and just absolutely amazing. Candy Floss* is by far my favourite scent they’ve ever done – it even beats Floriental for me (which I adore). I’m sorry to say, but I will not be giving anyone this beauty for Christmas, it’s far too good. I’ve bagged it for myself! Toffees & Cream* reminds me so much of popcorn or Whethers Original and isn’t overpowering either which is great. The Sweet Pea* fragrance is pretty floral – it sort of reminds me of the Yankee Candle Sweet Pea candle. If you’ve ever smelt that – you’ll love this.
These would literally be perfect for anyone wanting something affordable and that smells fantastic! These are usually just £3.99 from Boots but they’re currently half price – £1.99 – THAT IS WHAT YOU CALL A BARGAIN MY FRIENDS!!
From Magnitone London,
You all need to be sticking the BlendUp* on your Christmas list. This is without a doubt, one of THE best products I have ever tried and people will love this. It basically does all the work for you. The difference it makes with your makeup application is something else. Like I haven’t raved about this product enough already… But seriously, it creates a gorgeous airbrush finish, it makes your foundation and other beauty products go on like a dream. It’s £70 but it comes fully charged, with a warranty and a brush head with it. It’s 100% worth it!
Not only do you guys need the BlendUp, you should also check out the Limited Edition ‘Barefaced Shimmer Collection’*! It’s the Vibra Sonic brushes in two stunning colours – Rose Gold and Serenity Blue. Let’s just appreciate for a second how pretty this is. It’s usually £90 but at the moment on the Magnitone website, it’s reduced to just £49.99 which I think is amazing. You don’t want to miss out on this offer! The Vibra Sonic brushes have become a religious part of my skincare regime and I have noticed such a difference in my skin after using this. You can use it daily or just a few times a week. Trust me, you won’t regret getting one of these beauties.
Literally, there’s so many amazing bits and pieces out there for Christmas, it’s so hard to narrow it down to just this post. However, there are some fab gift guide blog posts out there at the moment, which definitely makes it easier for us to shop!
Make sure you check out yesterdays post on my first official Christmas with Kayne! What are you hoping for this Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!