A little disclaimer before I start; it wasn’t until I was picking things to add to my gift guide did I realise that the majority of them (okay, all of them) were pink. It was in no way my intention but I’m going with it and #sorrynotsorry if you don’t like pink things.
This cruelty free duo with a matte hot pink and a shimmery soft pink is a great addition to any beauty collection. They’re both extremely pigmented, easy to blend and don’t emphasise any texture or pores. The shimmer shade isn’t glittery in the slightest and it will add an intense rosy glow.
Stila Play it Cool – Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set | £20 | Stila
I’m such a huge fan of Stila and have been for the longest time. Their liquid lipsticks are some of my favourite formulas; they’re so pigmented, long-wearing, matte af and not too drying. This set includes Baci (nude pink), Patina (dusty rose) and Bacca (raspberry) – I own these three in full size versions and love them, especially Baci and Patina. If you know a liquid lipstick lover, I’m pretty sure they’d appreciate this.
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder – Peace, Love and Beach – Sunrise Glow | £35.50 | Bobbi Brown
The limited edition Bobbi Brown Christmas marble highlighters are always a must. I have a pink toned (shocker) one from last year and it’s one of my favourites. They are so beautiful, so luxurious and work on the face like a dream.
Glossier has taken the UK by storm since it recently launched and I highly recommend this kit as a starter for anyone that wants to try the brand. It contains a Balm Dot Com, Milk Jelly Cleanser and Priming Moisturiser. I absolutely love the balm for my lips and cuticles, and use the primer whenever I do my makeup – it’s been a saviour in these colder months. The cleanser is good but I’m on the fence as to whether I’d repurchase. However, the set is worth the money and it comes with stickers, so yay. Check out my first impressions of Glossier, here
LanaiBlo – Pink Hairdryer* | £99 | LanaiBlo
My pink, personalised (personalisation is an extra charge of £20) hairdryer is incredible. Yes, it’s expensive but it’s so worth it. It is 2400 Watt so dries the hair extremely quickly. It’s anti-static, lightweight, and leaves the hair soft and smooth. It’s changed my hair drying game and I’m a fan. Plus, how Instagrammable is it!?
Ciate Chloe Morello Beauty Haul Vol. 2 | £45 | Ciate
Not only do I love YouTuber, Chloe Morello but this set is incredible. I lusted over the first one and didn’t get it so was determined not to miss out on this years. It comes with an eyeshadow palette containing twenty shades, mattes and shimmers, a liquid lipstick, an eyeliner, and mascara. If that’s not value, I don’t know what is.
Leighton Denny Two of a Kind: Real Treasure & Down Memory Lane* | £10 | Leighton Denny
Leighton Denny nail polishes are amazing. They last ages, I’ve never had a problem with chipping and the colour range is amazing. These metallic and glitter shades are so pretty, and really perfect for Christmas.
If I could bow down, I would for this hair tool. It’s absolutely amazing. Since I’ve had my hair cut, I’ve loved the messy, wavy look and I use this to achieve it. It holds a curl for four days, heats up really quickly and super easy to use. If you’re looking for a wand, don’t get any other but this. I included it in my October faves, you can see that here
I have a sample of this and a mini bottle, and I’m absolutely in love. I swear if I don’t get a full-size for Christmas I’ll cry. Well, I won’t go that far but I’ll be upset, all until Boxing Day, when I go and buy it for myself. It’s such a strong, sexy scent that is long-lasting. With notes of jasmine, lavender, sandalwood and vanilla, it’s my perfect fragrance. Go smell it and then buy it.
Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Palette | £25 | Cult Beauty
I’ve heard such amazing things about the Huda eyeshadow palettes and this mauve one spoke to me. The colours are beautiful and can be used to create all types of looks. The palette contains nine colours of mattes, shimmers and foils that would look amazing for the festive season.
Leighton Denny Light & Dark – Delightful 70ml* | £43.50 | Leighton Denny |
This fruity, floral EDP is so pretty. It reminds me of a body mist because it’s such a sweet scent but it lasts for ages as it’s an eau de parfum. It has notes of vanilla, musk, coconut, jasmine (my four faves), pink violet, lotus flower, blood orange, watermelon and red apple. It’s such a fresh fragrance and such a great price for the size of the bottle.
Charlotte Tilbury The Perfect Pink Kiss – Coachella Coral | £52 | Charlotte Tilbury |
You can’t have a gift guide without some goodies from the rose gold queen, Charlotte Tilbury. Coachella Coral is one of my favourite lipstick shades by CT; the kit also contains a lip cheat in Pink Venus and lip gloss in Portobello Girl. It’s a luxurious gift for the beauty lover in your life.
Are any of these on your list?
*Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples