2016 Beauty + Holiday Gift Guide
Christmas is just around the corner and I don't know about you but I always seem to leave getting gifts until the last minute! But this year I vowed to be more organised so I am making my list, checking it twice and sharing it with you in my 2016 Beauty and Holiday Gift Guide!
Not only will this give you a sneaky peek at what's on my Christmas list but I hope it provides you with some inspiration for when you're looking for gifts for your nearest and dearest!
CHRISTMAS HAS COME EARLY
Advent Calendars are the perfect way to kick start the festive spirit and get gifted for each day leading up to Christmas!
Now THIS is the gift that keeps on giving! The Body Shop advent calendar is filled with 24 days of cheeky surprises, such as all-time favourites, brand new products and seasonal special editions. Plus for every specially selected Christmas gift you buy at The Body Shop, they will help protect endangered creatures and restore one square metre of rainforest - which in my opinion is the greatest gift you can give!
Tick tock, it's Girl O' Clock! As you open each door on this limited edition set you reveal 12 Benefit bestselling minis! From Hoola Bronzer to They're Real Mascara, this set has pint sized pretties perfect for travelling or throwing in your purse for touch ups! Plus get ready to rock out to an original 'Bene-song' which plays as you open the set!
If you want the ultimate luxe advent calendar look no further than Charlotte Tilbury! This gorgeous calendar contains 12 of Charlotte's award-winning, travel-sized products such as Magic Cream, Wonderglow and exclusive 'Jessica Red' Pocket Pout so you can create the ultimate makeup look this holiday season. This is hot property so head to CT online and get it before it's gone!
My ride or die beauty sponge has multiplied into this FAB limited edition holiday set! I use beautyblenders to blend my foundation, bake my contour/under my eyes and also on my clients so this 5 pack will definitely come in handy! It comes with one iconic pink original beautyblender as well as red, purple, nude and petal pink which is only available in this holiday set!
Give your IT Girl the must-have palette of the season: it Cosmetics 'Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Face Palette'. This award winning quad has everything you need for a youthful glow and airbrushed finish and who wouldn't want that for Christmas or any day for that matter?! The palette contains 'Sunshine in a Compact' Matte Bronzer, 'Perfect Lighting' Luminizer, 'Bye Bye Pores Blush' and 'Bye Bye Pores Pressed' Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder. Available now in store and online at Sephora!
My Benefit beauty faves are now available in an amazing, limited edition holiday set! This set is fabulous for long time Bene-babes or as a gift to give someone a taste of Benefits best sellers! The set contains cult classic bronzer 'Hoola', 'Gimme Brow' volumizing brow gel, 'Roller Lash' Mascara for super curled lashes and pore minimising and mattifying primer, 'POREfessional' - all packaged in a collectable 'Dolly Darling' doll-head tin perfect for your beauty room vanity!
Oribe Travel Essentials Collection $128
I am a huge fan of Oribe and this collection is ideal for anyone loves to travel or wants to get a taste of the range before investing in the full size products! This holiday set comes in a limited edition cream and gold Oribe bag (they had me at the bag!) and includes a purse size Dry Texturizing Spray, Lip Balm, Limited Edition Côte d’Azur Roller Ball Perfume, Travel Size Gold Lust Shampoo and Travel Size Gold Lust Conditioner. Available in selected hair salons whilst stocks last. For stockists, please call 1300 725 122.
I'm sure I am not the only one with colour treated hair who could use a little extra T.L.C! When I had my recent hair transformation at HeadOffice Hair they had just put out their limited edition Keune holiday sets and they could not have come at a better time! I picked up the 'So Pure Natural Balance Recover' kit which is the ultimate 4 step hair repair kit that contains the So Pure Recover Shampoo, Conditioning Spray, Hair Treatment and Moroccan Argan Oil in a gorgeously illustrated toiletries bag. I have been using this for the past couple of weeks and my hair is already starting to feel much stronger and looking healthier than its old dry and brittle self! Available in selected hair salons such as HeadOffice Hair Specialist in Bondi Junction.
RUB A DUB DUB!
'Snow angels come to call during the happiest season of all.
The warmth of their glow and joyful sound bring love and peace to those around.
Snow angels sprinkle sweetly fallen snow from the night sky,
as they hover in clouds watching over you and I.'
If the poem on the packaging hasn't already made you fall in love then the scent inspired by the wonder of freshly fallen snow definitely will! The Philosophy 4 piece 'Snow Angel' set contains Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, Body Polishing Scrub, Body Lotion and Body Spritz that will delight the senses and get you in the Christmas spirit!
For little ones or big kids at heart, nothing screams Christmas like the LUSH Christmas Collection and their limited edition Santasaurus, ROAR! I am a huge fan of LUSH bath bombs and this is the perfect time to spoil yourself and your loved ones with these seasonal body products for some much deserved R&R! Start by adding the Golden Wonder Bath Bomb to a freshly run, warm bath then sit back and relax as it fizz's away! Then rinse off by cracking open the 'Bubbly' with the LUSH Shower Gel, towel off and sugarcoat your skin with the 'Snow Fairy Body Conditioner' - the sweetest, fairy floss scented body cream you will want to eat right up! But if you still can't decide on one of these amazing products then you can't go past one of their carefully curated gift sets!
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Butter wouldn't melt with this adorable gift set! Keep your skin soft and smooth this Summer by lathering up with one of three body butters in British Rose (I am obsessed with this scent!), Fuji Green Tea and Shea. The packaging is equally as adorable and comes with a handy hanger so you can add it to your tree as a cute Christmas ornament!
If you're a regular on my blog you'll now that I can't stand dry, chapped lips and I use lip balm on the daily! So I was super excited to see the Burt's Bees Holiday Lip Balm set in Pomegranate - my favourite of all flavours! This set contains two lip balms: Beeswax and Pomegranate so you can ensure your lips are soft and smooth before kissing your crush under the mistletoe!
Nothing is more inviting than walking into a room where a scented candle has been burning. It can change the entire mood and creates an instant feeling of peace and serenity. I love burning candles during the holiday season, especially when entertaining, and these are a few of faves!
A must-have for your home, office and beauty room, Filled With Love Soy Candles have become a fast favourite and I always have some stored away so I am never without these beautiful scents! But now with their limited edition Christmas Collection you can make sure your home is filled with Christmas spirit all season! Available in festive scents such as Gingerbread, Pine Needle, Cinnamon, Caramel Vanilla and French Pair you can pick one up for yourself and your loved one with their special 2 for $50 offer! Simply enter code 'XMAS50' at checkout to redeem.
If seasonal scents aren't your style be transported to Rio de Janeiro with the latest collection of candles, fragrance diffusers and hand cream from Glasshouse Fragrances. Filled with exotic scents of ripe passionfruit, lime, raspberry and orange, they perfectly capture the spirit of Brazil and are the perfect gift for those with wanderlust!
I have always had a sweet tooth so it's no surprise that I fell in love with The Body Shop's 'Frosted Berries' limited edition, seasonal Scented Candle! This beautiful berry blend has fresh notes of cranberry, blackcurrant and raspberry with white flowers, creamy praline and sweet vanilla - so sweet and berry-licious it will make you want to skip dessert!
FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING!
If it is good enough for Kim Kardashian West then it is most certainly good enough for me! Shhh Silk pillowcases combine both silk's natural beauty and hypoallergenic benefits with their stylish and practical design. Not only will the White Marble print give your room a luxe New York feel but switching to a silk pillowcase has notable effects such as increased skin hydration, a cooler face mid-sleep and allow your body to release anti-ageing melatonin with ease. Plus you can add the perfect personalised touch by getting your name or initials embroidered onto the pillowcase!
I hope my 2016 Beauty + Holiday Gift Guide has provided you with some inspo this holiday season, for your loved ones and maybe even yourself :)
*Some of these products were sent to me in exchange for a review. The products have been tried, tested and all opinions expressed are honest and my own.