Friday, 17 November 2017

Christmas Gift Guide: Christmas Crackers

I think I'm a little bit insane. When I finished writing my fifth and final gift guide of the year, I found a few more products that I wished I'd featured. And as they were all of the same style product I thought why not just add enough gift guide to the list this year. I think I may be a little insane but I think it's going to be worth it. Today for the final gift guide I'm talking through Ten Christmas Beauty Crackers that I'd be kicking myself if I didn't feature some way in my Gift Guides this year.

Sanctuary Pamper Cracker £12.50: Sanctuary always do a fantastic array of gifts at brilliant prices. And this cracker is no different. Containing seven different miniature products including a 30ml Hand Cream 15g Detox Sachet, this cracker if you're looking to treat someone without breaking the bank. It would also make a great Secret Santa gift even if it does go a little outside the regular £10 price limit.

Molton Brown Exquisite Treats Cracker £20: Now this cracker is a little more on the pricey side but from a brand like Molton Brown it is to be expected. That being said, you do get a marvellous amount of product for the price. In this cracker you recieve four 50ml shower gels in scents such as Rhubarb and Rose, Gingerlily, Pink Pepperpod and Rosa Absolute. If you know a fan of Molton Brown and you're stuck on a gift for them this year, then this would be perfect.

Clinique Party Pops Bauble £15: If I'd have seen these Clinique baubles when I was doing my main gift guides I'd have definitely featured them. There are four I'm going to share with you because I just couldn't choose one that I liked the look of the most. The Party Pops Bauble has two of their Lip Colour and Primer Lipsticks in the shades Cherry Pop and Plum Pop. They look quite large on the website but I can't say if their full size or not/ However they're both gorgeous shades and you'll be getting great value for money as you get two ableit miniatures for the same price as one full price would cost you.

Clinique Beauty Bauble £15: The second Clinique Bauble I liked was their Beauty Bauble. Containing a mini Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara and a mini Take The Day Off Make Up Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips, this is a great gift for anyone who loves a good eye look. Sure the products are miniature but they're a great way for someone to dip their toe into Clinique as a brand or as a gift for someone who travels a lot and relies on miniature sized products.

Clinique Merry Moisture Bauble £15: The third Clinique Bauble is their Merry Moisture Bauble. It contains a small version of their Moisture Surge Thirst Extender and a mini Chubby Stick in the shade Super Strawberry. I wish I'd asked for this for Christmas as I'm desperate to try the Moisture Surge Range. If you know someone who's the same as me and wanting to try it or even if you know someone who will love the chubby stick, this bauble will give a little bit of luxury to someone whilst keeping it budget friendly.

Clinique Pop Eye Bauble £15: The last Clinique Bauble that caught my eye was their Pop Eye Bauble. I think it was the mini Take The Day Off Balm Cleansing Balm that did it. Look how cute it is. You also get a mini High Impact mascara which looks generously sized in this picture. This is perfect for someone looking to try either of the products as they get another miniature as a bonus. At £15, you can't go wrong picking this up for a loved one. The standard of the products is brilliant and you'll still have change left over to buy them some chocolate if you're working to a budget.

L'Occitane Refreshing Verbena Bauble £12: How luxurious does this bauble from L'Occitane look. And at such a good price as well. In this gorgeous bauble you recieve three miniature products all in their signature Verbena scent. This is perfect for all ages but is definitely something I'd pick up for my mum as a little last minute gift. Not only is this gorgeously packaged but the three products you recieve are decent sizes for miniatures. And at £12 you can't go wrong. In fact I might just pick this up for my mum when I'm Christmas shopping next.

Cowshed Hand and Lip Cracker £12: Cowshed always do brilliant value Christmas Crackers and this year is no different. The Cowshed Hand and Lip Cracker contains a 50ml Cow Slip Soothing Hand Cream and a Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm. It's the time of year where hands and lips suffer the most so this is a perfect gift for anyone's who looking for a little relief. And at £12 this a brilliant priced add on gift that you can pick up, even if you've finished shopping for that particular person.

Crabtree and Evelyn Winter Hand Trilogy Cracker £12: The penultimate cracker I want to talk to comes from Crabtree and Evelyn. Their Winter Hand Trilogy contains three 10ml tubes of hand cream, including the scents Frosted Spicewood, White Cardamom and Red Berry and Fir. I personally have my eye on this for my nan. To me Crabtree and Evelyn is more of a mature ladies brand so I think this would be perfect for all the mums and nans out there. And it has a luxury feel to it that will make everyone that sees believe you've spent more than just £12 on it.

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm Cracker £19: I've never seen a cracker from Elemis before so when I saw this on the John Lewis website I knew I had to feature it. Yes it's a little pricier than other crackers featured but you not only get a 20g pot of their Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm and a Cleansing Cloth but you also get a voucher for a free 15 minute Pro Collagen Treatment. I mean if that alone isn't worth the £19 price tag then I don't know what is. If you know someone who loves or who'd love to try the Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm and deserves a treat then this is for them. Exclusively available at John Lewis, I'd say snap one up quickly as this could be gone before you know it.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Christmas Gift Guide: Fragrance


 Welcome back to my penultimate Gift Guide. Today I'm talking you through some of the many fragrance gifsets for both ladies and gents that the market has to offer.

Nina Ricci Luna EDT 50ml Gift Set £46: With notes of caramel and vanilla, this scent is a little heavier than others but not ridiculously overpowering that you can't wear it. Plus the bottle is gorgeous and the whole giftset is very asthetically pleasing.
Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal EDP 50ml Gift Set £63: JPL's latest fragrance is very reminscent of Paco Rabanne's Olympea but not as heavy or heady. It's one of the slightly more expensive gift sets but it's opulent looking bottle and packaging is well worth every penny.
Yves Saint Laurent Opium EDT 30ml Gift Set £44: Opium is a classic scent and reminds me a lot of my mum. It's the perfect scent for the more mature lady as it has a heaviness to it that gives it a real oomph but it's not overpowering to the point where you can't wear it.

Marc Jacobs Decadence EDP 50ml Gift Set £71: With woody amber notes this fragrance is the ultimate indulgent fragrance. It smells sexy, feminine and classic all at once. Perfect for any girl bosses you know who love to smell great as they take on the world.
Kenzo Kenzo World EDP 50ml Gift Set £63: I have to admit that the bottle was the first thing that caught my eye with this fragrance. But when I looked into it, it's floral notes with hints of Amber and Rose reminded me of a Rosie For Autograh fragrance I adore. And if it smells anything like that you're onto a winner.
Gucci Gucci Bloom EDP 50ml Gift Set £72: Last year I was obsessed with Gucci Bamboo but this year it's been taken over by Gucci's latest fragrance. With notes of white floral and tuber rose this perfume is a hard hitter but not over powering or headache inducing. It's little expensive but it's what I've come to expect from Gucci.

And if full sized gift sets aren't someone's thing or you're not too sure of what scent they like then these miniature selection scents are the perfect gift. 

Diptyque Fragrance Gift Set £75: Contains five rollerballs of Diptyques famous fragrances including Philosykos and Vetyverio. More on the pricey side but a good idea if you're doing one more luxury present instead of a bunch of smaller inexpensive presents.
Estee Lauder Fragrance Treasures Gift Set £37: If you know someone who is a fan of Estee Lauder but don't know their fragrance preference then this set of four generously sized Estee Lauder fragrances would be perfect. Including Modern Muse and their classic Pleasures perfume, I'm sure this is bound to make someone's Christmas.
Jo Malone London Crazy Colourful Cracker £34: If you know someone who has shown an interest in Jo Malone but hasn't wanted to spend on themselves this cracker is perfect. With three different beauty miniatures in three famous scents, this little cracker will give someone that feel of indulgence without breaking the bank.

 Lancome Mini EDP Fragrance Collection £29: Contains five miniatures of Lancome fragrances including La Vie Est Belle and O De Lancome. A brilliant priced set for a higher end/luxury brand with generous sized bottles to really get a feel for the fragrance.
Gucci Miniatures Gift Set £32.50: Now if the full sized Bloom gift set wasn't for you but you still know someone who'll like it then save yourself some money and pick up this gift set. Not only do you get Bloom but you also get Bamboo, Gucci Guilty and Flora Gardenia for the fraction of the price.
House of Juicy Couture Deluxe Mini EDP Set £30: If you know someone who's a fan of Juicy Couture but find it hard to remember which one is their favourite then this set of four is brilliant. Including Viva La Juicy this little set is not only cute but well worth it's not ridiculously high price tag.

And if you're struggling to find a fragrance for the man in your life then I thought I'd throw together a few that I like the smell of to help you out. 

Paco Rabanne Invictus 50ml Gift Set £47: If you know a gent who's a fan of Paco Rabanne but don't want to join the fad that is One Million then give Invictus a go. A little fresher and marine based then One Million, this scent is one who like more clean cut an fresh scents.
Hugo Boss The Scent 50ml Gift Set £49: If you like Boss Bottled but don't want to buy the same fragrance again this year try the The Scent. One of the newer scents from Hugo Boss, it's aromatic and spicy scent is a contrast to Boss Bottled but still clean enough to not be heady or overpowering.
Versace Eros Gift Set £39: If the man in your life like a heavier, spicier fragrance then Versace Eros if for them. It's a slightly smaller bottle than you'd usually get but because this is such a strong fragrance, a little is all that is needed. So essentially it's going to last longer than others as less is needed to smell great.
Dolce And Gabbana The One Gift Set £51: Now if you want to spoilt the gent in your life The One from D&G is the one (excuse the pun). It's spicy notes with hints of amber and tobacco makes this a stunning gents scent that oozes sensuality and will make your man smell absolutely divine.

Paco Rabanne Pure XS 50ml Gift Set £47: The newest scent from Paco Rabanne has a sexy undertone to it. It's not overly heady or heavy but is one that you'll definitely be able to smell for hours.
Joop Homme Gift Set £42: If you want to go down a classic route for your dad or older sibling then Joop is the way to go. The classic homme scent is a bestseller and classic scent that stands the test of time. The gift set is a 75ml bottle which comes in around the same price on it's own if not more so if you're looking to save some money then I'd recommend checking the set out.
Hugo Boss Bottled Gift Set £45: If Hugo Boss' The Scent isn't your kind of thing and you're looking for a cleaner fresher scent then Boss Bottled is perfect.It has a sweetness to it that stops it from being overpowering but still leaves a lasting impression.
Diesel Only The Brave Gift Set £44: And the last fragrance set is one that anyone of any age can wear and smell great with. Only The Brave is another classic scent that can be worn by anyone, clean with hints of citrus and leather, this has a unique twist which smells different on everyone.

Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking fillers

One of the best things about Christmas as a kid was waking up to the stocking at the end of your bed. It's one of the things I miss as a grown up. However I know a few of you still do a stocking and thought a great addition to my Gift Guides this year would be Stocking Fillers. Everything I'm featuring is £10 or under because to me a stocking is always filled with inexpensive, somewhat silly gifts.

Pixi By Petra Mini Lip Lift Max £6: This year Pixi has released miniatures of some of their cult products. The first of several I have my eye on is their Mini Lip Lift Max. One of Pixi's bestselling lip products and enjoyed by the likes of Caroline Hirons, this tiny bauble is perfect for adding a little something extra to someones stocking.
Sleek Matte Me Up Must Haves £6: This kit was available last year and contains the same shades as well. If you know someone who missed out on this, maybe this is the year to surprise them.
Soap And Glory Pouty Popper £6: Soap and Glory are known for their amazing array of gift sets every year and this mini duo of lip glosses is no different. Want to give someone some S&G but not sure what they'll like, this little popper will be perfect. 

 Missguided Da Bomb Bath Fizzers £6: Missguided have branched out into gifting this year and one set that caught my eye is this trio of bath fizzers.These three fizzer would make a perfect add on gift or even as part of a secret santa.
Beauty And The Beast Chip Cup Bath Fizzers £6:If like everyone else this year you've been hit by the BATB craze then this Chip Cup filled with bath fizzers will be right up your street. Not only do you get a cute gift but also a keep sake for when the fizzers have run out.
Boots Extracts Glitter Fizzer £4: If you can't get any of the Lush Christmas Bath Bombs but still want something sparkly and cute then this Extracts Glitter Fizzer is perfect. It comes in a range of scents and costs the same as a Lush Fizzer/Bomb but is also cutely packaged and can even be hung off your tree.

 Sanctuary Must Have Mist £4: Mini mists are perfect if you're not sure of someones fragrance preference. Sanctuary have released their signature must have mist in a bauble this year which not only makes it perfect for trying but also looks adorable under the tree.
Ted Baker Little Petal Opulent Petal Body Spray £4: Ted Baker are doing the same thing with their body mists. I had the Opulent Petal mist last year and loved it. It was perfect for both day and night and for a brand like Ted Baker ridiculously purse friendly.
Soap And Glory Pink Me Up £6: Another cute Soap and Glory set is their Pink Me Up Cube. Containing a mini Clean On M and Original Body Mist, this is a great little filler present which will be loved those of all ages.



Pixi Mini Rose Flash Balm £6: Another Pixi mini that's available this year is their Rose Flash Balm. It's perfect for someone who's been looking to try it but hasn't wanted to splash on the full size just in case it doesn't agree with them. I'll definitely be picking one up before Christmas to give it a try.
Nuxe Winter Treasures Set £6: Nuxe always do adorable sets during the festive period and this mini duo is no exception. Containing their bestselling multi purpose dry oil, this duo won't break the bank but will add that little bit of luxury to someones Christmas.
Champney's One Minute Wonder £5: If you know someone who's always got nice hands/nails then this Champney's duo would be perfect. Containing a miniature hand cream and nail file, this duo will be perfect for those on the go who like to make sure they've got hand cream on them at all times.

 Emma Bridgewater Midnight Spices Luxury Soap £8: Now this next trio may not seem like good gifts but if paired with other items would make a great bundle. This Emma Bridgewater soap is a great start, it smells exactly like Christmas and gives a normal everyday item a luxurious makeover.
Roger And Gallet Sublime Or Hand Cream Bauble £6.50: Hand cream is always a great stocking filler and this one from Roger and Gallet smells divine. And it'll look adorable in a stocking or hanging off the tree.
Barley Lane By Totes Novelty Penguin Socks £5: Tell me who doesn't love socks. I love getting bed socks or socks of any kind for Christmas. And this penguin socks were just too adorable to not feature in my guide. Pair this with the hand cream and couple of other fillers and someone will have a cute little self care package.

 This Works Dream Team Duo Set £10: This Works is a brand that I feature every year in my guides. Their Deep Sleep Pillow Spray is raved about by all and sundry and if you've been dying to try it, this mini duo is perfect for that. Plus it won't break the bank and will still leave you plenty to splurge elsewhere.
Burts Bees Naturally Gifted Set £7: Burts Bees are another brand that are doing cute duos this festive season. Coming in a range of scents, these duos contain both a stick lip balm and a tin of balm which makes it brilliant for it's price point.
Philip Kingsley Polished Perfection Stocking Filler £10: If hair products are more their thing then Philip Kingsley have a cute duo of their bestselling Elastizer and PK Polishing Balm. A tube of Elastizer on it's own can cost a good £10+ so this duo whilst mini is perfect if you're working on a budget.


Being By Sanctuary Bauble £6: Being By Sanctuary isn't a brand I've tried a lot from but when I saw this cute cubes I knew I had to feature them. Coming in a range of scents, each cube is different and features different products from the range as a whole. Perfect for dipping your toe into a new brand.
Jack Wills English Velvet Body Butter Stocking Filler £5: A lot of the Jack Wills range this year is centered around the EnglishVelvet Scent. I did wonder what was so special but when I smelt it I understood the hype. If you like a thick, luxurious body butter then this is perfect and it smells divine.
Jack Wills Bag Of English Velvet Pods £6: To go alongside the body butter I thought this pods would be brilliant. Paired together the receiver of this gift would smell divine and feel ultra luxurious at the same time.


Real Techniques Mini Sculpting Brush £6: If you know a fan of miniatures and Real Techniques, these limited edition brushes are perfect. It comes in the Contour Brush, Sculpting Brush and more. Adorable to look at and perfect to pop in a stocking.
Real Techniques Mini Expert Face Brush £6: Like I said how can you resist these adorable Real Technique brushes. Not only are they cute but they're also travel friendly and the perfect accompaniment for those who live life on the go.
Nails Inc Sparkle All The Way Bauble £10:In the market for a luxurious looking bauble that doesn't break the bank then this duo from Nails Inc is perfect. Containing a limited edition nail polish and matching lip product, their perfect to add a little glam to someones look.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Christmas Gift Guide: Under £25

Welcome back to my second Christmas Gift Guide of the year. Yesterday I talked you through some great gifts that were under £10 and today I'm talking through some fantastic gifts that in at £25 or under.
Fresh Pretty In Pink Lip Trio £24: I may be late to the party but I've finally found a Fresh gift set to feature here. This mini trio contains three miniature Sugar Lips in the shades Rose, Petal and Tulip. At £24 this is a brilliant way to introduce someone to the brand or to treat a die hard fan.
Urban Decay Little Vices Set £25: Urban Decay have released a new liquid lipstick trio for Christmas, contains four of their Vice Liquid Lipsticks. With three comfort matte shades and metallised shade this is a great way to try the Vice lipsticks without the hassle of choosing one particular shade.
Too Faced Under The Kistletoe Set £22: Too Faced always do great sets at Christmas and this year is no different. Their Kistltoe set contains two Melted Liquified Lipsticks, a Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick and a Melted Latex Liquid Lipstick. At £22 you can't go wrong for adding it as an extra present to any die hard liquid lipstick lovers gift pile.

Stila Sheer Delight Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set £20: Stila never fail to impress me at Christmas with their mini liquid lipstick kits. This year they've taken them down a different route and added a sheer shade alongside two of their bestselling permanent Stay All Day shades. This is definitely going on my Christmas list.
Kat Von D London Calling Vol 2 Set £19.50: Kat Von D always have a miniature trio in their Christmas line and this year she's followed up from last years London Calling Set. With a Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, Studded Kiss Lipstick and Tattoo Liner, this trio of products gives beauty lovers a chance to try out some of KVD's bestselling products.
Pixi Lip Lift Max Trio £12.50: I know that Pixi's Lip Lift Max is a bestselling product so of course I had to feature it in my guide. Containing three mini Lip Lift Max's in three different shades, this will give lips that stunning plumped effect but won't leave you looking like you've been stung by a bee.

Pixi Peel And Polish Set £20: Every year Pixi do fantastic miniature sets. Last year it was the Glow Mud set, this year it's the Peel and Polish Set. Containing a miniature Rose Flash Balm and a mini Peel and Polish, it gives beauty lovers a chance to try two of Pixi's newer products with shelling out the full price for them. I couldn't wait til Christmas for this so treated myself on payday.
Estee Lauder Repair+Renew Starter Set £24: If you know someone who's very on it with their skincare then this Estee Lauder mini kit would be perfect. Containing minis of the Advanced Night Repair Eye Complex and ANR Recovery Complex, this set allows people to try the award winning skincare products at a fraction of the price of a full sized bottle.
Origins Mask Musts Set £25: Origins face masks are some of the best on the market but are hardly available in handy sample sizes. This trio gift set gives beauty lovers a chance to try three of their bestselling masks for the price of one full sized tube. And then if they like it, they can spend the money to buy a full size product and know it's not going to waste.

Royal Jelly Hex Tin Of Beauty Treats £15: Royal Jelly is a classic brand and never fails to please at least one member of the family. This trio of full sized products is really going to make someones Christmas and they'll still have the classic looking tin once they've used up the products.
Sanctuary Must Have Body Treats £20: Sanctuary never fail to do luxurious looking gift sets at budget friendly prices. And this Must Have set is testament to that. Containing two full sized products and three deluxe miniature products, this will give someone an array of options when they want to pamper themselves at the end of a day.
Sanctuary Good Enough To Treat £18: Another amazing gift set from Sanctuary is their Good Enough To Treat Set. A bigger version of their Sweet On You Set, this beautifully presented gift set contains six deluxe sized miniatures all in their White Lily and Damask Rose scent. And if that wasn't good enough, it's all presented in this stunning glass jar that is bound to come in handy once it's empty.

Marc Jacobs The Sex Kitten Cracker £13.50: Another brand that I didn't know did gift sets is Marc Jacobs. This stunning cracker comes with two miniature products, one of which is his famous Le Marc Creme Lipstick. At £13.50 this is a great way to treat someone to a little bit of Marc Jacobs and if this cracker isn't to their taste there are two others to choose from as well.
Benefit Galifornia Love Set £24.50: Benefit always do a ton of sets at Christmas but the one that caught my eye this year was their Galifornia Love Set. Containing a full sized Gimme Brow, a full sized Roller Lash and a miniature Galifornia Blush, this trio set not only comes in beautiful packaging but also won't break the bank but will spoil the lucky recipient rotten.
NYX Ready, Prep, Go Travel Kit £25: If you know someone who travels a lot or just wants to try a selection of products from NYX this travel kit is perfect. Containing deluxe miniature sizes of some of their bestselling products including Matte Finish Setting Spray and HD Finishing Powder, this would be great to replenish someones travel make up or just introduce them to NYX as a brand.

Ciate Nail Polish Snow Globe £25: Ciate are a brand you don't often see sets from but when I saw this one on the M&S website then I thought I'd feature it. Containing 3 new, exclusive and limited edition nail polishes, this globe is a brilliant gift for nail lovers. It's price is a little wishy washy for what you get but a lot of brands happen to increase the price just before Christmas.
Kat Von D Fragrance And Lip Colour Duo £24: Now these next two gifts should probably be in my Fragrance Gift Guide but I thought they sat better within the price brackets instead. Kat Von D released two fragrances this year, Sinner and Saint. And for Christmas she has released two duo sets which include a rollerball of fragrance and an Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. All that's left to decide is are you a sinner or a saint?
Rosie For Autograph Core Coffret £25: You may recognise this gift set from last years gift guides but I couldn't not feature it again last year. Rosie For Autograph hasn't released any new sets this year so if you missed out last year you're in luck. Containing a 30ml bottle of her original EDP alongside a candle and 100ml body lotion of the same scent, this is worth every one of it's £25's.

Liz Earle Winter Revival Cleanse and Polish £20.75: Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish is a bestselling product and to give it an even bigger boost this year they've brought it out in a Sweet Orange and Mint scent. It's limited edition so if you know someone who adores this product, I'd snap it up quickly. It'll be gone before you know it.
Neal's Yard Bee Lovely Nourishing Duo £15: The Neal's Yard Bee Lovely range is absolutely divine so when I saw this set I knew I had to feature it. Containing a Bee Lovely Hand Cream and a Bee Lovely Balm, this set not only smells divine but is also nourishing on the skin, with some of the proceeds going towards charity.
Zoella Bits And Bobs Tin Set £12.50: I had a good hard look at the Zoella Christmas range this year and didn't see much that I thought I could feature in my guides. However this duo of gorgeous tins was something I thought a lot of people would like. I personally have asked for these to add to my collection of cake tins but you can store anything you want in these and they aren't badly priced either.

Neal's Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm Box £12.50: If you know someone who wants to try Neal's Yard as a brand but doesn't like to spend that much money of themselves then this box is perfect. Containing a decent sized pot of their famous Wild Rose Beauty Balm, this gift is purse friendly and bound to bring a smile to any beauty lover's face.
Emma Hardy Merry Moringa £15: Every year Emma Hardie release their travel sized Moringa Cleansing Balm. And this year is not different. Perfect for trying out this multi award winning cleanser or just adding a travel sized to your collection without breaking the bank. Plus it comes with a cleansing cloth so you've pretty much got everything in one little box.
This Works The Big Bang Gift Set £12: If you know someone who would benefit from a This Works product but don't know if they'd use a full size product this cracker is brilliant. Not only does it have fantastic packaging but it contains a mini Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and Eye Mask. Have trouble sleeping when you travel or just in general, this would be the perfect gift to add to your list.

Christmas Gift Guide: Under £50

Welcome back to my third Christmas Gift Guide of the year. Today I'm talking you through everything Under £50 if you're looking for a slightly more luxurious feeling present.

Buxom Lips Off Leash Set £48: Buxom is a brand that's a little harder to find than others so this deluxe miniatures gift sets are brilliant. Containing seven Lip Polishes and eight Lip Creams, this set not only gives someone the chance to try Buxom for the first time but is brilliant value for money when broken down.
Stila Star Studded Eight Lip Kit £45: As you all know I love the Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks from Stila so when I saw this deluxe sized gift set I knew it would have to feature in my Gift Guide. It contains six of their permanent liquid lipsticks shades alongside two limited edition shimmer shades. If you were thinking of buying the trio featured in yesterday's gift guide but don't mind spending a bit extra, I'd highly recommend picking this up instead. It's absolutely gorgeous.
Bare Minerals Go Bare Or Make A Statement Gift Set £30: Bare Minerals lipsticks don't cost the earth but a variety of shades can cost a pretty penny. This eight piece set gives you both a selection of shades and finishes for a brilliant price. Containing four mini Gen Nude Lipsticks and four mini Statement Lux Shine Lipsticks this is perfect for anyone who's been looking to try Bare Minerals for a while but hasn't known which finish or shade to go for.

Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set £42: Kat Von D has added a vault of mini liquid lipsticks to her gifting range. Eight deluxe mini shades including Hawkwind, Lovecraft and Ludwig, this set is perfect for those who are big KVD fans or are looking to try the brand for the first time.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Mini Charms £29: Just like every year Charlotte Tilbury has released mini lipsticks charms in three of her bestselling celebrity shades. This years trio includes Secret Salma, Carina's Love and KKW. Sure they're small but they're a brilliant price for three when one single will cost you £23 alone.
NYX Matte Vs Metals Lip Vault £30: NYX lip products are amazing but there are so many to choose from, it can get a little overwhelming which is why this twelve piece set is perfect. Containing six Liquid Suede Liquid Lipsticks and six Cosmic Metal Lip Creams, you not only get to try two different finished but a variety of shades. And these are by no means small, they're in fact a deluxe miniature size which makes twelve for £30 a bargain.

 Bobbi Brown Line And Define Long Wear Eye Set £38: Bobbi Brown are famous for their eye products so what better way to try them out then in this deluxe miniature sized kit. Alongside their Smokey Eye Mascara you also receive a pot of their Love Wear Gel Eyeliner and Soothing Cleansing Oil. Sure it's not the most purse friendly set but it's worth it if you know someone who's in need of some luxury this Christmas.
Stila Eye For Elegance Liquid Eyeshadow Set £45: If you know someone who'd love the Stila Liquid Eyeshadows but hasn't been able to choose a shade then this set is perfect. Containing six deluxe sized liquid eyeshadows including three new shimmer and glow shades this set is perfect for anyone who loves a good eye look.
Laura Geller Hollywood Lights Set £45: Containing six miniature sized Laura Gellar products, this set is perfect for those who've never tried the brand before or find it hard to find Laura Gellar in stores. Sure you're paying £45 for miniatures but it is an amazing price for a set from a high end brand such as this.

Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner Trio £32: KVD has finally released her lip liners over here and if like me you've been spoilt for choice, this set is right up your street. Including Lolita, this trio is the perfect way to try the Everlasting Lip Liners without having the hassle of choosing a particular shade.
Benefit Bigger And Bolder Brows Kit £31: If you're a fan of Benefit's brow products then you'll love this kit, including Gimme Brow, Ka-Brow and High Brow this set is perfectly priced for those who like to have flawless looking brows.
Too Faced Best Year Ever Set £46: Too Faced always do a ton of gift sets around this time of the year and this year is no different. Out of all of them, this is the one that caught my eye the most. Containing three eye shadow palettes, a make up and deluxe sized Better Than Sex Mascara, this set is worth every penny. Definitely a good idea for any die hard Too Faced fans out there.

Jurlique Sensitive Introductory Skin Kit £35: Jurlique never fail to impress me with their gift sets and this introductory set for sensitive skin is no different. Containing four miniature facial products aimed at sensitive skin, this set is the perfect way to try Jurlique skincare or to find products to help skin and become a part of your routine. And it's not bank breaking for such good quality products.
Alpha H Skin Solutions Kit £40: Every year Alpha H release their skin kits and this year is no different. Coming in three skin types including this Normal/Dry kit, each one contains five products aimed at each individual skin type. And at £40 you can't go wrong considering Alpha H is on the higher price bracket for skincare. That being said though, it's usually worth every penny.
Balance Me Indulge Me Gift Set £30: Balance Me have released this ultimate indulgence gift set this year packed full of deluxe miniature sized products including the Rose Otto Oil. On the slightly less expensive end of things, this gift set is perfect for anyone looking to try Balance Me as a brand or is really into natural skincare products.

Charlotte Tilbury The Gift Of Goddess Skin Set £39: Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream is a raved about product so when I saw this trio of skin products that included a generous sized pot of the stuff I knew it had to be featured. Alongside the Magic Cream you receive a deluxe miniature sizes of her Goddess Skin Clay Mask and Wonder Glow. Sizes like that in a gorgeous box for under £40, you'd be silly to not put it on your list.
Rodial Dragon's Blood Kit £40: Like the idea of Rodial but not so much the eye popping of buying them individually then this set is perfect. Containing three miniature sized products and a full size moisturiser this set is a great way to try Rodial as a brand without breaking the bank.
Clarins Hydra Essential Gift Set £34: Clarins have an amazing range of gift sets this year but the one that caught my eye was their Hydra Essential set. Containing a full size Hydra Essential Day Cream and two miniature sized tubes, one mask and one exfoliator, this trio is perfect for someone who's looking to try the range or who just loves Clarins in general.

GlamGlow Mud Treatment Mask Set £39: GlamGlow is one of my all time favourite brands and this set was one of my favourite gifts I received last year. Containing four of GlamGlow's famous masks in handy tube size, this is a brilliant way of finding which mask is for you without wasting money on a full sized pot. Definitely recommend putting this on your list if you're a fan of masks.
Origins Superstar Mini's Gift Set £32: Origins is another amazing brand for face masks and this miniatures kit is perfect for someone who's looking to try both their masks and skincare products. Containing six of their bestselling products in miniature form this set doesn't cost the earth and is a great way to try Origins as a brand.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Set £29: Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream is a classic and this trio of products is perfect for any fan. Containing an All Over Miracle Oil Cream, Skin Protectant Cream and Hydrating Face Mist this trio would be a great to try the brand but also a great way to restock what you may need. I'm thinking of maybe getting this for a friend for Christmas as I know how much she loves this.

Kiehls Seasons Treatings Set £30: Kiehls always do fantastic gift sets and I was bit overwhelmed by choice but finally went with this one. Containing four miniatures including a mini Creme De Corp this is a fantastic way to introduce someone to the brilliance that is Kiehls.
Laura Mercier Les Petits Souffle Body Creme Collection £45: Laura Mercier can cost a pretty penny which is why their Christmas Gift Sets are brilliant gift options.This six pack of mini of body cremes is a fantastic way to treat someone who deserves a little bit of luxury this Christmas.
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Brush Set £45: Charlotte Tilbury products always look ultra luxurious and this mini brush set is no different. Encased in this mock croc case you get four mini brushes that will help you create beautiful eye looks as well as a perfect base.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Christmas Gift Guide: Under £10

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year! Well nearly but by now everybody's thoughts have turnt to Christmas. However each year the amount of products brands launch grows and can be very intimidating. So as I have done for the last two years, I've put together a range of gift guides, highlighting a few gift ideas that I think everyone will love. Today we're starting with Under £10 and over the next few days we'll going through the price brackets to fufill everyone's needs.

Zoella Snowella You're Cracking Bathing Cracker Set £10: Zoella has a whole range of gifts this year both beauty and lifestyle. A lot of them are quite highly priced but if you're looking for something more budget friendly then this bathing cracker is perfect. It has three mini snowella scented products in it including Body Wash, Body Lotion and Hand Cream.
Nuxe Holiday Cracker £10: Nuxe always do amazing Christmas Crackers and this year is no different. Filled with products such as their Huile Prodigieuse and Micellar Water, this cracker is perfect for someone looking to try the brand without committing to buying full sized products.
Molten Brown Festive Bauble £10: Molten Brown are also a brand who does a brilliant budget friendly gift range as well. Their Festive Bauble's that come in a range of scents are perfect for adding some indulgence to a gift without breaking the bank. There's so many to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice.

 Face Inc Fairytale Of Good Skin Mask Set £10: If you like a good sheet mask then Face Inc have got what you want. Their book of mask contains three limited edition sheet masks that will make your skin feel divine after use. And it's not breaking the bank either for good quality sheet masks.
Liz Earle Find Your Balance £10: Last year I loved this little boxes from Liz Earle. They're the perfect way to try their skincare products. This year you have one box aimed at finding balance in your skin, including the products Gentle Face Exfoliator and Deep Cleansing Mask whilst the other box is aimed at exfoliation.
Liz Earle Smooth Escape £10: The other Liz Earle Mini Box this year is based around exfoliating and contains the Gentle Smooth Exfoliator and Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask. I loved these last year and know I'll be putting them on my Christmas List again this year.


 Miss Patisserie Trio Of Puds £10: As much as I love Lush but sometimes they don't always have what I want. This trio from Miss Patisserie however does. Coming in at £10, you receive three full sized bath bombs that you'll revel in after a long day or too much turkey.
Champney's Specially Selected Masks £10: Love a face mask or a spa experience? Then why not combine the two with the Champneys Specially Selected Mask Set. Including four masks this will not only work wonders on your skin but will give you a spa experience in your own home.
Burts Bees Honey Jar Set £10: This Burts Bees lip balm is perfect for someone who's obsessed with lip balm or has a tendency to lose them. With three different scented lip balms and adorable pot to store them in, this set looks like you've put more effort into it than necessary.

 Soap And Glory Beauty-Full House £10: Soap and Glory always do the best gift sets. Their Beauty-Full House is a perfect trio filled with three full sized products. Got a beauty obsessive for your Secret Santa then this gift set would be perfect and wouldn't take you over budget either.
This Works Choose Sleep Set £10: This Works is a brand that I always feature in my gift guides. They always do amazingly priced duos or sets that are perfect for trying out the brand or stocking up on travel sized products.
Clarins Precious Lip Gift Set £10: I had to feature this Clarins set when I saw the price. I don't think I've ever seen a Clarins duo at such a good price. This set contains a Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil and a mini Lisse Minute Instant Smoothing Perfecting Touch for £10. £10! I can't get over how inexpensive this is from such a big brand such as Clarins. 


Bayliss And Harding Pink Prosecco Boxed Body Wash £6: If the other Bayliss and Harding Pink Prosecco gift idea in this guide doesn't rock your boat then maybe this bottle body wash will do. Packaged to look like a bottle of prosecco, this will give your bath/shower a little something extra and you get to smell of your favourite tipple.
Royal Jelly Stacker Set £8.50: Royal Jelly is a classic skin brand and every year they do an amazing range of gifts. And every year they release a stacker set that does a bit of everything. Containing Body Scrub, Body Lotion and Hand and Nail Cream, this trio will leave skin feeling super smooth and will look adorable stacked in your bathroom.
Champney's Pyramid Mini Collection £10: Another set filled with body lotions and body souffles comes from Champneys. Their Mini Pyramid Collection contains two of each in their signature scent. It's a little more luxurious than the Royal Jelly and will make you feel like you've been pampered in a spa.


 Beauty And The Beast Lip Duo £7.50: Beauty and The Beast is a real craze at the moment and I see why. Want a cute, jokesy gift for a superfan? Then this lip duo consisting of Mrs Potts and Chip is perfect. Sure it's not the highest quality but I'm sure it'll please those die hard fans out there.
Sanctuary White Jasmine and Myrrh Candle £10: Who doesn't love a candle? This Sanctuary boxed candle is the perfect small gift that won't break the bank. They come in a range of scents but my favourite is White Jasmine and Myrrh, it's fresh scent broken down by a hint of spice that makes it rather a unique scent.
Ted Baker Ted Of Roses Soap Petals £10: I don't know about you but I like my baths to feel as luxurious as possible. And these Ted Baker Soap Petals are perfect for that. Sure they're not going to do a lot for your body but they are pretty and are definitely going to give your bath a little something extra.

 Bayliss And Harding Pink Prosecco Mini Set £8.50: Everyone associates with Bayliss and Harding with older ladies but they've reached out to a different age range with their Pink Prosecco range. If you know someone who's favourite tipple is prosecco then this five piece bathing set is a sure win.
Being By Sanctuary Mermaid Showers £10: Being By Sanctuary are doing a range of gifts this year and this set of four generous sized shower gels is my personal fave. Each scent is divine and the gels themselves leave you feeling clean, smelling divine, relaxed and ready to take on the world.
Sanctuary Sweet On You £10: Every year Sanctuary does their Sweet On You Jar. And this year it's not different. Containing Body Wash, Body Lotion and a Foaming Body Soak in their signature Sanctuary scent this is not only a sweet gift idea but also gives the receiver a nice storage solution once the products are gone.

 Rosie's Pantry Measuring Cups £10: If you're into baking or know someone who is, these adorable vintage style measuring cups would make the perfect gift. Practical, adorable and not bank breaking, I as a baker would love to receive these on Christmas day.
Zoella Cosy Vibes Mug £8.50: I have a serious mug addiction and this Zoella mug is just calling out to me. If you know someone who's a fan of Zoella or of mugs in general this would be a great gift. Not too small or too big, it's perfect to drink all of your favourite festive beverages out of.
Zoella This Is Your Year Calender £10: And to go alongside the mug, how about the Zoella Desk Calender. It's sleek yet cute design makes it perfect for everyone and makes a change from your usual boring hang from the wall calenders that inevitably fall off the wall at some point.