I have been very excited for this first of two gift guides this year. Mostly because there are so many awesome gift-appropriate bits and pieces this year… But realistically, these gift guides have been a great excuse to spend my days window shopping online. I couldn’t resist putting together a gift guide that included all things beauty – here are my top picks for 2016’s holiday season.
I’m obsessed with this scent from Soap & Glory and this travel-sized gift set has everything all in one.
A customised touch is always welcome, particularly on an awesome bottle of nail polish.
NYX The “It” List – $24.95
With a nude & pink option, this is an awesome way to try out the NYX lip formulas.
A hand cream and a lip balm, a cult formula and a beautifully wrapped up stocking stuffer.
Lush Sweet Christmas or Home for Christmas Sets – $27.50
Lush’s Christmas range never disappoints, particularly with their ready-made gift sets.
Stila Naturally Nude or Bright & Bold Liquid Lipstick Set – $28
These trios of liquid lipsticks from Stila are a perfect introduction to the brand.
There’s no such thing as too many makeup brushes, and we all know how fond of Models Prefer I am.
Becca Glow On The Go Kit – $35
Another kit including a foolproof formula and adorable travel-sizes.
Beautiful packaging, an incredibly moistursing formula and 100% of proceeds go to The Hunger Project.
The perfect starter pack for mineral makeup with everything you need for a glowing complexion.
This Works Hand Makeover* – $53
A good luxe hand cream is hard to find, but this trio delivers. I’m a particular fan of the Sleep one.
If you’re getting one thing this year, make it this. Great value and a formula that I know and love.
The Lip Lab Gift Voucher – $65+
Who hasn’t dreamt of making up their perfect lipstick shade, just for them?
This set showcases the new NARS Velvet Lip formula, with a bunch of beautiful bold reds.
Fragrance is often a pretty personal pick but Marc Jacobs fragrances are universally adored.
Scented mud masks to cleanse the skin, for the person who needs a bit of a pamper session.
A 36-piece set of one of NYX’s best-selling lip products, I can’t believe the variety of shades in this one!
The Body Shop 40 Years Of The Body Shop Mini Collection – $89.95
Skincare, bodycare and even a bit of makeup in one set – an awesome introduction to the brand.
IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Must-Haves Brush Kit* – $110
Each brush in this set is useful and the bristles are so soft – heavenly is definitely the right word.
It doesn’t get much more luxurious than Diptyque candles. This ones for the woody, spicy fragrance lovers.
Since the first pics of this palette appeared, I could tell it was going to be a huge hit.
Beautifully packaged and, again, a great way to try out a truly awesome skincare brand.
Every beauty lovers dream – a Christmas Cracker set full of Mecca Cosmetica beauty bits.
Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set – $126
If you want serious brownie points, this is your best bet. This rose gold set has just about everything.
What’s on your beauty wishlist this holiday season?
*some products in this post have been provided for editorial consideration, honesty as always!
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