Christmas Gift Guide - The Beauty Lover's Edit

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Well, hello! It's been a while. How is everyone? I've been so busy with work over the last couple of weeks that I haven't had time for my blog - definitely not the way I like things! But I'm back today, and seeing that it's now just over a month till Christmas (gulp!) I thought I'd throw a little gift guide your way.

I'm not sure how many of these I'm going to get around to doing this year, so I'm going to get a beauty list under my belt straight away. Can't go wrong with beauty, right?! This post has not been sponsored in any way - I've just had a nose around the festive offerings of some of my favourite makeup and beauty brands and collected a few ideas to show you. Let's start with the makeup, shall we?!
Christmas Gift Guide - The Beauty Lover's Edit 1

1. Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette - I spotted this at the launch party of the new Urban Decay flagship store in Carnaby Street the other week, and I couldn't take my eyes off it. It's so beautiful, like a rainbow! While it might not be as useful as the Naked Palettes, if you're a lover of brights this would make a wonderful gift. Urban Decay shadows are well known for their outstanding quality, and this palette contains 21 shades - more than any other UD palette, apparently. I'm particularly drawn to the mauve and burgundy shades.

2. Make Up Forever Artistic Smoky Eye Set - I'm a big fan of Make Up Forever's Excessive Lash mascara. It's fabulous for both length and volume, and fans out the lashes beautifully. This set gives you a mini tube of it, together with two mini Aqua XL eye pencils for £14. As one full size eye pencil retails for £15, I'd say this makes a great value gift.

3. Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charms - For £29, you can get this adorable set of Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution travel size lipsticks in the shades Red Carpet Red, Very Victoria and Amazing Grace. As if that wasn't enough, each lipstick has a little bow on the lid so you can tie it to the Christmas tree. Sounds like my kind of ornament!

4. theBalm Balm Appetit Palette -  I love my Nude 'Tude palette from theBalm and have been really impressed with its quality. The shades in this Balm Appetit palette look so pretty, and they're versatile too. There's a selection of mattes, shimmers and foils and they can be used wet or dry.

5. Mac Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Palette - My next three picks are all from the Mac Nutcracker Sweet collection. It's fair to say I'm a little bit obsessed. How gorgeous is this face palette? It contains an Extra Dimension blush in At Dusk - a warm rose shade - and a stunning Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Tutu - a pearlescent pink-peach. 

6. Mac Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick Kit - Mac lipsticks are always a winner, and the special edition packaging of these is just so cute. This kit comes with four minis, and in my opinion there's not a dud shade among them. The four on offer are Lady Danger, Diva, Rebel and Mac Red.

7. Mac Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact - I know, another eyeshadow palette. But this one really is a thing of beauty. Featuring nine eyeshadows in warm caramel shades, it literally looks good enough to eat and, I think, would be universally flattering. To be honest, the smoky palette from the same range is also stunning, but there was something about the warmth of this one that drew me in a little bit more.

Christmas Gift Guide - The Beauty Lover's Edit 2

1. Lush Christmas Bathtime Favourites - My favourite products from Lush are definitely the bath bombs, bubble bars and melts, so a box packed full of them makes the ideal Christmas present in my opinion! This one boasts some real gems, including Butterbear, Golden Wonder, Mistletoe, Northern Lights and lots more.

2. The Body Shop Spa Of The World Luxurious Body Collection - The Body Shop's Spa of the World range feels deliciously indulgent to use, and this gorgeous box would make the perfect gift for anyone who loves a good pamper night. It contains Japanese Camellia Cream (one of my favourites - light and velvety on the skin with a beautiful, subtle fragrance), French Lavender Massage Oil, Egyptian Milk and Honey Bath Milk and African Ximenia Scrub. I would have a hard job handing this over if I bought it as a gift for someone!

3. Caudalie Mix And Mask Trio - Face masks are an essential part of any pamper night, and this Caudalie set has everything you need for a nice little multi-masking session. There's a natural clay detoxing mask, a glycolic peel to brighten and a moisturising mask too.

4. Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Brush Set - Wouldn't this be lovely to open on Christmas morning? I don't own any Zoeva brushes, but always admire them whenever I see them online. Every brush in this set looks really useful, and they're so pretty too! I love the addition of the handy and oh so attractive rose gold bag.

5. The Best Of L'Occitane Gift Set - Consistently one of my favourite brands, this gift box from L'Occitane contains a selection of their best selling products, including the Shea Butter Hand Cream, Almond Milk Concentrate and Cherry Blossom Shower Gel. A lovely present for any L'Occitane fan or the perfect introduction for a beauty lover who might not be familiar with the brand.

So there we have it - my first Christmas Gift Guide of 2016! Anything here you might ask Santa for?

Kate x
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  1. Oh my gosh so many pretty things Kate, I want them all hehe. I love the look of The Body Shop Spa set and The Balm set looks so fun!

    Hanh | Hanhabelle

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    1. I feel the same Hanh, I want them all too! x

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  2. How cute are those mini lipsticks from Mac, I'm tempted to get it for myself as I don't own any of these shades :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. Me too Dagmara. Rebel and Lady Danger have been on my wishlist for a while as well, so it almost seems silly not to! x

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  3. That sweet peach face palette looks stunning for sure on my list :D

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I was eyeing up that MAC eyeshadow palette last week but refrained from buying because I really don't need another palette....... want is a different story though! xx

    Beautylymin| Urban Decay Bundle Giveaway

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    1. Oh I'm the same - the last thing I need is yet another neutral eyeshadow palette. But look how pretty! x

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  5. This is an amazing gift guide, Kate and one that I would be happy to receive. I have been seeing that Mac Nutcracker Sweet Peach palette everywhere and gosh, it's a real beauty.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. It really is, isn't it? Just looks so pretty you'd feel sorry using it and spoiling the aesthetic! x

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  6. Those Zoeva brushes are beautiful! I wish they weren't so expensive! :) xx

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    1. They are gorgeous aren't they? I know what you mean, the cost of makeup brushes in general is a bummer because as much as we all like having them, we'd rather spend our money on the actual makeup! Always a good idea for the gift list though! x

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  7. I genuinely need the Charlotte Tilbury set and I'm lowkey adding it to my Christmas list... I hope Santa receives it on time! Haha!

    Really good guide to be honest! I loved it.

    Cristina, xo // My Cup of Tea

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  8. Love this post! I have the MAC peach face palette and it's so good, it would make such a good present!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. Ah it's so pretty, I don't need it but I really do want that one! x

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  9. Oooh everything looks amazing and I'd be so happy to recieve any of these things on Christmas morning. I have had my eye on the Zoeva brushes for soooooo long, they are just so pretty! x

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  10. I would take one of everything haha! Great picks!

    MadeFromBeauty.co.uk

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    1. Wouldn't that be a merry Christmas?! x

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  11. Oh sweetheart I love it all your pics
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  12. I also added the Zoeva Rose Golden luxury brush set to my Christmas gift guide, great minds think alike!
    Great post!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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    1. Yep, can't go wrong with this! x

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  13. Ah so good, I might send this to my boyfriend hehe. Your posts are always so amazing, don't stop doing what you do pretty lady! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Hope your boyfriend gets the hint! x

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  14. I love fragrances. Great post.

    xoxo

    Priscilla

    BEAUTYNATURE

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