Christmas Gift Guide For Her
When it comes down to hair, it's important to buy quality products that preserve it's natural health. This usually means buying serums, masks, primers and protective stylers. I've found the two best styling tools that are kind to the hair whilst providing results are the Toni & Guy Wavers. It gives a sophisticated wave, that is perfect for Christmas and is incredibly glamorous on anyone. Or if they prefer to straighten their hair, the Toni & Guy Straighteners are a fantastic alternative that are considerate with as little damage as possible.
There's simply so many to choose from nowadays, for the middle priced makeup brush for it's value, design and build I've found Real Techniques to be a winner. You can buy them in small packs for the keen maverick of eye makeup or large sets that include base brushes, contouring kit brushes - all ready to get creative and release some inner MUA.
BODY PERFUME GIFT SET
The gift of a perfume is one very special, as there's so much personalisation that goes into a scent, and how it combines with our natural skin scent, knowing your outcome is unique. Aromatics in White Essentials has been a favourite of women everywhere lately. It's all down to the complexity of the fragrance with notes of serene woods, transparent petals and warm gray amber notes. Natural, elegant and fresh.
Hippy Club Invisible Dry Shampoo
I'm a huge fan of supporting emerging brands and Hippy Club embodies the effortless bohemian lifestyle with ideals in mind of looking great with minimal effort. Their Invisible Dry Shampoo is a treat for festivals, prolonging in between washes, without all the white clumps when it hits the rain. It's one of my top stocking fillers as it's so affordable and an all round sweet gift.
Ghost White Light Perfume
You've probably tried Deep Night? Every year I requested the famous moon bottle, and since my teen years Ghost have been releasing knock out after knock out in the fragrance world. The world fell in love with Deep Night, then Ghost Girl, and finally the one on everyones lips is the latest Ghost WhiteLight. Not only is this perfume fresh, crisp and pure, with top notes of peach, mandarin and pear but the bottle is also a piece of art in itself. I'm blessed to see this on my dressing table every day, as its gorgeous trademark moon is a classic to own.
Boucleme Curl Wash Bag
Calling for all curly or wavy hair girls. This is a brand I discovered 2 years ago and fell in love with their products. Boucleme do hair towels suitable for minimising hair damage, and now they've just brought out a Boucleme wash bag to throw all the goodies in! Check out their site for all the gift sets for healthy curly hair.
You've probably been swamped with Christmas adverts right? The one that is the chitter chatter of everyone is the beautiful Paco Rabanne Olympea, which is available from Fragrance Direct.
Made for the modern day Cleopatra - the woman of all victories. This is a empowering fragrance, with the key element of seduction when crafted. A fresh oriental fragrance whose balance of the accords forms a genuine Paco Rabanne signature. The green mandarin, boosted by the floral and aquatic essences of ginger lily and hydroponic jasmine, awakens the senses. The sensual and luminous salty vanilla accord brings carnal and addictive magnetism. The cashmere wood and Ambergris accord magnify the fragrance and form a divine and powerful trail. The gift set has recently been reduced just in time for Christmas too!
BEAUTY GIFT SETS
Murad is a fantastic brand for skincare and ensuring that you take of you with simple and easy to use products. Their gift set is one of a kind, I've spoken briefly about the Murad invisiblur primer and it by far exceeded any other primer, and luckily people adore it so much they've got it in a Party Perfect Gift Set. The Party Perfect is all you need for a flawless base for party perfect skin. The set is worth £79 and includes a Invisiblur Perfecting Shield, Eye Lift Firming Treatment and Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture.
At Christmas we dig the unique gifts, a true of a kind present. The Illamasqua Extinct Gift Set that's just hit the shops has a variety of gift sets to impress the women in your life with something nifty, bespoke and glamourous. This is the Insta Eye Gift Set that includes a angled brush, a cult classic gel liner, their famous masquara and to finish off with a liquid gold called Broken Gold. It's so impress I've been getting all the gals in my life one of these for eyes ready for Christmas celebrations.
STOCKING FILLER OF 2016
Personalised Phone Case
Christmas is about the small things that speak volumes about that person. Customisation is a huge trend that's nailed at this time of year as we want our presents to show that special person "I saw this and thought of you" so what better than to design your own phone case in their favourite design with CaseCompany. With options to upload your own, or a pre-made case there's an unlimited amount of options available. Knowing that your loved ones have a case that's one of a kind should put a huge grin on their face by Christmas morning.
LUXURY GIFT OF 2016
I love giving beauty gifts, and ones that particularly make them as naturally beautiful as possible. You can't put a price on a smile in the mirror and glowing skin. But you certainly can help out with a gift that leaves me beaming. The Magnitone Facial Cleansing Brush is a miracle tool for problematic skin, and a staple in the cleansing process. I've raved about the Magnitone for years as it's seriously been a game changing tool in my morning and evening routine. I've spoken about the wonders of this device in the Magnitone Lucid review and Beauty Buys In The Bathroom I Can't Live Without.