The Christmas Gift Guide: Beauty Lovers

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Hello Beauties! Now that it's November I thought I would start publishing some of my Christmas Gift Guides. I decided not to do these last year as I felt that every blogger and their Mum was publishing them but this year there are just so many amazing products out there that would make wonderful Christmas presents, so I couldn't not share them all with you! I'm also hoping to publish some more festive make up looks as well throughout the festive season so make sure to keep a look out for them. To start off my Christmas posts I thought I would post my favourite gift guide by far...the beauty lovers guide. I fall in love with the hundreds of Christmas related gift sets each year but this year there are some which really stood out and caught my eye...

This year Benefit's Christmas Collection is 'Sweet Shoppe' themed with lots of cute 'sweet treats' sets. I'm a big fan of the Benefit Christmas Collections every year as they give you the chance to try out a whole range of their products for a fraction of the price, and the mini sizes always come in handy! The Fin Size Flirts kit contains 10 of their best selling items in mini form: The PoreFessional (a favourite of mine), They're Real Mascara, Bad Gal Lash, Instant Comeback Facial Serum, That Gal Primer, Dandelion Blush, Sun Beam, Posietint, Ooh La Lift, and Stay Don't Stray Primer. I think that Benefit have done well with this gift set, as they have included products from their whole range, so it would be perfect for anyone just getting into make up or the brand and make up lovers alike. 

I just couldn't create this gift guide without adding in one or two products from the Too Faced Christmas Collection. Too Faced is a brand that I've only just got in to (and I've LOVED everything that I've tried!) and I have to say, their Christmas collection is the one I've looked forward to most this year, and it didn't disappoint. Firstly, isn't that packaging just gorgeous? It's every girly glitter lovers dream. This palette is my favourite from the collection and if I had to choose just one thing it would be this one. The Beauty Wishes and Sweet Kisses palette contains 3 eyeshadows from the famous Chocolate Bar Palette, their Chocolate Soliel Bronzer (a favourite of mine) and the Snow Bunny Bronzer and on top of all of that you also get a mini La Creme Gloss which is set to launch next year. I'm pretty sure any beauty lover or all round girly girl would be over the moon to receive this from Santa, I know I would!

Now that Sephora deliver to the UK (can I get a hallelujah?!) we now have access to items which we didn't before, like this beautiful Christmas gift from Too Faced. The La Belle Carrousel contains six mini palettes which can either be given together or split up - perfect for stocking fillers if you have a lot of girls to buy for. Each palette contains a number of eyeshadows, blushers and bronzers and you get a Better Than Sex Mascara with the kit. It's perfect for any Too Faced fans you might know and the handy size of the palettes make them perfect for travelling. 

Unfortunately this is another product which you would have to order from Sephora if you're from the UK, but I think its definitely worth it. Tarte blushers are one of my all time favourites and I would kill to get my hands on this palette. It contains a number of different blush shades making it suitable for tonnes of different skin tones and comes in this cute golden palette. I don't know any beauty lover who wouldn't love to receive this and I hope I can get my hands on it from the US!

I actually went to the launch of this perfume earlier this year and I've had my eye on it ever since. It has a sweet caramel scent and comes in the cutest little bow bottle so I'd definitely recommend going and giving this a whiff, even if it does end up as a cheeky christmas gift to yourself (I can't be the only one guilty of doing this!). 

I adore Ted Baker, he's one of my favourite designers and has been for years now so it's only fitting that I include one of his wash bags in this gift guide. I chose this little pink one with a bow (seriously cute) however I love them all so this is more of a generic item on the list. I think Ted Baker wash bags are seriously cute and they're quite roomy considering their size. I also like that they have the plastic effect coating which is great for wiping away any make up spillages. 

I am seriously in love with this palette. I have a bit of a thing for the Benefit Boxed Blushers, they always suck me in with their adorable packaging and as you probably already know, I'm a sucker for anything girly, especially if it comes in palette form. This palette contains 6 of their Box O'Powders and a Watts Up sample to ensure that your cheeks will be the envy of everyone. Also, the blushers aren't that much smaller than their regular ones, making this amazing value for money. I'm a bit gutted that Hervana didn't make an appearance as it is my favourite, but I'll let that one slide as this is just so darn cute. 

And to finish off this (not so little) gift guide...the most amazing Too Faced palette...ever. The Everything Nice Palette contains 20 eyeshadows (yes, 20!) in a every kind of shade you could want from neutral, to pinks and purples, olive tones and some funkier colours too for good measure. It also contains 4 blushers and bronzers to complete your look and comes with a pretty pink make up bag as a little added extra. For me, this is the ultimate christmas beauty gift this year, apart from the Naked Vault but I don't think I'll ever be the proud owner of that one!

What beauty gifts are you putting on your Christmas list this year? Let me know in the comments below as I'd love some inspiration for my own wish list! 

Lots of Love, 

Becky x x 


  1. Number 1 I thinks is great to get for people that maybe haven't tried Benefit before! And the price is very reasonable xoxo

  2. These all look amazing, i think i need to add them all to my wishlist haha!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  3. What a great list, I love the benefit blush palette, so handy for them all to be in one place.


  4. I love the gift sets that benefit have brought out this year x


  5. I love the look of that wash bag, so pretty!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  6. Swooning every single one of those products! That tarte blush palette looks so inviting....

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  7. I've saved so many new "loves" on Sephora lately, holiday sets are so dangerous!! ;)

    Bonnie ♥

  8. The Too Faced gift sets are amazing! All of them! Lusting after the 'Everything Nice' one :)

    Tweezers and Tongs

  9. I have the Benefit Blush Kit and I love it SO much xx

  10. My little niece is so obsessed with makeup - because of me LOL - I think I shall be buying her some items from this list for Christmas! Thank you for the list, it's so helpful!


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