Christmas Gift Guide 2023: Best in Beauty

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It's the most wonderful time of the year and today I have some of my top picks for beauty Christmas gifts! I have a little bit of everything to share from fragrances and candles to makeup and skincare, there is bound to be something for everyone! Christmas Gift Guide 2023: Best in BeautyChristmas Gift Guide 2023: Best in Beauty

Christmas Gift Guide 2023: Best in Beauty
Fragrances & Candles

I love gifting and receiving any type of fragrance at Christmas as they aren't typically always products that many like to splurge on for themselves. One of the fragrances I have seen on everybody's wishlist this holiday season is the Prada Paradoxe Intense Eau de Parfum (£70/97/130). This is such a fantastic scent and I understand why it's on everybody's wishlist! It's long wearing and strong without being overpowering with absolutely gorgeous packaging. Available at The Perfume Shop.

I love anything that comes in pretty or festive packaging and the Granado Infusão Botânica Scented Bonbon Cracker (£48) is one of my top picks! Inside the cracker is a 25ml perfume and a 50ml hand cream. This fragrance has notes of a spicy and aromatic origin. 

A more affordable fragrance option that would also be a great secret Santa or stocking filler is the So...? Unqiue Mini Mist Gift Set (£7). This comes with four body mists which are great for keeping in your bag and reapplying throughout the day. 

The NEST New York Festive Votive Trio (£46) is one of the more luxe candle sets you can gift this Christmas. This fragrance brand is a cult favourite and these candles smell incredible! The three scents are Holiday, Crystallised Ginger & Vanilla Bean and Birchwood Pine. Each candle has a gorgeous gold design on the jar and while each is different, they all look great together. If you wanted to you could even turn this set into three gifts and include one candle and another beauty or self care item to create a mini hamper style gift. 

Makeup Ideas

One of the prettiest makeup bags I have ever seen and I'm so happy I own it is the Charlotte Tilbury Rock Star Bag (£50). This doubles as a clutch bag and is so incredibly sparkly! It fits a lot in and this isn't the sort of item I would buy myself and I know it would be a great gift to anyone who loves Charlotte Tilbury.

The Zoeva Eyeshadow Velvet Love Palettes (£27) have really impressed me! Inside each palette are four super creamy and blendable shadows and you can create a day and night look with just these four shadows. I am so impressed with how pigmented these are! 

I have two blush palettes to share! I love when brands come out with these palettes during the holiday season and the first is the NARS All That Glitters Light Reflecting Cheek Palette (£59). I love how warm toned the shades are as I can also use them as eyeshadows. The other blush palette is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked - Leopard (£86). This was definitely a splurge but I have been really enjoying it. This is a great one if someone wants to try out Hourglass as you get four different types of product inside so it's not just blushes. 

Mascara is one of my favourite makeup products and the Clinique High Impact Mascara Duo (£24) is one of my top picks! It comes with a full size mascara as well as a travel size one which is perfect to keep in your handbag or travel bag. 

The EspressOH 'The Essentials' Gift Set (£30) comes with two of my favourite products from the brand, the Glassy Blush and a mini size of the Intenso Mascara. The Glassy blush is such a cool product as it is clear in the jar but as you apply it to the skin it reacts and turns a pink shade.

Skincare For the New Year 

I love trying new skincare brands and Zelens have a selection of travel size products which is a great way to try some before you invest. As of writing this post the travel sizes are also on 3 for 2 with the code TRAVEL3. My three picks are the Hyaluron Intense Travel Serum, Power C Travel and the Instant Recharge Mask.

I have tried a few OSKIA products this year and become a fan! The Renaissance Mask (£70) is a great mask that's suitable for all skin types for a fresh complexion! Its recommended to be used before or after an event for an instant complexion boost which sounds perfect for the busy holiday season and heading into the new year.

Body Care 

The Temple Spa Do Not Disturb Collection (£50) is the ultimate body care gift! It comes with a selection of body and bath products as well as small scented pillow to aid your relaxation time. I have been a huge fan Temple Spa of years and they have some of the best smelling products.

If you are shopping for someone who loves to do their nails then I recommend the Earthy Nail Treatments Set (£26.97). It comes with Green SOS, Berry Oil, Cuticle Oil and a Strengthener making it the perfect gift for anyone who loves doing their nails whether it's doing press ons like me or painting their natural nails.

You can never go wrong with hand cream and the Aviela Shea Butter Hand Butter (£16) is one of my top picks! Its creamy and absorbs quickly into the skin whilst forming a protective barrier to help seal in moisture. A hand cream is always must for me but especially in the winter. 

I love receiving shower gels at Christmas and the Nourish Shower Trio Gift Set (£25) is another one of my top picks. You get three 100ml sizes and the selection is great for anybody in your life! You get the Protect Uplifting Shower Gel, Relax Refreshing Shower Gel as well as the Soothing Muscle Bath & Shower. Nourish London is a vegan and cruelty free brand. 

Beauty Baubles 

The Percy & Reed We Wish You a Happy Hair Day Duo (£12.50) comes with two of their most popular products and would be a great secret Santa gift! It comes with their Wonder Balm Hair Primer and the Volumising Dry Shampoo. I have had products from the brand over the years and have always really liked them. 

Evolve Beauty has four different beauty baubles to choose from and they are currently on offer as well as being on 3 for 2! My two picks are the Instant Radiance Bauble as well as the Golden Glow Bauble as everybody can use a face mask during the busy holiday season to take a few minutes to do some self care and unwind!

Speaking of face masks, Temple Spa also has a face mask bauble style gift with the Truffle Treat. This ones with a 15ml of one of my favourite masks, TRUFFLESQUE as well as a brush. This is such a great face mask for a pick me up!

I have been obsessed with NARS this year and the Mini Orgasm Blush Duo (£33) comes with another one of my favourite products! In this bauble you get The Multiple and Afterglow Liquid Blush in the iconic shades orgasm. I love how small these products are as they will fit in any size handbag and with liquid blush especially, it takes forever to finish a full size version! 



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