Sunday, 17 December 2017

The Perfect Christmas Beauty Gifts



Over the past month or so, I have seen so many different gift guide posts. I think that they are always so helpful, and I love reading them. I really wanted to put one together myself this year, but I know for a fact that they wouldn’t be half as good as some of those that are already out there, so I thought I would just leave it to the pros. But, as something a little different, I thought that I would do a kind of gift guide and let you guys know about some of the beauty items that I would be more than happy to open on Christmas morning, any of the items that I am going to mention would make incredible gifts for anybody that is a makeup/beauty fan in the same way that I am.
I have tried to include items that I have tried out and tested and I feel like they all work really well for me. They are also products where you don’t have to worry about getting the shade right, because there are no foundations or concealers mentioned in this post. I don’t want to make this super long, I just wanted to let you know about some items that I have been loving and that I would really enjoy waking up to on Christmas morning. Anyway, without further rambling, here is my beauty gift guide!



When I first thought about doing this post, this is the first product that popped into my head. I have mentioned this before here on my blog and I am sure that you all know that I am madly in love with it. My post about this eyeshadow palette was one of the most viewed posts that I have here on my blog. I think that Charlotte Tilbury is such an incredible brand and I have tried pretty much every single product in her collection and I am yet to find something that doesn’t work for me. Which is why I keep going back to Charlotte Tilbury products time and time again and it is why I recommend this palette.
Firstly, I want to say that quality of these eyeshadows is just amazing, they all apply and blend out like an absolute dream. The shade range is out of this world and you can create so many looks using these colours. I also need to mention that the packaging is by a mile the most stunning packaging that I have ever seen on an eyeshadow palette. I know that this is slightly on the pricier side being around the £60-mark, bur I am sure that this would make any makeup lover incredibly happy on Christmas day!




Now I know that this won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, but it is a bestselling perfume for a reason. I don’t even think that I need to talk about this perfume here on my blog because I have mentioned it so many times in the past. I do think that fragrance is quite a personal thing and people can be quite particular about which perfume they want to use on themselves, but I still haven’t met anybody that doesn’t like this fragrance and that is why I use it all of the time and I have spent so much money on it over the past couple of years.
Chanel is just an iconic brand in itself and so is the classic Chanel No5. I know for a fact that I will be getting a bottle of this at Christmas whether it be from my mum, dad or boyfriend, they all know that I like to have these lined up and ready to go. This is a really luxurious perfume and it fits this time of year so perfectly. I know that this is always going to be my go to perfume and I am going to continue to use this for many years to come.


Mascara in my book is always a winner. I can not go a day without a mascara, so I would be more than happy to get one in my stocking on Christmas morning. Now, I wouldn’t just buy somebody any old mascara to open on Christmas, I would have to make it a special one and I don’t think that you can get a much more special mascara than a Lancôme one. I feel like Lancôme mascaras have always been such a cult and well-loved product, so I think it would be the ideal thing for a makeup lover to open, not to mention that they just look so special and luxe in the packaging.
If you have been following my blog for some time, you may already know that I have been using and loving the Lancôme Grandiose Mascara for months now, I can quite confidently say that it is one of my favourites. I reach for it all of the time and it is incredible quality and is like a dream when I use it. I don’t think I have ever used a mascara that hits every single box in the same way that this one does. If I had to pick another mascara that I think would make a great gift I think it would have to be the YSL Shocking Mascara, it lifts, holds and is jet black, amazing!



Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Palette
I bought this the other week and I mentioned it in my haul post last week, but I feel like I had to mention it in this post. If you know a makeup lover, the chances are the highlighting and contouring is high up on a list of things they love, I know it is for me anyway. Since I first bought this, I have reached for it every single day and I am in love with it. I haven’t even uploaded my full review on this year, just know that I am head over heels with it. Both of the shades are so stunning and blend in with next to no effort. Not to mention that if I received a shiny little Tom Ford package on Christmas morning, I would be a very happy bunny.
This is a cream contouring and highlighting palette. They have two colour versions of this palette, a lighter and a slightly darker. I went for the darkest palette of the two and I would say that the contouring shade is perfect for my tanned skin. It shows up really nice and does the job of contouring amazingly. The highlighter in the palette is more like a sheen than it is a highlighter, and I can honestly say that it is one of the nicest highlighting shades that I have ever tried out. Plus, I feel like I need to mention that the packaging is just out of this world and it comes in a really pretty little dust bag!


Benefit Gift Sets
My lovely dad bought me one of these last year for Christmas and even though I may not have had these items on my wishlist to start with, I ended up loving every single item in the kit. It is packed with blushes and contour and it is incredible. These are such a reasonable price and you can pick them up from places like Boots and get money off and collect your points. When I first opened this, I was firstly quite shocked that my old man had even thought to go near the Benefit counter and pick out something like this, but secondly that this was such a reasonable price for what you get. I have been using this same kit since last December and I am still to hit pan on any of the shades in here. I think this is great and I reach for it all the time!

There you have it, some of my top picks for a beauty lover at Christmas. I will also leave some links below to everything that I have mentioned above, as well as some other goodies that look really nice and will make a great present. If you want to see my full review on anything that I have mentioned, just make sure to click the name of the product above to be taken to that page. Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know what beauty items you hope to open on Christmas morning!



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  1. omg this eyeshadow palette looks so dreamy! xx

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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    1. It is wonderful, I cannot get enough of it at the moment, perfect for the holiday season!

      Danielle xx

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  2. I have actually used that Lancôme mascara and it's incredibly good! Chanel 5, not my cup of tea however I have been a very loyal fun of Chanel Mademoiselle for over 10 years now! and I love that Charlotte Tilbury palette, the packaging is so lux! xx

    http://www.elegantduchess.com/2017/12/17/evening-glamour-sparkle-maxi-dress/

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    1. I love Chanel Mademoiselle, that is my perfect summer fragrance!

      Danielle xx

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  3. These are really good gift ideas. I love the Chanel perfume.
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    1. It is just a classic and a sure fire winner in my book!

      Danielle xx

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  4. CT is honestly the best gift idea ever! I also included loads of their products in my gift guide :)

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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    1. I don't think that there is a brand that does packaging the same way that Charlotte Tilbury does!

      Danielle xx
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  5. CT packaging is so beautiful that its absolutely perfect for Xmas!

    Abigail Alice x

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    1. It really would make the perfect Christmas party!

      Danielle xx

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  6. I don't celebrate Christmas but this has given me so many gift ideas for my sister's birthday in January! She loves makeup :)

    Fatima x www.fatimawrites.co.uk

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    1. I am so glad that it helped you out sweetie!

      Danielle xx

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  7. Who wouldn't love to receive the CT palette?! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Exactly, it would be really high up on my wishlist!

      Danielle xx

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  8. That charlotte tilbury palette looks so gorgeous. Her products always have the most stunning packaging! x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. My thoughts exactly, I adore it and reach for it all of the time!

      Danielle xx

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  9. Anything Charlotte Tilbury is always going to be a perfect gift for a beauty lover, and that palette looks gorgeous! Ideal for party makeup looks too!

    Pumpkin Lemonade

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