So when you all started talking about Christmas and other bloggers started writing their gift guides back in September I was telling myself it was way to early. So I waited till after Halloween, then I waited until after my daughter’s birthday at the end of November and then I got to the week before Christmas and now I’m panicking! But still I figured that there must be plenty of you out there that always put off thinking about Christmas till it bites them on the bum so I’ve decided to go ahead and tell you about a few goodies that I’ve come across over the last few months. Some I’ve tried already and some I’ve yet to try (and you can expect reviews on some of those in the future) but the best thing is that many of these gifts are reduced and what’s more none of them cost very much anyway so will be great stocking fillers or extra presents. Anyone else do that? I like to buy main presents and then I add just one more thing to unwrap and then another!
This Bloom Fig & Cassis candle is £5 (down from £10) its scent combines fruity notes with floral jasmine, sweet coconut and berry amber. It’s in a frosted glass jar and I’m looking forward to burning this to bring some coziness to my Christmas. You can find it at Superdrug here.
The Caudalie Body Essentials Christmas Cracker contains Thé Des Vignes fragrance, shower gel and body lotion, all layered with the scent of citrus fruits and grapevines. If you love everything that Caudalie produces like me you’ll be confident to give this gift. It’s £10 here.
Such a cute looking set exclusively from Feelunique. A shining star shaped box contains
Hair Heroes by Feelunique: Pureology Hydrate Shampoo, Pureology Hydrate Conditioner, Redken Diamond Oil, Invisibobble 3 Pack ORIGINAL Bee Mine (sheer pink)
& 3 Pack NANO Crystal Clear. The stand out product for me in this has been the Diamond Oil which I use every day to tame the fly-aways and add glorious shine. It’s now £9 (RRP £15) here with value of £24.50.
Opening up this No7 Glamorous Nudes Eye Palette was such a “wow” moment for me. The packaging and the outer case were just a little dull (sorry No 7) and although I love the quality of the brand I wasn’t expecting much and then Pow! look at this beautiful palette! It’s got 8 No7 nude eye shadow shades to highlight, enhance and define. Shades range through ivory, peach, gold and brown for subtle or dramatic looks. It costs £14 at Boots here.
These masqueBAR sheet and cream masks are all about Christmas for me! Pictured are the Reindeer Calming Sheet Mask £4 and the Egg Nog and Candy Cane Cream masks £3. There are others to choose from here. So pop one or two in Christmas stockings or get some for yourself to use while you’re watching Love Actually or Elf or whatever your favourite Christmas movie is.
Now I have to confess I mainly chose this SONIC Chic Deluxe Toothbrush because it’s rose gold and I thought it would look great on the blog. Thing is it’s got so much more to it than that. It’s got: a USB rechargeable battery and cable so it’s great for travel; a
2 Minute Quadrant Timer – so every 30 seconds you’re prompted to move the brush to a different quadrant of your mouth; and it powers off automatically after 2 minutes. It’s got a precision head and dual speed too and also comes with a replacement head. Currently, it’s half price at £15 from Boots here.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that I’d been distracted from the task at hand and started looking for something to eat. These certainly look like little tubs of dip don’t they! Well these are just some fun facemasks that I’ve found from Superdrug. Pictured are charcoal, avocado and oat and blueberry jam. They’re down from £4.99 each to £3.29 right now here.
This one has been a saviour for my hair. My products came as pictured but you can buy the Bed Head Resurrection Kit from TIGI presented in a gift box. The Set Contains: Resurrection Shampoo (250ml), Resurrection Conditioner (200ml) Resurrection Mask (200g). Using this will surely give you replenished, smooth hair that smells great – just the kind of confidence boost you need as you go into the festive season. With an RRP of £42.51 it’s £22.32 from Lookfantastic here.
So that’s it. I hope that you’ve found one or two bits you like for gifts for to treat yourself. Now it’s time I got round to putting up some Christmas decorations. Seems I’m always playing catch up – I bet those Valentine cards will go on sale any minute now!
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