Here are a few of our favourite gifts to give the beauty obsessed.
Love Me Beauty
It isn’t easy buying for the beauty obsessed person in your life, you need to know your Chanel’s from your Dior’s, your Benefit from your No7 and your NARS from your M.A.C. It is a veritable minefield of eyeshadows, lipsticks, creams and lotions, which becomes more dangerous when you factor in skin type and tone.
So, do you shy away from getting something perfect for that special person or do you take the plunge and hope you don’t get it wrong? Neither, you give them the gift of Love Me Beauty instead.
Love Me Beauty is a subscription service for the makeup and skincare obsessed lovely and it is one with a difference. This beauty box is tailored to the person for whom it is intended.
- Sign up and create a personal profile.
- Browse the personalised boutique online.
- Each month the subscription has 6 credits which can be redeemed against the products chosen by the recipient – (potentially 6 items per month).
- If there are more items wanting to be purchased, they can be added and paid for at the checkout .
- Sit back and wait for the goodies to arrive.
There is a specific gifting option too, you can set it up and pay for the subscription that you wish to give and then will receive an email with details on how to arrange and give this unique present.
At just £11 per month it is a wonderful alternative to picking cosmetics and skincare blindly, instead you give a gift that keeps on giving, every month!
For the nail enthusiast the ‘at home’ Gel Nail Systems by NYK1 Secrets is a great present. They have options to fit all budgets and desires, so if you just want to appearance of gel nails over your own, then they have a kit for that, but if you would like to go more into adding gel extensions, there is something for you
Each kits contains all you need to not only get started but keep going for quite some time. The shades are fantastic and there are over 70 colours to choose from, include some with a bit of sparkle.
A gel manicure is said to last for up to 14 days and looks really impressive and professional.
Ted Baker Magnificent Mia
Ted Baker is a renowned name in the beauty industry and this year he has produced a beautiful Limited Edition fragrance, Magnificent Mia.
The set includes the beautiful scent and a stunning rose gold coloured compact mirror that is engraved with TB on the front.
The perfume itself is quite beautiful, a delicate mixture of raspberry and rose, makes for a delightful fruity treat with a flowery note.
Both the pretty bottle and the compact are small enough to fit inside your handbag so you can always spritz and check that your look your best!
Available from Very for just £15.
Katarina Cosmetic Bag
Your first thought when looking for a fabulous new cosmetics bag to give to a best friend, sister, mum or mate, is probably not WHSmith, but it may surprise you to know they now are doing a range called The Katarina Vintage Collection. As part of the collection they have created a cosmetics bag in an incredible floral design on a black background.
The brightly coloured, realistic blooms are captivating and pop right off of the surface of the bag. Very feminine, they are wipe clean and so perfect for keeping make up and brushes in. There is of course the rest of the collection that can be bought to match!
Available from WH Smith for just £7.99
10-Minute Make-Up by Boris Entrup
Boris Entrup is the resident make-up artist on Germany’s Next Top Model and has put together this book of 50 incredible looks that take just 10 minutes! Perfect for the girl just getting into make-up, the young woman wanting to expand the styles she knows or even the lady who needs a fabulous look in just a few minutes!
First explaining good skincare, brushes, tools and make-up products, Entrup then goes on to show the reader how to get expert looks in a fraction of the time. Each look has it’s own appeal and look stunning, there is something for every occasion!
With simple, illustrated instructions that take you through step by step, before and after shots and a list of everything needed to complete the look, this is a great book for any beauty lover out there this Christmas!
Available from DK Books for £12.99