Christmas is just around the corner and I have been busy looking for gifts for all my favourite people and also testing beauty products (one of my favourite hobbies-of course).
So many amazing products come out this time of year, just in time for the holidays.
So, I am bringing you my favourite picks of the week and I promise you that they are all under £50.00!
Bio-Oil is one of those cult classics that have been around for a long time. I remember when I first stumbled across it years ago when a friend recommended it to me after saying it helped with acne scarring. Since then I’ve mostly used it on my neck and chest area at night and even on my shoulders to lighten dark spots caused by the sun. Facial oils are more popular than ever but we have to give credit where credit is due sometimes and Bio-Oil has always been around as long as I remember. It’s also reasonably-priced and does the trick.
- Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Floral Candle
Matthew Williamson designs a gorgeous collection at Debenhams called Butterfly and those designs feature around floral and butterfly motifs which are whimsically lovely. I always love a good candle and this one comes in a lovely design which makes it a great gift for a friend or as a table piece centre for a holiday party.
- Paul & Joe Eyebrow Pencil Duo
I always fall in love with Paul & Joe packaging because it is so well… lovely! I think their products make great gifts because the packaging is simply so pretty. The eyebrow pencil duo comes in two colours so you can use both to create highlights within the eyebrow or go darker or lighter depending on the day. The tip of this is quite hard so it allows you to draw individual ‘hairs’ to make it look more natural. Make sure your skin is dry and matte when you use this to really draw those hairs on.
- Paul & Joe Illuminating Touch Pen
It’s all about highlighting these days and this touch pen makes it very easy to do. This is another product that is great for dry skin as it creates that dewy glow! Can be used to touch up make-up throughout the day to give you that nice, fresh and clean look.
- Kenneth Cole Mankind EDT
I love the packaging on this bottle and this would make a great gift for a manly man because the sides of the bottle are lined with leather and looks very stylish. I thought this fragrance had a very zesty and energising scent so it would be great for a guy who really likes to get up and go in the morning! Or it might also work to motivate the kind of guy who finds it hard to get out of bed because this is something worth getting out of bed for. With top notes of pineapple, pear, cardamom, tarragon leaves and zesty ginger it is certainly a unique fragrance for men. Also contains more subtle notes of cinnamon, sandalwood, oak moss, and musk. For the manly man indeed.
- Boux Avenue PJs in a Bag
I absolutely love my Boux PJs in a Bag and these make an absolutely fabulous gift with their fun designs (mine have owls on them which are ever so popular this season). The PJs fold up into a bag so these are great for people who travel a lot or who spend a lot of nights partying and sleeping over at other people’s places and need to take their PJs to go! The PJs are also currently on offer at 2 for £25.00 so you can also pick yourself up a pair at the same time. The material is soft and cozy and make you just want to stay inside on those cold winter nights. Highly recommended for yourself or a friend (there’s a pair for each).
- Limited Collection Eyeshadow Stick Collection and Eyeshadow Palette
Limited Collection is a line stocked at M&S and for three eyeshadow sticks at £10.00 this is a great bargain! I love an eyeshadow stick because they are so convenient to apply. I also have oily eyelids so love crème eyeshadow products because they work with my skin better. The eyeshadow palette comes with enough colours to create a perfect smoky eye or if you want to you can just stick with a neutral gold for the holiday season.
- Debenhams Lounge & Sleep ‘Spots’ Bathrobe
This is the cosiest bathrobe I have ever owned and at £25.00 it is a great find because bathrobes are particularly expensive these days, with starting prices usually at £45.00 and up. The fabric is really light so it doesn’t feel heavy. Did I also mention it is super soft and comforting to be wrapped up in? It reminds me of the same comforting feeling of having your favourite teddy bear with you as a child. This is a must-have for the cold winter nights that lie ahead. Brrrr.