Perfect for girlie stocking-fillers, are some of my favourite beauty buys of the season. These five, tiny lovelies are fantastic little beauty gems that work hard and make you look good and feel amazing – what more could you ask for from any pressie?
First up is this gorgeous blush in a pot. Pretty Cheeks, £16, is by new beauty brand bagsy. Its USP is to bring together an edit of the best of every day beauty essentials – from the blush, shown here, to the excellent Concealing Wand . The idea behind the British-born name is to devise a collection of easy-to-choose, easy-to-use, beauty essentials for women to throw in their handbag or use with ease. The Pretty Cheeks has a gorgeous velvety texture and is applied with the dome-shape top (no need for a mirror as it blends in subtly). The Velvet Rose shade (shown here) gives a dewy, natural colour. The compact packaging is brilliant for travelling or carrying with you in your bag PLUS the packaging is just as pretty as its name, making it such a cute little gift. Bring the colour out in their cheeks! From feelunique.com
Another fab little stocking filler is this Nail & Cuticle Serum, £12, from foot supremo Margaret Dabbs. The serum comes packaged in a seasonal cracker and contains emu and tea tree oils to strengthen and hydrate nails and cuticles. It is also scented with uplifting geranium and mandarin so it feels like such a treat to use. Nails are left in tip-top condition. Foot expert Margaret Dabbs is renowned for her luxe foot and hand-care products and her innovative use of Australian Emu Oil, highly regarded for its intensely nourishing and anti-ageing properties. A real cracker.
Every beauty buff knows that without decent, healthy brows, your whole look can suffer. Shavata Singh– brow maestro for the past 25 years – has a must-have that is essential for any beauty tool kit. The Brow Strengthener, £15, helps to make thin brows and lashes a thing of the past. Made with organic cold pressed castor oil, which is rich in Omega 9 fatty acids, it encourages the growth of eyebrow hair, by gently massaging in, and lashes leaving, them nourished and full. It’s the type of product that will become your new best friend. From shavata.co.uk
Next is this little Shower Gel Collection, £10, from Greek beauty label Korres. Perfect for a little pick-me-up gift at Christmas, it contains four of the luxury natural shower gels that are at the heart of the Mediterranean-influenced brand. The limited-edition mini set contains four of Korres’ most popular scents. Guava, Basil-Lemon, Bergamot & Pear and Santorini Vine will get them dreaming of days in the sun even when the snow is falling outside. Sunshine for your loved ones. From: debenhams.com
Douvall’s Argan Multi Balm, £29, is a real beauty must-have. From hydrating dry patches of skin to removing make-up – it can be used to solve a multitude of beauty issues. Gently rub in to dry or rough patches, ease dry lips, soothe calloused feet, relieve torn cuticles and even treat sunburn. It is packed with the nourishing and healing properties of Argan Oil in a concentrated, solid balm. The versatile balm can also be used with Douvall’s organic cotton muslin cloth as an effective, cleanser and make up remover. Infused with Mandarin and Lemongrass, it also smells divine – making it a heavenly gift for Christmas. From: douvalls.com