If you are beginning to think of gifts for Christmas, and you have a beauty aficionado among your friends or family, then look no further than Zoella‘s range of festive treats. You may be surprised. Yes, it is aimed at a younger audience, but Zoe Sugg has turned her knack of capturing the zeitgeist, into a ‘beauty’ art form with these covetable treats – suitable, really, for all ages.
The well-known beauty blogger – who has made her name online with her approachable, down-to-earth vlogs and advice – has created a range of products which are aimed at letting you drift away and have a pampering moment or two (perfect during the Christmas hubbub). Ideal for Christmas gifts, but yet affordable enough if you simply just want to treat yourself.
The Merry & Bright Bubble Bath, £10, comes in a gorgeous stoppered bottle – complete with pom pom – and has a shimmering effect in the water. Add a drop or two, and notes of peony, winter cranberry and mint fill the air for an indulgent soak. It’s a little bit of old-time glamour packaged up for a young, bright user.
While the packaging is modern and fresh, there are distinct echoes of an Art Deco design ethos. I also really like some of the innovative ideas that elevate the products from bog-standard to unique. Take these ‘tea’ and ‘milk’ sachets in the beauty duo – Zoella Snowella Brew Me and Bath Splash Of Milk Bath Treats, £14 – as a case in point.
The pretty pink tea bags are infused with the a subtle ‘powdery’ scent and are meant to hang off the bath-tub as you run your water to infuse it with its hydrating formula. For added pampering, you can also sprinkle in one of the sachets of ‘milk’, which turns the water into a milky white and leaves skin moisturised and subtly scented. It’s like creating your own bath ‘concoction’ and really seems to be a remedy for parched skin.
Another one of my picks is this cute gift set: Snowella I’m Dreaming of a Bath Filled with Bubbles, £14. It contains a mini bubble bath, pink exfoliating mitts and a sweet ‘bow’ hair-wrap to keep your locks off your face. There’s also a body lotion to complete the chill-out session and leave limbs velvety smooth.
It’s beauty treats for all ages.
Available at Superdrug.com