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Friday 24 November 2023

My top ten gifts for all budgets....


My top ten gifts for all budgets

I usually do a week of gift guides with a variety of budgets and categories but this year, I decided that I was going to do it differently and just do one post with something for all budgets and hopefully you'll find something you love (either for yourself or a loved one!). Everything is beauty related and I know that I normally include some non-beauty products but I had to narrow it down to just 10 products. Some of these are included in the Black Friday sales so if you like the look/sound of anything, act fast!

L'Occitane Hand Cream: I feature these in pretty much every gift guide because I think that most people appreciate a good hand cream and these are probably the best on the market. They're rich, nourishing, smell beautiful and don't leave a greasy residue on the hands but still leave them feeling soft and moisturised at the same time. This is a gift that I know I would appreciate!

Cult Beauty Skin Care Edit: This is currently sold out but there are a number of edits on the site and all are brilliant value with amazing brands. They have ones for haircare, fragrance, luxury and more. I chose this one because I'm a skincare addict! You could also buy one and divide the products into individual gifts if you wanted to as they are all boxed.

Laura Mercier Serum Body Cream: I think that most of us tend to use budget body moisturisers, so to receive a luxury body cream is a real treat in my opinion. These body creams are available in three scents, all pretty rich and they really moisturise the skin well, keeping it soft and supple. My BEAUTYLYMIN code will save you 21% on this on Look Fantastic.

Sunday Riley Nice Work Set: I love beauty gift sets at this time of year because they include some minis for the same price as the main item. I think that most people could do with using niacinamide in their skincare routine because it helps with texture and tone, while brightening the skin and minimising the appearance of pores. This set also includes minis of Luna Night Oil, Good Genes and Auto Correct. I love these sets as a way of trying a few products from a brand, particularly if it's an expensive one.

Emma Hardie Spa & Body Treatment Trio: This is an amazing value set! It contains three full size products: a luxury body scrub, a luxury body cream and a candle for less than half the RRP.  This is the gift of relaxation - light the candle, use the scrub in the bath and then slather yourself in the body cream. I think this would be a gorgeous gift for people with very busy lives, particularly parents!

Jo Loves Snowflakes Candle and Jo Loves Roasted Chestnut Candle:: I've already raved about these candles in this post. I think a candle is a lovely gift because the person will think of you when they light it and the scent fills the room. They're also beautiful at this time of year because they make the room so cosy!

Armani Si Intense*: This is a hug in a bottle! Cosy, comforting, feminine and sexy. It has notes of Vanilla, Blackcurrant, Rose and Davana and the blend is sublime. Because it's the intense version, it lasts really well on the skin without being overpowering. I can smell it on my scarf the next time that I pick it up. This is one for those who love warm scents that aren't sickly sweet.

Jo Loves Amber, Lime & Bergamot Fragrance: In contrast, this is quite a masculine scent with a hint of citrus so that it doesn't veer too much towards just being a male fragrance. It's definitely unisex - warm and woody with notes of lime, patchouli, amber, suede and bergamot. Plus, the bottle looks pretty on the dressing table too!

Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Bijoux Brilliance Eyeshadow andCheek Palettes: I will have a review, with swatches, on the blog soon. In the meantime what you need to know is that the quality of these eyeshadows and blushes is second to none, which comes as no surprise to anyone who has used any of Pat's products before. The pigmentation is spot on with both palettes. There are a mixture of mattes, metallics and shimmers in the eyeshadows in the palettes and two blushes. There are two options available, depending on the colours you like to wear. This would be the perfect 'To me, From me' gift but also ideal for a makeup lover!

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I'd love to hear!

Thanks for reading!

All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. Anything marked with a * has been kindly gifted, without obligation. I don't do sponsored posts. Opinion is always my own. Affiliate links may be used. 


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