Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Gift Guide

I couldn't help myself, I HAD to do a Christmas Gift Guide! I've added a range of different priced beauty products (and one wild card!) which will hopefully be tailored for all different ages. Enjoy and I hope it helps!

Christmas Gift Guide


1. Iconic Pro Lipstick - Makeup Revolution £2.49
http://www.makeuprevolutionstore.com/makeup/lips/lipstick/iconic-pro-lipstick/iconic-pro-lipstick-no-perfection-yet.html

If you're looking for a cheap alternative to a MAC lipstick without losing quality, then look no further than the Iconic Pro Lipstick range by Makeup Revolution. I can't rate MUR enough, everything is dirt cheap but of a really high standard of quality. The lipsticks come in a huge range of colours, perfect for a secret santa gift!


2. Sleek Eyeshadow Palettes £7.99
http://www.sleekmakeup.com/au-naturel-i-divine-au-naturel-i-divine# 

For less than £8, you can't go wrong with a Sleek eyeshadow palette. There are around 15 or so different palettes so you're not low on choice, you will find something in there to suit your gift recipient! For alternatives, have a look at makeup revolution eyeshadow palettes. You can actually win one of these on my instagram account at @g_beauty_blog


3. Ultra Pro Brush Collection - Makeup Revolution £12 (currently £8)
http://www.makeuprevolutionstore.com/christmas/ultra-pro-brush-collection.html

I love the MUR brushes and would definitely recommend this as a present! Quality is fab and it's a great present for a novice in the beauty world, as well as us beauty junkies. Honestly, anything from MUR is a good present.


4. MAC Lipstick £15.50
http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl

I've used Ruby Woo as the colour in the picture, but you can choose which ever one you wanted. I would advise going with a Matte, Amplified or Satin finish. I would also advise choosing a bright colour over a nude, only because it can be hit or miss with a nude and a bright colour is more likely to suit their skin tone. Obviously, if the said recipient doesn't like wearing bright lipstick, I probably wouldn't advise buying them one!
Colours I would advise: Ruby Woo, Russian Red, Lady Danger, Impassioned, Pink Nouveau, Full Fuchsia, Diva, Rebel.


5. White Company Candle £20
http://www.thewhitecompany.com/candles-and-fragrance/home-fragrances/candles/seychelles-signature-candle/

Ok so technically not beauty, but still a valid contender. I love White Company, I go in the shop and want to buy everything. I've pictured the Seychelles candle in the picture as it is my favourite scent, but there are loads of others to choose from. Yankee Candles are the obvious choice for candles, but let's be honest, White Company candles look much more classy. There are hundreds of things I could put on this gift guide from White Company but thought I would stop at the candle, seeing as it is one of the cheaper gifts. But I would recommend the photo frames, the scent diffusers, robes and everything else that they sell.


6. Laura Mercier Gift Sets - in the Glow Trio £25
http://uk.spacenk.com/en_GB/in-the-glow-trio/MUK200015992.html

The Laura Mercier gift sets are so pretty this year, I want them all! The highlight set is on the cheaper end of the gift sets, but is still good value for money. Although I don't own it myself, I have swatched most of the Christmas gift sets and none of them have disappointed. Laura Mercier is sold in most department stores, so make sure you're getting the best deal!


7. NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipsticks £29
http://narscosmetics.co.uk/en_GB/killer-heels-mini-lipstick-set/0607845038863.html#start=2

I am a sucker for lipstick sets and even more for limited edition products. You can't go wrong with NARS and I'm sure anyone who received this set would be very pleased! There are also other gift sets that I would recommend, such as the face palettes, but they can be quite expensive.


8. Benefit Gift Sets - Real Cheeky Party £29.50
http://www.feelunique.com/p/Benefit-REAL-Cheeky-Party-Kit

I've included the feelunique link as it is sold out on the benefit website. I've already bought this set for two of my friends because it's such great value for price. The full size powders are usually £23.50 each, as well as the other products being around the same price. There are loads of different Benefit sets and I think any of them make a good present. The benefit of benefit (I did just go there) is that it is easily found on discount, feelunique often have discount codes as well as other websites.


9. Urban Decay Naked Palettes £38
http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/holiday-2015/naked-and-perversion/naked-palette

This is another product that you can always get at least 10% off, try feelunique or Debenhams. Out of the naked palettes, I would advise buying the first one out of all of them. It has the biggest range of colours that are wearable, in my opinion. I love all of the naked palettes but I definitely do use my naked 1 the most. The only issue with this is that there is a chance that the person already owns it. This is the order I would buy them in naked 1, naked 2, smoky and then naked 3. That is taking into account the variety of colours and the likelihood of people using it and the colours suiting them. They are all beautiful palettes and are always a great idea as a gift, money permitting.


10. Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Wardrobe £220
Selfridges Link to Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Wardrobe

Honestly, I just added this in the hope that someone would buy it for me. Jokes aside, it looks super pretty and if you can afford this for someone then that person is very lucky (and I am eternally jealous). Hint: there's 20% off Selfridges at the moment!


I know I will be publishing this on Black Friday, so you shouldn't have to look far for a bargain on any of these products. Otherwise, check out websites such as Feelunique, Debenhams and John Lewis for cheaper gifts. Feelunique always has some kind of discount codes, I like to google "feelunique discount codes" and trying my luck with any of the codes that come up. They also offer free delivery over £10 and they always deliver so quickly! It is ALWAYS worth doing a quick google to see if you can get the product cheaper elsewhere.

Edit: oops I forgot to add in Zoeva brushes! Definitely worth having a look at, I absolutely love them!

Happy shopping and I hope my gift guide has been of use to you!

Love, Gweni xxx

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