May 08, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Beauty brands have really stepped up their game this year with new holiday gifting offers. There are so many amazing beauty products and every year it just keeps on getting bigger and better. With endless amounts of choices on the high street and online from multiple brands and retailers, it was really tough picking my top five but here are just a few that have caught my eye.
1. Lip & Nail Set:
My lipstick and nail obsession is no secret, so when I came across this amazing YSL Beaute Kiss and Love Colour Collection at a Christmas press launch back in July, I fell in love with it straight away. Housed in a super glossy black box, the set contains 12 lip and nail products in a range of shades including red, orange, pink and nude so you can mix or match colours together.
2. Baths Oils
Running a hot bath at the end of the day is a real treat after a long day at work. However, I’m not really a bubble bath kind of girl, I’d much prefer pouring in a few drops of an aromatherapy bath oil to calm my mind and ease my muscles after a gym workout. I’ve always been a huge fan of the bath and shower oils from Aromatherapy Associates. I used them after running the London marathon, which helped soothe away the post-run pains. High on my Christmas wish list is the brand’s Ultimate Bath Jewels, a beautifully packaged gold and red box that resembles a jewellery case and contains 10 bottles of the brand’s award-winning oils.
3. Scented Skin
Another product high on my Christmas wish list is Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt Collection gift set. I adore this fragrance and receive lots of compliments every time I wear it. This set comes with a full-sized cologne, body crème and body and hand wash. Also, I’m a real sucker for beautiful packaging and Jo Malone never disappoints with their gorgeous cream and black gift boxes wrapped with green ribbon – the colour the brand has chosen this year for Christmas.
4. Luxury Skincare
This little beauty number from Elemis is a real treat. It contains 25 face and body products including my favourites such as the Pro-Collage Cleansing Balm, Papaya Enzyme Peel, Frangipani Monoi Body Oil and Skin Nourishing Milk Bath. This kit is perfect for the detox season when my skin needs some extra TLC after all the festive parties that have taken their toll.
5. Sweet Shades
This little stocking filler from Leighton Denny, called Sweet Petite Cold Winter, features four of the brand’s popular nail shades: Supermodel, Butterfly Wings, Just Perfect and Passion. It also comes in a really cute box decorated with shimmering tree designs for a hint of festive novelty. These shades will also see you through the spring season.
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