From what I read of my fellow fashion bloggers posts, I’m not the only one who gets that feeling of excitement when you realise you have to go beauty product shopping to stock up on essentials. Never a chore and always a thrill, the feeling of browsing around Boots or wandering around touching everything in the John Lewis beauty hall is right up there with handing over the cash for a new pair of shoes for me. And don’t even get me started on the quickening of the pulse that happens when I walk into Space NK.
Christmas is the perfect time to ask Santa for those indulgent beauty treats that you might consider to be too frivolous for the rest of the year. And if you’re shopping for a friend with a beauty product obsession then life can’t be any easier. Except you may find yourself having an inner battle with the “One for her, one for me” mantra. Here’s my edit of product perfection that would make any girls Christmas beautiful…
Maison Martin Margeila Untitled Candle – £60, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Candle – £50, Jo Malone Roasted Chestnut Limited Edition Deluxe Candle – £80, Diptyque Limited Edition Pin Scented Candle – £38. All at Selfridges.
Mention the words scented and candle to a beauty product junkie and she’ll be all over you like a Vogue editor at a Louboutin sample sale. Selfridges have a fantastic selection both in store and online – throw in the words “limited edition”, “only at” or “exclusive” and you’ll have a friend for life.
Aromatherapy Associates Little Star Exclusive De-Stress Oil – £10 Space.NK, No7 & Poppy King Celebrate Balmy & Beautiful Kit – £10 Boot.com, Mor Lip Macaron Passion Flower - £11.50 Space.NK, Cath Kidston Rose Talcum Powder Puff -£10 John Lewis, Lancome Juicy Tubes Gift Set – £15.30 John Lewis
Beauty products make the perfect stocking fillers and don’t need to cost the earth – indulge in the delight of traditional rose scents with a Cath Kidston Talcum Powder Puff or give the gift of great gloss with a Lancome Juicy Tubes gift set.
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour, Particuliere – £17.50 Selfridges, YSL Le Smoking Eyeshadow Palette – £33.15 John Lewis, Lady Dior Palette – £61.50 Selfridges, Burberry Body Oil Mist – £29.75 John Lewis, Viktor & Rolf Limited Edition Flowerbomb eau de parfum – £76.00 Selfridges
Christmas is the perfect excuse for luxury and whilst we can rarely afford to buy the very best in clothing, accessories and shoes, receiving something from the beauty line of one of your favourite names brings on those label lust butterflies in all their glory.
Fearne Who’s Gorgeous Cosmetics Palette – £25 Boots.com, Nars Mini Shadow Pencil Set Limited Edition – £39 Space.NK, Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick – £25.93 John Lewis, Giorgio Armani Exclusive Mini Brush Set – £75 Selfridges, Laura Mercier Full Faux Lashes – £14.50 Space.NK