Christmas Gift Guide 2015 #2: Beauty

No Christmas Gift Guide would be complete without a divine selection of prettily packaged beauty products to make you look and feel your sparkling best. Spoil your mother, sister, best friend or just your own special self this coming Yuletide with our round up of the best make-up sets, seasonal skincare and accessories.


The Perfume Society, The Perfumista—£45

The perfect gift for anyone with a passion for perfume, The Perfumista comprises The Perfume Bible, a glossy and beautifully bound coffee table book that tells you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about fragrance, a lovely box of ten sample sized scents (from Nina Ricci to Miller Harris, Chloe to Versace), and a one year VIP Subscription to The Perfume Society.


Aurelia Refine and Glow Miracle Collection—£42

A lovely little floral bag from Aurelia Probiotic Skincare containing Miracle Cleanser (complete with muslin cloths), Miracle Balm and Cell Repair Night Oil, all of which smell divine and really work. The Miracle Balm (a kind of exfoliating mask) in particular left my face so soft that I didn’t need moisturiser after rinsing.


Burberry Nude Glow—£99

Utterly fabulous gift set which includes the luxury brand’s Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base, Eye Colour Cream in Mink, Burberry Kisses and Nail Polish in Military Red—shades that combine to create a classically glam evening look. Perfect for the high maintenance, west London-dwelling fashionista in your life.

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Floral Vintage Brush Roll & Essential Make-up Brush Set—£9.95 and £24.95

Sweet present idea of three perfectly shaped and luxuriously soft make-up brushes—foundation, powder and blusher—all wrapped up in a retro-inspired roll that holds up to 12 of them.


Liz Earle Limited Edition Sweet Orange and Mint Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser—£9.75

Gorgeously scented Christmas edition of the beauty editors’ favourite cleanser, around which Liz Earle built her organic skincare empire. The packaging—it comes in a beautifully decorative tin—is simply to die for.

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REN Organic Luxury Moroccan Rose Collection—£49

We all need some REN organic skincare in our lives, and the Luxury Moroccan Rose Collection is a truly covetable selection of Body Wash, Sugar Body Polish and Ultra-Moisture Body Oil, all formulated to leave skin silky soft and smelling, exquisitely, of roses.


Charlotte Tilbury The Colour Chameleon Smoky Eye Kit—£90

Every celeb’s favourite make-up artist has brought out several totally desirable gift sets this Christmas, but we’ve got our eye (sorry) on the The Colour Chameleon Smoky Eye Kit, which contains five chunky eyeshadow pencils in Bewitching Black, Enchanting Indigo, Mesmerising Mink, Intoxicating Violet and Gold Digger. Guaranteed to give your peepers some festive sparkle.


Payot Paris Perform Lift Gift Set—£59.90

The perfect gift for the elegant older woman in your life, this chic French brand’s gift set includes a day cream, mask and eye cream, all formulated to lift, sculpt and firm mature complexions. One to ​give a relative rather than a lover, though…

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Kiss the Moon The Love Collection—£80

With an After Dark Face Oil, After Dark Bath Oil and silk sleep mask, this collection’s warm floral notes of pure Rose Absolute and Ylang Ylang relax the body and nurture the soul, as Frankincense essential oil calms the mind and encourages restfulness. Meanwhile vitamin-A-loaded Rosehip Seed oil minimises the appearance of wrinkles and all the Love essential oils work together to stimulate the circulation and encourage cell regeneration.

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