Beauty Christmas Gift guide 2021
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It’ssssssssss Christmassssssssssss!! With less than six weeks to go until the big day I thought I would help you out with some Christmas beauty gifts for inspo. We all have hard to buy for people in our circles, the awkward teen, fussy mother, hard to buy for dad and someone we have to buy for, but we don’t really like them on our lists so let’s get them lists ticked off and come shopping with me. The Londors will have that gift list all finished faster than you can say Mice Pies and a glass of Baileys!
This year I have decided to do the ultimate beauty Christmas gift guide, everything right here in one place within four categories.
Let us go Christmas shopping!
Stocking fillers do not have to mean presents that go in an actual stocking, they could be tokens of Christmas appreciation for your neighbour, hairdresser, dog groomer etc. They can also make great extras and table gifts.
Nivea Eco Refill Hand Soap
A brand-new sustainable innovation from Nivea a refillable soap dispenser and soap tablets that when mixed with water create a hand soap.
The hand soap starter set comes with the lemongrass scented tablet refills and two other refill scents are available in Hibiscus and Honeysuckle as well as Cotton Flower.
• Have 97% naturally derived ingredients.
• Have a 99% biodegradable formula.
• The bottle is made from 100% Recycled materials.
• Refillable, reducing waste.
• Mild formula and PH friendly.
• Vegan friendly
The starter set RRP £5.00
The refill tablets in packs of three RRP £5.00
Available to purchase www.nivea.co.uk
GA-DE Wavelash Mascara
Who doesn't love a new mascara? A girl can never have too many mascaras to choose from! Brand new in for luxury but affordable brand GA-DA is the Wavelash mascara. A mascara designed to give volume, thicker fuller lashes, and definition with its hybrid wand.
The wand has a combination of -
RRP £21.50 Available to purchase at glamourgenious.co.uk - Code LONDORS20 for 20% off the entire website.
Shewolf Tsubaki Hair Oil
Hair oils are perfect for all hair types and help control frizz, fly a ways and brings a beautiful shine and softness without leaving the hair greasy when using just the tiniest couple of drops. What makes this hair oil different is that it contains Japanese Tsubaki oil a treasured beauty secret founded by Japanese women centuries ago and the most beautiful fig and tuberose scent which is lasting on the hair.
RRP £19.50 available from www.shewolfhair.com
Filorga Christmas Cracker Glow
Filorga have some amazing Christmas Gifts this year including this cute cracker which features three luxury and cute minis of –
• Oxygen Glow Mask
• Oxygen Glow Super Perfecting Radiance Cream
• Oxygen Glow Super Smoothing Radiance Eye Cream
The perfect festive stocking filler and an amazing mini glow up for your skin.
RRP £12.00 Available at Feelunique and Filorga.co.uk
Wet Original Detangler
Wet brushes are seriously iconic and have been around since the 1970’s!
What is amazing about the Wet Original Detangler is that it detangles wet and dry hair without causing stress and breakage from over stretching. Protecting the hair from split ends and damage. It also has balls at the end of the bristles for scalp stimulation encouraging hair growth.
Suitable for all hair types and especially wonderful for hairbrush screamers (children). I speak from experience!
RRP £11.99 available from Look Fantastic (for 20% off use code LFTFNICOLAL) also available at Cult Beauty
Beki Beauty Makeup Remover Pads
A vegan and cruelty free Indie brand with a capsule collection of products including these fluffy and soft makeup remover pads that can be used with or without product to deeply cleanse away makeup. They are a decent size too so perfect for the face and body. What is amazing is these are washable, and reusable so make the switch from throwaways and swap to these sustainable alternatives with over 200 washes in each pad that is saving a lot of waste.
Double sided and made from soft microfibre. Suitable for all skin types.
RRP £8.99 each or £19.99 for three – available from bekibeauti.co.uk and Amazon
Zitstika are a skincare brand that focuses on blemish/ Acne prone skin ad have some amazing products to help you live your best skin life. I would say this is a great gift for teens in particular!
Press Refresh Hydrogel Exfoliating Sheet Masks – 5 per box
These sheet masks help target breakouts while keeping your skin soft and smooth.
Key ingredients include Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide.
RRP £30.00 – Available from Look Fantastic (for 20% off use code LFTFNICOLAL) and Cult Beauty
Goo Getter Spot Clarifying Dots – 36 Patches
Hydrocolloid patches enriched with Tea Tree, Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide and Vitamin C to combat blemishes sucking out all the crap from your spot and healing the inflammation. They also protect the spot from picking which leads to scaring. So, these are great for face pickers and spot squeezers!
RRP £18.00 Available from Cult Beauty and Beauty Bay
As if a razor could be so beautiful! Look at it. Crafted in a German factory with over one hundred years’ experience in blade crafting. Such a useful gift to as everyone needs a razor to keep everything tidy and smooth. Also, you can buy replaceable blades saving waste from throw a ways.
I personally have been using Flamingo since they launched in the UK, and they really do give a smooth and non-irritating shave.
Available in two colours
RRP £8.00 – Available from Boots and Tesco
Potion Paris Sample Set
An award-winning French fragrance brand that won gold awards in sustainable 2020 and cruelty free 2021.
Buying a fragrance for someone can sometimes be a gamble if you are unsure of their personal taste so why not get them a discovery set to allow them to discover their own favourite and perhaps a new holy grail. The Potion Paris Discovery Set has seven luxurious cruelty free fragrances and a £20 gift voucher redeemable against a full-size favourite all in a gift box.
RRP £29.99 available at potionparis.com
We have all had quite the year, right? Wellness and self-indulgence has become a necessity for our mind, body, and soul in order to give us a moment or two of relaxation and pampering for ourselves protecting our health from the world’s happenings and our own daily struggles.
I have found a few indulging products for selfcare and indulgence you might even want to add these to your own lists!
Saint Fragrance London
Saint Fragrance London have a collection of six elegant and luxury candles hand poured in the UK. Each scent is unique and there is definitely one for everyone. The candles have been created to compliment interiors and to enhance wellbeing.
The brand is founded by husband-and-wife duo and they are now stocked in some of the UKs most known stores including Selfridges and Harvey Nicks.
The candles are –
• Cruelty free
• Vegan friendly
• Outer packaging 100% recyclable including the packaging they are sent in.
• Made from sustainable fragrances.
RRP £42.00 Available from Look Fantastic (for 20% off use code LFTFNICOLAL) and saintfragrance.com plus around twenty other retailers. Also available in the US!
Elemental Herbology – Diffuser
Elemental Herbology have some Christmas products and if you are a fan of orangey fragrances, you will adore their new Sweet Orange, Bergamot and Neroli Diffuser. So, uplifting and gives an aromatherapy experience. I recently just ordered another one of these. They are amazing and they lasted me around 3 months!
RRP £40 – from 15th – 30th November get 30% off everything including their outlet section with code NLONDORS – Shop elementalherbology.com
Rejuvenate – About Party Essentials
A reusable tin containing a week’s supply of two of Rejuvenated’ s award winning glow giving supplements.
These supplements are drinkable and formulated to give an energy boost, Brighten dull lacklustre skin, and intensely hydrate. The perfect hangover skin pick me up after all the Christmas and New Year partying.
RRP £25.00 – Available – rejuvenated.com
Trophy Skin – UltradermMD
Three spa treatments in one device all from the comfort of your own home. The device replicates a salon microdermabrasion treatment combining gentle suction for pore cleansing with diamond tip exfoliation for clear, soft, smooth, and brighter skin.
The facial takes just 5 minutes and is the ultimate at home spa treat for the perfect moment of wellness.
Benefits are –
• Improved skin radiance.
• Tighter skin
• Improves skincare absorbance.
• Deeply exfoliates.
• Pore cleansing
• Tones the skin.
• Gets rid of rough and dull skin
This is at top end budget, but you cannot put a price on selfcare and think about the money you will save on salon treatments! It is a win win.
• 2 Year Warranty included.
• 60-day Money back Guarantee with Current Body.
RRP £265.00 Available at CurrentBody and Amazon. Currently in early access Black Friday sale for £200 while stocks last HERE
Jenu Plus Ultrasonic Infuser
Ge the best out of your skincare with the Jenu Plus Ultrasonic Infuser. This little beauty device makes your skincare products six times more effective! It pushes your skincare deeper into your skin making it work more effectively giving you better results.
• Uses Ultrasound technology.
• Can be used with any skincare product
• Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
• 90% of women testing this product said it made their skincare work better.
• 100% of women saw an improvement in their fine lines and wrinkles.
• Comes with 2-year warranty
• 60-day money back Guarantee.
RRP £150 – available from CurrentBody – Currently in early Black Friday sale for £115.00 while stocks last HERE
Christmas gifting becomes expensive especially with families expanding. I felt it so overwhelming I always sit and write exactly who I need to buy for and then I write a budget next to each one it helps keep the expense down, so I have created a gift list for under £50 and over £50 to help you in your search for the perfect gift!
Let us start with the smaller budget –
Ecooking Peeling Mask and Moisturising Mask Set
Ecooking have some fab skin pampering gift sets, all packaged beautifully in wooden boxes that can be upcycled. I picked out this fab masking duo set with a total value of £64.00. the best bit about gift sets is you get more for your money. This set is not only unisex but also a fab skin pick me up and a treat during the Festive holidays.
The set contains –
Moisturising mask – For a moisture boost
Peeling mask – Chemical exfoliation to get rid of skin cell build up revealing glow!
RRP £39.00 – Available from Look Fantastic (for 20% off use code LFTFNICOLAL)
First Aid Beauty Skin on the Horizon Set
A fab trio of unisex skincare products which contains a basic three step routine with a combined value of £50.00. One full size product and two deluxe sized.
The boxed set contains –
Pure skin Face Cleanser – A foaming face wash for deep pore cleaning.
Ultra-Repair Oat Hydrating Toner – A second cleanse step.
Coconut Water Cream – A full sized tub of the hydrating face moisturiser.
This is an amazing set and would be especially great for teens and young adults.
RRP £28.00 Available from Look Fantastic (for 20% off use code LFTFNICOLAL)
Alphah Glow Kit
A trio of glow giving products all in a bright and beautiful vanity bag. The set has a combined total of £60.00 and all three products are of 30ml size.
The Set contains –
Balancing Cleanser – A gentle cream cleanser
Liquid Gold – The cult and bestselling Acid toner
Daily Essential Moisturiser with SPF50 – A hybrid moisturiser/SPF
Perfect for the mature lady or those with lacklustre skin that needs a glow boost.
RRP £44.95 – Available from Alpha-H & ASOS
Lara Faye London
Lara Faye makes luxury brushes and have recently launched the Royal Blue and Hot Pink sets. They are absolutely beautiful! The colours are just divine. I have been using their brushes since they launched their original black set and I love them. So soft and they wash up amazingly.
The brushes come in sets or individuals.
Hot Pink Face Brush Set – RRP £30.00
Royal Blue Eye Brush Set – RRP £30.00
Full Set including Ivory Cream Bag - £70.00
Ivory Cream Brush Bag – RRP £25.00
For 25% all of these products and their entire shop code – NICLO25 - Shop Lara Faye London HERE
Something for the gentlemen here that like to keep on top of their skincare. A potent organic range of skincare with a manly touch of fragrance and designed to care for male skin types. I really love the simplicity and the luxe effect of the green packaging.
I picked out two products that are essentials in a skincare routine.
Cleanser Toner – A two in one lightly foaming gel cleanser with toner. Suitable for all skin types. The facial wash has been designed to soften the facial hair to give a smoother shave. It also contains anti-inflammatory and calming agents to help prevent skin irritations particularly after shaving.
All Day Hydrator – A hyaluronic based hydrating moisturiser. Suitable for all skin types. Designed to hydrate the skin, brighten skin tone, and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Suitable for day and night-time use.
Both available at Vitruvian-man.com
Zitsticka Body Double
Zitsticka have produced a range of body care to manage current and future body breakouts.
Silkshake – A soothing body wash made with pre, post and probiotics and Omegas to balance, and strengthen your skin. The formula also contains tea tree and niacinamide to soothe breakouts.
Fizz Fountain – A chemical and physical hybrid exfoliate to block future breakouts. Keeping your skin deeply cleansed.
A perfect gift for youngsters and those that suffer bacne and breakouts on the body.
RRP £46.00 – Also available as individuals at £23.00 each. Available from Zitsticka.co.uk
An Indie cruelty free brand that gives back to vulnerable communities in India with every product sold since 2014. Helping to put girls into education and pull them out of poverty.
The brand combines Swiss technology with Indian tradition.
A gift that gives back!!!
I have picked out some of their haircare which would make the perfect gift for any haircare fanatic with their beautiful aesthetic packaging.
Shampoo Bars – these come in four types and are every bit sustainable with absolutely no waste!
RRP £17.50 each and available directly with abhatisuisse.com
Yamuna Nourishing Shampoo – A gentle scalp and hair detoxing shampoo which leaves hair clean and roots bouncy.
Available in 250ml RRP £30 – Shop Glamourgenius.co.uk – Code LONDORS20 for 20% 0ff
Mahakali Conditioner – A nourishing conditioner with a hydrating effect perfect for dry, stressed, chemically damaged hair.
Available in 200ml RRP: £37.00 - Shop Glamourgenius.co.uk – Code LONDORS20 for 20% 0ff
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
More haircare, this time, Phillip Kingsley’s cult award winning pre shampoo hair treatment that adds elasticity to all air types restoring it make to god health and preventing breakage.
I have been through many pots of this, and it makes the perfect gift or stocking filler.
RRP £35.00 150ml - Available from Look Fantastic (for 20% off use code LFTFNICOLAL)
Elemental Herbology Integrity
A fab Orange and Rosemary body care duo that smells absolutely delish! This duo has been created to energise and uplift with its beautiful fragrance. An awakening aroma blend to encourage positive vibes and to awaken the mind to an active state.
10% of every sale goes to Hestia to support adults and children in crisis throughout the UK
The set includes both a body wash and body cream.
RRP £35 from 15th – 30th November get 30% off everything including their outlet section with code NLONDORS – Shop elementalherbology.com
A few bougier and more luxury gift ideas that you might want for yourself or to gift your favourite people.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit
This year’s holiday palette is available in two shades Universe Unlocked (pictured) for mid to dark skin tones and Universe for light to mid skin tones.
I always feel like these are a Xmas must have and worth the price tag. Mine get a lot of use.
Perfect addition to every makeup junkie’s vanity!
RRP £79.00 each - Available from Look Fantastic (for 20% off use code LFTFNICOLAL) also available at SPACENK & Cult Beauty
Oskia Skin Saviours
Oskia have some gorgeous gift sets this year and each comes in a faux leather festive red keepsake vanity bag.
I have chosen the skincare Saviours set a beautiful skincare due to re-hydrate thirsty skin.
With a value combine of £116.00 this set gets you an amazing saving on the individual products.
The products include –
Rest Day Cleansing Milk – A comforting and gentle milk facial cleanser. Suitable for all skin types and designed to cleanse and balance the skin.
Isotonic Hydra Serum – A lightweight hydrating serum to give an intense thirst quench for your skin. This will leave your skin plump, supple, and super happy.
RRP £87.00 available from Oskiaskincare.com
Emma Hardie Luxury Botanical Skincare
Emma Hardie literally does the most amazing gift sets. This is packed with four sized to try products, a candle, and a washcloth all in a festive box.
The products include –
Moringa scented luxury candle – For a moment of tranquillity
Moringa Cleansing Balm – A cult and iconic cleansing balm that has won numerous awards and in my opinion the best in the business. This removes everything! Including stubborn red lipstick and face paints.
White dual action cleansing cloth – for cleansing and exfoliating.
Midas Super Touch Serum – A product designed to give you prolonged youthful skin.
Brilliance Facial Oil – This is formulated to condition the skin preventing dullness and tiredness. It also fights against free radicals the main culprits for ageing skin.
Midas Touch Revitalising Cream – Hydrating and lifting for plump, soft supple skin.
RRP £60.00 available at Cultbeauty
English Mineral Makeup Christmas Box
English Minerals Makeup are a multi award winning makeup company that create cosmetics out of 100% natural, pure minerals that are 100% cruelty free and vegan.
The brand was founded by a mother, daughter duo that mad a collection to be luxurious yet natural and formulas to give your skin a healthy, glowy flawless finish.
Mineral makeup has skincare benefits and is particular good for young and mature skin preventing build up in fine lines and wrinkles and gentle for young skin causing no damage. The makeup melts onto the skin leaving a seamless finish.
The Christmas set includes four bestselling award winners.
• Vegan Lashes Mascara
• Honey Matte Bronzer
• Buffing Kabuki Brush
• Lip – A tinted lip balm
All worth £95.00 when sold individually.
RRP £76.00 available at englishmineralmakeup.co.uk
SKN-RG – Evolution Spa at Home Luxury Facial
Selfcare is the best care and a luxury spa facial at home does not get much better than this! A unisex gift of four products completes with washbag and cleansing cloth.
The facial is designed to defend against modern day blue light damage as well as giving your skin the ultimate rejuvenation. Results will leave you with skin that appears smoother, tighter, and lifted.
Products included –
• Diamond Blue Gel Cleanser
• Resurrection Polish & Mask
• The Matrix Plant Retinol Treatment Oil
• Lumiere Moisturiser
RRP £65.00 available at skn-rg.com
L’Occitane have so many amazing gifts this year! It was really hard to narrow them down, so I choose my two favourites that include some of my absolute fave products that I think anybody was love. Also, their festive packaging is so gorgeous you do not need to do any wrapping!
The Best of L’Occitane
This gift gives back with £5.00 from the sale of each one going to a charity of choice nominated by the L’Occitane community.
The gift contains six of the brands bestselling products.
• Shea Hand Cream.
• Almond Shower Oil.
• Lavender Bath
• Shea Foot Cream
• Almonde Milk Body Cream
• Herbae Fragrance EDP
RRP £65.00 – Worth £82.50
Nourishing Shea Butter Collection
Perfect for dry and dehydrated skin through winter. From the bestselling Shea Butter range four body care must haves.
• Extra Gentle Soap
• Ultra-Rich Wash
• Hand Cream
• Ultra-Rich Body cream.
RRP £50.00 – Worth £63.50
Both sets available along with many more amazing gifts Loccitane.com
YSL Black Opium
The gift of fragrance and this one perfect for the winter months.
A sensual fragrance for the ladies that is very seductive with its captivating notes.
Top Notes – Pear Accord, Mandarin Essence.
Heart Notes – Vanilla, Orange Blossom, White Flowers.
Base Notes – Black Coffee Accord, Cedarwood Essence, White Musk, Patchouli.
RRP £56.00 30ml, £80.00 50ml, £104.00 90ml - Available from Look Fantastic (for 20% off use code LFTFNICOLAL) – also available at Boots, The Perfume Shop, Feelunique John Lewis
Neuroskin Feeds Micro Oil
This little award-winning bottle is packed full of amazing ingredients to rejuvenate your skin and keep it healthy this winter.
Antioxidant rich this oil has a calming effect on both your skin and your mind so be sure to inhale its beauty while you apply it to your skin it will destress your mind while it gives your skin a needed pick me up.
• Camelina Sataiva Seed Oil.
• Plukentia Volubilis Seed Oil.
• Prunus Amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil)
• Squalene Oil.
Everything you need for healthy looking skin in one bottle.
RRP £49.00 available at neuroskinfeeds.com
Wowzah !! that was a mammoth sized gift guide but hopefully you found something in there to tick off your list.
November 18, 2021