Sunday, 10 December 2017

The Best Of Beauty Gift Guide (+ A Superdrug Giveaway)

best beauty gift sets for christmas

As someone who loves all things beauty, I just had to dedicate an entire gift guide to just that this year. Don't forget that you'll also find lots of other great beauty gift ideas in my other gift guides, all of which have gone live this week so be sure to check them out for other options and more inspiration. In addition to those, these are the beauty gift sets that you don't want to miss out on this year;

real techniques limited edition

Makeup Brushes

Whether you're looking to treat someone to a new set or introduce someone to a wider variety of brushes or plan to add to your own collection, Christmas is the time to take advantage of the great makeup brush sets that they release. Not only are they great value for money, compared to buying the brushes individually but they're often limited edition or set exclusives meaning that you won't find them anywhere else and that they'll normally sell out not to be seen again. When it comes to makeup brushes there are a few that I really trust that are also great value for money.

Real Technique's always come out with great holiday sets, meaning whether you're a newbie who's only starting to dabble in applying makeup or you're obsessed with all things makeup and beauty, there's a set for you. I love this colour correcting set as there really isn't anything else like it on the market. If you haven't yet discovered the wonder of colour correcting, this is the kit that you need in your life. It's also one of those gift sets that you could easily split up if you're buying for friends, family or colleagues that you know would love something from RT. And if they're a fan of the slightly more luxe Bold Metals range, then this eyes and lips set is for you.

I also really like Superdrug's Studio London range of brushes and this bumper set* contains everything you could possibly need in your kit. It's also down to just £7.50 from £25!

makeup revolution brush set review

And whilst at Superdrug, you simply have to check out this year's limited edition Makeup Revolution makeup brush collection. You might remember that I featured one last year, which I absolutely loved but this year's set looks even better. Plus, who can resist those stunning two tone bristles?!

If you like the look of this set, I really can't recommend buying it sooner rather than later as it always sells out every year and really is limited edition as you won't see it other than in the run up to the festive season. You can tell that I was worried about just that happening as I snapped this up as soon as I saw it in-store.

buxom lips off leash review

Gettin' Lippy

I've always been a bit self conscious about my teeth, namely because they'd started to shift back to their original positions after having braces as a teen but this year I decided to undergo Invisalign to straighten them and my whole thought process surrounding my lips and mouth has changed. I was once scared to wear anything too bold that would attract more attention to my teeth but over the past few months I have felt so much more confident and that's how a whole new world of colours and finishes opened up to me.

Now just imagine how well Santa will have done if someone receives this spectacular set* from Buxom on Christmas morning?! I tried one of Buxom's Full-On Lip Polishes earlier in the year and quickly fell in love with the formula so I can't wait to make my way through this set and the fantastic thing is that I can even split the gift up and add a few to gift bags and stockings this Christmas.

Every year Too Faced release a melted lips set and every year I miss out on it as it sells out so quickly but I was determined not to let that happen this year. With four melted lips, this year's has melted lipsticks of the matte, latex, chocolate and regular variety. It really is such an easy way to gift some of Too Faced's bestselling products or to try out some for the first time yourself. I picked mine up from Debenhams but you can also get it directly from Too Faced or from Sephora/Ulta.

And to keep your lips in tip top condition, particularly in the colder months, I cannot recommend nugg's lip products highly enough. You'll have seen me rave about their exfoliating lip smoother in the past (see review here) and this treatment set really is a must-buy if you or the person you're buying for has got lips that are prone to cracking, chapping or just not looking their best, in the Winter-time.

lush christmas set 2017


Now for me, it wouldn't be Christmas without at least one Lush Christmas product. Normally I receive at least one bottle of Snow Fairy and their gift sets are always such a safe bet. Basically if you're struggling to think of something to buy your Mum, sister, BFF, girlfriend/wife or even your colleague at work for Secret Santa, head to Lush!

Every year they do incredible gift sets and this year is no different but the one that you have to check out, in my opinion, has to be this Jingle Bells set. Not only is it packed full of great Christmas exclusives but it has also has multicoloured sleigh bells on the box! Now if that doesn't scream Christmas, I don't know what else does? It's also the kind of box that you'll want to keep and reuse (I'm already planning on filling mine with the rest of my bath bomb collection when Christmas is over). Priced at £35 it also won't break the bank either.

boots christmas gifts 2017

Secret Santa and Stocking Fillers

Speaking of Secret Santa and stocking fillers, I always make sure to make good use of Boots' 3 for 2 deal on gift sets. Sleek have some brilliant sets this year and these two were too good to leave behind on a recent shopping trip of mine. I may or may not be keeping them for myself. Hehe.

And along with Soap & Glory, who I featured on Friday, Sanctuary are my go-to for bath and body gift sets. My Mum and Gran specifically love their range and you really will find something in their range to suit a whole range of individuals. I'm also loving the coppery packaging of their Christmas gifts this year and they contain some of Sanctuary's bestselling and most loved products.

superdrug gift sets for her

A Superdrug giveaway of goodies

And last but certainly not least we have this fantastic bundle of gift sets from Superdrug. In addition to all things Makeup Revolution, Zoella, Nip + Fab and more, they have lots of own brand goodies ready to be discovered both for men and for women. And today I'm giving you the chance to win all of the gift sets pictured in the photograph directly above. That's five fantastic gift sets for you to keep for yourself or to share with others. All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter form below;

a Rafflecopter giveaway
There will be ONE winner picked at random - Prize provided by Superdrug (sent by me) - UK only

And be sure to check out the rest of this week's gift guide giveaways if you fancy being in with a chance of winning.

Are you a fan of buying beauty gift sets at this time of year either for yourself or for others? Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? And which gifts caught your eye in today's gift guide?

Here are some more gift ideas for the beauty lovers in your life;


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