There is nothing like writing your Christmas wishlist to get you into the festive mood. Gone are the days of ticking off every toy in the Argos catalogue, you can usually find me nose deep in the beauty sections of the Boots catalogue now. I've traded Polly Pockets for Seventeen gift sets and the latest Barbie doll for a bath time pamper from Mandara Spa. It's save to say my taste has become a little more pricey. I've found eight beauty gift sets that would please even the pickiest beauty lover in your life with a range of prices to suit every budget. You can't say I never give you anything...
I have used Seventeen for so many years and their products never fail to impress so I knew the Christmas sets would be fab. Astro Eyes is the perfect gift for any winged eyeliner lovers in your life. Inside you'll find eyelash curlers and tweezers for a quick groom plus a mascara, liquid eyeliner and pencil eyeliner. I also think this a great set for teens just getting into makeup.
If there is one thing I've used the most on my nails this year it's gel nails so the Sensationail Polish to Gel Starter Kit would be my ideal present. This kit enables you to mix any nail varnish to create a gel shine and finish so if you have a favourite polish that isn't gel, you can now make it just that. The kit comes with everything you need, a gel cleanser and primer, polish to gel transformer, Pro LED Lamp with USB lead and mains adaptor, 12 lint free mixing pots and a double sided nail buffer. This would make a great addition to any girls nights in too.
One for the Mums in your life, No.7 is a fabulous brand for catering to all ages and this would be great as a present or you could open it up and use for stocking fillers. The Cracker Collection comes with four crackers each containing one of the following, a No.7 Lovely Lips Lip Balm in Parisian Pink and Deep Raspberry, No.7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour and a No.7 Nail Effects. I absolutely love the cracker idea of these.
If brows are the one true love of someone special you know then they'll love this gift set from Veet & HD Brows. Available exclusively to Boots, Veet have teamed up with cult makeup brand HD Brows to give you the multi-purpose hair trimmer and HD pencil and brush. Style and trim brows before adding definition with HD Brows best selling product.
Reiss have released beauty sets for Christmas and they have some beautiful sets perfect for Secret Santa or a stocking filler. The one that caught my eye was the Lip & Cheek Tones, three compacts to take you from day to night in three beautiful shades. The multi use products are a cream formula and come in Peony, Claret and Nude. There is also a nail polish set and a beautiful bronzing powder available.
I'm a huge lover of Mandara Spa products especially the butter range so this would be a great gift for any body care lovers out there. This particular set is great for keeping your hands and feet in tip top condition and includes hand & foot polish, hand butter and bamboo spa gloves for the perfect at home mini spa experience. The products smell divine too.
Need to get your party feet in perfect condition to wear your fanciest heels for New Year? This set was made for you. The limited edition Diamond Collection from Scholl features all you need for baby soft feet. The Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot File takes all the arm work out of buffing your feet so you can paint them with the gorgeous red polish enclosed by Nailberry. I absolutely love this tool and it will come in so handy for flip flop season once we finally pull our fluffy socks off our feet.
My last gift guide special is from Dermalogica, the skincare gods of dreams. I use the Charcoal Rescue Masque weekly as it leaves my skin feeling amazing and this fab little set includes that plus the MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque and the Skin Hydrating Masque. If you have a skin care concerned lovely in your life then this is a great starter kit for them to try. Any excuse to sit back, relax in a bubble bath and apply a face mask. This would be at the top of my list!
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