Welcome to The Gift Guides 2018! I bloody love Christmas and gift buying so a comprehensive beauty gift guide was a no brainer. As with my regular blog and Instagram recommendations, everything featured in my gift guides I have held in my own hands and would purchase for my own gal pals, family and special people. All links are to Australian websites but all products are available world wide. Prices are also in Australian dollars.
This first guide covers your besties, sisters or anyone who appreciates a little something luxe in life. Also, all these recommendations come in under $100.
1. Bobbi Brown Life of the Party Mini Lip & Eye Palette – $80
Bobbi Brown have nailed the ‘convenient makeup’ category this holiday with this super luxe pocket sized quad and mini lipstick. The eyeshadow quad includes two matte eyeshadows in Shell and Cool Brown and two metallics in Twilight and Oyster Pink. Fitting comfortably inside the compact is a gorgeous mini lipstick in Brown. The great selection of colours makes it ideal for any level of make up experience and as always with Bobbi products, the quality is simply divine. Shop here.
2. Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Lit From Within Powder – $48
This powder has become a cult Mecca product and for good reason (It won best highlighter in the Mecca Beauty Election 2018). Lit From Within Powder is super fine, no chunky glitter here and now comes in three beautiful shades. And, I mean, who doesn’t love rose gold packaging. Shop here.
3. Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips – $49
This new lipstick formula from Queen Charlotte Tilbury is a perfect gift for those with a quality over quantity approach. Superstar is a unique formula- the high shine of a gloss with the longevity of a lipstick. I’ve never used anything quite like it and they’re a must have for makeup aficionados. Shop here.
4. Marc Jacobs Omega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer – $66
When it comes to highlighter, I always say ‘go big or go home’. Okay, I don’t say that at all but no phrase is more apt when it comes to this holiday limited edition highlighter from Marc Jacobs. It’s a gorgeous, light peachy gold shade in a beautiful, oversized gold compact. It is also stunning as a body luminizer. Shop here.
5. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist – $70
The hype just doesn’t die for this guy and for good reason. Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is a super fine, hydrating facial mist that can be used before or after makeup and throughout the day to rehydrate and leave the complexion dewy. I keep this by my bed and use it as my final skincare step. Facial mists are a great gift because they’re universal and will suit any skin type. Shop here.
6. Salt by Hendrix Body Glow- Shining Star – $39.99
Just in time for summer, the Body Glow body oil from Salt by Hendrix not only deeply hydrates the skin but also imparts a beautiful shimmer and radiance. This oil is made up of all natural skin loving oils including camellia oil, coconut oil and apricot kernel oil.
7. Mecca Max 5 Minute Pocket Palette – $28
These little pocket rockets are a perfect, universal gift for any makeup lovers in your life. They come in three colour ways each featuring four eyeshadows, face powder, blush and a lip & cheek cream. And they’re only $28! Shop here.
8. Floral Street Spring Bouquet candle – $55
A luxury candle is always a great gift and these beautiful floral candles from Floral Street are no exception. I love Spring Bouquet, it reminds me of a summer’s day spent outside. All Floral Street candles burn for 40 hours and are housed in gorgeous, bright glass jars. Shop here.
9. Frank Body The Glow Getters Kit – $49.95
Frank always nails the gift sets and this holiday season is no exception. This three piece set is housed in an adorable Frank pink drawstring bag and contains Original Coffee Scrub, Creamy Face Scrub and Glow Mask. I love pretty much everything Frank does but I’m especially fond the Glow Mask for a hydration boost. This set is a no brainer for sisters. Shop here.
10. Aquis Prime Starter Kit – $66
This haircare system is the ultimate gift for beauty junkie girlfriends. The four piece set includes the pre-wash mist, balancing hair wash, the iconic rapid dry hair wrap and leave in conditioning mist. Aquis haircare is designed to minimise the amount of time your hair is wet to avoid damage. Shop here.
Thank you to the brands who made this gift guide possible-
Mecca Brands, Frank Body, Tailormaid PR & Bobbi Brown.