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 guide covers the most glam stocking stuffers for all the beauty junkies in your life. You can find my other gift guides here:
1. Sol de Janiero Brazilian Bum Bum Cream – $29
If you have not yet experienced this body cream phenomenon it’s time to pick yourself up a jar, and one for a gift. This Brazilian inspired cream is everything the hype claims it to be. It smells divine, is incredibly rich and targets skin firming and smoothing. Bum Bum Cream is also rich in Acai which is an amazing antioxidant and high in caffeine and coconut oil. Shop here.
2. Bobbi Brown Mini Highlighting Powder – $45
This gorgeous highlight is BB’s best selling Highlighter Compact Powder in a travel friendly mini size. It’s a stunning shimmering pink shade that will compliment most skin tones housed in a festive gold compact. I love how easy to blend this formula is; it will never look powdery or glittery. Shop here.
3. NARS Little Fetishes Mini Laguna & Fort de France – $35
Has NARS nailed their holiday collection this year or what? This punk rebel/1970’s vibe packaging is just to die for. This little stocking stuffer is a mini duo made up of the iconic Laguna bronzer and a beautiful champagne highlighter, Fort de France. Such an easy addition to any gift for the makeup lover. Shop here.
4. Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas Set – $36
Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipsticks are a favourite of mine so this set is a must have for me. Four festive shades in a stocking sized gift, all fragranced with the sweetest scents of Christmas. This formula dries to a matte, opaque finish and is incredibly long wearing. My personal favourite from this collection is Sugar Cookie, the perfect neutral nude. Shop here.
5. Ren & Now To Sleep Duo – $23
As part of their collaboration with stationary juggernaut, Kikki K, Ren Skincare have launched this adorable duo of their & Now To Sleep pillow spray. Infused with frankincense, hops and lavender oil, this blend will help promote peaceful sleep. Such a great gift for expecting mums, grandparents or anyone who needs a good night’s rest! Shop here.
6. Lanolips Rose Gold 101 Ointment Balm + Tint for Lips and Cheeks – $19
When Lanolips and rose gold met- a match made in heaven. I’m a long time fan of Lanolips and this has to be one of their best releases yet. It’s the hydrating formula you know and love in a rose gold tint for the cheeks and lips. All this goodness is housed in a gorgeous, firey red tube for Christmas. Shop here.
7. Lanolips Coconutter Cracker – $19.95
Speaking of Lanolips, this is another fab stocking stuffer in the form of a Christmas cracker. Inside is a travel size Coconutter Hand Cream Intense and Coconutter 101 Ointment. The Coconutter range smells like a summer holiday and is the perfect companion for one! Shop here.
8. Essano Candle French Pear & Vanilla – $20
Made from 100% soy wax with a cotton wick, these candles will fill your whole room before they’re even lit. French Pear & Vanilla is reminiscent of spring, fresh fruit and creamy vanilla and will burn for up to 60 hours. Such a luxurious stocking filler or secret santa gift. Shop here.
9. Frank Body Lip Duo Shimmer – $24.95
This duo of all things shimmer is an exclusive pack at Mecca Maxima this year. It makes the perfect secret santa or stocking stuffer for any beauty lover. It contains the Shimmer Lip Scrub made of coffee seed, sugar and natural shimmer to exfoliate the lips while leaving a subtle iridescent shimmer. The Shimmer Lip Gloss gives that wet-lip look without being sticky. It’s super nourishing and smells like fresh lemonade. Shop here.
10. Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Lit From Within Illuminating Balm – $32
This isn’t a Mecca bestseller for no reason. Inspired by the cult Lit From Within Primer, this nourishing balm creates a warm, illuminating glow that will suit most skin tones. It’s enriched with jojoba oil, coconut oil and castor seed oil, making it ideal for all skin types. Shop here.
Thank you to the brands that made this gift guide possible-
Mecca Brands, Sarah Humphries Agency, Frank Body