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 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 brings together a collection of luxe cruelty free gifts and you can find my other gift guides here:
1. Glasshouse Fragrances Triple Scented Candle, White Christmas – $46.95
Glasshouse Christmas candles have become somewhat of a collectors item for me. Every year I have to have one and my pick this year is the delicious White Christmas. Housed in a beautiful white and gold jar, White Christmas combines cedar leaf, fruity clove, eucalyptus and pine to evoke feelings of a cozy, snow filled Christmas. Shop here.
2. Mecca Cosmetica Lip De-Luscious Glide SPF15 – $30
Mecca Cosmetica answered everyone’s lip balm prayers this year when they released their cult favourite lip balm in a twist up stick. This legendary formula boasts hyaluronic acid and vitamin e for hydration that lasts. The Lip De-Luscious Glide comes in three shades; Natural, Rose and Nude. Shop here.
3. De Lorenzo Moisture Balance Revive Pack – $44.95
If skincare or makeup isn’t your thing, De Lorenzo offers some fab haircare gift packs this Christmas. This Moisture Balance set is brilliant for really any hair type but especially dry or coloured hair. The shampoo, conditioner and leave in treatment will protect your hair from UV damage and stress using ingredients like Australian wattleseed, aloe vera, kakadu plum and vitamin e. All three products are sulfate and paraben free. Shop here.
4. Floral Street Neon Rose Body Cream – $43
These heavenly body creams from Floral Street are super nourishing, rich in sweet almond oil and argan oil. They’re also free of mineral oil, paraffins, parabens and synthetic dyes. The Neon Rose scent is just divine for summer with it’s blend of jasmine, apple blossom, peach nectar and bergamot. Shop here.
5. The Beauty Archive Eye & Cheek Cream – $49.95
The Beauty Archive encapsulates Scandinavian simplicity, the belief that beauty starts from within and creating beautiful, small batch products from the best ingredients. The newest collection from The Beauty Archive comprises of three stunning Eye & Cheek shades. Everglow is a beautiful illuminating sandy gold shade, Rosefall is a blushing rose with a luminous finish and Earthbound is a bronze with a subtle lustre finish. These made such beautiful gifts for the ingredient conscious, the minimalist or the cream makeup lover. Shop here.
6. Generation Clay Urban Defence Purifying Pink Australian Clay Mask – $49.99
An absolute must have for any skin type. Generation Clay is an Aussie masking brand that is also vegan! The Urban Defence is brimming with Kakadu Plum which is super high in vitamin c. This mask will help protect against environmental stressors as well as breakouts and excess shine. Shop here.
7. Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist – $29/$49/$99
Another fabulous universal skincare gift! The Queen of Hungary Mist is a beautiful neroli, rose and sage blend that will provide long lasting hydration. Can be used as a toner or through out the day to refresh and rehydrate the skin. This mist comes in three sizes; 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. Shop here.
8. Frank Body The Mega Complexion Crew Kit – $99.95
This six piece, natural skincare kit is the ultimate gift for clear, glowing skin. It contains Anti-Makeup Cleansing Oil, Anti-Angry Face Mist and Anti-Drama Face Mask as well as the OG skincare products; Creamy Face Scrub, Creamy Face Cleanser and Everyday Face Moisturiser. All six products come wrapped up inside this gorgeous pink Frank drawstring bag. Shop here.
9. Lanolips Lano Lemon Hand Cream Intense – $16.95
A great Secret Santa gift or stocking filler for anyone, male or female. This is a super rich hand cream ideal for even sensitive skin. It smells divine and feels like silk on the skin. I love even using this as a foot mask at night time! Lanolips is another great Australian brand making amazing products. Shop here.
10. Kosas Colour & Light Creme Palette – $49
Kosas is no brainer for a cruelty free cosmetics option! All their products are not only cruelty free but organic and Leaping Bunny certified. The Colour & Light Creme Palette in Tropic Equinox is an absolute winner for me and a universal colour way for most skin tones. The cream texture is super soft and blends like a dream leaving diffused, skin like colour. The packaging is super luxe and giftable. Shop here.
11. Byredo Bal D’Afrique Roll On Oil – $87
Byredo know when they’re onto a good thing. Their best selling fragrances come in every format you could wish for from hair perfume to kabuki brushes (seriously) to hand creams and my favourite, roll on oil. These are a highly concentrated formula in a stunning purse size roll on for top ups through out the day. My pick is Bal D’Afrique which combines notes of marigold, amber, neroli, jasmine, violet and musk. Shop here.
Thank you to the brands that made this gift guide possible-
Mecca Brands, Frank Body, Tailormaid PR, Lanolips & Generation Clay.