Welcome to the Christmas Gift Guides 2019! I love Christmas and gift giving and I am so excited to share my top gift picks for the holidays. In these guides you will find the same rules applied as my Instagram recommendations- I will only recommend products I actually love and have held in my own two hands. I would gift all of these recommendations to my own friends and family. All links are to Australian websites but most products are available internationally. Prices are in AUD. I hope you find these guides helpful and have a wonderful holiday season!
1. FRANK BODY SHINY THINGS KIT $49.95
The babes at Frank have bundled all things shiny into one super cute, hotdog printed tote. This kit will leave your bestie’s skin smooth as and smelling like caramel coffee cake. Contains my favourite Rose Gold Shimmer Scrub, Rose Gold Illuminator, Shimmer Lip Gloss and Shimmer Lip Scrub all in full sizes. Shop here.
2. KESTER BLACK MIX AND MATCH 4 POLISH SET – $80
Kester Black and Melbourne illustrator Beci Orpin have collaborated to create this gorgeous festive wrap for their Mix and Match 4 Polish Sets. Select any 4 shades and Kester Black will package them in a recyclable box and gift wrap it totally for free. Some of my favourite shades are Tangerine Dream, Raspberry and Coral. Kester Black create luxe nailpolishes and lip colours that are cruelty free, certified carbon-neutral and vegan. Shop here.
3. THE ORDINARY THE DAILY SET – $33
This three piece set is perfect for both the skincare novice and junkie. It contains my favourite Squalane Cleanser, Hyaluronic Acid 2% +B5 and Natural Moisturising Factors + HA. A simple three step routine that will suit most skin types and for an absolute steal of a price. Shop here.
4. MECCA COSMETICA PERFECT PAIR HAND AND LIP DUO – $45
For that friend that you have absolutely no idea what to buy. Perfect Pair is a gorgeous little duo of Mecca Cosmetica’s best selling Lip De Luscious Glide and handbag size Nourishing Hand Cream. Both so luxe and all packaged up in Mecca’s limited edition holiday packaging. Shop here.
5. THE DAILY EDITED STRUCTURED POUCH – $99.95
I love anything monogrammed so unsurprisingly my Daily Edited collection is extensive. The Structured Pouch is just as versatile as the original pouch but has a firm structured base meaning it stands upright and fits a little more. You can add 4 initials free of charge making it a really special and personal gift. Shop here.
6. ULTRA VIOLETTE SUPREME SCREEN SPF50+ HYDRATING FACIAL SUNSCREEN – $45
Honestly, sunscreen is a gift for everyone. But this lush formula from Ultra Violette will please even the fussiest of girlfriends. Ultra Violette have managed to make sunscreen enjoyable to wear with this moisturising but not greasy formula that combines the benefits of skincare, sun protection and priming qualities. (Enter GLOSSCO20 at the Ultra Violette checkout for 20% off. Not an affiliate link.) Shop here.
7. BEAUTYBLENDER JUST ENCASE BLEND AND DEFEND TRIO – $48
If you wear makeup, you need a Beautyblender. The gold standard in makeup sponges come in this gorgeous three piece set this holiday. The Blender Defender is a soft anti-microbial silicone case to take your Beautyblender (or two!) on the go, protecting it from germs and the ventilation allows your sponges to dry thoroughly. Also in this set is a blue topaz Beautyblender sponge and emerald Blendercleanser solid cleanser to ensure your sponge is always clean. An easy gift for any makeup lover! Shop here.
8. TOO FACED CHRISTMAS STAR FACE AND EYE PALETTE – $67
This limited edition face and eye palette, inspired by festive treats, contains 20 gingerbread scented eyeshadows, two blushes, two highlighters and a bronzer. As you would expect from Too Faced, the formulas are soft and blendable with intense pay off. The set also includes a mini Better Than Sex mascara and limited edition holiday lipgloss. Shop here.
9. ELEVEN AUSTRALIA WHITE HAVEN TRIO – $48.90
Luxe haircare is always a great gift. This trio from Eleven Australia contains three full size products, perfect for normal to dry hair. The Hydrate My Hair Shampoo and Conditioner cleanse and hydrate the hair while strengthening and smoothing. Detangle My Hair is a leave in conditioner and detangling spray to make combing wet hair damage free. Shop here.
10. MOCHA SMALL KAIA JEWELLERY CASE – $59.95
There is few things more annoying than travelling with jewellery that ends up getting tangled or lost. I invested in this gorgeous jewellery case from Mocha and immediately realised what a great gift this would be. It has specific compartments for necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets in a beautiful black case with rose gold hardware. The lining is microfibre so it’s gentle on jewellery. Shop here.
11. MECCA MAX LIKE MAGIC ILLUMINATING DUO – $35
A match made in heaven. Best selling Bring It On Illuminating Primer and cult fave Liquid Light in Opal are paired up in this holiday set to out glow them all. I love Liquid Light to mix into foundation or add to the high points of my face and Bring It On is the primer for those who like their base mega glowy. Shop here.
12. BOBBI BROWN FEVER DREAM EYESHADOW PALETTE – $65
Isn’t this warm toned palette an absolute dream? Such a simple but impactful selection of shades that anyone can use. A little goes a long way with this pigmented formula and all shades blend out beautifully. This would be a fab gift for anyone just getting into makeup or those who just love their warm tones. Shop here.
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