Christmas is that one time of the year where we can celebrate our amazing accomplishments and treat ourselves (or our friends and family) to the finer things in life. I am ready to embrace the Christmas season and to spend what little money is left in my bank account and so I have curated a luxury beauty gift guide to finish 2017 on a high and to bring in the New Year feeling fantastic, glowy and ready for anything.
Luxury Holiday Gift Guide | Beauty Edition
Kiehl’s: Kiehl’s has launched a range of luxury products, fit for any bride-to be or anyone who feels like treating themselves. They have teamed up with Kate Morross and together, have collaborated to launch a festive range that everyone is hoping to find in their stocking on Christmas morning. From soaps, scrubs and moisturizers, the entire range looks gorgeous. My ‘must-have’ pick from this collection is the special edition Disney Crème de Corps body lotion which leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized. Plus, I love Mickey Mouse so it’s a win-win.
Dermalogica: My heart skipped a beat when I saw the Christmas launches from Dermalogica and I (and many brides to be) want that promised ‘gift of glowing skin’. They have released a variety of limited edition gift sets which range in sizes and price points. My recommendation from this range is the Phyto Replenish Oil ornament. This product is a hydrating oil that helps to protect the skin and it has amazing reviews. I think this trial size product is a great way to test out this luxury skincare item before investing in the full-size product and the cute ornament style packaging makes it a perfect luxury Christmas gift.
Shiseido: I truly think Shiseido make some of the most gorgeous makeup products in the industry and their products are the definition of luxury. Seeking to inspire the artist within, Shiseido has released the Makeup Palette of Light. This palette features eyeshadows with a creamy, playful texture and 3 lip shades which have a rich pigment and are perfect for the festive holiday season. With gorgeous packaging and a gorgeous formula, this collectable palette is the perfect luxury compact to find under the Christmas tree.
Pure Fiji: I have adored the Pure Fiji brand for a while now. Not only is this brand founded on great ethics but they make incredible body products which are known for being luxurious. Honestly, anything from their range would make a gorgeous gift. I am secretly hoping my husband-to-be reads my list and gets me some of these goodies (a girl can dream right). I have my heart set on the Spa Box Sugar glow which features the cult classic sugar body scrub and a body lotion, butter and oil which is the perfect combination to treat yourself to a luxurious DIY spa session at home. Perfect for some pre-wedding pampering.
YSL: A fragrance can be an easy, yet a simple luxurious gift to treat someone with, especially if you know the scents they love already. Take me for example, YSL makes some of my favourite fragrances. Ever. Their range is gorgeous from the packaging to the scent and they also have fragrance gift sets, especially around the Christmas season. Last year, I got a YSL Mon Paris set and I smelt extra delicious, all day! Maybe this year I will be lucky enough to get the Black Opium gift set. My fingers are crossed!
Savar: This New Zealand skincare range is one that I absolutely adore. Their products are gorgeous and they make luxurious gift sets that are made to suit different skin types and different budgets. My luxury pick from their current range is the Deluxe Defying Brightening pack which has been curated to benefit all skin types and includes products with gorgeous superfoods which leaves skin healthy, smooth and glowing. Plus, this gift set offers a lot for the price and includes 4 bonus freebies!
Linden Leaves: I have fallen head over heels in love with the Dreams body oil from Linden Leaves and I think this is the perfect luxurious gift, no stressing and double guessing needed. This body oil is the perfect treat to use after a bath or shower and it has an element of luxury that I just can’t put my finger on. Maybe it’s the gorgeous look of real flowers preserved in the oil, the aromatic fragrance or the avocado, rosehip, almond apricot oil combination. All I can say is this luxurious oil makes my skin feel soft and smooth and I feel like a million dollars when I use it.
Lancome: The Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Rose Mask mask from Lancome is the definition of luxury. Housed in a heavy glass jar with a golden lid, it’s something you would see in Beyonce’s bathroom and luckily, mine too! Infused with rose extracts and rose water, this mask is decadent, luxurious and smells like roses. It feels cool on the skin and is the perfect accompaniment to the warmer summer season. The Nourishing Rose Mask smoothes texture, softens the skin and leaves it feeling radiant and revitalised, the perfect mask if you want to give your skin a youthful glow and a hint of radiance.
Skin Sonic: This new gadget is bringing out the inner babe in all of us and is designed to make your skin the best its ever been. I love the feeling of clean skin and I am always looking for ways to improve my cleansing routine and this product sounds like it could be the perfect fit! It gently cleanses, exfoliates and removes dead skin, while massaging your skin at the same time. Its small size makes it the perfect stocking filler and ideal to take with you when you go travelling too. The large is $75 from www.skinsonic.co
I hope you enjoyed my luxury beauty picks for the upcoming holiday season and that you are treated with some luxury goodies over the holiday season. If you have any luxury products that you recommend, let me know!!