29 November 2015

Christmas 2015 Gift Guide - Beauty

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the time when everyone and their dog gets on their blogs and posts about gift guides!! I love getting involved in this tradition and rounding up my favourite picks for giving joy on such a festive occasion.

My first roundup is a favourite of mine – beauty. I have indulged in some amazing beauty products and met lots of new brands this year: here are my favourite items to give this Christmas.

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Antipodes Mineral Foundation*: I am so excited about this Antipodes release - a mineral foundation from my favourite natural skincare brand is perhaps more of a present to myself BUT this would make an excellent gift for anyone who loves natural makeup.
The foundation achieves great coverage to give you a healthy and flawless appearance, and help skin look dewy and soft. Antipodes Mineral Foundation is hydrating, has SPF 15 and features the antioxidant Vinanza Performance Plus® which helps reduce facial flushing. Earth minerals within this product help balance the oils your skin produces and reduces the redness and bumpiness of blemishes. It is suited to all skin types and comes in a variety of colours so this is truly a gift for everyone! Price point is £27.99 which is the average for a luxury natural makeup product.

Christmas Beauty Gift Guide, beauty bloggers, FashionFake
Christmas Beauty Gift Guide, beauty bloggers, FashionFake

I Love... Lots of Bubbles Christmas Edition*: I Love... has been one of my favourite brand discoveries this year - their designs are cute, the scent of the products is absolutely incredible and the price point is something no one can moan about. I was so excited to have a sniff of these Christmas Edition mini bubble bath & shower gels which have scents such as Spiced Cinnamon, Chocolates & Oranges, Sugared Cranberries, Mixed Berries, Cherry Almond Sparkle and Iced Cookie - YUM! These make the perfect gift, or individually wrapped Christmas stocking items for anyone who loves strong, sweet scents - whatever their age! This collection comes in at just £6 for a set of scrumptious shower delights.

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Manuka Doctor Api Nourish Firm Skin Facial Moisturiser*: Manuka Doctor is a brand that for me really does what it says on the tin - I have previously used their Api Clear range to help reduce blemishes and it worked a treat.
The Api Nourish Firm Skin Facial Moisturiser is a rich cream which works on making skin firmer, younger looking and smooth. It improves elasticity and firmness, like a facelift in a jar! The moisturiser contains Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) and New Zealand Manuka Honey with fruit and botanical extracts. PBV is proven to nurture natural collagen formation which in turn increases skins elasticity, whilst hyaluronic acid and shea butter deeply moisturise your skin. Other ingredients include silk extract, jojoba seed oil, grapefruit extract, C & E antioxidants, lecithin, pine leaf and bamboo stem. Natures cocktail to help skin look and feel younger!
You can snap the Manuka Doctor Api Nourish Firm Skin Facial Moisturiser from stores like Holland & Barrett or online, and this will set you back £29.99 - but totally worth it. 

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MeMeMe Create The Look Collection: Opulent*: This set is perfect for a makeup lover who also cares about the world around them - MeMeMe Cosmetics make it on my list on favourites because they don't test any of their products on animals. This kit is all you need to create party perfect eyes - it comprises of four rich berry and opulent purple tones to make your eyes bigger, bolder and simply irresistible!
The kit is made up of Quad Baked Palette in Opulent Eyes, Dark & Divine Mascara, Eye Sweep eyeliner and a super soft kohl pencil Eyeline. I LOVE the Dark & Divine mascara - it is honestly my current favourite. You can build up beautiful, long and thick lashes in a matter of seconds! I have never been disappointed with MeMeMe Cosmetics as all their items are of high quality, perfect pigmentation and last for the whole day without letting you down. Create The Look Collection: Opulent kit costs £20 and can be ordered straight from the MeMeMe website.

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NHP Hair, Skin & Nail Support Supplements* £27.97: I wanted to source something different for beauty fans this Christmas - something less obvious than makeup and moisturisers. I stumbled upon Hair, Skin & Nail Support supplements and thought this was a great idea as it doesn't mask up imperfections but just helps you skin be its best self! 
The formula is designed especially for women who want to look after their beauty from the inside by providing nutrients which can help with maintaining healthy hair, skin and nails. The NHP supplements contain antioxidants like rutin, vitamins C + E, grapeseed extract, selenium and zinc - which are all incredibly good for keeping your skin clear and bright. They also contain horsetail which provides a natural source of silica for strengthening hair and nails, inositol and choline for promoting hair growth and vitamin B12 for healthy cell growth. NHP supplements are vegetarian and kosher which is a bonus point to know! 60 capsule bottle costs £27.97 and can be used as a luxury stocking or hamper filler. 

Staks of Wow* Supplements: On my search for quirky beauty presents, I came across Staks of Wow - a supplement range designed to leave you feeling (and looking!) rejuvenated both inside and out. It nourishes your body and increases vibrancy of hair and nails with supplements such as collagen powder, detox tablets, evening primrose oil capsules, krill oil capsule, aloe vera capsule.
The price tag is pretty hefty - considering Staks advise: For best results follow this complete supplement plan for 4-6 weeks, with 1 week rest between cycles. You have on pouch a day, and the cost for a monthly pouch supply is £94.99 - pricey, but worth it according to Staks.
I tested out one days worth of supplies and I did feel from that one day that I had more energy but was that mind over matter considering I literally tried 1% of the recommended dose to seeing results? Probably. I am actually going to snap up the monthly supply and give Staks of Wow a good go because if the results are really as incredible as they sound, this could be the best discovery yet.

What is on your beauty wishlist? Anything I missed from mine? 


1 comment

  1. I love the look of the.. I love.... bath products! Perfect for getting into the festive spirit with! x



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