Another year, another gift guide! My little selection this year is pretty darn good if I do say so myself, with a nice mix of skin, makeup and body – though no haircare I’ve just realised, but I guess that’s okay.
Makeup & Nails.
ILIA Mini Trio of Lip Conditioners – I picked this actual set up in America, but can’t seem to find it online without the rose gold purse so I had to link to that. However, I do suppose the purse with the dinky adorable lipsticks makes an even better gift! (Remember to take 15% off with the code ‘Annabel15’ at Alyaka). The set contains Blossom Lady (nude pink) Bang Bang (red) and Arabian Knights (My fave deep berry red).
RMS Beauty Vixen Nail Polish Set – One of my favourite launches of the year – RMS’s polishes – come in a pretty cute set for Christmas! And nothing says Christmas like red and silver nails tbh.
Jane Iredale Champagne On Ice Set – It’s true that miniature makeup is pretty much always better than full-size makeup, and this Jane Iredale lip gloss kit is another cutie! Perfect for anyone who’s a fan of a little shimmer. It comes with a glittering sheer gold, clear iridescent and shimmering fuschia red.
Hayo’u Jade Gua Sha Tool – For the beauty addict that’s got every product going – they probably don’t have one of these! This incredible tool takes facial massage to a whole new level. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and have been amazed with the results!
Deliciously Ella x Neals Yard Cleanser & Moisturiser – For any Ella fans, or healthy foodies that are difficult to buy for. This collaboration was spot on and doesn’t disappoint, designed for all skin types for an annoyingly healthy yoga-and-all-the-acai-bowls glow.
Pai Instant Radiance Collection – I love that Pai consistently release killer gift sets every year, and they also release fab mini sets for getting a good feel of something you may not have tried yet. This beyond adorable little duo of their best-selling rosehip oil and exfoliator is a perfect last minute gift for anyone you may have forgotten about, or as another affordable little stocking filler.
Samaya Ayurvedic Skincare – Something a little more luxurious with a gorgeous face oil. This is a new brand to me that I haven’t fully explored yet, but I’m definitely interested in learning more about Ayurveda in skincare as I keep seeing it pop up with new brands more and more! Samaya have a nifty test you can take to determine your dosha and find the right products for you, too! I got a pretty even balance between Kapha and Vata, with just a tiny bit of Pitta in the mix.
Bath, Body & Other!
Pinch Provisions Mini Emergency Kit – I picked this up in a Sephora when in America as a cute extra for my little Sister for Christmas. I hadn’t heard of Pinch Provisions before but this adorable tiny bag contains 17 items for any occasion; from plasters, safety pins and clear nail varnish, to bobby pins, earring backs and pain killers. I think they make a pretty cool stocking filler.
Botanicals Bath Salts – You can’t go wrong with bath salts, everyone likes a soak in the tub every now and again. The Botanicals bath salts use Pink Himalayan salts and organic essential oils for an other-worldly bath experience.
Hayo-u De-Stress Shower Minerals – Lastly we have this unique number from Hayo-u. These Shower Minerals appear at first glance to be a fancy body wash, but oh no, they’re designed to be used before the shower on dry skin as part a full body massage (preferably with a larger sized gua sha tool). Packed full of pink salt and magnesium to draw out tension and a blend of exotic essentials oils to lift the spirit and calm. This seems to be another unique gift for the beauty addict who’s tried it all!