Christmas Budget Beauty

Week three of my Christmas gift guide series brings you some more thrifty options for beauty-loving friends and family members.

1. This Works Dream Team £10 – Send someone off for the sweetest of sleeps this festive season with a double whammy of This Works’ amazing sleep aids. Just a couple of spritzes of the pillow spray and you’ll drift off in no time. Aaaah

2. Tangle Teezer Compact Styler £16 – My favourite hairbrush has had an amazing festive make over. Chrome plated and complete with handy carry bag, it’s ready to go wherever you need it to

3. This Works Beauty Balls with Turbo Balm and Sleep Balm £12 each – Add a bit of beauty brilliance to your Christmas tree this year with these delightful decorations from This Works. Either hang them on the tree or pop them under it and you’ve got yourself one perfect present

4. L’Oreal Post Party Beauty SOS £10 – The festive season can take its toll, particularly on your skin, so this pamper pack from L’Oreal will come in seriously handy. Complete with micellar water for make up removal and some nourishing moisturiser, it will help to see your skin through the party season. Sadly I can’t say the same for your head…

5. Aromatherapy Associates Little Bell £10 – Another cute addition to the Christmas tree from Aromatherapy Associates. Sweetly scented and totally relaxing, this luxurious oil will ease away any pre-festivity tension in a quick tick

6. Nails Inc The Editors Collection £16 – Give your nails a last minute lick of lacquer with this festive selection of minis. Shimmer, glitter, ruby red and festive metallics are all included so its sure to satisfy all your festive nail needs

7. Illamasqua Snow Glitter £12 – Worried about the possibility of a white Christmas? Take matters into your own hands – or nails – and give this snow glitter a go. Wintry white nails in no time

8. Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual £16 – Any beauty-loving bookworms out there will love this. With enough tips to keep those make up mavens in your life entertained until Easter, it’s the ideal gift for anyone who wants to bone up on their beauty knowledge

9. Stila Lip Glaze Trio £12 – A beautifully-packaged bargain from Stila and one which will keep those lips looking luscious for many Christmases to come

10. Space NK Shimmering Spice Candle £15 – Spicy cinnamon mixed with festive mandarin and a hint of vanilla. Yes please. Loving the festive red too

11. Benefit Limited Edition How To Look The Best At Everything Make-Up Kit £15 – This really is one bloody brilliant bargain. And who doesn’t want to look the best at everything, huh? I know I do

12. Neom Organics Christmas Wish and Harmonise Travel Candles £16 each – The Neom Christmas scents are always amazing additions to the house at this time of year and these handy travel candles make for the best stocking stuffers – or as a cheeky personal present if you’re looking for a new festive scent!

13. Rodial Glam Balm Lip Christmas Tree Decoration £14 – Yet another handy Christmas tree decoration packed with beauty brilliance – this time it’s a lip balm with a bit of a difference. While the rose infused formula treats and nourishes dry and chapped lips, the moisture-rich balm also helps to plump up lips to their full natural potential. Pucker up

14. Burts Bees Pomegranate Duo £5.49 and Nature’s Necessities Gift Set £8.99 – Give a bit of natural goodness to your loved ones with these cheap as chips gift sets. Packaged beautifully and full to the brim with natural niceties, they’ll be the perfect presents for anyone in need of a beauty boost

15. Cath Kidston Spotted Toiletry Bag £16 – Given how many beauty products I lug around with me on a regular basis, I’m in need of a hefty carry-all like this one. With two handy zip-up pockets and a handle fit for hefting, this pretty patterned CK option is perfect for any enthusiastic over-packers out there

16. Cath Kidston Rose Manicure Set £14 – I can’t get over how cute this manicure set is. Perfect to pop in your handbag and sort those nails on the go. And the pattern is just too pretty

17. Caudalie Beauty Elixir designed by L’Wren Scott £10.35 – One of my favourite beauty products has been given a fashion-forward makeover, just in time for Christmas. This perfect pop-it-in-your-handbag size is super handy for gals on the go too

18. EOS Breast Cancer Awareness Lip Balm Duo £12 – A lip-smacker of a stocking filler. These uniquely-packaged, sweetly-smelling lip balms come in strawberry and watermelon flavours bringing a bit of much-needed Springtime sunshine during the winter months

19. Beauty by Lauren Conrad £8 – Another beauty book which I’ve been meaning to pop on my wishlist for ages. Here’s hopin’ Santa gets the memo…

20. Origins Christmas Bauble £12 – The last in my line-up of beauty ornaments. This one is a firm festive favourite and features some of the brand’s most popular beauty products in mini form, ideal for anyone hoping to try and test a few different things out

21. Eve Lom Kiss Mix Star £16 – OK I lied. Apologies. This one is the last ornament I promise. Another treat for winter-ravaged lips, this Eve Lom lip product will nourish and care for lips that have been left chapped and cracked in the cold and windy weather

22. The WAH Nails Book of Nail Art £7.50 – Know someone with a fetish for nail lacquer (guilty)? Well this is the beauty book for them. Full to the brim with clever nail art designs, tips and tricks, you might even be lucky enough to snag yourself some nail art courtesy of the lucky recipient…?

23. Nails Inc Kensington Church Street Snowflake £12 – I raved about this bad boy earlier in the week and couldn’t help but give it another mention. If Nails Inc is more your brand, then opt for this one over the Illamasqua offering. Alternatively, you could opt for them both… Keep one and give the other? The choice is yours

24. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette £17 – To celebrate the launch of the hotly-anticipated Naked 3 palette later this month, why not pick up one of the earlier options? The Basics palette is the cheapest of the three already available, as well as being the most travel-friendly and compact. A good option for anyone who favours matte shades over shimmer and who is eager to add a sturdy staple to their collection of eyeshadows

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One thought on “Christmas 2013: Budget beauty gift guide (-£20)

  1. JUST JESS says:

    Amazing Christmas list I want everything! Xo jess

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