Friday 9 December 2011

BeautySwot Best Christmas Gift Guide Under £50 - 2011

If you still haven't got your presents all wrapped up and need some ideas, worry not as I have picked out my top picks of Christmas gifts and they all cost under £50!

Whether you are looking for a Secret Santa present or a stocking filler a trip to a Lush store is a must.

I really love Latte Lip Tint - £4.95 for 10g

Latte is a moistursing lip balm and tint that leaves a beautiful bronze shimmer on your lips. As well as looking gorgeous on the lips, it smells incredible thanks to the ingredients of icing sugar, fairtrade coffee, vanilla powder and vanilla absolute.

Ted Baker Cosmetic Purse - £8 - Selected Boots Stores

I was drawn to this pretty fairy print bag whilst out shopping on Saturday, the bag comes in various sizes and prices.

Aromatherapy Associates Little Star - £10 for 7.5ml

How about a gift that doubles as a decoration for the tree? This little star contains Deep Relax luxurious bath and shower oil.

It must be the year for decorative gifts as Paul & Joe have packaged some fabulous shades of eye shadow inside eye catching tree decorations.

Paul & Joe Ornamental Select Select Eye Colour - £12

Fa-La-La-La-La -Bronze

I have shown just one of the shades here but they are available in 5 beautiful colours, each one having its own outer packaging print. Shades are

001 Fa La La La La - Bronze
002 Deck The Hall - Green
003 Midnight Clear - Blue
004 Silent Night - Purple
005 Joy To The World - Pink 

These are highly pigmented eye shadows that are formulated to be easy to blend.

Available at Fenwicks, Bond Street and Harrods.

Nails Inc The Show Stoppers - £15

I love the shades in this set of 5 glossy mini nail polishes

Finsbury Park – Gold Glitter
Gloucester Place - Metallic Deep Red 
Regents Palace – Deep Metallic Purple
George Yard - Metallic Champagne
Chelsea Manor Street – Gun-metal Shimmer

Once again Benefit have brought out some must have limited edition Christmas kits with something for everyone.

Benefit Ticket To Glossytown - £19.50

Fans of lip gloss will love this set of 6 mini glosses all in gorgeous and wearable shades -

So frisk me (gilded berry)
Nudie-tude (goldspun twist)
Spiked punch (juicy coral)
Life on the A list (bubblegum pink)
Foxy lady (diamond rose)
Kiss you (clear fuchsia)

Give someone the gift of the glow with this great set -

Tess Daly Tricks of The Trade Face And Body Glow Kit £22 - Available at Marks and Spencer
This set featuring best selling products provides everything you need to for radiant glamour 

Body cream 200ml
Highlighter compact 15g
Lip balm stick 3g

Perfume is such a personal choice and yet remains one of the top gifts at Christmas. To avoid bottles sitting in cupboards unloved the clever people at The Perfume Shop have come up with the perfect solution

The Perfume Shop Vivabox - £39.99

Vivabox is a collection of 7 sample size designer perfumes -

BOSS Orange, Beyonce Heat, Paco Rabanne Black XS, Giorgio Armani Code, Emporio Armani Diamonds, DKNY Be Delicious EDP, Carolina Herrera 212 VIP

Once the recipient has tried them out and picked their favourite there is a voucher which they can take along to The Perfume Shop to swap for a full size bottle of their choice.

Way back in August I had a preview of the wonderful gifts on offer at Elemis for Christmas, below is the one that caught my eye the most.

Elemis Superstars Face and body award winners - RRP £45 

This fabulous gift set from the Christmas Starlight Collection not only has a lovely white bag to hold all the products but also contains some of my favourite products from Elemis and will be a real treat for the lucky recipient.

Inside -

Papaya Enzyme Peel - 50ml Full Size
Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules -14 caps
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream - 30ml
Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream - 50ml
Skin Nourishing Milk Bath - 125ml
Frangipani Monoi Body Oil - 35ml

L'Occitane are always a favourite of mine to visit at this time of the year as they have such great value gifts and this year is no exception. Many of the products are packaged in boxes complete with a gift tag so there is no need for you to do your own wrapping.

My choice would be

L'Occitane Delightful Almond Collection (Ltd Edition) - £46 

This wonderfully scented and body nourishing gift collection includes:

500ml Almond Shower Oil
250ml Almond Milk Veil
50ml Almond Delicious Paste
3 x 50g Almond Delicious Soaps

Happy Shopping!


  1. Fab ideas, I still haven't started mine so this is going to be useful !

  2. Thank you for the fabulous Christmas Guide. I love the fact that everything is reasonably priced.


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