Festive Gift Guide: Beauty

Beauty Gift GuideThe beauty addict knows her Kabuki from her Clarisonic, so navigating your way through the abundance of bath bombs, palettes and gift sets that will please this cosmetic connoisseur can be a Christmas miracle in itself. Take a look at my selection of luxe beauty treats that will impress even the self-confessed guru of the family, as well as helping you add to your own seemingly endless wish list at the same time!

Nars 'At First Sight' PaletteNARS ‘At First Sight’ Lip & Cheek Palette

Mention ‘Deep Throat’ or ‘Laguna’ to any make-up lover, and they will instantly gush about the iconic NARS products contained in this gorgeous limited edition palette. As far as palettes go, The ‘At First Sight’ palette is a veritable banquet of cosmetic crushes, with everything you need to create the enrapturing look of your desires in one covetable compact.

Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia PerfumeEstee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia 

Show you know a thing or two about scent, by selecting something from the Private Collection of beauty powerhouse Estee Lauder, as developed by her granddaughter Aerin. Tuberose Gardenia is a feminine floral fragrance combining the exotic with the richness of tuberose and is the perfect all-season scent. I discovered this by admiring the fragrance on a stranger, which certainly attests to its rare and captivating qualities.

Babyliss Big Hair StylerBabyliss Big Hair Styler

This really is the gift that every girl will be thanking you for, for years to come. The Babyliss Big Hair is the answer to all of your glossy, bouncy, big hair prayers. A ceramic styling brush that rotates like a hairdresser would blow dry your hair in a salon, making achieving a professionally styled bouffant at home, effortless. This is simple for even the most uncoordinated of people like me and it really will change your daily routine forever.

Tom Ford Christmas Gift SetTom Ford Four Piece Lip & Nail Lacquer Gift Box

For those that like their gifts bespoke, the Tom Ford box sets are the ultimate way to personalise your presents. Choose the perfect combination of alluring red and classic nude or challenge yourself to pick the must-have shades of your recipient’s dreams, all wrapped up in quintessentially sleek Tom Ford Style.

Bobbi Brown Travel Brush SetBobbi Brown Old Hollywood Travel Brush Set

Every beauty junkie knows that brushes are the key to flawless make-up application, so a good set for wherever they are is an absolute necessity. This Hollywood Travel Brush Set is a collection of classic Bobbi Brown professional brushes in downsized form, making the ideal travel partner for the make-up artist on the go.

Jo Malone Cologne Fragrance SetJo Malone Cologne Miniature Set

I have shared my love for Jo Malone before and this is definitely a gift I would like to find in my stocking on Christmas morning. Including five quintessential colognes from the fragrance house, this gorgeous set is a great introduction to the brand, or for the familiar; a chance to experiment with Jo Malone’s signature fragrance combining concept. The new Peony & Blush Suede scent is included too, so the perfect excuse to update my collection!

Tria Hair Removal LaserTria Hair Removal Laser

Give the gift of silky smooth skin with the Tria hair removal laser. Promising a 70% reduced hair count after two treatments, this is the perfect present for those who want professional results and resent trips to the salon.

Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream 100mlElemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream 100ml

To me, Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream is the pinnacle of superior moisturisers and is still my go-to moisturiser after 10 years of use and trialling an abundance of similar products. Rich and moisturising, whilst still being light, this limited edition 100ml version is an indulgent treat for anyone, male or female, young or old.

Estee Lauder Delectable Nail Lacquer SetEstee Lauder Delectable Nail Lacquer Set

For the polished princess on your list, this beautifully boxed nail lacquer set from Estee Lauder would make an indulgent stocking filler. Combining four vibrant shades from the ‘Pure Colour’ collection, this set is strictly limited edition and has all of the must have hues for the party season and beyond.

Diptyque Ecorce de Pin CandleDiptyque Ecorce de Pin Candle

Everyone loves a candle at Christmas, but this limited edition version from luxury fragrance house Diptyque will thrill even the fussiest fragrance buff. The smell of woody, winter pine, combined with the gorgeous green metallic glass, makes this such an enchanting gift it is almost a shame to light.

Chantecaille Wild Horses PaletteChantecaille Wild Horses Palette

For the philanthropists on your list, there is no better present than the limited edition Wild Horse palette from luxury cosmetics house, Chantecaille. With three earthy eye shadow shades that can be layered for drama and a pretty pink blush, the beautifully embossed horse heads serve as an exquisite reminder that a percentage of sales are donated to the Humane Society of the United States.

Elle Macpherson Body Brush & Ren Rose Body OilElle Macpherson Dry Exfoliating Brush

Get ready for the New Year detox with a circulation boosting body brush. Made from cactus bristles which rotate, this nifty gadget will exfoliate whilst aiding in lymphatic drainage which removes toxins from the body and gives smoother, more supple skin.

Ren Moroccan Rose Body Oil

Follow up your New Year exfoliation and body brushing with decadently rich oil which nourishes and hydrates the skin whilst smelling of the beautifully exotic Moroccan rose. A must have for anyone who loves to indulge themselves or is on the quest for body beautiful in 2014.


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  • hannahlamb23

    Love the Nars palette! It is a shame it is sold out on ASOS 🙁 xx

    • The Luxe Life

      Wow – it was in stock when I put this up this morning. It’s on pre-order at Space NK if that helps…it was one of my favourites too! x

      • hannahlamb23

        How crazy! It is most probably because they have the one day only 20% off today. I wanted to buy it as a late birthday present to myself! Oh well, I will have to look for something else… 🙂 xx

  • Nicola Waters

    Fabulous post I already own the babyliss+estee lauder polishes but I would quite happily like to own the rest too x

  • Sara

    What a wonderful post….LOVE LOVE everything and suddenly my Christmas wish list has been massively extended! Loving the Diptyque and Jo Malone products…oh and the Babyliss brush…oh and just everything! xx

  • Zoe

    I’ve just found your blog and i love it. deffs my new favourite! the jo malone and diptyque products and well everything. i want them haha xx