It's that time of year again...decorating the Christmas tree, visiting Santa at the local shopping centre (hey, you're never too old!), eating way too many rum balls and completely freaking out over what presents to buy your family and friends. Let's admit it, apart from the stress-fest that is preparing Christmas dinner, figuring out what to buy your loved ones is the next most anxiety inducing part of the silly season. That is precisely why I decided to have a special bumper edition of Makeup Monday devoted to picking out the best of the beauty related present bunch. All of the products can be bought online too, so there's no need to subject yourself to the inevitable parking rage that occurs at shopping centres in the holiday season. And no one will blame you for adding a few of these goodies into your own stocking cause hey, you deserve it for all your hard Christmas preparation, right?
Caviar Manicure Sets ($36) to spoil the nail-art freak in your life? Or get them a copy of Kester Black's The Hand Book: A Guide to Nail Art ($29.95) which is filled with super-pretty and modern nail art ideas.
Honey'Do Shampoo and Conditioner ($20) are hands down the cutest hair products I have ever seen. Filled with organic honey goodness and no toxic nasties, these will leave your recipient not only with super shiny hair but also have them squealing with cuteness-induced excitement. Lush's Captain Bubblebeard Bubble Bar ($8.90) will make bath time super fun for everyone and is fully on trend with the mo craze too.
Heart Ducky Lip Balm ($4.95) by Natural Products will go down a treat with kids and the young-at-heart alike. Kit Cosmetic's limited edition Glitter Nail Polishes ($15.95) are also the perfect super-sparkly treat to pop into stockings. Grab a few of Lush's Snowcake Soaps ($5.90) as little super-delicious smelling gifts for anyone in the family or those friends who are just so damn hard to buy for.
Painted Beauty Holiday Nail Baubles ($22) are a super cute gift for the nail polish obsessed. Philosophy's Hands of Hope Ornament ($12) is a handy purse sized hand cream that's also a subtle way of telling someone that they really need to start moisturising those man hands of theirs. Or deck the halls with the Turbo Balm Beauty Ball from This Works ($22). This pretty bauble holds a pot of their famous multi-purpose balm so you can wait for Santa to arrive with your fabulously moisturised complexion.
Does your dad/hubby/brother/son/boyf need a bit of help in the grooming department? Then look no further than Kiehl's! They really do make the greatest men's products and one of their best sellers is the Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream ($28). Pair it with the Facial Fuel SPF 15 ($34) and the man in your life is sorted. Plus he can't complain about the totally manly, vintage style packaging can he? Natural Product's Gnome Soap on a Rope ($14.95) will delight any guy due to its plain awesomeness- it's a soap, but it's also a gnome! I think I'll get one for myself actually...
Are you wishing for anything in particular this Christmas?