Beauty gifts with beautiful wrapping - A last minute guideIt’s nearly Christmas. This is both good and bad. Good because it’s really the only time of year where it’s obligatory to eat and drink loads and generally just be a drunk fat bitch for the better part of a week with no judgement. It’s also good because you get presents. And you give presents.
In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, whilst taking note of the above, I have an idea for avoiding getting too paranoid over the fact you ate four times your daily calorie intake in one sitting, and it’s not even midday. And this is why it’s bad. But don’t worry, it’s cool. Follow my lead. Walk into the bathroom, look into the mirror and say ‘it’s ok that I’ve put on 2 kilos in 48 hours, if my face looks fantastic and I smell amazing no one will notice the size of my ass’.
To assist with diverting attention away from your thighs, see below for some suggestions of special packs and limited edition products to improve your face and your self-esteem. You may refer to the below guide for your own benefit, or that of someone close to you.
1. Mecca ‘Cool Summer Nights’ polish duo, limited edition
One colour for your fingers, one for your toes, these two shades will look incredible against golden skin and a warm sunset (ha!) and totally take the attention away from your swollen ankles.
2. Eve Lom Travel Essentials, limited edition
If you read Beauty Blog Into The Gloss, you’ll know all the most beautiful women use Eve Lom products. This is the perfect gift for someone with impeccable taste who is tricky to shop for. They will love you for it. Promise.
3. Sniff Soy Candles
Candles are the new cats for single ladies and these babies are pretty damn good. There are four limited edition scents just for Christmas, Frankincense and Myrrh, Spiced Orange, Winter Forest, and Candied fruit. Sniff also have a huge range of classic fragrances and I love that they have a long burn time. For those of you who plan on ‘getting lucky’ over the festive season, remember that candlelight is the most flattering of all lighting options. So maybe buy two…you know…just in case.
4. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Gift Set
Hide those bags like a pro with everybody’s favourite concealer, YSL’s Touche Eclat. Gift-wise it’s practical and a little luxe, probably not the best gift for your mother-in-law but your twenty-something niece/cousin/sister would love it.
5. Kiehls Crème De Corps, limited edition
Crème De Corps is the white t-shirt of the beauty cabinet. You wear it every day, it’s classic, fresh, the ultimate staple. This season Kiehls has collaborated with Ksubi, Sass and Bide and Zimmerman to produce a range with cute packaging specific to each brand. The sales from the collaboration range also go towards raising funds for each designer’s nominated charity. So it’s a feel good buy on two different levels.
6. Aesop Special Relativity gift set
Aesop porn. It’s where you open someone’s bathroom cupboard and they have all lined up in neat little rows, Aesop products. Lots of them. Aesop is funny like that, you almost just want to buy, and keep buying the products to have your own little Aesop porn party every time you duck to the loo. Even if you don’t like them. But you probably will.
7. Tom Ford private blend lip colour in ‘Bruised Plum’
There’s nothing like spending $70 on a lipstick for yourself, or someone close to you when you know it’s going to worn all the way down to a flat little nub. The creamy texture of Tom Ford’s lipsticks is impeccable and the colours are unique enough to be difficult for cheaper brands to try and replicate. The case design themselves is sophisticated and sexy. It’s everything a lipstick should be.
8. Biotherm Skin Vivo Cream Set
A day cream, night cream, and eye gel set, I love that Biotherm originates from mineral water. For Christmas you can expect these three little puppies to come accompanied by a sweet silk pouch by French designer Vanessa Bruno.
9. Agent Provocateur- Maitresse fragrance gift set
Ok, so you just had a shower and you used this really incredible musky men’s body wash. Then you had sex on an worn leather arm chair, then you got dressed into silk slip dress and applied a spritz of your signature amber and rose perfume. Combine all of those things together and that’s what you can expect. It’s an oldy but a goody. Give to yourself or your best girlfriend.
10. SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence
If it’s good enough for Cate Blanchett then it’s good enough for me, and with the house of Rochas designing the artwork on the bottle I’m in.
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