Thursday, 15 December 2011

Stocking-Full of Christmas Beauty Gift Ideas #2

In part two of my Stocking Filler beauty gift guides, I bring you sparkling glitterati gorgeousness - once again up to £10 in value and all available on the High St… perfect for last minute pressies or a little treat for you!


Nail Glitter

These little pots of glitter by GOSH make gorgeous stocking fillers and are available in a wide range of stunning shades. Perfectly sized for dipping fingertips in their gorgeousness they contain finely milled glitter (I know, I’m covered in it!) which leaves a magical matt-effect glitter finish on the nails and also works brilliantly for nail art.

Pictured are #11 Rose Quartz, #2 Gold and #7 Amethyst purple (my favourite!). I’ll be doing a separate post to show how wonderful these look on your nails, but wanted to include them in this gift guide as they’re so fabulously festive!

GOSH Nail Glitters are available exclusively at Superdrug and costs £3.95 each

Sparkling Bath Candy


I think I must be the last person in the world to hear about Lush Snow Fairy, a ‘sparkling seasonal must-have’.  While I’m not the biggest fan of Lush fragrances (I find them quite overpowering), I know my little girl will love this. It’s pink, it smells of sugary Candyfloss and has purple iridescent sparkles through it… perfect. I know lots of big girls love it too!

I bought the smallest size, 100g for £3.25, but even the largest is only £9.95 for a whopping 500g that will probably last you until next Christmas! Available instore or online at Lush.

Shimmer Look Book…


The Strictly Stunning Look Book is part of a collection designed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Head Makeup Designer and artist to the stars, Lisa Armstrong. This ‘Salsa siren’ palette includes well pigmented eye shadows in a shimmery ice blue, metallic navy and sparkly teal, perfectly complemented by hot pink, tangerine and opalescent lipglosses. The top right image of the bronzer is the most true to life shade, a buildable medium tan with subtle shimmer. I pull out guide gives guidelines on how best to use the shades, with a large built in mirror on the other side I think this palette is amazing value considering the quality of the contents and the slim packaging makes it a perfect stocking sized gift.

The Strictly Stunning Look Book costs £10 and is exclusive to Boots and is available on 3 for 2. (Look Books also available in other shades) 

Glitteezer Me…


As the mum of two small curly haired children, Tangle Teezers are life savers. They glide through curls and tangles like no other brush, and if we can’t find ours in the morning, there are tears.  I also use it in my own hair - it’s great for smoothing out my hair into a ponytail or spreading deep conditioning treatment through it - it’s safe to use wet and dry without damaging the hair. £10 may seem expensive for a hairbrush, but believe me, these are worth every penny. My daughter’s is neon pink, which helps find it on cold dark mornings; this purple glittery baby is all mine!

Tangle Teezers are available in a variety of colours and designs at places like Boots. The cheapest I found were on Amazon, or you can pick up my purple glitter brush at Fragrance Direct.

Minnie Balms…


This pretty little Minnie Mouse Lipbalm Trio functions in a similar style as the L’Occitane glosses I posted about in yesterday’s gift guide and is brilliant value. Lightly fragranced with vanilla, strawberry and cherry, each chic slide-open tin of balm adds a lovely moisturising gloss to the lips. Perfect for dividing into 3 - one for each stocking and hopefully enough for yours too!

Minnie Mouse Lipbalm Trio costs £6 at Boots and is available on 3 for 2!

I hope my Stocking Filler guides have helped you come up with some gift ideas - if you missed #1 please have a look here!… My 3rd and final guide will be on Lux Beauty items - get ready to drop some hints girls!

Thanks for reading, Nic x

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