All of my Christmas shopping is done and dusted! I'm really happy it's all out of the day so that I can enjoy the countdown to Christmas without worrying! However, if like a lot of people I know, you're yet to do yours, you might find some of my tried & tested gift suggestions helpful for sisters, mothers or BFFs!
Dr. Murad's Perfectly Balanced Skin Kit - £35.00
I've been using this kit for over a month now and I have to say I'm extremely impressed. Not a single spot in sight! For the price, it's a really nice collection of products. This specific kit to fight blemishes contains an AHA/BHA exfolating cleanser, T-Zone Pore refining gel, Pore & Line minimizing hydrator and Skin Perfecting lotion, all for £35, BUT the kit is actually worth £78 so it's a massive bargain! The products are very long lasting and from what I have seen so far, also make do on their promise to minimize pores and keep blemishes at bay.
There are 5 kits to choose from: Perfectly balanced // Complete Renewal // Real Radiance // Ultimate Hydration // Glowing Duo. As well as these 6 facial kits, there is also a Body Firming Duo Kit and a Shave Kit for men! The facial kits would definitely make fantastic gifts for a best friend or for mum.
Available from Murad
Elle MacPherson Dry Body Brush - £24.99
Made with 100% natural bristles, this dry body brush is the perfect gift for a friend, sister, cousin etc who really likes to take care of their body. This brush is great for helping with circulation on the legs and thighs in order to prevent cellulite. It's also great for smoothing and softening the skin, leaving it as soft as a baby's! The RRP is £39.99, however, you can snatch it up at House of Fraser for just £24.99.
Available from House of Fraser
Beaver Brooks Bow Talisman - £65.00
This is a beautiful necklace for just about anyone. I would especially love to give this bow talisman to a little sister or niece. Cute and feminine, this talisman is subtle enough to wear around the clock, to work, and for the weekend! As a talisman, the bow symbolizes the unbroken bond between loved ones to bring you luck. Made out of sterling silver. I also have a special 10% discount available for all my readers to use on any pieces within the talisman range! CODE: GLAMOUR10
Available from Beaver Brooks
Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Express Ion Curl - Check Website for RRP
If you're looking for a curling tong that can curl even the most sleek of hair, I highly recommend this one. There are lots of tongs in the market for around £20 if you wanted to get a cheap one, however, after having trying many of that kind and I can guarantee you'll be sacrificing on quality. This tong really helped me achieve nice, big, bouncy curls which I normally find very hard to create because my hair is so sleek and straight. But these lasted all night as well so I highly recommend this!
This tong heats up to 400 degrees and as part of the Paul Mitchell Pro range, built with exclusive Express Ion complex - a blend of volcanic minerals that naturally deliver conditioning negative ions and far infrared heat, it is also a lot gentler on hair.
Available from Paul Mitchell
True Blood Forsaken Eau De Parfum - £45.00
This one is PERFECT for all the vampire fans out there, instead of giving your loved one the regular perfume, why not take the edgier option with the Forsaken perfume? This perfume is beautifully scented and a perfect match for those who like very sweet and fruity smelling perfumes. Scents include a top note of blackcurrants, Anjou Pear and Blood Orange. When the scent has settled, it becomes more flowery due to the night Jasmine and Violet Petals. With further notes of Ebony, Amber Crystals, Patchouli and Vanilla. This is a very sensual and seductive perfume, just like the show! Perfect for any lady fan!
Available from HBO