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Braun Xmas
Braun Xmas

Get Set For A Cracker Christmas!!

16 December, 2018 - 08:20pm by - Head Pixie | 13 Comments

By BR Kellie

Is there anything sadder than a Christmas cracker that doesn't go off with a bang? Literally and metaphorically. Whenever a cracker fails to deliver I wonder if one of Santa's elves curls up and dies. There's just nothing all that joyous about bad dad jokes and plastic paperclips that will only end up in the landfill. Luckily for us, the beauty industry's out to change all that. They're bringing joy to the elves hearts - the beauty elves anyway... with their range of Christmas beauty crackers that are gettting more fab and festive every year. Sure, they may not go off with a literal bang, but they've got all that and more in metaphorical bang status.

So what's out there to get us all crack-happy? Check these out...

Jo Malone London Christmas Cracker

We don't know that it gets any more luxe than this... but we'd be stoked to see a Jo Malone Christmas Cracker sitting pretty at our table place setting come Christmas!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Anything Go-Gos Mascara and Lipstick Duo Cracker

Speaking of luxe... Marc Jacobs' Anthing Go-Gos Mascara and Lipstick Duo Cracker is sure to bring a smile to a beauty lover's dial.

Vanilla Sugar Tropical Cracker Pack

A touch more affordable (at $12.99 for a pack of five) are these crackers, each containing either a bath bomb or a lip balm. 

Ecoya Mini Hand Cream

All I want for Christmas is a lovely hand cream, because cooking and cleaning and doing the washing up for all the family that's visiting is going to leave my hands wrecked! Joking, roster system!... but any excuse to ask for a beautiful hand cream, like the one in the Ecoya Christmas cracker, right? And how elegant is that packaging!?

Too Faced Christmas Cracker

Containing a deluxe-sized Better Than Sex and Melted Matte-Tallic Lipstick, we think this offering from Too Faced would go off with a bang.

Lancome Universe Cracker

Lancôme, how much do we love your take on the Christmas cracker? Let us count the ways. A festive-coloured lippy in L'absolue Rouge, Mini Drama Maccara and the divine scent of La Vie Est Belle. Très Bien!

L'Occitane Kit To Share Holiday Cracker

Imagine these beauties sitting beside your place settings on Christmas Day. So much better than a bad joke and a hat that rips in two hot seconds. SO. MUCH. BETTER. 

Sephora Collection Midgnight Skincare Surprise

Is your skin showing the effects of too much holiday fun? This could be the cracker you'll want to get the winning end of! With a soothing and nourishing coconut face mask, de-puffing cucumber eye mask, pore-perfecting pineapple nose mask and a repairing almond hand balm it'll help nourish and love your skin back to its pre-party season self.

Linden Leaves Crystal Crush Bon Bon

The magic of minis continues with this beautiful bon bon from New Zealand brand Linden Leaves, featuring a Rose Quartz Nourishing Hand Cream, Organic White Tea Lip Balm and Miraculous Facial Oil all in cutie patootie sizes.

This Works - The Big Bang

After the excitement of opening pressies, dealing with family feuds, fights and fun, followed by eating all the food wears off, this would be the bonbon I'd want to see the most. With an eye mask and Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, you'll be off to the land of nod in no time.

Ah, and now I'm recalling The Great Christmas Pavlova Feud of 2012 and looking even more forward to seeing what this Christmas brings... Hopefully lots of these crackers! Would you love to see these at your table this year? Which ones do you think go off? Are there any misfires in there? Chat away!

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21st February, 2019

Will be looking out for these for next Christmas

19th December, 2018

Wow... pretty....

18th December, 2018

Love the look of the beauty crackers, much better than the usual cracker bits you get.

18th December, 2018

I will need to check some of these out. Only ever seen the Linden Leaves and Ecoya ones before.

17th December, 2018

Ooohhh they're all so pretty!

17th December, 2018

I bought the Linden Leaves crackers for my girls last year and they loved them...i really like the look of The Big Bang. Sleep, sounds like magic to me!

17th December, 2018

I'd love a Christmas cracker. The best ones I have come across this year have been the YSL ones that were at Mecca when they brought out all their Christmas releases. It was about 40 bucks for one and each one had four deluxe minis - mascara, lippy, perfume and some other product. Unsurprisingly they sold out within an hour. They weren't on my original wishlist so I behaved and didn't splurge on them but they were the best deal.

Charmmy-Kitty
17th December, 2018

OMG that would've been awesome! Sad I missed out on that but also glad I saved $40 wihout knowing haha.

tannygirl
17th December, 2018

I was so tempted but I put myself on a fragrance no-buy at the beginning of the year and I wanted to keep it.

17th December, 2018

I've never had a beauty cracker, but I love the idea of it!

17th December, 2018

I usually buy the linden leaves one for gifts every year but this year I went with Clinique lipstick pop sets for the family. So I hope they love them. That Sephora one sounds amazing!

16th December, 2018

Some lovely looking crackers! Ive never purchased a beauty one before.

16th December, 2018

I got the Too Faced Cracker last year. It had a liquid lipstick, eye primer (both of which I loved), the mascara and a little enamel badge. I absolutely hated the mascara so I didn’t purchase one this year.

16th December, 2018

- well better than plastic packaging anyway

16th December, 2018

I guess if the crackers are made in cardboard pact it will be better for the environment