By BR Kellie
I love this time of year!! Not because I'm a hugely Christmassy person. I'm not, much to BR Nat's dismay - honestly that woman is the living spirit of Christmas. What I love about this time of year is wandering into Farmers, Life Pharmacy or perusing the interweb, and discovering all the amazing Christmas giftsets! Makeup, skincare, candles, fragrance - it's a beauty junkies dream! Especially as more often than not you're getting a lot of bang for your buck - and who doesn't like a bargain? So I feel it's my duty as a fellow beauty junkie to show you a little of what's out there this season... in case you need gift giving inspiration or feel like treating yourself.
Love a bit of lippy? Know someone who does? Check out the NYX Pro Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault. These miniature lippies - 36 of them! - are sure to turn even the grinchiest frown upside down.
Make them go 'oooh la la' with this fabulously festive Shea Butter Christmas Bauble from L'Occitane. Featuring a trio of Shea Butter favourites, it's sure to delight those who love to pamper their skin.
Spoil the intrepid tramper or the happy glamper with the Clarins Gorgeous Getaways Collection. Featuring a cleanser, skin cream, body lotion and more, it'll keep a traveller's skin in tip top condition no matter where in the world they are!
What would Christmas be without a little LUSH? The team get very excited as we approach the time of year when LUSH offer up their gorgeous range of seasonal treats. Snow Fairy, and Rose Jam shower gels are snapped up and stocked up, as are Golden Wonder bath bombs, and Salt and Peppermint Bark. Then there are the gift sets, which brighten up any stack of pressies! Bonus? By buying LUSH you know you're doing your bit for the world.
Know a perfume lover? Indulge them with a coffret. These gorgeous boxes of miniature fragrances are a fabulous way to help someone find new and exciting scents to wear.
Have a friend or family member who loves to make their peepers pop? Who adores a little luxury? Who won't leave the house without groomed brows? MAC Snow Ball Mascara Kit ticks all the boxes in spades (actually, for your own pretty pleasure check out the Snow Ball range. I swear my breath caught in my throat when I first saw it).
Want to really push the boat out for someone who loves to look after their skin and loves a flawless foundation finish? Check out the Clarisonic Mia Fit Holiday Gift Pack. It's the uber cleansing machine, and the foundation blending head is raved about by YouTuber Tati. If I found this underneath the Christmas tree (hiiiiiiighly unlikely) I would be one happy lass.
Finally... it's time for a Kellie Confession. Remember that cosmetics no-spend I was on? The one I was doing incredibly well with? The one that was meant to last the whole year?
Tarte's holiday collection made me do it. When we were filming last year's Christmas themed Best Beauty Box Ever video the makeup artist mentioned her love of Tarte, and since then I've been thinking more and more it was time I discovered what the big deal was, so when Tarte brought out their range and this...
... was part of it. And they had free shipping. And it has ALL the things in it. Well... I kinda magically entered my credit card details and bought it. Naughty Pixie!!! But it had to be done. 'Tis the season after all.