Sunday, 21 December 2014

Last-minute Stocking Fillers for Beauty Lovers


Following on from yesterday's 'Last-minute Gift Guide', I've put together a selection of last-minute stocking fillers for beauty lovers. I don't know why, but I think stocking fillers are the things I get most excited about - you know, the little gifts you find scattered throughout your Santa sack, or neatly packed in your stocking, among the satsumas and chocolate coins. There's just something oh so 'Christmas' about them, and I love collecting together all the bits and pieces at the end of the day and lining them up proudly (yes, despite being 24, I still do this). 

So, I collected together my favourite 'mini' beauty bits and pieces currently on the market and popped them in a post for you. There's the Aromatherapy Associates 'The Star'*, a cute little star-shaped gift containing an 'Inner Strength' bath/body oil, which can also be used as a sweet little ornament for the tree - totally adorable. It costs £10 and makes a totally cute little gift. For an ultra-festive stocking filler, the Elegant Touch Henry Holland 'Unwrap Me' Nails* and the Elegant Touch Christmas Jumper Nails* are perfect - the Henry Holland ones are my favourite - I love the shape of the nails and the design is seriously cute. Both cost £10 each. 

There are also some fantastic tin boxes that make adorable gifts - the Lanolips 'Artist Tin'* has a stunning Limited Edition illustration by Australian fashion illustrator Kelly Smith and comes with the Lanolips 101 Ointment and an Intense Hand Balm. It costs £15.28. Another cute tin gift is the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Crayons Set*, which costs £16 and comes with three stunning shades of Gloss Crayons. 

Bath bombs make perfect stocking fillers, and I'm a big fan of Bomb Cosmetics - their Bath Mallows* are gorgeous and prices start at just £2.09. These ones smell seriously amazing (like Christmas in a bath mallow!), nourish your skin with shea butter and have the cutest little Snowman and Stocking on top! They also come packaged up so unlike Lush you don't need to worry about them going everywhere until you actually use them - always a positive! Keeping with bath bits, Balance Me's Rose Otto Bath and Body Set* smells divine and comes with a shower gel and body cream, to keep you smelling gorgeous on Christmas day. It costs £7.50.

For Frozen-fans and lip balm lovers, these cute Frozen Lip Smackers* are more than perfect. They come in six different flavours, with each flavour being represented by a different character. They're £2.49 or you can get them in a multipack tin with all six for £9.99.

Finally, if you want to create a high-end stocking filler for a skincare fan, then Dermalogica's 'Favourites' Set* is ideal. It costs £30.15 and comes with a selection of mini Dermalogica must-haves, including their Pre Cleanse, Skin Perfect Primer, Multi-active Toner and Gentle Exfoliant, making it a lovely little skincare gift. I also think it would be great split up for a few different stocking fillers for various skincare lovers, as who doesn't love a bit of Dermalogica in their stocking come Christmas day!?

What are you hoping to find in your stocking on December 25th? I'd love to hear! 
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