At this time of year we all start to begin our Christmas shopping, yay! I’m aware there are some early birds that start way before November; however I could only dream of being that organised. Christmas shopping can be at times stressful if you have an awkward person to buy for; my dad suddenly springs to mind. I have to say I tend to find females so much easier when it comes to buying gifts, maybe that’s because I know what I would like to receive so I guess maybe we’re all on a similar wavelength somewhere down the line when it comes to shopping for our female friends and family. Today I’ve picked out some gorgeous luxurious items that I think would make wonderful gifts for a female friend, loved one or family member…or maybe even as a treat for yourself.
|Diptyque Pine Bark Candle £45, Laura Mercier Bold Brights Mini Lip Glace Collection £31, Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm £34, OPI A-Z-urich £11.50, Nars Voyeur Larger Than Life Eye Liner Coffret £30, GHD White Eclipse on sale at £145, RRP £195.|
Diptyque are a bit of a blogger favourite at the moment and although I haven’t yet had the pleasure of trying one I would like to at some point as they really do sound wonderful. This Christmas Diptyque has released some limited edition scents for the festive holidays, choose from Chai Orange, Indian Incense and Pine Bark. I opted for Pine Bark as each year me and my family go to our local forest area where pine trees are sold for Christmas, they all smell lovely! This scent would be so nice as it would remind me of this household tradition, plus the candle itself is so pretty and sparkly!
Laura Mercier is a brand that to me symbolises luxury beauty products, every time I see the products in stores I swoon just a little. This Christmas there are some nice little gift sets to choose from with my favourite being the Bold Brights Mini Lip Glace Collection. This set contains five different shades of various pinks and reds which can be used alone or on top of your favourite lipstick to add a bit of shine; it also comes in a nude set too if that tickles your fancy.
You’ve probably all seen this next product spoken about over the last year and yes, I’m still yet to get my paws on it. The Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm has been a huge cult product over the last year with people claiming it has totally changed their cleansing routine; all I know is that I need to try it as soon as possible.
OPI A to Z-urich looks to me the perfect shade of crimson red for the Christmas holidays. This would look absolutely gorgeous I’m sure, just don’t spoil the manicure by washing up after Christmas dinner!
The Guy Bourdin Collection by Nars this year has been hugely popular amongst make up enthusiasts, including myself. One of the latest releases has been the Voyeur Larger Than Life Eye Coffret which contains five travel size Long Wear Eye Liners in black, brown, violet, white and blue. These look absolutely stunning and if I hadn’t already made a promise with myself to not buy anything else before Christmas this would have already made it to the checkout.
My last luxury gift for this Christmas is a pair of GHD White Eclipse hair straighteners. GHD have a huge following and although I personally have never tried them I sure would like to just to see how good they are. I included them as this year they have re-released their popular Eclipse styler in a winter white finish which I think sounds lovely as opposed to the original black ones you can buy.
All of these products can be found at the Urban Retreat Beautique; happy shopping!
*Sponsored Post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.