By Inge Morrill
Deck the halls, light the tree and put those chocs within easy reach; Christmastime is here! Which, of course, means lots of gift shopping and not much time to do it. But, never fear, December’s Beauty Box is here with some festive inspiration to help you avoid Mummy Meltdown!
Hope you have loads of Christmas fun!
“Fab Christmas” Gift Box, LUSH, £49.95
LUSH have put a sackful of quirky fun back into Christmas gifting this year with their epic range of stylish handmade cosmetics. Designed with Ab Fab’s Patsy in mind, cue GIANT gold bow, their ‘Fab Christmas’ hatbox is full to the brim with 12 rose and jasmine themed body and bath products. This includes: Shower gels Rose Jam and Snow Fairy; Shower Smoothie Turkish Delight and Body Conditioner Ro’s Argan; plus Star shaped bath Melts; Bath bombs Sex Bomb and Luxury Lush Pud; hand made soaps; Sparkle bar; Gold Fun bar and limited edition Santa Baby Lip tint.
Simply fabulous, Darling!
Psst!: Did you know that the amount of wrapping paper, ribbon and tape we use each Christmas could circle the equator, a staggering NINE times! So why not take a new look at wrapping your pressies using LUSH Knot-Wraps – a range of gorgeous reuseable textile squares which will have your gifts tied up and Christmas Day ready in a jiffy! Prices from £2.95.
Double Psst!!: Order your LUSH gifts by 19th December for UK delivery in time for Christmas.
Marie Reynolds London, Noel Duo, Deluxe Body Massage Candles, £30.95
Beautifully boxed for giving, the Gold Collection contains two 50ml winter blend candles: Hot Toddy and Three Kings. Hot Toddy is a warming blend of Spiced Apple, Satsuma and Mandarin, while Three Kings contains a decadent blend of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh with Iris, Citrus and Amber Spice. Both contain a unique Gold Shimmer. The ethically sourced organic soya wax liquifies at a low melting point and, once cooled, can be applied to the skin to bring a golden shimmer to decollete, arms or cheekbones. Pour into the bath as a bath oil or smooth on hair as a conditioning treat.
A sophisticated gift for the girl, who has everything.
VitaBella, Spa Treatment in a Box, £25
Cosmo have given their seal of approval to VitaBella’s natural skin and body care range, naming this age-defying mask treatment one of their ‘Beauty Must Haves’. Handmade in the beautiful region of Puglia, this spa set combines the Italian goodness of organic aloe vera gel, olive oil and precious essential oils and extracts.
Pour the hydrating complex over the tailored fabric mask, apply and relax for 10 minutes. Follow with the hydrating cream, which smells completely heavenly – close your eyes and you’ll be transported to a sun-drenched beach in Salento.
The face mask increases skin hydration by up to 20% – I have to say it was pretty amazing, my skin felt super satin smooth, soft and relaxed. This mask made a real live difference and can reduce lines and wrinkles by 50% after three weeks. Especially great at this time of year when cold winds and central heating leave skin in dire need of some extra attention.
An outstanding gift for a special friend or a perfect must-try rejuvenating start to the party season for you!
Fushi, Aromatherapy Starter Kit, £37.80
Fushi, the ethical brand beloved of many celebrity Yummy Mummies such as Miranda Kerr, have produced this fabulous electric aroma diffuser, which also includes a collection of four fragrant oils. Match oils to mood by choosing from a range including: ‘Power’, ‘Passion’, ‘Lavender’ to calm and relax or ‘Lemon’ to improve concentration and mood.
Pretty and practical, the white ceramic pebble diffuser takes away any concerns about naked flames or messy waxy drips and is brilliantly effective at creating fragrance to delight the senses. A practical gift for fans of stylish home fragrancing.
Benefit, Groovy kind-a love!, Beauty love-in make up kit, £29.50
Benefit have included their much loved best-sellers in this cute retro tin. For eyes, a stunning set of neutral powder shadows bring out the sparkle in eyes. Finish with lashings of the seminal experience that is ‘They’re Real’ mascara.
POREfessional mini primer balm gives super smooth skin, while there is a choice of cheeky experience with Gimme Fever blush or Benetint for cheeks or lips. Finish with a light dusting of Dandelion for a glam girl who’s good to go!
Buy this groovy stocking filler for one very lucky gal!