Christmas #brownbeautybuys! The Skin, Bath & Body and Fragrance Edit…and something for the boys! With @cliniqueuk @korres @KORRESuk @bootsUK @KiehlsUK

It’s the final countdown! One week to go until the big day!

If you are still in need of some gift ideas, here is part two of my #brownbeauty shopping guide! With online shopping and ‘click&collect’ options there is still time to get your gifts before the 25th!

 

The Skincare Edit

Clinique Be Your Brightest Christmas gift set – £37 (worth £64)

Give the gift of brighter skin for the new year. This Clinique set contains Clinique’s best selling Turnaround range.

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The set boasts a full sized Turnaround Revitalizing Serum (worth £37), a high-powered serum that optimises cell renewal to continually reveal fresher, healthier-looking skin. A great product to tackle pigmentation issues.

 
Kiehl’s Tinie Tempah Ultra Facial Cream – £43.50

I was contacted by Kiehl’s in November with regards to their charity initiative for 2015. The brand has partnered with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Tinie Tempah, the ambassador of MTV Staying Alive, who designed this Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream.

Kiehl’s UK will be donating £2 for each purchase of this limited edition cream to the MTV Staying Alive Foundation. This gift is great for the boys too, it is virtually fragrance free and the pared down, retro packaging will look great on the mister’s dresser!

 

The Bath and Body Edit

Korres Mediterranean gift set – £26

As I mentioned in my previous post, beautiful packaging makes a gift that little bit extra special. A gift from the Korres brand certainly ticks this box. I came across the brand a few years ago when the body butters were all the rage! Hailing from Greece, the products are natural based and full of ingredients indigenous to the region

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This set, inspired by the Mediterranean clime, comes with full sized products that contain no mineral or petroleum oils. At £26, it is a great value purchase.

 
LIHA This, That and the Third Gift Set – £110

This gorgeous gift from the ladies from LIHA Beauty is sure to make the recipient feel loved! Since I featured the founders Liha and Abi on my blog, the duo have grown from strength to strength. The products are now available in Liberty and in Content Beauty, London’s natural beauty boutique.

The brand developed an exclusive run of 50 AAKS gift bags, which are handcrafted in Ghana and include a full size Idan oil, limited edition African Moss candle and a full size Ose Gidi soap.

 

The Fragrance Edit

Monsoon Rose Gold Perfume – £26, 30ml

The fashion house Monsoon launched its latest fragrance Rose Gold last month, just in time for the Christmas season. Encased in a white box with gilded rose gold lettering, it is modern yet chic in presentation.

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Top notes of sparkling lemon, soft fruit and ozonic scents are layered with velvety rose, tuberose, neroli and cyclamen, and underpinned with base notes of Eastern woods, vanilla, mosses, musk and balsamic amber. Perfect for that New Year’s Eve celebration.

 
Boots #scentwithlove fragrance campaign

The beauty powerhouse that is Boots has created an exclusive fragrance gifting option featuring four leading scents; LANCÔME – LA VIE EST BELLE, YVES SAINT LAURENT – BLACK OPIUM, GIORGIO ARMANI – SÌ and VIKTOR & ROLF – FLOWERBOMB.

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You can choose your favourite of four unique fragrances and Boots’ will also include a complimentary gift box with your order. For a limited time only, you can also choose a bottle specially engraved ‘with love’.

I was sent a bottle of Flowerbomb – one of my all time favourite fragrances – and I was really impressed with the packaging. If you are stuck for a gift or short of time to be wrapping and sticking – this option provides an ideal solution!

 
For the boys!

Don’t forget about the men in your life – treat them to a quality grooming gift too!

Crabtree & Evelyn’s West Indian Lime Cologne (£30, 100ml) features an invigorating tonic blend of lime, lemon, orange flower and vetiver – native to the Caribbean – with nutmeg, ginger, coriander and a woody accord of juniper, cedar and sandalwood.

Korres also have a stylish kit for men (£19). The kit contains everything needed to refresh, nourish and hydrate the hair and skin after the festivities.

Thanks for reading and happy shopping! Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!

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