Holiday gift guide for a skincare and makeup enthusiast

Holiday gift guide 2018

It’s that time of the year again, I can’t believe that 2018 is on its last legs. However, with the end of the year comes Christmas which means.

Buying gifts for everyone.

Trying to buy suitable gifts can be difficult, but if you have a lot of women in your family none would be upset to find my suggestions under the Christmas tree. Any of these gifts would be a skincare and beauty lovers delight but are also functional and pretty. So here are my gift set recommendations for 2018.

Sunday Riley -Holiday Heroes Kit

This is one of my favourite brands but its products are very pricey with single products costing up to the value of this kit. This gives you an opportunity to test out their products to identify what works best for you without breaking the bank the samples are not full size but deluxe sizes ranging from 5-30 MLS. My favourites from the brand are the ceramic slip cleanser and the Glycolic Acid treatment both of which are fantastic for oily skin.

Holiday gift guide 2028-cult beauty

The kit includes

  • Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment,
  • Ceramic Slip Cleanser,
  • Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream,
  • Luna Sleeping Night Oil
  • E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum

Cost £100

CLARINS -Super Restorative Double Serum Set

CLARINS is a staple in the skincare community and needs no introduction and the gift set contains 3 products one of which is chock full of anti-ageing skincare extracts. The gift set contains one full-size product as well as 2 sample size products and a travel/makeup bag. The price is about half of its actual value making it a bargain.

Holiday Gift guide 2018-Clarins

The kits include

  • Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate (1 oz.)
  • Super Restorative Day Cream for All Skin Types
  • Super Restorative Night Cream for All Skin Types
  • Travel bag

Cost $98 value $170

Tata Harper –Daily Essentials Kit

This is another cult favourite and the kit is filled with samples from the line with products that replenish and rehydrate your skin to give your skin the glow we all are all looking for. The set contains a massive 7 products across the range and although the samples are relatively small they are enough to give you a feel for the products. My favourites from the range are the regenerating cleanser and the resurfacing mask and at just $75 dollars it is a great value.

Holiday gift set -Tata Harper

Kit includes:

  • Reparative Moisturizer (0.34 oz).
  • Rejuvenating Serum (0.34 oz)
  • Regenerating Cleanser (0.5 oz).
  • Hydrating Floral Essence (0.5 oz)
  • Resurfacing Mask (0.25 oz).
  • Replenishing Nutrient Complex (0.1 oz)
  • Restorative Eye Crème Packet (0.03 oz)

Cost $75 value $117

Fresh –Rose Set

I would buy this gift set for the gorgeous looking vintage-looking red case and the price at the middle of the range with regards price. Fresh is known for its natural and organic products and this limited edition set is centred on skin softening around rose water for hydration ritual. This is a great kit to take along if you travel a lot or stay in places with indoor heating or air conditioning which can be drying on the skin.

Holiday gift guide 2018-fresh

Kit includes

  • Sugar Rosé Lip Therapy (0.07 oz.):
  • Rose Face Mask (1 oz)
  • Rose Floral Toner (2 oz)
  • Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream (1 oz)

Cost: $54 value $76

ORIGINS – Bestsellers Best skin kit

The quintessential natural based skincare brand has put together a complete skincare regimen suitable for all skin types. The selection is made up of 5 products curated from its bestselling products and comes in an ORIGINS ns branded cosmetic bag. This is the most affordable of the skin care gift sets with a price less than half of its actual market value.

Holiday gift guides 2018-orgins

Kits include:

  • Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum (0.5 oz.)
  • GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer (1 oz)
  • Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Soothing Treatment Lotion (3.4 oz) levels.
  • Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash (1 oz.)
  • Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores (0.5 oz.)

Cost $29 value $73

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Lipstick Wardrobe

This is the perfect gift for beauty addict and contains 10 full sized lipsticks including the bestselling and iconic shades. Charlotte Tilbury calls it the KISSING library and has lipsticks for every occasion. However, it’s certainly the most expensive set on the list but if you won’t have to worry about lipstick for a long time (maybe till next year when another gift set is released).

Each of lipstick is enriched with a UV protective and shielding formula which helps with moisture retention. They also have light diffusing particles and waxes that ensure for the smoothest of finishes. To top this up each gift set comes in an exquisite gift box.

Holiday gift guide 2018-Charlotte Tilbury

Cost £220 value £288

ZOEVA Plaisir Box

This box contains a trio of eyeshadow palettes with a kaleidoscope of nude colours. The palettes in the box are the bestselling: Cocoa Blend, Caramel Melange and Blanc Fusion each with 10 shades matte, shimmering and sparkling shades. The formulas are extremely bendable and work well with ZOEVA’s high-tech brushes. All there palettes come in a chocolate box which makes storage easier.

Holiday gift guide 2018 -Zoeva eyeshadow

Cost £48

ZOEVA Plaisir Box

Rose Set


Daily Essentials Set

Best Sellers Best Skin Set

Super Restorative Double Serum Set

ZOEVA Plaisir Box

Rose Set


Daily Essentials Set

Best Sellers Best Skin Set

Super Restorative Double Serum Set

ZOEVA Plaisir Box

Rose Set


Daily Essentials Set

Best Sellers Best Skin Set

Super Restorative Double Serum Set


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  1. Alexandra
    2018-11-28 / 4:09 am

    This is the gift guide I have been looking for! My Mum would go crazy for all of these things. Cannot wait to do some shopping for her 🙂

    • 2018-11-28 / 8:27 am

      Great ! i am happy you found something useful

  2. 2018-11-28 / 8:10 am

    OMG I absolutely LOVE Tata Harper! As not only are their products amazing and work however they are also natural and organic.

    Love a great holiday gift set, 100% going to get this one (but for myself)!

    • 2018-11-28 / 8:27 am

      I am happy you enjoyed the post .i love Tata Harper as well

  3. 2018-11-28 / 1:22 pm

    I need to try some of these! I’d get the skin care ones for myself, and the make up for my daughter. I always love gift sets.

  4. 2018-11-28 / 2:43 pm

    This is a great gift guide for any female. You can’t go wrong with one of these kits!

  5. 2018-11-28 / 4:09 pm

    I struggle every year with my wife’s gifts. It’s not that I don’t know what she likes, it’s fear of getting the wrong makeup or shoes or whatever else. I believe she will like this.

    Thanks for sharing

  6. 2018-11-28 / 4:10 pm

    These are good gift ideas! Cause i’ll take the makeup girl lol but on a serious note its really hard to shop for others and wonder if theyll genuinely like it

    • 2018-11-30 / 5:57 am

      It really is difficult to shop for others , but with this i think you wont go wrong

  7. 2018-11-28 / 9:17 pm

    I love trying beauty products. My bathroom is overflowing with lotions and it drives my husband crazy.

    • 2018-11-30 / 5:56 am

      Here are some more you can add to your stash. I do the same thing, i can’t help myself

  8. 2018-11-29 / 1:06 am

    These are great gift ideas especially to those who loves skin care. And yes, holidays are so near!

  9. Kay
    2018-11-29 / 2:51 am

    I love makeup! I will look into these for myself. 🙂

  10. 2018-11-29 / 3:39 am

    I love these guides. It makes it so much easier to choose a gift!

  11. 2018-11-29 / 3:56 am

    I am drooling over the orgins kit. I love what it does to your skin!

    • 2018-11-30 / 5:53 am

      Orgins is just sublime………. the masks alone are out of this world, then to have all the bestsellers in one place ?

  12. 2018-11-29 / 3:58 am

    I am an Origins girl all the way 🙂
    I may or may not have bookmarked this page on my boyfriends browser for Christmas Ideas!
    Thank you!

    • 2018-11-30 / 5:52 am

      Haha, I love that it was useful enough for you to consider bookmarking it.

  13. 2018-11-29 / 7:33 am

    wow so many cool choices, I personally like the Clarins products have been using them for years. And the lipstick set looks amazing too!

    • 2018-11-30 / 5:51 am

      I absolutely love clarins and use a good number of their products , but i also like to experiment to so get to try lots of good stuff

    • 2018-11-30 / 5:45 am

      A coin toss works as long as you pick one that you like

  14. 2018-11-29 / 11:24 pm

    Oh, my goodness. It is so hard to decide which one is the best. I want them all.

    • 2018-11-30 / 5:44 am

      Haha welcome t my world, I have them all … just to be make sure they work

  15. Sundeep
    2018-11-30 / 9:05 am

    These days I can alot of people sharing gift guide and gift ideas and I guess this is the guide I found today. I am definitely going to gift above item to my friend

  16. 2018-11-30 / 3:56 pm

    It’s nice to see a lot of sale and discount offerings for this coming holiday season. I still need to make a list to make sure I will not over shop for the holidays. These make-up products are indeed a must be part of my list. Haha

  17. Shanab
    2018-11-30 / 5:34 pm

    Great gift guide. I believe the Charlotte Tilburg luxury lipstick wardrobe would be the perfect gift from me to me :p.

  18. 2018-12-01 / 2:45 pm

    Wow these are so nice! My friend is really into make up. She does it as a sideline. However, these are soooo expensive. I don’t think I can afford her any one of these hihihi

    • 2018-12-01 / 5:15 pm

      Thanks for reading and highlighting they are expensive, I will try to put together more affordable options

  19. 2018-12-03 / 3:17 am

    I like it that you made the lives of those looking for gifts easier. I like the gift packs. They also come in nice packaging.

    • 2018-12-03 / 7:02 am

      Indeed they do, sometimes the packaging is the reason i but they gift pack

  20. blair villanueva
    2018-12-05 / 2:10 am

    OMG I like this guide you shared! Those lipsticks are to die for 😀
    Are you getting them?

    • 2018-12-05 / 12:53 pm

      Yes I am, i have lusted after charlotte tilbury for ages

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