Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Last Minute Christmas Eve Shopping Guide

We all know someone who leaves everything to the last minute; the shopper who battles the Christmas Eve rush and stays up until the early hours wrapping.  Personally, I like to get it all out of the way early but now is not the time to gloat as theres some last minute shopping to be done.

Don't worry, I've got your back with my save, spend, splurge guide to last minute Christmas Eve Shopping and if you've already finished then let this be a heads up for the best sets to look out for in the sales.

Under £15- SAVE

Collection Lip Set Tesco Last Minute Cheap Christmas Gift Present
Collection Lip Set*
So if you're on a budget, are looking for a stocking filler or are looking for something to bulk out a main gift, then I'd recommend the Collection Lip Set which is £8 from Tesco but if you're quick, you can get it on sale for £4!  This is an absolute bargain as you get five products housed in a pretty pink tin that is certain to please any girlie girl.

Collection Lip Set Tesco Last Minute Cheap Christmas Gift Present

Lip gloss lovers will be pleased as theres three high shine miniature lip glosses in this set as well as two flavoured tint lip balms (in Strawberry Shortcake and delicious Raspberry Ripple) that are ideal for keeping the lips looking and feeling mistletoe ready this winter.  Whether the girl you have in mind likes to party the night away or prefers a quiet lunch with the girls, this set is sure to please!

St Moriz Tanning Gift Set Last Minute Cheap Christmas Gift Present
St Moriz Salon Essentials Gift Set*
For the girl who loves to be tanned then swing by Semichem to pick up the St Moriz Salon Essentials.  It includes a tanning mit for a flawless application, the medium tanning mousse which imparts a gorgeous golden glow onto the skin and the oil free body moisturiser to keep the skin feeling soft, supple and ready for a golden glow.  This is the tan that I wore to my graduation and it gave me a really healthy glow.  The medium tan shade is a great all-rounder and a fail safe option for the girl in your life.

Failing that, if you've got a little more time, perhaps if you're not seeing your friend until after Christmas or if you have an early January birthday to buy for, then head to Feel Unique where they have an abundance of St Moriz Gift Sets!

If you're looking for a small gift for more or less any woman, then I cannot think of a gift more suitable than the Trilogy Limited Edition Luscious Rosehip Lips gift set.

Trilogy Limited Edition Luscious Rosehip Lips Gift Set Debenhams Look Fantastic
Trilogy Limited Edition Luscious Rosehip Lips*
Wrapped in beautiful packaging, containing two lip balms- the Rosehip Oil Lip Balm which gives the lips a natural sheen with a zingy peppermint flavour and the limited edition Holiday Lip Balm with a festive cinnamon flavour and a beautiful red sheen, this set is sure to please.  The balms are very hydrating and nourishing on the lips so they are perfect for using particularly at this time of the year.

This set retails for £12.50 at Look Fantastic but has just gone on sale at Debenhams for £8.33 so if you want to snap one up, you better head there quickly!

Under £35- SPEND

For the lady in your life who appreciates aromatherapy and relaxation then I would definitely recommend the Wake Me Up and Wind Me Down aromatic mist duo from Temple Spa which can be purchased from their website for £18 or in spas up and down the country (perfect for a last minute gift- pop in and get her something to unwrap and a voucher for a facial).

Temple Spa Wake Me Up and Wind Me Down Aromatic Mist Duo
Temple Spa Wake Me Up and Wind Me Down Aromatic Mist Duo*
Whether the lady in your life needs to feel energised and revived, perhaps first thing on a morning, or calmed and relaxed at night, this is an aromatic mist duo gift set that will provide an instant remedy  for your special person.

Temple Spa Wake Me Up and Wind Me Down Aromatic Mist Duo

It contains two ten ml sprays, the first being Quietude Calming Mist for Me and My Space which is a blend of relaxing essential oils which help to induce a peaceful and calming feeling and Spiritude Energising Mist for Me and My Space which is an aromatherapy pick me up blend that promotes vitality and alertness, perfect for using on a morning when you're waking up and it is still dark outside.  This one contains mandarin, passion fruit and ginger and is my personal favourite as it smells very revitalising.  Both of the scents in this set are unisex so are perfect for anyone this Christmas.

Trilogy Rosapene Skincare Sensations Gift Set Feel Unique Debenhams
Trilogy Limited Edition Rosapene Skincare Sensations Gift Set*
I've spoken about Trilogy products on my blog many times before and at the latest Trilogy event, I got up close to some of their new Christmas gift sets.  I've been trying them out recently and I've got to say that the Rosapene Skincare Sensations gift set is the perfect present to buy for a skincare lover this winter.

Trilogy Rosapene Skincare Sensations Gift Set Feel Unique Debenhams Present

The Rosapene Skincare Sensations gift set contains three of Trilogy's top selling products that are sure to be a hit- a 7ml Eye Contour Cream, a 25ml Vital Moisturising Cream and a full size 30ml bottle of Trilogy's signature product, the Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ facial oil.  The products come packaged in a gorgeous gift box that can be reused.  I've tried out each of these products and have found that they're high performing while being very natural so I'm sure they'll be well received this Christmas.

Buy from Debenhams and Feel Unique for around £20.

Over £35- SPLURGE

For the health concious person in your life, then I would highly recommend getting them an Up by Jawbone.  I don't think I'm stepping out of line here by saying that the vast majority of people define January as a new beginning, '2015 is my year', 'I'm going to get more sleep/ lose weight/ get fit/ eat healthier/ stop drinking/ save money', etc the list goes on.  However how many people actually achieve that?

Jawbone Up Fitness Health Band Healthy Eating Sleep Kick
Up by Jawbone*
The Jawbone Up gets you off to the right start because it is a device that you can wear on your wrist to track your activity levels and sleep and synch it with your phone to record your eating as well.  I know myself how much a visual aid really helps me and as someone who is trying to rehabilitate myself back to being more active after an accident, I have seen already how using the Up has helped me.  I'll be doing a full review of it on my blog in the new year but until then, I would definitely say that after using it for a few weeks, I would recommend it to anyone.

This one usually retails for £80 but it is currently available on Currys for £39.  I have the blue but there are so many different colours you can get and three different sizes which are perfect for men or women!

If you're looking for a special beauty gift for a woman then there are two kits that I think are absolutely perfect.  If the lady in your life is anything like me then she'll enjoy to be pampered and to pamper herself at home too.

The Nails Inc Electric Footfile Kit- Powered by Micro Pedi couldn't be more ideal for this.  It contains everything you need to create peep toe ready feet in minutes.

 Nails Inc and Micro Pedi Fabulous Feet in Seconds Electronic Foot File Kit
Nails Inc and Micro Pedi Fabulous Feet in Seconds Electronic Foot File Kit*
Inside the kit is the Micro Pedi electronic foot file which powers a mineral roller that gentle buffs away hard skin from your feet leaving them feeling soft and smooth, particularly if you had any rough patches of skin.  Once you've finished filling your feet, you can use the Nails Inc polishes included in the set to paint your nails.  The two I have in this set are a bright coral pink called Brook Street and a bright orange called Porchester Place which are both colours that can be worn on winter sun holidays or throughout the warmer months.  Nails Inc polishes are lovely because they're super good quality and come in lots of beautiful colours that have a shiny finish to them.

This set is a bit of a bargain as it was £59.99 but it is currently available on Boots for £39.99 which is an absolute bargain considering the two polishes alone are worth £22!

Rokit Gel Polish Professional Kit
Rokit Gel Polish Professional Kit*
The final gift set that I would recommend is from Rokit.  Their new gel manicure kit is a professional set that you can use at home to create your own at home gel manicure.  The set comes with everything you need to get started- some tools, a UV lamp to cure the gel, a dehydrator to prepare the nails for the polish, a remover to take it off and a bottle of the one step polish in Shock Pink which is a staple colour in any girls polish collection.

Rokit Beauty At Home Gel Manicure Kit

The kit is so quick and easy to use and can be applied to the toes or finger nails.  If you really want to surprise and delight someone this Christmas then wrap one of these up for them!

You can buy it from Debenhams.

So that's it for my last minute, Christmas Eve shopping gift guide.  Now if you will excuse me, I'm off for a mince pie and to get merry.

Happy Christmas you lovely bunch!

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  1. Great gift ideas! Have a merry christmas!! xx

  2. I totally want that Collection Lip Set! And at 8 pounds it's a total steal.


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