Saturday, 5 December 2015

Under £50 | PRESENTS FOR WOMEN | Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide Too Faced Melted Lipsticks French Kisses Gift Set

On Thursday, I uploaded my Christmas Gift Guide video and my blog post all about stocking fillers and Secret Santa style gifts that are budget friendly, costing less than £10.  Today is the turn of the slightly more expensive gifts, those that you might buy if you have a little more to spend on someone this Christmas.  All of these gifts are under £50 and there are some that I featured in my gift guide video and plenty more.

Starting with the superb Too Faced Melted French Kisses gift set.  This is available online from their own website here, from Ulta in the US and in store at Debenhams.  I have to be honest and say that out of all of the gifts that I'm featuring in my gift guides, this one is actually my favourite and the one that I would most like to receive myself.

It features four deluxe mini sized tubes of their bestselling Melted Liquified Lipstick which are the perfect size to fit into your clutch bag on New Years Eve.  There's two of their original shades Chinchilla and Berry and two new Melted Metal shades called Metallic Peony and Metallic Macaron.  They're super pigmented and have this incredible formula that leaves the lips with an intense colour that is comfortable to wear and very smoothing.  I honestly cannot think of a single girl who wouldn't be unhappy to unwrap this gift set and for £18, I think that it is an absolute steal.

I'll be doing a full post with swatches of these in the next week but they're so beautiful and even if you can't find then gift set, I'd recommend getting one of these lipsticks on their own for someone this Christmas as they're absolutely stunning.  I posted all about one of the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks in this blog post so head on over there if you want to read all about the wear time, pigmentation, quality etc of these gorgeous lip products.

Im really passionate about Too Faced as a cruelty free brand and the fabulous products that they create.  I've been using their products since I was about 15 and they've never, ever disappointed me.  They're my absolute favourite makeup brand above all others.

Christmas Gift Guide Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Gift Set

Next up is the Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Gift Set which is ideal for those who want to inject some moisture and nourishment into their hair.  If you've heard one of your loved ones talking about having dry or damaged hair, then this kit would be ideal.

Inside this gift set, there are three super nourishing products.  First of all, theres the Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Shampoo which is a full size.  This shampoo is designed to cleanse the hair thoroughly while leaving it touchably smooth, looking glossy and shiny and feeling super soft.

Secondly, there's the Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Liquid Conditioner which is a spray that helps to detangle the hair without weighing it down.  It is a bi-phase product, with a precious oil to nourish and add shine and a clear caring phase that conditions and detangles, which you shake to mix the two together and activate.  The third product, the Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Light Finishing Treatment, is the last step in this nourishing trio.  It is an oil that adds shine and softness to the hair and can be used daily to nourish the hair and to finish off any style by smoothing the ends and adding a healthy sheen to the hair.

You're able to buy it online from Feel Unique but if you're living in the North East, then you can pick one up from one of the five Hooker and Young hair salons.  They have an abundance of gifts available from a range of the top haircare brands at lots of different price points to suit your budget.

Christmas Gift Guide Fudge Urban Colour Lock Duo Pack Shampoo and Conditioner

If you're buying a gift for someone with coloured hair from natural colours through to the bright and vibrant, I'd recommend the Fudge Urban Colour Lock Duo Pack.  I've been using their products a lot this year and each one has worked exceptionally well.  This set contains a full size shampoo and conditioner that's designed to lock in and defend your colour.

Every woman I know has their hair done just before Christmas so if you know anyone that has colour put through their hair then this gift set would be ideal for them because they'd be able to start using it to protect their colour once they've unwrapped it.  This duo are designed to help to protect your colour for up to 25 washes which is a pretty big statement but knowing how well Fudge Urban products perform, I'd say that everyone will love the effect that these have on the hair.

I have plenty of other Fudge Urban reviews on my blog so if you fancy getting someone styling products or other washing duos then just type the brand name into the search on the side bar and they'll all come up.

Christmas Gift Guide milk_shake Repair Duo Gift Set

Another haircare brand that I have loved this year is milk_shake.  They have released lots of gift sets for Christmas which include some of the brands best selling, environmentally conscious professional hair products, all packaged in recycled packaging and printed materials.  Each hair care item combines the benefits of milk and fruit for wellbeing and beauty.

One such gift is the Repair Duo which, like the other milk_shake gifts, includes products with natural and organic ingredients.  Inside this set is a bottle of the Integrity Shampoo that was used on me when I recently had a treatment at one of their accredited salons.  You can read all about my milk_shake cocktail treatment here.  Integrity is a really gentle but cleansing shampoo that is suitable for all hair types and leaves the hair radiant and free from frizz.  Along with the shampoo, is a bottle of the Incredible Milk which is a leave in conditioner that SO many people have told me to try.  It is designed to make the hair more manageable which protecting its structure and moisture balance.

This would make a great kit for literally anyone and with the products being suitable for all hair types, you don't need to worry about whether this product would be suitable for their hair as it will work with all hair types from dry to oily.

You can buy milk_shake products on their website and find salon stockist information for their gift sets here.

Christmas Gift Guide No Inhibition Paris St Germain Gift Set

Next up is a gift set from another brand under the milk_shake wing called No Inhibition.  This is the Paris St Germain gift set and it contains a huge tub of decadent bath salts and moisturising, rich body wash along with a body puff to use with it.

I love that No Inhibition have included full size products in their gift set, which comes in a black organza bag.  This would make an ideal present for anyone who likes to soak in a long hot bath to relax and unwind.

For stockist info, see here.

Christmas Gift Guide Rox Rose Gold Earrings

Rose gold has become so incredibly popular over the last couple of years and I can see why as this beautiful copper hue suits absolutely everyone.

If you're looking to make a jewellery purchase this Christmas then I'd suggest heading to Rox Jewellers.  The stock mens and womens jewellery from an endless range of brands as well as their own pieces.  There's a mix of price points from the affordable luxury through to high end, knock your socks off luxury pieces that anyone would dream of owning.

The Rox Identity Rose Gold Plate 5mm Stud Earrings are an excellent option if you're looking for a high quality piece thats not too expensive.  They're square studs that go up to a point like a stubby pyramid.  They're dainty but a little edgy and would be suitable for daytime or evening wear.  I can see these becoming a staple piece in anyones jewellery collection.

Christmas Gift Guide Flamingo Gift Guide Bess Heart Bangles

Another jewellery piece that I think would be a hit with many women are the Bess Heart Bangles.  I have them in gold plated and it is a beautiful brushed, muted gold that so many women will love but they're also available in silver too.  Each set contains eight bangles which can be worn together or separately.  They have a hammered effect to them so they're not completely rounded which makes them look really stylish and unique.  Hanging off one of the bangles are lots of little small heart charms, some which are solid, some are a heart outline and some are smaller than others and there's a little diamante charm on the end too.

These are available from Flamingo Gifts and they have kindly offered a 15% discount from their whole websites to readers of my blog, simply enter the code LAURALOVES at the checkout.

Christmas Gift Guide Merumaya Stellar Sellers Kit

Moving onto skincare and the first set that I have to show you is the Stellar Sellers Kit by Merumaya.  This set contains two products and gives you a 13% saving against buying these full size products individually.

Merumaya are a brand that are relatively new to be but after trying a couple of their products out in this post, I would definitely recommend their gift sets to anyone who is looking to take care of their skin.

The Stellar Sellers set has the Melting Cleansing Balm in it which I thoroughly enjoyed using and so many people have raved about.  Cleansing Balms are really popular in the beauty world right now and this is the best one that I've tried out of them all.  The Iconic Youth Serum is also included in the set which Vogue have rated as one of the top 15 anti-ageing products on the market.  It is a rich, potent serum that is designed to improve all skins on both men and women and with continued use, the results are supposed to get better and better.

The great thing about this set is that it is simple and straightforward.  Essentially it is two products from the Merumaya line that have been put together into a money saving gift set because they work so well with one another.  Since they're available from the regular Merumaya line, if the person you're buying them for really enjoys them then they'll be easily able to repurchase the items and they could even provide inspiration for future gifts from you or others for birthdays and Christmases.

Christmas Gift Guide Dr Organic Rose Otto Ultimate Collection

Another superb skincare gift set is by Dr Organic who have released the Rose Otto Ultimate Collection Gift Pack this Christmas.  This is very much a set for someone who likes to really take care of their skin.  It contains everything you need for a nourishing routine as the person you're gifting this to would only need to add in their own cleanser and toner.

The Rose Otto Ultimate Collection contains some of the most popular products in the Rose Otto range and they're all full size.  Firstly theres the Day Cream and Night Cream which are both so moisturising, along with the Eye Serum to nourish and protect the delicate skin around the eye area.  For an extra layer of hydration, the Rose Otto Facial Serum is included in this gift set which is ideal for this time of the year when a lot of peoples skin dries out.  This is a hero product from Dr Organic as it has won several awards including the CEW Best Everyday Facial Skincare Product Award.  Finally, theres the Face Mask and Face Scrub to smooth and hydrate the skin which are great for any time of the year but especially good for the cold, dark winter nights when you're more likely to relax in a nice warm pampering bath.

Dr Organic have so many gift sets and different ranges which all contain their own signature ingredients.  This line contains Rose Otto Oil which is a really rich, hydrating essential oil which is well known for its skin toning and anti-ageing properties.  With that in mind, I'd say that this gift set would make an ideal gift for a Mam, Auntie or Nana, or anyone who is concerned about skin ageing.  Anyone can use them as they're suitable for all skin types and are free from parabens, SLS and artificial colours, making them gentle on the skin.

Christmas Gift Guide Weleda Pomegranate Duo

The last gift that I have to show you is the Weleda Pomegranate Duo which contains an eye cream and a hand cream.  Both of which are products that are essential all year round but especially at this time of the year when the cold weather really takes a toll on your skin.

This is a small gift, packaged beautifully in rustic packaging.  I'd really recommend checking out Weleda if you're looking for high performing skincare to buy someone.  Their products are natural and many of them have organically derived ingredients.  Many are vegetarian and vegan friendly too.  You can read all about Weleda products on their website here as there's so much to the brand.  They're very much a company who care and like to give back where possible.

Just like in my stocking filler gift guide, I've also searched the internet for more gifts under £50 that you could buy for the woman in your life this Christmas.  You'll find them all below by scrolling left and right and if you click on the images, they'll take you straight through the the shopping page for that item.

If you haven't already, please give my new Christmas Gift Guide Video a thumbs up, I'd really appreciate it.


What gifts have you bought for the women in your life so far?  Have you finished your wrapping yet?

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  1. This was such a good post - so much info and you've given me some great ideas for gifts now! I think my mum would love some Merumaya products so I'll have to look into it :) Thank you! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. Love the look of the Too Faced Melted, also love Milkshake hair care products.


  3. I love the Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipsticks and the Too Faced Melted, I have quite a few of those and love them x

  4. Thanks for all the lovely ideas. Some of these I'm considering for family and others I will be pointing out to my husband.

  5. I want the rose gold earrings they look so cute and as you said it has become increasingly popular these last few years!

  6. I enjoyed several of your choses for Gifts Under $50 esp that Too Faced which can be a Share/Stocking Stuffers and the Rose Oto Set is some that I would love to experience!


  7. Fantastic ideas hun. A great post as always darling. You are my fave beauty blog for sure x

  8. Some amazing gift ideas here. I may have to treat myself too while i'm at it ;)

  9. Great ideas thank you, I now have some inspiration for my sister who is so hard to buy for!

  10. I love Too Faced as well, their gift sets are usually spot on - those pinky shades of lip colour are beautiful. Really intrigued by the milk_shake set too. Great post, loads of good ideas here! xx

  11. oh there are some gorgeous gift ideas here - I would be happy to have any of them :) Kaz x

  12. Thanks for all the lovely suggestions :) Got my eyes on a couple of things from here ;)

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  13. The Too Faced lip set looks so cute <3 I would love to get something like that for Christmas! Great list x

    Pink Frenzy

  14. Fab choices! Love the Mrymaya and I definitely want to try more, Im sending this link to my bff ;)

  15. Fabulous post as always Laura...I would be so happy to receive any of these. The Too Faced Melted French Kisses set has to be my favourite!

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog


  16. Some fab sets here, I really love the look of the Merumaya one <3

    Jess xo

  17. Ah Laura this has been such a help with my current 'What to buy the wife' quandary!


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