It has been somewhat harder to walk into a salon this year, with the chance to indulge somewhat limited. Pampering yourself at home is the easiest and safest way to ensure you get the me-time you deserve. This is why beauty gifts are such a lovely idea to give for Christmas 2020, gift someone the excuse they need to take some downtime!
Let’s check out some of the fabulous beauty Christmas gift ideas Liv and I have been putting to the test recently! Covering a range of skincare, hair and anti ageing products…
Beauty Gifts Inspiration – Christmas Gift Guide
Eco Friendly Beauty Gifts
Ethical beauty products have been a big hit this year, with a huge bonus being the reduced amount of plastic packaging being used. French brand Lamazuma offer a fantastic range of eco friendly products from ethical fashion to eco friendly stationery to zero waste cosmetics and skincare. The solid bars of shampoo and conditioner are not only super cute and smell divine, they come in cardboard packaging that can easily be recycled, you can use every last part of the bars and they are vegan friendly too! Wash your hair by simply rubbing the blocks on wet hair – the blocks are said to last the same amount of time as 2 bottles of liquid shampoo, dependent on length of hair and how often you use. These are a wonderful stocking filler idea, especially for teens!
It’s impossible to wind back time, however the Sensica Sensilift gives a good go at helping revive tired skin! With the use of RF (radio frequency) technology, this is an ideal beauty item for those that don’t have the time to visit salons (even when not in lockdown! Use on wrinkle prone areas on your face, neck, décolletage and even your hands for tighter, more radiant skin over the course of 8 weeks and you will be surprised at the results. What’s better? It only takes 5 minutes of your day!
Apply the included Base Gel onto the target area, sit back and work the Sensilift over the area in a circular or back and forth motion. The non-invasive treatment works by the use of RF technology, allowing radio waves to penetrate multiple layers of skin – simply adjust the temperature and massage settings accordingly. What better way to relax and unwind!
This really is a home beauty device with a difference, not only is it really sleek, it’s very easy and comfortable to hold and easily pops away in the included bag to keep it safe. Results will vary, but it’s a great in home way to help your skin’s elasticity and boost collagen production without scrambling to a salon and paying over the odds! The Sensilift does come with a price tag of £279 (directly from Sensica or Boots), so it really does mean business.
Skincare for all the Family (pets included!)
The Be:Loved range of skincare is not only gorgeous to look at, but it is totally gentle on your skin… and is gentle for your pet too! So much so, that the range is actually designed for pets, though tested on humans! The Pet Paw and Nose Balm (£8) contains Vitamin E, Manuka Honey and all important Shea Butter and is the greatest thing for those with a cold and snore noses and comes in a super handy tin. All products in the range are gentle, kind to skin and handmade in the UK with natural ingredients. Who hasn’t always dreamed of a glossy coat? The range, from Podium Pet Products is a fantastic idea, a pamper range for pets and their owners… just make sure you don’t mix up the shampoo bars!
Hair Gifts To Boost Lockdown Locks
The Double Hair Mask 2 in 1 conditioning regime from The Hair Boss really does mean business! My hair has never been so silky and soft after using this! Helping to restore the structure and intergrity of hair, the Bond Restore Mask (Phase 1) helps to repair from inside out and acts as a bond, whilst the Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Mask (Phase 2) helps to rehydrate and condition. The directions state to leave in for 5 minutes, once both masks are slathered on your hair, though I do tend to leave conditioner in my hair for over an hour under a shower cap. After years of colouring abuse and the lockdown lacklustre effect, my hair has really needed this moisturing and replenishing boost. You can check out the full range of hair products at The Hair Boss, the Double Hair Mask is priced at £19.99 and it has the Sim’s Life thumbs up!
Beauty Gifts for Teens
I will be featuring this in the Teen Gifts section, however I had to include! Friends has been a regular feature on our TV recently and Liv has become and instant fan. What better gift to give any beauty and Friends fan than a Friends Eyeshadow Palette (£15.99) and accompanying hair slides with quotes from the show? Mad Beauty have a fantastic selection of fun beauty gift ideas that are ideal for Christmas and the Friends range stood out immediately. Perfect for stocking fillers, there is also a rather extensive Disney gifts section on the site too which is worth checking out!
Hair Removal Kits For Home
A 100% natural vegan, sugar wax, this leg hair removal kit may be a godsend during our second lockdown. With salons closed, we are turning more and more to home beauty treatments to keep up the pamper regime. The Sugar Coated Hair Removal range is perfect for those who want mositurised, hair free legs and bodies. The leg hair removal kit (£11.99) is made from a formulation of pure sugar syrup and water, alongside Rosehip to keep your pins nourished and moisturised. With 200g of wax, spatulas and 15 reusable strips – simply remove any excess sugar from the strips with warm water for continued use! You can check out the full range of vegan wax products and purchase directly from Sugar Coated.
Give the Gift of Pearly Whites
Most of us are guilty of a little indulgence during lockdown, I certainly know that cake has kept me fuelled, however this year has taught us how important it is to look after ourselves and our health much more. Whilst our gnashers may well be hidden behind funky masks for the foreseeable, there is no reason why you can’t give them some TLC! The Beverly Hills Formula Advanced 2 in 1 Whitening Kit contains 28 whitening strips for use on your top and bottom teeth, alongside a pen that can be used to prolong the effects of the strips and for use on the go. The strips and pen contain Hydrogen Peroxide which aids in helping your teeth become whiter, remove stains and also targets plaque. The kit aims to help you achieve teeth that are up to 6 shades whiter after use… perfect for when the masks are finally off! You can purchase the kit directly from Lloyds Pharmacy for £25.
I hope this Christmas Beauty Gifts post has given you some fantastic inspiration on treats for Christmas!
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