Saturday, 19 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide Part 1: Stocking Fillers

Gift Guide - Stocking Fillers

| Part One Of My 2016 Christmas Gift Guides! | 

Personally, I love Christmas gift guide posts because when you have 100 different people to buy for, it can get overwhelming so any inspiration is welcome in my book. I was debating whether to post a few because after all, I love Christmas so why not milk it? *wink wink* In the end, I decided to just do two beauty gift guides instead of a few different themed ones like lifestyle and fashion as at the end of the day I'd say my main passion is makeup. So there'll be two gift guide posts this week and there's everything in them from stocking fillers to gifts for the makeup lover in your family to a few luxe picks! Grab a festive drink, light a Christmas candle and stick on some Christmas pjs because things are about to get Christmassy on ClionaHill.com.........

Stocking Fillers:
First up are a few products that would be a lovely stocking filler or if you're on a budget these are also some great options. Personally, I don't spend too much on anyone other than my Mam because I'm not working so this price range is perfect for me! 

For my birthday I received a cute little Soap & Glory Christmas gift set that came with a mini Hand Food hand cream and a mini Heel Genius foot cream. I already have a full-size version of the hand cream and it's one of my all-time favourite hand creams! However, it can be a little harsh on my eczema and when my hands are severely dry so I tend to only use it during a pamper session. The foot cream is also amazing for the cold weather. And all in all a mini Soap & Glory set like this would be a great present to find buried in your stocking.

Another pamper treat that be lovely to receive as a gift is any of the Lush bath bombs. I especially love the Bubble Bars, 'the comforter' being my favourite. They have an extensive range of new Christmas releases, and who doesn't love a festive bath over the holidays? Whether you're a beauty lover or not, I'm sure everyone likes to unwind in the bath every now and then.

For the last few months the Zoella Bath Latte has been my favourite bubble bath, and in fact, I think it deserves the title of the best bubble bath ever! It creates a large volume of bubbles with only a small amount of product and it makes my skin feel really soft too. You don't have to be a Zoella fan to love this product as the stunning packaging and the quality of the product is amazing! 

Last Christmas I got the Nuxe Reve De Miel lip balm in my stocking and I've been obsessed with it ever since! This thick lip balm is a life saver during the winter months and it smells amazing too!

Every beauty lover loves nail polish and my two favourite brands are Essie and Sosu by Suzanne Jackson. Both brands offer a wide range of shades so there's something to suit everyone!

I'm obsessed with Mac eyeshadows and when you buy a custom palette it works out cheaper than buying them separately. I always ask family and friends to buy them for me as they're as cheap as some affordable brands. The Pro Refill Pans used to cost €10 in Brown Thomas but I noticed recently that they've been reduced to just €7!! Bargain alert!

Lastly is another makeup favourite of mine: Sleek Solstice Highlighter palette. The pigmentation of this palette is mind-blowingly good and the shades are really unique compared to other highlighters I have in my collection. The palette is cheap but cheerful and it's the perfect size to fit in a stocking! 

Shop My Stocking Filler Picks:





2016 Christmas gift guide


A Few High-End Makeup Picks I've Been Lusting After:

There have been so many great Christmas releases this year so I thought I'd share a couple of gift sets and a few other new releases that are on my wish list....

First up are a few bits from The Loop. If any of you are going away or flying home for Christmas then this is a great option for you. A few years ago I headed to New York for Christmas and I picked up a few bargains in The Loop so I'd highly recommend it if you're heading to the airport this year. You can shop online and then collect it when you're there so that's a really handy service! 

The Clarins Lovely Lip Balm Duo looks lovely {excuse the pun *wink wink*} and you can never have too many lip balms in my opinion! I love receiving luxurious lip balms for Christmas as you'd feel bad treating yourself to them but they're perfect to add your Christmas list. I've used a couple of Clarins skincare products before and I loved them so I'd say this would be really nice too.

I've been eyeing up Jo Malone products for ages now and I'm so tempted to treat myself! I've smelt the wood sage and sea salt perfume in store before and I love it so this gift set would be perfect!

Another lovely gift set from The Loop is the Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Cracker. Beauty crackers are such a fun idea and I can only imagine how nice this range smells!


There are also a good few things from House of Fraser that I've been lusting after!

First up we have the Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette and this is on my Christmas wish list so hopefully it somehow makes it's way underneath my tree *insert winking face emoji* I love the wide range of neutral shades and the packaging is rose gold - Need I say more?

Another 2016 release was the Nars Velvet Lip Glides and I've only heard good things about them! They're supposed to be like a lip gloss / liquid lipstick hybrid so apparently, they're extremely comfortable to wear but they also offer a great colour payoff. They sound amazing to me and I can't wait to get my hands on one! 

Charlotte Tilbury has released a cute little gift set called the Legendary Eyes Set which contains a mini mascara and a mini eyeliner. I think this is a great way to try out their products before buying the full-size version. And not to mention it would look really cute hanging on your Christmas tree!


What's on your Christmas wish list this year?


Love,
Cliona xx


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  1. Ooh there's so many goodies here!! I especially hope I get some jo Malone in my stocking this year. Saving this for future reference!! Can't wait for part two!
    Lisa
    Beauxdiaries.com xx

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