Who else is alarmed at how quick Christmas Day is approaching us? Time is ticking away, with just a week until the big day & even less for your Christmas shopping. So far on Lucyy Writes I've shared larger beauty and accessories aimed at women AND even covered gift for our four legged friends. Today's post is all about stocking fillers, my favourite bit about Christmas. You may even spot a few items I've featured in my best of series.
Joan Collins Paparazzi Ready Lip & Powder Compact Duo*
The wonderful Joan Collins launched her own makeup collection this year and boy is it incredible. I've tried various products with the Lip & Powder compact duo's being the perfect stocking filler. Having dry skin I'll stay away from powder but JC's leaves my skin feeling silky and provides a little more coverage. How beautiful is the packaging?!
Makeup Revolution Ultra Aqua Brow Tint in Medium*
They've taken the beauty market by a storm with their wonderful products & even more wonderful prices. Two products I'm loving from Makeup Revolution are the brow tints (dupe for Makeup Forever) and the All About Bronze blush palette. I own several palettes now, some eyeshadow and some blush and I honestly don't know how I survived without them. I've snubbed Nars, I've snubbed Urban Decay and I'm reaching for the budget brand for the majority of my routine some days. The bronzing blush palette is heaven, golden, shimmering and highly pigmented. While the brow tints, you need the slightest amount and you won't have to touch up all day.
Pouty Lipzz Lip Serum*
This little gem recently arrived at my door, having always used the Bourjois minty, plumping lip gloss in my teens I was eager to test this guy out. Who else used the minty blue tube? Priced much higher than my old time favourite I can say it's worth it. It's not as sticky, last a good few hours even through food & drinks (mind I drink with straws, anyone else weird like that?) & even helps to plump your lips the more days you wear it. Full review coming your way, but for now I just had to share it in my gift guide.
The Library of Fragrance in Almond £15*
Launched earlier this year The Library of Fragrances have endless fragrances and some quite peculiar. I recently received Almond, fans of Lush's Snow-cake perfume will be over the moon to hear there's a similar dupe on the market after it not returning a couple weeks ago. Each scent is available in 30ml, with Almond having an impressive staying power of 6-8 hours. Not all scents can be found in Boots, the majority are online only - when you have SO many it'd be impossible. If you're looking for something a little different to give this year I urge you to check out The Library of Fragrance where you can also team perfumes together for a unique fragrance.
The Sanctuary A Touch of Sparkle Body Butter 300ml
This has to be one of the best valued beauty baubles? The Sanctuary whipped up a special edition of their famous body butter for Christmas with shimmer in. Unlike some of the body themed baubles this body butter is full size at 300ml. I can't wait to gift this one.
Champneys Oriental Opulence Body Red Bauble
Another beauty bauble I featured in my The Best Beauty Baubles for 2014 blog post is the Oriental Opulence Red Bauble. Contained inside is a mini body cream. Oriental Opulence smells incredible, the best of the two & has my Mum's favourite essential oils - She'll love using this Christmas Day.
Soap & Glory Merry Kiss Much Bauble
Soap & Glory excel at Christmas time, I've loved the fact that they've joined into the bauble beauty hype that usually consisted of high-end brands. Inside you'll find the A Great Kisser Lip Balm in Peach, I hope Santa's picked one up for me this year.
Sallys Bow Lipgloss*
I couldn't help but include this cute stocking filler in my guide. I received this from Sally's and it instantly reminded me of being a child! If you've younger children just getting into makeup or siblings they'd love this.
Britney Spears Fantasy Twist 100ml
Following on with the bauble theme I've clearly loved this year is the Britney Spears Fantasy Twist which features both Fantasy and Midnight Fantasy. I've already featured a Fantasy 30ml gift set in my previous guide but couldn't resist the deal I found online. Midnight Fantasy is one of my all time favourite scents, I can remember picking it up on the plane home via an exclusive pre-launch. When I ordered my twist it was actually under £20, though £20.50 is an excellent price for 100ml EDP of two fabulous and long lasting fragrances.
Fuse Gelnamel Starter Kit*
Did you see my previous gift guide where I featured the Sensationail starter kit? Well, let me introduce you to Fuse...the sister brand to Sensationail which allows you to do gel manicures at your desk, travelling and to fix the odd nail. The miniature LED lamp plugs into the mains or by USB to your laptop. The lamp only fits one finger at a time but cures quicker than the original Sensationail. You don't need a base coat nor do you need a top coat. Fuse is all about saving time. Which is exactly what you want come Christmas morning when you're rushing to all get ready before the rest of the family arrive.
Fuse Gelnamel Nail Polish*
To accompany the Fuse started kit you'll want to add to the collection right? Here I have Vamp, a burgundy red perfect for the AW holidays. Out of the two shades I have it's the most pigmented and suits my ultra pale skin. There are a lot of colours to pick from, just take a look online or in Boots.
Sensationail Nail Polish in Love Bite*
Now as much as I do recommend Fuse I still adore my Sensationail products. I've been using the brand for a year now & have various colours. Love Bite and Smoky Night were recently sent to me and I've worn them A LOT. My favourite is Smoky Night, it's such a hard shade to describe when in different lights. Love Bite has a slight shimmer & both would be perfect for this time of year. Sensationail have also gone crazy and launched more shades in time for Christmas with 3 for £30 & delivery by Christmas running still.
Barry M ASOS Exclusive Aquarium Glitter Nail Set
When placing my AAASecretSanta order I needed to make my order up to get free delivery...why pay delivery when you can treat yourself? I spotted the exclusive boxed trio from Barry M featuring three polishes from their Aquarium collection. I've been wearing them constantly since they arrived, everyone compliments. They dry really fast & without a top coat when I'm pushed for time they've stayed chip free for 5 days. Crazy when metallic polishes would usually chip so soon!?
Sallys Rock & Rose Nail Art Kit*
With the festivities I feel as if most of us like to go a little out there with our nails? One gift set that stands out is the Rock & Rose Nail Art Kit from Sally's who also do 3 for 2 on all their Christmas gifts. Inside the kit you'll find pods of nail charms, studs & nail art chains along with essential nail art tools of a nail file, tweezers, nail art glue, cuticle correctors and a guide in case you need a little inspiration. I'm looking forward to pulling out my nail wheels & creating some looks to share with you all, before deciding on my Christmas Day nails.
Sallys Nail Texture Nail Art Box*
Another nail offering from Sally's is the Nail Texture gift set which retails for a little more than the first. Inside is a whole bundle of nail art goodies starting with three rolls of nail foil, nail velvet, nail beads, nail studs & nail glitter. You also receive a little guide to get you started as well as nail art glue, pink nail polish & clear nail polish. Needless to say I'll be a busy bee creating different nail looks.
Lush Snow Fairy shower gel 500g
By now everyone should have heard about Snow Fairy, aka Lush's liquid candy floss. The pink shower gel comes back every year and so it should! Can you imagine the riots if they didn't allow it a place on our shelves? If the 500g won't fit into your stocking there's also 250g, 100g bottles & plenty of accompanying products to pick from.
Lush So White shower gel 250g
The new addition to the Christmas shower gels from Lush this year is the delicately scented So White, which some of you may already know from the bath bomb. This creamy, shimmering shower gel leaves skin incredibly soft & scented with a crisp apple & rose absolute scent.
Lush Golden Wonder bath bomb
Returning once again is Golden Wonder, the bath bomb that keeps on giving. Before you drop the bath bomb in, give it a shake? The surprise contents soon reveals itself with multiple colours, golden shimmer and soapy stars. With an uplifting scent of orange, lime and cognac you'll be feeling cheerful in no time.
Lush Holly Go Lightly bubble bar
If there's one product to purchase from this years Christmas Lush collection this is the one to go for. At just under £5 it's a perfect small gift or stocking filler. Each bubble bar is enough for at least 4-5 baths, carries the famous Hot Toddy fragrance (it's Christmas in a bubble bar) and under all the fine silver lustre's is an emerald green bubble bar just waiting to be unleashed.
Origins Masks to Go Clear Improvement*
My holy grail face mask is available in single use pods, perfect for slipping into those Christmas stockings or making up a gift. Whether it's the novelty factor or you know someone who travels frequently they're a great little gift to include.
Bubble T Cosmetics Hibiscus & Acid Berry Tea bath bombs*
I absolutely love the brand Bubble T Cosmetics. They're such a fun brand with a fantastic range of products all modelled around the popular drink. All products are made with tea infusions and smell incredible, my favourite scent being the Restoring Hibiscus & Acid Berry Tea which I have in bath bomb form. Each tube contains a generous amount of miniature bath bombs - don't be fooled by their small size they still pack a punch. With many gift bundles on offer from their website, theres now also bath spices & bath pearls to fill your stockings with.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate*
Everyone needs the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate in their skincare collection. It's such a miracle product when it comes to keeping my very dry-dry skin hydrated & most importantly doesn't break me out.
The Body Shop Shea Beautifying Oil
I'm yet to try out The Body Shop's Beautifying Oils, though when shopping recently I had to pick up the Shea offering to pop in my Mums stocking. Oils are perfect if you hate moisturising with thick body butters.
The Body Shop Snowman Character Sponge
Everyone loves The Body Shop, especially around Christmas. While shopping with my little woof I was able to take him into The Body Shop where I picked up a couple gifts & the adorable Snowman character Sponge. I've had the reindeer in past Christmas' and loved using him. Frosty is currently tied to my someones stocking.
Yucoco Custom Chocolate Bar*
I was lucky enough to create my own custom chocolate bar recently with Yucoco. They'd make great stocking fillers or secret Santa's. Amongst the hundreds of toppings they've also added in a few handmade festive decorations that you can add to your bar. Not only do you get to pick multiple toppings and the type of chocolate but you also get to name the bar, have it labelled with your toppings & have it delivered incredibly fast. The team are so friendly another reason that enables them to stand out from competitors.
Lush T-shirts Four For You Candy Cane T-shirt*
Lush t-shirts were kind enough to send over one of their Christmas t-shirts recently. Plus how could I resist a Mean Girls quote? The quality of both material and printing is brilliant, super soft & the fit is true to size if a tad generous if you chose the boyfriend style. Feeling a little crappy last week & very sorry for myself I relied on various Christmas PJ's & this t-shirt.
Matalan Multi Stone Necklace
You can't go wrong with statement necklaces, especially with the amount of parties and get togethers. While browsing Matalan for the essential stocking fillers I spotted this gem twinkling away & knew who I've picked it up for will absolutely love it.
Radley iPhone 5s Case £25
It wouldn't be an LW gift guide without a spot of Radley making an appearance. Iphone cases make great stocking fillers, whether you go for a festive, novelty design or an adorable print like the ones Radley have on offer. I'm lucky to have an outlet near me...not so lucky for my bank account but you can count on everything looking super cute.
Have I just made your Christmas list a little longer? P.S who's finished their Christmas shopping? I'm just waiting on a few more items to arrive in the mail. Lucy xx
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Disclaimer: press sample, for review consideration only, no payment received. see disclaimer page for more.