Christmas Gift Guide 2018: Beauty and Lifestyle

Festive Greetings Readers!

Today I have the first of two Christmas Gift Guides that I’m going to be sharing with you. Todays gift guide is going to be a beauty and lifestyle Christmas gift guide for 2018, I also filmed a gift guide over on my YouTube Channel which you can view below.

I thought I’d share them with you now, as it is currently the Black Friday weekend and you may be able to pick these things up for cheaper in the sales. So without further ado, I’ll begin…

The first thing I wanted to talk about is a piece of jewellery from a designer called Charlotte Web. Charlotte’s Web is a jewellery company based in Ibiza and sourced and made in India. Charlotte Web designs a beautiful selection of jewellery all inspired by spirituality, nature and astronomy.


Charlotte Webb

Recently she introduced a new Chakra collection featuring a beautiful selection of Pendants in both silver and gold with adjustable chains. The pendants are also unisex and there are different pendants depending on which chakra you would like to choose. I have the Throat Chakra Silver Pendant which retails for £65 (including a short chain). It has a beautiful turquoise stone in the middle and is an elegant and classic design. It would also be great for people who like to stack necklaces (like myself) Charlotte’s Web is a really beautiful jewellery collection and the other wonderful thing about Charlotte is that she is passionate about ensuring that her workers in India have a fair wage and good living and working conditions.

Click here to view the Healing Chakra Collection.

Click here to view the Throat Chakra.

Next I wanted to briefly mention a book for anyone with a love for crafts.  The book is called Making Winter: A Creative Guide to Surviving the Winter Months by Emma Mitchell.


The book has some lovely, creative ideas for crafts, food and drinks to brighten up the dull Winter months. After Christmas can always seem a bit bleak, so I thought this book would make a great gift for anyone who likes crafts and gets a little blue during the Winter.

Now to move onto the beauty category, I first want to begin by sharing a few of bath and body gift ideas for anyone who likes to pamper themselves.

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Firstly I have this gigantic gift set from Rituals which is called the Purifying Ceremony Gift Set. This gift set is beautifully presented in a blue and gold box with a ribbon and inside you get all full sizes of the Hammam Range which is inspired by Turkish Baths. The range has lots of Eucalyptus Oil in it and is a perfect scent for the Winter moths. In this set you get a Foaming Shower Gel, a Body Scrub, a Body Cream, a Black Body Soap, a Body Mud and a Scented Candle. This gif set costs £69, but I got it on offer for £55.

Click here to view the gift set.


Next in the bath and body category is this gift set from Lush called Hygge Holidays. Lush is a great option for gifts for anyone who likes bath and body and if your feeling lazy they’re already wrapped so you don’t even have to wrap them! Gifts start from £9.95 upwards. The Hygge Holidays gift set is an all bath gift set featuring the Yog Nog Yule Log Bubble Bar, Plum Pudding Bath Melt and the Perle de Sel Bath Bomb. It’s beautifully wrapped in a rustic themed wrapping paper and retails for £19.95. Perfect for anyone who loves bath products and likes the warm, indulgent spicy smells.

Click here to view the Hygge Holidays gift set.


The final bath and body gift set is this bargain from the Superdrug Spaa range. This is the Ultimate Spa Collection gift set which comes in a grey and copper vanity case. In this gift set you get a Nourishing Body Lotion, a Renewing Body Scrub,  the Reviving Bath Salts and a Relaxing Bath Milk. This gift set usually retails for £24, but it’s currently on offer for £24. This is an absolute bargain and would make a great present for anyone who likes pampering gifts.

Click here to view the Ultimate Spa Collection gift set.

Next moving onto some skincare gifts, one brand that I think have done a fantastic job with their gift sets this year is Ren. Ren is a skincare brand that do a variety of skincare products that are also cruelty free. Ren have collaborated with Kiki.K and designed some lovely gift sets all inspired by Hygge. The gift sets start from £10 upwards and I have a couple to show you.


The first one is the Dream gift set, which is designed with this beautiful night sky pattern. Inside this gift set you get the Revitalising Night Cream, the No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm and the Pillow Spray. This gift set would make a lovely gift for anyone who you feel needs to take some time out for themselves this festive season. The products are pretty versatile for different skin types so it’s a safe bet if you’re not sure on their exact skin type. This gift set retails for £20, but there are retailers offering it for a cheaper price currently with the Black Friday sales.

Click here to view the Ren Dream gift set.


The next gift set from Ren is the Care gift set, this gift set would be ideal for someone with mature skin. It comes in this very cute pink box with a christmas tree, clouds and stars pattern and inside you get 3 skincare products. Inside you get the Global Protection Day Cream, the Glycol Lactic Mask and the Keep Young and beautiful Face Shot. The products in this gift set are suited to hydrating, plumping and renewing tired and try looking skin which is why it would be great as a gift for someone with more mature skin. This gift set retails for around £30 depending on the retailer. But, you may be able to get it on offer.

Click here to view the Ren Care gift set.


The next few items are from a brand called Gordon Castle, Gordon Castle is based in the Scottish Highlands and hosts a huge walled garden. They make all of their gifts on site from beauty, fragrance, food, drink and more. Everything is cruelty free and paraben free.

The first thing is this Travel Mini Set which includes small sizes of their shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner. Its presented in this lovely little bag and everything smells utterly amazing! This would make a great gift for anyone who travels a lot or who wants to try the brand. The travel mini gift set retails for £24.

Click here to view the Travel Mini Beauty gift set.

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The second thing from Gordon Castle is a reed diffuser in the scent The Herb Garden. The Herb Garden is a very natural scent made with Thyme and Rosemary, ideal for a kitchen or bathroom fragrance. Reed diffusers make a great gift for anyone who likes fragrance but doesn’t like burning candles especially if they children or animals.

The Herb Garden Diffuser retails for £28 and they also offer the diffuser in other fragrances if you would prefer something different.

Click here to view the Herb Garden Reed Diffuser.


I also have one beauty pick for todays gift guide and its the Too Faced Gingerbread Spice Palette. This palette has been all over Instagram lately and its such a beautiful, festive palette with some stunning shades. The palette is classically Too Faced with quirky packaging featuring a gingerbread man. In the palette you get 18 shades in a variety of matte and shimmer finishes. The palette has a variety of shades from golds, browns, purples, greens and some more vibrant pink shades. It’s a great palette for anyone who loves eyeshadows and who likes shades that are a little more adventurous.

This palette retails for £39.

Click here to view the Too Faced Gingerbread Spice Palette.

Finally, I also have a couple of scented candles to mention, because who doesn’t love a scented candle at Christmas?


The first one is from Bayliss and Harding and its their Gin and Tonic Scented Candle. It’s an absolutely huge candle for £15, the packaging is also very striking in a rich green colour with a gold lid. The candle has a very fresh lime, citrus scent, perfect for anyone who prefers more citrus scents.

Click here to view the Bayliss and Harding Gin and Tonic Candle.

The final thing I wanted to feature in this gift guide is a candle from one of my favourite companies, The White Company. The White Company launch their classic Winter fragrance each year in the form of candles, diffusers and more. I absolutely love the scent as it’s a very classic christmas fragrance with notes of Orange, Clove and Cinnamon. The smaller candles cost £20 which is a little more pricey for a smaller scented candle. But, it’s very luxurious and believe me the scent is incredible. So, if you really want to spoil someone with something extra special and they love candles. I’d definitely recommend this one!

Click here to view the White Company Winter Candle.

So that concludes todays Christmas Gift Guide, I really hope you enjoyed it and you found it useful. Be sure to follow my blog and check bag soon, as next I’ll be posting an under £15 beauty stocking filler gift guide.


Also one final announcment I am doing a giveaway over on my Instagram. So if you would like to enter be sure to check out my giveaway post (my Instagram is @fashioneyesta2012)

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you again soon!



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CLOSED GIVEAWAY! So today is Black Friday and in the spirit of the day I’m running a little Giveaway! You guys have the chance to win these goodies including 2 sets of Elegant Touch Nails, a W7 Gift Set, a Ren Bath Oil Gift and 2 Scent Republic Sticks. To enter you have to do the following… 1. Follow me (or already be following me) @fashioneyesta2012. 2. Like this picture. 3. Tag your bestie in the comments below. The Competition closes on the 7th of December 12pm GMT. The winner will be announced on the 8th of December, I will message you on Instagram and announce the winner on my IG Stories (so make sure you are following me to find out if you win.) Good Luck! UK only Giveaway, please don’t spam the comments. . . . #giveaway #BlackFriday #Beauty #MakeUp #BeautyGiveaway #Giveaway #UKGiveaway #BBlogger #BeautyBlogger #win #w7 #eleganttouch #ren #discoverunder10k #bblogger #bbloggers #bbloggersuk #giveawayuk #makeupjunkie #beautygiveaway

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Disclaimer: Some of the items in this gift guide were sent to me by PR companies to feature in my gift guide. But I only choose to feature products that I think you will like. Some of the links are also affiliated and will be marked with an *

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Emily is a Masters Degree Student, Writer, Journalist, YouTuber and blogger who runs the blog and YouTube channel

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