Searching for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one? Now you can rest and read on because Spoilt have done the hard work for you. Read on for our favourite 2012 Christmas beauty buys. Whether you wish to splurge on something special or simply need a stocking filler, we have something for everyone's budget...
For the gift that has that 'WOW factor', you can't go past The Body Shop 2012 Christmas Collection. Their oh-so-delicious Christmas themed body and makeup collection is not complete without a Ginger Body Polish, Shower Gel and Body Butter, all emblazoned with a gingerbread man - yummo! The Body Shop's limited edition makeup collection is too beautiful to ignore. Our favourites include The Sparkler, a boudoir-inspired shimmer atomiser, and the 4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette. With prices starting from $7.95 there is something for everyone.
Ooh la la! Molton Brown Orion, The Women’s Bathing Gift (RRP $85.00) is one of the most beautiful Christmas sets around. Containing a collection of six calming body washes which smell heavenly - and almost too indulgent to use. This bright collection is eye catching and delightful in every way. For the woman who simply needs to relax and unwind, you can't look past this memorable gift.
For organic skincare you can rely on, La Mav is a Spoilt favourite. This amazing brand contains an extensive range of scientifically proven products designed in mind for all skin types and concerns. This Christmas introduce your loved ones to La Mav Limited Edition Christmas Box Sets (RRP $99). These four kits have been specially designed to target concerns, whether it be firming, hydration, anti-ageing and skin brightening. Each kit contains a day moisturiser, evening moisturiser, eye cream and a sample size of their accompanying serum. While the beautiful gift box is enough to win your heart, that is just the beginning because the magic awaits for you inside.Biotherm AquaSource Christmas Gift Set (RRP $64) is awesome in so many ways: it starts with the fantastic gift box designed by Swedish Swedish illustrator
For the health and well-being nut, Endota Skincare Starter Pack (RRP $50) is a great way to introduce this Australian made natural skincare brand. Containing all of the favourites used by consumers and in Endota salons nationwide, the lucky recipient will receive a Fig & Sugar Cleanser, Aloe & Jojoba Face Scrub, Rosehip & Myrrh Face Mask, Bush Honey & Macadamia Skin Drink, Honey Lip Balm & a headband. Sit back, indulge and enjoy!
Inspired by the catwalk shows of famed designers Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs and Versace, ghd launches their ghd Metallic Collection (RRP $279) in time for Christmas. Available in three metallic Christmas shades (red, gold and silver), this limited edition collection defines Christmas in every way from their festive colours right through to the black contoured heat plates which feature a hint of sparkle. Too pretty and not to be ignored, ghd Metallic Styler is for the woman who has never owned a ghd.
For the woman who loves ambience around the home, you can't look past Palm Beach Collection and their limited edition Palm Beach Collection 'Cedarwood & Cinnamon' Candle (RRP $37.95) is quite something. This sensual fragrance is composed of citrus top notes, cinnamon mid notes and a base of cedarwood. The best way the describe the scent: it playfully combines a hot Aussie summer with a traditional 'white Christmas'. Cedarwood and Cinnamon candle comes beautifully presented in a unique embroidery inspired Christmas box that is so gorgeous, I can't stop staring at it. Everyone will enjoy this spicy sensation - especially the Chai lover!
Hair in need of saving? Original & Mineral Smart Traveller Fine Mirror Bag (RRP $67.90) is the terrific travel pack that keeps on giving. Free from nasty ingredients including parabens and sulfate, Original & Mineral is an extensive Australian hair care line which saves hair, one strand at a time. Smart Traveller Fine Mirror Bag contains Hydrate & Conquer Shampoo, Hydrate & Conquer Conditioner, and a zip travel bag with a mirror.
For the queen of chic, you can't go past the sleek and oh-so-environmentally friendly Grown Holiday Gift Set ($49.95). This organic Australian range loves to make us feel beautiful naturally. Turn back the hands of time by treating your hands to this hydrating and anti-ageing pack which contains their delicious Hand Wash with Sweet Orange, Cedarwood & Sage and invigorating Hand Cream with Vanilla & Orange Peel. Hands up if you will be racing out to buy one!
For the woman who loves to be stand out from the crowd and be a little different then Illamasqua Freak Eau De Parfum (from RRP $53.00) is the perfect gift. Known for being different, Illamasqua introduces an exotic floral concoction of unusual ingredients which smells of sensual spice and all things nice. Top notes Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna bewitch the senses into uncontrollable lust and passion. Middle notes: Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom, caress and kiss. Base notes of Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh, addictively mesmerise and capture the senses. Freak is now available in 30ml making it ideal for the woman on the go. We love!!!
SK-II's most popular product has just had a stunning re-vamp in time for Christmas. The limited edition design pays homage to the rich heritage of the SK-II brand.Wrapped in the beautifully intricate and famous ROCHAS lace, the Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence (RRP $225) bottle comes in soft frosted glass in red and silver tones that celebrate the light and sparkle of the festive season, and is simply too pretty to ignore and achieving clear even skin is pretty tempting also.
For the glitter lover, OPI The Man With The Golden Gun (RRP $40) is going to woo and delight. This limited edition clear topcoat features 18-karat gold leaf which adds gold flecks to the nail, and give your natural nail or nail polish a very cool finish). How cool is that! Light up your nails with this unique designer product. Be sure to view oodles of other new products and colours from OPI.
Now if you have tried Scottish Fine Soaps range of hand and body washes, you too will be hooked. We simply adore Scottish Fine Soaps Boheme Luxurious Essentials Gift Set (RRP $24.95) because it is too gorgeous to ignore. This affordable collection contains Boheme Hand Wash and Boheme Hand Lotion. Not only will your hands benefit from looking younger and feeling softer but you can use these anywhere on the body - multi-tasking at its finest.
Discover the secret of golden flowers blooming at night and enjoy this stunning fragrance on hot summer nights. Released in October, Shiseido's new limited edition perfume Shiseido Zen Secret Bloom (RRP $60) has launched to commemorate Shiseido's 140th anniversary - talk about a successful beauty brand! Encapsulated in a unique gold bottle with a large block lid, this Floral-Chypre fragrance offers an intense and mysterious experience. Zen Secret will make the perfect gift for the woman who loves gold and anything that looks expensive.
Know someone who loves glitz and glamour? This addictive fruity floral from Swarovski Edition is sure to impress. Swarovski Edition 2012 Limited Edition EDT (RRP $90) is chic in every way. Everything about this is beautiful - we adore its clutch-style bottle inspired by Swarovski's evening clutch bags designed exclusively each year for celebrities and the lovely heart shaped lid. It smells like a fresher, modern take on YSL's Babydoll, with redcurrant jelly, wild rose, gardenia white musk, and base note of sandalwood to blend the ingredients to fabulosity.
Trilogy Everything Balm (RRP $18.95) and they will thank you again and again. Trilogy Everything Balm is all dressed up for Christmas. It's perfect for just about everyone and makes an great Kris Kringle gift. A multi-purpose moisturiser, Everything Balm nourishes hands and nails, conditions lips, softens elbows, knees and heels, and heals everywhere in between. It works as a massage oil, an intensive moisturiser, will tame flyaway hairs and is even safe to use on baby... Trilogy Everything Balm fixes everything!
What will you be purchasing for Christmas?