Beauty Xmas Gift Guide for her 2016

Ho Ho Ho my festive beauties it’s December!!! So now that I’ve calmed down enough over getting married, I’m all hyped up again now that Christmas is fast approaching. I’ve already seen a bunch of Christmas movies, had some mulled wine and so it’s definitely the right time to share with you a little festive cheer in the form of a Christmas gift guide! I’ve used my santa skills to track down a handfull of treats from  £2.99 to £29. So whether you are buying for yourself (totally acceptable) or for someone else, enjoy my Beauty Xmas Gift Guide for her 2016!


Lottie London- Nail Polish Range (£2.99)


These nail polishes from Lottie London are just the trick if you are looking for a quick but gorgeous presie you know will be appreciated. I have four amazing colours here which you can mix up however you like including my favourite shade Just Dance. This is the bottom left shade which oozes Christmas spirit. It’s a warm metalic orange which reminds me of winter spice and all things nice! Superdrug has a huge selection of shades so take your time finding the perfect set for this season.

Yardley London- Gift Cracker and Gift Set (£4-£10)


Yardley London offer something a little different to your usual scented gifts. Based entirely around their contemporary classics range, the Yardley Gift Cracker is just £4 so the ideal stocking filler for a special lady! If you are after something a little more splendid then the EDT and body spray gift set is the one for you at just £10. I just love the designs and simplicity of their gifts, the brand really is the essence of affordable luxury.

Ciaté London- Paint Pot Duo To Go (£10)


Ciaté have designed an amazing range of products this year for Christmas. Not only do they have bauble shaped surprises, they have also created this duo set which doesn’t even need wrapping as you can hang it straight on the tree! Much less work and saves the tape, this gift will look glorious just as it is for someone special this year. The paint pot duo to go sets are fabulous- this one is the colour Gracie/Antique Brooch available on the Ciaté London website here.

W7 Cosmetics- The Big Bang Cracker (£19.95)


The Big Bang Cracker is a unique and wonderful gift for any girl obsessed with makeup this season, and for under £20 I’d say that is a steal! It comes with a nude eyeshadow palette visible at the front, and as you turn it round there are two more sides filled with products. You get a beautiful red lipstick and liner, then a kohl eyeliner with mascara too. Why just settle for one attribute when you can give the gift of a full blown makeover?!

Joan Collins- Body Polish and Skin Reviver (£18-20)


Joan Collins beauty is a recent discovery of mine which I just couldn’t leave out of my Beauty Xmas Gift Guide for her 2016. These two are separate products so not sold together, but they should definitely be bought together in my opinion! The Body Polish is a scented dream of pink Himalayan salt and kiwi seeds which will leave you feeling smoother than you’ve felt in years. I also am in love with the Ten Effects skin treat/makeup fixer. It’s got everything rolled into one for your skin which everyone needs in a Christmas gift after the season’s climax and you are left with an empty bank account and fridge. Two exceptional products that you should consider buying for yourself as well as for another!

Michael Bublé EDP- By Invitation 30ML (£29)


Last but by no means least is our last stop on saharasplash’s gift guide list. This is the fragrance ‘By Invitation’ brought to you by Michael Bublé. We are all guilty of getting one or two Bublé CDs each Christmas as the man was made for the holiday season. So why not shake things up and share the Bublé love a different way this month? The fragrance is heavenly, maybe just as heavenly as the man’s voice. It’s sensual and exceedingly yummy, I know I want to wear it all the time! The best place to head for it is The Perfume Shop. If you’re feeling extra generous with this gift, I would make use of the engraving option so you can personalise your perfume. The service is great and you can add that perfect touch to your gift this way.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my first ever Beauty Xmas Gift Guide for her 2016 and that you have found some great new products to consider giving in a few week’s time. Better hurry, those sleigh bells are ringing!

Saharasplash x


I Love Connock London

I’m sure you all remember I hosted a really fun carnival party last month, if you didn’t see the post I blogged about it here. At the party I had MyShowcase come to show us a really lovely range of products, and one in particular stood out to me straight away. This brand (and post) is about Connock London, a lovely brand with a rich and vibrant history. Its founder, Amanda Connock, has developped a truly inspired selection of products as she follows in her father’s footsteps to bring a little piece of heaven to your doorstep- here’s why I love Connock London:

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I have 2 products I want to show you in this post, both are made with the wonderful kukui oil. Kukui oil helps to lock in moisture and it keeps your skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

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Hydrating hand and body lotion

This is perfect to keep in your bathroom with its sleek and sophisticated design. I use this on my hands daily and the scent is so lovely. You really do have to try it if you are a fan of exotic aromas. I can smell spices and flavours which are so addictive I just can’t stop smelling this lotion after I use it!

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Radiant Glow Body Oil

This body oil is a best seller and I love this product! I spray this oil on my arms, shoulders and legs for a radiant glow if I’m going out. It doesn’t feel oily at all as my skin absorbs the wonderful liquid instantly. All that’s left is the amazing scent of the kukui oil mixed with a fabulous shimmer and glow. This is perfect for sensitive skin and for those of you who prefer a softer scent to using an EDT spray.





You simply have to try these out for yourself, I love Connock London products as they look great and smell even better too! The scent is consistent across the products so if you love one, you will love them all! Purchase the Kukui Oil lotion and radiant glow body oil here

Saharasplash x

Got time for one more read? Get colourful with my summer wishlist here!

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