It is that time of the year again and we have the Beauty Essentials Gift Guide That Every Women Needs in her skincare and beauty routine. The ladies at Style Cartel have tested and rounded up our favourites for you.
This way if you do not know what to get your office wife, girlfriend or sisters we have tested and recommended the following gift ideas for you. Now get to scrolling.
Pestle & Mortar’s Box of Stars with Free Tote Bag
Over the last year team, SC has really up our skincare game. We tested products before we recommend them. Not al beauty products make it in the magazine. That is why this gift guide is filled with our favourites like Pestle & Mortar’s Box of Stars with Free Tote Bag.
From 14th – 17th December, they’re including a stylish personalised Tote with every purchase of Box of Stars. Personalised with the initials of your choice they have handpicked four iconic Pestle & Mortar skin stars. And placed them in a beautifully presented gift box and wrapped it all up with a luxurious grosgrain ribbon.
The Box of Stars contains everything that the skincare lover in your life needs for skin that looks and feels it’s very best. The box includes: Exfoliate Glycolic Acid Toner, 80ml Recover Eye Cream, 15ml (full-sized product), Pure Hyaluronic Serum, 30ml (full-sized product) and
Hydrate Lightweight Moisturiser.
Patchology moodpastches are another SC must-have beauty routines. On any given day one of us has them on in the office. It is Skincare made easy, patchology is a blessing for on-the-go ‘skintellectuals’.
Who want products that do more, work faster and deliver outstanding results. These mood-enhancing hydrogel eye patches from patchology promise to revive eyes in need of a quick boost. Available in three different variants, you’re sure to find the perfect one for you and the beautifully designed petal-infused patches are oh so selfie appropriate.
Gallinée Skin Care Gift Set
I first starting using Gallinée Innovative skincare for my hands. The hand cream really helped eczema on them. So then I moved on to other products and found your ideal face routine in 3 award-winning products.
Treat your microbiome to our patented mix of probiotics, prebiotics & lactic acid and bring your skin the good bacteria it craves for perfect balance. Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive and atopy-prone, our Foaming Facial Cleanser will help reveal a clear complexion, our Hydrating Face Cream will protect and bring a healthy glow, and give our Face Mask & Scrub a go for a shot of brightness.
Morning Glamour Gold Satin Pillowcase 2 Pack
Gold Satin Pillowcase is a black girls hair dreams. Everyone also said sleep on satin to protect your hair and finally, it happened. This is the ideal gift for those who love their hair and are into beauty.
Morning Glamour satin pillowcases provide a smoother surface for your hair strands, which reduces matting, breakage, tangling, and snagging. Cotton pillowcases suck moisture from your skin. Satin pillowcases are non-absorbent, helping your skin maintain maximum moisture.
They also help prevent wrinkles, allowing you to wake up with smooth, clear skin every morning. The stay-put pocket flap also ensures that these satin pillowcases will stay in place as you rest, ensuring you get the full benefits of sleeping on satin.
No Mo-Stache– & Unibrow Kits
No Mo-Stache kits are absolutely one of my favourite gift ideas and stocking stuffers. I wish I had one every time my partner or girlfriend said ‘ hey you need to take care of that upper lip. With these, you do not need to book an appointment for wax or threading. Now you can just rip it off yourself.
We have had fun with lease self waxing kits. Which also include mini tweezers. We just recommend blow-drying the strips to get them extra hot. Then bite your bottom lips, wait about 2 minutes then rip it off. Voila, your moustache is gone! Then you can move on to the brows, and save a trip to the salon.
These are the best lashes on the market. Ardell Lashes have made us fans. The entire team has a pair, they are reusable too. They also cater to women with all levels of experience. Those who wear falsies every day and those who whip out lashes solely for special occasions.
You can purchase Ardell Press On lashes or Ardell Self Adhesive lashes, using the Ardell Lashtite eyelash glue to ensure they stay in place all night long. You can also purchase an Ardell Individual Lashes Starter Kit if you intend to experiment with individual lashes for the first time.
Retro Washbags/ Makeup Bags from Radical Tea Towel
Who does not need a new makeup bag? Well, why not get her something with meaning by Radical Tea Towel. Who has created a range of washbags featuring retro images inspired by great radical thinkers and monumental moments from history?
With a water-resistant lining, they’re perfect for toiletries and cosmetics – or even a pencil case – and make for an excellent gift for the person who has (almost) everything. Now you can throw your makeup bag in the washer while you clean your brushes.
RAW INVENTIONS CREATE YOUR OWN BATH BOMB INVENTOR KIT
What girl would not want RAW INVENTIONS CREATE YOUR OWN BATH BOMB INVENTOR KIT? This is how you should spend your free time on holiday. Building your arsenal to home spa products. This was so fun today with the girls on our weekly home spa dates.
Filled with 100% natural raw ingredients, recipes, sustainable packaging and ideas to whip up your own fresh beauty creations. The ultimate kit to get you started on making your own natural beauty products. From ingredients to ideas and packaging, personalise your beauty routine with sustainable products, made by you, for you. Raw Inventors assemble!
- 4 bath bomb moulds
- Citric Acid 80g
- Sodium Bicarbonate 200g (baking soda)
- Minty Fresh Oil Blend 25ml
- Instructions – free to download
Liberex RF100 Facial Cleansing Brush
Pink and Pretty, this facial cleansing device is like a luxe for less home spa tool. The brush is light and tickles the skin clean. With an advanced Rotating Technology: effect of removing dirt, oil and makeup from the skin’s surface and pores, clears blackheads and prevent acne, tone your delicate skin. Just what every woman needs at a price she can afford.
Liberex Facial Cleansing Brush with 2 Brush Heads IPX7 Waterproof
Comes with a 2 Dupont Brush Heads we recommend cleaning after each use and not sharing with anyone else. With silky soft bristles that won’t irritate the skin at all. The device uses advanced Dupont material, without holes and crevices, so that bacteria can not hide.
IPX7 Waterproof: 100% waterproof effect, you can use it freely in bath or shower. USB charging design, large battery capacity, last 30 days for one full charge. With 2 Speeds & Smart Timer: 2 different settings for daily deep cleansing and gentle exfoliation. The smart timer function decelerates slightly every 20s to remind you to change areas, turns itself off after 2 minutes – it ensures you won’t overdo the cleansing.
2020 is all about taking care of your skin. This device is excellent for all skin times. So get to cleansing, exercising and massaging your face daily with this facial cleansing brush.
Vaishaly Clinic treatment gift vouchers
Vaishaly Clinic Gift Vouchers are on the top of our list of Facial Friday hotspots. Our team have become regulars at the beauty clinic. One main reason is that the service is impeccable. You are always treated like a beauty goddess maintaining a healthy glow.
Treat someone special to a truly personalised experience with an array of treatments to choose from, including award-winning Signature Vaishaly Facial, LVL Lash Treatment, Personalised Full Body Massage, Laser Skin Treatments, Eyebrow Threading etc. Gift vouchers are presented in a beautiful box with a hand-tied ribbon. Vouchers start from £20 available at www.vaishaly.com
Now that our entire team has fallen in love with false eyelashes Tweezerfile is an essential gift to give. You will always need a new pair of tweezers like this Rubis. Tweezers paired with a sharpener instant gift set. If you are like us you have 2 pairs of tweezers that you can never find.
The revolutionary beauty tool is set to revive tweezers across the world. Created to sharpen dull, blunt tweezers, tweezerfile is a must-have addition to makeup bags and means no one needs to throw away another pair of blunt tweezers again.
Each pair of Rubis Tweezers demonstrates Swiss quality at its finest and is individually crafted and finished by hand to ensure perfect tips alignment and the highest precision in remove unwanted hair. These tweezers have an established following in the beauty industry with Bobbi Brown calling them “the Ferrari of Tweezers” whilst makeup artists at Estee Lauder, Lancome and Mac also swearing by them. You can shop Rubis at Lookfantastic.co.uk
Weleda My Natural Beauty Kit
It’s a lovely little gift for a woman on the go! Cleanse, moisturise and enhance for a natural approach to beautiful skin. A neat organic cotton beauty bag contains three of Weleda’s replenishing skin saviours and an organic muslin washcloth. Ready, set…go!
Oh K! Sheet Mask – Bubble 23ml
We absolutely love this mask and are fans of everything Korean Beauty. The Oh K! Sheet Mask – Bubble 23ml. Is for that time of the month when you need to exfoliate and cleanse. Charlotte uses it to take care of breakouts. It was cool to watch the mask bubble up on her face. After she was glowing and did not have to hydrate her face directly after.
Rejuvenate lack-lustre skin with the Bubble Sheet Mask from Oh K!;. A K-beauty brand inspired by South Korean skincare. Infused with Soybean and Willow Bark Extract. The revitalising treatment adheres closely to facial contours for maximum effectiveness. Its unique formula reacts with oxygen in the air to form tiny bubbles upon contact with skin. Exfoliates and cleanses to leave you with a radiant, healthy-looking complexion.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Super Stars
Harness the deeply hydrating power of the sea with these award-winning Pro-Collagen day and night heroes.
Patchology HYDRATING LIP GELS
You will never need chapstick again. Everyone believes that hydrating lip gels are just for plumping the lips. No, Charlotte’s skin needs extra hydrating. Now she puts down the lip balm and slaps on lip gels.
Kiss dry lips goodbye. Quickly moisturize and soften your pout. You’re left with perfectly prepped lips, ready to makeup and mouth off. Something you never thought she would need but does. Patchology HYDRATING LIP GELS make kissing more enjoyable.
Germaine De Capuccini Timexpert SRNS Repair Night Progress Serum & Mask
In preparation for New Year’s Eye, this set will definitely make you shine. This advanced anti-ageing booster includes an innovative active ingredient that increases 8 times the power of absorption into the skin allowing the serum and mask to penetrate deeper and activate the skin’s self-protection capacity during the day and unfold all its power of regeneration by night. This is our dream come true present.
Lipstick Queen Mini Lip Trio
Treat your beloved woman with this beautiful set that is everything you need to create a perfect holiday look, from start to finish. Start by building your lip with our full-size Visible Lip Liner in Dusty Rose and finish with your favourite lip colour – whether you are looking for bold or a sheer lip, this kit has you covered!
Paul & Joe Advent Calendar
This beautifully packed advent calendar with 24 doors illustrated with Paul & Joe’s designer Sophie Mechaly’s cats – Gipsy & Nounette is the ideal gift for the woman you love, or yourself. The calendar is filled with a mix of full-size and miniature products for all of your Paul & Joe essentials.
Eye Candy Original Eye Shadow Palette
Every woman loves all things makeup. This Original Palette contains a highly pigmented, ultra-velvety and silky mix of 12 neutral, taupe shades. Choose between a range of matte and shimmery tones made with a long-wearing formula to ensure your makeup is picture-perfect all day. You are sorted.
Dermalogica Age Smart Power Rich Treatment
Give her a gift of smooth, beautiful skin this Christmas. We love this maximum-intensity skin regenerating treatment that helps reverse signs of skin ageing. The three-phase formula smoothes away fine lines, improve resilience and maintain moisture balance.
Burt’s Bees Naturally Beautiful Bag Gift
This little wash bag contains all the beeswax essentials that you would love to find under your Christmas tree. These include Original Beeswax Lip Balm, Sedona Sands Matte Lip Crayon, Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm and Lavender & Honey Hand Cream. What a perfect on budget Christmas present!
Sanctuary Spa Signature Showstopper Box
Look no further for the ultimate treats for the top to toe tranquillity. Our most indulgent line-up includes Body Wash, Body Scrub, Liquid Gold Bath Elixir, Wet Skin Moisture Miracle and Heel Balm will have you spoilt for choice to pamper in unbeatable bliss.
White Glo Accelerator
Christmas is the time when we all smile to one another. But not all of us like to smile because of the colour of our teeth. Years of drinking coffee, wine and cigarettes do the work! But now thanks to White Glo’s Accelerator, we can all show our beautiful smile up to 8 shades lighter!
This brilliant teeth whitening set makes at-home teeth whitening easier than ever! Inspired by dentist technology, Accelerator contains whitening gel and an illuminating light tray, and when switched on, the blue light activates the White Glo whitening gel to aid the removal of stains, yellowing and discolouration. From just the first use, teeth will appear whiter, and after 7 days, can be up to 8 shades lighter.
Too Cool For School | Egg Cream Mask Hydration
You will get a million kisses if this is in your stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift. This mask is especially handy in the winter months to come. When you face could use some extra Marine Collagen in it. When uses you hardly need anything on your face it feels so good after.
The Too Cool For School | Egg Cream Mask Hydration is firming and freshening. We love Koren beauty products for that. The Egg Cream Mask Hydration is an ultra-fine microfiber sheet mask drench in egg yolk and egg white serum for an instant boost of radiation and hydration that lasts all day.
Our EIC Charlotte is obsessed oils. She loves the dewy look that Rihanna is famous for and won’t leave the house with our putting some face oil on her face before putting on makeup or going to bed. She loves Angela Langford Bloom & Glow. It also smells lovely too.
The terrific vegan-friendly and cruelty-free face oil which nourishes, repairs and softens, brightens and boost your skin to look radiant. When applying, she also suggests most face oils smell great and have a calming effect. Take a minute to breathe in the oils that also help calm your spirit.
You can also add this oil to your daily moisturiser in the morning or night cream. All you need is two drops of the Angela Langford position Bloom & Glow using strokes of lovely care upward and go.
Remove & Chill Nail polish Removal Cream
After trying the Remove & Chill Nail polish Removal Cream my response is WoW. Remove & Chill is a revolutionary acetone-free nail polish removal cream that won’t spill, nourishes nails and actually smells good! Not suitable for gels or shellac. My finger felt better with a normal nail polish remover. It takes a little longer and you need more cotton to remove but your nails feel great after.
Nail polish removal at any time & place? No Problem with REMOVE AND CHILL. Join the Tribe! REMOVE AND CHILL will completely change the way you take off nail polish. Try it now. no nasty smell. handbag must-have. 1st polish removal creme. acetone-free. beauty sensation.
CRABTREE & EVELYN Evelyn Rose Velvet Body Melt
This body melt is just that, melts on your body and in your hands. After leaves, the skin feeling nourished, soft and smelling good. Spray on your favourite perfume before and stay smelling good all day. Massage into skin using a gentle, circular motion to see the texture transform from cream to oil. Continue to massage until fully absorbed. Apply daily for super soft skin or whenever your body needs some instant gratification.
The Evelyn Rose Velvet Body Melt is rich as a cream and as silky as an oil, this CRABTREE & EVELYN Evelyn Rose Velvet Body Melt has transformative powers that combine the best of both skincare worlds. This one-of-a-kind hydration is infused with Murumuru Butter, Rosehip Seed Oil and Rose Water making it as moisturising as it is unique, starting life as an indulgent cream before melting to oil. It’s a sensual and sensorial body moisturiser for those who like the touch of velvet on their skin and an out of the ordinary experience.
The Perfect V Essentials Kit + a serum + a Beauty Mist
These products are for intimate skincare very Sex in the City worthy. Channelling the clean and pure Scandinavian design aesthetic and colour palette, The Perfect V™ is a collection of gentle, effective beauty creams, exfoliators, firming serums, freshening sheets and more. Beauty for the V – it’s luxury skincare to make that V area look as beautiful as the rest of a woman’s body.
The VV Serum feels like you are rubbing pearls on your skin. You only need a little to get the full effect. VERY V Beauty Serum Rejuvenates, Revitalize and Firm the skin. Smoothes fine wrinkles with a temporary firming action. With Elderflower Extract and Bilberry help to brighten the skin. Sea Buckthorn soothes and Vitamin E conditions delicate skin with Organic Licorice Root Extract has anti-inflammatory properties. Melts into skin, quick-dry down, soft aftertouch.
For best results lightly dry the V (the bikini line and visible delicate skin of the triangle area) and apply a small drop of VV Serum™. The perfect base for VV Cream™. Use daily as part of your beauty VANICURE™ regimen
VV Beauty Mist for down there. Refreshes And Perfects The V Any Time, Any Place and small enough to put in your makeup bag so you are always ready for whatever. Neutralizes odour with a fresh light scent. With Rosa Damascena Flower Water is a natural Skin conditioner and deodorizer. It is great after a Hollywood wax to reduce the redness and inflammation.
Refresh your V (the bikini line and visible delicate skin of the triangle area) with a light spritz any time of day or night. Use daily as part of your beauty VANICURE™ regimen.
I am personally obsessed with this palette. For the special lady in your life. This was one the most sold palettes in Sephora during Black Friday.
The colours are rich in colour and bold. The palette is universal for all skin tones. I especially love that you can sport a natural look or glamorous at night. Nejilka xo
Truly, my lips dry up overtime wearing lipstick especially matte. Huda’s formula is simply amazing. I don’t get cracky dry lips and the colour stays on all night.
Sleek’s Makeup Amp up the glow has been literally sold out. It’s affordable! It went from £18.00 to reasonable £9.00 at Boots.
The Highlighting Elixir Illuminating Drops is why everyone is loving it! You can mix it with your foundation for a natural glow or alone for highlighting certain areas.
If your special lady isn’t into liquid highlighters; the box also includes Cleopatra’s Kiss Highlighting Palette. The palette is amazing. It is suited for all skin tones, very pigmented and LONG LASTING!
Sleek didn’t only include those highlighters but also gorgeous Sleek Makeup loose pigment Orange-Pink (coral) for eyes. It is water-proof and great pigmentation. Definitely worth the wait for re-stocking or you could get these items separately. – Neji xo
Another sold-out beauty is to switch up your lip kit. You can buy them separately on Sleek Makeup for your lady.
These are the colour’s in Switch Up Your Lip kit – Fired Up , Velvet Slipper, Metallized Rose. I really love these liquid lipsticks. As soon as you put them on, they leave a matte, light, smooth, even finish.
It isn’t required to wear a second coat. Also, durability is all-day long. – Neji xo
My new favourite brushes! Every girl needs a new set of brushes from time to time. Gift your special lady new brush kit.
I use these brushes and clean them every day. They are so so soft and good for sensitive skin. They’re great for everyday use especially if she loves to glam it up everyday!
It blends extremely well too. A must-have! – Nejilka
If my two recommendations above weren’t enough then buy that special lady in your life the experimenter kit.
It has everything a lady needs in her make-up kit from highlighter palette, eyeshadow palette, lipstick, eyeliner, liquid highlighter and more.
If your special lady already owns a bunch of eyeshadow palettes; then the London Galatic Lid Gloss is a great buy.
It’s fool-proof, easy to put on and looks so amazing on the eyelids. It doesn’t irritate eyes or melt. I love using this lid gloss for special occasions.
If she loves that Dewey finish – definitely get her Eyeko Galatic Lids. – Neji xo
I travel with this set all over the world. This is such a great box to gift for that special lady especially if she is a globetrotter like myself. It brings a face sponge that is extremely soft, easy to use and easy to clean.
The Make-up mist & set gives my make-up durability and long-lasting especially since it’s hot & melty in Mexico. I will keep raving about ELF’s primers. This primer gives less visible pores.
The eyeliner is waterproof, highly pigmented and long-lasting.
Last but not least the eyeshadow duo; I love shimmer eyeshadows. This one is not messy, easy to put on, and looks incredible for glam holiday looks! – Neji xo
Everyone knows Dr.Lipp’s formula for lips is MAGICAL. They are 100% natural and 100% hydrates your lips without the lips looking greasy.
I am grateful to own a few of these. In the winter, lips look dull from the harsh weather conditions. Dr.Lipp tinted keeps your lips hydrated and the pigment looks so natural.
The lips stay smooth and protected. If she loves tinted lips, these are for her. –
I have already ordered my second box of supplements. I was sceptical at first because of the pharmaceutical companies. After my 30-day trial with Lumity, I am a huge fan.
They are broken up between two sets of tablets (3 tablets x 2 a day). One is for the morning and one of is for the night time before bed.
The morning supplements have Vitamin A, D3, C, E, Zinc, Magnesium, Flaxseed oil, Tumeric Root extract, selenium, iodine, and so on for anti-ageing and healthy cell production.
The nighttime pills have flaxseed oil, alaine, lysine, l-glutamine, l-arginine, l-cysteine for better sleep and the amino acids help your skin heal overnight. In my experience, my skin has improved elasticity, more hydrated, and I think it even helped a little with my acne.
We firmly believe that Lumity supplements helped produce more collagen to improve the imperfections of my skin. I have trouble sleeping but now I sleep so much better and wake up well-rested. I highly recommend.
We will be updating weekly with new products until Santa Comes. Stay Tuned!