Beautiful Christmas yeh!

OK, so it’s only October, but we couldn’t resist giving you the heads-up on these cute and kind-to-the-planet items – from big gesture pressies to fragrant stocking fillers, we’ve got it covered… 

Maybe she’s born with it… maybe it’s make believe
The winter-only Snow Fairy shower gel from Lush is a veritable beauty institution (and once out of stock, sells for serious cash on eBay!), so we are totally dazzled by its sister product. You run the candy floss-scented, plasticine-like product under water and mould into your very own Snow Fairy. She can be used to create a candy-land bubble bath or to moisturise winter skin. DIY at its most delicious and a stocking filler to make anyone smile.
Lush, £6.25 

Invent your own beauty products!
Just when we thought we couldn’t love Beauty Kitchen any more, they’ve only gone and given us the chance to create our own beauty delights – yes, from the comfort of our own winter kitchen! The Raw Inventions Invent Your Own Kit arrives in a wonderfully colourful (and reusable) tin and contains a beauty banquet of 100% natural lotions, potions, pots and jars – everything you’ll need to whip up unique (and effective) festive beauty treats for friends, family and, naturally, your good self.
Beauty Kitchen, £50 

Here comes trouble
When your festive diary overfloweth, you need your lashes to look fantastic from the start to finish. We love this travel-size Troublemaker Mascara. It not only looks A-list, but it’s vegan and designed for the party-goer who wants it all. It delivers a quadruple hit of lash impact; volumizing, lengthening, curling and separating. So, whether you’ve been naughty or nice, everyone deserves eyes that attract double takes.
Urban Decay, £9  

You’ll want more sleeps…
Typically, we count down the days until Christmas, but with this outstanding L’Occitane advent calendar, you’ll want the festive run-up to last, well, forever! Before even opening a window and grabbing your first goody, you can simply admire the quirky elegance of the packaging, complete with pretty illustrations and a red ribbon. Behind each window is a miniature beauty treat. Our personal favourites are Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel (35 ml) and the Shea Dry Skin Hand Cream (10ml). Roll on 1st of December and an entire month’s worth of great skin and sensational smells. Marks & Spencer, £40  

Superdrug Mix & Fizz Bath & Shower Creme Cocktail Gift Set
If you love a cocktail or two, then soak up this intoxicatingly colourful bath and shower crème set inspired by liquid menu classics – Mojito, Martini, Pina Colada, Bellini, Mango & Passionfruit Daiquiri and the range’s very own mix, Pink Fizz. You can use them solo or mix them up to create your very own signature tipple (just don’t attempt to drink it!) Perfect for pre-party pampering or simply to add fizz to a cold evening night in.
Superdrug, £6