Shhh…can you hear that? The faint tinkling of distant Sleigh bells. It can only mean one thing boys and girls, Father Christmas is coming. If you forgot to send him your list don’t panic, you’ve still got time. You just need to have a think about all the gorgeous little treats you’d love to find in your stocking on Christmas morning.
Or perhaps you’ve left your present buying till the last minute and need a little gift inspiration? Well lucky for you, here at Wahanda HQ we’ve spent the morning compiling a list of all the gorgeous, beauty treats we’d love to find in our stocking - hey, it’s nearly Christmas and we’re taking it easy. So if you’re stuck for that perfect little extra and don’t know what to do, take a look at our five favourite festive beauty treats. Ho ho ho everyone.
Smellies of some sort are obligatory in a Christmas stocking and you’ll be hard pushed to find anything as cute and festive as Scottish Fine Soaps new Christmas Soap in a Tin Collection. The Limited Edition range includes four classic festive scents - Cranberry, Mulled Wine, Spiced Apple and Cinnamon with each soap packaged in its own festive embossed tin. Scottish Fine Soaps are made from the finest ingredients and triple milled to ensure a creamy lather. These Christmas beauties look and smell amazing and best of all they cost just £4.95 each – we’re asking Santa for all four. Available at www.scottishfinesoaps.com.
When it comes to choosing makeup products to put in someone’s stocking favourite brands, shades and finishes can make things difficult. That’s why a nice lip balm is always a winner and we’re huge fans of Fushi’s Lip Balm Lovers Kit. This kit contains the full range of Fushi’s herbal blended lip balms including Organic Hydrating Lip Balm, Anti-Wrinkle Lip Balm and Rescue Lip Balm. The products are packed full of natural, nourishing ingredients like avocado, peppermint and geranium to protect, hydrate and nourish the lips throughout the winter months and are an essential in any handbag – or stocking for that matter. Available for £13.22 from www.fushi.co.uk and selected Waitrose.
The most traditional stocking filler of all time has to be the orange – or chocolate orange in some lucky households. We all remember that slightly disappointed feeling when you reach the bottom of your stocking and realise that last remaining object is in fact a piece of fruit. Well avoid disappointing anyone this year with Original Source's seasonal Orange & Cinnamon Shower. Its warming, spicy scent with notes of orange and mandarin makes it the only way to pamper yourself this festive season. At just £2.20 a bottle it makes a great stocking filler, although if you’re reading Santa, we’d really like a chocolate orange as well. Thanks. Available at Boots, Superdrug and most supermarkets.
It looks like another standard stocking filler has had a 2012 update thanks to Carnation Footwear’s Silversocks. Originally developed with Great Ormond Street Hospital for children who suffer from Epidermolysis Bullosa, these socks may look ordinary (albeit a little bit fancy) but take a closer look and you will find they are laced with pure silver fibre for added warmth. These fibres act as a natural heat thermostat, regulating foot temperature and helping to keep toes toasty throughout the winter and cool in summer – if you’re a socks ‘n sandals kind of girl. Get yours for £9.54 from www.silversocks.co.uk. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a little fancy footwear.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a little pot of glamour glitter, cleverly disguised as a decorative Christmas bauble. The beauty ball from This Works has to be our favourite stocking filler of the lot. Not only do recipients get a pretty decoration to hang on their tree, but a handy pot of something pretty to get you through festive season. The range includes Sleep Balm and a limited edition multi-tasking Mega Moisture balm but - magpies that we are - it’s the Glamour Glitter, gold shimmer balm that’s caught our eye. This little balm adds instant radiance and hydration to your complexion which we think you’ll agree is the best gift of all. £10 from www.thisworks.com.
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