December Beauty To Make You Smile
8 December 2021
Who is in the mood to deck the halls and celebrate with spirit as 2021 comes to a close? Here at allbeautyhq, your beauty editors and social team are determined to get the glitter, champagne and good times on the go. And when it comes to gifting, if we’ve learnt anything this year, it’s that it’s the presence rather than the presents that matter the most during the festive season. Here’s hoping you get to celebrate with those who matter most this year.
If you are on the hunt for a meaningful gift or two (even if these are just a little bit of beauty magic bits for yourself to brighten up your day) then look no further than this month’s Smile Edit for iconic beauty sets that have endured the test of time.
PK ORIGINAL ELASTICIZER
Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer is no stranger to an allbeauty top five – so it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser if you’re looking to gift a cult hair product this Christmas. The Christmas 2021 edition sees the outer packaging of this deep conditioning treatment have a festive makeover which is reminiscent of gingerbread houses, storybook pages and luxe city breaks. And of course, Festive fairytale hair awaits you inside.
Originally created for Audrey Hepburn in 1974, this pre-shampoo treatment works to add flexibility and movie star bounce. According to the brand, it’s loved by stars such as Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet and Georgia May Jagger, so you’ll be in good company if you find this little treat underneath your tree.
Top Tip : this product can also be used as an overnight conditioner or to tame frizz.
It works as an intense treatment to nourish and strengthen dry hair, reducing breakage.
BENEFIT JINGLE BROWS
Moving on from hair but staying loosely related to a Hollywood theme… Have you ever wanted brows like Audrey? Well, for brows that wow with timeless elegance, maybe you should consider a cheeky investment in some benefit cosmetics products…
Allbeauty’s top recommendation for Christmas 2021 festive fun is the Jingle Brows gift set. Available in different shades to match your brows, this cute “cozy n collectible tin” in the form of a Christmas Jumper would be perfect to gift to a teen or even just as a gift to me from me.
The set contains three full size bestsellers from benefit… Here’s the lowdown on why they’re lust worthy and in the words of the Benebabes themselves, how this set can “level up your holiday brow looks”.
- The Precisely My Brow Pencil is ultra fine and can be used to apply fine natural strokes to help give the appearance of subtle eyebrow hairs.
- The Gimme Brow volumizing gel is a really handy tool for adding volume to your brows quickly and efficiently.
- The High Brow Duo Pencil is a dual-ended highlighting pencil which offers a matte effect on one side and a shimmer effect on the other. You can use it to highlight your brow bone for an instant boost. It also helps to give the appearance of brighter-looking eyes,
ESPA JEWELS OF NATURE
Now your brows have the perfect arch, it’s time to raise them – in awe – at the value of this amazing collection from ESPA. Worth a cool £356, this luxurious treasure chest of beauty products contains everything you need for your very own Christmas Spa day.
10 products symbolising the Jewels Of Nature are included. These range from a pink hair and scalp mud to a refining skin polish, and a bath & body oil to the pièce de résistance, a Rose Quartz Gua Sha tool. Did you know that Rose Quartz is a crystal which is believed to promote unconditional love and peace? Now that’s an energy boost to get behind – and to take into 2022.
PACO RABANNE 1 MILLION SET
Need to find a fragrance gift with fashion credentials? Go for Paco Rabanne if you want to say it with panache. Originally launched in 2008, this golden fragrance is truly one in a million. Inspired by the iconic metallic fashions of the late 60s (in particular, a 1967 Paco Rabanne dress worn by yé-yé singer Françoise Hardy) this scent is audaciously bold. Taking a Golden Ingot as its motif, this is the perfect set for a Golden guy.
Pair with a Paco Rabanne Lady Million Set for the ultimate his and hers companion gift.
MARC JACOBS DAISY CHRISTMAS 2021
Any perfume from the Marc Jacobs iconic Daisy range tends to be a delight – and this last gift is a versatile number, perfect for whether you’re gifting for a teenager or for a floral sophisticate.
Invite your recipient to pick their own daisy moment with this handy set of Daisy Trio purse sprays and find a fragrance to fit every mood. Transition from office glam to date night in one subtle spray of scent – or take each scent for its own whirl in order to find your own favourite to buy as a full size. The choice is yours!
Get ready to join us in January for a new edition of January & February faves. In the meantime… wishing you a beautiful Christmas and New Year, however you choose to spend it. See you on the other side!