Now I know I may have said no Christmas posts for quite some time but Boots went and released all their Christmas gifts online, early. So there is no waiting for the catalogue to come out to get a look of what is going to be on the shelves this year (though of course there will still be a catalogue).
Then I went and spotted that Benefit gift set and I caved! I just had to show you!
No7 The Nail Collection
(£10.00 - here)
Out of all the No7 gift sets this was the one that really caught my eye as a nail lover. I am really hoping the shades haven't just been photoshopped to look that amazing and are actually that amazing and pigmented... I mean look at that gold shade!
The shades included are - Devils Delight, Totally Teal, Hot to Trot and Damson Dream (4ml each).
No7 Bronzing Kit
(£16.00 - here)
Maybe slightly too pricey but I really like the look of this set especially the mosaic blusher/bronzer and the kabuki brush. Also with something like this you can split the gift up. Something I really like to do... and keep one for myself haha!
Umberto Giannini Painted Lady Nail set (£12.00 - here)
Now this is a set that will be on my Christmas lis! Just look at those shades and for 6 nail polishes all 10ml each, £12 is pretty good. The champagne and bronze nail polishes just look amazing.
The nail polishes included are - Lady Gilt, Lady Stella, Lady Cloudia, Lady Violetta, Lady Luscious and Lady Love.
Baylis and Harding Gingerbread Mini Bath and Body Trio
(£4.00 - here)
Baylis and Harding have never really interested me but it seems like this year they have tapped into something by offering yummy scented products... plus at an amazing price! The set includes - Caramel fudge soap (100g), Sweet gingerbread body wash (100ml), Chocolate chip shower crème (100ml). This would be perfect as a stocking filler or if you have guests to stay over at Christmas so you could pop these in the bathroom. On my Christmas to-buy list for sure.
Ted Baker The Name On Everyone's Lip (£15.00 - here)
I love Ted Baker for bags, jelly shoes and accessories but I have always skipped their beauty range because it looks more aimed at teens. But along with their new range of lovely new purse spray fragrances they so seem to have some pretty nice sets out for Christmas this year. This lovely tin of lipstick crayons is something I wouldn't mind receiving at all!
Soap & Glory Crazy Sexy Kohl Eye Kit Tin
(£18.00 - here)
When I first looked at this I thought it was over priced but on closer inspection (zooming in on the image) I discovered you actually get quite a lot. The tin consists of 5 x Smoulder Kohl Eyeliners and 3 x Lid Stuff Eyeshadows. All the shades look quite neutral and wearable and again something I wouldn't mind receiving at all, especially as I have never tried S&G cosmetics, only their body products.
Soap & Glory Small Wonders Mini Hat Box
(£10.00 - here)
These sets are great when they are on 3 for 2. It means you can pick up three nice gift sets for only £20. Great for younger family members, friends, secret santas or even yourself! The hat box contains minis of - Clean On Me Shower Gel, The Righteous Butter Body Butter, The Scrub Of Your Life Body Scrub, Hand Food Hand Cream and a shower puff.
Clinique Lotta Colour Set
(£30.00 - here)
Finally a chance to try out lots of the Clinique Chubby Sticks without breaking the bank as a single Chubby Stick lip balm retails for £16 and these are around about half the size.. so you are in fact getting quite a good deal. The 5 shades are - Richer Raisin, Bulky Blossom, Chunky Cherry, Oversized Orange and Super Strawberry.
Diorshow Christmas Mascara Gift Set (£23.00 - here)
Another gift that I spotted that I thought was quite good value. I love the dinky five eyeshadow palette that comes with it and as it is boxed it does look like quite a luxury treat without costing too much. This gift wrapped - perfect.
Benefit Sexy Little Stowaways Gift Set (£25.00 - here)
For me this is just the star of the show! Finally Benefit have listened that us UK beauty lovers want sets like this! I have sadly tried/owned most of the minis in the set but this for any teenage girl or someone that loves their cosmetics this would just be amazing. I can see this selling out in fact! Now we just need all the other brands to come out with mini collection sets like this.
Benefit High Flying Glosses Gift Set
(£19.50 - here)
I mentioned this is my other Christmas Gifts 2012 post (here) along with all the othe Benefit gift sets coming out, but here is the actually image of the lip gloss gift set. Again really lovely to see smaller sizes so that you can try out quite a few from the range. Ooo imagine opening this on Christmas morning - lovely!
17 All About Nude Eye Colour Collection (£16.00 - here)
I am tempted to say this is slightly overpriced, however it is basically £1 per eyeshadow and if these are actual shades from the 17 eyeshadow range then it is definitely worth it. I never like when brands bring out a set with nameless shades - so fingers crossed. Also this does look like a lovely neutral everyday eyeshadow palette.
No7 Nail Art Kit
(£18.00 - here)
Something totally new for No7 and I'm liking it! The nail art set contains - 4 x No7 Stay Perfect Nail Polishes in Jammy, Dollar, Sing the Blues and Blackberry (4ml each), 2 x Limited Edition Black and Silver Nail Art Polishes and 2 x Pots of Nail Gems. I don't think I would personally ask for this as I have so many nail polishes and nail art pens etc, but for someone that likes doing their nails then this would be perfect.
Stitch Bright as a Button Lipbalms set (£8.00 - here)
A cute little lip balm set that I just had to include. The button tins are so cute and the flavour names are just as cute - pink peony, daisy, forget me not, and cherry (all 7g). Ideal for stocking fillers for people if you split the set up or for someone that is a lover of lip balm, like me.
As all these gifts have just gone onto the Boots website some may say 'out of stock' or 'unavailable' but be assured they will be coming in stock soon enough.
Has anything caught your eye? Tell me, tell me!