I can't believe we're already talking Christmas. Every year seems to fly by and this year is no different. It's time for cosy nights, mulled wine, get togethers and parties. It also means Christmas shopping, which may inject you with fear. I normally do all mine online to avoid the crowds! But wherever I shop, I love using gift guides for inspiration and to help me when i'm stuck in a rut. SO, I thought it'd be helpful to create my own gift guide this year. 

This is the first of 3 Christmas gift guides i'll be posting on my blog. Each guide will have budget, mid-range and luxury items, to cover everyone's needs. This one, as you can tell by the title, is all about beauty. So lets dive in....

Budget Friendly Options
These items cost no more than £20 and are great gifts for friends or family if you're on a budget. They'd also be great as stocking fillers or secret santa prezzies!

These bath salts use biodegradable glitter (very important) to turn bathwater gold and shimmery. And the prosecco scent makes it the perfect pamper evening treat!

A lovely selection of three nail polishes, perfect for Essie fans or nail polish fans in general. 

I think this is a really thoughtful gift for anyone you know who struggles to sleep. The deep sleep pillow spray and stress check roll on are two of their bestsellers and really do work a treat! 

Mid-Range Beauty Treats

Everyone knows i'm obsessed with the Stila liquid lipstick in Perla. I've mentioned it so many times it's now boring and even classed it as my favourite liquid lipstick! Sets are great ways to try a few colours and this one features a gorgeous range from nudes to deep reds. This is going on my Christmas list....

Brow lovers rejoice- this kit has everything you need! Perfect for eyebrow obsessed gals or maybe for a friend who has never got on the brow train before. It comes in three shades- light, medium and deep, and I think it's pretty good value at £31.50. They also do a 'defined and refined set' and 'soft and natural set'.

Eyeshadow lovers or Naked palette lovers will love the new Urban Decay release for Christmas. With 12 new shades, featuring mattes and shimmers, and ranging from ivory to rose gold to black cherry, this has everything needed for daytime glam or festive party!

Ooh la luxury

Charlotte Tilbury for me is ultimate luxury. Charlotte does several of these kits but I love a bronze and copper toned eye, so Dolce Vita is the one for me. With eyeliner and mascara, it has everything you need for creating a smokey eye, just in time for New Year. 

The latest limited edition Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette, featuring four bestselling powders and two new shades. A great investment for travelling or makeup junkies. 

Discover 5 of Jo Malone's beautiful fragrances with this collection. Perfect for travelling, trying a few scents before investing in one or for mixing and matching. 

So there, the first of my Christmas gift guides. Hope you found some inspiration, maybe just for your own Christmas list... Check back in a few days for the next one!

Catherine x