Your Christmas beauty countdown


If you’re one to meticulously plan your gift list and time your Christmas lunch to perfection, let us turn your attention to festive beauty prep. We know Christmas is all about taking time to treat family and friends, but we’re here to make sure you check in with yourself too.

We’ve plotted out our top pampering picks for the run up to the 25th, which you’re sure to love. From treatments to try a week before to make-up and hair tools for the big day, it’s all here to make sure you’re looking and feeling great!

Three weeks until Christmas…

Gatineau AHA Body Lotion

Rich in shea butter and alpha hydroxy acid, this intensely moisturising body lotion is perfect for smoothing skin that feels dry or tight. Apply after showering or bathing daily and let this silky cream work its magic, helping you achieve soft and supple-feeling skin. It’s perfect if you’re planning to show off your pins in your Christmas party dress.

Two weeks until Christmas…

Philosophy Oxygen Peel Collection

This two-step peel kit features a Detoxifying Charcoal Gel to help cleanse your skin and remove impurities, and an Oxygen Foam Booster to wake up your skin and add radiance. Simply apply one after the other, following the instructions, then remove with the included derma blade. Your festive glow will have you looking like you’ve just come back from a skiing trip in the Alps, rather than a last-minute supermarket sweep.

One week until Christmas…

Emjoi Micro Pedi Set

Whether flashing your feet in sparkly sandals or toasting your tootsies next to the fire, you’ll want them looking perfect. Complete with anti-bacterial Flex Roller technology, this handy little device is great for buffing dry skin and comes with great extras for clipping your nails, moisturising cracked heels, and lots more.

Christmas Eve…

OPI Message in a Bottle Christmas Collection

Sparkly nails are a must! This gorgeous set features four limited edition nail colours including Ornament to Be Together and Coalmates, plus a Nail Envy in Pink to Envy, a Plumping Top Coat and DripDry Lacquer Drying Drops. Passing the gravy and carving the turkey just got way more glamorous!

The big day…

Hurray, Christmas Day has finally arrived! You’ve opened your presents (or maybe you want until after lunch?) and it’s time to get yourself looking fab for a day of festivities. If you’re looking to create a sleek and shiny ‘do, give Jocca’s Heated Hair Smoothing Brush a go. It straightens as you run it through your hair, offering a fuss-free style that’s ready in minutes.

Curl lovers need to try out the Smooth Vibrancy Ceramic Curling Wand from Babyliss. The professional-style wand is infused with a blend of camellia and macadamia oils to help you create gorgeous waves with a fabulously-smooth finish, plus there’s no clamp so you don’t need to worry about kinks.

For make-up, the beautiful Make a Statement Bareminerals collection has everything you need in one handy set, including the Original Foundation, Love Every Lash Micro Mascara, Statement Luxe Shine Lipstick and more. If a flawless complexion, defined eyes and bold berry lips are your thing, we can think of no better alternative.

How do you prepare yourself for Christmas? We’d love to know! Leave us a comment below.

For more beauty inspiration, festive or otherwise, don’t forget to check out our Beauty department.

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