I have been inundated these past few months by some wonderful beauty products with many things in common ... being that they are very pampering and very effective which is why I wanted to group them together and give a little show and tell as such of just some of what is on my desk and landed in the amazing pile. Plus being the season of gifting and all, there may just be a few last-minute ideas that could be the ideal gift for someone you need an urgent pressie for ... or that could just be you! 

Small gifts are the hardest to buy don't you think? Because a little something suddenly turns into an 'expensive' something or you think, "is that enough?" ... so this really is a good chance for me to showcase some highly luxurious products that landed at my door that all work to do the job that they are meant to do.

Products to pamper
Let's start with a brand that I support wholeheartedly because they never disappoint and their gift sets for this season are just always a real luxury that won't break the bank ... 

Caudalie gift sets
Gift Sets - Face and Body | Prices ranging from €9-€99
Who doesn't love a Caudalie set? They tick that box for so many occasions and are great to buy for yourself when stocking up on your favourite products as the free minis make for great travel skincare. 

Caudalie gift sets
Caudalie Luxury Vine Body Set - The Luxury Pamper Duo | £22 (here)
This body care set contains a full-sized Vine Body Butter (225ml) and full-sized Hand and Nail Cream (75ml) and again are some of the favourites that I have loved and used for years hence they had to get a mention. I am a Body Butter addict and if you are too then you need to try this one for yourself! It is super nourishing on dry to very dry skin and the natural formula is rich in grapeseed oil and shea butter, yet is a light whipped cream texture that makes your skin baby soft and leaves your skin with the most gorgeous scent too. The Hand Cream is a blend of shea butter and avocado oil and is great for strengthening nails and softening cuticles and hand cream is always a nice small gift to give so you could even split it into two .. one for you, one for them! These gift sets are always great value as £22 for two full-sized body care items that are gorgeous is a winner for me. 

Caudalie gift sets
Caudalie Premier Cru Ultimate Anti-Ageing Trio - The Ultimate Anti-Ageing Trio | £49 (here)
This set contains Premier Cru Eye Cream Full Size (15ml) + 2 gifts: Premier Cru Cream (15ml) and Premier Cru The Serum (10ml)).
I love the Premier Cru line as I am at an age where I need all the anti-ageing goodness and this line gives just that. It uses an exclusive blend of all Caudalie's patented ingredients offering a high-performance formula to visibly reduce all signs of ageing and I especially love the Premier Cru Serum which I just finished up using the full size! I have spoken about the Premier Cru Eye Cream previously and loved the results it gave. It is super hydrating so ideal if you suffer with dryness around the eyes and just works to make everything look smoother and brighter. An ideal product to try for yourself, especially with the extra gifts should you want to try more from the line ... or the perfect gift that I am sure anyone would be glad to receive. 

Smooth Feet
Legendary Apothecary - Smooth Feet | (here)
I am so happy that this came into my life because it changed my feet for the better. This is one for yourself (or maybe a 'stocking' filler - pun intended) as it really works to hydrate and smoothes your feet as we all know Winter is not kind to our skin.  I am genuinely so taken aback by how fantastic this product is that I can’t recommend it enough. I suffer from dry feet to the point where they hurt so I saw this product via IG & very kindly the brand reached out to me and sent one for me to try all the way from L.A. I have used many potions on my feet that help, but the dryness always comes back. Well, this little bottle of magic has 100% transformed my feet after just a few uses. I’m gobsmacked I won’t lie as I wasn’t expecting it. Smooth Feet is a pure oil made up of just 3 ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin, Pure Lavender Oil & Sugar Cane Alcohol. It is better to use it at night (don’t worry, it won’t transfer) because the gorgeous pure lavender scent is SO relaxing that you’ll drift off to sleep in no time and wake to soft feet, it is that simple. I have only used it a few times & it’s 100% transformed my feet to baby-soft. Dry feet is such a common issue as we are on them a lot yet we don't really discuss it yet we all want our feet to look nice, don't we?! 

Aurelia Body Serum
Aurelia - Firm and Replenish Body Serum | £48 (here)
I have in fact just recently reviewed this on the blog already as this was in the November Mintd Box and was a star of the box for me and think that it makes such a gorgeous gift yet is also a great product to own if you suffer from dry skin and like to use lovely body creams that make a big difference. This is an intensive, lifting and nourishing body treatment that hydrates to instantly transform and replenish skin with a velvety softness and smells of heaven! Hop over and read my full review here as I guarantee you will want it (here!).

Facial Oils
Facial Oils
Facial Oil
Facial Oils | all ranges! 
I could recommend facial oils all day long as they are some of my favourite skincare products to use daily with many new and exciting ones landing on my desk from De Mamiel Skin, Drunk Elephant, Sarah Chapman and lots more, so stay tuned for more on those to come your way soon, but here is one brand you may not have heard of ... 

Samaya Facial Oil
Samaya Facial Oil
Samaya - Vata Facial Oil | £79 (here)
A product that I was sent from a brand that was totally brand new to me but after some googling, loved their ethos and approach to skincare. SAMAYA is an all-natural skincare brand based on Ayurvedic principles, which helps you achieve a ‘perfect balance’ in your life, beginning with your skin. They have married clinically proven active ingredients and anti-ageing compounds, to provide effective skincare through a relaxing, holistic experience. This is why you choose your product via your 'dosha' ie your lifestyle to which you will fall into either Vata, Pitta or Kapha – and this will be your dominant dosha. I love this approach because when your skin is ever-changing, it isn't so clear cut to put yourself into a skin type. 

The range promises deliver immediate results which is what had me sold. I am a huge Facial Oil fan as you may know so I opted for the 'Vata" Oil being the Winter and all and my my, it is skin heaven. It uses Rose Flower, Rose Geranium Oil, Sandalwood, Tumeric, Pomegranate ... just to name a few so you can already gather, it smells beautiful and feels so comforting on your skin. It is designed to help the appearance of lines and wrinkles whilst relaxing your whole body which is why I like to use this is the evening. This is such a unique luxury brand that is worth looking into should you really be looking for something that does all the work for you and this simple step added into your routine will make a big difference to your skin, believe me. I have been using this gorgeous, lightweight, yet highly nourishing oil all this month and it really has kept my skin looking healthy and radiant whilst I have been flying back and forth to the UK in changing climates so I now really want to venture into trying more products from them. 

Dermalogica Firming Serum 
Dermalogica Firming Serum 
Dermalogica - Phyto Nature Firming Serum | £130 (here)
Dermalogica is classic and beautiful skincare which was, in fact, the first luxury line that I got into in my teens and have loved it ever since. Seeing as it is a season of generosity and treats, the newest launch is the Phyto-Nature Firming Serum. This Serum is designed to restore and preserve younger-looking skin by reducing the appearance of premature skin ageing. This is very unique because it consists of two sides; one side uses sapphire-bound biomimetic peptides help firm skin and reinforce skin defences to counter visible signs of skin ageing accelerated by your exposomes (environment and lifestyle). In the other lifting side phase, Phyto-Nature technology uses potent, plant-derived bio-extracts to visibly tighten skin. Amazonian Camu Camu helps prolong radiance while next-generation Hyaluronic Acid delivers a filler effect. It does have a luxury price tag but this is one for serious skin lovers out there and I think pairing this with a facial tool ie Guasha or Facial Roller would actually make a very thoughtful gift. I will keep you posted on this one as I have just started to use it on my skin yet need to take the time to see what results I get but as a brand, Dermalogica caters for all ages and all skins and I don't often speak about them as much as I should do because I love them as a brand, so expect lots more on them soon! 

Kure Bazaar Nails
Kure Bazaar Nails
Kure Bazaar - Nail Polishes | €16 (here)
This has fast become a favourite nail brand of mine because Kure Bazaar are a non-toxic vinyl effect nail lacquers with a 90% natural formula that actually preserves the vitality of your nails and their natural growth and I have such weak nails so this helps me! They dry in fast time, give your nails super shine and wear very well! The shades are extensive but I love when they launch editions like these three that are perfect for the season when you want to jazz up your nails without going too crazy. These are m ideal shades for Winter and love that you can easily layer them up to maybe add just a glitter tip! You can get them boxed as a three which is why I also think they make a gorgeous little gift too. 

Dr Lipp
DR LIPP - Lip Tints |  (here)
Luscious Lips always need TLC and if like me you are never without lip balm and Dr Lipp is a brand that is always in my makeup bag, dresser, bathroom .. you get the idea. This is because if you didn't know, Dr Lipp is the one product that has 100 uses, literally! Dr Lipp is the Multi-Award Winning Original Nipple Balm famed for it's muti-purpose use such as chapped lips, sore nips, softening cuticles, conditioning eyelashes, a glitter glue, after sun, cheek shine, sore noses, babies bottoms, a shoe shiner ... to name a few! I am a long term fan of Dr Lipp as it isn't soo shiny, isn't too matte and is just right. The magic within this tiny tube is the medical-grade Lanolin, a natural moisturiser that is basically the Rolls Royce of Lanolin. It is thick, balmy, hydrating and if you have dry skin anywhere then you need it. I do love the original blam I have to say but the tinted versions should you solely want to use on your lips are ideal for every daywear plus the sets make a great gift ay any time as they are super affordable yet are a cute little luxury at the same time. If you are yet to try them do! 

Beatitude Body Care
Beatitude Body Care
Beatitude - Bath Oil Bauble and Winter Candle Minis | £12 (here)
These may be mini, yet once you try you'll want a big size, but how cute>! If you need small ideas for a secret Santa gift, teacher present, table favour etc that won't break the bank then you may recognise these as I am a big fan of the brand and have featured them both (in full sizes) on my blog previously. The Winter Comfort Candle (mini version £12) is 100% natural made from eco soy wax with a lead-free wick and uses the finest essential oils. Don't be fooled by its size, it is very powerful and will definitely have you feeling cosy and goes really well with a bubble bath and glass of wine!  The Christmas bauble (£12) contains a 20ml body oil and comes in a choice of 3 gorgeous blends – Peace, Joy and Patience. I have had both Patience & Peace and love the Ylang yang, Lavender and Cedarwood in the Peace Bath Oil as it smells amazing!! You can be good and re-use the bauble as a decoration, keep it as storage or you could these into a hamper. 

Pamper Gifts
In truth, I could make this post never-ending with recommendations so do stay tuned to my Instagram and future Blog Posts as there will be lots of new makeup to come as well as more and more in beauty! I hope that this gives you some new items for your own wishlist though regardless.

Just remember to take time out for you, it works wonders ✨