Arcadia Beauty Christmas Gift Guide 2018
Christmas is the perfect time of year to restock your bathroom shelves with gorgeous new beauty products and fragrances. We’ve collated our top picks – from amazing face serums and sparkly eye palettes to exquisite scents and the must-have gadgets for makeup lovers. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or searching for the perfect gift for a loved one, there’s something for everyone – and we’ve included some grooming treats for your partner, dad or brother too.
Merry Christmas, with love from ARCADIA.
Nailberry L’Oxygene Nail Varnishes
Nailberry, the award-winning range of nail varnishes from L’Oxygéné, are breathable, vegan, cruelty-free, Halal and formulated without Phthalates (the bad chemicals you might find in some other nail varnishes). The premium varnishes are long-lasting, super glossy and come in a huge range of gorgeous colours – we love festive new Mystique Red.
GLAMGLOW Gravitymud Glittermask Firming Treatment
Mask treatment specialists GlamGlow just upped their party game. The original favourite, Gravitymud Firming Treatment, has had a makeover and now features black glitter and sparkly metallic stars. This fun mask is paraben, sulfate and petrolatum free, and full of goodies to make your skin firmer and glowing – so that you’re party-ready. Plus you’ll get the best selfies for the ‘gram whilst wearing it.
Aramis Classic Eau de Toilette Fragrance Gift Set
Fragrance is the perfect gift for the man that is difficult to buy for. This Aramis EDT and Deodorant duo come in the Classic scent which, with citrus top notes of Artemisia, Bergamot and Gardenia, and woody base notes of Leather, Oakmoss and Amber, is both masculine and fresh. They come presented in a sleek art-deco inspired gold and brown gift box.
Featuring 60ml EDT and 200ml deodorant, £50 boots.com
Jimmy Choo Fever Eau de Parfum
With top notes of Black Plum, Nectar, Lychee and Grapefruit and middle notes of Heliotrope, Vanilla Orchid and Jasmine, Fever by Jimmy Choo is both sweet and fruity, with a warm, spicy punch from its base notes of Roasted Tonka Beans and Sandalwood that makes for a sexy scent. It’s the perfect perfume to take you from day to evening.
60ml, £57 debenhams.com
Elizabeth Arden, Limited Edition Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant.
The much-loved Eight Hour Cream has had a gorgeous makeover from British Graffiti artist and photographer James Goldcrown, featuring the renowned hearts from his #LoveWall Murals. This limited edition contains the same amazing multi-use cream that will soothe winter-chapped skin and lips, for those kisses under the mistletoe.
Jean Paul Gaultier Christmas Collector Classique and Le Male Eau de Toilette
This winter Jean Paul Gaultier has dressed the famous torsos of Classique and Le Male in charming knitted Christmas jumpers with snowflake prints. Presented in snow-filled globes, the scents are as gorgeous as ever – for her, a floral, oriental scent with hints of Orange Blossom, Ginger and Vanilla; for him – a fresh, oriental scent with notes of Mint, Lavender and Vanilla.
Classique EDT, 100ml £86 and Le Male EDT, 125ml, £66.50 theperfumeshop.com
Rodin olio lusso, Holiday Mini Lipstick Coffret
Rodin olio lusso’s Holiday Mini Lipstick set is packaged in a beautiful keepsake box and showcases five luxury lipsticks in berry, reds and pinky-nude shades. With added jasmine and neroli oils and Vitamins C and E, these lipsticks are super nourishing, soft and long-lasting.
Huda Beauty, The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette.
Huda Beauty’s much-hyped The Nude Palette is one of the hottest makeup gifts of 2018. The palette includes ten creamy mattes, four reflective duo-chromes, two glitters, one pressed pearl and a concealing base shade that creates the perfect canvas to boost shadow intensity. Silver-pink ‘Daydream’ is our favourite for Christmas parties, while just-blushed cream ‘Bare’ and taupe ‘Secret’ are perfect for creating daytime looks. The new formula of aloe vera and coconut oil means smooth application and easy-blending, plus these shadows will keep your lids moisturised while looking beautiful.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Limited Edition Holiday Collection.
Ladies and gentleman, introducing your one-stop shop for skincare this winter. A few drops of the Kiehl’s number one best-selling Midnight Recovery Concentrate will make your skin feel and look fresher overnight. The paraben-free formula, which is 99.8% natural-derived, has key ingredients including Lavender Essential Oil, Primrose Oil and Squalane. Grab a limited edition bottle, designed by American artist Andrew Bannecker, while you still can.
Acqua Di Parma Colonia Hand Cream
Treat your Christmas party host to Acqua di Parma’s gorgeous Colonia scented hand cream. Presented in the classic sunny yellow box, the festive edition is gold-embossed and was designed by artist Clym Everden. The cream is luxuriously softening and smells of heavenly Sicilian citrus fruits such as Lemon, Sweet Orange and Bergamot. If you’re looking to splurge, add the matching hand wash to complete the ultimate bathroom sink duo.
300ml £38 acquadiparma.com
stylePro Makeup Brush Cleaner
This revolutionary makeup brush cleaner, invented by the BBC’s The Apprentice winner Tom Pellereau, is the gadget that every beauty fan needs. After a fun Christmas makeover, the stylPro is now available in a choice of limited edition colours including glittery gold, pearlescent pink and rose-gold, and comes with stippling and tapered makeup brushes. Simply attach your brush, almost any will fit, gently lower into the unbreakable bowl with a drop of cleanser and the device will clean and dry it in seconds without damaging the bristles. No fuss, no mess and clean brushes that will help reduce the build-up of germs and dirt.
The limited edition bundle includes Cleaner and Dryer, Brush Cleanser 150ml and Make-Up Brushes, and is available in Rose Gold, Pearlescent, Glitter and Rainbow.
Jo Malone London Christmas Ornament
This shimmering ornament by iconic Jo Malone makes for a dazzling Christmas tree decoration, as well as a gorgeous beauty gift. Crack open the bauble to find a miniature of the much-loved unisex Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne and an English Pear and Freesia Body Cream. They are the perfect additions for your bedside table.
Featuring Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne, 9ml, and English Pear & Freesia Body Crème
Too Faced Gingerbread Spice Eyeshadow Palette
Nothing says Christmas like the smell of fresh-baked gingerbread. And with this sweet Christmas eyeshadow palette from Too Faced, you’ll be greeted with that delicious aroma every time you use it. With a mix of glitters, warm nudes and blush shades, this fun palette will bring sparkle to any beauty fan’s Christmas.
Elemis Hydrating Beauty Secrets Gift Set
This beautifully presented gift set from Elemis contains everything you need for a morning-to-night skincare routine this winter – with an English Rose Water and Chamomile Cleansing Micellar Water for removing make-up, creamy Pro-Radiance Cleanser to dissolve pollutants, antioxidant-rich Hydra-Boost Day Cream for all-day hydration and Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil to boost the skin’s repair overnight. This four-step programme moisturises and nourishes for a more radiant, clear complexion.
Cleansing Micellar Water 50ml, Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser 30ml, Hydra-Boost Day Cream 50ml, Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil 10ml
MOR Decadent Decorations Little Luxury Hand Creams Cracker
Add some glamour to your Christmas table with this pretty Christmas Cracker from MOR. Pull both ends of the art-deco inspired, pink and silver cracker tied with black satin bows, to reveal a cute perfumed hand cream. Available in Mesmerizing Marshmallow, Luscious Lychee Flower or Beautiful Bohemienne, these minis are perfect for the handbag. They’re made with Vitamin E, Shea and Cocoa Seed butters, for soft hands that smell lovely.
50ml, £8 feelunique.co.uk
Forget plastic paper clips and bad dad-jokes, this Christmas cracker is the perfect dinner table gift for the men in your life. The surprise inside? ClarinsMen’s hydrating Face Cream and Shower Gel. These minis are ideal for the gym bag and will leave skin feeling smooth and moisturised.
Featuring Super Moisture Balm, 12ml, and Shampoo & Shower Gel, 30ml
Sachajuan Beauty Bag Hair Repair Collection
Sachajuan has brought together three of their top products, including their Moisturizing Shampoo, Moisturizing Conditioner and Hair Repair, in this sleek gift set presented in a luxury travel wash bag. With Ocean Silk Technology and Argan Oil, the trio moisturise, repair damage, fight frizz and leave your hair looking healthy and shiny.
Each product 250ml, £52 lookfantastic.com
Chloé, Signature Eau de Parfum Gift Set
This beautiful dusty pink gift set from Chloé features the Signature Eau de Parfum in a delicately pleated bottle with a ribbon bow, and fragranced Body Lotion to enhance the delicate scent throughout the day. The fragrance, with Classic Rose at the heart, is lifted by floral powdery notes of Peony, Lychee and Freesia and has added depth from warm Amber and Cedarwood, creating a scent that is beautifully feminine and fresh.
Featuring Eau de Parfum 50ml and Body Lotion 100ml