Got a friend who’s main hobby is make-up? But not sure what’s special enough to warrant giving as a gift? Well, I’ve reflected on the year in beauty and looked at what’s really got me excited when I’ve taken it out of the bag. And I’ve added in a few Xmas pressies that always raise my heart rate. Often it’s something that is a small, everyday luxury. Because that’s my favourite kind - an item that sparks joy in the manner of Marie Kondo that you actually get to use. Cashmere socks do that for me. Slipping something so comforting on your feet in lieu of pedestrian cotton really is a way of valuing yourself highly.

So here’s the list that brings a smile to my face, and I hope will help you spark joy for your loved ones this year!!



Surratt Dew Drop Foundation - £70

Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick - Biscuit - £44

Beauty Blender - £17

Lipstick Queen Nothing But The Nudes - Naked Truth - £22



Dr Sam’s Perfected Basics - £68

Dr Sam’s Digital Gift Card - £25 - £200



Living Proof Colour Care Shampoo - £10 - £24

Living Proof Colour Care Conditioner - £10 - £24

Oribe Supershine Moisturising Cream - £20 - £50

Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer - £299.99

Virtue The Perfect Ending Split End Serum - £19 - £38



Abeille Candles - £8 - £15

Diptyque Baies candle - £27 - £47



Falke Cashmere socks (knee high) - £82

Falke No.1 Cashmere socks - £60



Not-Another-Bill Personalised Phone Case - £40