I love stockings at Christmas, my mum still makes one for me and I have carried on the tradition and now do the same for my daughter and husband.
It is the start to our Christmas day, where my daughter will run and jump into bed with us and we will all open the contents together. We have the usual chocolate coins and satsumas but it is often hard to find other small presents to fit inside. I have found my top 10 perfectly sized gifts to fill your stockings this Christmas!
Let Your Smile Shine Bright
Is anyone else except me used to getting all their essentials in their stockings? Our family would get pants, socks as well as all toiletries essentials. Well now you can give the essentials but ones that people will actually want with this great teeth whitening kit by Pearl Drops. I have already started using mine and noticed a difference just in time to get out the red lipstick for the Christmas Parties. The 3 step process whitens teeth by up to 5 shades in only 10 days. Get yours at pearldrops.co.uk or in Boots stores.
This is the prettiest lipstick I have ever seen and I have seen a lot over the years!
The lip balm contains 24K gold powder to create a shiny and crystal look, with a real flower in the centre, to create a beautiful, romantic feel. Colour-changing by temperature and pH level, it enhances your natural lip colour giving you perfectly kissable lips with a unique colour to you. Plus it is great for moisturizing and protecting your lips during the colder season.
Few things make us feel more powerful than a sharp eyeliner. Embody your inner Goddess with this liner by Memi. It’s super easy to use as it is more like a felt tip, so you can create a fine line without the hassle of using a brush and gel liner. Plus it is so tiny it will take up next to no room inside the stocking.
These Evolve lip balms are too cute for words! They come in a beautiful star-shaped packing so can be hung up as a decoration and then after Christmas, you will still have the lip balm to use. You can also find these gorgeous golden crackers.
I love a face mask, and I have just found a new favourite! These Swiss Clinic sheet masks are developed in synergy to leave the skin detoxed, with minimised pores and a beautiful glow. What I love about them is you can apply and it will stay put on your face so I can be working on my laptop whilst wearing it, any other sheet mask I have used in the past just seems to slide off and I don’t have time to lie with it on for 30 minutes. When I took the mask off I felt like I had just had a facial. I will be using these a lot over the Christmas period.
Impulse have come up with a brand new range of Limited Edition Body Mists all designed around our favourite trends of 2018! Think unicorns, mermaids and of course my favourite a glitter version!! The packaging is super cute and very on trend. I think all girls and teens would be absolutely delighted with one of these. Even the whole collection in their stocking this Christmas. Get yours now in Superdrug.
This multi-action balm is a must-have for your make-up bag. I love it because it can be used for dry cracked skin or use as a balm for pre-lipstick priming, cheek shine, eyebrow taming, glossy eyes, cuticle/nail care or every day for lips. A thick, hydrating and odourless balm that also helps soothe irritated, sunburnt, peeling or itchy skin.
Designed to give you the perfect softly bronzed glow. The MEMI Soleil Me Up bronzer collection creates a beautifully lightweight sun-touched look. Use the MEMI Soleil Me Up bronzer collection on the hollows of the face to create a bronzed and radiant look in one sweep. Light reflecting pigments make it easy to blend and build up.
This liquid shimmer eye trio from Autograph at Marks and Spencers is the perfect colour collection for the Christmas season. The sticks are super easy to use and you don’t even need a brush, just apply over the eyelid and that is it! You can use the colours on their own or build them up to create a stronger look. Perfect for keeping in your handbag to take your makeup for day to night when you are going out straight from the office.
I love this cracker because you can give it just like this and don’t even have to wrap it up.
A blend of revitalising and cheering aromatherapy oils which make a tonic bath when you are feeling weary. The perfect pressie for all the busy people who will need some relaxation time this Christmas.
Written by Becca Gray