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Blogmas: London Drugs Beauty Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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As a kid, did anyone else do their shopping at London Drugs when they wanted to ‘glam up’? I still remember going with my parents for our weekly trips to buy things for the home. I looked forward to wandering the aisles and choosing the lip smacker (remember those?) that I would be spoiled with that week. Yeah I admit I was a pretty lucky kid 😉 I treated my Dr. Pepper lip balm like it provided me oxygen, I’m not evening kidding.

This year, London Drugs has put together some of their favourite beauty picks. I’m happy to share the video and blog post they wrote, as I use many of these brands myself on a daily basis, or have used them occasionally before. I can vouch that every single one of their picks is of quality and fits a variety of price ranges, and there is something for all ages!

Let’s get started!

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We all have that one makeup obsessed friend or family member in our life. Their vanity table is overflowing with brushes, creams, fragrances and palettes, but don’t tell them they have enough: that new red lipstick has an entirely different undertone than the 20 others they own. The Beauty Advisors from London Drugs get it: as self-professed beauty junkies themselves, they know what it’s like to lust for the perfect fragrance or fancy new eyeshadow palette. Here, they have rounded up the top gift ideas to make any beauty lover’s Christmas merry and bright.

Christmas Gift Ideas that Will Make Any Beauty Lover Swoon

For the Fragrance Fanatic

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For the sophisticated and confident woman, Giorgio Armani’s Si Eau de Parfum Limited Edition ($95.00 at LondonDrugs.com) makes an excellent gift. This scent, which is new and exclusive to London Drugs, has a chic yet intense scent with notes of black current nectar, modern chypre and blond wood musk. Perfect for the free, passionate, vibrant woman.

For the Makeup Maven

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For young beauty buffs, it’s all about experimentation when it comes to makeup. For tweens or teens, the beauty experts recommend a compact  makeup kit like Beauty 101’s 25-Piece Kit  ($14.99 at LondonDrugs.com), which comes packed with a huge variety of shades and products for them to play with.

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To really wow the budding makeup lover, Beauty Scene’s whopping 181-piece makeup kit ($49.99 at LondonDrugs.com) is a fantastic find. The kit includes everything from cream and powder eyeshadows to blushes and face powders, not to mention two handy cards with tips for creating some classic makeup looks.

For the Skincare Savvy

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If their vanity is covered in serums, skin creams, eye creams, and a whole bunch of other creams you didn’t even know existed, then it’s safe to say your giftee is probably a skincare junkie. Surprise them with a special holiday skincare set, like Biotherm’s Aquasource Gel Set ($50.00 at LondonDrugs.com), which includes Biotherm’s Aquasource Gel, Aquasource Night Spa, Biosource Cleanser and Toner, and a limited edition holiday zip pouch to store all their new skincare goodies.

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Every beauty lover knows the importance of good skincare, to create a flawless base for makeup application. The Lise Watier Mini Glam Set ($29.00 at LondonDrugs.com) comes complete with a Lift & Firm 3D Flash Lift Radiance Vial and a pair of 3D Lift Eye Patches: perfect for some at-home pampering. The Radiance Vials are like a beauty makeover in a jar, instantly restoring skin radiance, while the Eye Patches will give an instant mini-eye lift. The Set also comes with mascara, lipstick and eyeliner to complete a flawless look.

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Ask any self-professed beauty lover, and they’ll tell you beauty blenders really are a girl’s best friend. Stash a set of e.l.f’s Blended Beauty Sponges ($20.00 at LondonDrugs.com) in their stocking and you’ll win some serious brownie points.

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Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks are one of the hottest items recently launched by the mega-hot beauty brand NYX Cosmetics. Add a limited edition set of 3 ($25.00 at LondonDrugs.com) to a beauty lover’s stocking, and they’ll be swooning over these of coveted lipsticks that are both super-pigmented waterproof.

To see more Christmas gift ideas from London Drugs’ beauty experts, watch this video on Holiday Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers for the Beauty Lover!

V- hope you all enjoyed this share, and stay tuned for the rest of my blogmas series! I’ll be uploading 1 blog post each day from now until Christmas!

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