Christmas certainly wouldn’t be complete without some beauty bounty. Although year-round, I’m not all that into new makeup, preferring to focus my efforts on skincare, I absolutely adore unwrapping a new eyeshadow palette or a beautiful new lipstick that I can play with come New Year’s. And this year, I’ve immersed myself in the world of cruelty-free beauty. In this guide, you’ll find a selection of cruelty-free bits that aren’t just my usual LUSH Cosmetics recommendations, ideal for gifting to loved ones, popping in their stocking or adding to your Christmas wishlist…
I’ve been absolutely obsessed with Percy & Reed’s Eau My Goodness Shine & Fragrance Spray ever since they sent a bottle over to me to sample. It smells so fresh and delicious, yet just luxe enough to be worthy of gifting. I actually keep this in my handbag for London trips (I hate smelling like pollution) and transfer it to my gym bag on days when I still need to be presentable after working out. For the hair-obsessed pal in your pack, the Moroccanoil Treatment Christmas Ornaments are a great bonus treat. Tree gifts are still a bit of an oddity to me, but I adore the idea nonetheless, and this tiny bottle will be perfect for friends who travel often.
In a similar vein, this Ylang Ylang Espresso Perfume Christmas Bauble is perfect for treating friends to a new perfume. Cruelty-free, the baubles are available in eight fragrances, each as intoxicatingly dreamy as the next, and are an ideal way to introduce them to the brand.
Lastly, I couldn’t recommend a Himalayan pink salt lamp more! Harvey and I have one, along with two tealight holders, and they’re so beautiful. They’re supposed to have a wealth of health benefits, but we just love how they look in the home.