The best beauty baubles to get you in the Christmas spirit
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It’s almost that time when we get to head into the garage, push aside that inflatable pool we never quite got round to using, and pull out the Christmas decorations box.
But before you reach for your trusty old baubles, how about investing in something new and a little different this year?
Beauty baubles are the hottest Christmas tree accessories to have this season, and not only do they look pretty, but they also serve as perfect presents and pre-party (virtual or otherwise) pick-me-ups.
So whether you’re dead set on decking the halls from the very first day of December or you prefer to wait a few weeks for the run-up to really get going, these beauty baubles are worth snapping up now as stock never lasts long.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir Mini Mist Bauble, buy it here for £12
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This multi-tasking mist tones, tightens pores and gives skin an instant boost of radiance. Make-up artists use it as a setting spray backstage at fashion shows, as it can be used under or over your make-up to make foundation stay put for longer. The aromatic essential oils in the formula are also perfect for calming the mind (while the turkey burns in the background).
Best for: Misting mid-Christmas meals
Marc Jacobs Beauty Tempting Trio Set, buy it here for £18
Proving that a good bauble doesn’t have to be round, this festive cherry-themed box houses Marc Jacobs Beauty best-sellers like Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner and Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer Lip Gloss – all in miniature, travel-friendly form.
Best for: Gifting to a travel lover
Slip Scrunchie Bauble, buy it here for £25
Slip introduced pure silk pillows to the mass market and now they’re treating us this Christmas with a limited edition sphere, which contains four high-quality silk scrunchies in rich, wintery colours. If you’ve given yourself a blow-dry and you want it to last overnight, these also promise to keep away kinks and frizz.
Best for: Making your festive blow-dry last
Jo Loves Jo by Jo Loves Bauble, buy it here for £40
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Find yourself a sturdy branch and give this beauty centre stage because it’s packed full of treats anyone would love for Christmas. You get a 10ml Fragrance, a 75ml Bath & Shower Gel and a matching 75ml Body Lotion 75ml. All feature the classic Jo by Jo Loves scent of grapefruit, bitter orange and cedarwood.
Best for: Decking out your bathroom
Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Lash Brag Ornament, buy it here for £14
Nothing beats chucking out your dried-up old mascara and opening a fresh tube – and if you don’t quite fancy splashing out £26 for the full-sized version, this mini will keep your lashes looking fluttery. The volumizing formula instantly creates the look of dramatic, full-bodied lashes, and tints them jet black. See, who needs lash extensions?
Best for: A (virtual) party pick-me-up
Baylis & Harding Bath Bubbles Festive Bauble, buy it here for £5.99
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Can anyone have too many bubble bath products in winter? We’re saying no because this bauble contains a generous 370ml of jojoba, vanilla and almond foaming gel, and it smells just as good as it looks on your bathroom shelf. It also makes for the perfect gift for any tricky teenager in the family.
Best for: Giving you a ‘me time’ moment
Dr PAWPAW Full House Lip Collection, buy it here for £19.99
Many of us have tried and loved the original untinted balm with softening aloe and olive oil, but there are also tinted versions of that very same formula. This kit contains six full-sized versions in Original, Peach Pink, Ultimate Red, Rich Mocha, Hot Pink and Outrageous Orange.
Best for: Handing out as a treat to friends and family
L’Occitane My Sweet Essentials, buy it here for £12
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This can also be bought as a Christmas-tree shaped bauble, if you like a bit more whimsy. Both contain three best-selling body care essentials: a 35ml Almond Shower Oil, a 20ml Almond Milk Concentrate, and a 10ml Delicious Hands Cream. A Cherry Blossom trio is also available if almond doesn’t do it for you.
Best for: Winning at Secret Santa
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