With a Christmas list for everybody else getting as long as your arm, it’s easy to forget to also treat yourself during this busy and stressful time of year. We’ve rounded up our top picks of little treats that you can pop in your basket along with all your Christmas gifts.

REN Rose O12 Moisture Defence Oil

With the combination of cold weather and festive stress, your skin is the first to suffer. Think red, dry and angry skin. But there’s no need to have skin woes if you treat yourself to a little skincare upgrade. This oil is super hydrating, plumping and will protect your skin against dryness by locking in moisture. Carthame oil provides a natural source of ceramides to repair the skin’s natural barriers while cranberry seed oil is rich in Omega 3 and Vitamin E to protect and soothe to skin. It’s the boost button your dull Winter skin calls for.

LA Girl Pro Contour Cream

The festive party looks are in full swing now. While you may have all the glitter and red lipstick, this contour kit is your secret weapon for finishing off a party look. The buttery soft formula of this contour and highlight duo melts into the skin so you’ll never look overdone. The complementary shades are sure to help you to carve out killer cheekbones for all the Christmas party photos.

He-Shi Express Liquid Tan

The only thing disappearing faster than daylight hours is our fading Summer tans. While a sun filled Winter getaway might be a nice (unrealistic) treat, this bottle of liquid sunshine comes a close second. The instant golden colour on application is both satisfying and practical to ensure a streak free finish. But the magic of this formula is how quickly it dries and how long it lasts, 7-10 days, thanks to the moisture lock technology which is perfect for dry winter skin.


When things get busy this time of year we know how easy it is to let those little indulgent treats, like a face mask, fly out the window. Enter this beauty. This sheet face mask kit is as easy and convenient as can be, ideal for a skin treat with minimal fuss and mess. The soothing mask is a perfect pick me up for winter skin as it contains super antioxidants Cactus Fruit and Rosehip to rejuvenate, hydrate and protect against environmental stress. Cold temperatures and indoor heating – we’re looking at you.


e.l.f. Face Flawless Finish Foundation SPF 15

Who doesn’t love trying out a new foundation? This pick is perfect as a little treat when you’re itching to try something new but are still pinching pennies. With a lightweight and oil-free formula that blends into a beautiful semi matte finish, you’ll be shocked that it isn’t high end. Perfect to brighten up dull Winter skin and put some radiance back into your makeup looks. Plus, the additional of SPF is a nice touch for those who forget about all important sun protection this time of year.


As much as we love giving to our loved ones this time of year, we’ll be adding in a couple treats to give to ourselves too. Did any of our top picks catch your eye?

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