Products used: Soap & Glory ‘Sexy Motherpucker’ lipgloss, Soap & Glory ‘Hand Food’ hand cream, St.Tropez instant tan, Estee Lauder limited edition Virgo compact, Nails Inc gel effect polish in shade ‘St.James’, Dove style + care nourishing dry ends serum, GOSH frosted polish in shade ‘Silver 1’,Sanctuary therapists facial oil, Weleda hand cream Christmas cracker, Una Brennan super facialist Vitamin C dark circles eye cream
As much as I love a good Christmas gift set sometimes you do get the odd ones that come with unwanted products that you never seem to use. I thought the best way to give a gift set is to create your own one, which is what I’ve done here so I thought I’d share it with you all!
I picked up this gorgeous heart basket from Wilkinson for just £4 which is such a bargain, its a great basket to hold all the products I chose and it’s something you could re-use after for skincare/ make up products etc. I thought the products wouldn’t quite sit in the basket properly on their own so I picked up a piece of cute gingham tinsel from the £1 shop to stuff the bottom of the basket with.
I then chose a selection of my favourite beauty products (ones that I love myself and I think would be great to receive) – I made sure I included a range of products such as nail polish, tan, skin care, as well as hand and hair products. By creating your own beauty basket you can cram it full of great products and avoid the not-so-great ones that get sold on Ebay post Christmas. It can work out a little more expensive this way but take advantage of products on offer and pick up pieces from budget beauty brands to fill out the basket.
To wrap up the basket I picked up a roll of burlap ribbon for £2 also from Wilkinsons and tied a cute bow to make it for presentable. This would be a great gift for any beauty lover and i’d love to receive a gift like this as it also feels a little more thoughtful than just receiving a gift set.
Do you like the idea of creating a DIY beauty basket?