Working in the beauty industry means constantly lusting after the latest makeup, tools, skincare, and haircare must-haves. It doesn’t matter how much we haul, our wishlists are never empty, and we can always make room on our shelfies for more products. So, by the time Christmas comes around, we’re never short of ideas to send to our nearest and dearest.
If you’re looking for some gifting inspo for your beauty obsessed BFF (or, more importantly, for yourself) then you’re in the right place. Scroll to discover the products on BEAUTY BAY staff’s holiday wishlists this year.
Sunday Of London Rooftop Garden Candle
“Although candles have a bit of a bad rep for being an impersonal present, if you know me, you know that few gifts would make me happier. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas if there wasn’t a candle in my stocking… Ever since reading the product description for Sunday of London’s Rooftop Garden Candle (thyme, basil, ylang-ylang, bergamot, and lavender) I’ve been dreaming of sunbathing in a rooftop garden filled with fresh flowers. Sadly, I won’t be getting any winter sun this year, but I’m quite certain that lighting up this candle will be the next best thing for keeping away the winter blues. The super-size three-wick version would be the ultimate treat – and if you think about it, it’s the gift that keeps on giving – 40 hours of burn time means that my apartment will be beautifully scented, right into the new year.” – Grace, Beauty Editor
Artist Couture Diamond Lights Finisher
“For me, Christmas and New Year are all about the time we get to spend with family and friends – and I’ll take any excuse to use all my favourite makeup products during these festivities. My favourite kind of makeup during the winter months is sparkle and glitter, the more the merrier! I’m hoping my 2000 mentions of the Artist Couture’s Diamond Lights Finisher to my partner will be enough for him to recognise I need this product this Christmas. The loose formula is essential for that show-stopping shine. I would happily cover my whole face and body in this; particularly to highlight the cheeks, collar bones, and use as an eye pigment lightly packed all over the lid for that ultra-Christmas sparkle.” – Tanya, Marketing Executive
Mount Lai The Jade Massaging Comb
“This comb is a boujee buy I’ve just not been able to justify buying for myself, so I’m definitely hoping that I’ll find it in my stocking this Christmas. I’ve always suffered from migraines and tension headaches, so the idea of using this massaging comb is basically like heaven to me. I already have a couple of Mount Lai’s facial rollers, so I’m sure that this comb will live up to the hype and bring zen vibes back into my hectic routine. It’s the addition my self-care Sunday routine needs.” – Kate, Content Assistant
Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Glow
“This year (read: every year) I’ve gone waaaay over my budget for Christmas presents. Sadly, that means I won’t be treating myself this side of NYE, which also means I won’t be moving the Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Glow trio from my wishlist to my bag any time soon *sigh*. Luckily for me, all hope is not lost. My brothers always leave gift buying until the very last minute. In fact, I’ll usually receive a phone call at around 8pm on Christmas Eve from one of them begging me to put them out of their misery and point them in the exact direction of the best purchase. This year, I’ll be putting the link to this set in our family WhatsApp group and suggesting they split it. Since I’ve done the hard work for them, there’s really no excuse. Thanks guys, I’ll start clearing space on my shelfie for December 25th.” – Francesca, Marketing Executive
Babyliss Boutique Salon Deep Waves
“Recently, I keep seeing Kim Kardashian with wavy hair and I have become obsessed! The hairstyle looks so effortless, whilst still looking super glam. I have tried recreating this look by braiding my hair (I got loads of compliments) however, I found it super difficult to make it look perfect. It was also pretty difficult to maintain as by day two, half of the hair style had fallen out and I wasn’t able to fix it. I came across the Babyliss Boutique Salon Deep Waves on site and they have been in my Wishlist ever since. Obviously, Kim doesn’t have to sleep in braids every night to achieve this look – I don’t know how I didn’t figure this out sooner! Now I will be able to create the perfect waves Kim Kardashian has whenever I want – party season I am ready!” – Kelsey, Junior Ecommerce Executive
Silke London Hair Wrap
“This Christmas, I’m really hoping The Isla Silke London Hair Wrap finds its way into my stocking. Not only because I can’t imagine 2020 without it, but also because if my boyfriend hasn’t picked up on my relentless hints and not so subtle begging, then I don’t know how our relationship could recover. I am a lifelong sufferer of bed head, to the point that I break at least two hair brushes a year. My hair looks the exact same in the morning as it did in photographs of me, freshly roused from my cot in 1996 aged two. 2020 will be the year this ends. The hair wraps are not only boujee and uber chic, but practical and have a fab cost per wear if you’re planning on wearing it every night like me. Not only are they the bed head saviour, but they’re also perfect for keeping your locks away from oily pillowcases and reducing hair loss while sleeping! Luke, if you’re reading this, please buy me this now!” – Liv, Content Assistant