Budget Friendly Beauty Gifts

So Christmas Eve is just 17 days away, and those shopping days are counting down fast. You may be completely finished with all the presents wrapped (and if that is the case then well done you.) You may be just looking for a few more gifts before you say ‘Done’. Or you may not have even started (eek!). Whatever the case is, this post is dedicated to a few stocking fillers that may be great for secret santa’s , gifts for teachers or friends, or just to add a few affordable luxuries to a loved one’s stocking.

I’m starting with Tangle Teezer, and this year’s newest designer addition, which comes from one of my faves, Lulu Guinness. Her first design was hugely popular, and this one has the fabulous lipstick print she is so famous for. Tangle Teezer adds a designer edge to your handbag or dressing table (they also have a lovely Markus Lupfer design available here) and there really is nothing better for taming bad hair days.

Tangle Teezer

 Lulu Guinness Vertical Lipstick Print £13.50 Click to visit Tangle Teezer

Lulu Guinness Vertical Lipstick Print £13.50 Click to visit Tangle Teezer

More Lulu Guinness now with the iconic new version of an old favourite, Vaseline in the Lulu Doll Face pot – such a cute idea for just £2.99.

Lulu Guinness Vaseline

Vaseline Limited Edition Lulu Guinness £2.99 Click to visit Boots

Vaseline Limited Edition Lulu Guinness
£2.99 Click to visit Boots

Boots is well worth checking out for their budget friendly Ted Baker sets. Beautifully gift wrapped, and less than |£10, the body sprays in particular are really good.

Ted Baker Goodies

Ted Baker Mini Trio Gift £8.00 Click to visit Boots

Ted Baker Mini Trio Gift £8.00 Click to visit Boots

Ted Baker White Mini Body Spray Trio £8.00 Click to visit Boots

Ted Baker White Mini Body Spray Trio £8.00 Click to visit Boots

If you are creating a beauty hamper, a cute cosmetic bag is a lovely addition. I love these two designs from Boots, with the Wink Wink really reminding me of Lulu Guinness (that lady again!).

Cute Cosmetics Bags

Boots Wink Wink Cosmetics Bag £6 Click to visit Boots

Boots Wink Wink Cosmetics Bag £6 Click to visit Boots

Boots Dat Pout Cosmetic Bag £6 Click to visit Boots

Boots Dat Pout Cosmetic Bag £6 Click to visit Boots

And if you are really looking for a bargain, head over to Beauty Expert.

Under a fiver!!!

Bubble T Bath Fizzer - Moroccan Mint Tea 180g £3 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Bubble T Bath Fizzer – Moroccan Mint Tea 180g £3 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Balance Me Beautiful Body (30ml) £4.50 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Balance Me Beautiful Body (30ml) £4.50 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Bee Good Vanilla and Honey Lip Balm £4.75 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Bee Good Vanilla and Honey Lip Balm £4.75 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Weleda Mini Evening Primrose and Sea Buckthorn Hand Gift Tube £4.95 Click to visit Beauty Expert

Weleda Mini Evening Primrose and Sea Buckthorn Hand Gift Tube £4.95 Click to visit Beauty Expert

 

Lulu Guinness celebrates 25 years of gorgeous bags

One of the most iconic of British designers has this year celebrated 25 years of creating beautiful and unique handbags and luggage. Lulu Guinness launched her first range of classic bags in 1989, and now has a realm of celebrity fans, and a string of iconic designs, two of which, the flower basket and the Lips clutch, have a place in the V&A.

I have been a huge fan of Lulu Guinness designs for quite a few years, I own three bags, two toiletry bags and a gorgeous cosmetic bag, all of which I absolutely treasure. Lulu’s designs are very Marmite – I posted a Christmas gift of a tote bag on my Facebook page, and some people hated it, but others adored it like I did. That’s seems to be where people stand on Lulu’s designs – there is no middle ground.

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My ‘Marmite’ Lulu bag

Lulu takes elements of goddess glamour,  the deep red lips and gold tubed lipsticks, and turns them into bags and clutches that are beautiful, fun and ironic. No wonder these designs appeal to the quirky style of Paloma Faith and Helena Bonham Carter, or that Kate Moss and Alexa Chung, women with their own unique sense of style, would also be Lulu fans.

Lulu’s bags continue to inspire love, with new designs being introduced each season. You can check out Lulu’s current collection at House of Fraser.

Celebs love Lulu Guinness

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Kate Moss

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Helena Bonham Carter

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Alexa Chung

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Jenna Louise Coleman

Lulu Guinness picks from House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Chloe black perspex lip clutch bag  £245 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Chloe black perspex lip clutch bag £245 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Doll face Luisa tote £60 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Doll face Luisa tote £60 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Multi-coloured foldaway tote bag £35 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Multi-coloured foldaway tote bag £35 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Pollyanna red medium patent tote bag £325 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Pollyanna red medium patent tote bag £325 click to visit House of Fraser

Lulu Guinness Naomi gold glitter clutch bag £225 click to visit House of Fraser

Lulu Guinness Naomi gold glitter clutch bag £225 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Hug & hold multi-coloured spot large clutch bag  £245 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Hug & hold multi-coloured spot large clutch bag £225 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Black lipstick clutch bag £350 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Black lipstick clutch bag £350 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Black cosmetic bag now £32.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Black cosmetic bag now £32.50 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Black humbug cosmetic case now £32.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Black humbug cosmetic case now £32.50 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Red medium patent cosmetic bag £65 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Red medium patent cosmetic bag £65 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Black patent card holder £45 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Black patent card holder £45 click to visit House of Fraser

 Lulu Guinness Black patent large frame purse £32.50 click to visit House of Fraser


Lulu Guinness Black patent large frame purse £32.50 click to visit House of Fraser

To view all Lulu Guinness products at House of Fraser, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lulu Guinness launches new collection for Uniqlo

Lulu Guinness has launched her latest collection for High Street brand Uniqlo. After the success of the her first collection for the store, it was obvious that the new collection would be the cause of much excitement, and now it is finally here.

The Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo collection combines Lulu’s iconic and inimitable designs in t-shirt form, creating a collection of totally adorable tops that are just perfect for Spring. The designs take in Lulu’s well known symbols, the dollface, the ‘LG’ logo, the cupids bow lips, and the pretty lidded eyes with those long, long lashes. These symbols make the collection very feminine and very fun, and will appeal to both young and older Lulu Guinness fans alike.

So, get your pearls on girls, and grab a t-shirt before they disappear.

WOMEN Lulu Guinness Graphic Short Sleeve T-Shirt E £12.90 click to visit Uniqlo

WOMEN Lulu Guinness Graphic Short Sleeve T-Shirt A £12.90 click to visit Uniqlo

WOMEN Lulu Guinness Graphic Short Sleeve T-Shirt D £12.90 click to visit Uniqlo

WOMEN Lulu Guinness Designed Sleeveless T-Shirt C £12.90 click to visit Uniqlo

WOMEN Lulu Guinness Designed Sleeveless T-Shirt D £12.90 click to visit Uniqlo