A HUGE Christmas Gift Guide: Get inspired!

Looking for the perfect way to spoil your dear best friend, crazy aunt or lovely mother this Christmas? With the holidays rolling right around the corner, I have put together the ultimate gift guide for the beauties in your life.

I have broken down each section into categories. Skincare was always going to be my biggest category. That was inevitable… I am obsessed.

Make Up:

Charlotte Tilbury


Dolce Vita Quad

Anything from this brand would be a much loved gift. I do not know any woman that would be unhappy to receive something from CT. But I do think this quad would make a beautiful gift.


The power to mesmerise is in your eyes, with this make-up hypnotise… Charlotte Tilbury de-coded the secrets to iconic, mesmerising eyes with my Colour-Coded Eyeshadow Palettes. Each one contains four harmonious colour ways that offer a complete “desk to disco” eye colour wardrobe and an easy to use application ritual that is fail-safe to follow. It’s my artistry made effortless!

Available in the UK from charlottetilbury.com or Internationally from Netaporter.com (38 GBP)

Tom Ford


What woman doesn’t need the perfect red lippy in their makeup bag? Tom Ford have the perfect one – it is divine!

Rare and exotic ingredients including sojs seed extract, Brazilian Murumuru butter and Chamomilla flower oil create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated colour pigments are blend to deliver pure colour with just the right balance of luminosity. Showcased in a sleek Limited Edition clutch-sized lipstick case, each lip transforming shade amplifies a woman’s individuality while generating an insatiable desire to try more than one.

Available from Selfridges.com

Skin Care:

Emma Hardie



As far as balm cleansers go, this is still my favourite. Everyone should have a pot of this magical wonder in their bathroom cabinet!

This beautiful cleansing balm is totally deserving of its (never-ending list of) accolades. The Moringa Cleansing Balm makes for a relaxing and soothing skin ritual; melting away make up to leave skin ‘squeakily’ clean but ethereally soft. With wild sea fennel and vitamin E to rebalance, purify and reduce the appearance of pores, and extracts of jasmine and rose to restore radiance to dull, dehydrated and more mature skin types, this deep cleans to leave your face feeling wonderfully dewy and looking clear, ‘plumped’ and luminous.

Sunday Riley


This is another brand that you can’t go wrong with. Any product from Sunday Riley would be an absolute joy to receive as a gift. But one product that most people would benefit from is…


The closest thing to an elixir of youth outside of a fairytale! Sunday Riley’s Good Genes is multi-tasking under moisturiser treatment and mask that smooths, refines, clarifies and brightens, whilst improving your skin’s thickness and elasticity… phewf! Featuring Lactic Acid to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Liquorice to combat uneven skin tone, Lemongrass to improve circulation and protect from environmental aggressors and Sunday’s patented NV-5 Ageless Complex to wage war on the early signs of aging. This is an incredibly active product and so not suitable for sensitive skin types.

Available internationally from cultbeauty.co.uk


Here is a masque I feel everyone needs to have. Perfect for most skin types, this will help to liven up your complexion and leave your wintery skin feeling ah-mazing!


At busy times we all neglect things like going to the gym & regular skin care. But unlike exercise one can do a quick catch-up cheat with skin care using this Parsley Seed cleansing mask. The purified clay draws out impurities; the Aloe Vera ensures this doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight, while the Rosehip & Parsley Seed extracts deliver a big dose of anti-oxidants to perk up your skin. This is one to use before you go out as it balances oily/combo skins & perks up a grey or dull complexion.

Available internationally from cultbeauty.co.uk

Pixi Beauty


Everyone with a face should use this. It is genuinely one of the most used products in my skincare routine. After cleansing morning and night, I swipe a soaked cotton pad of this over my face, ridding me of any dead skin cells and helping whatever I put on top to absorb into my skin!


Instantly refreshing, Pixi’s gorgeous glow-giver brightens, tones and conditions your skin after cleansing. Enriched with glycolic acid – a natural derivative of sugar cane, and member of the alpha-hydroxy acid family – this gentle, exfoliating formula dissolves the bonds binding dulling dead cells to skin’s surface, to reveal the ‘new’ healthy skin cells underneath. Aloe then soothes and hydrates while oxygenating ginseng promotes cell health and skin vibrancy; witch hazel firms and tones, while horse chestnut boosts blood flow, to grant your complexion a naturally fresh and dewy radiance. Astonishingly affordable, this is mild yet effective, making it suitable for all skin types – just apply a few drops to a cotton wool pad, and sweep all over skin after cleansing (morning and evening) to gradually diminish signs of sun damage, fine lines, scarring and other imperfections.

Available internationally from cultbeauty.co.uk



For a serum with a punch, this one from Zelens will brighten, smooth and tone your complexion. Slightly on the pricey side, but it is worth it!


A supercharged, complexion-correcting treatment, Zelens’s Z Luminous Brightening Serum is clinically advanced – proven to diminish dark spots and help restore uniformity of tone. Smoothing, hydrating and revitalising, this cocktail of radiance-boosting active ingredients – including cell-energising niacinamide to counteract pigmentation and blotchiness, zinc-glycine complex to reduce melanocyte proliferation and melanin production, and phytic acid, which exhibits a mild exfoliating action to accelerate the cell-renewal process – will quickly recapture your skin’s youthful lustre. Just apply to clean skin every morning and evening – from hairline to décolleté – to leave skin super-soft and supple as it gradually becomes more even-toned.

Available internationally from cultbeauty.co.uk

Tata Harper


The perfect introduction to the marvellous skincare products from Tata Harper, the green goddess. This kit includes everything you need! A wonderful gift.


Ideal for the frequent traveller, as well as a wonderful introduction to the Tata Harper range, Tata’s Daily Essentials features trial sizes of seven facial skin care products. The daily step-by-step regimen is designed to deliver your skin the maximum nutritional, restorative and anti-ageing benefits over ten to twelve days of use. Includes: Regenerating Cleanser (15ml), Hydrating Floral Essence (15ml), Rejuvenating Serum (10ml), Repairative Moisturizer (10ml), Resurfacing Mask (7.5ml), Replenishing Nutrient Complex (3ml) and Restorative Eye Crème (1ml). It’s a wonderful gift for a Tata fanatic, or excuse to discover this pioneering all-natural skin care sensation.



This brand could never put a foot wrong in my opinion. As a lover of everything from them that I have tried, I think anything from Oskia would be gladly received. But this cleanser is just divine!


With a potent blend of high-tech natural ingredients including a broad range of vitamins and essential skin nutrients, Oskia’s Renaissance Cleansing Gel is the original (and best) gel cleanser of its ilk; totally unique, it helps to strengthen and revitalise skin whilst eliminating every last speck of residual everyday grime. Lactobacillus (Pumpkin Enzyme) purges pores and dissolves the bonds that bind dead cells to skin’s surface; Vitamin A Palmitate helps improve the appearance of sun damaged, dry and mature skin by gently resurfacing and promoting elasticity; Vitamins C and E are known for their restorative properties and work to fortify and protect against free radical and environmental attack; Starflower Oil (a potent source of Omega 6), Magnesium and Vitamins B2 and C promote firmness while Oskia’s signature MSM (the most bio-available form of Sulphur) detoxifies, soothes and reduces inflammation.

Hair Care:



The liquid gold haircare that completely transformed my lifeless, damaged hair since moving to Dubai. I recommend this to everyone I know. All natural, your hair will feel positively different after two weeks of consistent use. I refuse to wash my hair with anything else!


Contained within this gorgeous gift box you’ll find rahua Shampoo, Conditioner (both 275ml) and restorative Omega 9 Hair Mask (105ml) to cleanse, nourish and intensively repair all hair types. Completely free from sulphates and other potentially harmful synthetic ingredients, this indulgent range has a subtle, nutty fragrance – a blend of rahua and Palo Santo oil (often referred to as ‘holy wood’) – while the cleansing and conditioning formulas are incredibly gentle but effective, to leave hair beautifully clean, strong and ultra-glossy. Harvested by Amazonian women, who entrust rahua oil to maintain their long, lustrous locks, this incredible range now comes with A-list approval; it’s beloved by the likes of Olivia Wilde, Megan Fox and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Available internationally on cultbeauty.co.uk





A toothbrush but not as you know it!


Generating shock-waves of amazement amongst discerning health and beauty editors, Foreo’s ISSA is the future of dental hygiene. Having already scooped up a coveted A’ Design Award, this cutting-edge toothbrush is lightweight, gentle on gums, tough on bacteria and holds a single charge for up to six months!! Each brush head lasts a year before needing replaced, making this a chic, convenient and most importantly – ultra-effective tooth-cleaning solution. With 8 settings to suit your tooth-brushing needs, just two minutes’ use every morning and night will leave your teeth sparkling, breath fresh and gums healthy – and the streamlined (virtually weightless) design makes this perfect for travelling (and you don’t need to lug a charger with you). Every device boasts a 2-year limited warranty and 10-year quality guarantee, so there’s no excuse not to discover the world’s first beauty routine for your smile.

Available internationally from cultbeauty.co.uk



A permanent ‘at home’ solution without the cost of salon treatments, this hand-held device allows you to eliminate unwanted hair for good – liberating you from shaving, waxing or the pain of epilating.


With three times the eliminating energy of other at-home hair removal devices, Tria’s Hair Removal Laser 4X grants safe, fast and permanent results. Using professional-strength diode laser technology, this innovative treatment targets pigment in hair’s follicles, which causes the hair to fall out and the follicle to be ‘switched off’. With continued use – the follicle is totally disabled which means that hair no longer grows – leaving larger areas (like legs or arms) ever smooth and ready to bare. In clinical studies, the device has shown a 70% reduction in hair re-growth after just 2 treatments and after 3 months, the majority of follicles have been deactivated so that only rare ‘touch-ups’ are necessary. Please be aware that the device will NOT work if you hair is grey, blonde or red and that it is not suitable with those for darker skin tones. It is designed to work on fair to light brown skin tones and light brown to black hair.


Jo Malone


To me, this is the ultimate in gift giving. To make someone feel truly spoiled, any of the stunning colognes or candles from Jo Malone will do it!


Breakfast in Tuscany. Plump, sun-warmed figs blend with juicy cassis and the purity of pine and bracing cedarwood. The warmth of the Mediterranean.

Available from all Jo Malone counters, stores or online.

Narciso Rodriguez


This is a new find for me, but I am now in love… and I think anyone who received this would be too!


A rare musk enhanced by a pure synthesis of delicate floral osmanthus notes, soft amber and hints of patchouli.

Available from all Narciso Rodriguez counters




At Christmas there is nothing better than getting a new snuggly jumper, and Hollister never fail with their dreamy selection.


Crafted with classic cable pattern with an easy silhouette, featuring a relaxed crewneck, ribbed trims and a logo detail at the hem.

Available from all Hollister stores or online



Little makes me happier when venturing outside, than wrapping up in a big Zara scarf. Such a lovely gift!


Available from Zara stores or online


Ho Ho Ho!

Love, Kel x

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About amodelintheknow

I am 28 year old ex model from the UK, living in Dubai. I would like to share my experience, thoughts and opinions on all things beauty, skincare, hair care and lifestyle related. I would love for your thoughts and opinions too !!
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