18 December 2017

Gift guide for all beauty lovers

Beauty Gift Guide 2017:
For once in my life I am actually prepared around Christmas, I have the majority of my presents sorted, the trees are up (and have been for some time now) and I am in the festive spirit full swing. If you read Dungarees & Donuts a lot, you'll be aware I am a huge fan of creating gift guides, it gives a platform to show off your favourite items and also give others inspiration too. Hopefully, you enjoy this gift guide and let me know in the comments what your favourite beauty gifts are. 

Drape and Colour Makeup Brushes £21.00:
Real Techniques have really gone all out this year with their holiday gift sets, there are so many to chose from. The drape and colour set contains 4 brushes, as well as a beauty blender and a mirror. The first thing that drew me to this collection was the colour of the brushes, and how cheap it was for what you get! The brushes included in the set are a multitask brush used for bronzing and highlighting, I use mine to set my powder also. Multitask cheek brush for creating that flawless edge, and the real techniques website advises this can be used for "an extreme tapered cut can be used to drape blush onto apples of cheeks, around the hairline, and down jawline". A lip blur brush, I have to admit before this set I had not heard of this brush, I have learnt it is great for creating a soft lip look and great for blending out the colour of your lips. Finally the lip brush, this is so perfect for creating any lip look, the brush is defined and so easy to use, I love to put my Urban Decay lipstick vice on with this as it creates such a lovely look. The mirror is great for having in your handbag for on the go. You can purchase this from the real techniques website

Real techniques christmas set
Real techniques christmas set
Real techniques christmas set

Colour correcting set £16.00:
Can I start off by saying, how lush is this gift set? Another winner from Real Techniques for sure. This set contains four brushes and four blenders, and the way in which this works is it should make colour correcting easier, by having colours for each category and what works best to cover what. You can buy a variety of coloured concealer which matches these brushes. Taken from the Real Techniques site these are what the each of the colours is for:
Cancel sallowness with lavender
Cover + conceal darkness with peach
Neutralise redness with green
Brighten with pink

For those looking to get into colour correcting, this is the perfect set for you. 

MAVALA Dancing Queen Mini Nail Trio Gift Set £13.50:
I have always been a huge fan of Mavala, those small pots of nail varnish last so long, and don't end up going weird and runny like some nail varnish, the colours are the perfect glittery shades for your works Christmas party or even just in the run-up to Christmas. Dancing Queen is the colour that appealed to me the most, such a pretty shade. All of the shades are glittery and long-lasting. 


Sleek MakeUP essentially Sleek kit £10.00:
This gift set is perfect for keeping in your handbag, with three mini products and a makeup bag to store them in, it's great for on the go. All of the products are light and great for finishing off any look. The eyeshadow palette contains twelve mini shades all in a compact light palette with a mirror built in. The kit also contains a mini mascara and a matte me lip cream. I would give this gift to anyone who is looking for a secret Santa gift if the recipient likes make up obviously haha! There are plenty of other amazing Sleek Gift sets in their collection including my favourite the Rioja red pout and polish kit

Vera Wang Princess: 
This perfume is one of the best I've smelt in a long time, along with a beautiful bottle and something I've wanted for a long time. I am awful at describing the scents of perfume, but The Fragrance shop advises Its sexy scent includes a mixture of water lily, apple, mandarin meringue, and golden apricot skin, dark chocolate, amber, musk, and vanilla. It's a lovely girly scent, and the fact that bottle has two rings on it makes it extra special. You can purchase this from Chemist 4 u for £22.99 for 100ml.

Let me know what beauty gifts you'd recommend this Christmas! 

*Contains PR Samples


  1. Vera Wang Princess has been a favourite of mine for YEARS. Those makeup brushes are absolutely gorgeous too.

  2. I love those brushes, they're absolutely stunning. You can't beat a bit of iridescent rainbow x

  3. Those makeup brushes are right down my street! I've been on the look out for new ones for ages too :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

  4. What a great selection, those Dancing Queen varnishes are amazing and a great price too.

  5. This is a great gift guide and you can never have too make Sleek gift sets x

  6. Such lovely items! I love the look of that Sleek gift set and those Mavala polishes

  7. Great gift guide. The brushes you have listed are beautiful and I love them!

  8. Good guide. Short but that's not a bad thing. I've seen those brushes on offer somewhere but I don't remember where.

  9. I think the Dancing Queen kit could be a nice little treat for my wife, but it'll have to be in the new year, as we're pretty much broke right now, haha