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Get Christmas off to a bang with our edit of the festive season’s chicest beauty crackers and baubles

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Dream big

Anyone who’s feeling Christmas frazzled will be eternally grateful for this mini sleep spray and eye-mask set from award-winning dream weavers, This Works. Almost as good as a Boxing Day lie-in.

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This Works The Big Bang Gift Set surrounded by Christmas foliage and pine cones

Golden wonder

Tucked inside L’Occitane’s bauble is a trio of bestselling fun-sized favourites: verbena-scented soap, hand cream and body lotion. Guaranteed to keep them pampered, long after the decs come down.

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L’Occitane Refreshing Verbena Baublesurrounded by Christmas foliage

Twinkle toes (and hands)

Manicure magpies will be obsessed with this glittering nail duo from Essie – with a chic grey base coat and seriously sparkly top coat, wear alone or together for party-ready nails to get you noticed.

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Essie Merry Mani Bauble Duo Kit surrounded by Christmas baubles

You’ve pulled!

This set of four dinky crackers will send beauty-lovers giddy with glee: in place of a paper hat, they’ll discover a miniature pampering surprise inside, from liquid eye glitter to luxe lip gloss.

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Limited Collection Cracker Giftsurrounded by Christmas foliage

Merry kissmas!

This liquid lipstick duo from Ciate comes in two universally flattering shades and has long-lasting superpowers (which guarantees it won’t look messy after a cheeky, under-the-mistletoe moment).

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Ciate Kiss Collective Duo surrounded by festive berries

Manicure heaven

Stuffed inside this giant show-stopper of a cracker are all the nail-polish shades you’ll ever need for Christmas and beyond. After all, why have one when you can have 12? (Yes, 12.)

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Limited Collection Nail Polish Set on a red festive background

Best tressed

Technically it isn’t a cracker but this stocking-filler from Philip Kingsley is too brilliant not to mention – it contains two handy travel-sized treats of their famous hair saviours, Elasticizer and Polishing Balm.

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Philip Kingsley Polished Perfection Stocking Filler surrounded by Christmas baubles

Handbag heroes

If they’re never more than arm’s reach away from a lip balm or hand cream, then this dream team from Cowshed will fill them with delight. We especially love their mood-boosting scents.

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Cowshed Cracker Hand & Lip Set surrounded by Christmas baubles and festive foliage

Bathtime bliss

This decadent little bottle of Moroccan Rose Bath Oil from Ren is like sunshine on a winter’s day – and at just £8, it’s perfectly priced for a Secret Santa or last-minute stocking filler.

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Ren Moroccan Rose Oil Bath Oil surrounded by Christmas foliage

The wonder balm

The pot might be small but don’t be fooled – Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Wild Rose Beauty Balm is a mighty multi-tasker that works as a cleanser, skin-balancing mask or an all-purpose balm for hands and lips.

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Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm surrounded by festive berries



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