Friday, 14 October 2016

The Best Beauty Crackers 2016

If a Beauty Advent Calendar is not something you want, like or can afford there are always alternatives and a good one comes in the form of a beauty cracker, though it is unlikely you would get a Christmas Hat and an unfunny joke to go with it.  Instead, you could have an amazing Beauty Cracker or Crackers (as some are packs) as a nice little treat or a gift for a beauty lover out there.

As with last two years (2015 and 2014) there are already a lot of these readily available to be purchased now, but what more could any beauty blogger want than a Christmas Tree filled with beauties like these and better still, there are even some for the men in the life. 

Jo Malone - This has to be the cracker of all crackers at £205 and of course with a 100ml bottle of a signature cologne, candle, bodywash, body cream and all from Selfridges!


Vintage Cosmetics Company - Six beautifully packaged crackers which contain full sized items, a paper crown and a beauty tip within each. Priced at £55 you can find them right here.
Jo Malone. Surprise and delight dinner guests with a festive Christmas Cracker at every place setting. Pull it to reveal a surprise treat – fresh Basil & Neroli Cologne, juicy Blackberry & Bay Body & Hand Wash, and compelling, addictive Mimosa & Cardamom Body Crème. Available now for £33.
The Best Beauty Crackers 2016

Espa Nourishing Lip Trio - At £29 this cracker from Espa contains a trio of natural, pink, and red Nourishing Lip Treatments.

Nails inc. Festive Cracker Nail Varnish Collection, a set of six crackers housing six full sized nail polishes including 1 x NailKale Superfood Base Coat and five shades of Nails Inc polish such as Hampstead Grove and Regents Park. Available now for £28.50.

Beauty Crackers 2016

L'Occitane Holiday Trio (£20) - Each cracker contains a hand-picked selection of three L’occitane products. Whether it’s delicate cherry blossom, delicious almond or relaxing aromachologie & lavender and within each set is a hand cream, shower ge and bath cube. These are available right now and you can find them here.
Beauty Crackers 2016

Essie Crack'a'Colour Christmas Gift Set is a set of 4 crackers which each contain an Essie shade such as Fiji and Bordeaux. Priced at £20 this is a great cracker for nail polish lovers and you can find it here.
Beauty Crackers 2016
Molton Brown - Again this year there are two offerings from Molton Brown, one for him and one for her and both are really good value for money at £20. Inside Heavenly Gingerlily Cracker which is for her, you will find three really good sized products Gingerlily Replenishing Hand Cream, 40ml, Gingerlily Body Wash, 50ml and Gingerlily Nourishing Body Lotion, 50ml. 
Beauty Crackers 2016
Beauty Crackers 2016

In the cracker for him, Black Peppercorn Cracker, you will find three good sized products again with Ultra Light Bai Ji Hydrator, 30ml, Black Peppercorn Body Wash, 50ml and Black Peppercorn Nourishing Body Lotion, 50ml. Again this cracker is priced at £20.

Oskia - (£18.50) Housed in a pretty paper cracker is a mini version of Oskia’s bestselling Renaissance Cleansing Gel (40ml) – a non-foaming cleanser that restores radiance and reveals super soft skin.
The Best Beauty Crackers 2016

Autograph (£17.50) have A set of 4 novelty crackers containing luxurious Autograph items. Each cracker contains a mini cosmetic surprise to help create the perfect winter look - items include a nail file, lip lacquer, nail polish and a mascara, all in mini sizes. Available now right here.
Beauty Crackers 2016
Soap & Glory What a Cracker (£16). Soap & Glory bring 6 crackers into the mix this year and within them you will find amazing products ranging from a 75ml bottle of Clean Girls Body Wash to a 50ml tube of Hand Food.  Available now via Boots right here.
Beauty Crackers 2016
Nails Inc Festive Cracker (£14.25). This Cracker houses three mini nail polishes in shades York Row, Buckingham Terrace and St Johns Avenue, all three beautiful shades in one cracker and it is available now right here.
Beauty Crackers 2016
No7 Gifts For The Girls Cracker Collection. Each cracker contains a full size No7 Nail Colour to get fingers looking festive or a No7 Lovely Lips Tinted Lip Balm for mistletoe ready lips. Plus you are also promised a naff joke and a paper crown with these. Priced at £14, you can find them right here.
Beauty Crackers 2016
Feelunique Beauty Tools Christmas Cracker £12. These crackers are described as being 'loaded with beauty treats that will see you through the festive season. Update your dressing table with our handy Beauty Tools Cracker'. They are on sale now here.
Decleor Surprise Cracker Skincare Gift Set £12 contains a 50ml hand cream and looks very festive with bright yellow bows, one which stands out for sure. Available now here.
Beauty Crackers 2016
Zoella Beauty Just Crackers Set - Each cute cracker contains a delightful miniature gift such as a hand cream or a shower cream. Available at £10 for a set of four crackers right here.
Nuxe Holiday Skin Cracker (£10) includes for super cute products - Rêve de Miel Nourishing Hand and Nail Cream, 15ml, Micellar Cleansing Water, 35ml, Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, 10ml and Crème Prodigieuse Anti-Fatigue Moisturising Cream, 15ml which are really amazing sizes considering they are found inside a cracker. Available here.
Beauty Crackers 2016

Cowshed Bullocks Wreath Cracker Skin Care Kit (£10). This is one for the men folk and it is filled with two of their best grooming essentials - Bullocks Soothing Moisturiser, 50ml and Refining Facial Scrub, 20ml. Available here
Beauty Crackers 2016
Then we have Cowshed Wreath Cracker Skin Care Kit (£10). This one can be for either sex and contains two winter skin must-haves formulated with pure essential oils to sooth and soften the skin. So inside you will find a Cow Slip Soothing Hand Cream, 50ml and a Lippy Cow Lip Balm, 5ml and is available here.

This works' Sleep Spell Cracker (£10) contains a 10ml bottle of Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, a best-selling natural sleep aid that inspires feelings of calm. Available right now, you can find this cracker right here.

Beauty Crackers 2016

Sanctuary Spa Surprise & Enjoy Crackers (£10). These come as a set of 4 crackers which contain a Green Lemon & Orange Blossom body wash and body lotion and White Lily & Damask Rose Body Wash and Body Lotion with each item being 75ml. Available right now from Boots here.
Beauty Crackers 2016
Caudalie Vinosource Christmas Cracker Gift Set (£10). This Caudalie Christmas Cracker contains some of their best-loved Vinosource products to hydrate the skin. Includes: Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum, 10ml, Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet, 10ml and a Moisturising Cream Mask, 15ml. Available here.
Beauty Crackers 2016


L'Occitane Pampering Shea Butter Christmas Cracker (£10). L'Occitane's first ever Christmas cracker contains a duo of nourishing Shea Butter products to leave skin feeling soft, clean and comforted. It includes: Shea Butter Hand Cream, 30ml and Shea Milk Extra-Gentle Soap, 50g. Available here.
Beauty Crackers 2016

The second offering from L'occitane when it comes to a single cracker is the Verbena option. Inside you will find a Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel 30ml , and a bar of Shea Verbena Extra-Gentle Soap 50g. Priced at £10 you can find this one here.
Beauty Crackers 2016


L'Occitane en Provence Indulging Delights Christmas Cracker is a third offering and this one contains a duo of Almond Hand Cream and a gentle Shea soap. Priced at £10 you can find this one right here.
Beauty Crackers 2016

Boots No.7 Fresh and Gorgeous Cracker (£8). The No7 Fresh & Gorgeous Cracker contains a Mini Eye Pencil and Intense Volume Black Mascara ideal for on-the-go beauty, inside a festive bronze cracker with ribbon ties. Available from Boots right here.
Beauty Crackers 2016
St. Tropez have three crackers on offer this year.  Starting with the Classic Cracker contains the brand'sClassic Bronzing Mousse; an ultra-lightweight self tan that delivers natural-looking, long-lasting colour with a streak-free finish, cracker also includes a tanning mitt. Priced at £8 you can find this cracker right here
Beauty Crackers 2016
The second is the St. Tropez's Luxe Oil Cracker contains the brand's ultra-hydrating Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil. A Fast-drying and easy-to-apply, the Brazilian-inspired tan delivers natural-looking, streak-free colour that lasts up to ten days. Priced at £10 this one is right here.  The third option is the  St. Tropez's InSt.ant Tan Cracker contains the brand's Wash Off Face and Body Lotion in a Light/Medium shade and this cracker is priced at £10 right here.

Bomb Cosmetics also have two offerings of crackers this year and they are really cute. The first one is called Bath Blaster Bang which contains three bath blasters - Snow Good Bath Blaster, 160g, Gingerbread Trees Bath Blaster, 160g and Holly Go Lightly Bath Blaster, 160g.
Beauty Crackers 2016

Beauty Crackers 2016


The second one is called Bath Blaster Snap Cracker which also contains three full sized bath blasters which are Father Blissmas Bath Blaster, 160g, Dash Away Bath Blaster, 160g and Blueberry Funday Bath Blaster, 160g. Both retail for just £7.99.



Steamcream - Again this year, Steamcream have their cracker with a mini tin of Steamcream encased within festive packaging. Freshly handmade in the UK using high-quality and natural ingredients, the lightweight whipped emulsion can be used on the face, body or hands as a pampering treat and provides long-lasting hydration, whilst minimising excess oil. Available right here for just £6.71.
Beauty Crackers 2016



Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Hand Cream Cracker - £6 and inside you get a Fleur de Figuier Hand Cream 30ml and a sample Fleur de Figuier Fragrance 1.5ml. Find it here at FeelUnique.



Crabtree & Evelyn Pink Pineapple Hand Therapy Cracker £6. - Cracks open to reveal a Rose Pineapple perfumed Hand Therapy cream and it is available at FeelUnique.


Weleeda Skin Food Cracker £5.95 on Amazon this cracker contains a 30ml tube of the cult beauty product Skin Food.
So far there is quite an array of beauty crackers already available and I am more than sure over the coming weeks more will be released, so keep an eye out on this post for even more beauty crackers.  

Have you seen any that you like?

*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

50 comments:

  1. Fab alternatives here to the pricey calendars. Thanks for the info.

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  2. I had never heard of the crackers and now I so want some. Now to decide which ones. Thank you.

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  3. I can't believe there is such a massive range available. I never even knew they were a thing before!

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  4. I want to buy a beauty advent calendar for my sister, but now I'm wondering if a beauty cracker would be more fun! I do love the variety of choices too.

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  5. This post has not helped my shopping addiction! Now it feels rude if I don't buy at least two sets. Xxx

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  6. Oh dear, I read through this list going I want that and ended up saying this to all of them. I suppose it shows I am very easily pleased x

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  7. I'd heard of these but not really thought about them as a useful gift or treat for Christmas. I'll have to add them to my list to consider for a few work colleagues who like beauty treats! ��

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  8. Well I knew they did beauty advent calendars but not crackers - where have I been hiding all this time?! There's some great gift ideas for girlfriends here so that's great - thanks!

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  9. Oh my goodness I need one of each! Most definitely the Nuxe, Bomb and Bayliss and Harding <3

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  10. What a collection! The Bomb Cosmetics ones have to be my favourite, they just look amazing!

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  11. This gets me in the festive spirit. I love how some are responsibly priced too!

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  12. I had never heard of beauty crackers before but they seem like a great idea for a gift, or maybe for a self-indulgent treat!

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  13. What a lovely selection of beauty crackers. I've not purchased one before but they sound like a great idea and a perfect stocking filler.

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  14. Um, is it ok if i just have the lot please?! Wowsers! This is a really well searched post. And you're so spoilt for choice this year! I honestly have no idea which one i would pic. I do love the Decleor packaging. But the pack of Nails Inc ones would be really fun for a girls xmas dinner.

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  15. I saw your post about the advent calendars and I wanted to get a few but then I realised I will be broke by the time I finish paying for the second one lol! These crackers sound just right! Definitely getting the nuxe one and one other! I am excited to try the nuxe products out!

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  16. Oh I love the look of these, the molton brown one looks really good. I might have to treat myself to one of these x

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  17. I've not seen beauty crackers before but now that I have I want one!
    I like the soap and glory one :)

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  18. I love the idea of these! I started off looking down the list, thinking to myself, oh that's my favourite, then, oh no that one is, no that one is and I just ended up wanting them all! :) x

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  19. I had no idea so many different crackers existed. I rather like the bath bomb ones! My younger son (Young master Ordinary Hopes) and I would be big winners with these as the rest of the family would not want them.

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  20. These are some really cool ones! I think it would be nice to pick some at for my daughter as a gift.

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  21. Wow I never knew so many different beauty crackers existed. Such a great alternative. Every year I wish my hubby would buy me a beauty advent calendar but so far he hasn't taken the hint.

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  22. These crackers are such a good idea, and a nice little stocking stuffer.

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  23. These all look lovely I might need to get some this year. Not sure which to go for!!!!

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  24. I do like a beauty Christmas cracker I think my favourites are the M&S ones - only because they look beautiful! x

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  25. There are so many this year! I need to get the zoella and soap and glory ones x

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  26. I kind of want them all! I love the design of the Decleor cracker, it's so pretty. x

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  27. I'd love to receive the Nuxe one. Everyone seems to be doing these this year so it will make shopping easy.

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  28. i love these! the problem is, i would want to keep every product haha

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  29. We saw the Body Shop one today and it was amazing, these look good too! Something for everyone!

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  30. I never knew these even existed, what a good idea.

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  31. They do crackers now? Not sure my kids would appreciate these but may have to sneak them in for me and my daughter

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  32. I love beauty crackers, always make perfect additional gifts for my friends! Those autograph ones are stunning!

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  33. I can't believe that all the Christmas stuff is in the shops already. These looks great!

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  34. Oh the bomb cosmetics one looks fab but I've had my eye on the Soap and Glory one a couple of weeks now. I love these at Christmas over the traditional ones!

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  35. I've never heard of a beauty cracker before but these look amazing!

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  36. I never knew crackers like this existed!!!

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  37. I have to admit I've never heard of beauty crackers before. I didn't know what I was missing out! What a fantastic idea! I love all of them.

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  38. Oooh what gorgeous crackers! I will admit that I probably would not want to share them :-) x

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  39. I have never thought about an alternative to beauty calendars so thanks for the intro Rachel. I think beauty crackers are something I would get into quite easily.

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  40. this is amazing!!!

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  41. Ahhh they're ALL amazing! I love the soap and glory ones though and quite fancy the L'Occitane Holiday Trio! The bomb cosmetic ones look great, too! So many fab choices :) xx

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  42. These are so cute, I really like the look of the Soap & Glory Ones and the Bomb Cosmetics. Beauty advent calendars are a bit too much for me (I know, am I really a blogger?!) but these look like a perfect alternative x

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  43. I think i might treat myself to some of these instead of an advent calender! the oskia one sounda great!

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  44. Wow, that's a lot of crackers out this year! Every brand seems to be getting in on the act! Thanks for the great round up - I wish I could afford to put the Jo Malone one at every place setting, lol!

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  45. Now these are crackers that are right up my street! I love that there is such a fab, wide range this year and there really is something for everyone xx

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  46. Ah there are too many good crackers here! I love the look of the Jo Malone one and the Nails Inc the most though if I had to choose.


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  47. I love the idea of a beauty cracker - they are more within my budget and I could treat both my daughters to one each. Great selection. Kaz x

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  48. I do love the idea of these and it's great that so many brands are doing them this year! The Jo Malone & Nails Inc ones look fab <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  49. I always try to get a Molton Brown cracker for my mom and sister. Love the bargain Crabtree and Evelyn one too.

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