Sunday, 21 October 2018

The Best Beauty Crackers and Baubles for 2018

I know Beauty Advent Calendars are not for everyone for very different reasons but there is a compromise in the form of beauty crackers, which I happen to absolutely love. Long gone are the crackers you got on the table at Christmas with the useless paper crown and awful jokes, in their place come some incredible options and here they are! Just imagine some of these danging from your tree!
The Best Beauty Crackers and Baubles for 2018

Aromatherapy Associates (£12)
One of my go-to products, when I am feeling really run down and full of cold, is Breathe Support by Aromatherapy Associates.  This Christmas, The Pearl of Wisdom Bauble is the offering.
Aromatherapy Associates Beauty Bauble
Inside the bauble is the Light Relax Shower Oil which you can find right here via Lookfantastic.

Aveda Style On The Go Cracker (£18)
Perfect for touching up hair on-the-go or taking away for a weekend city break, this features some of Aveda’s bestselling styling essentials, from the Thickening Tonic to the new Blow Dry Accelerator. 

The Best Beauty Crackers for 2018

On sale from November 1st here.

Aveda Colour Conserve Cracker (£14.40)
If you have coloured hair, then Aveda haven't forgotten about you. As with the cracker above, nestled inside, there are four products which will restore full vibrancy and shine to your hair and skin.

The Best Beauty Crackers for 2018
Products include a 50ml Colour Conserve Shampoo and Conditioner, 10ml Thickening Tonic and a 7ml Tulasara Renew Morning Crème.  On sale right now here.

Birchbox Skincare & Makeup Crackers (£15)
Birchbox are selling not one, but two beauty crackers. With skincare and makeup options, each is packed with four mini treats from brands such as Benefit and Sand & Sky. 

The Best Beauty Crackers for 2018

On sale from 2nd November right here.

By Terry Baume De Rose Tree Decoration (£20)
This I would love to find hanging on my Christmas Tree! I am a huge ByTerry Fan and this is just a divine gift.
ByTerry Tree Bauble
Inside you will find the highly coveted lip balm with a velvety texture and a delicate Rose scent.  On sale right now here via Lookfantastic.

Caudalie Vinosource Christmas Cracker (£10)
If you still haven't tried anything from Caudalie then this cracker is an amazing introduction to a fantastic trio.

The Best Beauty Crackers for 2018

Inside the cracker you will find a Micellar Cleansing Water (30ml), Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum (10ml) and a Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (15ml). Three incredible products for hydrating the skin and it is on sale now right here.

Clarins Face and Lips Cracker (£10)

Inside you will find two essential makeup products and it includes the Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer 4ml and Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 01 Honey 2.8ml. 

The Best Beauty Crackers for 2018

On sale now via Feelunique here.

Clarins Lips and Eyes Cracker (£10)

If you are looking for a little bargain then at £10 for a mini mascara and lip perfector, this would make a brilliant secret santa or stocking filler.  

Clarins Beauty Cracker 2018

It is also on sale right now here.

Cloud 9 (£18.50)
Cloud Nine's Gift of Gold It's a Cracker Set conceals a must-have hair hero, specially formulated for all your styling needs.

Cloud Nine Christmas Cracker

Packaged inside, you will find a Cloud Nine Magical Quick Dry Potion and it is available right now via Beauty Expert here.

Cowshed Tree Decoration (£12)

Inside this sleek box topped with a festive bow that houses two gorgeously-scented bodycare must-haves for a good night’s sleep.

Cowshed Tree Decoration 2018

Inside you will find Knackered Cow Relaxing Bath & Shower Gel and Knackered Cow Relaxing Body Lotion. On sale here right now.

Crabtree & Evelyn Red Berry & Fir Hand Therapy Cracker (£8)
Inside this cracker is a nourishing, limited edition hand cream which is designed to leave skin feeling pampered and nurtured.

Crabtree & Evelyn Beauty Cracker 2018

Described as being a super-moisturising and replenishing hand cream whose formula harnesses the softening and conditioning properties of Shea Butter to comfort and condition hands, nails and cuticles. It absorbs quickly into skin, delivering a host of beneficial ingredients to leave winter-bitten hands feeling soft, hydrated. On sale now with Lookfantastic here.

Emma Hardie All Is Bright Cracker (£16)
One of my favourite skincare brands has put together this amazing cracker which serves as a great introduction to the brand.

Emma Hardie All Is Bright Cracker

Inside the cracker, you will find the incredible Moringa Cleansing Balm (15ml), Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask (15ml) and a Dual Action Mini Cleansing Cloth. Such a bargain and if you have been wanting to give the Cleansing balm a try, then grab this cracker quick! On sale right here.

Eyeko (£15)
Festive Flutter Christmas cracker, containing the ultimate drama duo designed for after-hours glamour. Featuring the Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner and Black Magic Mascara.
Eyeko Festive Flutter Cracker

The Eye Do Liquid Liner delivers intense single stroke colour, whilst the best-selling Black Magic Mascara combines drama, volume and curl for visibly transformed lashes. On sale right now for £15 with Eyeko here.

Fenty Beauty (£17)
This bauble is incredible value for money considering it includes Two Lil Mattemoiselles Plush Matte Lipstick Duo.
Fenty Beauty Lipstick Bauble
Featuring Spanked (Dusty Rose) and Griselda (Bold Burgundy) this duo comes packaged in a limited-edition ornament.

Gatineau Christmas Cracker (£15)
I am a huge fan of Gatineau and I think this cracker is just an absolute steal. Packaged inside the traditional Gatineau packaging you will find four products.

Gatineau Beauty Cracker

The products inside include - Melatogenine Refreshing Cleansing Cream 50ml, Melatogenine AOX Probiotics Advanced Rejuvenating Cream 15ml, a Muslin Cloth and a Gatineau Keyring. On sale now here.

Jo Loves (£40)
Now, this is one cracking Christmas Cracker and it is said to have a semi-customisable concept (you can choose to include a Fragrance Paint Brush or a Body Spray) which I happen to think is rather fabulous. 

Jo Loves Christmas Cracker

On sale from October and definitely one to grab quickly because these will be guaranteed to sell out just as quickly as they come into stock.

Jo Malone (£32)
If the Jo Malone Advent Calendar is slightly out of your budget, how about a cracker instead?

Jo Malone Beauty Cracker

I am told this year by a friend of mine, that the brand is offering a ready-made cracker for £32, as well as customisable options. On Sale from mid-October here.

L'Occitane (£12 here)

The 'My Floral Essentials Cherry Blossom' Body Care Bauble is just as stunningly decorated as the two advent calendars.

L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Bauble
Each one opens to reveal three 'Cherry Blossom' products to gently cleanse and moisturise skin, leaving behind the delicate floral scent of Provençal cherry blossom.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Festive Bauble (£12 here)
A lovely gift or stocking filler, this star shape bauble endorsing Castelbajac Paris design is a gorgeous addition to any tree. Keep your skin super soft and protected with this sweet tree decoration filled with three of L'Occitane's best-loved Shea Butter favourites: 

L'Occitane Shea Butter Tree Decoration

30ml Ultra Rich Body Lotion, 25g Shea Butter Milk Soap and a 10ml Shea Butter Hand Cream.

Lanolips Xmas Tinted Rhubarb Lip Gloss Bauble (£7.99)
Dangling from your tree, would you be happy to find the Lanolips Xmas Bauble which contains the brand's Tinted Lip Gloss in 'Rhubarb'?
Lanolips Xmas Tinted Rhubarb Bauble

Using Ultra Pure Grade Lanolin, this natural, cruelty-free lip gloss moisturises and softens, whilst delivering sheer, non-sticky colour that deepens natural lip colour. It also has SPF 30 protects from environmental aggressors.

M&S Beauty Ragdale Hall Cracker (£12.50)

This beauty Christmas cracker is filled with divine miniature beauty products that have been designed in collaboration with the award-winning Ragdale Hall spa.
M&S Beauty Ragdale Hall Cracker

Inside you will find a range of pampering products including bath elixir, hand cream and aromatherapy body mist and essentially it has everything you need in one cracker for a relaxing start to a hectic Christmas Morning. On sale now via Marks & Spencer here.

Margaret Dabbs London (£25)
Inside this Fabulous Foot Lotion Christmas Cracker you will find the award-winning Fabulous Feet Foot Lotion 200ml

Margaret Dabbs Cracker
Available (here) from FeelUnique this is a beautifully presented cracker.

Marc Jacobs (£18)
The Anything Goes Cracker features Marc Jacobs' bestselling Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara and Le Marc Lip Crème - in shade Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Marc Jacobs Christmas Cracker
Looking festive with it's gold packaging, this cracker is available from Harvey Nichols.
Molton Brown (£20)
This is an incredible cracker for fans of Molton Brown.  Inside there are four mini versions of Molton’s bestselling shower gels.

Molton Brown Christmas Cracker

Those shower gels, which are all 50ml includes Fiery Pink Pepper Bath & Shower Gel, Orange & Bergamot Bath & Shower Gel, Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Bath & Shower Gel and finally the stunning Rosa Absolute Bath & Shower Gel.  On sale right now at John Lewis.

Molton Brown £12
This Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold Festive Shower Gel Bauble is described as being an opulent bath and shower gel enriched with precious oudh accord and 24-carat gold leaf extract in a festive bauble.
Molton Brown Christmas Bauble Gift

Alongside this bauble, you can also find a few others right here via Molton Brown.

Nuxe (£10)
For just £10 this 2018 Nuxe Christmas Cracker contains no less than 4 products from the brand .

Nuxe Beauty Cracker

Inside you will find: Huile prodigieuse 10ml, Rêve de Miel® hand cream 15ml, Rêve de Miel® face cream 15ml and a Rêve de Miel® Gentle Face Cleanser 15ml. On sale now right here.

Oskia Star Kissed Christmas (£15)
Inside the Star from Oskia is the Cupid's Bow Lip Balm has been given a festive update wrapped in bauble-style packaging. 

Oskia Star Kissed Christmas

The Star Kissed Christmas contains a super-lightweight lip balm and is the perfect stocking filler for those in need of a nutritious lip treatment. Formulated with Avocado Oil and natural Shea Butter, plus a blend of Vitamins A and E, the nourishing lip balm glides on effortlessly, soothing and protecting to leave lips feeling soft and healthy. On sale now right here.

Philip Kingsley (£10)
If you are a fan of Elasticizer then this is the cracker for you, especially at this price. 
The Best Beauty Crackers for 2018
The 'Let It Shine' Cracker features the Daily Damage Defence' conditioning spray and an Elasticizer and it is on sale right here .

Real Techniques (£6)
Inside the bauble you will find two mini beauty sponges from Real Techniques.
Real Techniques Beauty Sponge Bauble
The Mini Sponges are perfect for travel or on-the-go touch ups using creams, liquids or powders. On sale via Boots here.

Stylpro (£8.99)
A Beauty Bloggers dream is the Stylpro brush cleaning device which is absolute heaven for that much-dreaded task, so how about a cracker?
Stylpro Make up Cleanser cracker
Inside this cracker you will find a brush cleanser and conditioner and it is said that the formula will cut through stubborn cosmetics and at the same time nourish and gently condition the brush bristles with Wheatgerm, Grapeseed and Argan oils leaving them silky, smooth and protected.  On sale now at Boots here.

This Works The Big Bang Cracker (£13)

Inside this beauty of a cracker, you will find two amazing this works products which, if you haven't tried, you need too.

This Works Beauty Cracker

There is, of course, a Deep Sleep™ Pillow Spray which is raved about and very much loved and a luxurious looking eye mask to complete the duo. Available right now here.

Too Faced Limited Edition Cracker (£14)
This beauty cracker is limited edition, so if you want to grab it then you need to be quick!

Too Faced Beauty Cracker

Featuring everybody’s favourite mascara, Better Than Sex and a highly pigmented liquid lipstick, this is all you’ll need for a season of festive partying. On Sale from 5th October.

I love that there is so much choice with regards to Beauty Crackers and I really like that there is something for all budgets.  Do you see any that you like?

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  1. Aaaaah they are all SO cute! I love the look of all of them. I love the crackers for Christmas, they make such good gifts! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. Ooh I need that By Terry one, I'm obsessed with their makeup xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  3. Love this Rach! I’m giving the advent calendar a miss this year and treating myself to a cracker instead. I want the Jo Malone one 😄 x

  4. I want them all!!! Imagine having only these as your tree baubles! xx


  5. Sooo many beauty crackers! My fave is either By Terry or Emma Hardie! x

  6. The Birchbox ones look lovely. I really want to try Fenty Beauty at some point. I wish the collection was available at more retailers.

  7. I need the by terry one! I’ve been wanting to try baume de rose forever xx

  8. I want SO many of these x

  9. Oh I want them all! The JM one is my faveX xxx

  10. I didn’t realise just how many crackers there were. I need the Oskia and too faced one x


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