Katie Vibes
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Vegan Beauty Beginners Christmas Gift Guide

Oh my gosh, I'm finally doing some kind of gift guide! It's not the biggest selection in the world, but here we have a little group of present ideas for the budding vegan beauty enthusiast in the family...

Little Ondine Twins
I recently did a first impressions post for a polish from this very interesting natural brand. I loved it - and now I've got my eye on their clever little sets that come with two coordinating shades. These are perfect for Christmas; you get two wonderful (and super clean) nail polishes that are worth a lot more money than you're paying. They're polishes are water-based - AMAZING. I love this classic nude and deep red duo.

Botanicals Gentle Skincare Christmas Collection
It's certainly true that I don't shut up about Botanicals but that's with good reason. You really can't find a much better brand that is natural, organic, good value, and 100% vegan. Their Christmas collections are perfect - and this gentle variation comes with the brilliant Mandarin & Chamomile Cleanser*; something that I've recently tried and loved. These collections are a great way to introduce someone to natural skincare.

Konjac Sponge Co. Charcoal Sponge
Konjac sponges are a green beauty staple and I am constantly recommending them to family and friends. They're brilliant for improving the efficacy of your foaming and/or cream cleansers, adding a little gentle exfoliation in to your everyday routine. They come in different variations for different skin types so there's definitely something for everyone. Those who are not green-inclined may find these magical sponges a little strange, but I guarantee they'll get hooked. You can now even get konjac sponges for the body as well!

MuLondon White Chocolate Elbow, Knee & Heel Cream
I've mentioned this multiple times on the blog and yet again, I cannot leave this little gem out of my suggestions. MuLondon creates some seriously high-quality and luxurious products and this multi-purpose balm is perfect for a beauty-concious friend or relative. It's wonderful for treating dryness and minor skin conditions like eczema. I've done a full review of this and also - if you want to learn more about the brand in general - you can check out my interview with founder of the brand, Boris.

Harpers Bizarre Candles
These candles are a new discovery for me but they've quickly taken over my life... since finding the brand, I've bought LOADS. I originally made an order for myself but then only a week later, I made a second order for Christmas presents. They're the perfect size and price for secret santa presents, while still being that little bit different and interesting. They come in a huge variety of scents (including special seasonal ones), so you're sure to find something you like as well... Check out my full review here. My favourite from the seasonal range is Dirty Crow - a beautiful mulled wine scent.

Have any other suggestions for us? Leave them below!