Beauty Treats For Christmas – My Family Ties

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If you haven’t heard of the LIB boxes then you are in for a treat this Christmas as the boxes are 3 for 2 at the moment. The idea of these beauty boxes is to give you the opportunity to try a generous sample (some products are full size) of the latest beauty products on the market.  You can then give them a try and see if you would like to go ahead to buy the full sized product. You can either opt to buy a LIB box which the contents have been carefully selected by the LIB team (they usually have a theme) or you can build your own bespoke box and put in exactly what you want.  The great thing is there is no subscription, so you can pick and choose the right box for you, or as a gift with no obligation.

This Christmas LIB have put together three great beauty boxes, all full of luxury sized products, boxed and ready to wrap.  They are on offer at 3 for 2 giving you the perfect opportunity to gift two to friends and family and keep one for yourself! 
I have been a customer of the LIB boxes for some time and always enjoy trying them out, the main advantage of the boxes is that it gives you a chance to try out the luxury samples before you decide to buy the full sized product.  Also they are always fantastic value for money, and you will find as I did that you discover new products you may not have found on the high street that become firm favourites. 
Below are the three boxes out for Christmas that you can personalise so the box is just right for your loved one, just follow the link and answer the prompted questions to get the perfect box to gift this Christmas. The boxes offer fantastic value for money as most are worth over £80 in value, and all the products you will find are very useable and a mixture of new products and classic brands.
These bespoke beauty boxes all come very carefully packed with pretty festive paper, and the boxes are beautifully finished with a pink ribbon, you can also add a message with a personalised card inside the box.

LIB Boxes – 3 for 2 
Full of products to pamper and relax, the Ultimate Pamper Box is the ideal box to gift to your loved one (or yourself!) this Christmas, it even comes with some delicious Lindt chocolate and a soothing fragrant candle.
The Box Contains:
  • Balance Me Moisture Rich Cream 25ml
  • Essential Care Cream Coconut Cleanser 30ml
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy 25g
  • John Masters Organics Lavender Rosemary Shampoo (30ml)
  • John Masters Organics Citrus & Neroli Detangler (30ml)
  • Percy & Reed Abundantly Bouncy Volumising Hair Mousse (50ml)
  • Maddi Alexander Mistletoe Kisses Natural Room Spray 50ml
  • RITUALS Miracle Scrub Ginseng & Ginkgo Biloba Ultra Softening Hand Scrub (75ml)
  • RITUALS Zensation Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom Foaming Shower Gel Sensation (50ml)
  • Amphora Aromatics Orange & Clove Candle
  • Sanctuary Spa Active Resurface & Refine Ultra Polish (15ml)
  • Lindt Milk Chocolate Novelty Hollow Figure 10g

Get party ready with the Party Prep Box, this LIB box has been carefully thought out with luxury sized products for you to try out, all boxed and ready to gift. From a mud mask to the perfect lip-colour this box has it all for a night getting ready to party and even comes with a handy mirror to put in your handbag.
The Box Contains;
  • Batiste XXL Plumping Powder (5g)
  • Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm (4.25g)
  • Bellápierre Volumizing Mascara in black (9ml)
  • CHEEKY Chat Me Up Nail Paint (10ml)
  • Daniel Sandler Waterproof Eyeliner (full size, 0.35g)
  • invisibobble the traceless hair ring (full size)
  • Dr Organic Dead Sea Mineral Bio-Plasma Mud Mask (100ml)
  • L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Lip colour (full size)
  • Paul Mitchell Dry Wash™ Express Dry Waterless Shampoo (50ml)
  • Rimmel BB Cream Matte (8ml tube, shade: Light)
  • MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow in Rich List (1.2g)
  • Lindt Milk Chocolate Novelty Hollow Figure 10g
  • Latest in Beauty Pocket Mirror
  • Amphora Aromatics Orange & Clove Candle

The Naturally Beautiful Box is jam packed with products worth over £80 ! Great value at £24.95 giving you the perfect opportunity to try out the luxury samples to pamper and nourish the face and body, with make-up to get you party ready and some fabulous skincare products to soothe and nourish. This bespoke beauty box is a fantastic gift idea this festive season, or as a treat for yourself!

The Box Contains:
  • Percy & Reed Volumising Mousse
  • John Masters – Lavender & Rosemary Shampoo
  • John Masters – Citrus & Neroli Detangler
  • Essential Care – Creamy Coconut Cleanser 
  • Orange & Clove Candle
  • Mistletoe & Kisses Natural Room Spray
  • Sanctuary Spa Resurface & Refine Ultra Polish
  • Balance Me Rich Face Cream
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Verbena & Lavender Hand Cream
  • Rituals Zensation – Foaming Shower Gel
  • Rituals – Miracle Scrub
  • Lindt Milk Chocolate Novelty Hollow Figure 

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without crackers and why not save these this Christmas as an extra special gift to pop under the tree, or an wonderful addition to the Christmas table. Filled with skincare goodies each LIB box comes with three beauty crackers to spoil someone special with, a great Christmas gift that is perfect to wrap as it is already boxed.


Scholl Velvet Smooth Luxury Pedicure Set £80

A pedicure kit is a great gift to give or receive at Christmas and Scholl have their Luxury Pedicure Set on sale at Boots now, a great gift idea this festive season.

The Scholl Velvet Smooth Luxury Pedicure Set :

The luxury set is neatly packaged up inside a premium pearlescent Scholl Velvet SmoothBeauty Bag which contains all your foot care essentials to get your feet looking fantastic for the festive season.
 This perfect pedicure present includes:

Scholl Velvet Smooth Microfibre Towel:

Place the towel down before you start your pedicure ready to dry your feet when you have finished, it is also an ideal way to collect any debris from your pedicure.
Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File:

An electrical hard skin removal device that gives soft, beautiful feet in an instant by effortlessly buffing away hard skin in minutes. The ergonomically shaped soft-touch handle is comfortable to hold, while the specially designed Micralumina head efficiently rotates to file away hard skin.

Scholl Velvet Instense Serum:
Designed to provide intense hydration for feet, the serum contains hyaluronic acid which penetrates into the skin. Hyaluronic acid has an ability to hold and retain water, helping to improve the density and structure of the skin, making it wonderfully elastic. The serum also contains Pentavitin which acts like a “moisture magnet” creating a durable bond with the body’s own keratin in the uppermost layer of skin, so that water molecules stored in the skin remain there. Massage into dry skin and see instant results.
Scholl Velvet Smooth Glass Nail File
Remove rough edges and file your nails for a beautiful finish , gentle on your nails this file gives you a professional and smooth finish.
Scholl Velvet Smooth Cuticle Sticks

To shape the base of your nail gently use the cuticle sticks to push back your cuticles.
Scholl Velvet Smooth Toe Separators 
Once you have your feet looking smooth and ready, next step is to paint your nails, you can use the Scholl toe separators to help you get a perfect finish.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about these great Christmas beauty gift ideas, If you are planning to buy any of them do buy now to avoid disappointment as they are selling fast.
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* The beauty products were kindly given to us by LIB and Scholl for the purpose of this review however all opinions and thoughts are our own*


  1. December 7, 2014 / 7:46 am

    That's a lovely 'Naturally Beautiful' gift box.

    • January 11, 2015 / 3:47 pm

      They are such a great gift idea Maya although hard to gift when you want one yourself too! 🙂

  2. December 7, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    Some lovely beauty gifts there, I wouldn't say no to any of these.

    • January 11, 2015 / 3:47 pm

      They are gorgeous aren't they Jayne 🙂

  3. Caroline
    December 21, 2014 / 11:49 pm

    Best of the beauty boxes I have seen so far.

    • January 11, 2015 / 3:48 pm

      They are such good quality and value I agree Caroline 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    December 24, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    What great gifts / treats.

    Rachel Craig

    • January 11, 2015 / 3:48 pm

      I would be happy if I found one under the tree!

  5. January 2, 2015 / 12:32 pm

    The naturally beautiful box looks lovely, great value. x

    • January 11, 2015 / 3:49 pm

      It is a great box of beauty treats I agree 🙂

  6. January 3, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    Oh I really like this! I haven't heard of LIB before and love the idea of no subscription! Will be looking out for LIB now!

    • January 11, 2015 / 3:50 pm

      They are a great buy Lynn, and such good value too 🙂

  7. January 5, 2015 / 11:07 am

    Lots of great ideas!

    • January 11, 2015 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you, they have so many great beauty ideas on the website!

  8. January 28, 2015 / 7:57 am

    great idea for a gift.

  9. February 11, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    i actually got that foot file for my mouther in law and she loved it x

  10. March 2, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Some lovely things that I didn't see last Christmas, I hope some are available this year 🙂