All that glitters is gold

The festive season is fast approaching which means the release of the beauty world’s limited edition products. Gold is a major theme, with everyone from Neom to Pure Treatment oil and Burberry fragrance giving signature products an extra special Christmas sparkle. Here’s our cherry-picked list of the molten products we’re coveting this season and hoping will magically appear in our Christmas stockings.


SHOW’s Pure Treatment Oil

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Sometimes the beauty world releases limited edition products that are just too pretty to use, and SHOW’s gold Swarovski crystal-topped pure treatment oil is one of them. The top features 800 Swarovski Elements that are hand-applied by skilled artisans, and takes over 6 hours to create each one. With such a beautiful outer casing it’s easy to forget the best-selling product inside: a multi-use elixir that strengthens, nourishes and adds lustre to the hair with its unique argan oil formulation. It’s the ultimate treat for the beauty magpie.

Stockist: Harrods


Neom’s Christmas Wish candles

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Neom’s limited edition Christmas Wish candle conjures all the cosiness and comfort of Mrs Claus’s grotto. A heady blend of 16 essential oils goes into creating the soothing mandarin and cinnamon scent, and a sprinkle of either platinum or 18kt gold adds a gorgeous touch of Christmas sparkle. The collection also includes a delectable pine, myrrh and lime peel Perfect Peace candle and a stocking-filler set that includes three miniature bath oils. We advise you start dropping hints now.



Pat McGrath’s gold pigment

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Pat McGrath’s recent announcement of her own makeup line sent shockwaves of excitement around the beauty world. Her first product release, (in the lead up to the release of a full range next year) is a Christmas-perfect gold pigment. The pure gold powder can be added to everything from a body lotion, to cream shadows or lip gloss for a dramatic molten shimmer. There are only 1000 units available so don’t hang around – add yourself to the waiting list at


Dior’s Diorific Vernis State of Gold nail polish


Forget the classic red manicure this Christmas, it’s all about glitter and gold. Dior has set the bar sky high this season with its Diorific State of Gold polish that bursting with platinum and gold glitter. Take a generous drop and layer it on the nail, as if setting down a jewel. The effect is nothing short of spectacular but is probably best reserved for the most skilled of manicurists.



My Burberry Festive Fragrance


If you already love Burberry’s signature ‘My Burberry’ fragrance, you may want to add its limited edition Festive eau de parfum to your list to Santa. It still smells just as heavenly – with top notes of sweet pea and bergamot – but comes with a scattering of gold flakes that will cling to the skin when sprayed on. If someone wants to really get in your good books, they can also have your initials engraved on the bottle.



Words: Cat Hufton




Cat is the beauty-obsessed founder of the London Beauty Insider. She is a London=based writer and editor and also regularly contributes to the Telegraph, Metro, L'oreal, MATCHESFASHION.COM and Grazia Arabia.

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