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Spoil Yourself This Christmas

Spoil Yourself This Christmas
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and if anyone has earned a thoughtful, luxurious Christmas gift, it’s you, beauty. When Christmas comes around, they always say "'Tis the season for giving".

But hey... in our books, a cheeky little gift to yourself should definitely be included in that memo. There’s nothing quite like that warm satisfying feeling on Christmas morning when you unwrap a gift that’s been hand-picked by the person who knows you best (*ahem* ... you)  so why not take a minute to browse through a selection of products you’re sure to love.

Something Luxe

You appreciate the finer things in life, and so you should; you deserve it. This December, pick yourself out one of these luxury skincare or fragrance gifts and wake up on Christmas morning like a giddy school child. Santa, you shouldn't have. 
  1. Yves Saint Laurent Christmas 2021 Black Opium Eau de Parfum Spray Gift SetWhat’s better than a bottle of YSL Black Opium? Two bottles, of course. With both a 90ml Eau de Parfum and a 7.5ml travel-size version, you’ll be smelling fabulous around the clock. And because it’s the festive season, the set even includes a free Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream lipstick in the stunning shade #206 Club Bordeaux.  Sumptuous.
  2. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Moisture Essentials KitYou’ve likely already heard the rave reviews of the Elemis Pro-Collagen range, but here’s a reminder. Using botanical ingredients like Ginkgo Biloba and Watermelon Snow Algae, the signs of ageing are reduced through intense hydration. This set includes the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm and Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask.
  3. Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleanse & Glow Not ready to switch away from your favourite moisturiser? Try this Elemis set instead. Ideal for all skin types, this set includes Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm along with the Luxury Cleansing Cloth, Soothing Glow Candle and a trial size of the best-selling Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
  4. Chanel Le Lift CrèmeChanel... need you even ask anymore? Well... here's a little bit more info anyway, if you're really curious. The renowned Le Lift Crème by Chanel is suitable for all skin types - it reactivates youth proteins in the skin, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a renewed, more youthful complexion.
  5. ESPA Mindful Traveller CollectionThe epitome of luxury, this collection contains eight indulgent ESPA skincare and bath products, presented within a keepsake case made from vegan leather.

As Seen On Social

Although many of the products hyped on social media aren’t worth their salt, some are getting attention for all the right reasons. Whether you’re infatuated with Facebook, obsessed with Insta, gaming your TikTok algorithm  or avoiding social media platforms altogether, these products have a reputation you just can’t ignore.
  1. Olaplex Treatment KitThe range of Olaplex hair care products has saved many a DIY bleach disaster over lockdown. Scientifically proven to strengthen hair, the treatment kit includes No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment, No.3 Hair Perfector, No.4 Bond Maintenance and No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask. Whether your hair has been damaged by heat, chemicals or just needs some TLC, this kit is for you.
  2. Moschino Toy2 Eau de Parfum Spray GiftIt may have captured hearts for its adorable teddy bear design, but Moschino’s Toy2 is no fad. This seductive scent has apple, orange, white currant, peony and musk notes to create a floral, fruity fragrance you’re sure to love. The gift set includes a 50ml bottle of Toy2 Eau de Parfum and matching body lotion and shower gel.
  3. Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette CoralHuda Beauty is a big name in eyeshadow, and it’s easy to see why. From the Obsessions Palette collection, Coral features nine richly pigmented shades of coral and complementary colours to create an array of stunning eye looks. 
  4. Real Techniques Strut Your StuffYour makeup is only as good as your application, and this Real Techniques set of brushes and beauty blenders will ensure yours is on point. The box includes seven different makeup brushes and two miracle complexion sponges, so from your foundation to your winged liner, you’ll be looking fabulous on Christmas morning.
  5. benefit West Coast Wondersbenefit has a cult following in the beauty industry for doing things a little differently and doing them well. In this set, you’ll find minis of three of benefit’s best-selling products, making it the perfect way to find out what all the fuss is about.  Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain, Galifornia Powder Blush and The POREfessional Pore Primer… step this way. 

More Is More

Are you indecisive? Struggling to narrow down your wishlist? Or maybe you just like getting the most bang for your buck? This collection of gifts is designed just for you.  
  1. Urban Decay Naked Cherry PaletteWith 12 shades of shadow, the Naked Cherry Palette has an enviable array of options for your next makeup look. The shadows go on smoothly and blend seamlessly to create bold, sultry styles with a velvety texture. And, with the included double-ended brush, it’s a saviour on those busy weekday mornings.
  2. Bomb Cosmetics Panda Yourself Increase your self-care options with the Panda Yourself box from Bomb Cosmetics. Including five gorgeously scented bath products, you can soak the day away with relaxing floral and berry fragrances, including blackberry, geranium and lavender. The only decision you have to make is which you’ll try first?
  3. benefit Destination Celebration Gift SetYou want to try ALL the benefit beauty products, we hear you. With so many best-sellers, it’s hard to know where to start, but benefit has made it easy with the Destination Celebration Gift Set. It includes Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil, The POREfessional Hydrate Primer,  Benefit Dandelion Brightening Finishing Powder, Benefit Lovetint Lip & Cheek Stain.
  4. Moschino Mini Trio Set If you liked the look of Moschino Toy 2 in the “As Seen On Social” category but aren’t entirely sure it’s right for you, why not try a few more in the collection? The Moschino Mini Trio Set includes 5ml bottles of Toy2, Toy Boy and Toy2 Bubblegum, so you can enjoy three distinctly different fragrances before choosing your favourite.
  5. Versace Miniature Collection 3 x 5ml Perfumes can smell completely different when combined with your unique skin chemistry. So, when choosing a new fragrance, it’s best to wear it on more than one occasion and see how it settles on your skin. Featuring three of Versace’s most loved women’s fragrances, this collection of miniatures allows you to try Bright Crystal, Bright Crystal Absolu and Yellow Diamond at home - which will be your signature? 

For The Gent

You deserve more than panic-bought socks and ties. This year, mix things up and treat yourself to something a little more indulgent.
  1.  Versace Man Mini Gift SetNot entirely sure where to start in the hunt for your next signature scent? This gift set includes four miniature bottles of Versace’s best-selling fragrances, including Dylan Blue and Eros Homme, so you’re sure to discover a new favourite.
  2. HUGO BOSS Christmas 2021 BOSS Bottled Eau de ToiletteBOSS Bottled is a classic men’s fragrance that never goes out of style. Not only is this woody fragrance ideal for the season, but the set also includes a shower gel and is beautifully packaged, so you won’t need to wrap or unwrap it yourself.
Merry Christmas beauties!
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