Under the tree this Christmas! As the festive season approaches and thoughts turn to gifting, fear not, I have the ultimate beauty gift guide to help you find the perfect pressie guaranteed to put a smile on the face of your loved one this Christmas morning.
Seoulista Beauty ‘A Magical Night in Wellbeing Kit’
‘A Magical Night In’ is a top-to-toe bundle of treats designed to provide professional results at home. Choose from a bestselling Instant Facial™ to suit your skin needs, combined with the sustainable cleansing Magic Cleanse and nourishing, soothing treats to provide some much-needed TLC to your precious hands and feet. Contains 1 Magic Cleanse, 1 Instant Facial, 1 Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure, 1 Rosy Hands Instant Manicure. Choice of Instant Facial includes Super Hydration, Brightening or Correct & Calm, €24.99 available in selected pharmacies nationwide, Dunnes Stores and seoulistabeauty.com
Max Benjamin Bath Experience Gift Set
Bringing balance and joy to the recipient’s life, Max Benjamin’s Bath Experience Gift Set is the gift of self-care this Christmas. The recently launched Bath & Body range is focused on wellness, sleep, and luxurious textures. This gift set contains a glass jar of lavender, chamomile, and magnesium body cream, a glass jar of lavender, chamomile, and magnesium body scrub and a lavender and chamomile candle. Presented in a beautifully crafted, recyclable gift box, €50 available from maxbenjamin.com and select luxury retailers nationwide.
Kérastase Gift Sets
Give the gift of beautiful hair this Christmas with Kérastase and their luxurious range of ultra-personalised gift sets, for pure hair indulgence. Genesis Anti Hair-Fall collection will give hair that much needed dose of strength and ‘oomph’. Containing Bain Hydra Fortifiant, Fondant Renforcateur and Défense Thermiquem, weakened hair will benefit from this strengthening trio, €88.10. And for curly girls the Curl Manifesto Discovery Set is a must for the stocking list this year. Three luxury travel size products to nourish and define curly and oily hair, €35 both available from a Kérastase stockist near you.
Murad Start Glowing Set
Partnering with illustrator Patrick Hruby, Murad’s Christmas collection is a limited-edition range of apothecary style skincare kits. The four piece Start Glowing is a complete brightening regimen to cleanse, exfoliate and treat skin, as well as targeting the under-eye area. The set includes, Essential-C Cleanser, Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum, Vita-C Exfoliating Facial and Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector, €93 available from Murad stockists nationwide and online from millies.ie
Pestle & Mortar Nimbu Body Ritual
Inspired by Indian culture, the Nimbu Body Ritual blends skin care and wellbeing in a simple daily routine and is a beautiful gift for someone you care about. Infused with a fresh citrus scent, Nimbu products blend a clinically proven ceramide complex with skin-nourishing vitamins so that skin is left feeling soft, smooth, and supple. Opening with notes of green leaves and zesty citrus, blended with sweet fruits and flowers resting on a nostalgic berry base, the Nimbu ritual will improve mood and promote calm so that you start every day feeling uplifted and refreshed, €58 available from Pestle and Mortar stockists nationwide and pestleandmortar.com
Urban Decay Hall of Fame Makeup Gift Set
Grab this trio of Urban Decay holy grail products for everyone on your list (and don’t forget one for yourself). Start with Vice Lipstick in their bestselling shade Backtalk for creamy, long-lasting colour in a single swipe. Add a few coats of Perversion Mascara for buildable volume and feathery, fanned-out lashes. Lock in your look for up to 16 hours with their iconic All Nighter Setting Spray, for waterproof and smudge-proof makeup that fights fading, flaking, and melting, €60.00 available from Urban Decay stockists nationwide and arnotts.ie
King Luxury Christmas Gift Bag
The perfect Christmas gift for anyone that is looking to up their hair and beauty routine! Filled with King luxury essentials you won’t want to be without, the Jewel Brush, King’s original and best-selling product is designed to make light work of the toughest tangles, whilst not damaging the hair. Gold Dust Dry Shampoo, a weightless, intelligent formula, with a unique velvet tip applicator. A quick dusting revives and adds body to hair. A scrunchie duo and velvet cosmetic bag complete the set, €39 available from kinghairandbeauty.com
IT Cosmetics Confidence Blockbuster Set
Celebrate confidence in your skincare routine with this limited-edition Christmas set, featuring the #1 anti-ageing prestige moisturiser in America! This 4-piece skincare gift set includes a complete routine to help achieve beautiful-looking skin during the day and while you sleep. The set includes a travel-size Confidence in a Cleanser, full size Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturiser, travel-size Confidence in an Eye Cream, travel-Size Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream, €65.00 available instore and online from Arnotts, Brown Thomas and CH Tralee.
Vogue x SK Luxury Brush Set
For the make-up lover in your life, the exclusive and limited-edition Vogue x SK luxury brush set is the ultimate glam toolkit for perfecting your makeup look whether you are a pro or a novice. A collaboration born out of a mutual love for quality makeup products that look as good as they feel, this premium quality 7-piece brush set, in a gorgeous pink ombre pantone is cruelty free, and consists of a powder brush, foundation brush, contour & blush brush, highlighter brush, eye duo brush, eyeshadow concealer brush and brow/liner brush, €99.99 available from www.sarahkeary.ie
Skingredients Skin Veg + Skin Protein Gift Set
A match made in skincare heaven. Containing Skin Veg, a hydrating and brightening pre-serum with hyaluronic acid, pro-collagen peptide, fruit, veg and botanical extracts galore along with Skin Protein, a results-driven, pro-ageing serum that contains hero vitamins A, C + E to brighten, tighten + smooth the skin. It also contains tea extracts to soothe, antioxidants to protect from free radicals and pro-collagen peptide to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Bonus Treat is a Cleanse Off Mitt makeup removal tool, plus a saving of 15% vs. normal retail prices of individual products, €99 available in selected pharmacies nationwide and online from skingredients.com
L’Occitane Néroli & Orchidée Intense Gift Set
This heart-warming body care trio is infused with deep and mysterious notes of vanilla bean and floral orange blossom flower. Not only are the products deliciously fragranced, but they also leave the body feeling smooth, supple, and hydrated, whilst also containing ethically sourced ingredients. This elegant and sensual gift includes Néroli & Orchidée Intense Shower Gel, Soap and Hand Cream, all housed in a L’Occitane signature gift box. Not only are the products deliciously fragranced, but they also leave the body feeling smooth and hydrated, €35 available in selected pharmacies nationwide, L’Occitane Boutiques and online.
AYU Volume & Define Set
This set comes ready for gifting and includes Black Volume Lashes Mascara, Black Kohl Pencil, a mirror, small cosmetic bag, and white Ayu Gift box. Volume Lashes Mascara is infused with hyaluronic acid and will create volume and length that won’t flake or smudge. The hourglass-shaped brush hugs the lash to create a natural curl while the highly pigmented liquid has a rich consistency, leaving lashes fanned out and full of volume! The black kohl eye pencil glides on effortlessly to deliver a look as subtle or dramatic as desired. A gel-like finish with excellent stay-ability and the twist feature means no need for sharpeners! €28 available from ayu.ie
Skin Formulas Oat & Milk Duo
This set contains the luxurious 100% Bamboo Cleansing Mitt, with waterproof travel bag and the nourishing Oil & Milk Cleanser, a mild daily cleanser which gently removes makeup and impurities from the skin’s surface. This glides onto the skin as a beautiful oil, and once emulsified with water it melts to a delightful conditioning milk. Lightly wet the mitt and massage the skin a final time for gentle yet effective exfoliation, leaving the skin looking refreshed, rebalanced, and silky smooth, €39 available from skinformulas.ie
Superfacialist For Men Looking Sharp Cactus Gift Set
This performance driven skincare set provides the perfect skincare duo to cleanse and moisturise skin. Vitamin B Energising Face Wash is enhanced with Vitamin E bursting beads, to help remove impurities and dirt built up by pollution while niacinamide and glycolic acid leave skin feeling cleansed, comfortable, and totally rejuvenated. The Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser is a lovely lightweight, UVA/B boosted day moisturiser packed with skin-saviours and hydrating Cactus Water to help leave skin feeling refreshed and firmer looking. If you’re green fingered, the set also contains a pack of cactus seeds and a plant pot to grow your own cactus plant at home! €32.99 available in selected pharmacies nationwide and online.
ClarinsMen A Boost of Energy Gift Set
Men’s skin naturally needs more energy and to be hydrated regularly to stay in top form and this trio of men’s essentials will do just that! Containing the new ClarinsMen Energising Gel, a fresh, non-sticky hydrating gel packed full of plant extracts to reenergize and brighten skin, it delivers the perfect dose of vitality, recharging skin and leaving it toned, rested and healthy-looking. Energising Eye Gel brightens tired looking eyes and Active Face Wash, a gentle foaming cleanser, tackles dirt, grime, and pollutants. All presented in a stylish wash bag, €42 available in selected pharmacies nationwide and from clarins.ie
Bloom Mask Gift Set
The perfect gift for those who love a face mask! The Bloom Mask Set contains their best-selling Avocado Silk Sleep Mask, which helps fight the visible signs of tired and dull skin, their Turmeric Clay Mask and the latest addition to the Bloom family, the luxurious Repairing Clarity Mask, with blue tansy oil, fruit enzymes and white willow bark that clarifies skin and soothes irritation and redness. Also in the set is a dual-ended applicator to ensure smooth and even coverage, the Bloom signature White Puff Trio for gentle cleansing and last but by no means least, a KonJac Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal to deep clean pores and eliminate blackheads and dirt whilst absorbing excess oils and toxins. All packaged into a beautiful luxury gift box, €99 available from bloombb.ie
Ground The Change Gift Box
Ground products are handmade in small batches by founder Peigín Crowley in Cork, using vegan ingredients; organic where possible, and blended with sincere intention, to soothe the soul. The Change Gift Box includes Talamh Balancing CBD Balm and Codladh Sleep Pillow Spray to comfort and support during hormone fluctuations. Balancing CBD Balm is an infusion of therapeutic grade essential oils including ashwagandha, clary sage and geranium blended together with hemp seed oil and full spectrum CBD to help restore balance and harmony, while St John’s wort and ylang ylang helps to reduce anxiety and calm the mind. Codladh Sleep Pillow Spray with Rosewood and Lavender slows a racing mind to prepare the body for undisturbed, restorative sleep, €55 available from groundwellbeing.com