Christmas is only just over four weeks away and I’m an avid fan of purchasing Christmas presents before the mad shopping rush. With a little thought and some advanced planning you can totally avoid the stress that shopping for Christmas tends to evoke. And so as promised, here are my top beauty selections for Christmas gift giving this year.
Guerlain Holiday Collection
Guerlain is known for their gorgeous packaging and perfectly scented cosmetics, which makes it a great contender as a gift for a special lady in your life. I love the Terra India Shimmering Bronzing Powder and for someone who likes a bit of sparkle, the L’Or Eyeliner in Sparkling Gold as pictured above. The bronzer is a medium red brown with a soft golden shimmer that blends perfectly into the skin and give it a natural luminosity. L’Or is a metallic gold liquid liner, very Instagram worthy.
Terra India Shimmering Bronzing Powder $86
L’Or Eyeliner $48
Clarins Winter Body Essentials Kit
This is such a beautiful box set of some truly indulgent Clarins Body products which comes with a white waffle cosmetic bag. It includes the Moisture-Rich Body Lotion, the Exfoliating Body Scrub, and the Hand and Nail Treatment Cream (my absolute favourite hand cream). These are the sort of body products that make you feel like you’re some fabulous spa. The limited edition pack comes inside a tasteful Christmas inspired box and could easily work perfectly as a gift for a man or a woman.
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The Perfect Scent
Mr. Burberry is the new scent for men inspired by the iconic black trench coat and the city of London, which elegantly combines tradition with modern style. The top notes are cardamom, and nutmeg, it has a slight citrus hit from the grapefruit, and then eases off into spicier notes with earthy vetiver and smokey guaiac wood. This is one of those scents I imagine I would notice on a very well dressed but not overly polished gentleman as he passed me on his way to catch a flight. Very wearble but just that little bit different.
50ml $180 | 100ml $142
Trilogy Repair & Protect Kit
The power of the rose! This limited edition kit is the perfect gift for any guy or girl who cares about their skin (or should care more). I regularly use all of these products individually so it’s great to have them all in one. The kit contains a Cream Cleanser, Rosapene Night Cream and Antioxidant + Rosehip Oil. It comes in a little red coffret that looks very Christmas-appropriate and pulls out to reveal the trio.
Professional Makeup Lessons
Nothing like a bit of self promotion! But in all honesty a makeup lesson makes a great gift for young girls wanting to learn how to apply makeup, mum’s wanting to update their look and pick up some fresh skills, or anyone looking at potentially studying makeup artistry. All products and tools are provided in a private boutique studio in Ponsonby. You’ll get one-on-one training with me and come away with some professional skills and a new look, plus all the instructions on how to achieve it at home. There are multiple options available, so check it out
L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Kit
Perfect for brothers, sons, dads and husbands, this no-fuss skincare kit has everything they need to keep their skin in check. Simple and effective, it contains a refreshing cleansing gel, an aftershave hydrating moisturiser and an anti-fatigue moisturiser, all in a convenient toiletry bag.
The Gift Loft
If you’re still need some help choosing a gift, or looking for something a little different, these guys have a huge selection of gifts all conveniently categorised, so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. They even offer free gift wrapping!