So here’s another selection of swoon-some goodies that I think would be perfect for any lady in your life (or your good self) who appreciates a little beauty buy!
Cocoa Brown Tan by Marissa Carter
This is a truly excellent product that’s with great reason being raved about all over the internet! For just €8 you get this very girly, pretty pink can of loveliness that turns the bad rap fake tan can get on it’s head. In just an hour, you’ll be left with a nice natural tan and if you want to go darker, just leave it on for up to three hours! This takes all the hassle out of tanning and would make a perfect gift for anyone who loves a bit of colour! I’ll be reviewing this more in-depth (along with hosting a giveaway) very shortly so keep your eyes peeled!
Sanctuary Top to Toe Prima Ballerina:
This gorgeous set is perfect because, as the name suggests, it covers pretty much every part of you to provide some much needed TLC this winter and is inspired by the beautiful and talented Darcey Russell. Inside the cute bag that will make a very handy wash bag forever more is a miniature Foaming Bath Soak, Body Lotion, Brightening Radiance Exfoliator, Brightening Moisture Boosting Mask (a must try product trust me!), Luxury Foot Polish, Intensive Rescue Hell Balm, and a very pretty pair of ballet slippers. A gorgeous set from a brand that seriously impresses but often gets overlooked, so this is a great pressie to introduce someone to the wonders of Sanctuary, all available from your nearest Boots or from the lovely Debenhams Ireland online who currently have the set reduced from €24 to €16.80, a total bargain!
Bobbi Brown Atomic Pink Lip & Eye Palette:
Any makeup lover would adore this pocket sized palette that has everything you need to get through the 9-5 and hit the tiles later! Inside a teeny little palette is three eyeshadows to create the perfect day or smokey eye, plus two lip balms and a serious pink lip balm for when you really want to up the glamour stakes! At €42, it’s a bigger buy but the quality and beauty of Bobbi Brown products is always faultless so if you know someone who loves the brand, they would adore this! Bobbi Brown is available from Brown Thomas and Debenhams nationwide.
Super Facialist by Úna Brennan Rose Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser & Orla Kiely Geranium Shower Gel
What girl doesn’t love great cleansers, whether they’re for the face or body? I have two great picks for you, both from Irish gals!
First up, the Rose Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser. This is one of those gifts that looks the part and acts the part, working as a stand alone gift or mixed in with other goodies for a personalised hamper (a great idea and one I love doing!) and all from Northern Ireland lass and facialist to the stars Úna Brennan. There are 16 sumptuous products available in the range and this creamy cleanser is infused with cocoa and shea butter and Vitamin B5 to whisk away makeup in a flash and help your skin in the process. It also smells divine!
Secondly, the wonderful Orla Kiely has released a fab range of toiletries and this shower gel smells heavenly! A blend of geranium, eucalyptus and clary sage is responsible for the beautiful scent and this product alone makes me want every single thing in the range! It’s currently on sale on the lovely Feel Unique.com so get clicking!
Pukka Ayurveda’s Nourishing Face Oil
I’m obsessed with face oils, I think every girl should have one as they make a huge difference to your skin. I’ve been slathering this one all over my face and neck for over a week and it’s DIVINE to use. Face oils cost a little more (this one is €40) but go a long way and even if you only use this every second night you’ll see a big difference in your skin’s tone and texture.
This little beauty contains rosewater and green tea to refresh and tone working in synergy with amla and neem to replenish and balance the skins natural Ph. Pukka Ayurveda says this contains Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extracts, a unique concentrate of Ayurvedic herbs to promote effective rejuvenation, metabolism and detoxification which boosts microcirculation and enhances the skins natural functions of elimination and tissue repair. Basically it’s the bee’s knees! A must have for every girl and this one truly is a perfect buy for anyone, young or old.
It’s available in the following areas dotted all over the place!
Juicy Couture Watches
Finally, something non-beauty related that I’m lusting over but have yet to get my mitts on! This beautiful Juicy Couture piece is one of a gorgeous selection of shiny pretty watches that start at €140. What girl wouldn’t look the business with this on her wrist! This is a great idea if you’re feeling generous about a loved one and want to buy something non-beauty related that will stand the test of time!
Juicy Couture Timepieces are available in jewellers and department stores nationwide, contact BJ Fitzpatrick’s Tel 01 2958400 for local stockist information.
So girls, they’re my final Christmas gift ideas! Are you all sorted with pressies or do you still have some last minute shopping to do?