Tis the sea­son to nab those beauty deals

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - BODY & SOUL -

Christ­mas is a time for giv­ing, but all this giv­ing can get very costly, so let’s con­sider it a time of sav­ing, too. To­day’s page looks at some of the best beauty avail­able this sea­son that of­fer real value for money whether you are look­ing for bud­get or lux­ury buys.

With so much great beauty to choose from, it’s best to start with a bud­get for your gifts list. Fac­tor in where you will be shop­ping and if you have ac­cess to the brands you want to pur­chase from. Niche brands can be more dif­fi­cult to find but we have lots of great Ir­ish beauty web sites like www. cloud10beauty.com and www. nat­u­ral­skin­care. ie that stock brands from around the world. Bet­ter still, they de­liver, and there’s noth­ing wrong with arm­chair shop­ping.

If you want to avoid city shop­ping, buy lo­cally at your near­est pharmacy. Look for brands like Burt’s Bees or Roger and Gal­let for some of the best of­fers. From Burt’s this sea­son you’ll find col­lec­tions of their best sell­ers, all nat­u­ral beauty for all the fam­ily. Prices range from €3.95-€24.95.

From Roger and Gal­let, you’ll get beau­ti­fully boxed sets and crack­ers of gor­geous bath, body and fra­grance prod­ucts. Prices start at €6.95, larger sets that in­clude fra­grance are €39.75 with a sav­ing of more than €5.

Your lo­cal pharmacy can also tai­lor-make gifts if you like. Most chains of­fer free wrap- ping with boxes and plas­tic, so you get to choose what goes in and they will ad­vise if you need any help.

If you brave the big­ger stores, be a savvy shop­per – check any on­line deals or free gifts that might be on of­fer. All of our larger stores now have com­pre­hen­sive web sites that show where there might be a gift with pur­chase or free added ex­tra, a shower gel or sam­ple sizes from within the range.

For ex­am­ple, from Ori­gins comes Grow Younger, a four-piece set of best-sell­ing Plant- scrip­tion prod­ucts for su­pe­rior anti-age­ing. The value is €130 and price is €75, giv­ing a €55 sav­ing. Buy it in Arnotts and get an ex­clu­sive Nanette Le­pore cos­metic bag for free while stocks last. So re­mem­ber, web­sites sup­ply all the de­tails of how you can save – book­mark an idea list be­fore go­ing out with your bank card. And if you have a loy­alty card, use it – many thou­sands of points are col­lected in Ire­land each year at dif­fer­ent stores and phar­ma­cies, but we seem re­luc­tant to re­deem them.

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