Tick­ing all the boxes on the fes­tive gifts list

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

Still work­ing through that shop­ping list of gifts? Al­low me to of­fer a help­ing hand with ex­am­ples of the best beauty ideas that will fit bud­gets from €10 to €100. Co­coa Brown’s Bronzed and Beau­ti­ful gift set con­tains full sizes of One Hour Tan, Grad­ual Tan­ner and sa­chet of Tough Stuff ex­fo­lia­tor, all for € 9.99. Per­fect present for a tan fan and an af­ford­able stock­ing filler for some­one you love.

Head to Marks & Spencer to see their Au­to­graph Face Pal­ette, a col­lec­tion of shades for eyes with blush, bronzer and lip colours, all ex­tremely wear­able.

Try Whole Lotta Chubby, a four-piece Chubby lip set plus cos­metic bag at Clinique, € 28. What­ever you’re a fan of at Clinique, it may well be in a value set so call in to a counter to check.

You have a lot of choice but one ex­clu­sive gift from El­iz­a­beth Ar­den will make some­one’s Christ­mas Day. The Eight Hour Cream Gold Col­lec­tion Set (Deben­hams only, € 38) con­tains a gilded pot of skin pro­tec­tant and also lip pro­tec­tant, both boxed to­gether in a pretty set. Sep­a­rately, each costs €22.50, so good value from Ar­den.

Give the gift of beau­ti­ful hair from Kéras­tase. With €42 you choose the hair care range your re­cip­i­ent loves, and along with a sham­poo and con­di­tioner they re­ceive a free gift that might be a heat pro­tec­tor spray or styling prod­uct. Sa­lons only.

You can get a su­per skin care gift set from Ori­gins. The Best of Both Worlds con­tains an overnight mask, a night cream, day cream and eye cream. From the High Po­tency, GinZing and Drink- Up ranges, ex­cel­lent value at €55 (RRP €87.22).

At Shi­seido, the Zen EDP hol­i­day set is a full-size bot­tle of Zen with a free 125ml shower gel, €66.

Check out Aveda’s Gift of Re­newal, € 79. It’s beau­ti­fully boxed and con­tains a full-size body cleanser and mois­tur­izer, plus travel sizes of Aqua Ther­apy and Hand Re­lief.

Go to Jo Malone in Brown Thomas for the Cologne Col­lec­tion, a boxed se­lec­tion of their five most popular fra­grances in 9ml sizes, €84.

Coco Made­moi­selle EDP Twist & Spray Re­fill­able Atom­iser with three 20ml vials costs €98. Who wouldn’t like a lit­tle Chanel at Christ­mas?

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