09 December 2011

Fluffy little Christmas gift ideas: €25 - €35 price bracket



For the last month or so I've been taking careful note of Christmas gift offerings from the beauty brands, to bring you this little list of loveliness. Everything here is in the €25 - €35 price range so should suit most pockets; if you're on a stricter budget or looking for stocking stuffers or secret santa ideas,  make sure you check out this post on fab finds for (mostly) under a fiver.  So from top left, here's what I'm loving:

  • Lancôme do the most fabulous mascaras and this Hypnose Mascara Gift Set also contains a 30 ml bottle of the excellent Bi-Facil eye-makeup remover and a mini Lancôme kohl pencil in black. Choose from the Hypnose Doll Eyes, Hypnose, Hypnose Drama or Hypnose Precious Cells. €25.50, nationwide.
  • Origins skincare has never let me down and this mask duo set, available exclusively from Boots, has everything you need to purify and hydrate partied-out skin. Includes Clear Improvement Active charcoal mask to clear pores and the wonderful Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask, to quench skin’s thirst. €34 (save €7.63), from Boots.
  • LUSH have often come to my rescue at Christmas with their vast array of gorgeous gift-wrapped boxes, at every price point. With so much choice it's hard to pick a favourite but you can't go wrong with Baby, It's Cold Outside, which includes Jilted Elf shower jelly, Snowglobe soap, Australian igloo sugar scrub, Sparkle toothy tabs and Glogg shower gel -- all at a very reasonable €23.75.
  • Liz Earle still have me swooning for their heavenly handwash and this Christmas you can spread that loving feeling by gifting someone their Hard Working Hands Set. Contains Orange Flower Hand Wash along with Hand Repair handcream, which soothes and smoothes with natural source vitamin E. €33.50, online or from Wilde and Greene, in Milltown, Dublin 6.
  • Roger&Gallet is the number one perfume brand in French pharmacies and their Huile Sublime, a perfumed dry oil for use on the body, hair and face, is fragranced with the brand's best selling Bois d'Orange. This Christmas it comes as part of a lovely set which also includes a 35g scented candle, for €25.00. Or opt for a full-sized limited edition candle with 6o hours burn time, in Fleur d’Osmanthus (mandarin, orange zest, osmanthus and sandalwood) or Sublime Bois d’Orange (orange blossom, jasmine and Atlas cedar), for €22.50.
  • Not into gift sets? Lovers of luxe, high-end beauty products will love you too if you present them with any one of the following: a stunningly gorgeous YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick, or one of the new Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre lippies (both €31); any of the Chanel Illusion D'ombre long-wear luminous eyeshadows (€28 each), or a stunningly packaged bottle of Tom Ford Nail Lacquer,(€30), possibly the hottest new beauty product on the block right now. 
Like anything you see here? Or have any great gift ideas you'd like to share? To the comments!

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