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Kandigloss BEAUTY & BRUSHES Christmas Gift Guide

Here are some of my top picks that any beauty lover would be delighted to find under the tree on Chrismas morning 🙂

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Set – €33.50 – larger Boots stores or Liz Earle website 

Liz EarleI’m totally in love with the Liz Earle cleanse and polish line of skin cleansers with their muslin cloths and this set comes with a full size Cleanser, 2 muslin cloths and a mini spray toner.

Boots No7 Restore & Renew Collection Set – €70, Boots Stores or Boots Online

No7 Restore & Renew Collection

These sets contain some brilliant skincare and it’s almost half the price of what it would be if you were to buy all these products individually so you’re making a good saving.  Great for any skincare lover.

Bia Beauty Feed your Face Gift Set €50 Avoca Stores or at the Bia Beauty Website

Bia Beauty Natural SkincareThis is from Irish brand Bia Beauty who are based in Cork and make the most beautiful natural skincare gift sets.  I have been trying out the cleanser and moisturiser in this set.  The Mellow Mandarin Moisturiser is so nourishing  and especially good for dry skin or as a good night cream.  The Orange and Grapefruit Facial Exfoliant and Cleanser is a real treat for the skin and exfoliates so gently you can use this every day.  The big draw for me is that both come in a 60ml sized jar which is double what you’d get in most face creams so they last for ages.  I also love the Lime Pie Lip Balm and all the products smell exactly as they are described so they are just gorgeous.  I am definitely a fan 🙂 Check out their other gift sets here

Clarisonic Mia2 Cleansing System – €140 Brown Thomas www.brownthomas.com

ClarisonicThe Clarisonic Mia2 is a facial cleansing device which uses patented sonic technology to gently remove the impurities traditional cleaning methods leave behind, cleansing six times better than your hands alone. And best of all it works in only 60 seconds to remove impurities from pores so that creams, serums, and moisturisers are more effective. And with regular daily use you’ll notice a reduction in dry patches, oily areas, and blemishes.  A must have for anyone with problem skin, male or female.

Pixy Indulge Gift Set Box €20 www.pixy.ie

LR PIXY INDULGE GIFT BOX €19.95Pixy Bath

Another Irish brand and firm favourite of mine is Pixy Natural Skincare and beauty products.  They have some fab gift sets for Christmas and all under €20 which is just fantastic, so if you know of any beauty lovers I’m sure they would really appreciate these.  I recently got to try the Indulge Gift Set (pictured above) and it was certainly a luxurious experience!  It comes with one of their beautiful handmade honysuckle soaps, moisturising Lavender bath bomb, some skin-softening Lime Body Scrub Cubes – ideal for exfoliating and brilliant for removing fake tan, and relaxing Lavender Bath Salts – to ease your aching body and wind down at the end of the day!  I tried all the products out and was so relaxed afterwards and I had the nicest sleep I’d had in a long time.  They have gift sets to suit everyone and some stocking fillers so check them out here

Nima Brush Elite Travel Gift Set €45 www.nimabrush.com

971576_514196048678355_691766288_nStaying with the Irish companies (as we really should be supporting our own this Christmas!) This is the limited edition Elite Travel Set from Nima Brush.  I’ve reviewed these brushes before here and they really are fab and very reasonable for the price.  Whether you’re someone only starting out in makeup or a complete pro, you would do well to have these in your kit so they’d make a great Christmas present for any lucky lady, young or old.

Madison Brushes, The Cosmetic Outlet €29.99 The Cosmetic Outlet Meath Street

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This 7 piece brush set (again from an Irish company Madison Makeup!) have just been launched and will be sure to fly off the shelves for Christmas.  You can get these excusively at The Cosmetic Outlet Dublin but if you can’t reach there you can order over the phone.  Get them quick before they’re all gone!

Ted Baker Nail Polish Set €15

Ted Baker Nail Polish

I always love the nail gift sets that Ted Baker bring out at Christmas and this is no exception.  A great stocking filler!

Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume set €60 Boots stores or www.boots.ie

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Lastly, no Christmas gift guide would be complete without a perfume set and this Marc Jacobs one is defo on my list this year!  You get the body wash and lotion free with this one so it’s great value.  I love the smell of this, it’s perfect for day or night and you can really layer the fragrance.

So that’s it, some inspiration for if you’re doing any Christmas shopping this week.  Be sure to check out my makeup gift guide as well here.

What do you think, are you lusting after any of these?  Let me know below 🙂

Kandigloss MAKEUP Christmas Gift Guide

This week I’ll be doing posts showing you my favourite Makeup, Beauty and Brush Sets for Christmas which I’ll do in separate posts, so plenty of inspiration for when you go shopping 🙂

I love when makeup brands bring out their latest Christmas collections, there really can be some great savings to be made (that’s how you can justify them as a little pressie to yourself! 😉 ).  Or if you’re feeling generous and looking for a fab gift for a makeup lover in your life whether it’s a Mother, sister, friend or girlfriend, you really can’t go wrong with these Christmas sets from some of the big cosmetic brands:

Stila Colour Me Pretty Lip & Cheek Palette €25 – Harvey Nichols Dundrum

Stila

This is a such a useful multipurpose palette! It contains 5 of Stila’s fabulous Convertible Colours which can be used as a cream blush as well as a lipstick.  This palette includes the well known & loved Kitten which makes an amazing highlighter.  I love the fact that these can be used on the lips and cheeks and for that reason it’s a very versatile palette that you’ll get a lot of use out of and it’s so compact you can carry it with you for touch ups.

Smashbox Wonder Vision Lipgloss Set €25 – selected Boots stores

Smashbox Wondervision Lipgloss Set

This gorgeous set comes with 5 lipglosses in flattering colours that will suit any makeup look.  I love Smashbox lipglosses, they last really well so you can’t go wrong with this set.

Urban Decay Vice Palette €48 – House of Fraser Dundrum

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This has every colour you could possibly need, and some really out there colours that you might not normally try so it’s a great palette for stepping out of your comfort zone and doing a bit of experimenting.  Great for teens or budding makeup artists. 🙂

Bare Minerals Ready to Go Perfection Complexion Palette €45 – BT2

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This ingenious little palette has a Bare Minerals Foundation Powder, Mineral Veil, Bronzer, Highlighter and Concealer as well as a little double ended brush to apply all.  It comes in a little zip up compact case that you can easily carry round with you.  Perfect for keeping at your desk at work to top up during the day or do a few little adjustments if you’re going out.  If you’ve never tried Bare Minerals this is a great little starter kit.  The brush in this set is really good quality too.

MAC Nocturnal Holiday Sets – from €35 Brown Thomas, Grafton St. & Dundrum & MAC Henry St.

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These are so gorgeous!  They are on my wishlist every single year and as a makeup artist I always try to stock up as these are great to have in your kit for Christmas looks and they often have colours that are limited edition and not available normally.  You just can’t go wrong with these, there are also eyeshadow palettes and brush sets as well as mixed makeup sets so something for everyone, novice or pro.  The above are my faves.  Be quick though, as these sell out fast!

Bobbi Brown Twilight Pink Lip & Eye Palette – €67.50 House of Fraser Dundrum & Brown Thomas Grafton St

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How stunning is this palette?! It comes with 10 eyeshadows and 4 lipsticks which are flattering to all colourings and ages.  It also has two little mini brushes that are good for applying on the go.  This is the kind of pressie that your mother would love. 🙂

Benefit Groovy Kinda Love Set €39.50

Benefit Groovy Kinda Love

This fab little set contains some of Benefits best selling makeup including The Pore-fessional Primer, Benetint, “They’re Real” Mascara as well as 4 eyeshadows and a blush/highlighter so everything you need to look amazing basically!  They have loads of little sets to choose from and they are all equally as gorgeous.

And that’s your lot for Makeup!  Hope it’s given you a few ideas.  Next is fab Beauty Sets so make sure you pop back to check that out 🙂