Body Moisturisers, Bodycare, Christmas Gifts, Skincare, Uncategorized

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 ūüôā

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Set – ‚ā¨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 – ‚ā¨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 ‚ā¨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 ūüôā Check out their other gift sets here

Clarisonic Mia2 Cleansing System – ‚ā¨140 Brown Thomas

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 ‚ā¨20


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 ‚ā¨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 ‚ā¨45

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 ‚ā¨29.99 The Cosmetic Outlet Meath Street


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 ‚ā¨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 ‚ā¨60 Boots stores or¬†


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 ūüôā

Makeup Brushes, Tips, Uncategorized

NIMA Brush – Review

This fab brush set comes from Irish company NIMA Brush which was set up by Makeup Artist Niamh Martin.  Niamh used her expertise in makeup artistry thorough years of teaching and doing makeup to bring out these amazing sets which come in a brilliant little leather cylinder and can be compared to the hugely popular Sigma brush sets, but at a much better price, as well as quality!


I recently picked up this stunning Elite Eye Detail brush set at the Pro Beauty show. ¬†You can also get this on the website as well as other collections such as the Kabuki set or the Duo Fibre set. ¬†All sets come with the cool little leather holder which separates to hold your brushes as you work. ¬†You can add in your other brushes also and carry them easily when travelling. ¬†If you’re a makeup artist, this is a godsend and saves space on your work area, plus, you’ll be more organised as, if you’re anything like me, you won’t suddenly have heart failure when you can’t find the brush you just put down 2 seconds ago among the piles of makeup in front of you!

Brushes 2

Now, down to the brushes themselves.  In this set you get 5 brushes:

Nima eye brush set

  • A bent liner brush (Synthetic Fibre)
  • An Angled Brow Brush (Synthetic Fibre)
  • A large shader brush (Sable Hair)
  • A crease smudge Brush (Pony Hair)
  • A Pencil Brush (Synthetic fibre)


These brushes are all the ones that I would actually use and I found them to be really easy to use and excellent quality. ¬†Plus they look really slick and professional with their white wooden handles and rose gold ferules so would be perfect for professional use. ¬†The bent eyeliner brush is one of the best I’ve used for applying Gel liner! ¬†They cost ‚ā¨45 on the website and come with the leather holder which comes in a range of bright colours from baby pink to Teal.

These would make great presents for any makeup lover and with Christmas coming up I know I’ll be stocking up on a few of them for friends and family!

The website is

What do you think of these? ¬†Are they on your Christmas Wishlist? ūüôā

Beauty Reviews, Reviews, Skincare, Uncategorized

The Nima Mitt, Makeup Remover – Review

I was recently given this fab little mitt to try from Irish makeup brush company, NIMA Brush. ¬†It’s basically a little pink mitt made with microfibre material that removes all of your makeup using only water! ¬†That’s a pretty amazing claim, I think you’ll agree, so I was dying to see if it works!

Nima Mitt PackageI dipped the mitt into warm water and set about sweeping it all over my, fully made up face. ¬†The makeup came off like a dream! ¬†I tried removing my eye makeup too (which included mascara and gel liner) and it worked on that also!! ¬†To say I’m gobsmacked by this, is a flippin’ understatement!! ¬†Just, wow…. it really does work.

Nima Mitt 2

By the time I was finished, all my makeup had been removed quickly and easily with no fuss.

The mitt itself, is made from microfibres which are smaller than a human hair and are closely woven together to remove all dirt, grime and makeup from your face without the need to use any cleansers or makeup removers.  This makes for an extremely eco-friendly option as well as a gift for sensitive skin.  Also, If you have issues with using paraben laden makeup removers, this is a nice natural option that means you can get the same results of a makeup remover without any nasty chemicals.

Nima Mitt Close

Equally, if you are a bit of a lazy bones and often use makeup wipes to remove your makeup (which I am guilty of sometimes I have to admit!) just because they’re quick and easy, this is a perfect replacement for these and is much kinder to your skin. ¬†The NIMA Mitt would also be fab for travellers or gym goers, saving a ton of space in your bag instead of carrying lots of bottles.

When you’re done taking your makeup off, you just wash it with Soap (NIMA recommend using a bar of soap rather than the liquid variety), rinse and hang by the little loop to dry ready for use again. ¬†This will set you back only ‚ā¨12.95 and is available from the NIMA website

I still can’t believe that one little material cloth can actually take off heavy duty makeup with no other makeup removers to break down the dirt and grime!! ¬†It has to be said though, that if you’ve got waterproof mascara on, it would be a bit of a struggle to remove, as with any makeup remover, so in that case you would need to use a small bit of oil based eye makeup remover.

What do you think of this?  Would it be something you would consider giving a try?