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 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 ‚ā¨20 www.pixy.ie

LR PIXY INDULGE GIFT BOX ‚ā¨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 ‚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 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 ‚ā¨29.99 The Cosmetic Outlet Meath Street

Madison

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¬†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 ūüôā

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Pixy Natural Soaps

I knew I was in for a treat when I was sent these gorgeous Natural Soaps from Pixy Cosmetics.  They are naturally made soap bars with base ingredients of Palm and Coconut Oil to gently cleanse your skin without harsh chemicals, while providing natural moisturisers which leave your skin glowing, super soft and smelling delicious!  The two soaps I received were:

Citrus Spring

Citrus Spring
Citrus Spring

This smells really citrusy and zesty so it’s perfect for waking you up in¬†your morning shower!¬† It’s also really good for your skin since¬†It is enriched with cocoa butter and olive oil.¬† The smell is¬†totally gorgeous since¬†it¬†has notes of Bergamot, Grapefruit and Orange essential oils.

 

Sweet Treat

Sweet Treat
Sweet Treat

I’m a sucker for anything sweet and this lovely soap slice smells like sweet sugary candy along with Vanilla and Lavender essential¬†oils.¬† So this would be perfect for sending you off to the land of nod after a hard day.¬† Again it’s extremely moisturising and good for your skin.

I am totally¬†in love with these!¬† They leave your skin smelling and feeling amazing and they last forever.¬†¬†There are¬†6 different varieties and they’re amazingly good¬†value at ‚ā¨3.99 each, so you can really afford to pick up¬†a few of your favourites.¬† They would also make a great present for anyone, as a little pampering treat.

Top L-R: Tough Love, Deep Blue Sea, Oatmeal Bottom L-R Sweet Treat Mango Bliss, Citrus Spring
Top L-R: Tough Love, Deep Blue Sea, Oatmeal
Bottom L-R Sweet Treat Mango Bliss, Citrus Spring

Pop over to Pixy’s website www.pixy.com and have a look for yourself, or¬†you can also check¬†stockists to see¬†if anywhere close to you stocks them.¬† They have lots of tasty treats on there and if you’re anything like me, you’ll want everything!¬† If you order online and spend over ‚ā¨10, delivery is free and while you’re there, you should sign up to their newsletter to get 10% off your first order, it all helps!

Let me know what you think of these in the comments below!