THE BEST BEAUTY PACKS FOR CHRISTMAS

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Beauty packs are my favourite gifts to give and receive at Christmas. Not only are they excellent value, but they are chock full of awesome shit. And these just happen to be my favourite picks for the season.

1. Jo Malone House of Jo Malone London

$290

If you are feeling extra nice this Christmas, or have a lot of ass-kissing to do, or just really want to give good present – try this on for size. Any Jo Malone fan can attest – there is nothing that wont be loved if in a cream and black box!

This seriously lust-worthy gift set has a little bit of everything (and in mostly full size) for the JM fan. From Red Roses Glass Decanter Bath Oil (I smelt this in the shop, you will die), Blackberry & Bay Cologne, Orange Blossom Body Creme, Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash (I have this in my bathroom – it is all kinds of uplifting and intensely-awesome), English pear & Freesie Travel Candle (epic, epic, epic) and the Pomegranate Noir Body & Hand Lotion. Essentially, it has all the scents of the JM library for you to test out.

Open the doors to reveal the most-loved scents, and win serious kudos this Christmas.

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2Bobbi Brown Mini Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick Trio

$50

If you are like me, you would have heard Angels since “Glory, Glory” or “Hallejuah” when you saw these magically sparkled eyeshadow pens… cause they are so darn glorious!

For those that love a little eye colour and radiance, these Bobbi Brown cream eye shadow sticks are some of the most magical presents you can give. They give standout eyes, anywhere, and are sure to pack a punch. Oh, and they are super travel friendly – perfect for the girl on the go, or someone who loves their travel (like me).

The trio come in Bobbi Brown’s best-selling colours of: Pink Sparkle, Smokey Topaz and Espresso Bean.

3. Sanctuary Spa Luxury Moisture Collection

If you ever wanted to give the gift of luxurious skin, sans the steep price tag, then this cost-effective kit is the one. Containing everything there is to pamper and preen the body, this indulgence pack will have you earning skin-sifting brownie points in no time.

The kit includes:

  • 2 Day Moisture Shower Oil
  • 4 Day Moisture Body Oil Spray
  • 4 Day Moisture Oil Scrub
  • 5 Day Moisture Creamy Body Oil

And, just so I can get it off my chest – I may or may not have a serious addiction to the 4 Day Moisture Body Oil Spray… that I might actually go through a bottle every month. Shh, don’t tell anyone my secret to seriously soft skin. 

4. Thalgo Prestige Face Discovery Kit

$29 (valued at $81)

If you have a friend that frequents the airport, or whom just likes to occasionally indulge – then this little travel sized kit is the thing to buy.

Containing snippets of just about everything needed for quality skin, this little beauty packs punch for less than a 30!

5. Jurlique Hydrating Favourites

$135 (valued $189)

Oooh baby, show me the hydration!

This epic pack of dew-inducing skincare products from one of my fave brands is sure to be a hit. Yes, because I said so (and cause their products actually do do epic shit), but also because everything in this set helps to boost the skin’s moisture and also protect, improve and keep whomever you give it to’s skin serious luxurious.

You can find more awesome (and glow-inducing) Jurlique gift sets, here.

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6. ghd Limited edition rose gold deluxe gift set

RRP $370

Give the gift of seriously well styled hair this Christmas, with the ghd limited edition rose gold deluxe gift set.

Containing both the rose gold ghd V styler AND the ghd air professional hairdryer, this rose gold accented pack is THE ideal gift for any woman in need of a hair wardrobe makeover **cough cough family **!

Presented in a glossy Rose Gold box the ghd rose gold deluxe set contains both the limited edition professional ghd V gold classic styler & ghd air professional hairdryer, for the ultimate in styling opulence.

Find out my thoughts on the ghd air here.

7. Shu Uemura Express the Beauty Gift Set

$67

Can I get an amen, sister, cause this gift set is sure to tickle some serious stylish-feathers. Why?! Cause:

1. It has the Shu Uemura eyelash curler (and if you haven’t heard the makeup world’s obsession with this, then you’ve been living under a rock)

2. It is Shu Uemura – there is really no faulting Shu. Literally, you CANNOT go wrong with a gift from the Shu-meister.

Yep my stylin-sister’s; this is THE gift to give to a sister or bestie who deserves a little designer TLC. The nourishing oil is luxury at its finest, and is sure to make your friends go weak. And the eyelash curler is an added bonus- and we all love added bonuses.

I swung by the Strande Arcade and picked this up for a friend after seeing it in a PR showroom. It is honestly one of my favourite gifts I am giving this Christmas season (let’s hope she don’t read my blog #SpoilTheSurprise)!

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8. Laura Mercier Luxe Travel Brush Collection

$125

If you have ever dreamed of achieving a flawless photos whilst you are travelling – then good tools are required. Sure, you can buy the cheap ones, and then have pieces of brush all over your face, making you look hairy, or like you have Leprocy (not cool). Or, you can invest or purchase quality brushes that will last years, and actually benefit all i nthe long run. Personally, I would rather fork out (or buy as a gift) the quality ones and not have to keep repurchasing every few years.

This is the case with the seriously luxurious (and not too expensive) Laura Mercier Travel Brush Collection. This luxe set is perfectly portable for any day, and anywhere makeup application. They help to create flawless finishes thanks to the professional-grade brushes for eyes, cheeks, smudging etc – and come in a rather sexy zip up case.

I know I will be travelling everywhere with this next year as it is the perfect gift for the beauty-conscious traveller (or just anyone).

9. The Jojoba Co ‘The Ultimate Gift Pack’

$29.94 (valued at $44)

The Joboba Co are notorious for excellent Jojoba oil products, and it is no surprise that I’d recommend this gift set – cause it is awwwwesome and bang-for-your-buck!

Containing the star ‘100% natural ultimate Jojoba Youth Potion’, as well as the hydrating day cream and absolute serum, this gift set will win hearts whilst reducing expression ones, boosting hydration, calming skin irritation and plumping and perking up dull complexion.

Like I said, value for money

10. Glasshouse ‘On The Go Duo’ in Tahaa

$29.95

Whilst it isn’t entirely “beauty” per say, I am going to classify it as beauty because it surely is A beauty (** drum tap** I am here all week)! Oh, and it contains hand cream, der!

If there is one thing I know for sure, it is that Glasshouse make brilliant candles. If you had been to my house, you would know that candles are a ridiculously massive large part of my decore. In just my room and study, there are 14 candles – 7 of which are from Glasshouse. Some would say I was addicted; others would say I just know my shit. I tend to agree with the later.

This is the reason that I had to share with you the latest offering from Glasshouse candles – their delightful Christmas range is sure to tickle a few feathers. I actually picked this pack (and the corresponding one – Manhattan) for some friends. I loved it because not only did it contain one of my favourite candles, but it also had the hand cream and a super funky cosmetics case. What is not to love?

Don’t judge me, but I actually burnt through the ‘White Christmas’ and started on ‘Dancing Sugar Plums’ whilst writing this piece. Yep, like I said: I love Glasshouse candles.

11. L’Occitane Nourishing Almond Pack

$100

Not only is the Almond Oil unbelievable (I am not the only one who thinks so – a lot of my friends are obsessed too), but this pack actually helps to relieve dry skin and leave every single part of the body luxuriously silky.

Buy it, thank me later.

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