Christmas Beauty Gift Guide 2016


MOR Nostalgic Treasures Sparkle set ($34.99) 

The Christmas lights are hung, the smell of pine needles fills the air and summer berries are on the table. Yes, it’s the festive time of the year and we’ve curated a gift-guide full of our must-have beauty items to gift to your loved ones, or yourself if you’re feeling indulgent. We love to support our local beauty brands at Christmas time so we’ve rounded up some products from them but for those after something extra, we’ve got some cult must-haves in the mix for you too.


Keychain pouch gift set from Karen Murrell ($49.50)

Karen Murrell’s lipsticks are a favourite of many a NZ women. They’re environmentally friendly, cruelty free and available in a wide array of colours to complement many a complexion. This year she’s released a few gift sets for Christmas. Our pick is the keychain pouch gift set ($49.50), containing Camellia Morning and the standout red, True Love. We even have a giveaway going where you can win some of Karen Murrell’s fabulous lipsticks. Head here by December 16th if you want to enter.


Trilogy’s Bare Faced Beauty Set ($24.99)

Trilogy’s products are bound to go down a treat with your Mum, Nan or the jetsetter in your life. With many of their gift sets available in travel-friendly sizes, they’re convenient for the Summer holidays to the beach or further afield and are a fabulous way to trial a product before investing in the full size. Especially if her skin’s a bit temperamental, this is super convenient. We recommend the Radiance and Recovery Gift Set ($59.99) or the Bare Faced Beauty Set ($24.99).


Limited edition Spiced Apple Body Butter from The Body Shop ($38.95)

The Body Shop Body Butters, personalised editions: If there’s one thing The Body Shop do well it’s their limited edition offerings. This year their Christmas scents are a bit less sweet and a touch spicier-think less candy and more home baking and warm fruit pies. For the girl (or guy) who has everything you can purchase one of their 200ml ($38.95) or 400ml ($55.50) tubs of Body Butter and have it personalised with the recipient’s name in store or online.


Stila Bright & Bold Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick set ($30.00)

Stila Lipsticks – Liquid lipsticks have certainly had their moment in 2016 and the love affair does not look set to conclude anytime soon. Our pick is this Stila Bright & Bold Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick set ($30.00). If there’s one thing we are a bit smitten over it’s miniature beauty products. They’re handbag friendly, especially if like us you’re prone to carrying far too much around and can also be split up among your girlfriends or stuffed inside a beauty lover’s stocking on Christmas Day.


Dream hand cream set from MOR ($34.99)

MOR – One of our favourite brands for their 1920’s inspired packaging and luxurious scents is Australian brand MOR. This year they’ve really upped their game with their exquisite Christmas offerings. Anyone lucky enough to find one of these under the tree is in for an absolute treat. We love the: Dream hand cream set ($34.99), Imagine Blood Orange duo ($24.99), Sparkle Lychee Flower ($34.99) and the Celebrate and Discover Christmas crackers ($14.99).


Santorini Vine Set from Korres ($33.00)

Korres Santorini Vine Set ($33.00) – We’ve already waxed lyrical on the divine Santorini Vine range from Korres and this little set is top of our author’s wishlist. Inside you get a full sized shower gel and a body milk. This would make a lovely Secret Santa present as well as any of Korres’ other gift sets.

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