Treat yourself and your loved ones to some gorgeous beauty buys this holiday season
I don’t know what your plans are for Christmas and the holiday season. But, after a long time throwing online parties in our loungewear, courtesy of the pandemic, the time to celebrate together again (at least within your restricted bubble) is FINALLY here.
It’s time to ditch the sweatshirt for a little while (yes, even if it’s bitterly cold!), scrub up, glam up, and dress up to enjoy these new beginnings. It doesn’t matter whether you are throwing get-to-together parties or if you are spending Christmas solo.
What is important is to celebrate yourself, the gift of being alive, and to enjoy the company of your loved ones.
The curated list of beauty buys below are great inspirations for you to treat yourself, your besties and family members to a little bit of beauty decadence this Christmas and holiday season. Enjoy yourselves, without moderation…
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The Skin Saviours
Hyperpigmentation and adult acne leading to scarring remain amongst the most complex-to-treat dermal concerns. Get help to banish them and keep them at bay with the right skincare products as part of a well-rounded skincare routine and healthy lifestyle.
NIOD RE: PIGMENT (RP) 15 ml is a powerful nut-free, vegan, and gluten-free multi-pathway brightening system that can help fade dark spots and smoothen skin texture. The highly-saturated, ultra-lightweight, emollient solution combines modern advances in biotechnology and patented peptide technology to fight signs of skin hyperpigmentation.
Clear breakouts and target ageing simultaneously with Dermalogica Active Clearing Sebum Clearing Masque 75ml, a purifying face mask for all skin types. This tri-weekly face mask, well suited to people with combination or blemish-prone skin, blends bentonite and kaolin clays with salicylic acid to absorb excess oils, clear congestion and refine pores.
Upgrade your skincare routine this festive season by incorporating value-adding skincare tools into your wellness routine to help tackle various skin concerns and smoothen texture.
With FOREO LUNA 3 Face Brush and Anti-Ageing Massager, step into the future of skincare by using a cleansing brush that helps draw out skin impurities and helps preserve skin elasticity. The dual cleansing and massage brush helps remove excess fluid, reduce puffiness from face and improve the absorption of your favourite skincare products.
Revolution Skincare Vibrating Rose Quartz Face Roller is a great beauty buy to tackle puffiness around the delicate under the eye area. For maximum glow up effect, wipe the roller clean and then use it on your whole face and neck area after your night time moisturiser.
Scrub up all skin impurities and firm up your body with a combination of gentle body scrub and a fast-absorbing body butter.
Buff away dead skin cells for softer and hydrated skin with RITUALS The Ritual of Ayurveda Body Scrub 300g. The 94% natural origin body scrub is formulated with a base blend of rich Ayurvedic and African plant oils and Punjabi pink salt. All have purifying and rejuvenating effects on the body, enhancing inner balance and vitality.
Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter 120ml helps improve the appearance of stretch marks. The unique blend of avocado oil, inchi oil, and argan oil with shea butter and coconut oil help
increase skin elasticity and lock in moisture, helping to protect against stretch marks.
For Natural Hair
Keep your locks clean, healthy, and bouncy throughout the festive season with high performance actives, minus the chemical nasties.
Bouclème Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo 250ml will help cleanse and revitalise your natural hair wash day by treating your scalp to a spa-like detox.
With a serum-like consistency, Bouclème Curl Defining Gel 300ml is a vegan and alcohol-free gel that will help smooth and effortlessly define your curls with no flakiness or stickiness. The 99% naturally derived formula works particularly well on type 3 and 4 hair.
There is no party time without first getting your hair done. And, my God, do we want to get them done as quickly as possible, especially those of us with fragile Afro hair. This is why you need to invest in the right tools for the job.
Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer fast drying mechanism helps cut down the time you spend preparing your hair for styling with minimal heat. Engineered for different hair types, including Afro hair, the intelligent heat control protects hair from heat damage.
ghd Max Styler Straightener helps reduce the time spent to straighten your locks. If you have long, thick or curly hair, and you want to occasionally go for smoother hair, this hair styling tool with a 30-second heat-up time ensures a flexible styling temperature of 185°C.
Go bold with your makeup this Christmas and holiday season. Let your creativity take centre stage for instagram-ready photo shoots.
PAT MCGRATH LABS Limited Edition MatteTrance Lipstick with its high impact hue preserved in a handcrafted case embellished with Swarovski® crystals is a great investment.
Complete your look with Limited Edition MAC Surprise Eyes Eye Shadow Set: Warm / Hypnotizing Holiday, a highly pigmented pressed powder. The rich long-wear formula stays in place for eight hours and is non-creasing.
Treat yourself or a loved one to a fabulous scent and elevate the mood in your home this Christmas and holiday season with a calming home fragrance.
With its top notes of berries and jasmine, Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum Suprême 80ml is an absolute must-have in your high fashion fragrance collection. The enveloping heart notes of tuberose and roasted tonka bean, all encased in the iconic stiletto bottle, help connect you with both your rebellious and sophisticated side.
Welcome the relaxing notes of beachside Sage and coastal vibes into your home with the Sanctuary Spa Driftwood & Sea Spray Candle. The home scent light and fresh perfume combines zesty citrus fruits with driftwood to create a calming home fragrance.