'Tis the season to overindulge, but one area we could do with cutting back on this Christmas is spending! Christmas time often sees a last-minute dash to the shops to pick up presents you know are going to get re-gifted eventually. Make sure your presents are all winners this year with LloydsPharmacy's hand-picked Christmas gift collection, full of essentials to make sure everyone on your list gets a gift they’ll actually enjoy. It's time to say #HelloChristmas and goodbye stress!
We've enough bath bombs to see us through the next 10 winters, so when we saw that LloydsPharmacy was offering all of our favourite brands under one roof, at affordable prices and we can even create our own personalised hampers, we couldn't resist buying the products we know people will actually love.
Here are some of our favourites that will score you brownie points with all the beauty and skin lovers in your life – and no bath bombs in sight!
bBold Born to be Bold Set, €19.95
Ideal for the tan lover who wants a natural dark glow all through the year. This set contains Xtra Dark Mousse 175ml, which is formulated to provide an extra dark holiday glow, while boosting your skin moisture levels, and lasts for up to a week. This set also contains a microfibre applicator glove to ensure a streak-free tan this party season.
He-Shi tan remover and primer, €14.62
Perfect for this busy festive season when our calendars are full up with party commitments! This product will not only prep your skin for your next tanning session, but it will help remove any residue so your next coat, as well as your skin, is supple and smooth.
Keep your party look flawless this season with this 10-piece luxury brush set from Irish entrepreneur Suzanne Jackson, aka SoSu. This set contains a Large Powder Brush, designed to perfectly apply, set, and blend powder for an airbrushed finish; Stippling Brush to perfectly apply liquid foundation; Medium Dome Brush ideal for working both liquid and powder into the contours of the face; Medium Tapered Brush for precise building of liquid and powder; Flat Concealer Brush that can be used to apply creams or liquids under the eye for a soft finish; Mini Blending Brush with ultra soft bristles that blend out loose or pressed powder on the eyelids and crease to create a seamless finish; Bullet Brush Perfect for smudging out the lash line; Flat Packing Brush perfect for packing loose or pressed powder to the spotlight of the eyelid for an intense colour result; Angled Liner Brush to create control for a precise application of gel and liquid eyeliner and a Duo Brush to create hair-like strokes on brows with the ultra-thin angles brush.
The new mum in your life will be forever grateful for this nifty newborn essentials skincare set. Designed for all skin types, including sensitive skin and safe for babies who may be prone to eczema, the range is designed for newborns and upwards, and all products have been paediatrician and dermatologist-approved.
This cult product is ideal for the skincare lover in your life who loves luxuriousness. You can use this tonic on face, body and hair to nourish, moisturise and give that glow we all crave in winter months.
Sanctuary Spa Supreme Selection Box, €23
A firm favourite when it comes to indulgent skincare, this Sanctuary Spa gift set covers all bases, from head to toe. Containing Body Wash, Body Scrub, Liquid Gold Bath Elixir, Wet Skin Moisture Miracle and Heel Balm, anyone would be happy to find this Supreme set under the tree Christmas morning. Perfect for that special someone in your life who takes relaxing seriously.
Nothing sets the ambience quite like the perfect candle. Light the fire, pour the mulled wine, tune into Christmas FM, and let your festive-filled tumbler fill the room with the scent of Christmas. This one comes in a special Tipperary Crystal gift box, perfect for setting your own scene, or, if you can part with it, a wonderfully thoughtful gift for someone special.
A transformative three-in-one winter skin favourite that will hydrate, moisturise and nourish the skin. This little water gel promises to sooth and detoxify the skin in one easy step. Use it as a daily moisturiser, a night mask and an eye cream, and glow all through Christmas and beyond.
Clarins Beauty Mist Spray, €19.50
Perk up and show up with this finely floral scented mist that you can apply directly to your skin. This formula prepares, refreshes and infuses the skin while erasing signs of sleep. Sounds like a party season skincare saviour to us!
All of these products, and more, are available at your local LloydsPharmacy now, or online at lloydspharmacy.ie. Take the hassle out of shopping for your loved ones this Christmas by getting them a gift you know they'll love.