The ultimate gift of beauty: Building the perfect gift hamper

The ultimate gift of beauty is one that contains a selection of things you don't need, but you absolutely want. These hampers aren't for the faint-hearted. True beauty lovers (or their Secret Santas) need only apply...


THE ULTIMATE PREP KIT

The practical bits and pieces, from skin to hair to teeth, that any beauty lover will make great use of. Who'd turn down the handbag essential Tangle Teezer, particularly in leopard print? Not me, that's for sure.

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Codex Bia Wash-Off Cleansing Oil, €78 from codexbeauty.com
The Inkey List Night Renewal Set, €25, cloud10beauty.com
Tangle Teezer Apricot Leopard Compact Styler, €15, theoracle.com
Spotlight Oral Care Sonic Toothbrush, €110, spotlightoralcare.com
Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub and Mask, €4.95, boots.ie

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THE ULTIMATE NIGHT OUT

These ultra glam bits are for a girl (or guy) who knows the value of investing in a good base, great pigment in shadows, super brushes, damn fine lippy and some heated rollers for while the rest is being applied...

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Bobbi Brown In A Flash Palette, €55 from arnotts.ie
La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, €100 from brownthomas.com
Real Techniques The Artist Essentials Set, €24.99 from mccabespharmacy.com
Nars Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick in Carmen, €32 from brownthomas.com
Nars Studio 54 Disco Dust Lipstick in Bianca, €32 from narscosmetics.eu
Remington ProLuxe Heated Rollers, €49.99 from boots.ie

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THE ULTIMATE SKIN COLLECTION

For hardcore skincare obsessives, this little hamper won't come cheap, but it will be the most welcomed gift any beauty nut could hope for. From the super high-end La Prairie brightener, to the Phyto Nature future icon, these are all heavy hitters.

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Dermalogica Phyto Nature Firming Serum, €156 from dermalogica.ie
La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire, €637 from brownthomas.com
Swiss Clinic Dermaroller and Rejuvenating Serum, €140 from swissclinic.co.uk
Hylamide HA Blur, €10 from brownthomas.com
Yonka Intense Hydration Masque No.1, €61.95 from skinstore.com

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