Irish brands are shining

Why not invest in some Irish products this year for your gifting requirements? Every year I dedicate one of my columns exclusively to Irish products. We have such an amazing offering available across our pharmacies and department stores. The gifting below starts at €10 and there is always plenty of value to be found.

LUNA by Lisa

Gift a full party look this Christmas with the Golden Allure (RRP €30 worth). Sweep your eyelids with our eyeshadow primer, a neutral base that keeps eye makeup on for longer and prevents creasing. The full face eight-piece palette includes six eyeshadows, a matte peach blush and limited edition cream highlighter. Use the contour brush to sculpt and define, before finishing off the look with our illuminating setting spray that contains light-reflecting pearls for lit-from-within skin. Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow!

The Eye Lux Bauble (RRP €10, worth €20) is the perfect stocking filler. The cream shadow has a soft nude shimmer to brighten up your eyes while the sparkly eye pigment is a golden bronze to tone to enhance that twinkle in your eye. The shimmery pigment can be applied to the lid with a finger or brush and can be used alone for a full eye sparkle or blended with the cream shadow for a sunset finish.

Little Green Angel

The Little Green Angel Starter Bag contains a 30ml creamy cleanser to remove impurities and sebum build-up on the face. The 50ml toner cleans the skin and prepares the skin for the Daily Moisturise Face Cream. The 30ml moisturiser is light, quick-absorbing, and perfect underneath makeup. For breakouts, the Tea Tree Rescue Cream will become their new skincare best friend.

The Little Green Angel Overnight Bag contains all your overnight essentials in a reusable canvas bag. It includes a conveniently sized 30ml shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioning serum - perfect for your suitcase or handbag.

It will help to keep your hair and body shining, no matter where you choose to celebrate the holidays this year. All four essentials contain the powerful blend of hand harvested Irish seaweed with the stunning essential oils of lavender and neroli. The Little Green Angel Starter Bag is worth €45 and is yours for only €23. The Little Green Overnight Bag is a steal at €15.


Irish-made Holos Skincare has absolutely everything needed for a healthy skincare routine this Christmas and beyond. The new gift sets are also a smart choice for vegan-friendly kinder skincare that is handmade in Ireland, and free from gluten, alcohol, parabens and SLS.

My choice for this year is Love Your Skin Queen (€83 worth €98) for full on skin loving ladies. Love Your Skin cleansing cream 150ml (new larger size), Love Your Skin floral toner 100ml, Love Your Skin anti-ageing facial oil 30ml Love Your Skin face cream 50ml Love Your Skin facial towel.

Skin Formulas

Skin Formulas has just launched a luxurious bamboo cleansing mitt delivering the experience of a professional salon cleanse in your own home. The luxury dual-layered mitt gently exfoliates dead skin cells, stimulating cell renewal, and leaving skin looking brighter and feeling truly revitalised. Suitable for the most sensitive of skin, the cleansing mitt with natural antibacterial properties reveals a beautifully refreshed and radiant complexion.

Made from the highest quality woven bamboo, the eco-conscious biodegradable design means the mitt can be washed and reused again and again, making it kind to the planet too.

This clever Cleansing Mitt also comes with its own protective waterproof bag to keep skin glowing while travelling and on the move. The Luxury Dual Layered Cleansing Mitt with Waterproof Travel Bag is €18.

Spotlight Oral Care

Spotlight Oral Care is created by sisters and dentists Dr Lisa and Dr Vanessa Creaven. The Spotlight Make Smiles Happen Gifts Set is a super one which contains whitening strips, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, whitening pen, bamboo toothbrush, hydrogel lip mask, satin eye mask, jade facial roller and a sonic facial cleanser. The Spotlight Set is available in Boots for €59.

King Luxury

Make your Christmas magical with a King Luxury Christmas Gift Bag - the perfect Christmas gift for anyone that is looking to up their hair and beauty routine with the King Luxury essentials that you won't be able to live without. It includes the following items: the Jewel Brush Gold Dust - King Luxury Dry Shampoo (my two faves) and King Luxury Lush Scrunchie Duo all wrapped in a King Luxury Crushed Velvet Cosmetic Bag. A great gift for the gal who has everything!