Gorgeous gifts

From tanning to skincare to fragrances, there’s plenty of choice this festive season.


Skinician is an Irish, cosmeceutical skincare brand created by experts, offering a minimal approach to skincare for all skin types.

Skinician has Ageless, Advanced, Revitalising and Purifying systems that can be tailored to meet the needs of every skin type or concern.

This year they are offering premium product bundles with fantastic savings.

Available from skinician.com and selected salons nationwide.

The Revitalising Gift Set (RRP €49) is perfect for dry, sensitive skin as it soothes and protects.

The Purifying Gift Set (RRP €49) is perfect for oily, breakout prone skin. It balances and mattifies for a clearer, hydrated complexion.

The Advanced Gift Set (RRP €71) targets all signs of ageing and restores a youthful, radiant complexion.

The Ageless Gift Set (RRP €79) will help you say bye-bye to the advanced signs of ageing with this powerful trio.

The Christmas season is indeed a joyful reminder of the power of human touch. It’s what creates connection with our loved ones, brings us balance within, and what soothes our skin. Dermalogica's focus on human touch is one of the foundations of the brand.

That’s why this year they partnered with Los Angeles artist and designer Marleigh Culver. Their gift sets are delightful and practical with the designer touch. I have chosen the best two with something for all skin types and budgets.

The Deeply Nourishing Duo (€125) helps to restore and replenish the appearance of stressed looking skin with this nourishing duo.

It includes MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque and Super Rich Repair and is a fantastic duo for dry or atopic skin.

Discover Healthy Skin (€45) is the perfect introduction to Dermalogica.

This collection is one of their top sellers for glowing, healthy-looking skin is a complete regimen for both dry and oily skin types.

It includes PreCleanse, Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant, Skin Smoothing Cream.


Available exclusively to Boots online and in-store, the Maura Signature Glow Gift Set (€39.99) is the ultimate curated collection of By Maura Higgins products from the brunette bombshell’s sell-out collaborations with Bellamianta Luxury Tanning.

From her enviable glow to her killer pins, Maura’s Signature Glow Gift Set is sure to be the answer to every girl's glowing dreams this year. Featuring the brunette beauty’s favourite gleaming must-haves, this set will instantly become a mainstay for all dreaming of achieving the OG Bella Babe’s enviable glow.

Featuring four full-sized products, the Maura Signature Glow Gift Set contains absolutely everything you need for the perfect all-over body glow. Featuring the luminous Champagne Glow Mist, weightless Champagne Illuminating Body Liquid, to the essential finishing product, the Champagne Illuminating Body Powder and must have multi-use tool Face & Body Brush.


My favourite fragrance of all time is Elie Saab Le Parfum but now the brand has a new iteration of a classic. Elie Saab Parfum Lumière capture le sensual sparkle of light. Light is rooted deep in the soul of Lebanese couturier Elie Saab. Once again, Elie Saab turned to one of the most talented perfumers, Francis Kurkdjian.

This season they created an elegant new fragrance, an accord of jasmine blossom’s heady carnal notes at dawn with the delicate sunset seduction of tuberose, strongly evoking the light of day.

Le Parfum Lumière is an ode to light, to utter elegance, to glowing feminine grace, however, Francis Kurkdjian went one step further with his floral signature for Le Parfum, pushing the boundaries of the chypre family to become a modern floral woody chypre.

As in all symphonies, the opening is subtle and surprising: nuances of Italian mandarin oil blend with a hint of Madagascar ylang ylang oil, which unfolds little by little, like the sun’s rays at dawn. The result is a gentle but caressing perfume, feminine and floral yet with the surprising depth of a woody background (30ml €57). It’s the perfect gift!