Irish brands that make ideal last minute gifts

Santa is almost here, and this is my last 2021 piece, so I wanted to dedicate it to three Irish brands. Two are relatively new and one is a well known veteran tanning brand who has recently upped their range with some decadent cosmetics.

Mistletoe kissing with Bellamianta

Give the gift of Bella Babe kissable lips this Christmas with three sexy, sultry shades, instantly elevating your makeup look and giving you the illusion of fuller lips, helping you achieve a juicy and irresistibly tempting pout. These Bellamianta playful, flirty glosses effortlessly glide on for a lightweight yet luxurious shine and glimmer. Containing three alluring eye-catching tones of berry, bronze and champagne, the limited edition lip gloss kit can dial up your lip look from daytime dates to evening glitz and glam in an instant. The three different shades include Glistening Glow, Sunset Kiss and Berry Sparkle. The buttery soft Glistening Glow shade adds a golden, dazzling radiance to any lip colour, Sunset Kiss elevates your makeup look and instantly transforms you into a bronzed goddess while Berry Sparkle, the darkest hued shade of the set, injects a burst of deep plum to your look, bringing your lipstick to life! These light reflecting glamourous glosses are sure to add a touch of luxury to your makeup routine. They retail at €28.

Glow for New Year’s Eve

Tan Republic’s the TanBag is the latest innovative accessory here to revolutionise your weekly routine! Snuggle up in the 100 per cent satin sheet protector and pillowcase combination and wake up to a fabulously seamless faux glow by adding this final step to your tanning routine. Available in three stylish tones - grey, black and blush - the TanBag is Ireland’s first self-tanning bed sheet protector ensuring your tan develops perfectly while you catch up on some much-needed zzz’s. Featuring a built-in pillow protector, it is easily washable and comes with a handy satin pouch for safekeeping and storage. The lightweight, breathable fabric is sure to become your tanning bestie ahead of party season, helping you achieve a perfectly even glow whilst protecting your bed sheets from any tan residue (€29.95)


All-Irish marine powered cosmetic and nutraceutical brand Seabody has the perfect range for a luxury start to your 2022. This biodesigned range of skin care will supply eco conscious skincare lovers with sustainable, ethical health and beauty products. Not only are the products vegan and cruelty free but they contain proprietary marine molecules that Seabody defines luxury as the ability to access scientifically founded products that are truly sustainable, wonderful to use, and truly effective. It is a capsule collection.

The Hydrogel Mask Cleanser (€40) is a luxurious ultra-nourishing cleansing gel, enriched with multifunctional marine glycan complexes. Feel refreshed and rejuvenated after use. The Glycan Enrich Moisturiser (€65) is a supercharged ultra-rich moisturiser powered by potent multi-functional marine glycans. Boost the skin's moisture and protect from free radicals with this super moisturiser.

The AquaSurge Day Serum (€50) is a super-hydrating daily serum that plumps the skin with the use of marine powered hydration and hyaluronic acid to quench and give the skin a healthy dewy glow. This luxurious formula will have users looking and feeling great all day long.

The overnight Elixir Serum (€70) is the ultimate overnight tonic for the skin. This lightweight hybrid serum is enriched with microencapsulated marine actives MaraFucoidan and PhytoMara, which neutralise free radicals, support dermal cell turnover and collagen and elastin production. It delivers a facial-inspired bounty of skin actives overnight.

Seabody is available to purchase from, Brown Thomas and Arnotts.

Wishing you all a lovely and safe Christmas and a wonderful New Year!