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It’s no lie that Christmas gift packs are the bomb.com. Not only can you try out new products without forking out tons for a full-sized product, but they’re also absolutely gorgeous and will sit pretty on any bathroom counter or mantlepiece.
Every year, we wait with bated breath for the newest Christmas packs to hit our shores. They generally roll in just as the shopping season ramps up, so they’re perfect if you need something that’ll help you wind down heading into December and the festive season.
From haircare and makeup to skincare, electricals and more, these are your go-to ‘treat yo’ self’ kits. Keep on reading to find out our favourite Christmas gift packs for 2017.
Come December, what we truly need is some skincare to save the day. Summer has hit in full force, leaving us sweating, oily messes, and to top it all off, the stress of festive season organisation is taking its toll. Get a head start on your upcoming end-of-year pamper sesh by grabbing a Dermalogica gift pack while you still can this November.
Known for their high quality formulations backed by decades worth of research, you know you’re getting a stellar product when you buy Dermalogica. Grab a little more bang for your buck with the four Christmas gift packs on offer from the brand this year, each of which is suited to a different need and skin type.
Up your cleansing game with the Double Cleanse Duo, which contains the PreCleanse Balm and the Special Cleansing Gel. Or, perhaps your skin needs a little protection from the elements? Ward off pollution and free radical damage with the Age Smart Daily Defenders Hero Pack. If these don’t sound up your alley, give your lips a little TLC with the Lip Smoothing Duo, or really take wrinkle-busting up a notch with the Anti-Ageing Power Trio.
Cloud Nine always bring out the big guns come Christmastime, with a few gorgeous takes on their beloved heated tools. This year is no exception–we’re so in awe of the stunning Christmas gift packs they’ve dreamed up.
Featuring gorgeous gold marbled packaging and metallic accents on the iron itself, the Gift of Gold Box Set is the ultimate present for every haircare-loving lady. If that sounds like you, peep the amazing features of the Cloud Nine Original Iron as included in this gift set.
Not only does it feature all of the modern conveniences we’ve come to expect from a straightener, including a professional swivel cord, temperature controls, hibernation mode and international voltage, the Original Iron also employs a secret ingredient on its plates. This helps your hair look shiny, feel soft and experience less damage.
We’ve come to expect big things from asap Skin Products come Christmastime, but we’re not exaggerating when we say that this year, they’ve truly outdone themselves. Not only are their Christmas gift packs stunning to look at, but they combine some of the most adored products within the range to give your skin the treat it deserves.
Fight off premature skin ageing with the Anti-Ageing Serum Pack, which combines fan favourites Super B and Super A+ with the coveted DNA Renewal Treatment. More about brightening pigmentation issues? Go for the Brightening Serum Pack, which contains Super B, Super C and DNA Renewal. Finally, if you want to unlock that glowing complexion you’re dreaming of, go for the Luminosity Serum Pack. This one gives you a Super B, Radiance Serum and the DNA Renewal.
Mineral makeup brand Youngblood are known for gentle, skin-safe formulas that don’t compromise pigmentation or staying power. If their products sound like your cup of tea, maybe it’s worth picking up one of their fab Christmas gift packs to try them out before you commit to a whole new beauty routine.
They’ve put out a whopping five new kits this festive season, with something suited to every look and need. Play up your pout with the Holiday Lip Trio, or hone in on the eyes with the Holiday Eye Trio. If you’re all about that California, cool girl glow, rep La Jolla, Santa Barbara or Malibu with a Bronzer Kit.
Last but not least is the absolutely jaw-dropping ghd Nocturne Collection, which has been released exclusively for the festive season. Featuring beautiful deep purple and midnight tones emblazoned with a floral pattern, your favourite tools have received quite the makeover!
If you’re into ghd’s old-school hits, pick up the ghd V Gold Styler with a fresh, Nocturne Collection twist. This classic straightener lets you achieve silky smooth locks in just minutes, whilst minimising any damage to the hair.
Got a little more $$ and a passion for the finer things in life? Maybe it’s time to upgrade to the newest model, the ghd Platinum. The ghd Nocturne Collection Platinum Styler Gift Set is the ultimate in styling, featuring ceramic and ionic plates that simply glide through the hair.
There’s also fresh Nocturne Collection takes on beloved ghd dryers, including the Air Professional Hair Dryer and the Flight Travel Hair Dryer, in addition to an all-rounder gift pack that combines the Air and the Gold V Styler.
Will you be spoiling yourself with a gift pack or two before the silly season truly sets in? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter!
I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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