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The decorations have been on the shelves for weeks and it’s so ridiculously close to Christmas that people are already saying, “oh, we must catch up before the end of the year”, which we all know is code for crack open the champers and bring out the Jatz.
To get into the spirit of the festive season, we at Styling You are choosing to celebrate in the only way we know how … by offering lots of fabulously stylish gifts for YOU to win. It’s a bit of a thank-you for being so loyal this year and also a bit selfish on my part.
You see, I’ve long been a fan of the Christmas beauty gift pack. So much value, such beautiful packaging. (When I was younger I never wanted to spoil the packaging, which was quite unfortunate as I didn’t realise that body lotion could go off … oh Charlie perfume pack from Christmas 1979)
Scroll down to see some of the wonderful beauty packs out there in beauty land this Christmas – yes there is even a ghd Deluxe Midnight Collection gift set up for grabs (this is seriously their best looking styling iron EVER). Enter the comp (tell all your friends) and cross fingers you’ll be receiving one of the prizes in the post early December. The action starts on November 2 and finishes November 30. One entry per person will be included in the draw, which will be randomly selected by random.org. The winners will be posted on this page and notified by email. Australian entries only, sorry. There are 19 prizes to be won with a total prize pool valued at $1493.40.
ghd Deluxe Midnight Collection gift set
The original ghd ceramic iron changed hair styling forever, forging an entirely new category within the hair industry and becoming a leading icon to women around the world. Now, just in time for Christmas and the party season, ghd has launched its most advanced tool yet, the ghd Gold Classic Styler as part of the ghd Midnight Collection. The ghd Gold Classic styler is ghd’s most luxurious to date, complete with golden plates, a chic dot design on the casing and golden sparkling accents beneath the perfectly black coating that guarantee to transform any hair from unkempt to belle of the ball. The new plates have been smoothed and contoured to glide through hair effortlessly for smoother, snag-free styling and a high-gloss finish. With an improved outer body, the ghd Gold Classic styler is cooler to touch and lighter to handle – the perfect combination to create cutting-edge new looks. The ghd Midnight Collection is inspired by the Baroque trend seen on the international runways of Alexander McQueen, Balmain and Jean Paul Gautier, with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll glamour for the festive season. The Deluxe Midnight Collection gift set ($309) includes: the all new ghd Gold Classic styler; black and gold pouch with heat proof matt to protect the styler; two sectioning clips for party hair styling; a matching black and gold compact travel hairdryer; Baroque-inspired gold ornate mirror – to admire your new look on the go; and beautiful brocade black and gold, treasure chest to keep your treasured ghd Gold Classic styler and key styling essentials. Available from approved ghd salons. Ph 1300 880 209 or visit www.ghdhair.com/au
Nak Hair ultimate hair gift pack
Nak hair care is Australian made and owned and is formulated with a unique mineral-rich bio marine complex. All Nak products are manufactured and designed to reflect the uninhibited Australian lifestyle and combat the drying, damaging effects of even the harshest climates. This ultimate nak pack ($194.55) includes, Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner, designed to nourish and soften the hair, repl-ends replenishing and moisturising dry damaged ends, Amped Up, Inner Strength, Surf Styler to re-create that ‘beach look’, Done and Dusted adds texture to even the finest of hair, Defining Crème and Aromas Oil with Argan designed to restore dry, damaged hair, add brilliant shine, and provide thermal and colour protection. That’s nine products in total … your hair needs are SO covered. www.nak.net.au
Napoleon Perdis Bronze Bombshell gift set
A duo of bronzing products for a heavenly glow ($49). The combination of the exotic coconut-scented lotion and shimmering gold-flecked powder creates a luminous glow wherever you need it. The cocktail of nourishing ingredients include Vitamins A, C, and E and algae extract (in the lotion) to moisturise the skin and is suitable or all skin types. The powder has a starfish design. Napoleon Perdis products are available at Napoleon Perdis Concept Stores, David Jones and at more than 650 pharmacies and salons throughout Australia. Ph 1800 814 572. www.napoleonperdis.com
L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert gift pack
Make Christmas shopping stress-free and fuss-free with a selection of luxurious haircare and styling gifts and salon offers from Kerastase Paris, L’Oreal Professionnel, Pureology, Redken 5th Avenue NYC and Matrix. This gift pack ($55) includes a shampoo, conditioner and intensive masque from the Serie Expert Force Vector range. For stockists details, phone 1300 651 141 or visit www.lorealprofessionnel.com.au
Clarins Wake Up Treats gift pack
This Christmas Clarins highlights the Beauty of Giving with a selection of high value coffrets from all categories. Wake-Up Treats ($72 – value $103) includes Eau Dynamisante Spray, Eau Dynamisante Body Lotion and Shower Gel. Clarins Christmas Coffrets are available at leading department stores, Clarins Gold salons, select pharmacies and retails specialists, and online at www.adorebeauty.com.au
Paul Mitchell Moisture gift pack
The holidays are the right time to give back. John Paul Mitchell Systems spreads the cheer to salon revenues thanks to a new selection of stylish and festive gift sets. And in the spirit of the season, the company will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of all Paul Mitchell Christmas gift sets to Grow Appalachia— effectively helping to plant a healthy future for families in need with education on healthy food preparation and preservation alongside assistance with the development of local farmer’s markets. Paul Mitchell’s Christmas duos address summer’s primary hair concerns: UV protection and hydration. The Moisture Gift Set ($29.95) combines Instant Moisture Daily Shampoo (300ml) and Instant Moisture Daily Treatment (200ml).
Bloom Summer Loving gift pack
Share the love this Christmas with an assortment of heavenly gifts from Bloom. Whether it’s the perfect stocking filler or a deluxe pampering indulgence, we have something for everyone on your list. We seriously covet every piece of artwork illustrator, Kat Macleod, lends her hand to. To create a range that has a bold and modern take on Christmas, Bloom asked Kat to work her magic. Her illustrations reflect our trend obsession with all things handmade and will make your heart skip a beat! Bloom Christmas Gifts available at selected Myer and David Jones Stores, Bloom’s Flagship Store (574a Chapel Street, South Yarra, VIC) and online at www.bloomcosmetics.com. Ph (03) 9421 0200.
Natural Alternatives Moroccan gift pack
Natural Alternative offer environmentally friendly packaging and products that are free from parabens and artificial fragrances. This gift pack ($49.95) includes all you need to enhance your shower experience – the natural way – from shower gel, to face cleanser, shampoo and conditioner. Available at selected healthfood stores. Ph 02 9772 7100; www.naturalalternative.com.au
Estee Lauder Coach set in Platinum
This holiday season, Estee Lauder has partnered up with luxury designer Coach to create a unique makeup clutch for Christmas, filled with new and signature Estee Lauder products that are perfect for the party season. This pack ($125) is on counter from November 28 and includes Estée Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Pink; Estée Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Sunstone; Estée Lauder Artist’s Eye Pencil in SoftSmudge Black; Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Star Pink; Estée Lauder Gold Compact featuring three Pure Color Eyeshadows and one Signature Powder Blush; Estée Lauder Retractable Powder and Eyeshadow Brush … all in an Estee Lauder Platinum Coach Bag.
MOR Cosmetics Marshmallow gift pack
MOR is the inspired expression between Australian designers Deon St.Mor & Dianna Burmas. Motivated by a desire to develop beautiful products, the creative energies joined forces to open their first design studio located on a cobblestone Melbourne laneway in 1998. It is with great care and pride that the duo and their team continue to refine and develop collections to capture the essence of luxury and well being. Your bathroom will be oh, so sweet smelling with this gorgeous gift pack ($154) which includes Marshmallow Body Oil, Marshmallow Sugar Crystal Body Scrub, Marshmallow Hand & Body Wash and Marshmallow Hand & Body Lotion. www.morcosmetics.com
Ella Bache Hydra gift pack
Ella Baché launches the festive season with a selection of five great value skincare packs individually tailored to hydrate, protect and rejuvenate your skin to achieve a healthy radiant glow. The Ella Baché skincare packs are the perfect summer gift, ideal to introduce a new skincare routine. The Hydra ($99 valued at $188) includes Hydra-Revitalising Velvety Soft Cream 50ml, Hydra-Revitalising Crème de la Crème 15ml, Energising Crème Masque 20ml, Crème Contour des Yeux 5ml, Moisture-Bath Hand Renew 50ml. www.ellabache.com.au
Burt’s Bees Bee-uty Bag
This year, Burt’s Bees has a gorgeous range of Christmas gifts – the perfect present for natural beauty lovers this festive season. This is the ultimate gift ($24.95) for the Burt’s Bees fans and natural bee-uties alike, it contains miniature versions of all your favourite Burt’s Bees products – Citrus & Ginger Root Body Wash, Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Shea Butter Hand Crème, Pomegranate Lip Balm and an adorable bee print cosmetic bag. Surprise your favourite person with this delightful kit on Christmas morning and you’ll be in the good books forever. Burt’s Bees is available in David Jones, Myer, Priceline, pharmacies, health food stores and online at adorebeauty.com.au. Ph 1800 855 478
L’Occitane Shea Hand and Foot Indulgence
For the festive season of indulgence spoil your loved ones with L’Occitane. With a range of luxurious best selling fragrances, nourishing body creams and natural skincare you will find the perfect gift for everyone. And as L’OCCITANE is committed to limiting the environmental impact of our actions and products you can rest assured your purchase will reflect the L’Occitane core values of Sensorality, Authenticity and Respect. The Shea Hand and Foot Indulgence $62.95 (valued at $77.90) includes Shea Butter Hand Cream 150ml and Shea Butter Foot Cream 150ml. Stockists: +28912 3000, www.loccitane.com.au
Trilogy Triple pack
Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is a powerful 100% natural skincare product that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and wrinkles. Its potent active ingredients make it highly effective for other skin concerns including dry and dehydrated skin, ageing skin and uneven skin tone. This pack ($94) also includes Trilogy Cream Cleanser and Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream. Trilogy is sold nationally through Myer, Priceline, selected pharmacies and health food stores. www.trilogyproducts.com
NP Set Champagne Set palette
Holiday shoppers in search of sizzling gifts, dazzling beauty buys or just fantastic savings need look no further than NP Set. The style and budget-conscious makeup line by Napoleon Perdis is bursting at the stocking stuffer seams this Christmas with an assortment of sparkling presents. The latest in NP’s series of must-have palettes. This one ($39) offers 26 bubbly colours for effervescent style: 18 eye shadows in shades of chocolate, copper, blue and gold; four blushes; four lip glosses; and three brush applicators. All shades are enriched with Vitamin E to nourish skin. NP Set is available in Napoleon Perdis concept stores, David Jones and Target stores nationally, npsetcosmetics.com and over 100 pharmacies and salons throughout Australia. www.npsetcosmetics.com
Dr. LeWinn’s Pure and Perfect gift set
Just in time for summer, the Dr. LeWinn’s Pure and Perfect gift set ($49.95) comes in a beach bag complete with a yellow and white candy striped towel. The gift set features two Puressence skincare care products formulated with Venuceane to prevent the signs of premature ageing. The Foaming Cleanser 50mL helps to remove pore-clogging impurities and the Day and Night Fluid 50g has a light, fast absorbing formula, perfect for the hot summer season. Available for a limited time at selected Priceline stores and leading pharmacies. For stockist information phone 1800 630 056 or visit www.drlewinns.com
Benefit All You Need is Gloss gift set
There would be no complaints receiving a gift from Benefit this Christmas. You could also gift yourself. Come on. You’re worth it! This six-pack of Benefit glosses ($49) offers colours from glistening gold to fierce fuchsia. Colours include I’m with the Band, Almost Famous, Life on the A list, Who are you wearing?, Back to fuchsia and 24K. It’s just one of four fabulous holiday gift sets available now for a limited time at Benefit counters. Phone (02) 8353 5000 for your nearest stockist.
NIVEA gift pack
Treat your body and face to Nivea’s range of products, designed to make looking good easy and affordable. This gift pack ($39.25) includes NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash; NIVEA VISAGE Refreshing Cleansing Lotion; NIVEA VISAGE VITAL Triple Action Soy+ Moisturising Facial Cleansing Wipes; NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser; and NIVEA Intensive Moisturising Body Lotion.
Orly gift pack
Flash those stunning nails this summer thanks to Orly. This gift pack ($68.80) includes ORLY Rich Renewal Hand Cream in Paradise; ORLY Top2Bottom treatment; ORLY Dazzling Shimmer in Flagstone Rush; ORLY Dazzling Shimmer in One Night Stand. So love ORLY Top2Bottom. This all-in-one base and top coat binds polish to the nail plate, protecting nails from staining and providing a high shine and chip resistant finish. www.orlybeauty.com.au
Australis makeup gift pack
For more than 23 years, Australis has been inspiring women to create their own beauty style with ranges that reflect the latest looks and colour from runways around the world but featuring innovative and affordable products. This pack ($82.65) includes new products Intense Eye Liquid Eyeliner, MegaLash Mascara, Pocket Pallete and Paint the Town nail colours.
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