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L’Occitane en Provence · Holiday 2018

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that I’m not a fan of gift sets; I should clarify and state that the one exception to that is anything from L’Occitane, and this year’s Holiday 2018 offerings are once again scoring high points for being 100% amazing. To sweeten things further, L’Occitane has collaborated with fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac — known for vivid colour and unexpected pieces (such as a coat of teddy bears worn by Madonna, no less) — to create packaging designs that are eye-catching and fun, needing nothing more than a gift tag to finish things off. And just like that, you can knock a few more names off that list.

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Fresh Beauty · Holiday 2018 Gift Sets

To be perfectly clear, I’m actually not a fan of gift sets; for one, I’m a control freak and prefer curating my own ‘sets’ and secondly, I’ve always found that apart from one or two items, the rest of the pieces in a gift set are usually just ‘fillers‘. That said, these Fresh Gift Sets are making me rethink my stance. Why, you might ask? Well, because each and every single one is filled with a really fab selection. Oh, and how stinking cute is this year’s Holiday 2018 packaging? There’s even a gift tag included!

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Givenchy · Noir Révélateur

With Christmas a week away, my next few posts will be dedicated to offering some solutions that just might make buying that perfect gift for any beauty-lovers on your list, that much easier. I’ll start things off with this Noir Révélateur duo from Givenchy: 2 unique lip options that are sure to wow. ‘Tis the season, after all!

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Ciaté London · Glitter Storm Lipsticks

Following the success of the Glitter Storm Eyeshadow Palette (reviewed here), Ciaté London introduces Glitter Storm Lipsticks: 6 new-technology metallic hues that are super fun to wear, over-the-top cool, and with Christmas right around the corner (yikes!), absolutely perfect for all holiday festivities. Oh and for the record, this brand is Leaping Bunny approved, Peta Certified, cruelty-free, and vegan.

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CHANEL · Le Lift Crème, Crème Fine & Crème Riche

CHANEL has reformulated their Le Lift skincare range and apart from introducing 3 new textures, the jars have been given a facelift as well, coming in a rosy beige tone as opposed to the previous solid black. What a lot people may not be aware of, is that Gabrielle Chanel was quite the visionary when it came to taking care of one’s skin, envisioning a woman who took control of her beauty. According to Mademoiselle: “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life sculpts your face at thirty. But it’s up to you to earn the face you have at fifty” (and beyond, I might add).

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