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Christmas Gift Guide 2012 – Part 1

Another year, another gift guide.

My favourite time of the year is Christmas because all the amazing gift packs are released. They are gorgeously packed, comes with great products and are amazing value.

Here is part 1 of my picks for this year’s Christmas Gift Guide either for some last minute shopping or last minute adding to your Christmas list 😉

NUTRIMETICS (available from the Nutrimetics website or your local Nutrimetics seller)

Nutri-Rich gift pack $74.90AUD*

Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Gift Pack $74.90AUD

A luxurious golden gift pack including three amazing products:

1. Nutri-Rich Oil Golden Orb 40ml – high concentrates of apricot kernel oil, carrot oil and vitamin E to moisturise, soften and smooth your skin. It’s a solid balm in the pot but it’s quite easy to just swipe your finger over the solid balm for some product.
2. Nutri-Rich Luminous Body Lotion 125ml – exclusive product introduced for the Christmas period, this is a light body lotion with a beautiful shimmer which gives off a glowy look. I like using this when I am going out.
3. Nutri-Rich Foaming Bath Oil 260ml – all you need is a couple of drops of this bath oil when you’re running a bath and the whole room is filled with a nice relaxing scent.

Fragranced soaps*

Nutrimetics Fragranced Soaps

(a) Citrus and basil scented body soap $12.90AUD – a block of soap which is Tiffany-blue in colour and smells divine. I am usually not a fan of citrus and basil scents but this combination really works. It’s a calming scent which lightly lingers after you step out of the shower. The inclusion of cocoa butter left my skin feeling so soft and moisturised. Best thing about this is the beautiful wrapping! Saves you from wrapping it yourself.
(b) Frangipani and bergamot aromatherapy massage soap $10AUD – now, this is a fantastic stocking filler. It’s called an aromatherapy massage soap due to its scent PLUS the moulded nodules which is meant to help circulation and emphasise a ‘massage’ sort of feeling. I loved using this after a long day at work. So relaxing. Again, this is already in a pretty box ready to gift.

Sole revival gift set $39.90AUD*

Nutrimetics Sole Revival Gift Set $39.90AUD

A set to soothe and give some TLC to the often forgotten feet!

1. Foot scrub 100ml ($20) – ingredients include pumice, to exfoliate the dead skin, and peppermint oil to soothe and invigorate
2. Foot bath 100ml ($25) – it is what it says it is. A foot bath. Pour some into a ‘bath’ of warm water and immerse your feet. I don’t know how else to describe it other than it feels really nice!
3. Foot balm 100ml ($20) – contains peppermint and lavender, the foot balm creates a cooling sensation when applied and makes your feet feel soothed after a long day.

All the above products are available separately but this set is much cheaper. Despite it saying ‘sole’ it can also be used for your hands.

THE BODY SHOP (available for purchase at The Body Shop stores nationwide)

The Body Shop gifts are great for the beauty addict that is mindful and selective of only ethical companies to buy from.

Some great gift ideas for these holidays are:

The Body Shop Christmas Gift Packs - Strawberry Scoop Bowl $25.95AUD and Mango Drops Tin $19.95AUD

Strawberry Scoop Bowl $25.95AUD*
This cute gift pack comes packaged in a cute dessert bowl which is perfect for holding ice-cream or lollies. In the bowl, packaged beautifully, are three strawberry scented products – shower gel (60ml), body butter (50ml), strawberry puree body lotion (60ml).

If strawberry isn’t a preferred scent, these cute dessert bowls are also available in shea and chocolate, with each bowl colour coded depending on the scent – white for shea and brown for chocolate. Yum!

Mango Drops Tin $19.95AUD*

The Body Shop Mango Drops Tin $19.95AUD

Similar idea to the scoop bowls, this is a gift pack presented in a tin case which can be reused to hold various bits and bobs. What’s included in the Mango Drops Tin are: shower gel (60ml), mango whip lotion (60ml) and soap (100g). Now these are also appropriately scented mango (duh) but The Body Shop also offers these adorable tin cases in strawberry as well.

As you have obviously noticed, both these gifts come in reusuable ‘holders’. There is no waste here. Additionally, the products included in the gift sets are travel sizes which make it perfect for a couple of uses to know whether or not you’ll like it. As you can see, these are beautifully wrapped all ready to take their place under the tree!

CLINIQUE (available at Clinique counters nationwide)

Clinique always put out a number of great value for money Christmas gift sets but this year, my pick would have to be the Whole Lotta Colour set $60AUD. You get five mini size Chubby Sticks in the shades: Richer Raisin, Super Strawberry, Chunky Cherry, Oversized Orange and Curvy Candy. To put the size into context – a full size Chubby Stick is 3g/$35AUD and these are 1.2g. The colours available in this set make it a great gift as there is a colour for every occasion.

Clinique - Whole Lotta Colour Set $60AUD

The product/s marked with a * in this post were provided by PR for consideration. Beauty Snippets’ opinion remains 100% unbiased and honest. Please refer to Beauty Snippets’ disclosure/PR policies page for further information.

Christmas Gifts .. with Nutrimetics

It’s that time of the year where we I rush around like a headless chicken scrambling to buy suitable Christmas presents for everyone.

I find that females are the easiest to buy presents for – whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, or any other occasion. We’re so easy to please, aren’t we ladies? Cosmetics, fragrances, jewellery, shoes, clothes, giftcards, the list goes on!

Female-wise, I usually purchase Christmas presents for my cousin, my sister and my mother.

Nutrimetics has made the task just that bit more easier with some great gift ideas. I was sent selected items from their Christmas guide to review for you all.

Christmas is a-coming

For the beach babes

Nutrimetics has a nice beach range perfect for those who love to head to the beach for some Summer fun. But wait – don’t skip this section just yet. From what I gather, it’s more of a ‘inspired’ by the beach range than a specific beach range. Take the Beach Bath Minerals ($25 for 255g) which is great to use after a long tiring day. Just sprinkle the bath salts into warm water and relax while it does its thing to soothe your tired muscles and relieve stress. In my opinion, you can use this after a long day of work and/or play (at the beach)!

Beach Bath Minerals

Had a bit too much fun in the sun? The Beach Soothing Body Moisturiser ($25 for 200ml) is a thick cream moisturiser enriched with sea kelp aimed at soothing, nourishing and hydrating your skin.

Beach Soothing Body Moisturiser

For the beauty conscious

Nutrimetics has released a limited edition nc Birds of Paradise colour collection inspired by the vibrant colours of the colourful Birds of Paradise. I was sent the nc Birds of Paradise Lip Gloss ($25 for 3.5ml) from the collection. As you all know, I am not a fan of lip glosses. I’ve reviewed a handful of glosses simply because I despise that sticky feeling on my lips and the fact that my hair gets caught onto my lips lol.

nc Birds of Paradise Lip Gloss

Firstly, the packaging is gorgeous! I love how bright and colourful it is. The lip gloss is interesting. I have yet come across one where they have three different shades in the tub and then when you pull the applicator, they all blend together for one shade! Speaking of the applicator, it is a brush applicator.

Brush applicator

The three shades in the gloss are – red-pink base with multicoloured shimmer, milk pink with subtle shimmer and a beige pink with no shimmer.

Three shades of pink

This gloss is as sticky as they come. The brush grabs too much product on my lips but it’s easily spreadable? I just blend it. The stickiness of the gloss may have added to its long-wearing ability because four hours later, gloss is still on, albeit a tad faded.

Bare lips

nc Birds of Paradise Lip Gloss - freshly applied

Fill those stockings

We don’t do the traditional Christmas with the stockings by the fireplace in my family but the Youth Renewal Lipstick ($25 for 2.5g) are great for secret santa presents and ‘filler’ presents. With eight shades available, you are bound to find one for her!

See my review on their Youth Renewal lipstick in Shebang here (along with other fab ideas for Christmas presents!)

The product/s mentioned in this post were provided by PR for consideration. Beauty Snippets’ opinion remains 100% unbiased and honest. Please refer to Beauty Snippets’ disclosure/PR policies page for further information.