There are only 8 shopping days to Christmas and if you’re still looking for presents then you’re a braver person than me! You might be able to guess that I’m one of those organised people that buys early and squirrels them away – mainly so that I can have a few festive tipples and not have to battle my way through hordes of frantic shoppers. But…as it’s the season for giving, I’ve picked 5 of my favourite stocking filler ideas for you GSpotters! and best of all they are all available to buy locally.
BB White Secret Touch Cream by KARAJA: This white cream only reveals its magic secret when it comes into contact with the skin. Amazing colour is released by micro capsules filled with pigments that blend imperceptibly with your complexion, enhancing and perfecting skin tone for a fresh, radiant and matt effect. The delicate, gentle formula produces an ultra-light film of colour that spreads easily for a perfect application every time. Suitable for all skin types, it contains active ingredients that boost energy within the skin, helping to improve the skin’s vitality visibly. KARAJA products are exclusively available from selected salons or by visiting www.euro-products.co.uk.
Arctic Wonderland Wrap Bracelet by ALEX AND ANi: This American brand creates signature bracelets for men and women and is now available in Menarys stores in Lisburn, Bangor, Ards and Letterkenny. The ALEX AND ANI products are infused with positive energy – ancients referred to this precious energy as “chi” and “prana,” whereas modern science refers to it as vital force. Bracelets start from £24 and can be worn individually such as this Wrap or stacked together with various bracelets and bands for a more unique look.
He-Shi Sparkle Gift Set contains the He-Shi Express Liquid Tan 150ml, He-Shi Tanning Mitt and: He-Shi Luminous Shimmer 150ml. Nothing screams Christmas more than sparkly tan and this subtle and sophisticated wash-off bronzer will add a touch of bling under any Christmas party outfit. Enriched with quinoa protein, it will protect your tan whilst leaving your skin soft, silky and hydrated. You can purchase from salons and selected chemists or by visiting www.he-shi.eu.
NI Year of Food & Drink Showcase Hamper by Arcadia Deli: A visit to this Lisburn Road deli is a must this time of year, as it is literally a smorgasbord of yummy treats. Such as this luxury hamper which showcases the finest local artisan products in this Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink. Bursting with the likes of Passion Preserve Rhubarb & Chutney, Dart Mountain Dusk Cheese, Spiced Armagh Apple Juice and Ewings Smokes Salmon it has everything you need for a festive party. It might be tad pricey at £100 but it is definitely one for the foodie in your life.
SKINICIAN Luxe Hand Lotion: Hands are the most likely to suffer from the environmental effects of winter, dry out quicker and show signs of ageing. The SKINICIAN Luxe Hand Lotion is an indulgent, non-greasy, deeply moisturising and hydrating hand cream with luxurious skin softening properties. Specially formulated with Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Vitamin E, this lavish cream is designed to heal wounds, intensely moisturise, fight the signs of ageing and smooth the skin. 50ml RRP £15.00. Available from selected salons and day spas or at www.skinician.com
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