Christmas beauty preview - Rebecca Barnes
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Christmas beauty preview

Christmas beauty preview

This past week has been a whirlwind of Christmas in July events – these yearly events are where brands and companies showcase the goodies that will be in store for the Christmas period.

There’s always a real festive atmosphere, including trees, bunting and even mince pies – quite surreal when it’s boiling hot outside!

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My first stop last week was Elemis and their renowned Treasures Collection gift sets, once again did not disappoint – two of my favourites are ‘Sparkling Beauty’, £49.50 (worth £84), which contains three, full size products; Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser, Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream and Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm; and ‘Precious Pro-Collagen Duo’, £68 (worth £105), which contains Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream.

Onto Urban Retreat, which has some covetable Christmas gift sets from brands including Thalgo, Creme de la Mer and La Prairie, and to-die-for hair and beauty packages – I love the Course of 6 Manicures (£100) or Pedicures (£150) at Urban Retreat Smithfield.

There’s also gadgets including GHD straighteners and the CACI microlift anti-ageing device (£350), and stocking fillers from the likes of Moroccan Oil, Rahua and Mavala.

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Laura Mercier also has some great make-up on offer for autumn/winter 13; check out this adorable multi-purpose compact (above) which is definitely going on my Christmas list.

I finished up checking out the latest goodies from the likes of Molton Brown, Space NK, Diptyque and ESPA at PR company TCS’s Christmas event.

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And tomorrow I’ll be unveiling the highlights from the Harrods Christmas in July event – watch this space…

Rebecca Barnes
rebeccabjourno@gmail.com
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