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