Couturing beauty writer, Thara gives us her list of Top Beauty gifts for men and women this Festive season.


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Bearberry Rejuvenating Set by Laviol $150.00

A beautiful organic skin care set containing Laviol’s Shea Butter Cleanser, Bearberry Brightening Moisturiser and Seaweed Antioxidant Eye Cream. This set provides a perfect daily regime that rejuvenates and brightens the skin naturally, while providing essential nutrition to give a more healthier and natural skin appearance. All products are high in natural oils, essential fatty acids, nutrients and vitamins to deeply rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, and are rich in free-radical-fighting antioxidants, providing essential nutrients to promote elasticity and suppleness.


Velvetine lipstick range by Lime Crime $20.00

A lip stain that goes on liquid and dries completely matte. Touch-proof and long-wearing, it is available in 3 delicious shades; Red Velvet, Suedeberry and Pink Velvet.


L.I.L.Y by Stella McCartney (30mL) $85.00

L.I.L.Y is masculine and earthy, but still seductive and sensual. A journey through the senses, this signature scent is perfect for a loved one who appreciates the smell of a spring morning, with a soft breeze between the trees and a hint of lily of the valley. The bottle, inspired by English cut-crystal vases, is encased in a double, silver metallic frame and was inspired by Stella’s love of vintage glassware and modern art. Available at Myer.


Half Day Retreat at Natskin Day Spa $275

This spa package includes three hours of pampering with a full body massage, classic spa facial and a choice between a Natskin spa manicure or spa pedicure.

Chloé Ally Solid Perfume & Necklace (limited edition) $75

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The limited edition Chloé Ally is a stunning solid perfume necklace which encapsulates Chloé’s signature fragrance in a compact pendant which dangles gracefully from a fine chain. Available at Myer , David Jones and selected pharmacies.



Grown Travel Kit $69.95

The ideal companion for the globetrotter in your life, this set contains rejuvenating body products, restorative hair-care and anti-aging focused skincare in a zipped nylon pouch. Includes Gentle Gel Cleanser 50mL, Body Cleanser 50mL Shampoo 50mL, Conditioner 50mL Hydra-Repair Day Cream 12mL, Vanilla & Watermelon Lip Balm 12mL, and Body Cream 30mL.


Olie Massage Bars by Olieve & Olie (75g) $24.00

Natural and Organic Massage Bars for Men Handcrafted with extra virgin olive oil and organic beeswax, this solid massage bar will melt on contact with skin, providing a soothing and nourishing experience, and is a great substitute for massage oil and is completely free from artificial additives and preservatives. Choose between ‘In Like Flynn With Mr Mandarin’, a mixture of Mandarin, Patchouli & Ylang Ylang, or ‘Feeling Fine With Mr Lime’ which mixes Lavender, Clary Sage & Lime.


Breath of God perfume for men by LUSH (27g) $39.95

Gorilla Perfume was formed to showcase the perfumery of Mark and Simon Constantine, both of whom had noticed that the perfume market had become dominated by elaborate marketing, rather than good quality perfumery. In an effort to get people excited about perfumery they focused their attentions on what’s inside the bottle. ‘Breath of God’ is a divine perfume of two halves, the light, refreshing notes of Inhale and the smoky contemplation of Exhale. A unique scent that is fruity and woodsy all at once.


The Urban Man Spa Package at ISIKA Day Spa (120 minutes) $295
Give the man in your life an opportunity to restore vitality and clear the mind. Combining hot and cool stones to de-stress and melt muscle tension, the fusion stone massage is accompanied by a customised facial to complete the ritual.

Kiehl’s Men’s Total Refuel Set $49


This kit contains products to revitalise the skin with the Kiehl’s unique combination of cleansing, moisturising and shaving products formulated specifically for men’s skin needs. It contains Facial Fuel Moisturiser (75ml), Facial Fuel Cleanser (75ml), Facial Fuel Transformer (5ml). The products comes in a limited edition gift pack designed by the iconic graffiti artist Eric Haze.

Images courtesy of Laviol, Lime Crime, Stella McCartney, Natskin Day Spa, Grown Alchemist, Olieve & Olie, Lush, Coty and ISIKA Day Spa

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