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L’Occitane is one of the shops that Eccentric English Boyfriend refuses to accompany me into. Apparently the smell gives him a headache. And yes, to enter a L’Occitane shop is to experience olfactory overload.
I’ll quite happily leave EEB outside the store though because I do rather like L’Occitane. I had a hand/body lotion of theirs once which I absolutely loved both for its formula and its scent, plus they have gorgeous packaging.
L’Occitane’s range of gift sets contains something for most tastes, including those perennial favourite scents lavender and rose (both of which I don’t like so please don’t buy them for me!):
Relaxing Lavender Box ($90.00), contains 500ml Lavender Foaming Bath, 100g Lavender Candle and 75g Lavender Soap:
Rose Shower & Body Duo ($72.00), contains 250ml 4 Reines Rose Shower Gel and 250ml 4 Reines Rose Body Lotion:
Delice des Fruits Perfumed Soap ($8.00):
Delice des Fruits Bath Ball ($6.50):
Shaving Essential Gift Set ($79.00), contains 150ml Cade Shaving Cream and 75ml Cade After Shave Balm:
Verdon Essentials ($26.00), contains 50ml Verdon Face Wash, 50ml Verdon Shower Gel and 100gm Verdon Soap (Verdon is described as a blend of peppermint, citrus and aquatic notes and while it may be aimed at the guys it sounds like exactly the sort of scent I would love, so feel free to buy this for me!):
And of course you can’t go too wrong with a
nicely presented set of body care products.
Shea Butter Gift Set($123.00), contains 200ml Ultra Rich Body Cream, 150ml Shea Butter Hand Cream and 250g Extra Gentle Milk Soap.
Mini Hand & Foot Kit ($32.00), contains 30ml Shea Butter Hand Cream and 30ml Shea Butter Foot Cream:
So how goes the Christmas shopping pretties? Panicking yet? I know I am!
USA Nails Online, the online stockist of Color Club in New Zealand, are running a special on all Color Club
7 packs in the run-up to Christmas. Prices for the 7 packs now range from $24.50 to $38.50 but you’d best be quick as some of the packs are already out of stock. Check them out here.
I’ve got my eye on the Back to Boho Shimmers 7 pack ($34.50):
and the Back Stage Pass 7 Pack ($38.50) – also known as
Specials only available in New Zealand.
At this time of year you can’t enter a department store without tripping over displays of cosmetic and perfume gift sets.
Revlon’s Christmas gift set range is always fairly extensive, with something in
there for most budgets. While I personally find the colour choices in their sets fairly safe, not everybody is as fond of green nail polish as I am, so here’s my pick of gift sets to please the makeup lover:
Perfect Plums Set ($35.00)
Lustrous Lipstick in Plumalicious, Revlon LashFinder Mascara in Black, Revlon ColorStay Lipliner in Plum and a beautiful kiss-lock purse.
Mini Delights ($35.95)
Colourburst Lips Set ($45.00)
From Day to Night Eyes Set ($45.00)
Includes a Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner in Sweet Innocence, Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner in Smoky Sexy, Revlon CustomEyes Mascara in Black and a gorgeous coin pouch. Exclusive to Farmers stores.
Fire & Ice 5 Piece ($69.50)