Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Gifts - Bath and Body

If I am being honest a few years ago I would turn my nose up at Bath and Body Christmas gifts, I am not sure if the quality has improved over the years or because I have to buy my own shower gels etc I am beginning to appreciate what a handy gift they are.

My favourite bath and body brand is Philosophy.  Philosophy is a brand that has both classic fragrances like Amazing Grace - it such a clean and classic scent, in fact I love it so much I keep a bottle of it in my locker in work.  It light and easily mixes if your wearing other scents but it is also clean and refreshing for a refreshing spritz during the day.  While I love the classic scent offerings from Philosophy I am more than a little obsessed with their quirky fun seasonal fragrances.  Philosophy are the Willy Wonka of Bath brands.  They come up with amazing fun and delicious scents.  Best of all Cinnamon Buns actually smell like Cinnamon Buns, Christmas Cookies actually smell like Christmas Cookies.  You can use Philosophy's 3 in 1 products as bubble bath, shower gel and shampoo GENIUS.  To add to the cuteness Philosophy have added recipes to the side of the bottles (so the bottle for Cinnamon Buns has the recipe for Cinnamon Buns on the side) adorable and delicious.  Philosophy always make Christmas SMELL like the most wonderful time of the year. 

 Philosophy's Classic 3 in 1 in a selection of fragrances cost €17.80

 Philosophy Classics €27.90

Cocoa Brown - What an amazing brand, not only do they produce wonderful products they are also wildly affordable.  So much so this Bronzed and Beautiful Kit *costs €9.99 from Penney's.

Cocoa Brown also have a Luxury Gift Set Available from Tesco's which is now only €13.33.  You can pick it up along with your Christmas Turkey, convenient and affordable.

These gift sets are great value if your picking it up for yourself to top up your Christmas Glow.  For the past couple of years (hard to believe that Cocoa Brown is only 2 years old) I have been picking up Cocoa Brown products and sending them to my Cousin in America who is also obsessed.  Cocoa Brown will be launching soon in Rickys in America but if you need your hit of Cocoa Brown sooner rather than later  Cloud 10 Beauty ship internationally.

I adore the scent range of Philosophy but I can appreciate that some people might prefer a more classic scent and Nivea Gorgeous Beautiful Skin  €12.50* is a perfect gift.  Housed in a beautiful pink bag the kit contains a Roll On Deodorant (not sexy but it is an essential), a shower puff, a moisturising cream, and a delicious sounding Waterlily and Oil shower gel.

Of course if you want to inject a little festive cheer into somebody's life you cant go wrong with something from Yankee Candle, I find it impossible to choose a favourite scent so this mini selection is perfect.

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