Three beauty gifts for VALENTINE’S DAY that aren’t a cop-out …
LIPS: Estée Lauder customised lipstick is a fast easy gift that shows you put a bit of thought into it. Choose your shade of Pure Colour Envy and have it engraved with a name or message. €32. Other winning lipstick options include YSL’s Rouge Volupté Shine in a collector’s edition stamped with hearts, in four shades including two elegant corals. €34 at counters nationwide.
SCENT: Jo Malone London have come up with a Valentine’s Day Floral Box, featuring a 100ml bottle of cologne with flowers by Appassionata in their sleek cream box – a perfect combination. It’s not a cheap option – €155, available from February 7-14 (order in advance from Jo Malone at Brown Thomas Dublin, 01 605 6666). More affordable are the new solid fragrances, from €16, in ten of the best fragrances. Equally desirable, a bottle of Chanel No5 (preferably the cool-looking red bottle) is a safe choice that will always go down well.
BODY: Head to the beautiful Florentine beauty boutique Sta Maria Novella in Westbury Mall and choose a beautiful glass bottle of body cream in scents like Tabacco Toscano or Vanilla (€48). Or a giant bottle of rosewater (€21). Everything in here looks and smells divine, and the skincare is both effective and natural.
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