From stocking fillers to the present of your dreams, Verve edits the best of beauty gifting for 2018.
1. Motion Lotion by Kevin Murphy $50
Give your hair a little bit of motion and a smooth, silky finish with KEVIN.MURPHY Motion.Lotion. This curl-enhancing cream is a powerful multi-tasker and true necessity for wavy and curly heads everywhere. Perfect for all hair types—even thin, fine hair.
2. Luminosity Face Serum By Biolog $98
A storehouse of vitamins and antioxidants that leaves skin looking refreshed, radiant and luminous. biologi.com.au/shop
3. SOS primer by Clarins $64
This colour corrector offers instant touch up results. Its beige pigments help minimise the violet hue imperfections often have (dark circles, visible veins, marks associated with acne). Your skin looks fresh and flawless. Available at Farmers, department stores and selected pharmacies.
4. Amande Exquise Candle by Diptyque $62
To celebrate the end of the year, Pierre Marie & Diptyque have created a winter legend, staging spirits from an imaginary folklore, in which candles get magical powers. This magical candle features notes of almond and tonka bean. meccabeauty.co.nz
5. Haven Skin Spa Gift Voucher $50
Haven offers a full range of beauty salon services, with a focus on specialist skin care and advice. Knowledgeable beauticians are there listen, to guide and to help you discover the skin you’ve always wanted. Haven beauty treatments are designed to align with your needs: rediscover your glow, boost your confidence or embark on a voyage of pure relaxation. havenskinspa.com (locations in Takapuna and Mount Eden)
6. Protect SPF 30 Sunscreen by Osmosis
This non-nano, coated, zinc-oxide based sunscreen offers sheer, long-lasting coverage. Great for all ages, and skin types. Wears beautifully alongside all Osmosis products. Available at Haven Skin Spa or osmosisskincare.com
7. Hair Barrette by Sylvain Le Hen
Designed to fit over a pony tail, this simplistic curved hair barrette has a spring-loaded clasp to secure the base of a pony tail, adding an elegant touch to an everyday look. inesstore.com
8. MECCA Holiday Byredo Room Spray Fleur Fantôme $165
This whimsical room spray evokes the fantasy scents of silent flowers, mixed with fresh green notes and sophisticated suede. meccabeauty.co.nz
9. MECCA Holiday Mecca Cosmetica The Suite Life $53
The ultimate edit for your go to skin saviours. Gift Mecca’s best-selling Mecca-Morphosis range to your special someone this holiday season, or just treat yourself! meccabeauty.co.nz
10. Huile Prodigieuse by Nuxe
An iconic staple in every French woman’s bathroom, Huile Prodigieuse is a multi-purpose dry oil for face, body and hair. inesstore.com
11. Aromatherapy Balms by Scentered $35
Scentered is a unique range of 100% natural, portable aromatherapy balms and therapeutic candles, to help you stay centred, wherever, whenever. Scentered balms and candles encourage you to take a moment for yourself and breathe with renewed positivity. Stop. Inhale. Reset. 09 3361891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Clay Soap Dish By Sans x Luna Ceramics
These beautiful, handcrafted clay soap dishes are individually hand thrown on the wheel then kiln fired. Minimalist and practical, the dish comes with a detachable bottom to enable ease of clean and functionality.
Words — Paris Mitchell Temple