The Glass Christmas gift guide – make-up and skincare


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Ila Gold Cellular Age Restore
Products from this beyond-organic superbrand reflect our faith in the power of nature. And this is exactly what Ila does. The Gold Cellular Age-Restore collection from Ila is top of our beauty wish-list. Blended with some of the world’s most undiscovered, potent and powerful ingredients, this collection of skin products really works to help restore, nourish and stimulate the skin’s natural ability to rejuvenate for a pumped, youthful and flawless complexion. What could possibly be better?

by Amanda Bernstein

Ila Gold Cellular Age-Restore prices start from £40 and is available from Harrods



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Foreo Luna Mini in grey

Foreo Luna Mini in grey
New entrant to the game-changing facial brush market, the Foreo Luma Mini is a silcone disk rounded off with a brush-like surface, of different textures, that cleanses while it massages the face while giving skin a thorough cleanse and a deep tissue workout.

Holding a pulsing silicon disc does feels a bit odd to begin with but persevere, Glass finds the results are really worth it – as we now have a  clearer, more radiant complexion, with fine lines all but disappeared. The Foreo Luna Mini is fully rechargable via USB, and one charge 300 uses.  So no need to keep replacing (and buying) new brush heads. Make-up should be removed before using the Mini. If hot-cloth cleansing gives you dry patches and irritated skin (like it does for Glass), the Foreo Luna Mini could be your saviour.

by Caroline Simpson

Foreo Luna Mini is available in Magenta, Turquoise Blue, Petal Pink, Purple and Cool
Grey) £99.00 and is available from Foreo Luma  website and Harvey Nichols, London.



By Terry Gold Jewel Lip Kiss

By Terry Gold Jewel Lip Kiss Palette

Lips have never had it so good this Christmas. Let them be polished and enhanced with lipsticks and glosses encased in the magnificent By Terry Gold Jewel Lip Kiss Palette. When worn individually the colours remain true, and when layered, they create a unique shade all their own, enabling your smile to shine. Tbe palette comes complete with a double-ended brush and mirror.

by Amanda Bernstein

By Terry Gold Jewel Lip Kiss Palette is priced at £85

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Nails inc SnowGlobe

It’s Christmas time, so embrace the season and get busy with the glitter, and have some fun with SnowGlobe – the cute snow-storm-inspired nail polish from UK-innovators, Nails inc. Gold glitter rests at the bottom of the bottle but once shaken, the contents disperse throughout the polish. It can be used as a top coat – simply shake the bottle gently and the polish can be used as a top coat over your favourite shade, adding a shimmer, for a metallic sheen. Or if it’s full coverage you require, a more assertive shake will diffuse the glitter throughout the bottle, and once applied, your nails will sport a chic metallic look.

by Caroline Simpson

Limited edition Nail polish (14ml) and £15 from here
Also on offer from Nails inc is a special Christmas gift pack – the Festive Cracker Collection – containing six best selling Nails inc polishs (14ml) s for £38 (worth £87)

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Prismologie Pink O’Clock Body Balm
Beat winter blues with new launch Prismologie: bath and body products that combine colour therapy with the healing powers of therapeutic crystal.  Prismologie Pink O’Clock Body Balm is a wonderful finishing touch for night-time skin. This silken, rose-fragranced balm gives a delicate, grown-up gleam to limbs and collar-bones and is the epitome of indulgent femininity.

by Rachel McCormack

Prismologie Pink O’Clock Body Balm priced at £55 from SpaceNK

Payot Perform Gift SetPayoff Perform Lift Gift Set

Payoff Perform Lift Gift Set
Payot is a Parisian heritage brand that has been keeping skin supple and alluring for almost a century now, delivering anti-aging benefits in formulations that feel light and fresh on the skin.  The Perform Lift Gift Set contains Perform Lift Day Cream, Perform Lift Regard eye care, and Perform Sculpt Masque, presented in a charmingly illustrated box.

by Rachel McCormack

Payoff Perform Lift Gift Set is priced at £59.90. Available nationwide, see here for details

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Elemental Herbology Five Element Aromatherapy Bath and Shower Oil Collection
New from Elemental Herbology is this collection of all-natural aromatherapy oils. Each 30ml oil is formulated to accord with one of the Five Elements of oriental Medicine: Wood (rejuvenating), Fire (revitalising), Earth (rebalancing), Metal (detoxifying) and Water (soothing). Bottled in amber glass and boxed in smart black, this is the perfect collection with which to recalibrate and maintain energy during the hectic party season.

by Rachel McCormack

Elemental Herbology Five Element Aromatherapy Bath and Shower Oil Collection is priced at £35 and available online from SpaceNK

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Laura Mercier Daring by Day palette
The Daring by Day eye and cheek colour palette is a little treasure all of its own. Incorporating easy-to-wear shades, this handbag-sized box is packed with six eye and two cheek colours, making it an almost one-box-ticks-all gift. Perfect for the girl on the run to use all day – every day.

by Amanda Bernstein

Laura Mercier Daring by Day palette. Priced at £32, available from Selfridges

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Aesop Auriga gift set
This gift box from the natural Australian skincare and fragrance company Aesop contains three of their favourite grooming products – all beautifully fraganced and made of the highest botanic ingredients –  a low-foaming bodywash Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleans; the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm and Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol, a refreshing hydrating facial spray for all skin types.

A great gift for either man or woman, the collection is presented in a elegant minimal and oh-so stylish metal box  – decorated with an illustration of the constellation after which the collection is named. Fabulous Aesop!

by Caroline Simpson

Aesop Auriga gift set £45 is available from here or from one of its worldwide stores

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MAC Magic of the Night Colour-Drenched Pigment Eye-Shadow
This holiday season, MAC has launched its latest collection – Magic of the Night. This extensive offering contains a full range of MAC delights – mascaras, eyeliners, face powers and eye pigments and powders. Glass particularly likes the dramatic Colour-Drenched pressed powder eye-shadows with the intense concentration of long-lasting pigment, that one expects from this brand. The colours include cobalt violet, royal blue, gold hues. These are frosted shadows, but fear not, they aren’t ageing, as some frosted shadows can be.

Ideal for a vivid peacock wing of an eye look that glimmers with with iridescent peacock feather-hues, to intrigue and allure at party time. These eye-shadows are also packaged in rather glamorous metallic blue cases. We approve!

by Caroline Simpson

MAC Magic of the Night Colour-Drenched Pigment Eye Shadow costs £18 and is available at all MAC stores and the MAC website

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Fabulous Hands, Christmas Set Margaret Dabbs
Establishing her reputation as pedicurist to the fashion world, the pioneer of the medical pedicure, podiatrist Margaret Dabbs also introduced manicures into the treatments on offer at her clinics. Dabbs has also developed a self-named range of creams and lotions – all made of completely natural and gorgeous smelling ingredients based around her super product discovery Emu oil, renowned for its amazing healing and soothing properties.

This season Glass would love to receive the Margaret Dabbs Fabulous Hands Christmas Set made of four of her best-selling hand-care products – the Super Shiner Buffer, Crystal Nail File, Exfoliating Hand Scrub (30ml) and Intensive Hydrating Hand Lotion (50ml).

by Caroline Simpson

Fabulous Hands, Christmas Set Margaret Dabbs costs £39 and is available from the Margaret Dabbs site or here