If you’re keen to ‘shop local’ this year you might be surprised at the fab brands stocked in your local shops are actually from companies in Northern Ireland.
Easy to wrap and great value the Christmas beauty gift set is always a winning gift for family and friends. He-Shi, Tantastic and Skinician have some gorgeous gift sets and are all from local company 4 Beauty based in Carryduff – I bet you never knew Carryduff was so glam!
For lovers of a bronzed up party look a He-Shi or Tantastic gift set is going to get them looking glamorous at the festive parties.
The Tantastic City Glam Bronzing Set £15 contains a developing tan with a gorgeous guide colour so you won’t get any white bits (and you could pop on and head straight to the party if you needed to!) a gradual tan and a flawless finish mitt. Available from Gordon’s Chemists
The He-Shi sets come in two options – the best selling express tan – plus a gradual tan and mitt – or the express tan plus a luscious shimmer lotion and mitt. Available from your local beauty salon.
For skincare addicts Skinician Age Defy Essentials Kit £50 is the gift that keeps on giving as it reveals younger looking skin. With a hydration boosting restoring night cream – ideal for winter skin, a day cream with SPF15 – essential even in this grey winter light, and a eye cream to banish lines puffiness and dark circles all in one! Available from your local beauty salon.
As a self confessed tea addict I adore Suki Tea and a few Christmasses ago my sister in law, who lives in Kent, bought my some Suki Tea from her local Deli only to realize that it was actually from Belfast! A bag of loose leaf tea is a great stocking filler at £4.20 and they also have cute gift sets that include a ‘no fuss’ tea infuser. £8.25 https://suki-tea.com/
Scented candles are always a welcome gift – any time of the year. I adore Filthy Velvet ‘Scandles’ as they are absolutely gorgesous scents with a hilarious sense of humour. ‘Well Hung’ is a gorgeous Christmas Wreath scent and bound to raise a smile – or an eyebrow! I also love Busty Blonde – it’s so yum. Posh Tart is a fun one too – with an apple pie scent. They also come in a tin with a lid, which I personally love, as there’s nothing more ick that a dusty candle! £10.50. Available at the Studio Souk in Belfast and online at https://filthyvelvet.com/
For something a little more sweet and sophisticated how about a 3 wick Christmas candle from Bog Standard £32.95. A gorgeous gift that will have the home smelling dreamily throughout the festive season. Available at gift stores and online at www.bogstandardcandles.co.uk