MERRY Christmas and to all a good night… Oh wait – isn’t it July? No matter. Smelling like Christmas goodness is always a positive thing! Plus Christmas in July is a fun reason to have a party or celebrate smack dab in the middle of Winter. The holiday season brings with it the distinctive aromas of peppermint, cinnamon, fresh pine, gingerbread and cedar, along with others. If you need a bit of holiday cheer to get you through the dreary winter, these beauties will welcome you home after a long day (some will even allow you to take the Christmas merriment with you) and serve as a reminder that this truly is the happiest time of the year. Here are several of our fave beauty products to help you bring fuzzy feelings, laughter, fun and celebration into your life. What will you grab?
Cherryish Body Scrub: R125, LUSH
WITH warm and uplifting cocoa, a helping of ground cherry and a touch of sweet almond essential oil, you’ll definitely be asking for more!
Peach Tinsel Powder & Lipstick Set: R1 100, By Too Faced, Muse Beauty
GET festive with a dreamy peaches-and-cream scent that will keep you glowing. Apply all over your face and body for extra twinkle, then top off your look with a matte lipstick for party-vibes and major sparkle.
The Glitter Queen Eye Shadow Palette: R450, Glamore Cosmetics
GLITTER always puts us in a good mood! The 24 colour pigmented glitter eyeshadows are really easy to apply and are sure to draw attention.
Classique Eau de Toilette Collector’s Edition (100ml): R1 635, Jean Paul Gaultier
WHAT’S more reminiscent of Christmas than this bottle? Need we say more?
Insta-Care Lipstick In Refreshing Pause: R44.95, Essence
RED is definitely the colour most associated with Christmas: bold, fun and warm. Where better to put it than your lips?
Candied Plum Bath Bomb: R40, The Body Shop
BRING on the fizz with the fun and fragrant Candied Plum Bath Bomb. It turns your tub into an indulgent treat with an explosion of rich purple and the fruity, floral scent of ripe plums.
Plushies Lip Veil In Chocolate Milk: R250, By Lime Crime, EyeSeeHue
INFUSED with a nostalgic blackberry candy scent, this lip veil is so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing it!
Caramel Fudge Body Scrub: R180, By Hey Gorgeous, Superbalist
CHRISTMAS and good food go together like bacon and eggs. Exfoliate yourself to bliss with this delicious smelling scrub that smoothes and nourishes skin. No guilt here!
Teint Couture Shimmer Powder Highlighter: R670, Givenchy
AN illuminating face powder that leaves a delicate veil of ultra-fine mother-of-pearl on the skin for a transparent glow. And can we just talk about the embossed pattern? Inspired by the lace on a couture dress (sigh).
Tutti Frutti Christmas Fruit Cake Make-up Collection: R850, By Too Faced, Muse Beauty
FRUIT cake flavoured Lip Glaze, Fresh Squeezed Highlighting Drops, Pineapple Paradise Strobing Bronzer Highlighting Duo and an adorable fruit cake make-up bag. What’s more festive than this?