CHRISTMAS: Luxury Gift Ideas Edition


Doesn’t Christmas shopping feel like a day job sometimes? The next gift ideas post is for the beauty obsessed or for those that simply have expensive tastes. Raise your hand if this is you! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ And there’s nothing wrong with that, am I right? A little splurge for yourself or try to convince your partner or a family member that you deserve to be treated exceptionally this Christmas.

Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi+ Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil in Water 290ml $80*

This anti/oxi+ clarifying gentle cleansing oil works as its name suggests. It is your first step at removing stubborn makeup, including waterproof mascara and eye liner. It is a gentle cleansing solution that helps to remove dirt, impurities and environmental pollution without any oily residue. It doesn’t irritate eyes or leave skin feeling tight or dry. The skin will feel clean and fresh, which makes it suitable for your double cleansing skincare routines. The formula features a natural fresh scent that consists of a blend of papaya extract (remove stains), moringa extract (protect against pollution), and green tea extract (antioxidant power).

The Shu Uemura anti/oxi+ gentle cleansing oil is available in 3 sizes: 150ml $50, 290ml $80, 450ml $120. You can find this in store and online at Shu Uemura counters, Sephora AU, David Jones and other authorised retailers.

NU Skin Rau Marula Oil 50ml $84*

Rau is a new brand part of NU Skin and it is all about raw beauty. The new product Rau Marula oil is an unrefined, sustainable harvested and cold-pressed without any heat or chemicals product. It has a sweet and nutty aromatic because it is raw. It is a lovely oil that leaves skin soft, plump and a leaves a satin-dewy finish. Can be used as an everyday moisturiser to deeply nourish face and neck. This is perfect for beauties who use only the best and want a youthful and glowing complexion. It is enriched in antioxidants, as well as sclerocarya birrea seed oil and raw marula oil (helps to hydrate and soften skin). It also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, moisturise, nourish skin and promote a healthy and radiant beauty.

You can find the new NU Skin Rau Marula oil and the rest of its collection online at:

Peter Thomas Roth Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Moisturizer 50ml $80*

The Hungarian thermal water mineral-rich moisturiser comes from a secret spring deep below Hungary’s Carpathian valley. The earth’s crust is said to be the thinnest and allowing water to absorb the most minerals as it bubbles up to the surface. The moisturiser is infused with ingredients such as natural Hungarian botanicals of sunflower, evening primrose, peach, apricot, sea buckthorn berry and flaxseed extracts. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and skin texture to reveal a more firmer, smooth and youthful skin. It claims that after 7 Days, skin will appear firmer, smoother and youthful looking. The moisturiser is very effective at nourishing, hydrating and leaving skin feel soft, smooth and replenished.

The Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian thermal water mineral-rich moisturiser is available in 2 sizes: 19ml $29 and 50ml $80. You can find these online and in store at Sephora AU.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Gold Attraction Eau de Parfum 50ml Limited Edition $TBA*

Discover the Black Opium Gold Attraction Eau de Parfum, which has a classic black matte bottle with the iconic YSL logo in gold shimmer, known as a provocative fragrance for women. The fragrance composition is described as electrifying energy of black coffee meets the assertive femininity of white flowers. A vibrant, sensual and addictive contrast of light and dark. Top notes: black coffee accord, mandarine and bergamot. Mid notes: orange blossom, tuberose, jasmin sambac. Base notes: white musk, vanilla beans and cashmeran.

The Black Opium Gold Attraction Eau de Parfum is available in 1 size: 50ml US$94. The original Black Opium Eau de Parfum is available in 3 sizes: 30ml $99, 50ml $165, 90ml $218. You can find these online and in store at your nearest YSL beauty counter, Myer, David Jones, other authorised retailers and at:

My Armani To Go Essence-in-Foundation Cushion 15g Limited Edition $105*

This high-tech essence-in-foundation formula from Giorgio Armani comes in a beautiful gold print holiday design compact. The story behind the design is about stepping into an enchanting, modern world, full of festive ornaments and delights. The foundation is described as a silky foundation delivering buildable coverage, comfort and a tailor-made glow. Foundation shades are strictly limited and available in shades 2 (pinky beige) and 3. These may match beauties with light to medium skin tones. The foundation feels like feather weight and although the shade I have is lighter for my skin tone, it felt comfortable, flawless, smooth and gave a light and buildable to a medium coverage. It has a fresh botanical scent, which is perfect for that “no makeup-makeup” look for this summer and the seasons ahead.

The Giorgio Armani – Armani To Go Essence-In-Foundation Cushions both limited edition and original versions are now available online and at your nearest Giorgio Armani Beauty counter and at:

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lip Cream 203 3g Limited Edition $56*

The Ecstasy Shine Christmas Limited Edition are available in 4 new exclusive shades (104 (nude beige), 203 (nude brown), 403 (red), 404 (mid pink). Each lip cream offers pigmented colour, dazzling high-shine finish, a healthy and moisturised looking lips. The new Ecstasy Shine lip creams are described as moisturising like a balm with the shine of a lip gloss. It has been formulated for ease and speed of application, a weightless, soft texture with characteristics of youthfulness, energetic, vibrant and fun.

The Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine limited edition lip creams are now available. You can find these online and in store at your nearest Giorgio Armani beauty counter and at:


*TBA – Price will be updated as soon as this becomes available.

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