Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Beauty Gift Ideas for Christmas! | Part One | Nuxe, Clinique, MOR, Nude By Nature

Hello Loves!

I have the first instalment of The Beauty Vine's Christmas Beauty gift ideas for you today!

I believe the four beauty gift sets below represent great value for money, without breaking the bank. Christmas time can be so expensive... and it seems to be more so every year! I often browse all the top beauty websites at this time of the year and just ogle at all of the stunning gift sets... it's so hard not to want them all!!

I have owned and loved most of these of the products mentioned in the past, with the exception of the odd few, and would not hesitate to recommend them to you. All of the gift sets I mention today are under $60 AUD, and come beautifully presented, ready for you to gift to your loved ones.

Let's go Christmas beauty shopping!

Every beauty lover needs to own a bottle of NUXE Huile Prodigieuse. It is a must have in my book. This multi-purpose dry oil is one of those cult beauty products that deserves a place on everyone's vanity. This gift set is the Love From Paris Coffret, and contains a 50ml bottle of the iconic oil in a limited edition bottle design, 10ml deluxe mini of the Huile Prodigieuse Golden OR, a gorgeous Huile Prodigieuse scented candle which smells exactly like the oil, and a 40ml Creme Prodigieuse moisturiser
The NUXE Huile Prodigieuse oil is a lightweight, fast absorbing oil that has an unmistakable fragrance. To me, it is warm, sweet, earthy and comforting. My favourite way to use it is as an all over body oil straight after a relaxing bath. Once I have applied it all over, I will take a few extra drops and massage it into my hands and cuticles... whatever is left on my hands I will run through the ends of my hair. You can also get a gorgeous glow by tapping a tiny amount onto the high points of your face,  or try smoothing it over your decolletage and the tops of your shoulders before a night out... your skin will glow, and you will smell delicious. I promise!
I believe I paid just under $40 when I repurchased a 50ml bottle of Huile Prodigieuse about 3 months ago, so this gift set is brilliant value for money at $39.95 AUD for four stunning products. Adore.

I must admit, it has been a year or two since Clinique's Moisture Surge was in my skincare rotation, however, it is one of those products that can slip easily into your regime. The refreshing gel texture is just gorgeous for the warmer months when you are wanting hydration minus the heaviness of a regular moisturiser, and its fragrance free formula is designed to be ideal for all skin types. I have not had the best experience with Clinique's Three Step products, however, Moisture Surge, and their Take The Day Off ranges are brilliant, as is their range of sun protection. 
The Clinique Moisture Favourites gift set contains Moisture Surge 50ml ( full size ), Moisture Surge Overnight Mask 30ml, All About Eyes 7ml ( full size is 15ml ) and Chubby Stick Baby Tint in Budding Blossom, which looks to be a beautiful soft, sheer pink. 
All About Eyes is a lovely emollient eye cream, which I have enjoyed in the past. It is soothing and hydrating, and a little bit goes a long way. I have not tried the Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, but do let me know if you have, and if you like it?!
This gift set retails for $60 AUD, again... brilliant value considering the full size of the Moisture Surge retails for  $60 AUD on its own. 

Oh my... MOR Marshmallow... there are no words to describe how bloody amazing this stuff smells. Seriously, I have never received so many compliments, nor had so many people ask what perfume I am wearing... it really is THAT GOOD!
You just cannot go past this So Smitten With You gift set, presented in a beautifully designed, sturdy metal keepsake box containing a 9ml perfume oil roller ball, 50ml Hand Cream, and gorgeous triple- milled soap, presented in its own gorgeous little tin... swoon. A perfect gift for the young, or the young at heart, this retails for a very reasonable $29.95 AUD. Buy one for yourself while you're at it! Soooooo deliciously good!

One of the many great value gift sets on offer from the well known Australian Mineral Makeup brand Nude by Nature, the Bronzed Beauty gift set contains the limited edition Pressed Matte Bronzer and Cashmere Pressed Blush duo in a slimline palette, accompanied by a beautiful double ended contouring brush. Both the bronzer and blush are a whopping 8g's of product each, likely to last you a good while indeed! The formula is beautiful... smooth, velvety soft, and the powders blend beautifully into the skin. Whilst they both look a little warm and ruddy in the pan, on the skin they are very natural, and will complement many skin tones, bringing a glowing warmth to the skin without a hint of orange. Love. 
You can see from the swatches above that the powders have a finish which is not totally matte...both shades have a very subtle sheen, which contributes to their beautiful glow on the skin. 
The limited edition Dual Ended Contouring brush is made from synthetic fibres, and is beautifully soft, whilst still being dense enough to buff the powders well into the skin. The quality is consistent with the other brushes that I own from Nude by Nature, which I would highly recommend. Love.

I purchased the NUXE Love From Paris Coffret, the Clinique Moisture Favourites, and the MOR Marshmallow So Smitten With You gift sets from Adore Beauty

I have been an Adore Beauty customer for a couple of years now, I love their customer service, and that they offer free shipping Australia wide. Not sponsored incase you were wondering, just sharing a great company!

The Nude By Nature Bronzed Beauty  set was gifted to me for review, you can find Nude by Nature at Priceline Pharmacy's, Target, or online here.

I have another couple of Christmas Beauty Gift Ideas posts coming up so stay tuned loves!

Do tell me what is on your Christmas Beauty Wishlist? I'd love to know... I'm nosey like that!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lou xx 


  1. I've had a little sample of the Nuxe oil for such a long time and never reached for it, until about a month ago and I'm in love!! Great gift ideas Lou x

    Katina |

    1. It's a gorgeous oil! Smells so good too! Thanks lovely, hope your exams all went well? Lou xx


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