Welcome back to the second installment of the biggest beauty & wellness Christmas Gift Guide, made by Muses for Muses. Well, kind of. Because this year we really went all out and sourced something for pretty much everyone, from the friend with weird obsessions, to the family member you never know what to get to, to the Hero in your life.
WELCOME TO THE MUSE & HEROINE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE – ACT 2
Today we have put a bit of a quirky twist to our gift guide as we are covering three categories that we know you could potentially all relate to. Raise your hand if you know someone who, when it comes to skincare, is always torn between two choices. Should I get this or that? Should I try the face oil or the moisturizer? Should I try this brand or that one first? Well, we have got you covered.
And we bet you all one at least one friend whose conversations frequently revolve around his/her love relationships, dates and experiences. We tick the box for that one too today!
Last but not least, we came up with something also for the one who is religiously obsessed with having a perfect manicure. And no, it’s not a voucher at her favorite salon but instead, something eco-chic and extra special for your “we time” rituals!
FOR THE UNDECIDED
“You know there’s this brand I really want to try but I don’t what should I get first”. How often have you heard that? Well, problem solved. Here’s our selection of the best travel kits and discovery sets to sample and test the hero products that will soon be part of your (or your bestie’s) cabinet of wonders!
Tata Harper's daily essentials kit includes a complete, travel-friendly 6 step regimen of its best selling products. The set contains: Regenerating Cleanser (15ml), Resurfacing Mask (7.5ml), Hydrating Floral Essence (15ml), Rejuvenating Serum (10ml), Repairative Moisturizer (10ml), Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil (4ml)
Discover the key to unlock your most amazing skin. The UBUNA Discovery Kit contains one each of the world-renowned AntiBody Technology serums in a luxury mini size that allows you to mix and blend until you find your own perfect combination. Because one size does not fit all…
Your daily start-to-finish beauty ritual Advanced botanical formulas will clarify, brighten, firm, and smooth fine lines. Daily transformation for dull or tired complexions in a four piece set. This beauty set forms the foundation of an exquisite daily beauty regimen, but also is genius as a discovery kit. The set includes: 1x Amazon After Dark Melty Jungle Cleansing Balm (50ml), 1x Jungle Glow Rainforest Honey Enzyme Cleanser + Mask (50ml), 1x Aphrodite Rose Toning Mist (50ml), 1x Prickly Pear Illuminating Beauty Nectar (10ml)
The perfect routine clinically proven to increase elasticity, collagen production and brightness while diminishing fine lines, day and night. Start your routine with The Divine Cleanse, Seed To Skin double-cleansing miracle worker followed by a generous spray of The Dew Mist in the morning and The Alche’Mist in the evening. Finally, replenish skin with The Cure moisturiser and The Midnight Miracle, STS vitamin- rich overnight repair oil. And because you will want to get the full Seed to Skin experience, don’t forget about the face masks The Golden Dew and The Black Magic.
Behold the holi (trinity), a restorative, soothing, nourishing ménage à trois for ambient, supple skin. The coveted holi (water) is rich in pearl powder and pitaya to gently exfoliate and smooth fine lines while holi (c)—a potent blend of calcium and vitamin C—reduces the appearance of acne scars and boosts skin’s elasticity. Theholi (oil) heals dryness, softens skin’s texture, and illuminates the complexion. The box contains: 30ml HOLI(WATER), 10ml HOLI(OIL), 3ml HOLI(C).
The Glow's five Essentials are a minimalist's skincare dream come true. Mix-and-match them to suit all your skin's needs, and get a beautiful fair trade canvas bag! In this Essentials Bundle, you get: Floral Essence (20ml), Master Elixir (10ml), Everything Oil (20ml), Wonderbalm (15ml), Cleansing Clay (15ml) – a gently exfoliating cleansing face scrub and mask in one product.
Maximum efficacy. Maximum versatility. This Discovery Duo contains both of the groundbreaking TFC8® powered skincare formulas, The Cream and The Rich Cream, in a 30ml packaging, for easy mixing-and-matching according to your routine.
This limited-edition two-piece set intensely hydrates, lifts and firms the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It features the powerful Lifting Mask (50 ml) with a highly concentrated ectoin face serum (10 ml). The combination of ectoin and the Lifting Mask increases the skin's capacity to store moisture and stabilises cell membranes and lipids, protecting against harmful environmental influences. The use of both products as a treatment visibly plumps, lifts and firms the skin for a long-lasting youthful glow.
FOR THE PERFECT MANICURIST
For all those obsessed with a perfect mani, why not recreating a professional ritual at home with some long-lasting, super effective and clean formulations?
Made with an exclusive blend of sage and basil essential oils, with sparkles of dried flowers of lavender, heather and rose petals. This formulation is rich in vitamin E and is essential for healthy nails & cuticles, to deeply hydrates and strengthens dry and brittle nails whilst effectively moisturizing and soothing cuticles and the surrounding skin.
This is a luxurious at-home spa experience! The exclusive sesame scrub for nails and cuticles is made with ingredients that smooth and regenerate cuticle and nails like the essential oil of bitter orange, sweet almond oil. This scrub is rich in vitamin A and vitamin E will leave skin and nails feeling softened, smooth and glowing.
The chicest red shade out there. This deep burgundy red nail polish is a classic but also a showstopper when it comes to the ultimate manicure. Just like your little black dress, it will never go out of style. Plus, the long-lasting formula is completely vegan, cruelty-free and toxic-free. Win-win!
Les Couleurs de la Terre’ consists of nine shades inspired by the natural pastel tints and inky hues of the agate stones in my jewellery. From a delicate hint of colour to a dark and powerful head-turner, plus a touch of sparkle for a vibrant look: there’s a colour to suit every mood. Karolin Van Loon’s nail polish is vegan, eco-friendly and 8-free.
The light hand lotion contains beneficial substances derived from mallow, witch hazel and aloe vera. It is non-greasy, is absorbed quickly and has a pleasant scent. The skin is nourished and lastingly supplied with moisture. Precious broccoli oil and walnut leaf extract combined with Vitamin E make the skin feel wonderfully soft and supple.
Uka nail oils are the iconic product of the Japanese house. Made in France in an organic distillery, aromatherapy nail oils are 100% natural. Start the day with a pleasant stimulation. A mix of sandalwood recognized for its soothing effect, Hinoki cypress and fresh yuzu citrus for a sweet Japanese scent. A soothing scent ideal for relaxing.
UKA Base Coat is formulated with serum ingredients for application before polish. This is a base coat you will never want to be without. What’s more, just one coat forms the base. Apply four coats and you can enjoy it as color nail polish.
FOR THE PLAYFUL ONE
Whether playing solo, or with a partner, that cheeky friend of yours will have a great time with these special tools designed to enhance femininity and bring waves of pleasure their way.
Did you know that more than 50% of women use vibrators? And the Billionaire is the perfect fit to join the tribe and discover the pleasure of the vibe! This sensual toy is the perfect pick to give it a go and redefine your pleasure ambition. Its sleek and versatile shape makes it ideal for clitoral massages and to explore the luxurious sensations of vaginal stimulation.
Revere your most intimate areas with holi (sex), formulated to hydrate, warm, and lift libido. Ambrosial fruit and floral oils support sensuality by elevating blood-oxygen saturation and radiating an aphrodisiacal aroma. Use on one’s own, with a partner, or after bathing to treat dryness anywhere on the body.
A sensuous G-spot vibrator enhanced with a powerful motor and ribbed surface to provide optimal stimulation where you want it most. This vaginal vibrator embeds a powerful motor in its curved head to send deep vibrations to your G-spot, while its ridged sides stimulate the many nerve ending of lower third of the vagina.
Feel serene and relaxed with this exclusive handmade massage candle, naturally fragranced by pure extracts of vanilla, rose and precious oud wood. Rich in moisturising ingredients including argan oil, coconut extract and shea butter, the candle wax inspires a deep sense of wellbeing and promotes profoundly nourished, hydrated and silky soft skin.
Formulated by Dr. Janine Mahon, Libido Vita brings together ancient Chinese medicinal herbs that when alchemically combined awaken the heart, activate the libido, and encourage a powerful sense of wellbeing.
An extraordinary multi-generational, multi-faceted product based on ancient Chinese medical knowledge. The silky smooth highly concentrated formula promotes the flow of life force (Qi) and Blood breaking down and detoxification of harmful toxins. Fosters the softening of dense fibrous breast tissue and calcifications. Creates harmony during menstrual cycles. Reduces stretch marks. Lessens soreness and swelling. Heals dry skin. Additionally it can be used on the uterus to decrease pain during times of PMS and menstrual cramps.