Luxe Christmas Gift Guide - Gifts Under $150
I have had my eye on this jewellery line for a long time! I caved recently and bought a piece for myself. I adore the resemblance to something I imagine my grandmother would have worn, something that I would treasure for years to come. The star sign necklaces are the perfect gift, bold but with a personal reference. Star signs can easily be corny and overdone, like a pencil case or a mug from Thingz. The Reliquia pieces are elegantly bold while remaining minimal in design. To me, these pieces are thoughtful and they have a luxurious feel.
I bought this as a gift to myself - Best thing I ever did. I adore all three palettes and I have already used all three! I love how I can grab one of these and create a whole eye look without jumping from one palette to another for the right shades like I usually have to do. So easy to chuck into my work bag if Im going our in the evening!
My favourite palette is definitely Toasted!
The Jo Malone gift sets are the perfect way to give for Christmas! Known for their expensive perfumes, candles and luxurious bath products, you can treat almost everyone with this! I know my partners Nana, auntie and mum all love Jo Malone - On next years to buy list!
Peter Thomas Roth
This his mask is super hydrating and feels cool and soothing when applying. My skin is always so dehydrated after winter and often dry during summer so the nutrients in the algae mask works wonders on my skin. After reading about the rich Korean tea ingredients and replenishing factors I can definitely see how this mask is effective in helping slow down signs of ageing the environment around this is so harsh - especially in Australia! I definitely have my fair share of fine lines and they’re left feeling plump and dewy after using my algae mask.
This treatment is so luxurious! I try to savour it as much every time I use it because I love it so much. The mask formula contains 24K gold and colloidal gold for locking in moisture and leaving a radiant glow afterwards. I think this secretly is a great gift for someone who’s super stressed! I read up about the ingredients and found “Caffeine helps tighten and firm the look of skin while peridot—an exquisite gemstone rich in magnesium—re-energises and helps reduce the ageing effects of stress”. It’s alcohol and oil-free and hydrated my skin, leaving it soft all day. My skin is normal/dry.
Notes of rose, lychee, freesia and pink peony are light and summery for festive season. I always save this scent for a big family dinner with a girly dress, feeling like a #ChloeGirl.
The pretty little bottle has real silver plating and the sweetest little ribbon. If anything, it looks so pretty on my shelf!
Viktor & Rolf - Flowerbomb Christmas Limited Edition (below)
The oversized, metallic rose flower takes inspiration from the Haute Couture collections, giving the bottle a festive feel! It's a fun twist on the popular Flowerbomb fragrance.
The scent is sweet, floral and feminine - something I love wearing during summer months while I wear Tom Ford mostly just in the Winter.
Cinquante - Break Of Day Earrings - $85.00 - $95.00
These hoop earrings are handcrafted in brass and uniquely dimpled. I wear these statement earrings to events and I always get asked who they’re made by! Seen from the front, they are on a side angle and aren’t too visible. From the side they can be seen in their full glory - bright, detailed, a fun and creative statement.
Meaning ’50’ in both French and Italian, tere are only 50 pieces made of each design - making it that much more individual. These earrings are one of the boldest styles, there are so many more minimalist styles by Cinquante that I can’t wait to add to my cart!
I love a dewy highlighter, the Marc Jacobs highlighter has thin consistency and it’s light for everyday wear. I normally apply a thin layer for a natural sheen. The golden peachy hue is the perfect warm highlight.
You can’t go past the packaging, perfectly minimalist with a pump top. My favourite thing about this coconut highlight is that it’s free from Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. This makes me feel so much better about putting it on my skin every day!
(NOT UNDER $150, But you can use Afterpay)
We all know someone that deserves more than a luxury candle or a pair of socks for Christmas. Whoever receives La Mer for Christmas will be thanking you all of next year! The products are long-lasting and I am in love with the fact that they have actually improved my skin. I'm so impressed, can't you tell?
Crème de la Mer has been in my daily routine for a few months now. Everything from the packaging to the thickness of the product feels luxe. I don't often use high end skin care but I have been so impressed with La Mer that I think I've fallen in love with the whole range!
I normally apply this before bed so I can get the most benefits from it, undisturbed by makeup or sweaty hot days! It's been wonderful for my smile lines and I pile it on my forehead lines. My skin is usually dry to normal and I have noticed it is plump and easy to apply makeup in the mornings after using Creme de la Mer - makes my whole day a lot smoother!
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I don't let my head touch the pillow at night before applying this! Its softened my fine lines and helped a lot with dark circles.
The first step of my skincare routine before bed.
Still one of my favourite scents. Black Orchid is a long-lasting rich, evening scent. Fragrantica describes it as "Black truffle and ylang-ylang are mixed with fresh bergamot and blackcurrant"
The scent is based on the fictional Tom Ford Black Orchid with "tuberose and fruity accords". The base of the perfume is a combination of lotus wood, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla and incense.