In anticipation of the festive season, we have collected our five favourite cosmetic kits that will serve you well for Christmas.
1.Aesop – Maps of Light
As Gift Kits are the must-have of the season, cult brand Aesop jumps on board with an extraordinary beauty package. Since stars have held the human gaze and psyche the brand’s Gift Kits pay homage to six of the eighty-eight ‘modern’ constellations – Auriga, Cepheus, Perseus, Andromeda, Delphinus and Cassiopeia.
As a matter of fact, the stars symbolically link to human relations and constellations. As the latter is often redefined and valued through the act of gift-giving, the sets cast traditional and emotional value.
The package consists of re-usable black tins wrapped in a high-quality sleeve which represent its respective constellation and provides information about its Greek mythological associations.
2. L’Occitane – Pamplemousse-Rhubarbe
Olivier Baussan asked his friend, pâtissier Pierre Hermé, to create a fragrance collection for L'Occitane according to his taste. The result was marked by a passion for expressive and multifaceted scents. It is an homage to the Mediterranean landscape of the beloved island Corsica. Our design favourite: Pamplemousse-Rhubarbe.
Turquoise and the colour pamplemousse work well together with a silver-white illustration of the fruit. The layout is part of the entire range which consists of hand cream (aluminium tube), body lotion (plastic tube), a fragrance (flacon in a core), and a soap (wrapped in paper).All in all, the kit comes with a coherent look that spreads pure cosiness under the Christmas tree.
3. Jo Malone – Christmas Cracker
Christmas like the Brits! This year’s high-end Christmas cracker comes from Jo Malone. With this beauty at hand, you are able to surprise your guests and highlight the dinner table. The package of the British perfumer includes a Blackberry & Bay Cologne 9ml, Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash 15ml, Peony & Blush Suede Body Crème 15ml. Jar and glass flacon seem classy and traditional, likewise the geometrical designed folding box and a green ribbon showcases the perfect vintage look. So prepare for Christmas with style.
4. H&M Gift Kit
If you are more of a colour type, you should definitely go get this year’s H&M gift kit. The limited edition consists of a shower gel and a body lotion, treating your skin with extra freshness and providing it with a clean rinse. Both bottles are available in 250ml sizes. You may choose between two flavours: ROSE REVERIE, which is endowed with a magnolia and rosé scent or URBAN VERVE, with bergamot and a hint of vetiver.
Due to the vibrating neon colours, both collections leave a striking impression. Eye Candy at its best!
5. The Brooklyn Soap Company – Fresh Kit
Last, but not least, something fancy for the boys: This Brooklyn Soap Company Fresh Kit is especially suitable as a gift for your favourite dude as the Starter Kit turns all Dirty Dudes into Dapper Dans. The Kit includes Body Wash, Deodorant and a shirt in a hand-branded box made of