Category Archives: christmas gift guide

Penneys Stocking fillers for under €10 

Penneys have a fantastic selection of stocking fillers in store between now and November these would also be great for Secret Santa! 

2 pack tumblers €6

Large make up beauty bag €6

Gold hat €4

Small make up beauty bag €5

Earring €3

Do not disturb eye mask €2.50

Candle €9

Ombré scarf €8

Candle jar €2

Gold lip kit metallic collection €4

Copper tea cup €5

Ombré hat €4

Wine charms €1.50

Girls shoes and bow set €6

Girls hairband €2.50

Unicorn keyring €3

Make up bag €7

Peruvian style hat €6

Socks 2 pack €5

Boys Star Wars backpack €9

Boys Star Wars set €6

5 pack socks €6

Trapper hat €6

Boys velvet dickie bow €2.50

Premium flat cap €9

Slipper socks €4

Chewbacca cap €6

Slogan slippers €4

Long cable knit scarf €8

Emoji gloves €3

3 pack dress up set €3.50

Emoji face necklace €3

6 pack emoji clips €2.50

Glitter kit purple €4

Make up bag €5

Statement tassel earrings €6

Pink tassel earrings €3

Make up bag “where’s the after party” €5

Fluffy hoop earrings €3


Penneys has teamed up The Late Late Toy Show to create a limited edition collection of pyjamas, loungewear and accessories for kids big and small.

Blanket €16

Eye mask €3

Slipper Socks €3.50

Mugs €6 each 

Men’s Jumper €16

Ladies Jumper €16

Baby’s First ToyShow Bauble €3

Men’s pj’s €14

Women’s pj’s €14

Baby’s first toy show sleepsuit set & hat €10 & bib €3

Stocking €5

Penneys is donating a total of €75,000 to Temple Street Foundation and CMRF Crumlin. The range will be on sale in Penneys stores nationwide from Tuesday November 7th.

I was a patient of Crumin Children’s hospital for many years when I was a young child so this is very close to my heart and I love to support this initiative every year xxx

LUNA by Lisa Jordan lip glosses are back in stock!

LUNA by Lisa Jordan lip glosses are back in stock! All orders placed today will be shipped before the 31st October.

These glosses are pigmented so make for a fab Christmas gift for any make up loving girlie in your life! 

I just love Lisa, her sense of humour, her Cork accent (I was born in Cork) her bargain fashion tips from Penneys to River Island and now these glosses! 

“I created these four lip glosses to suit everybody. With over a decade of experience in the beauty industry, I chose each shade to complement the face. Pink Ruby and Sapphire are ultimate soft shades for day time or a special occasion while Peach opal and Amber finish off a perfect glam look. Our lips are our most beautiful feature and with a touch of shine and a layer of soft colour you will be selfie ready!” – Lisa x

The Blush Sets are €30 and are available Here at LUNA BY LISA

Gin And Tonic anyone? How about these gin filled Christmas Baubles? 

Each bauble is filled with a 5cl shot of Pickering’s gin! 

€26.99 for the six baubles, and they go on sale from November 12 in Aldi! 

Get them for your Christmas tree or they’ll make a perfect gift for any gin lovers. 

Enjoy and be Merry this Christmas 🎄 

No7 Beauty Calendar from Boots 

The Limited Edition advent calendar costs €50 and has a fantastic selection of luxurious skincare and gorgeous make-up treats waiting to be revealed behind each door.

The advent calendar is worth over €230 and has everything you could ever need, including the renowned Protect & Perfect range.

And here’s what’s Included in the No7 Ultimate Beauty Calendar:

• No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream SPF 15

• No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream

• No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream

• No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum

• No7 Protect & Perfect Lip Care

• No7 Airbrush Away Primer

• No7 Beautiful Skin Micellar Cleansing Water Normal/Dry

• No7 Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion

• No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Bronze

• No7 Stay Perfect Liquid Liner Black

• No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara Black

• No7 Lash and Brow Perfector 

• No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Matte Mocha

• No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Wheatsheaf 

• No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Mink

• No7 High Shine Lip Gloss Naturally Nude

• No7 Matte Lip Crayon Raspberry Red

• No7 Limited Edition Nail Colour Oyster

• No7 Limited Edition Nail Colour Bronze Gold 

• No7 Limited Edition Nail Colour Teal 

• No7 Limited Edition Small Powder/Blush Brush

• No7 Beauty Blender 

• No7 Slanter tweezers

• No7 Match Made Bronzer Voucher 

• No7 Mini Eyeshadow Brush

Click here to join the waiting list and get notified when stock is available


Why wait until Christmas morning to open all of your presents? Count down the days until Christmas with this “Christmas in Two Cities” Luxury Brand Advent Calendar.” Each day in December indulge in a new beauty product by brands including Lancôme, Urban Decay, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Viktor & Rolf and Kiehl’s.

This complete luxury gift set offers a variety of beauty products such as designer fragrances, luxury mascaras, lip sticks, moisturisers and more. 24 luxury products are featured behind each window of the calendar, allowing you to welcome each day with a new and exciting beauty product.

The Calendar contains: YSL Blur Primer 10ml, YSL Instant Moisture Glow 5ml, Lancôme Energie de Vie Sleeping Mask 15ml, YSL Black Opium EDP 7.5ml, YSL The Shock Mascara 2ml, Victor and Rolf Bonbon EDP 7ml, Victor and Rolf Flower Bomb EDP 7ml, Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser 30ml, Kiehls Creme de Corps 30ml, Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate 4ml, Lancôme Genifique Serum 7ml, Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Day Cream 15ml, Lancôme Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover 30ml, Lancôme Tonique Douceur 50ml, Lancôme Galatee Confort 50ml, Lancôme Visionnaire Eye Cream 5ml, Lancôme Matte Shaker 378 3ml, Lancôme Mr Big Mascara 01 2ml, Lancôme Hypnose Mascara 2ml, Lancôme Tresor La Nuit EDP 7ml, Lancome La Vie Est Belle EDP 4ml, Lancôme Mini Crayon Khol 0.7g, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 15ml, Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion 2ml.

This gift set brings the advent calendar to the forefront of every girl’s wish list, providing all the necessities to enjoy the Christmastime festivities. The Advent Calendar is available exclusively online at BROWNTHOMAS.COM and is a must-have for the Christmas season.

Review: Lancôme Advanced Génefique Sensitive 

The verdict is in! It’s a big fat yes from me! I have completed my Advanced Génefique Sensitive treatment from Lancôme and I’m converted. 

A one month course of treatment with a fresh-activated formula that soothes the skin, stimulates it’s youthful properties and strengthens it when sensitive thanks to a capsule that contains antioxidants that are 99% pure which the user releases when she opens the bottle to create a boosted Youth Activating Serum for heightened efficacy. This daring goal resonates with the values Génefique has embraced for the last 8 years: a universal serum, a timeless serum, a holistic serum. Simply put: an iconic product. Bold and universal: these characteristics have always been at the heart of Lancôme’s ongoing efforts to support all women in the quest for beauty and well-being. 

Françoise Lehmann

General Manager, Lancôme International 

We have all had bad skin days, our complexion is affected by climate, diet,stress,air pollution,medication, hormones etc. And there’s nothing worse when your skin is not looking good, we end up wearing more make up to distract from the blemishes which can make it look worse. That’s why I was delighted to be given a bottle of this iconic Advanced Génefique Sensitive as I’ve found my skin has been affected by stress of house-hunting and juggling too much.  

This blend of carefully selected ingredients, a new soothing probiotic fraction, the lactobacillus, an antioxidant complex consisting of Vitamin E and ferulic acid which is only activated when released from the ampule into the bottle, aims to target and remedy the following skin complaints women experience when they are having a bad skin day: 

  • Dryness
  • Itching
  • Burning sensation 
  • Skin discomfort 

The exciting prospect of releasing the active antioxidants with just a twist of the cap was fascinating to do and my daughter filmed me mixing it. ​​​​​​

​​Overall I have found my complexion looks more even and my dry patchy areas have become less troublesome. As my skin is more even in texture make up application is quicker as I now have to spend less time concealing. 

​So, if you feel like your skin needs a bit of tlc but you don’t have time for facials treat yourself to a bottle of Lancôme Advanced Génefique Sensitive from any Lancôme counter. 

It’s priced at €73 

Maybe a nice surprise for someone’s birthday or stocking filler at Christmas. 

Christmas Gift Idea No.3 Nima Brush gift sets 

Nima Brush have compiled some pretty fab gift sets for Christmas and as a lover of their brushes and a fan of Niamh the creator I just had to add these to my Christmas Gift Guide😍

There’s something for every budget and as the quality of the brushes is so good they are great value. 

Also, they are Irish so if you wanted to buy Irish for Christmas, what are you waiting for! 

Shop Nima Brush HERE