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As the end of Ramadan approaches, it’s time to start thinking about {Eid gifts } for your loved ones. Sure you can give cash or tasty treats, but for the beauty lovers in your life, what could be better or more thoughtful than a beauty gift?!

Our Eid gift ideas range from {skin care} and {make up} to {candles} and {bath} goodies – so you can treat your nearest and dearest to the ultimate self care.

Remember, this year Eid will be celebrated on April 21st or 22nd, so make sure you get organised ahead of time! And in the meantime, Ramadan Mubarak!

Feeling good in the mind, body and soul is what self-care brand Manifesto is all about, and these {Beauty Gummies} are designed to taste good and do good. Formulated by nutritionists, these gummies hold within them the perfect balance of vitamins and minerals (think: biotin, inulin and acai berry) that support you from the inside out to care for hair, keep nails strong and leave skin luminous. They look like sweet little raspberries and have a berry/cherry flavour that really is delicious! Packed within a pretty (and reusable) tin, they’re the perfect (pre-packaged) gift for Eid!


The ideal Eid beauty gift for the skin-care obsessed women in your life, Wishful’s {Glow Trio} will help her exfoliate, hydrate and nourish her way to a luminous complexion. Founded by {make up} artist, beauty blogger and entrepreneur extraordinaire Huda Kattan, Wishful’s results-driven skin care heroes are as hardworking as they come. Featuring the brand’s Thirst Trap Juice HA3 Peptide Serum (designed to soak skin with moisture), Yo-Glow AHA & BHA Facial Enzyme Scrub (to even out skin tone) and Honey Whip Peptide Moisturiser (to help firm, lift, repair and plump the skin), this is a one-stop shop for glowing skin! Worth £51 – get yours quickly as this is flying off the shelves!


Brainchild of Huda Beauty founders, Huda and Mona Kattan, KAYALI is inspired by the rich heritage of the Middle East and the cultural ritual of combining and layering {fragrances} to develop your very own unique fragrance. The perfect Eid gift for the boujee and sophisticated ladies your life, the {Vanilla Royale Sugared Patchouli | 64 Eau de Parfum Intense} blends sweet vanilla and patchouli notes for an intense, rich and sultry aroma that’ll grace her with the air of royalty that she deserves.


For an Eid gift that she can display with pride in her beautiful home, Herlum’s {Hand and Body Wash and Lotion Duo} in Sandalwood and Grapefruit is the perfect choice. Housed in super-chic bottles that’ll be the envy of every house guest, the duo somehow manages to smell even better than it looks, transporting those who use it on a journey through the rich wonders of the Amazon rainforest. Limbs will be left smooth, protected and delicately perfumed with the scent of not just chopped sandalwood and freshly chopped grapefruit, but sweet almond and cocoa too.


Boasting four of the brand’s best brightening blends (at a saving of over 40%), Murad‘s E-Shield {Brightening Kit} will ensure there’s never a dull moment. The four-step kit includes the Essential-C Cleanser (to neutralise the impact of free radicals), the Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum (to ease the appearance of dark spots, age spots and hyperpigmentation), the Vita C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector (to brighten all types of dark circles) and the Essential C-Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (to shield skin with ultra-hydrating, UVA/UVB protection). Expect your loved one to be utterly star-struck!


For an Eid gift that oozes glamour, say hello to Huda Beauty’s {Empowered Eyeshadow Palette}. The ultimate everyday glow-up palette, it steals the show with an 18-pan selection of buttery-smooth neutrals, foiled chrome metallics, wet-look shimmers and more, for endless looks for every occasion. Both intensely pigmented and perfectly blendable, palettes don’t get much better than this! Psssst – gift this the night before Eid so she can up the glamour of her Eid make up look!


If bouncy, hydrated skin is the name of the game, then Wishful’s {Thirst Trap Juice} {serum} is the key to success! With three types of ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid plus firming peptides, Hollyhock rose and soothing aloe vera, the potent blend is designed to soak skin with moisture and plump it to perfection for a glowy complexion that radiates health. Ready, set, glow!


You can never have too many {Kohl Eye Pencils} that’s a fact. And this creamy pencil from Huda Beauty will make all her eyeliner wishes come true! This ultra-smooth gel formulation makes lining eyes a breeze, whether that’s graphic lines, soft flicks or a smoked-out gaze. 24-hour smudge- and transfer-proof, the formula will ensure every look stays in place from dawn till dusk. Choose between ‘Very Vanta’ – a classic onyx hue – and ‘Very Brown’ – a rich chocolate shade for a slightly softer look.


This punchy perfume oil vial from Malin + Goetz is perfect for taking on the go. Boasting an intense aroma with notes of lotus flower, clove, pepper, muguet, green violet, iris wood, orchid, leather, sandalwood, cedar wood, cashmere musk, amber and incense, this rich and warm {Perfume Oil} lasts all day long. What’s more, the bottles are truly iconic, instantly transforming any bathroom into the set of an ‘at home with Vogue’ shoot!


Give the gift of total relaxation this Eid with VERDEN’s relaxing and reviving magnesium {Bath Salts}. Housed in a chic, minimalist glass jar – a chic addition to any bathroom – these salts will elevate every bath into one of pure bliss! The infusion of herbanum wraps you in a purifying, botanical essence of fresh herbs and wild grasses, conjuring up notes of rosemary, verbena and cedarwood, with an uplifting hint of peppermint. We feel relaxed just thinking about it…


For an Eid gift idea that ticks just about every beauty box possible, look no further than Kopari’s {Tahitian Vanilla Coconut Melt}. From body moisturiser to hair mask, lip balm to dry shave oil and even massage oil – when it comes to this multi-tasker, the possibilities are just about endless! Fast-absorbing but never greasy, it instantly softens and soothes for moisturised skin (and hair) that radiates health, happiness and hydration.


Sometimes it pays to be practical, which is why this water-powered flossing tool makes a great gift for Eid! Rivalling the payoff of a trip to the hygienist without having to leave the house, Spotlight Oral Care‘s {Water Flosser} harnesses water pressure and varying pulsations to help shift plaque – even from the hardest-to-reach places! A cleaner, fresher mouth? Who’d say no to that!


A failsafe Eid gift idea, you can never go wrong with a candle. Particularly when it looks and smells as divine as this! With pink-tinted wax infused with a blend of rosewater, geranium and salted amber, housed in a matching, etched glass jar, NEST New York’s {Himalayan Salt and Rosewater 3-Wick Candle} will create a sublimely scented sanctuary for up to 100 impressive hours.


Unfortunately, life can’t be spent soaking in the tub. If only. But Maison Margiela’s {Replica Bubble Bath Diffuser} is as close as it gets! Transforming the atmosphere of any room, this diffuser evokes a sense of bath-level calm and {wellbeing}, with notes of freesia, jasmine, peach and cedar wood. Bliss.


For the beauty lover in your life who wants to try her hand at facial toning, NuFACE’s {Mini+ Starter Kit} is the introduction she’s been waiting for. Uniting the fan-favourite Mini+ Facial Toning Device with three complimentary heroes (the Hydrating Aqua Gel, the Firming and Brightening Silk Crème and an application brush), her dreams of beautifully soft skin and a toned, contoured appearance are about to come true.




Cult Beauty

Cult Beauty

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