Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Five luxurious beauty gifts (and affordable alternatives)

At Christmas, we all want to treat our loved ones to some amazing gifts. A luxurious present is just another way to say ‘thank you’ to our friends and family and show our appreciation for their presence in our lives. If you’re looking for beauty gifts like makeup, perfumes and bath products for one or some of your friends this Christmas, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to lavish gifts. But sometimes it’s not possible to treat everyone to high-end beauty products.

So today we’re going to showcase some affordable alternatives alongside luxurious beauty gifts – pick the product that works for your budget!

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Christmas Guide 2017: Top Fragrance Gift Ideas

Perfumes are, in many ways, the perfect Christmas gift: luxurious and personal, the right fragrance isn’t just a gift, but a thousand memories, bottled up, just waiting to be experienced. If you’d like to gift a friend, partner, or family member a fragrance this Christmas, but aren’t sure where to begin, we’ve got you covered…

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Choosing the Perfect Cologne

Whether your dad has more fragrances than you or he’s a complete newbie to the wonderful world of cologne, the right fragrance makes for a perfect Father’s Day gift! If you’re still stuck on what to get your dad this Father’s Day, a cologne could be the answer.

But how do you stop your gift gathering dust in his bathroom like all the other colognes your dad’s received? It’s going to take some planning… Continue reading

How to make your perfume last longer

We’ve all been there: found our dream fragrance, which we completely adore – but are horrified to discover it only seems to last a couple of hours on our skin. You lug that perfect perfume around with you everywhere, reapplying throughout the day. All that spritzing means that you’re getting through the perfume a little more quickly than you’d like.

You might be willing to take a hit to your budget to top-up on your fave perfume more frequently, but what you really want is for your perfume to last longer.

Here are some tips to boost the longevity of your favourite fragrances. Continue reading

Brilliant budget beauty gifts for Christmas 2016

At Christmas, money is tight – yet we all want to treat our loved ones to some special gifts on December 25th! If you’ve set yourself a limited budget for Christmas gifts this year, that’s no reason to compromise on the quality of your presents! Here at Direct Cosmetics, we offer a wide range of luxury beauty products at incredible prices. If you’re a little overwhelmed by the number of gems on our web store, here are some of our top budget beauty gift picks for Christmas 2016…

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Christmas Party Beauty Prep: Your Complete Guide

Christmas party season is fast approaching. If you’ve got an office Christmas party, family festive do or other party obligations this season, you’re probably already planning your outfit(s). We all want to look our best at Christmas parties, and with a little bit of beauty preparation and a sprinkling of glitter, you can do just that!

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Christmas 2016 Gift Guide: Five fabulous fragrances for her and him

The right fragrance makes the perfect Christmas gift. Fragrances are luxurious, personal – and most of all, special. Finding that perfect perfume is a little tricky. Body chemistry, personal preferences and even the climate all affect our impressions of a fragrance.

That makes a well-chosen fragrance gift even more special. This Christmas, why not treat someone to the perfect perfume? Not sure where to start? Here are some of our favourites… Continue reading