It’s that time of the year again when the Christmas carols are playing in every shopping centre you go to, and every window you walk past has a glowing Christmas tree in sight. It’s the season of being merry, where we spoil ourselves and loved ones. In order to save you time and effort, here are some of our favourite brands that have gone the extra mile for the season.
The little x-mas factory
essence’s hard working little elves prepared the perfect surprise for the festive season. The result is “the little x-mas factory” limited edition collection, which will be available in stores until December 2016.
Classical colors like gold or pine green are combined with cool pink.
Our absolute X-MUSTS are: the essence the little-x-mas-factory super rich mini hand cream 01, R34,95, the essence the little x-mas factory eau de toilette 30ml, R114,95, the essence the little x-mas factory liptint which is perfect for kissing under the mistletoe, R64,95 and the essence the little x-mas factory i believe in santa claus nail polish 01, R44,95 – a decadent gold with a foil finish. Available from Dis-Chem’s nationwide.
Kiehl’s x Jeremyville Holiday Collection
Each year, in honour of the season, Kiehl’s partners with a different artist to design a special limited-edition label collection. Previous collaborations have included Jeff Koons, KAWS, Kenny Scharf, Haze, Craig & Karl and Peter Max. This year they unveiled the Kiehl’s x Jeremyville Holiday Collection – a series of cheerful, winter wonderland-themed holiday designs straight from the creative mind of globally renowned artist, Jeremyville. For those of you not familiar with his work he’s is one of the most prolific and well-known illustrators in the world and the author of ‘Vinyl Will Kill !‘ (the first book in the world on designer toys).
The centerpiece of the collection is visually inspired by one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, Central Park. This classic setting has been reimagined by the artist to feature an engaging world of happy snowmen, smiling skaters, shining stars and even Kiehl’s very own formulas, brought to life, making each item the perfect gift to delight a loved one (or even yourself) during the season of giving.
The joyful festive design will adorn some of the company’s most beloved formulas, including Kiehl’s Creme de Corps 500mls (R695) and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream 50ml (R375). Available from Kiehl’s stand alone stores and selected Edgars and Red Square stores nationwide.
Feast your senses with Crabtree & Evelyn
No one does Christmas quite like Crabtree & Evelyn. This year, their Feast for the Senses collection includes three key icons which have a special place within British Christmas tradition: Fig, Pineapple and Earl Grey. Each has influenced the fragrance and flavours within the collection and has inspired their limited edition Christmas scents of Festive Fig, Rose Pineapple, and Spiced Earl Grey.
Everything is so beautifully packaged, making their products a joy to give and receive but our favourites are: the Crabtree & Evelyn Festive Fig Botanical Candle (R750), the Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Sampler – Six Bestsellers (R900), the Festive Fig Cracker (R150) which contains a Festive Fig Hand Therapy Cream and the Crabtree & Evelyn Windsor Forest Diffusor (R1 800). Available from Crabtree & Evelyn concept stores nationwide and online here.