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Beautify your Christmas gift giving with these beauty geek ideas…

Samara Gentle

Do you have a beauty geek in your life that you’re completely stumped as to what to get for Christmas? I’ve got you covered with some amazing local products sure to put a smile on their dial this gift-giving season.

For the Makeup Lover

For the makeup lover in your life, there are two routes you can take. The first is indulge their collection with a few local products…Take a visit to the Canberra Centre, Westfield Belconnen or the local markets (there’s plenty of them this weekend including Handmade Market and Old Bus Depot Markets).

The second is giving the gift of education and enrolling your in a personal-use makeup workshop with the Canberra Makeup Academy. For $170, the workshop runs for four hours (usually on a Saturday) and teaches makeup lovers how to apply makeup on themselves like a pro!

For the Hair Lover

If your giftee has an unusual love affair with their hair, you need to get them a pack of Dilkara Essence of Australia hair products. These are all natural, locally owned amazing products both you and your hair lover will fall in love with (I have!).

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Know someone with a love for their hair? Dilkara products are the perfect gift for anyone who loves to care for their locks. Photos: Dilkara Essence of Australia


Be sure to pick up these favourites—Mudai (leave-in treatment), Akuna (detangling spray) and Adina (thermal protection spray)—all must haves for those who love their hair.

Skin Lover

For those who absolutely looooove their skin and who prefer using natural products, you can’t go past Ash & Clay, a local skincare range that’s all about bringing skincare back to the basics. Their products are all about giving your skin the best it deserves without the chemicals and artificial ingredients.

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Some absolute must-haves in any skincare beauty hamper…Photos: Ash & Clay


If putting together a skincare beauty hamper, then you can’t go wrong with the Spirulina and Kelp Detox mask, Lemon Delight Hand scrub and the Hemp Balm. All are amazing and your giftee will love you for them!


Samara Gentle

Samara is a Canberra based freelance makeup artist who specialises in bridal and event makeup but loves the creativity of fashion and editorial. She has a passion for sharing her pro knowledge and seeing other women embrace makeup to help share their personal style. More about the Author

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