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The first limited-edition holiday sets have landed. Here’s our 6 favourite sets

Can you believe we’re talking about the upcoming holiday season already? Weren’t we only just ringing in 2020, yelling ‘Happy New Year!’ at midnight before the world was turned on its head? It’s been a strange year to say the least—and regardless of what’s to come—we think that if this year has taught us anything, it’s to always celebrate the little things in life. And this week, we’re celebrating some early limited-edition holiday arrivals ahead of the main event (read: when the entire holiday collection drops) on October 27.

Maybe you want to treat yourself? Or make an early start on that list of people to buy presents for? Whatever the reason, your first taste of holiday is here.

Drunk Elephant Dewy Whip Skin Kit

If any brand can promise to whip our skin into shape, it’s Drunk Elephant. This handy little kit is filled with the best this brand has to offer (heavy-hitting actives that get serious results, combined with nourishing ingredients to care for the skin whether it's on your face, scalp or body). Try is as a full routine, pack it in your overnight bag or gift it to someone whose been eyeing off Drunk Elephant but hasn’t purchased anything for themselves. It’s everything you need for nourished, hydrated and happy skin. Includes, Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream 50ml, Slaai Cleanser 22g & Bamboo Booster 1.7g, B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum 5ml, A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream 10ml and a compact mirror.

Glow Recipe Lip Pop Duo

Prepare your lips for the party season ahead with this cute duo from Glow Recipe. Available in two delicious shades (Watermelon Pink and Blueberry Jam), each gently removes any dead skins from the surface of the lips before enveloping them in hibiscus, wild pansy and hawthorn extracts with a hint of colour to boot. After a nude-y pink finish? Or perhaps a deep berry? You’ve got both options to choose from with this fruity duo.

Tatcha Pure Poreless Set

A set for purifying and protecting pores makes for the perfect self-care gift. Or, if you know someone who deals with breakouts or oily skin, this will be a nice treat for them. This handy edit contains The Deep Cleanse, an oil-free gel cleanser infused with natural exfoliants and clarifying extracts that gently lift impurities, unclogs pores, and balance skin. Then there’s The Water Cream, an anti-ageing moisturiser perfect for oily skin types and The Liquid Silk Canvas, an oil-free liquid primer that hydrates while minimising the risk of clogged pores and breakouts. Round it out with their bestselling The Kissu Lip Mask, a must for silky, soft lips.

MECCA MAX Beauty Full Advent Calendar

Who doesn’t love an advent calendar? It brings back childhood memories of opening mini carboard doors and finding a treat or chocolate; it probably taught us a lesson in self-restraint too (it was hard to not open every door in one go, right?). MECCA MAX always brings the goods when it comes to advent calendars, and this year they’re gifting you pigment-loaded treats that slip perfectly into your clutch or carry-on. This set includes bronzer, bronzing gel, cream blush, highlighting powder, eyeshadow, cream eyeshadow, illuminating primer, cream shadow, liquid shadow, plumping lip oil, lip liner, liquid lipstick, eye pencil and brow gel. Go on, open them all at once! We won’t tell.

Sol De Janeiro Wild Extravaganza

The holiday season brings warmer weather and more excuses to get your limbs out and let your hair down. Ensure those limbs and locks are looking their best with this quartet from our favourite Brazillian body brand, Sol De Janeiro. It includes their infamous Brazilian Bum Bum Cream—you know the one: rich, buttery, smells like a tropical island holiday. Plus, the Brazilian 4-Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel and the Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist, which are both scented with the iconic Cheirosa ’62 fragrance and notes of pistachio, salted caramel and vanilla. And don’t forget your lips—enjoy the Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter as part of this set.

RMS Ethereal Lip Cheek Set

The perfect trio for the person in your life who loves a pared back beauty look—or, maybe that’s you. These three RMS staples were hand-picked by the founder of RMS Beauty, Rose-Marie Swift, herself. Each product in this edit complements the other—wear them alone or create a warm, rosy-hued monochromatic look perfect for laid back afternoon drinks with friends. It includes the Daily Lip Balm in shade ‘Passion Lane’, a Lost Angel Ethereal duo featuring a pressed blush and Luminizing Powder and a Lost Angel Lip2Cheek. As with the entire RMS range, this trio is brimming with skin-loving ingredients too, like coconut and buriti oil for antioxidant protection and juicy hydration.

This edit of products is just the beginning! View the full range of early holiday launches here.

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