MustaeV, Melvita, Apivita, Sabon, Sephora, Douglas, Paula’s Choice approved for #Santasbag

Hello my lovely readers today I’m back with the last post of brand favorites and ideas to gift your loved ones if you are a late, late Santa. Again these brands are some of my old faves and I’m glad to share them with you. Let’s start on Santa’s List!

MustaeV is one of my favorite brands when it comes for make-up so I am really glad that they have created three gift packs for this holiday season; the HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS $60 containing the 10 shade lip palette, the Glazing Lip Gloss in Golden Peach , and the Maxi Mascara and Tension Fit Liner.

MustaeV_holiday_set_gift_pack_beautyinfiveminutescomMustaeV_radiant_skin_gift_pack_beautyinfiveminutescomThe second gift set is THE RADIANT SKIN PACK $30 which includes a Variety of 4 Pack Mood Therapy Sheet Masks (review here, here, here and here) and a Lustrous Cream Base. And last but not least is the STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT $50, which I have received and I will write a post on it separately, containing the Moonlight Powders in Champagne and White and Starlight Powders in Pink, Opal and Gold. Fun and festive!!




Next on my fave list is Apivita, a Greek brand that creates natural cosmetics, using beekeeping products and herb extracts. They have wonderfully packaged gift packs to pamper the face, creams and masks, to care for the body and to protect the hair and hands, each of them promising a luxurious pampering session all for you or your loved ones: ROYAL HONEY TREAT 149.97 ron, FACE THE BEAUTY 95.98 ron, BEE RADIANT MY DEAR 229.98 ron, YOU SMELL LIKE JASMINE 115.98 ron and for the men in your life, BEE MY MAN 115.98 ron. You can find all Apivita products exclusively at Sensiblu. apivita_gift_pack_beautyinfiveminutescom

Melvita, also exclusively present at Sensiblu, has in store many beautifully packaged gift sets, containing products for the face and body and its latest releases the Concentrated Pur Argan range, containing a Youthful Cream-Oil to hydrate the face, reduce fine lines and firm the skin;  a Youthful Fluid a light textured moisturizer for the skin. For the eye care there is the Youthful Eye Care to hydrate the eye area, reducing the lines and giving the skin a youthful, radiant appearance. Last but not least the range contains a Youthful Oil-Serum an oil that deeply hydrates the skin leaving it non-oily but smooth, hydrated and firm. The Argan Extraordinary Water a non oils formula with rice extract, argan leaves and hyaluronic acid to revitalize and smoothen the skin. There are many gift sets to choose from so go and check them out!


Sabon, one of my old, old loves, simply cannot be in Santa’s list. As per usual all Sabon products smell and look amazing, especially the Christmas collection called Celebration Wishes, there are body and hand creams, body exfoliants, room scents, cosmetics bags and festive gift boxes (one in Aroma Cocktail containing three home scents and the other in Skincare party containing miniatures of face and body care products). The price is not the cheapest so if you’re tight on the budget you can buy sock fillers such as hand creams, body creams and bath bombs. They are so beautifully packaged you only need a pretty bow and you’re set!


If you’re really into your skincare and you are careful with the ingredients of the face products you cannot go wrong with Paula’s Choice products. They are made with careful consideration to the best ingredients for each specific skin type and skin issue. There are Anti-aging and Hydration gift packs, Eye and Lip care, Mattifying and anti-age, Skin repair and Revitalizing packs, Anti-aging Concentrate and Luminosity and Skin Tightening packs.  Plenty to choose from, starting from 123 ron.

paulaschoice_gift_pack_beautyinfiveminutescomAnother fave of mine to browse for gifts is Sephora. Apart from the large variety of brands under the Sephora such as Becca, Huda beauty, Benefit, Too faced, Urban Decay, Estee Lauder, Korean brands such as Tony Moly, Too cool for school and many more, there is Sephora’s own brand products, especially the Christmas collection – Winter Wonderland. Looking gorgeous year after year, it’s simply impossible to resist it. There are low budget sock fillers starting from 11 ron all featuring the cute fox, the mascot of this collection. My faves are the fizzing magic wand and bath salts, the shower gel and lip balm, the Wonderful Stars palette and the gift sets with masks or body products. Plenty to choose from!


And the last brand to gift is Douglas, whose products I have just begun to discover due to the Advent Calendar. There are many gifts to choose from, from the high-end brands such as Smashbox, new to Romania, I recommend the famous primer Photo Finish Foundation Primer; to Tiffany&Co, Abercrombie&Fitch, Artdeco, Daytox, Foreo, Giorgio Armany Beauty, Sensai, Talika, Teaology, Temptu, The balm and many more. A mix of lower end and high end products perfect for all occasions and budgets. There is also Douglas own brand products coming in cute gift sets featuring hand creams, body and bath sets, make-up surprises sets, the gorgeous-looking Douglas Shimmer Loose powder, the Douglas Rising Star palette and many more. And I haven’t mentioned anything about perfumes..


I hope that my posts with brands I recommend for #Santasbag are useful for you, inspiring and helpful in choosing the right gift for all your loved ones. But in the madness of searching the stores for gifts do not forget that Christmas is not about the gifts, it is about celebrating the Birth of Christ and spending precious time with our loved ones. As well as receiving gifts do not forget to spread the love and be generous with the others who are not so fortunate as you are. Because Christmas is about giving and sharing the love. Merry Christmas my lovely readers!! With love as always, M


photo credits: Monica’s beauty in five minutes, MustaeV, Apivita, Melvita, Sabon, Paula’s Choice, Sephora, Douglas.






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