Quite frankly we’re starved for nice makeup gift sets in Slovenia. It doesn’t really matter whether it is low or high end brand chances are you won’t find anything you would love to give somebody (demanding :silly: ) as present. I was expecting to find more interesting sets in Austria and while their selection was better it was still nothing to brag about. :sigh:

I thought I would have more ideas for those of you who are buying gifts at the last minute, but I’ll be showing you only 2 brands with their selection of Christmas/New Years gift sets – Alessandro and Deborah.

Alessandro always has some kind of set for holidays and this year they have Snowflake set with hand cream and glittery top coat. This is the set that I would give to more reserved/classical type of woman. And to be honest, I’m more exited about hand cream than nail polish – reindeer on the packaging, smell of cinnamon and apples …
Price: 12 EUR

Alessandro Snowflake gift set
Alessandro Snowflake gift set

Now Crystal punk set of 2 mini nail polishes is something for those of us who are more into the nail polishes. We’re talking about 4 sets with black base nail polish and one top coat with flakies. You can chose between turquoise, orange, blue and green duochrome beauties.
Price: 10 EUR

Alessandro Crystal Punk flakie set
Alessandro Crystal Punk flakie set

Deborah improved their gift packaging look for this years holidays … at least in my eyes. I can not tell you if the quality is OK, but I’m guessing these smaller pink (Color Parade) sets would be great gift for younger/teenage group. You get 6 eye shadows, 1 face powder, 1 bronzer, 1 blush, 3 glosses, 2 applicators and the mirror.

Deborah Color Parade gift palettes
Deborah Color Parade gift palettes

You have 3 more palette sizes to chose from and two different designs – black one from Quick&Perfect collection and red from Vanity secret.

Deborah Vanity Secret, Quick Perfect gift palettes
Deborah Vanity Secret, Quick Perfect gift palettes

Which palette or set was your favorites from this years offering?

*photos for collages courtesy of Alessandro and Deborah

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