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By | December 8 2010 | 56 Comments

Yesterday’s budget brought down pay packets and spirits nationwide but as always, we had an anti-austerity plan up our sleeves. And we put that plan into action last week with fingers firmly crossed we could pull it off.

We have.

It’s going to be a hard Christmas in Ireland this year with few of us giving or getting with the gusto of previous years. So we’ve moved this month’s Bytes up a week and for one month only in honour of the season that’s in it, on Friday you’ll be getting the ‘the 12* Gifts of Christmas’ in your inbox. And they’re all for you – to get or give as you see fit.

So, what can you win in Friday’s newsletter?

*** PLEASE NOTE! You cannot enter for these prizes today. This post is just flagging what will be contained in Bytes on Friday. You can only enter on Friday if you’re a subscriber to our monthly email newsletter, Bytes. So sign up now if you haven’t already! ***

win trilogy

A scrummy Trilogy gift set for body worth €20.95! We love this brand at and can foresee one beeheellion entries for this particular prize.

Ren prize

Or perhaps you fancy a lovely REN Rose Otto gift set? These products are pure luxury and this is a real treat.


Yon-Ka has amazing value on gift sets this year and this one’s a cracker. Brilliant skincare, too.


We’ve also got a Guess Seductive gift set to give away. This is the latest fragrance from the brand and comes in a lovely gift box.


And  – *screech*  – a pair hugely-coveted Fitflop Mukluk boots will be going to one very very happy home.

boots offer

Boots has given us one of this week’s offer of the week to give away, but we can’t reveal what it is yet – all will be revealed on Friday. So for now, you’ll have to guess!


This is a gorgeous pampering prize from spa brand Lu’Lur. You’ll bag body products and a lovely scented candle.


Shiseido has given us a his ‘n hers fragrance gift prize – ZFM for him and Zen for you. Yum!

voya prize

Voya’s gorgeous Treatment Gift Set is going to make someone’s skin very happy.

giorgio armani idole

This is fab – one reader will bag herself a Giorgio Armani Idole gift set with scent, body lotion and shower gel.

body shop prize

One of you will also bag TWO gifts from the Body Shop – Cranberry Joy Shower, Scrub & Moisture Collection and Born Lippy Fruity Lip Balm!


Skincare junkies will swoon for the Clarins Multi Active gift set. Really want to keep this one for myself. *sob*

he shi

Tan fans will like this one: it’s the He-Shi Gold Gift Set and it contains three of the brand’s excellent self-tanners as well as a mitt.

laura's organic oil

Last but not least, we have a charity gift to give away. This is a joint collaboration between Carter Beauty, Blackrock and TV3 and Sunday Mail beauty editor Laura Bermingham. At €15, €1.50 goes to the Make a Wish Foundation, of which Laura is a supporter. This is a solid-at-room-temperature balm which melts to an oil on contact with the skin and it smells absolutely divine. I have one on my desk at work and am using it on my cuticles during the day. It’s Christmas in a jar and brilliantly priced. Buy from or in-salon.


If you’ve already signed up for our monthly newsletter then rest assured, you’re covered. You’ll be getting your newsletter as normal on Friday but new subscribers should get listed now. It’s the ONLY way to ensure that you’re in with a chance to win one of the prizes in our anti-austerity newsletter! Head to the Newsletters page to get on the list, or sign up below.

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*Psst: as this is Ireland, we’ve actually got 14 gifts in the lineup.

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