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Holiday Gift Ideas 2016 [Beauty Edition]

Saturday, 10 December 2016


Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way~ Yes, it's the most wonderful time of the year! We are 15 days to Christmas! Need some ideas for your gifts? Here's a Christmas gift guide with my favorite picks (mostly holiday/limited editions) for those who looking for an awesome present for their friends! I've got 6 items for each price category; gifts under $20, under $50, under $75, under $100 and over $100. Prices stated are in Singapore Dollar (SGD).

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----- Gifts under $20 -----


1. The Body Shop: Colour Crush Nail Polish $12
The nail colour #55116 (Gold Foils) in the Christmas Limited Collection makes a great gift, as it is one of the must-have nail polish for the holiday season!

2. Etude House: My Little Nut Play 101 Pencil $12
These are the classic multi-blending pencils but with cute nutcrackers on it! Available in #85 (wine brown black with pink glitter) and #86 (silver black with turquoise glitter).

3. LUSH: Golden Wonder Bath Bomb $15
Surprise your santee with a bath bomb which unwraps itself to reveal its glittery contents in a sparkling turquoise explosion and citrus blend.

4. Sally Hansen: Miracle Gel Holiday Collection Duo Pack $16.90
The Miracle Gel and Gel Top Coat duo pack makes a great gift for those who wants a gel-finish without the UV lights! Available in 440 Dig Fig, 500 Wine Stock and 234 Plush Blush. 

5. Too Faced: Melted Fuchsia Deluxe Ornament $19
Snag a few to of these cute deluxe-sized liquid lipstick and attach them as clever gift tags on your beauty-obsessed friend’s gifts, deck your tree and stuff stockings. Buy it online here.

6. IT Cosmetics: Superhero Mascara Ornament, $20
Get this cute decorative ornament as gifts or to even decorate your tree. Each contains a Superhero™ lashes, for those who want wider and longer lashes!

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----- Gifts under $50 -----



1. NCLA: High Above City Lights $23
Rose gold is a popular colour in recent years. All, if not most, girls would definitely be pleased to receive this pretty rose gold nail polish! Buy it online here.

2. The Body Shop: Festive Tin $25
Go on a sensory safari with one of the three limited-edition festive flavours. Each set comes with a Shower Gel 60ml, Body Lotion 60ml, Body Scrub 50ml & Body Butter 50ml and available in Spiced Apple, Vanilla Chai & Frosted Berries.

3. O.P.I: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Duo Pack $26
Get this sparking dusk to dawn combo for your classic Hollywood glamour friend. Each set comes with limited edition nail lacquers - Sunrise...Bedtime! and Can’t Read Without My Lipstick.

4. TARTE: Curl Boss Lash Essentials $34
For the dazzling collectors, get them this bring eyelash curler and deluxe-size Lash Paint Mascara so they can make a statement while and after beautifying their lashes! Get it online here.

5. Lancome: Petits trésors Ombre Hypnôse Mono 36 - Rose Satin $36
Help your rose gold fan friend add some rose gold to her eyes; these rose gold eyeshadows is the perfect shade for a festive chic look for a magical Holidays night!

6. IT Cosmetics: Je Ne Sais Quoi Your Perfect Pink Duo $40 
This limited edition set of award-winning best selling must-have Vitality Lip Flush Stain™ Lipstick and Gloss is perfect for the lippies lovers! There is always room for another lip product! Get it online here.

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----- Gifts under $75 -----



1. Bobbi Brown: Sequin Eye Shadow in Rose Gold $53
A gift that can be worn for a sheer sparkle or layered for an off-the-runway look, this is the shade for every holiday occasion.

2. Make Up For Ever: Artistic Essentials $53
Gift this treasure trove of 5 essential cult favorites that comes in a beautiful metal box, perfect for a daily makeup look! Get it online here.

3. Marc Jacobs Beauty: Up All Night Petite Le Marc Lip Set $59
Get this limited-edition five-piece Le Marc Lip Crème lipstick collection featuring the bestselling nudes, reds and a plum, zipped in a hot pink Marc Jacobs case for the lippies collectors! Get it online here.

4. O.P.I: Breakfast at Tiffany’s On the Go Kit $59
For those who need some nail treatments, get them this kit which contains a Bubble Bath Nail Envy, Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go, Avoplex High-Intensity Hand, Nail Cream and Wipe Off! Acetone-free Lacquer Remover Wipes.

5. IDS Skincare: Diamond-Dust Perfector $65
BB cream lovers will definitely love this lightweight make up base that instantly minimises the appearance of enlarged pores and blemishes, softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and provides a naturally smooth appearance under any lighting conditions! Get it online here.

6. Tweezerman: Rose Gold Love Story Gift Set $65
A perfect gift for those who love rose gold! Comes with award winning Slant Tweezer, ProCurl Lash Curler and matching travel case. Get it online here.

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----- Gifts under $100 -----



1. Too Faced: The Grand Hotel Café $76
Get this comprehensive makeup set of 18 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, a bronzer, a mascara and a how-to guide for the makeup explorers! Get it online here.

2. The Body Shop: Blooming Marvellous Gift Set $89
This gift set consists of a series of British Rose products from Fresh Plumping Mask 80ml, Instant Glow Body Butter 50ml, Instant Glow Body Essence 250ml and Petal-Soft Bath Foam 250ml. P.S this is my current favorite thebodyshop scent!

3. Bobbi Brown: Wine Eye Palette $90
Get this palette for your friends/loved ones so she can create the perfect holiday Burgundy look with four limited-edition shades of eye shadows, along with three shades of intense pigment liner.

4. Guerlain: Météorites Perles De Légende $97
For the Guerlain Meteorites lovers, this exclusive version is a must have, which uses 3 shades inspired by Indian pigments: pink to refresh, gold to illuminate, and a touch of blue to softly correct the complexion.

5. Lancome: La Palette des Rêves $98
A classy palette made for a festive chic for a magical holidays night; comes with 6 bright eye shadows in a collector case that goes from a sparkling white and beige to intense brown warmed by a subtle pink and gold.

6. Shu Uemura Shu x Murakami Cosmic Blossom Eye & Cheek Palette $98
A cute limited-edition collection of eye and cheek shades with iconic artwork by artist Takashi Murakami, perfect for the makeup palette collectors! Get it online here.

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----- Gifts over $100 -----



1. IT Cosmetics: Heavenly Luxe Must-Haves! Brush Collection $100
Get this 5 piece full size, ultra-plush brush set for face and eyes with a Luxe travel brush case for those who love to makeup and travel! That way, they can enjoy a pretty airbrushed look even when they are traveling. Get it online here.

2. LUSH: Reindeer Games gift set $125
For those who love trying different body products, try getting them the fun reindeer games gift set! The set contains Robin and Reindeer FUN (200g), Snow Fairy FUN (200g), Snowman jelly (100g), Father Christmas bath bomb, Luxury Lush Pud bath bomb, Golden Wonder bath bomb and Shoot For The Stars bath bomb.

3. Jimmy Choo: Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum Gift Set $165
A modern Fruity Chypre fragrance with warm, rich, woody depths inspired and for all modern women; get them this set that consist of a Eau De Parfum, Body Lotion and Shower Gel. Get it online here.

4. Bobbi Brown: The Original 10 25th Anniversary Lip Collection $170
In honor of Bobbi’s 25th Anniversary, the original ten shades of Bobbi Brown Lip Color are miniature and packaged in a beautiful keepsake box for endless blending possibilities; a must-have for all lippies collectors!

5. IDS Skincare: Santa Baby Bundle $179
This bundle has all my favorite and must-have IDS Skincare in it! The three full-sized products are a Delicate Cleanser, Oil-Free Moisturiser, and Diamond-Dust Perfector worth a total of $221. Get it online here.

6. Make Up For Ever: Artistic Pencil Collection $455
All makeup collectors will love this full range of 20 new waterproof Aqua XL Eye pencils in a collector’s box! Your friend could even do an ombre eyeliner look with this!

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That's all for this post, hope you find this post useful! Feel free to leave a comment to share the types of gift guides you would like to see in the future. Happy Holidays everyone, may your holidays be filled with happiness!

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