Christmas Beauty Gift Ideas

The holidays are coming. While it’s still November, now is the time to get that shopping list and look for that perfect gift for your friends. The stores at this time are still not crowded so you can waltz your way as you scour the aisle for presents and singing , “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” in your best Alvin and the Chipmunks voice. I am just kidding.

Most of the products listed here are available in the Philippines. These are merely suggestions, and it’s up to you to choose what to give your friends. Of course, you have to know what your friends preferences and likes are before choosing any gift to give to them.

I like receiving shower gels, lotions, perfume, and of course, makeup.

Here are some cool gifts that you can get for your beauty savvy friends in no particular order:

PINK SUGAR PRODUCTS

Pink Sugar is a brand here in the Philippines that caters to makeup. Yes, these products are getting good reviews from beauty bloggers here. So far, I like their Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tint. I am trying out other colors aside from the nude liquid lippie I have in the Honey Bunny Shade shown below. You may visit their website here. Yes, Pink Sugar is  a cruelty- free as well.

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SHEET MASKS FROM WATSONS 

Watsons is a beauty and drug store here in the Philippines. Yes, they sell sheet masks of all brands, and variants. You’ll find affordable masks ranging from the least amount of 60 Philippines Pesos to more expensive ones. I can stay inside this store all day, and just look around at the different products that they’re selling.

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SPANISH COLOGNE NENUCO

Your friends who love Nenuco will surely love this. When you put this on you, the smell  stays all day long, even on your clothes.

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BURT’S BEES PRODUCTS

I love Burt’s Bees products especially the Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream. They smell good and  they’re handy too. The products are perfect to bring when you go to work, or travel and you don’t want a makeup bag that’s bulky.

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HAND SOAP FROM WATSONS

These are affordable liquid hand soap from Watson’s.  These are available on a buy one take one basis. The Green Tea scent is what I like the best. Aside from these, their shower gels are also awesome. You may visit their official website in this link

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BOXES OF TWININGS TEA

Personally, I prefer the Earl Grey tea flavor (Aside from the fact that it’s the name of my bunny too). I love the aromatic smell it produces when I pour hot water over the tea bag. Aside from that, I can add milk and it becomes milk tea. I got this Pure Darjeeling variant when I attended a wedding reception at Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant here in the Philippines. You can visit the following sites here below:

Twinings Philippines

Twinings UK

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Earl Grey the bunny
My bunny Earl Grey when he was a baby. He’s going to be three next year!

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Photo Credit (Most photos are mine, except when indicated)

Earl Grey Tea photo from Lazada.com

 

Throwback Post: 2015 Christmas Beauty Goodies from the UK

I can’t help but post these beautiful gifts that my sister and her family sent to our family last 2015.  Here in the Philippines, we call this gifts as pasalubong. Generally, Wikipedia defines pasalubong as gifts being sent from abroad after a Filipino traveller arrives home from one’s trips regardless if it’s for business or leisure.  In our case, the gifts were sent to us by their friend who was coming home to the Philippines. Nevertheless, it’s still a pasalubong no matter what.

We’re lucky to be living in an age where advancements like Skype are available. On Sundays that we have these sessions, my sister and I will have these conversations. Then, they will ask us what we want to have for Christmas.

If you’re someone who has been to the Philippines, you were likely to get souvenirs from the shops here like SM Department Store’s Kultura, or similar stores that sell Filipiniana. Filipiniana is the general term used for products made here in the Philippines.

Here are some of the things we got :

Technically, socks are not beauty items, and still I want to include this as well.

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My Favorite Every Day Scents

Even though when I am going to a place near my house, I can’t help but put on these products to make me smell good. I wouldn’t want people standing close to me say, “Ewww, that girl reeks. Ugh!”

The Philippines is a tropical country. Hygiene is a must for all women in here, especially during the summer where the weather can get really humid. Women from all walks of life, and all stratifications always try to find a way to make themselves look good and smell good no matter.

If you have any favorite scents, please feel free to let me know by commenting below. I would love to hear your thoughts about your favorite everyday scents.

So far, the following products are my favorites. They are listed in no particular order:

 

Nenuco Agua de Colonia

Nenuco is one the popular brand of colognes since I can remember. I love how this products stays on you all day even when you go out, and do your errands or chores.

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Johnson’s Baby Cologne in Heaven scent variant

The scent is reminiscent of the Angel’s Breath line of colognes I used to have when I was in high school. It’s best applied by transferring it to a spritzer. That way, the product is dispersed evenly when you spray it on you.

 

 

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BENCH Philippines Baby Bench Colonia

BENCH is a local brand that sells not only clothing, but scents as well. I like their Baby Bench line, and so far this is my favorite scent.

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Victoria’s Secret Love Spell

Ate Chery, my choirmate, gave this to me as a gift. Filipinos love gifts from abroad. This is called a pasalubong. Just a little amount of this Victoria’s Secret Love Spell,  and it goes a long way.

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