5 Valentine's Gifts For Your Girlfriends | Clozette

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Whoever said that Valentine's day is only for couples must have been living under a rock. Times are changing and more and more women have been spending Valentines together with their girlfriends. Honour single awareness day and call it Singleness-Is-Happiness-Day!


Singleness-Is-Happiness-Day can be ten times more fun than a usual couple date. Spend the night out in your favourite club, have a spa date, go to an amusement park, the choices are endless when you have your closest friends with you. To make it even more fabulous and memorable, exchange a gift or two with them!


Here are the top 5 gifts we think are perfect for your girlfriends this Valentine's day!


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Skincare Products



Looking good starts from a healthy diet and a no-fail beauty routine. Every girl knows how important it is to have the right skincare products and giving your friends their favourite brands is really something they would appreciate. 

Makeup Goodies



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A makeup kit full of their favourite makeup would make any girl jump for joy. You can personalize your gift by including her favourite beauty items, products that you think would suit her, or by researching the items she's running out of. 



Office or School Essentials



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For the workaholic or studious girl, you can give her a new set of supplies for productivity-- but make sure you're buying her a cute set! Write a lovely note or quote telling her how much you appreciate her hidden between the pages of notepad to make it something worth remembering.   



Summer Essentials


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Prepare your girlfriends for your next beach getaway by surprising them with beach essentials such as a pair of sunnies, slippers, bikini, or hat. 



Rings



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How about putting a ring on it on Single Awareness Day? Rings are very symbolic and giving one to your BFF signifies how much you care for each other. It's also a glamorous way of celebrating Valentine's Day together! 



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With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, it's time to up your makeup-game for that perfect date you've got lined up. And even if you may be spending the day celebrating the strength of your Single-hood with your best girl-friends, nothing adds a bright, flush of life to your night than perfectly applied blush on the apples of your cheeks for a sweet, flirty wash of colour. 


So if you're still trying to master the art of getting your blush looking just right, here are a few tips to keep in mind.


Tip #1: Colour Selection



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The most important step in ensuring that you've got the perfect blush is selecting the shades that will work well with your skin-tone. If you're fair-skinned, go for soft-pink or light-coral shades. If you're medium-toned, go for warm-mauve or deep peach shades. For those with darker skin-tones, opt for rich, bright blushes such as deep fuchsia or tangerine. 

Tip #2: Know Your Skin Type



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Now that you know which colour works for your skin-tone, pick a blush product that will complement your skin type. If your skin is oily and you already have a hard time keeping it matte all day, go for powder blushes, preferably one with a rich, colour payoff to last the day such as Tarte's Amazonian Clay Blushes. For those with dry-skin, add a healthy flush to your cheeks with cream blushes such as NARS' Enchanted Cream Blush. If you have combination skin, a powder blush with a touch of sheen will keep the oil at bay while still adding a bit of glow to your cheeks, such as M.A.C's Mineralize Blush.



Tip #3: Layering Is Key



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Ever experienced applying too much blush on your cheeks and having a terrible time trying to blend the colour out? We've all been there. The key to getting just the right amount of colour on your cheeks is to layer the product slowly, blending everything seamlessly before adding more colour. If you want to go through the day without having to touch-up your blush, you can also layer products for a more lasting effect. First apply a light-coloured cheek tint or cream blush on the apples of your cheeks, then set it with a powder blush one-to-two shades darker than the tint/cream.



Tip #4: Application Technique



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Nothing ruins that bright, flush of colour more than a botched technique. To keep your blush from overwhelming the rest of your makeup, apply it softly along the top of the apples of your cheeks with a stipling brush like M.A.C's 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush. It softly blends the blush product in gentle layers, making blush application pretty much fuss-free and hard to mess up. 



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