Beauty Presents According To Your Giftees' Skincare Needs | Clozette


Women's relationships are like a growing beauty stash. In the beginning, it's quite hard to find your perfect fit, but as you learn and grow and sometimes even experiment, you slowly build on your holy grails and find yourself sticking with them for life. And while you might cringe at the thought of memories of you post-breakout and pre-brows-on-fleek a couple of years back, knowing that you and your gal pals have gone through those awkward beauty moments together makes the memories somehow precious and laughable. So now, as adults who have evolved both inside and out and have discovered your beauty journey together, add on to your giftees' growing vanity — and bond — by giving them the perfect skincare presents that fit their current lifestyle. 


For the girl boss: a spa experience they can take at home



The Body Shop At-Home Facial Mask Experience, price unavailable


We all have that friend who always seems like she has it all together. But hey, as friends, we need to remind them that they need to relax, too! Being a girl boss often leads to tired-looking skin, so much needed pampering is necessary. In consideration of your girl boss pal's busy schedule, make them take the spa experience at home during the holiday break with this gift set from The Body Shop.


For the stress bunny: a get-back-your-glow kit



Kiehl's Let It Glow Kit, SGD179/~USD130


Sometimes, because of conflicting schedules, it's really hard to get together with your best gals. But even when you get a chance to head out on a coffee date, there's always that one friend you just can't secure some time with. They're always out and about chasing deadlines and running from place to place that when you get to see them, their skin reflects all the stress they have gone through — prominent dark spots, dehydrated skin and maybe even age lines. So in support of your friend's always-on-the-go lifestyle, make sure she still looks her best despite the pressures of her 9 to 5 by recommending a complete routine like this Let It Glow Set from Kiehl's to bring hydration and rejuvenation to her fatigue-damaged skin in the form of the perfect package for the holidays. 


For the night owl: a 'skin waker' gift set



Drunk Elephant The Big Reveal Kit, USD88 (drunkelephant.com)


The resident insomniac, this friend is the reason why you're up chatting and gossiping at some nights. And while there are days when you wish you could channel their sleepless energy, one thing you couldn't pass up on noticing is their dull-looking skin and vampiric dark circles caused by their lack of zzzs. So while you can't entirely control their sleeping habits, make sure you help them bring back some life into their skin with this rejuvenating kit from Drunk Elephant


For the daily commuter: a quick but effective kit


Laneige Sleep & Glow Set, USD39 (sephora.com)


The one who always chronicles random anecdotes from her daily commute on social media, this friend is the one who knows public transport like an expert. And given the pollutants her skin horks down on the daily, she's that friend who's prone to intense and massive breakouts. With this, finding the compromise between her skincare needs and the physiological call of her body to just rest as soon as she survives the daily traffic is a must. The Laneige Sleep & Glow Set allows her to hit those two birds.



For the makeup maven: a prime-and-prep bundle



Tatcha Skincare For Makeup Lovers Obento Box, USD64 (sephora.com)


The beauty sister in your circle, this gal may be your go-to when it comes to makeup trends and product recommendations. But it's still a wonder why skincare seems like a whole new world to this friend (for those who are wondering, yes, they exist!). You're always persuading them that skincare is just as exciting as makeup but they just wouldn't budge, so take the opportunity of the holidays to gift them with a kit like this Tatcha Skincare For Makeup Lovers Obento Box to get them started on their journey. Trust us, the gorgeous packaging is a great start to entice them to begin their skincare regimen.



Are your friends more style-driven? Here are the perfect fashion gift ideas to fit their personalities


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When it comes to shopping for makeup and skincare, one cannot help but think of Sephora. From in-store buying to online shopping, the platform has definitely changed the way we stock our vanity. It has become a haven for most of the brands we have come to love. And this season, it definitely feels like our holidays will become extra merry considering that beauty brands housed in Sephora have started releasing and relaunching some cult favourites and global bestsellers in full festive style. 


There's the Too Faced Under the Christmas Tree Breakaway Face & Eye Set, serving us 18 eyeshadows; a bronzer, a highlight and blush palette; and the highly coveted Better Than Sex mascara in one gorgeous package. There's also the Briogeo Hair-O-Scopes Brightest Stars Holiday Kit, giving us astrology vibes with their hair care bestsellers that won't leave your hair in retrograde this holiday season. Check out the beautyblender Blender's Delight Set (Limited Edition 2018), which is looking a lot like holiday candy and promises to keep your makeup base blended to perfection. And then there's also the Tarte Let's Flamingle Brush Set that will leave you tickled pink with its super-soft bristles and tropical-themed gold handles. There's also the Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy holiday set to get you in a relaxed and rejuvenated mood this festive season. Got you excited, didn't it? Take a peek at these holiday sets from Sephora from our unboxing video above.


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The holidays are almost here! The feeling of gifting is already thick in the air and we can hardly contain our excitement. We’ve already listed down the people who are near and dear to us and the gifts we’re thinking of surprising them with. It’s never too early to prepare, and with the many choices laid upon us, we suggest you get to it soon, too.

They say it’s the thought that counts, and we completely agree. More often than not, it’s in the intention rather than the gift itself. After all, the simplest gifts in life are the greatest. The same should go for the skincare products we use and recommend to others. The truer, the better — which is exactly the ideal belif stands for. Made with the purest and best ingredients sourced from the world over — they’re free of parabens, sulfates, phtalates and synthetic preservatives, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, and animal origin ingredients — belif’s products provide true and lasting benefits.

That said, if you’re just starting with your list, here’s a nifty guide on worthwhile skincare sets to get the women — or men — in your life based on their personalities.


For the Skincare Rookie


The Merry Moisturizers Set, SGD99 (worth SGD130) contains The True Cream - Aqua Bomb 50ml, The True Cream - Moisturizing Bomb 50ml and Numero 10 Essence 30ml


There’s nothing better to give a skincare newbie than a set of products that will give her the coveted glass skin glow. belif’s Merry Merry Moisturizers Set is the perfect pick for that. It includes the cult-favourite Aqua Bomb and the Moisturizing Bomb that makes the skin look supple and glowing through the Napiers Aqua Formula. The set also includes Numero 10 Essence that’s packed with Rose of Jericho, which locks in the skin’s moisture in just 10 seconds — perfect for a glowing look.



The Adventure-Follower


The Peat Miracle Revital Set, SGD85 (worth SGD119), contains Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate 30ml, Peat Miracle Revital Cream 10ml and Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate 6ml


It’s hard to give an adventure-follower a gift because experience is already a pretty swell present. But since they’re always out and about, give them the gift of improving the look of the skin despite being exposed to damaging factors like the harmful rays of the sun and sleepless nights while they’re out exploring. Give your favourite explorer belif’s Peat Miracle Revital Set, which features the Peat Miracle Revital Serum Concentrate and deluxe minis of the Peat Miracle Revital Eye Cream and Cream. They contain Peat extract, which helps refine the skin’s texture, improves the skin’s turnover and increases skin’s elasticity for a more youthful look.



The Doting Superwoman


The Prime Infusion Repair Cream Special Edition Set, SGD123 (worth SGD157), contains Prime Infusion Repair Toner 80ml, Prime Infusion Repair Cream 50 ml and Prime Infusion Repair Essence 10ml


There’s truly no way we can repay in full how our mothers love and care for us, but the least we can do is make sure they feel good about themselves. Help them look as young as they should feel with belif’s Prime Infusion Repair Cream Special Edition Set. Take the evidence of stress from their face through this set of products that contain Solar Nectar Infusion Formula and Mountain Arnica that are great for repairing the damages on the skin, giving it a smooth, radiant look.



The Fitness Flame


The Ultimate Hydration Set, SGD99 (worth up to SGD140), contains Hungarian Water Essence - Moisture Binder 75ml, Any 1 True Cream (Aqua Bomb 50ml or Moisturizing Bomb 50ml or Water Bomb 75ml), The True Cream - Aqua Bomb 10ml and The True Cream - Moisturizing Bomb 10ml


She loves to sweat it out and give it her all during her workouts. But anything that’s been lost should be replenished. So make sure your favourite fitness enthusiast is hydrated not just inside but on her skin as well. Give her the gift of belif’s Ultimate Hydration Set. It contains the Hungarian Water Essence – Moisture Binder, your choice of moisturizer, and deluxe minis of Aqua Bomb and Moisturizing Bomb. The hydrating properties of the cult-favourite moisturizers coupled with the nourishing prowess of Jasmine Water in the essence is a recipe for skin that’s as strong as your fitness fan’s body.



The Homebody


The Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask Set, SGD79 (worth up to SGD107), contains the Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask 75ml, Any 1 True Cream (Aqua Bomb 50ml or Moisturizing Bomb 50ml or Water Bomb 75ml) and Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask 10ml


If you can’t convince your friend to go on an adventure as a gift, you can at least give her something that works while she lounges cosily in her own space. For an evening of chilling while watching her favourites on Netflix, let her indulge in the goodness of belif’s Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask Set, which contains the cult-favourite Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask, a 50ml Aqua Bomb and a deluxe mini of the Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask. The coveted Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask has a memory formula that rejuvenates and replenishes the skin overnight. It also contains Scottish Heather and Lady’s Mantle that give the skin a boost of hydration — all while she dozes off to dreamland.




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