Gifts For Your Friend Who Wants A Do-Over In 2018 | Clozette

With each fresh new year, we get an urge to have a 'do-over'. We all hope to have a better year than the last by calibrating some habits and reinventing ourselves. And with that mission, we need some additions to our arsenal to aid us in achieving our personal goals. Here are some trinkets that make a great gift to anyone (so basically, everyone including yourself) who wants to have a do-over this 2018. 

For Organizing Tasks: Planner

(Source) Filed 2018 Keepsake Planner, PHP545

Planners don't have to be rigid, sometimes they can just be a guideline to visualize a plan and put it into action. It can also double as a scrapbook, where your friend can paste or staple mementoes along the way. 

To Keep Track Of Time: Wristwatch

Daniel Wellington Classic Petite 28MM in Melrose, SGD219

It's common knowledge that if you want to get things done, you have to budget your time. As opposed to just relying on a phone's clock, wristwatches help us to be more aware of the hours passing by because it's a convenient visual cue. So encourage your friend to wear a wristwatch by gifting one. 

For A Great Game Face: Makeup Set

(Image Source) Benefit Cosmetics Beauty & the Bay limited edition kit, SGD68

Welcome the new year with a game face on! Get your friend to add a little oomph to her makeup looks by adding some highlights, mascara and a bit of sculpting bronzer. 

For Better Skin: New Skincare Product

Astalift Drink Pure Collagen 10000, SGD11.90 for a box of 3 bottles

Introduce your friend to a new skincare product that will surely be a beauty boost. Aside from serums and sleeping masks, collagen drinks are also raved by beauty gurus these days. As with any new skincare product, we suggest you do a trial run first before buying it in bigger quantities.

For A Style Upgrade: Classic Fashion Item

Zara Leather Jacket, SGD89.90

One piece of clothing can either make or break an ensemble. And the foolproof way to give a gift that will be appreciated by anyone who wants to upgrade their style game is to give a classic fashion item that can be easily paired with clothes they already own. Some options are a black leather jacket, basic cardigans, and basic white tee.

(Cover photo from: AnastasiaLove)

Next, check out these affordable gifts that look luxe.



The holidays are upon us! This season is going to be filled with parties and get-togethers, and we’re sure you’re excited not only to experience the festivities with your loved ones but also showing up dressed to the nines and made-up to perfection. Now, we know that going for a red lip during the holiday season is a no-brainer. But this year, we challenge you to shake things up and make a statement with looks that are out of the box and eye-catching. If you haven’t planned out your party look for this year’s festivities yet, here are some ideas to get you started.

Complexion perfection

(Left: BellaAngeles; Right: FS Features & Shades Two-Way Cake)

Making a statement isn’t always about being flashy or out-there. Sometimes, the biggest statements are delivered with silence and subduedness. This year, instead of sparkles and glitters, go for complexion that’s so perfect, it warrants attention. The goal is to keep it clean, even and on-point. Make sure you have your base covered. Start with a moisturised face and apply a face base that has good coverage and is easy to apply. The FS Features & Shades Two-Way Cake is a great choice. It’s a mineral-based versatile powder that you can use wet or dry. Aside from it being long-lasting, it also has SPF35+ PA+++ for sun protection.


(Left: FS Features & Shades Single Eyeshadow; Right: BiancaMagsino)

Let the eyes have it — and by “it” we mean attention. Instead of putting the colour red on your lips, why not apply it on your eyes? Create a smokey eye look with a unique pop of colour. Start off with how you usually do a smokey eye look, but instead of just black or brown, pop on a rich red on lids or the crease for a sultry touch. The FS Features & Shades Single Eyeshadow in Ruby Stone is just what you need for this kind of look. The marriage of terracotta and fiery ruby hues results in a decadent warm shade that’s mesmerising to look at.

Get cheek-y 

(Left: margasayson; Right: FS Features & Shades Powder Blush)

Don’t just put colour on your cheeks for dimension, make them the centre of attention. This year paved the way for the rise of many seemingly unusual trends that are actually super gorgeous. One of those is draping. To achieve this look, simply think: strategically over-applied blush. Instead of just focusing on the apples of your cheeks, take the colour up to your temples. For an ethereal sun-kissed glow, use the FS Features & Shades Powder Blush in Nude Peach. The product is easy to blend and lasts a long time.

Get the staples for these holiday-ready looks here.


Let's face it, you're already at that age where saying your Christmas gifts are 'love and friendship' isn't going to cut it anymore. But we get it, at the same time your working budget is also not proportionate to the number of lady friends and families that you want to give gifts to. 

You don't wanna look cheap but you can't exactly afford extravagant gifts either. So what's the solution? Give affordable gifts that look luxe. Here are our top five thoughtful gift suggestions that you can consider. 

These Elegant Shoes From Payless 

Christian Siriano Women's Nikolle Low Heel Slide, PHP1,305

If you're thinking of gifting shoes, going to Payless Shoesource is your best bet. They have a good selection of stylish and sturdy shoes that are budget-friendly. We suggest you take a good look at the items from Christian Siriano's line and you'd surely find one that will catch your fancy.

This Classy Jewellery From Avon

(Image Source) Avon Believe In Yourself Bangle, PHP399

This pretty bangle in imitation gold with an inspiring inscription is the perfect gift for your beloved ladies. You can even get one for yourself and go matchy-matchy with your squad.

These Chic-Looking Cushions From THEFACESHOP 

(Image Source) THEFACESHOP Miracle Finish Cushion, PHP1,095

This one is for your friend who wants to try compact cushions but can't seem to let go of her trusty foundation. The sleek and sophisticated packaging is super instagrammable and swoon-worthy, you'd think it's worth more than its actual price.

This Stylish Dress From Uniqlo

(Image Source) Uniqlo Women Chambray Sleeveless Dress, PHP990

Believe it or not, there are budget-friendly stylish and quality fashion choices out there. Go for the classic basics that can be easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion.