Our Tips On How To Find The Perfect Holiday Present | Clozette

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Giving your friends and family presents during the holiday season is a wonderful experience as you are able to show your love for them through something that will put smiles on their faces! However, the process of finding the perfect present is not an easy thing.

The pressure to impress your loved ones while staying within your budget often looms over you as you shop for them. But since it’s the season of giving, you don’t have to worry about a thing because we’ve got you covered!

So keep reading below as we list down our 5 tips and tricks on how to find the perfect gifts your friends and family will love!

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Set a budget and stick to it


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With all the excitement surrounding the holidays, it’s easy to go overboard when shopping for gifts. Before you head down to any store, make a list of the people you’re gifting this year, set a budget (or spending limit) for yourself, and the most important one of all, stick to it. With all the holiday sales going on nowadays, it won’t be hard to!

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Canvass Stores


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But, that doesn’t mean that you should buy the first thing you see in the first store you enter. Have a look around and try to check out other locations to see which ones offer more affordable prices. It may take more effort, but trust us, when you find a gift that costs less, you’ll be glad that you did it.


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List down the person’s interests


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When you’re having trouble thinking about the perfect gift to give to, let’s say, your sister, simply make a list of all her hobbies and likes. From there, you’ll be able to quickly see what she’s into and what you think she’ll appreciate!


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For example, if your little sister is a diehard K-Pop fan who loves K-beauty makeup, then the perfect present for her would be something from a popular Korean brand, such as LANEIGE’s Milky Way Fantasy Holiday Collection! The collection includes limited edition shades of the famous Two Tone Lip Bar (SGD 34) and Two Tone Shadow Bar (SGD 38), their signature BB Cushion Whitening (SGD39), the highly raved about Water Sleeping Mask (SGD 48), and the Basic Care Moisture Set (SGD 86). Each of these best-sellers are housed in packages that are dusted with twinkling lights against a background of the night sky, which will instantly put a smile on her face.





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Do a little bit of stalking


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If listing down the person’s interests didn’t help, you can always resort to every one’s plan B: light stalking. Check out their social media accounts because a person’s Facebook page and Instagram feed says a lot about who they are. If their profile is full of travelling shots, maybe you can get something that’s related to that!


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Add personal touches


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Whether it’s a handwritten calligraphy note or a sprinkle of your favourite chocolates, adding these small touches will give more meaning to the gift and make it more personal; it will show your loved ones that you really put a lot of thought into it!

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Start decorating your homes with twinkling lights, add a green tree in your living room, and whip out your festive decorations because the holiday season is now upon us. So you better take out your shopping list because ‘tis the season for gift giving!

Now we know how difficult it is to find the perfect present for someone you’re very close to – for example, your best girlfriend who lives and breathes beauty – that’s why we’re here to help.

We’ll be the first to admit that buying a gift for a beauty-addicted BFF is hard; she just wants everything and anything related to makeup and skincare. That’s why uniquely themed holiday collections, like LANEIGE’s Milky Way Fantasy Holiday Collection, will make an excellent present.

The collection includes their best-selling Two Tone Lip Bar (SGD 34) and Two Tone Shadow Bar (SGD 38) in limited edition shades; the BB Cushion Whitening (SGD39); the cult favourite Water Sleeping Mask (SGD 48) in a jumbo size; and the Basic Care Moisture Set (SGD 86). Each product reflects the beauty of the enchanting universe and the youthfulness of the brand through its one-of-a-kind sparkly packaging.



So, still on the fence on whether your BFF(s) will love these? To ease your doubts, we have listed out the reasons why the LANEIGE Milky Way Fantasy Holiday Collection will make the perfect gift for her!

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It has all their top products


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If your best friend hasn’t tried out anything from LANEIGE, these are the ones she ought to start with as they are the brand’s best-selling and highly raved about products. From their moisturisers to sleeping masks to lipsticks, she’ll be getting the best of the best LANEIGE has to offer, and she’ll love you for it!


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Affordable


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For the quality of their products, LANEIGE is really affordable. So don’t be afraid to splurge and show your best friend, the woman who’s been with you through thick and thin, how much you appreciate her with a top-quality gift she’ll never forget!


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Beautiful addition to her collection



In case you haven’t noticed, the packaging for the Milky Way Fantasy collection is gorgeous with its stars and galaxy-inspired colours. Each and every one of them will instantly beautify your best friend’s makeup collection and vanity! We guarantee you she’ll be putting them on display for everyone to see.


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K-beauty MOTDs that are on point



A flawless complexion? Check. Ombre lips? Check. Dewy foundation and gradient eyes? Check and check. There is no doubt the Milky Way Collection has all the essentials your BFF will need to create a K-beauty inspired makeup look! And because she’ll be using the best products to recreate them, she will always look on point for whatever Christmas party or event she attends.

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Experimenting with beauty looks is fun while we’re young. It’s forgivable if we go too bold or overboard with our makeup since it’s all part of our ever-evolving beauty misadventures. However, enjoying this liberty way too much can take a toll on our skin in the long run.

Most of us think that just because we’re a long way from our 40s, our skin will be safe from wrinkles and dark spots. However, aging is more than what we see with the naked eye. Even if we’re careful about our choice of makeup products and try every measure to keep our skin youthful, sometimes it’s just not enough.

So to make sure you get your anti-aging skincare routine on point and be your #BestBeautiful, here’s what you need to know when it comes to skin aging. 

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You should limit washing your face to two times a day



While it’s tempting to constantly wash your face, take note that aging skin shouldn’t be stripped of moisture. Constant washing will eventually dry out the skin, causing more wrinkles and fine lines to appear. Instead, the goal of a good cleansing routine should be towards hydration, firmness, and skin tightening.

So the ideal way to keep that youthful glow is by limiting your face cleansing routine to just two times a day: the start of your day and before you go to sleep. If you want to get rid of excessive oil, blotting paper can do the trick just fine to bring back that fresh-faced radiance.
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Your sleeping habits can accelerate skin aging



During the day, your skin is already battling with factors such as stress and pollution – which over time can affect the firmness of your skin. The only way it can recharge and repair itself is when stress hormones drop to a normal level -- which happens at night when you’re sleeping.

Whenever you pull an all-nighter, your skin is not given enough time to recover, causing it to look dull and dry the next day. So the fewer hours of sleep you get, the faster your skin ages over time. So make sure to squeeze in a rest despite your busy schedule to wake up with a radiant glow.


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Skipping on sunscreen leads to signs of skin aging



One of the most common mistakes we have is thinking that just because we’re walking under the shade, then we’re safe from the sun. But if you skipped on your sunscreen for that reason, think again! The UV rays from the sun actually bounces off surfaces such as cement walls and asphalt, which can damage the skin without you noticing. So if you’ve ever experienced redness and sunburn even if you haven’t been exposed to direct sunlight, this is your answer.

Constant exposure to UV rays eventually lead to premature aging of the skin due to irreversible skin damage accumulated over time. So make sure you never skip applying sunscreen every time you’re out.


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The quality of your diet will show on your skin



Remember those lessons we had back in kindergarten about Go, Grow, and Glow foods? They still come in handy in this day and age! It’s natural for the skin to lose its elasticity over time. But keeping your diet healthy can help retain the plumpness and radiance of your skin. Many fruits and vegetables have vitamins that boost the skin’s healing process.

So help your skin recover from damaging factors by charging up with a balanced meal and keeping your fruits and vegetables on hand. They are not called “Glow Foods” for nothing!


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Too much “skincare” can lead to more damage



Yes. There is such a thing as overdoing your skincare routine. With tons of products like serums, moisturizers, toners, and emulsions available in the market, it’s no surprise that we want to try them all to make sure our skin gets its much needed TLC. But too much skincare that’s not suited to your skin’s needs can actually lead to dryness and even irritation, causing the signs of skin aging to be more prominent.

The best solution? Trim down your skincare routine to a handful of products that will do the job right without overpowering the natural repair process of your skin. Our current skincare love is the Olay Regenerist Miracle duo which consists of the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Night Cream. These overnight miracle skin treatments boost the skin’s natural renewal process by up to 60% and rejuvenates the skin up to 10 layers for a healthier and younger looking glow – and all it takes is just two products.

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Learn more about the #MiracleDuo here: www.everydayme.com.my/tag/olay
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