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Valentine's Day isn't just about some fancy candlelit dinner or a day full of surprises that you've planned ahead for your partner. It's also a wonderful day to show someone you love how much you appreciate them and how thankful you are for them that they're in your life.

So this coming Valentine's Day, whether you're single or in a relationship, show your friends and family some love by scrolling down for the list of interesting gift ideas!

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Bookworm


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Know someone who is a massive bookie and always up for a good read? Get her Jojo Moyes novel "Me Before You," a heart wrenching story that will surely make the person you’re giving it to bawl their eyes out.

Artsy Fartsy


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Got a friend who loves calligraphy and everything artsy? Abbey Sy’s calligraphy book The ABC’s of Hand Lettering will do the job. Flip through the pages and learn different techniques on how to create awesome and cool calligraphy!


Makeup Aficionado


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Bring that Hollaback Girl and surprise your best friend with Gwen Stefani’s Urban Decay Eye Shadow Palette, which has a range of neutral and bold colours for her to sport during day or night!


Laid Back and Chill


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Treat your sister or your mum to a time of relaxation with a candlelit bath time with a Lush bath bomb that will surely leave her smelling like jasmine.

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With the changing weather, blazing sun, and pollution that we experience every day, our skin goes through so much damage. Recent discoveries even revealed that skin damage is something no one can escape – from nanoparticles that infiltrate the layers of our skin to increased UV exposure from the use of electronic devices!


Climate Change Commission Pebbles Sanchez and dermatologist Dr. Ada Bautista chat with Pond's Girl Iza Calzado about skin damage, as well as skincare recommendations

Our skin is beaten up every day, and sooner rather than later, it’s going to take a toll on our complexions.

Luckily, this year, Pond’s is bringing its groundbreaking and personalised skincare solutions to every Filipina by opening the Pond’s Institute; where beauty meets science. From Tokyo, Madrid, New York, Shanghai, and now Manila, the Pond’s Institute will offer a number of services that will cater to every Filipina’s needs.


Within the institute is a Skin Analyzer that you can use to learn more about your specific skin concerns. Once you have your results, you can get your own customised skincare regimen from the Pond's Beauty Advisers present! The journey to healthy, radiant skin has never been so easy and fun! 


And you will surely love all the products they have to offer! As the number 1 face care brand in the Philippines, Pond’s offers a wide range of products from their Age Miracle and Firm and Lift line that increases skin’s elasticity and collagen renewal, to their White Beauty collection which prevents dark spots from occurring and features an SPF to protect your delicate skin from the sun! So what are you waiting for? The Pond's Institute opens this February, and is open to everyone until June 4, 2016!



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Visit the Pond’s Institute at 5th Avenue Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Philippines starting this February until June 4, 2016!
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Makeup is fun – it’s expressive, bold, loud, classy, and everything in between, so you shouldn’t feel like you’re limited to just neutral shades! Start going outside of your comfort zone with bold colours and you'll see how fun it actually is! 

For this season, break away from browns, blacks, and nudes and add a splash of colour back into your makeup looks! But if you don’t know where to start, just keep reading below for the 4 makeup products that will definitely brighten up your MOTDs!

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Fuchsia Lipstick


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Who can say ‘no’ to fuchsia lipstick? Its blue-based hot pink hue wonderfully complements all skin tones! So if you want to rock this shade, go for NARS Audacious lipstick in Michiyo! It will give you maximum pigmentation with one swipe and will stay on for hours!

Neon Nail Polish


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Nails are part of an MOTD? Of course! Never forget your slender fingers and put some life back into them with Clio’s Nail Styler nail polish! This highly pigmented polish comes in a variety of bold and neon colours for extra fun every day!


Pastel Eyeshadow


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Don’t feel constricted with ready-made eyeshadow palettes because you can make your very own! Change up your eyeshadow game by opting for some pastel shades to give you that innocent, nymph-like vibe. And with Inglot’s Freedom System palettes, whether you want 2 or 40 shades, you will be able to make your own fairy-themed palette! 


Green Eyeliner


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Coloured eyeliner is not unheard of, but it's still a rare sight to see. So start giving your feline flicks a twist by sporting them in a green hue! The Benefit They're Real Gel Eyeliner Pen in “Beyond Green” will complement all eye colours because of its olive undertone, while its gel formula will ensure that it never smudges, flakes, or disappears!

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How will you add colour to your MOTDs? Tell us in the comment section below!

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