What To Gift Your Best Girlfriends This Festive Season | Clozette

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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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What will you give your best friend this Christmas? Share them with us in the comment section below!

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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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Anything else to add in this need-to-know skincare list? Share with us your thoughts down in the comments below!

Learn more about the #MiracleDuo here: www.everydayme.com.my/tag/olay
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Stick foundations have been making quite the wave in the beauty industry lately, mostly brought about by our desire to cut down the time it takes to apply our makeup without sacrificing quality and our desired finish. After all, what is more convenient than having a foundation you can easily tap on your skin, buff and blend, and quickly be done with your base makeup.


The thing with stick foundations though: they have a bad reputation for being overly drying, thick on the skin, and hard to blend. So buying a stick foundation that works for your skin can at times be tricky since skin reacts differently to different formulas.

So what should you look for in a good stick foundation? A smooth formula that glides easily over the skin, great packaging that makes it convenient and easy to apply, a hygienic applicator that is easy to remove and clean, and of course a long-wearing formula that gives a natural and glowy finish. Our choice product of the moment: The Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup.

If you were curious to see if this stick foundation is really worth all the hype, we asked two beauty bloggers from Singapore to give the Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup a try. Here’s what they have to say about this innovative product that every girl should have in her makeup collection.

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Savina Chai
Creative Director & Founder of Eight Slate



“This innovative stick is not only easy to wear but also quick to apply with its One Minute To Go application. Perfect for touch-ups especially in the cab!”

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Rachel Wong
Bloggerati By Nuffnang

“I tried this foundation on the day after I got it because I had a full day planned and I wanted to put it to the test. The texture is a lot lighter than I thought it'd be, which is perfect for me because I don't like having too much product on my face.

It has a glowy finish which is really nice but because my skin gets oily, I used long stay loose powder to mattify it, and it lasted almost the entire day!”

Want to see how the product applies? Watch as Rachel taps, buffs, and blends to flawless skin!



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Have you tried Estée Lauder's latest foundation? Share your thoughts with us below!


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