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What to give the beauty-obsessed

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What to give the beauty-obsessed

If you think getting gifts for a “beauty girl” is easy, think again. Sure, you can get her lipstick — if you want to risk betraying your own lack of understanding of beauty, or how little you actually know her. Beauty, makeup, and skincare in particular, is personal, and a matter of preference, hiyangan and mood. While your beauty-obsessed friend will most likely appreciate your gesture, she won’t necessarily love the gift. She knows too much and has too much already. Your best course of action is to just give up trying to understand the difference between bronzer from contour altogether and just get her one of these:

Neal’s Yard Remedies Prepare for Bed

Anybody who appreciates beauty and wellness knows the importance of good sleep. This set from Neal’s Yard Remedies, which includes Remedies to Roll essential oil blend in Relaxation, and their bestselling Goodnight Pillow Mist, will give them the beauty sleep they need. Available at Rustan’s.

Jo Malone Orange Bitters

There’s something festive and fiery about citrus scents that make them perfect for colder months. A dash of sweet orange, a burst of ripe mandarin, and a splash of bitter citrus mixed with sandalwood and amber makes up this warm winter cocktail.

Available at Jo Malone stores.

Benefit x Solique

Perfect nude nails are the most difficult to achieve — give her the gift of options with these Benefit x Solique Holiday set, which includes three nudes, a base and top coat, and one glitter polish to ring in the New Year. Available at Benefit stores.

Estée Lauder Repair + Renew

Cult favorite ANR (Advanced Night Repair) comes in travel-size versions in this holiday set, which includes the Advanced Night Repair 50ml, Micro Essence 30ml, and New Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex 5ml. Trust us: this will definitely do. Available at Rustan’s and Estée Lauder counters.

A trendy new scent

There are many options in the fragrance department that will make great gifts (just make sure she or he is not allergic). Classic scents from Gucci, Lacoste, Boss and Charriol will always have a place in any beauty addict’s cabinet. All are exclusively distributed by Rustan Marketing Corporation and available at department stores.

Chanel No. 5 L’Eau Red Edition

Buy for the ruby-red bottle, stay for the iconic scent. It’s the first time that No.5, known for its clear glass bottle designed by Mademoiselle Chanel, is seen in a mass-dyed red glass. Also available are exactly 55 red Baccarat crystal bottles for a collector’s edition of Chanel No. 5 Parfum 900 ml. Available at Rustan’s.

Mojito Shower Gel

When in doubt, go for impact. Something to add to your friend’s self-care routine: Mojito and Piñacolada Shower Gels for those extra-stressful days. Let her have her mojito and bathe in it, too. Available at Beauty Bar.

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