03 January 2016

Gift voucher ideas | Post Christmas gift

WOW! I can't believe that Christmas is over. Jeez!! It feels like yesterday when I celebrated Christmas in Adelaide with my family. In the blink of an eye, it's Christmas again & we have already welcomed 2016. It is so surreal, don't you think so? 

Well, I know there's people who haven't stop shopping since Melbourne just had a massive BOXING DAY SALE. Boxing day falls on the 26th of December. I am certain that some of you out there had gift vouchers given as a Christmas present. So, I decided to incorporate some ideas so that you can utilise your gift vouchers. This post can be used as a guide to buy any of these products if you receive a gift card from Mecca/Sephora/VS/Myer/DJ. I will be honest though, this is a beauty blog.... So, the products will be pretty much all beauty related: D

Gifts for perfume lovers;

You can never go wrong with any body mist from Victoria Secret. Pure DayDream is described as bright blend of fresh pearl orchids and pink currant. I would describe the scent as a floral & fruity scent mix together. The mist is not too overpowering and when you spray it on, the scent diffuses to thin air, which makes it bearable and not too strong :) This can be found at any VS Store in Melbourne. Retail for 2 body mist for $30.  

Flora by Gucci - Gorgeous Gardenia is described as a perfume for optimistic, charming & romantic women. The scent has few notes, which comprises of divine red berries, juicy pear, white gardenia, frangipani flower, patchouli & brown sugar. Just by describing the scent it makes me want to eat the perfume (jkjk). Retail for $35 

Gifts for Candle Lovers;  

This is not your typical bath & body works candle whereby only people in Sydney can get their hands on it. Hence, I decided to support our local candle maker. Introducing Hart Co . I often walked past the store for my gym sesh. It is located in Melbourne Central Ground floor near Dangerfield. The smell is just ah-maaazziing!! This is a limited edition scent from the company HartCo ~ Hazelnut Vanilla? Man! You need to smell the candles in-store. I am certain you WON'T have any regrets! This candle has a good throw when you burn the candle.

Gift packs from Sephora Australia;  

it Cosmetics Naturally PRETTY Limited Edition gift pack is definitely a must have for it's value! The pack comes with 6 eyeshadows, ranging from matte-pearl & a deluxe size of the mascara. The eyeshadows are so buttery. The size of the palette is decent enough to travel with and it won't take much of your makeup space :)  Retail for $39 

Tarte Cosmetics Limited Edition Bling it on blush palette is a must have if you're a fan of their individual blushes. It has 5 Amazonian 12hr Clay blushes. Retail for $65

Gift packs for the new beginners;

Too Faced Natural Matte Palette is ideal for anyone who’s new to the makeup world.  You can't go wrong with matte eye shadow as it is a pretty versatile palette when comes to application. You can either use it on the crease/outer corner of the eye or you can use the eye shadow for a matte eye makeup look (You know the classy kind of look like Audrey Hepburn?).  It comes in 9 stunning matte eye shadow shades. Retail for $53.

Laura Mercier Indiscretion Face Illuminator is an illuminating powder where most people would use it to highlight their cheekbones, under the brow & Cupid’s bow. It has a gorgeous gorgeous rose gold coppery frosted colour with attention to detail on the surface of the powder itself - like an ocean waves (as usual, I am such a sucker for it's packaging) Retail for $42 

Lipstick Queen in Coral Sinner would be a perfect everyday wear for all skin tones. For me, this is the perfect coral shade without looking too orangey not too pinky.  If you were Asian, you would die after trying coral sinner on! It's BEAUTY-FUL hehe. Retail for $31

Gifts for the eye beauty lover;

Urban Decay Vice 4 Limited Edition is ideal for those who love vibrant colours or for those who are just a palette collector haha. Tell me why wouldn't you want to have VICE 4 in your life? The crack cover design is to die for, don't you reckon? Well, I DO! ;) . IThe eyeshadow comes with 20 vibrant shades and retails for $100.

Too faced Chocolate bar Palette is a cult for all beauty lovers out there. I would say it's a must have in your collection if you have yet to own one. The colours are wearable for everyday use & the pigmentations are fantastic too ~ smooth & buttery ~ Retail for $70

These are some ideas you could get your hands on if you don't own any of them or if you have been eyeing on them for the longest time ever.  What do you think of my picks? What would you pick for yourself? 

I would like to wish each & every one of you a Happy New Year :) xx 

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