Last minute gift ideas for the ladies in your life

It is Christmas Eve tonight, and if you’re like me, you’re still doing your last minute shopping. I usually start my shopping way early, but I somehow always, always end up forgetting to buy a present or two and its usually for the ones closest to me. Thankfully, I still have today to shop!

And I’ve come prepared! I already did my research last night and found some great items to give the special ladies in your life (your girlfriend/wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, etc). Usually these are the most difficult presents to buy, but with this guide you’ll be sure that your gifts will be loved and appreciated. Check these out.

1.) NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Color and Gifting Collection – this limited edition collection was created in the spirit of Guy Bourdin, one of Francois Nars’ heroes in fashion. The collection is bold, uncompromising and high-impact–this makes a perfect gift for the fashionable, stylish woman in your life.

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Crime of Passion (shades include Deep Throat Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, Jezebel, Naiade, and Pandora Eyeshadows, Deep Throat Blush and Laguna Bronzing Powder (P2,650); Fling (shades include Dolce Vita Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Baroque Mini Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil, Roman Holiday Lipstick, Damage Lipstick, and this adorable Keepsake Lacquered Lip Case (P2,450); Beautiful Stranger (shades include Lost Red, Shameless Red, Dance Dance Dance, and Manosque Nail Polishes) P1,650.

2.) LUSH Christmas Specials – this year’s range has seen some new developments: the replacement of plastic glitter with agar jelly stars and shapes and edible lustres, and working towards removing preservatives completely. Choose from the colourful holiday range of soaps, bath fizzes and bubble baths (it contains year-round popular fragrances so no need to worry about the scent) to a specially designed knot-wrap designed by Vivienne Westwood herself, for the eco-friendly/health-nut lady.

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Snow Fairy Sparkle (P375) snow fairy fragranced sparkle in a bar; Father Christmas (P275) bath fizz in a fresh, uplifting scent (turns water from bright red to vivid green); Magic Wand Bubble Bar (good for 10 bubble baths) (P375); Mr Punch soap with a fruity punch scent (P295). 

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Vivienne Westwood limited edition 100% organic cotton climate knot-wrap (this can be worn as a headscarf or neckerchief) in light pink and camel. Btw, this also triples as a stylish alternative to gift wrap so you can wrap your soaps in here! This helps reduce waste from Christmas paper.  

3.) LAURA MERCIER Holiday 2013 Gift Sets – choose from their luxurious Bath & Body line (their scents are Almond Coconut Milk, Ambre Vanille and Creme Brûlée–these smell amazing), Votive Candles, Portable Palettes, Lip Glace and Travel Brush sets. This is perfect for the girl who needs to relax and unwind.

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Laura Mercier Body & Bath Luxe Quartets: includes Honey Bath (with mini wooden dipper), Body Scrub, Souffle Body Creme, and Candle) P3,250; Luxe Signature Candle: Warm Roasted Chestnuts P1,950; Colour-To-Go Portable Palette for Eyes, Cheeks & Lips (Natural Nudes) P2,650.

4.) STILA Holiday Sets – these look really cool–their makeup is packaged like vintage art materials! They carry pretty much every makeup set: multicoloured eyeliners, different eyeshadow palettes, colour balms, lip glaze, you name it! A great gift for the artsy gal who also loves makeup.

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Kitten Set (this is Stila’s iconic shade: Kitten) comes with a Deluxe Eyeshadow, Silk Shimmer Gloss, Deluxe Lip Glaze and Deluxe All Over Shimmer Duo (P3250); Art of Fine Line Stay All Day Waterproof Liners (P2,750); Color Me Pretty Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Palette (P845). 

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