5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Beauty-Obsessed Friends

There are only a few weeks left until Christmas, which means it’s time to start thinking about presents! But what do you buy for your most savvy and stylish friends?

Whether you’re thinking about purchasing something small and special, or pulling out all the stops – we’ve got something for all friends and all budgets.

 

For The Skincare Guru

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Skincare routines don’t always have to be lengthy and complicated. The Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream can be used for everything – from being used as a makeup primer or an eye cream, to treating dry skin and soothing razor burns. It’s also made from 100% natural ingredients and cruelty free.

 

For The Social Butterfly

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For the friend whose calendar is always packed with parties, dinners and more, treat them to Aesop’s Tacit Eau de Parfum. With notes of lemon and yuzu balanced with earthy undertones, this is a delightfully subtle scent that serves as a perfect contrast to whatever crazy antics the night may hold.

 

For The Makeup Maven

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Anyone who knows anything about makeup has witnessed the impact and huge popularity of Fenty Beauty’s debut. So, any makeup bag would be incomplete without at least one product from the collection – we’d recommend Rihanna’s stunning Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette.

 

For The Jet Setter

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It’s a well-known fact that the atmosphere inside air cabins seriously dehydrates your skin – Tony Moly’s sheet masks nourish your skin and provide a barrier against the dry air. They’re easy to pack, and with 11 varieties to choose from, these are a must-have in everyone’s carry-on.

 

For The ‘Becky With the Good Hair’

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Your friend will never have a bad hair day again, thanks to Ouai’s Morning After Kit. With Rose Hair & Body Oil, Dry Shampoo Foam, and a Finishing Crème, this simple three-step routine will revitalise your tresses – so they can keep partying all through the holiday season.

I Stopped Using Dating Apps For A Year. This Is What I Learned.

I am not ashamed of meeting someone through a dating app.

In fact, I fell head over heels and had an ‘almost relationship’ with the first guy I talked to on Tinder. We had a tumultuous and toxic relationship and I have no regrets. I still find a way to sneak his name into conversations he has no business being in and if I had a chance to do it all over again, I would. So, yeah. I’ve made my point – I’m all for dating apps.

But after being on it for as long as I have, you tend to miss the traditional way of being courted or starting a conversation with someone. There’s nothing charming about ‘Yeah, I swiped right and we hung out’ after several tries.

There are pros and cons, obviously. I mean it’s nice to meet men you would never end up meeting in “real life”. But it’s not really nice to feel like you’re really having a good time with someone only to see a new Tinder notification message pop up on his phone.

F***k it, I thought. I uninstalled the app and made a deal with myself that I will not resort to it no matter how lonely I get.

So, if you’re looking for a Cinderella-esque happy ending where I meet someone across the room and he walks up to me and asks me out and we have an amazing first night together and now I am picking out wedding invitation designs, you are wrong. Here’s the brutal truth:

#1 Guys on dating apps and real life are pretty much the same
If you think good, respectful and worthy men live on a magical island only accessible by a boat that you’d have to sell your leg and arm to get on then you must be outta yo’ mind. Get real, people. We are all swimming in the same pool. That guy you’re eyeing from across the bar probably has Tinder, Bumble, OK Cupid and Christian Mingle on his phone. And based on an experience I can’t seem to erase, a guy you met by chance is capable of doing the same douchey things as the guy you met on a dating app. Nobody is safe.

#2 It’s not the same out there anymore
This goes for girls and guys. Nobody approaches anybody anymore. We all hide behind our screens. We all would rather swipe or double tap on a photo than walk up to a stranger we are attracted to. I get it, real life rejection is tough. But you know what’s also tough? Ghosting. Waiting for a text that’s never going to come. But that’s the easier and less painful option so we do it. It sucks, but it’s true.

#3 You might relapse and that’s ok
Sometimes you prefer to stay in your nasty a** jammies and binge watch Netflix all night until a Meg Ryan movie inspires you to find true love but you can’t be bothered to get out of bed so you pull out your phone and start swiping. The struggle to be dating-app free is real. It’s just so much easier to meet people without having to look like a reasonable human being. I think it’s ok to relapse. Delete and re-download as much as you’d like, I say.

#4 You deal with a lot less bulls**t from men
All those nights you spent waiting for them to text back, arguing with them about things you didn’t know you could argue about, and wondering when you will see them are all going to vanish. You’ll have so much free time from all the dating drama you’ve escaped that you’ll pick up a new hobby you never thought you’d be interested in. Now doesn’t that sound nice?

#5 You might or might not fall in love
I suppose this article would be more inspiring if I had found someone to call my own without technology’s help. I’m sorry to disappoint but I didn’t. I did not get into a relationship. I did not fall in love with someone. I did not meet Prince Charming. But, I did worry less, I travelled more, I met interesting people along the way, I was 101% focused on my work, and I can confidently say I was really happy with myself. That’s what I learned and that was OK.

 

5 Things You’ll Want From Dior’s 2016 Holiday Look

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Dior Splendour Colour Collection is here and it’s even more stunning than we anticipated. Filled with colours that are suited for the holidays, every single item comes in its own fabulous packaging and is ready to help you look your best at that Christmas party:

5 COULEURS SPLENDOR – With delicate tones of pink, mauve and violet surrounding a champagne gold, the eyeshadow palette will brighten your eyes this festive season.

PRESTIGE LE NECTAR DE TEINT – Get flawless complexion with a touch of natural glow when you apply this to your skin. Thanks to its Pearl of Petal complex in its formula, you’ll find your skin restored to its natural plumpness.

DIORBLUSH SPLENDOR – Suited for any skin tone, the apricot shade of Diorblush Splendor will give anyone an enhanced natural blush.

DIORIFIC SPLENDOR – What’s a Christmas look without some added glow. The Diorific Splendor is great for highlights and subtle contouring!

DIORIFIC MATTE FLUID – Dress up your lips in style with the Diorific Matte Fluid. Available in four colours that’s suited for the holiday season, you’ll find yourself making a statement everywhere you go!