More Gift Ideas—Rustan’s Edition!

I’m a lazy shopper. Much to my sister’s dismay (hi, Margaux!), I usually ask her to do it for me. Hehe! She’s been busy lately though, so I just head to one-stop shops—like Rustan’s.

I usually end up at the cosmetics counters, because it's the least stressful for me. So this Rustan's Beauty Addict card came at just the right time!

Whenever I shop, I usually end up at the cosmetics counters. Why? Because it’s the least stressful for me and I know my way around. Good thing this Rustan’s The Beauty Addict Card came just in right time!

This card gives you exclusive discounts from your favorite brands, complimentary products and spa services, and even a raffle entry for every P1,000 purchase (prizes vary per season). It’s only P299 or you can get it for free with every P2,500 you spend at the beauty department. So worth it if you’re a makeup or skincare junkie!

Now, let’s see what the latest beauty finds are at Rustan’s:

Brand To Scout For: Jane Iredale
What To Get: 
The New Starter Kit by Jane Iredale, P2,950. 

The New Starter Kit by Jane Iredale, P2,950.

This travel-friendly kit contains some of the most popular products inside, like the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener, Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, and a Mini Powder Brush.

If you have extremely sensitive skin and don’t like to wear a lot of makeup, then this is a good brand to invest in. Jane Iredale is actually a mineral makeup pioneer (she started the brand in 1994) and is known for her Power of 3 skin philosophy—it’s that all you need for gorgeous skin is (1) your foundation of choice, (2) the corresponding application brush, and (3) her nourishing hydration spray.

The makeup bag is chic and I like that the brush comes with a protector, so it doesn't get dirty. And there's plenty of space for your lipstick, eyeliner, and blush, too!

And they’re all in here! The metallic cosmetic case is chic, has a large mirror on the flap (not seen), and I like that the brush comes with a protector, so it doesn’t get dirty. And there’s plenty of space inside for your other makeup items, too!

Brand To Scout For: Perricone
What To Get: Perricone MD Chloro Plasma, P3,550.

Perricone MD Chloro Plasma, P3,550. It's the first transformative treatment mask that has microcapsules that release chlorophyll upon contact with your skin.

It’s the first transformative treatment mask that has microcapsules that release chlorophyll upon contact with your skin. It smells like delicious peppermint and feels super refreshing on your skin!

I won’t get too technical because I want to do a detailed review of this soon, but here are the basics you need to know: This gel-to-clay mask detoxifies, nourishes, and soothes your complexion with powerful anti-oxidants like Blue Green Algae. When I tried it, I noticed that it’s great for plumping up fine lines—a must to look fresh and fab in all the holiday photos!

You have to massage it over your skin, so that the granules will form a green paste. It smells minty, feels cool, and left my skin noticeably softer. The wrinkles on my hand also lightened, so it's great for plumping up fine lines—a must to look fresh and fab in all the holiday photos!

You have to massage it over your skin, so the granules can melt and form a green paste.  Just leave it on for five to 10 minutes, rinse off with water, and moisturize right after. You’ll immediately notice how much softer and smoother your skin feels!

Brand To Scout For: OPI
What To Get: OPI Wrapped Wild For The Holidays, P995.

It's another collection inspired by No Doubt's Gwen Stefani!

Holla! It’s another collection inspired by No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani! The shades: Rollin’ in Cashmere (it’s a nice, warm gold) and Love is Hot and Coal (a deep, grayish brown).

These nail colors are the perfect accessory for your party dresses. Personally, I love anything Gwen Stefani designs and this is no exception. The chic, leopard print scarf is also a nice touch and it’s perfect for adding a little oomph to your office outfit—especially now that the weather is much cooler.

What do you think of the latest beauty finds at Rustan’s? Are you adding them to your wish list? Leave a comment and let me know! ♥

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