19 Beauty Stops For Last Minute Christmas Shoppers

Christmas is in a few days and I’ve only bought like two presents. I’m obviously a last minute shopper and if your shopping habits are just like mine, then scroll through the list below to check out where you should go for fab beauty finds:

1. Jo Malone
Why You’ll Like It: The quaint store finally opened in Greenbelt 5 and it’s so elegant! Anything you buy comes packaged in the iconic Jo Malone box (yay for no gift wrapping) and you’re guaranteed to impress whoever you’re shopping for.

Such a pretty store! Read more about Jo Malone's philosophy scent layering here.

Such a pretty store! Read more about Jo Malone’s philosophy on scent layering here.

What To Check Out: Their famous fragrances and the different holiday sets that are available for every budget. The candles are also perfect for your gal pal who just got married or is moving into a new apartment!

Such elegant gift sets—perfect for your guy's mom or the tough-to-impress sister.

Such elegant gift sets—perfect for your guy’s mom or the tough-to-impress sister.

2. Acca Kappa
Why You’ll Like It: The brand is understated, classy, and there’s just an elegance about the craftsmanship of their products. They’ve got stores in Rustan’s and BGC Central, too.

And it's partly because of the new hair tools I'm using: a boar bristle brush from Keratin Complex, my Rowenta 2-in-1 Ceramic Ionic Curling Iron, and a paddle brush from Acca Kappa.

My favorite wooden paddle brush! Click here to read more about my hairstyling secrets.

What To Check Out: Their brushes are fantastic and you’ll feel like a queen whenever you run it through your hair. But my favorite will always be the Muschio Blanco line—I always get compliments whenever I wear this scent!

I'm seriously thinking of getting this for myself, guys. I want the soap and the solid perfume!

I’m seriously thinking of getting this for myself, guys. I want the soap and the solid perfume!

3. Burt’s Bees
Why You’ll Like It: If you’re into beauty products that pride themselves in being 99% natural (on average) and environmentally-sustainable, then this is a brand you’ll definitely want to support. Shop over at Beauty Bar, Estancia, or click here if you want to do it online!

A radiant gift set from Burt's Bees! The pouch is great for traveling, too.

A radiant gift set from Burt’s Bees! They have more sets that range from P795 to P1,495, so there’s something for every budget.

What To Check Out: They have lots of affordable holiday kits, but if you’re only shopping for one thing, make sure it’s a lip product. Considering that women reportedly eat about 7 pounds of lipstick in a lifetime, you’ll be glad that you’re ingesting something that’s practically chemical-free.

Fab stocking stuffers for your Kris Kringle baby. The individual lip balms in holiday packaging are only P225 each.

Fab stocking stuffers for your Kris Kringle baby. The individual lip balms in holiday packaging are only P225 each.

4. The Aivee Clinic
Why You’ll Like It: The reflective crystals and plush interiors in this beauty sanctuary can really help erase all the stress that accumulated throughout 2015. It’s also one of the most trusted derma clinics in town because of their constant innovations in the skin and cosmetic surgery arena.

Here's a peek at the luxurious lobby at the Aivee Clinic Alabang.

Here’s a peek at the luxurious lobby at their Alabang branch. Click here to visit their site and find clinics closer to you.

What To Get: Grab a gift check for your friend who’s in need of some R&R. This way, she can choose whatever service she likes (I reco the Geneo facial) and welcome the new year looking absolutely fresh and gorgeous!

I could spend all day here! It really would be the perfect way to pamper yourself for all the hard work you did in 2015!

I could spend all day here! It really would be the perfect way to pamper yourself for all the hard work you did this year!

5. Benefit Cosmetics
Why You’ll Like It: Their stores always look Instagram-worthy and you won’t get overwhelmed when you’re looking through their displays. I always enjoy reading the fun and witty packaging while testing out their latest products on counter.

This is their newest (and biggest!) store in SM Megamall! So cute, right?

This is their newest (and biggest!) store in SM Megamall! More store locations here!

What To Check Out: Definitely get their 12-Days of Gorgeous Advent Calendar because you’ll get to sample all of their best-sellers for just P2,500. Watch my unboxing below to take a peek at all the goodies you’ll get!

There are SO MANY more lust-worthy beauty products to spy on (even if you’re just “window shopping” for yourself). Check them out after the jump! Continue reading

My Favorite Beauty Finds

Here’s a video review of my fave beauty finds…this month! Some products I’ve talked about in more detail on the blog (find them here and here) and others I haven’t. It’s only my second time to do a video, so I still get a bit nervous. Eeks! I’m just glad I had more fun filming this time around.

I reviewed five products and also shared plenty of tips and tricks on how to use ’em—didn’t realize I’m so daldal (Filipino word for talkative). Watch and leave me a comment if you like any of the products I mentioned, too. Hope you like the video! ♥

Product Lovin’

Because it’s Valentine’s Day, I’d do a quick post about a few products I’m in love with right now—and why I think they can help bring out your inner Aphrodite.

3S Pre-Glued Lashes and Salon Perfect Press-On Lashes are available at Purebeauty.

3S Pre-Glued Lashes are available at beautyandminerals.com and Salon Perfect Press-On Lashes are available at Purebeauty Serendra.

1. Self-Adhesive Lashes
These are falsies that already have glue on them. They’re such time savers! You just need to be extra careful when peeling them off (the band is quite gummy) and don’t stick ’em too close to your lashline either. I accidentally did this and yanked out my real lashes! Ouch! #MyBad

Why It Amps Up The Sexy: Uh, hello. A flirtier gaze? Longer lashes? Yes, please! I’d totally wear these 24/7 if I could.

kisses

Doodling with the Revlon lippies! (SHADES FROM L-R) Vivacious, Demure, Unapologetic, Coy, Audacious, and Shameless.

2. Lip Sticks
Nope, that’s not a typo. I got a few samples of Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm and I’m loving them already! These fat, pencil-like lippies are moisturizing, rich in color, and can double as lipliner, too. There’s a hint of peppermint when you slick it on and the glossy finish is seductive—not sticky. Bonus: They also have Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms (go for Shameless—it’s my fave).

Why It Amps Up The Sexy: Besos, baby. The perfect lippy can make you feel über confident. Combine that with a killer smile and you’re golden.

Check out the new Philosophy store at the Mega Fashion Hall in SM Megamall—totally worth the trip!

Check out the new Philosophy store at the Mega Fashion Hall in SM Megamall—totally worth the trip!

3. Fresh Scents
This week, Philosophy opened up its biggest store in Asia (yay, Philippines!). When I visited, I couldn’t get enough of the Philosophy Pure Grace Spray Fragrance. It’s clean, sensual, and the whiffs of fresh blossoms will draw you in.

Why It Amps Up The Sexy: Heavy perfumes can be too cloying for our climate. I noticed that subtle fragrances usually make people come closer, lean in, and want to breathe in your scent. Just hopefully, in a non-creepy way.

Oh and by the way…

XOXO! Here's a little something from me to you.

XOXO! Here’s a little something from me to you.

What are some of the get-pretty products you’re loving this month? Let me know—I’m super curious to hear what they are. ♥

P.S.
Got a hot date or just want to get all dolled up tonight? Read about my V-Day makeup techniques on bdjbox.com.

Beauty Directory:
3S Pre-Glued Lashes Available at beauty-and-minerals.myshopify.com, Purebeauty Serendra, TriNoma, Glorietta, Alabang Town Center, GLorietta, Crossings Quezon Avenue, and Shangri-La.

Revlon Available at leading department stores nationwide.

Philosophy 2/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall.

Salon Perfect Press-On Lashes Available at Purebeauty Serendra.