Every girl knows (and loves!) ghd. The iconic British brand has been taming our tresses for years, and with every new collection it releases, the products just get better and better. So, who wouldn’t have it top of their Christmas wish list!? Especially with its limited-edition Nocturne Collection recently being launched, we can’t think of a better pressie for your stylish friends. Sure to see any girl through the party season and beyond, these gorgeous new ghd gift sets allow you to create infinite hairstyles without harming your hair.
With results backed by cutting-edge, tri-zone technology®, which will keep the optimum styling temperature 185°C, styling tools like the ghd Platinum® Styler ($2,580) promises 50% less breakage and 20% more shine – meaning you can get ready quickly and carefree! Treating us to more than one goodie this year, the Christmas elves at ghd have been busy creating three other beauty essentials; we’re also huge fans of its Nocturne Collection ghd Contour™ Gift Set ($995), Nocturne Collection ghd Air® Professional Hairdryer & ghd V® Gold Styler Gift Set ($2,680) and Nocturne Collection ghd Flight® Travel Hairdryer ($675) – the styling possibilities are endless!
Read more: Get Perfect Party Hair with These Limited-Edition ghd Nocturne Styling Tools
ghd, www.ghdhair.com/hk,www.facebook.com/ghdHongKong, ghd stocklists here.
Living in Hong Kong, we’re forever battling pollution and humidity, so when it comes to our beauty and skincare products, the last thing we want to be doing is rubbing in more toxins and clogging up our pores with chemicals. Enter, FREAN BEAUTY. Introducing clean and toxic-free beauty products to makeup lovers all over the world, its carefully curated clean products are not only free from nasties, but are also cruelty-free and (majority are) vegan.
A thoughtful gift for all beauty fanatics in your circle, FREAN BEAUTY stocks well known, coveted faves as well as a ton of really cool less-known brands which are perfect for starting the New Year afresh. A couple of our absolute must-haves include: Lily Lolo’s Days of Decadence Collection and Mineral Starter Collection as well as Cedar + Stone Rose Water. New year, new skin?
Sassy Perk: As a little Christmas treat to our Sassy readers, FREAN BEAUTYis offering 10% off all products using the promo code “SASSYXMAS17” upon checkout!
FREAN BEAUTY, www.freanbeauty.com, www.facebook.com/freanbeauty, prices vary between $100 – $500
The beauty industry’s latest obsession has made it’s way to Honkers, and we can’t wait to get our hands on these products in time for Christmas! One hundred percent natural and organic, The Camel Milk Co. HK ethically sources its products from Australia, and is known for a whole host of health benefits. Camel’s milk contains antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that are soothing and ideal for acne-prone skin, psoriasis and for those suffering with eczema.
This ‘White Gold’ contains elastin, Vitamin C (three times higher than cow’s milk!) and lanolin, three ingredients that promise to not only brighten and even the appearance of your skin, but leave it soft, supple and protected from sun damage too. We know a beauty addict or two who will absolutely love these skincare goodies!
Sassy Perk: Send The Camel Milk Co. HK a message via its Facebook page or website and they will send a little Christmas treat which includes: a sample pack of body butter, hand cream and liquid soap.
Read more: Could Camel’s Milk Be the Next Big Beauty Trend?
The Camel Milk Co. HK, www.camelmilkhk.com, www.facebook.com/camelmilkhk, prices range between $60-$220
We’re treated to year-round sunshine in Hong Kong, but with that comes the dreaded humidity and sadly, pollution too. We’re seasoned pros at beating the shine and keeping our skin looking matte, but it can be tricky to find a beauty line that helps our skin to breathe and heal, rather than clogging our pores on a sticky summers day. Well, it’s all changing, girls because mineral makeup is taking over the beauty industry and we are on board!
A really cool gift for makeup fanatics, renowned Swedish beauty line, IDUN Minerals is making waves in the 852 with its light-weight range that is free from nasty chemicals and metals, and instead promoting nourished and healthy skin. Its cult product, the SPF 15 ‘Powder Foundation’ only contains six minerals and has passed stringent dermatology testing to ensure that it is suitable for all skin types, especially highly sensitive skin. We’re also huge fans of its Rich Moisture Serum that gives your skin a welcome boost of hydration using hyaluronic and malic acid as well as Vitamin B3. Delivered in packaging designed by Patricia Gucci (how cool is that?!) these gifts will have your beautiful besties feeling good from the inside out.
Sassy perk: Found the perfect beauty gift? Amazing Nature is gifting YOU to a 10% discount on single items and special prices on gift sets online when using the *code “Xmas2017” upon checkout (expires Thursday, 21 December). You will also be treated to a *complimentary 30-minute makeup session in December!
*Makeup sessions will be held in its TST store and are by appointment only. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about availability and mention that you’re a Sassy reader to book in your date!
Amazing Nature, www.amazingnaturehk.com, www.facebook.com/idunmineralshk, stocklist locations here, prices range between $250-$480
We were so excited to hear that one of our favourite beauty brands, Charlotte Tilbury is making its Asia debut in 2018, that we just couldn’t wait to take a sneak peek at what’s in store us Hong Kongers. The advent calendar conceals 12 best-selling makeup treasures like its Mini Goddess Skin Clay Mask and Matte Revolution Lipstick, and is a spot-on gift for girls who can’t wait until next year for their beauty fix!
Read more: The Best His and Hers Advent Calendars for 2017
Available online from Selfridges for $1,340 plus £25 (approx $260) for shipping to Hong Kong.
Vegan and ethically made with zero animal hair (our kind of beauty product!), KTK Series1 Makeup Brushes have been uniquely designed by international makeup artist, Krystina Te Kanawa for perfect application. Plus, we’re a little obsessed with the rose gold setting!
Available online here, for $1,132
Jo Malone never disappoints with its range of incredible smelling candles, skincare and, of course fragrances. While most of its range is admittedly more on the splurge side, we love that it also gives us the option to gift these indulgent minis. Its silky Grapefruit Body Crème and refreshing Orange Blossom Cologne has this little luxury pinned as the most coveted ornament on the tree!
Available from Jo Malone stores across Hong Kong for $300
Just look at those colours! Every one of these limited-edition NARS shades is bound to create a flawless, wintery makeup look, and we can’t wait to tie a pretty ribbon around this baby. Inspired by Man Ray’s vibrant muse, Ady Fidelin, we’re already concocting the perfect Christmas Day do. On second thought… we may keep this one for ourselves!
Available from Facesss Cosmetic counters (Queensway Plaza and Ocean Terminal) for $500
YSL has launched its Dazzling Lights Edition of its Mon Paris perfume, just in time for all those Christmas soirées and of course, New Year! While the iconic scent remains the same (sweet notes of red berries, pear and creamy white musk and patchouli), this limited-edition accessory has been given a festive makeover. And let’s be honest, you can never really go wrong with a fragrance… especially when the bottle is this sparkly!
Available from YSL Beauté boutiques and counters for $930 (50ml)
Grab a basket and help yourself to fresh‘s ‘beauty bakery,’ these sugar-inspired goodies are too sweet to pass up! Give the gift of smooth, refined and firmer skin this year in a trio that will seriously spruce up your skincare routine.
Available from fresh boutiques & counters around Hong Kong for $475
Imagine opening not just one… but four Naked palettes come Christmas Day. We know, dreams do come true. From the O.G. Naked pallette that started it all to Urban Decay’s newly coveted Naked Heat, forget the turkey, we’re spending the afternoon drinking bubbles are trying out these shimmery shades.
Available from Facesss Cosmetic counters (Queensway Plaza and Ocean Terminal) and Lane Crawford (Times Square, Causeway Bay) for $1,500
Crafted from ‘the finest mulberry silk,’ you know that this is one luxurious Christmas gift! Cotton is out as these pillowcases protect and hydrate your skin, reduce split ends and keep that pesky frizz at bay.
Available from NET-A-PORTER from $530
Feminine and sophisticated, the Rose Goldea Gift Set by BVLGARI is the ultimate luxury gift to give this year. Not only do you get a full size bottle of fragrance but as an added Christmas treat, a sweet-smelling Body Milk, Bath and Shower Gel and Pouch to keep it all together.
Available from BVLGARI counters in SOGO (Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui), Facesss (Ocean Terminal) and Harvey Nichols (Landmark) for $1,355
Benefit‘s packaging is always hard to resit! This fun, retro pouch is set to turn out the hottest makeup looks for the holiday, and it doesn’t disappoint. The essentials include: a full size Precisely, My Brow Pencil, Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter mini, They’re Real! Double the Lip in Nude Scandal fun-size and our fave, They’re real! Mascara in Jet Black fun-size. A winner in our gifting books!
Available from Benefit Cosmetics counters across Hong Kong for $310
Can’t decide on the perfect shade of lipstick for your bestie? Buy all eight! bareMinerals‘ Good as Gold collection is preparing us for all eventualities in a gift set that gives you choices. Go nude or make a statement; these limited-edition mini lipsticks will take you from day to night in a flash. Pucker up!
Available from bareMinerals beauty counters across Hong Kong for $340
An invigorating duo, the Lemon & Lime Body Scrub and Geranium & Grapefruit Body Wash packs a fresh punch, while the Geranium & Grapefruit Body Milk soothes and hydrates dry skin.
Available online or from various locations around Hong Kong for $590
Read more: John Masters Organics: 5 Christmas Gift Sets For Organic Beauty Lovers
Online haircare platform Strawberrynet carry tons of fabulous beauty products that’ll leave your tresses in top-notch condition this winter. Stuff those stockings with this Carol’s Daughter three-piece start kit for a nifty gift that won’t disappoint!
Available from Strawberrynet for $250