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  • 7 Gifts You'd Want to Buy For Yourself, According To Pinay Moms

    Go ahead, buy that something you’ve always wanted as a gift from you to you!
    by Elaine Carag-Calderon .
7 Gifts You'd Want to Buy For Yourself, According To Pinay Moms
PHOTO BY courtesy of Dr Kong, Uniqlo, and BLK Cosmetics
  • It’s officially six days ’til Christmas! The holiday frenzy is about to reach its climax, so you’re probably working overtime to complete your list (that's if you haven't already wrapped gifts for everyone!).

    It’s not easy making sure your hubby’s, kiddos’, friends’, family’s, and everyone else’s wish lists are fulfilled — and you might just be forgetting another person that deserves your gift, too: you!

    You’re so used to thinking of and fulfilling everybody’s wishes, it’s just easy to overlook your own. Well, you’ve earned it and you should definitely give yourself a gift this Christmas!

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    If you have yet to sit down and write your own “All I want for Christmas is…” list, take inspiration from these moms who already have. You might just find something that you like to add to your wishes, too!

    Lipsticks

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    For Christmas, Czarina Sibucao, 25, has her eyes on lipsticks.

    This season is actually the best time to invest in beauty products because most brands come up with affordable gift sets for the holidays. Get your hands on BLK Cosmetics’ Soft Matte Mousses — one of their best formulas! — in this limited edition Little Luxuries set with mini versions of four beautiful lip shades. This is a real steal for its price. Plus, it’s the best way to find your best shade while also being able to experiment with different ones!

    A new bag

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    “I just want a new bag!” says Krystel Cristobal, 33.

    Who doesn’t? We often carry everything but the kitchen sink on our hands and shoulders, so it’s important to look good while doing it. This particular bag is roomy, stylish, and versatile—a triple whammy! With this, you can complete your look with plenty of room to spare for some of your baby’s or even your husband’s stuff. The detachable and adjustable strap is a plus!

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    A new dress

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    “I’d probably buy myself a new wardrobe,” shares Melissa Dizon, 26. “It would most probably be from Uniqlo. Ha ha!”

    If you’re a fan of the Japanese brand’s quality basics, go a little out of your comfort zone and browse through their more adventurous pieces. This dress from the recent collaboration with Finnish design house Marimekko will last you way beyond the holidays.

    Vanity mirror

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    “I’m currently renovating our room, so I’m looking for a vanity mirror,” says Grace Foronda, 49. “I also want to DIY a new makeup vanity!” says Roxanne Chiu-So, 35.

    A good vanity table is essential to any woman, the mirror being a crucial part of the whole setup. Whether you take your time in the morning to get ready or you’re up and out in 15 minutes flat, a good mirror with LED lights will help you finish your routines much faster.

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    Spa treatments

    On the list for Rocelle Maningat, 33, is a spa day. “A massage, manicure, pedicure...the works!” she says.

    Head over to the nearest spa for a whole day of uninterrupted Me Time. Naya Boutique Spa in Quezon City offers complete pampering under one roof. Get a  Serene Escape for two hours including a 60-minute Naya Signature Thermal Massage and Soothing Lavender Scrub. To top it off, end the day with the Express Total Package inclusive of manicure, pedicure, foot spa with foot and leg massage. Serene Escape and Express Total Package, Php2,188, Naya Boutique Spa

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    Eyeshadow palette

    PHOTO BY courtesy of Sephora Philippines

    “I’ll definitely get the eye shadow palette I’ve always wanted,” says Bernice Labad, 25.

    Christmas is a time for indulging, so it’s the perfect time to buy something you would normally pass off as a luxury. After all, you can make the most out of these gorgeous neutral shades! The beauty of this palette is there are colors for everyday, but also ones that will come in handy when you need extra sparkle for the holiday festivities.

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    White sneakers

     

    PHOTO BY courtesy of Dr Kong Philippines

    On the list for Karla Velasco, 27, is a new pair of shoes.

    Whether you’re running around after a toddler or running errands on weekends, a stylish and comfy pair of shoes is a must for any mom — and this pristine pair of white sneakers from Cat Arambulo’s collaboration with Dr. Kong Philippines will go well with practically anything. If you’re looking to splurge, this pair is worth the investment!

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