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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Holiday Beauty Gift Ideas with Estee Lauder & Origins!

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Can you smell the excitement in the air as we countdown to Christmas? At the recent Origins & Estee Lauder launch held at picturesque Salt & Bar Grill, a few of us bloggers were treated to a tête-à-tête high tea while being the first to preview what's in store. Here are some of the highlights and top picks of the lot!

Origins Make A Difference™ Plus + Collection (S$88)

For our humid weather, this set is just the thing for daily skincare; with the special Rose of Jericho ingreient that helps skin retain a natural reservoir of hydration. Abit of background info: this flower is a “resurrection” plant that can survive after decades of drought and losing 98% of it water content. It returns to life unscathed when hydrated with just a little water! Cell-reviving Trehalose from corn sugar and Sea Haricots help skin to rebound from dramatic dehydration. Oceanic Flora repairs an aging appearance due to UV and environmental exposure. Quench your skin's thirst!

Set consists of:
Make A Difference™ Plus+ Rejuvenating Treatment 50ml
Make A Difference™ Rejuvenating Cleansing Milk 50ml
Make A Difference™ Plus+ Rejuvenating Treatment Lotion 50ml
Make A Difference™ Plus+ Rejuvenating Serum 15ml 

Plantscription™ Anti-aging Set  (S$150)

As I slowly transit into my late 20s, I believe in proper anti-aging care. This gentle cleansing system contains the breakthrough anti-aging ingredient, Anogeissus, a sacred tree that protects collagen and boost skin’s production of fibrillin. Coupled with Oat Protein and Jasmine Flowers to condition and preserve skin's moisture balance. The Plantscription™ Anti-aging face cream potently alleviates 4 signs of aging by diminishing lines and wrinkles, re-plumping skin’s texture.

Set consists of: 

Plantscription™ Anti-aging face cream
Plantscription™ Anti-aging eye cream 
Plantscription™ Anti-aging treatment lotion 
Plantscription™ Anti-aging cleanser

Dr.Andrew WeilforOrigins™NightBright (S$150)

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Bright Skin illuminating collection is one to look out for true whitening and brightening needs. It uses clinically proven plant actives like Rosa Roxburghiiis, to quell melanin-triggering stress and fortifies skin with antioxidants. Licorice Root and White Peony Extract lightens skin to improve one's complesion.  Its Mega-Bright Skin Illuminating Serum has been hailed as the star of  the collection; dramatically reverseing discoloration and prevents skin irritations. Special mention for the latest addition to the system: Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ MegaBright Dark Spot Correcting Night Mask which is specifically formulated alleviate facial discoloration and intercept irritation before it becomes damaged. 

Set consists of: 
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Bright Skin illuminating Treatment Lotion
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Bright Skin Illuminating Moisturizer
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Bright Skin Illuminating Serum
 Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ MegaBright Dark Spot Correcting Night Mask

CozyComforts ($78) - My Value Pick!

This Cozy Comforts set really as what its name says. Its glorious warming scent invigorates you to be ready for that upcoming Christmas party by soothing stiffness and tensions  with Ginger Burst™SavoryBody Wash. Or you can choose Salt Stud™ Foaming Body Wash (with mineral-enriched Dead Sea Salt) to leave skin silky soft while sloughing away dull skin. As a finishing touch,  slather on Ginger Souffle™ Whipped Body Cream, or Smoothing Souffle Whipped Body Cream to layer teh respective scent, for a prolonged  refreshing and lifting experience. 

Set consists of:

Origins Super Star Minis (S$68) - My Star Pick!

If there is one thing I love best, its Orgins award-winning mask range. This travel-sized sets are perfect if you havent already: like the Out of Trouble® 10minute mask to fight break-outs and blemishes thanks to its ingredients of Zinc Oxide and Sulfur, calming Camphor to reduce oil shine, For drier skin, the Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight creamy mask instantly hydrates whilst boosting skin’s delicate moisture barrier. For a weekly deep cleanse, the Clear Improvement® Active charcoal mask unclogs pores with Active charcoal while White China Clay draws out free radicals in the skin. Indulge with Sleep and Origins.

Set consists of: 

Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight mask 
Clear Improvement® Active charcoal mask 
GinZing™ Refreshing Face Mask 
Out of Trouble® 10minute mask 

Let us Glow (S$78)

Get glowing for the festive period with this set that I personally covet! I adore the gelish GinZing™ Refreshing Face Mask (previously reviewed here) which uses plant ingredients like (Coffee beans and Cucumber) and essential oils to rejuvenate tired skin. Begin with Original Skin™ Refining Serum which boosts skin’s cell turnover to return skin’s clarity and luminosity. Then layer with GinZing™ Energy-boosting lightweight moisturizer with ingredients like Olive, Wheat and Barley create a dewy barrier to nourishes and replenish lost hydration;  Smarty Plants™ CC SPF 20 PA++ Skin complexion corrector then evens out skin tone and imperfections for a truly luminous complexion!
Set consists of:
GinZing™ Refreshing Scrub Cleanser
GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream 
Original Skin™ Refining Serum 
GinZing™ Energy-boosting moisturizer

Souffle Trio Set (S$68)

For the bathroom aficiandos, this collection of Origin’s top three fluffy souffle body care is the perfect gift!  Ginger Souffle™ Whipped Body Cream includes skin-nourishing Olive, Grape Seed, Rice Bran and Apricot Kernel Oils  keeps skin hydrated and supple. Gloomaway™ Grapefruit Body Souffle, a rich, body buttering souffle also contains the same ingredients to keep luxuriously moisturised. I found the invigorating scent to be rather long lasting even after application. 

Set consists of:
Ginger Souffle™ Whipped Body Cream 125ml
Gloomaway™ Grapefruit Body Souffle 125ml
Vanilla Body Souffle 125ml

All featured Origins Holiday Gift Sets are currently available at all Origins outlets islandwide. 
Don't miss out popping over at their flagship store at ION Orchard, B3-55/56.

But wait, that's not all! Estee Lauder, the glamorous sister brand has an exciting collective of gift sets got us drooling for more! From skincare, to makeup and fragrances, these goodies will be sure to help bring your best face forward! 

All Night Glamour Collection (S$80) - My Star Pick! 

Put your best face forward with the All Night Glamour Collection! This luxurious gold palette contains pastel, natural looking shades thats great for blending gradient work; and pair your nails and lips with a fresh pink tinges. Don't worry about your makeup running, when you up your game with long-wearing Double Wear Extreme Zero-Smudge Mascara and Stay in Place Eye Pencil! PLUS, you even get this stunning complementary Golden Metallic Embossed Clutch to store all this babies in it!

Set consists of:
Deluxe Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow Compact
Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Blush Creme
Pure Color Gloss in Crystal Baby
Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Blushing Lilac
Double Wear Extreme Zero-Smudge Mascara in Black
Double Wear Stay in Place Eye Pencil in Onyx

Modern Muse Le Rouge Ultimate Luxuries (S$139)
- My Value Pick!

Introducing the sensual new sexy scent to Estee Lauder's line; the Modern Muse Le Rouge. I would best describe this an soft spicy Oriental Floral scent: its top notes are red currant, raspberry, pink pepper and saffron; at the heart is a sweet bouquet of bulgarian rose, may rose, jasmine and magnolia petals; before flowing into a light musk.

Set consists of: 
Modern Muse Le Rouge EDP 30ml
Modern Muse Le Rouge EDP purse spray 4ml
Body Lotion 100ml

Lauder Pleasures for Men Great Start (S$100)

I've got my eyes set on this Lauder Pleasures for Men fragrance range; the scent is a crisp, clean scent that has a slight citrus undertone. For my boyfriend whose in Accounts Servicing, the cologne makes for an fresh, understatement impression. Even comes with a matching Aftershave so your man can layer the scent!

Set consists of:
Cologne Spray 100ml
Aftershave Balm 75ml

Beauty to Go (S$96)

This limited-time collection comes in an exclusive gilded gift box and contains the elegant bottle of BEAUTIFUL fragrance. As pretty as its name;  the scent is a rich medley of Rose, Lily, Tuberose and Orange Flower, which transits into a  fresh citrus before fading into a more warm woody scent. 

Set consists of:
Beautiful EDP Spray 30ml & 4.7ml
Body Lotion 100ml

Global Anti-Aging Set (S$178)

As forementioned, proper anti-aging care is important for ladies of any age; and this global anti-aging set not only gets all bases covered from replumping skin back to its supple state, but also features Estee Lauder's signtaure Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, which is one of the most powerful and much loved product. Perfect for pampering mummy dearest!

Set consists:
Revitalizing Global Anti-aging Creme
New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum 
ANR Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser

Small Wonders (S$60)

I don't know about you, but I have a weakness of perfume miniatures...and how cute is this Small Wonders set?! Take you pick of their best-selling scents from the sensuality of the new Modern Muse to the rich warm cascades of Beautiful. My favourites are the clean, fresh notes of Pleasures (Lilies, White Peonies and Jasmine) and White linen. Rotate each one for the week! 

Set consists of:
Modern Muse EDP, Pleasures EDP, Beautiful EDP, White Linen EDP, Youth Dew EDP

All featured Estee Lauder Holiday Gift sets are currently available at Estee Lauder Counters & at the ION Orchard boutique located at B2-52!

 Thank you Christmas fairies Adeline and Jennifer for having me! 

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