Here Are The Perfect Gifts For Your Extra Hard Working Friends | Clozette


Aside from the daily stress that we go through, the holidays pose a different kind of mind-bending. There are just so many things to list down and so many errands to accomplish. But we say take the season as a reminder to give yourself a break and perhaps also gift someone else a reminder to take a break. So to ease your stress, and to help you to remind others to do the same, here are some gift ideas that inspire a more relaxed routine (and lifestyle).


A pair of sneakers


SGD169/~USD123


There's nothing quite like going for a run or a walk to ease your mind from all the stress you've gotten during the workday. With a pair like this from New Balance, your friend will not only remember to move more often but also look stylish during the process.


A daily ritual kit


SGD49/~USD36


We all follow rituals to help ease the stress we tend to get on a daily basis. For some, it's visiting a place that calms them. For others, it's following a beauty routine. If you have a friend who belongs to the latter group, this Daily Ritual Kit from Kora Organics is just the right present. It contains a cleanser you can use to ward off the remnants of a busy day with, a face mist you can use to freshen up mid-day and a moisturiser to nourish your skin after a long day's work.


A soothing scent


SGD100/~USD73


Setting the mood through scents is an underrated practice. How a room smells can greatly affect how you feel and how clear your mind can be. So for a friend who's hustling all day thinking about the next big move for the company, a calming scent that transports them to a place of tranquility is a must. The Chai Candle from Byredo is the perfect pick because of its warm and enveloping smell, which is inspired by the scent creator's memories of childhood.


Comfy sleepwear



There's nothing quite like drifting off to dreamland wearing a comfortable piece of sleepwear that seems to be hugging you to sleep. Give your friend the gift of good dreams and soft sleepwear with these fluffy sets of pyjamas from 6ixty8ight.



A spa treatment




If relaxation's the question, a trip to the spa is the answer. Treat your friend (and yourself) to a rejuvenating session at a spa. From massages to nail treatments, find a beauty activity you want to share with your friend on Vaniday and wave the stress away.

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The worlds of fashion and beauty are always abundant with fun happenings. Case in point: these tidbits we gathered. Here's your weekly dose of news.


Beyonce to buy out her brand?



As you may know, Beyonce has an athleisure brand created in partnership with Topshop called Ivy Park. But since Topshop hotshot Philip Green has been embroiled in a harassment case, there have been rumours that Beyonce is buying out her brand from the British company. No confirmation yet, but we're holding our breath for a resolution.


Blending makeup with a pancake?



Just when we thought we've seen it all — from cellphones to that part of a man's body — here comes another material used for makeup blending that just isn't right. Riverdale actress Camila Mendes was caught on video using... wait for it... a pancake — we're serious! — to blend her foundation in between takes. Well, it goes without saying that we will not try this trend but we assume that the sponge-like texture of the pancake does make for a good blender substitute.


Weed you try this?



Cannabis has been used for skincare and haircare products before, and more recently for mascara. But now we're moving on to colour makeup as Melt Cosmetics has just unveiled its Smoke Sessions Collection. And yes, the products in the line, which include an eyeshadow palette and a few lipsticks, are infused with weed. 

Cardi B x Fashion Nova



Cardi B has released her much-awaited collaboration with Fashion Nova over the weekend. The bad news is it's already sold out. Inspired by her favourite fashion designers, the clothes are meant to be affordable versions of what you may see on runway shows.


Check here to see what you may have missed earlier this week.


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Famed for sparkling blue waters, soft white sand and breathtaking Instagram-worthy views, Bali is the place to be if you need a retreat from the realities of life. But when you take your attention away from the horizon to peer into glass windows in the long stretch of shopping districts in the area, you’ll find that the Balinese have a bustling fashion world that beckons to be discovered. 


Paulina Katarina



The brainchild of two sisters, Surya Paulina and Ratna Katarina, the brand offers an array of feminine and sophisticated silhouettes that will take you from day to night without a hitch. Aside from their main collection, Paulina Katarina also has the Archipelago line, which embraces Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage, focusing on different textiles and prints.

The Bali Tailor



Handcrafted by talented local artisans, this brand brings you a variety of goods that reflect the customer’s personal style. They’re all about making a person feel good rather than keeping up with the current trends. If you’re lusting for leather, The Bali Tailor is the place to be.

Lulu Yasmine 



Lulu Yasmine is all about flattering women of all shapes and sizes. Inspired by travel, a touch of Parisian chic and a bohemian lifestyle, anyone who’s into the concept of ‘eat, pray, love’ is likely to love their designs as they are made for both comfort and elegance.

2.1.6. Boutique



This stylish boutique offers an enticing array of wares ranging from woven mules and wrap linens to sparkling bits of jewellery and stunning eyewear to finish off the look. They also have swimwear and skincare — yes, everything you need from head to feet.


Lily Jean 



Unlike other brands, Lily Jean doesn’t like to play by the rules. Creating collections that utilise high-quality fabrics and putting timeless styles above all else, this brand is one to keep in your back pocket when you need to switch from a chill day at the beach to a night out on the town.



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