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Holiday gift sets for your last-minute list

This is holiday-inappropriate, but have you guys listened to The Last Five Years? It's been on a loop ever since I started listening to it last Friday. The songs are in turns incredibly sad and hopeful, but there is beauty to be found in the roller-coster ride that is this contemporary musical about love and its demise. Have a listen one of these days! I love Still Hurting, Goodbye Until Tomorrow/ I Could Never Rescue You, and The Next Ten Minutes. Can't wait for the movie!

Anyway! Today I thought I'd share with you some amazing beauty sets to get you through your last-minute gift shopping spree. These are fool-proof ways to make anyone happy since these sets I feel contain things that everybody needs. They also need minimal wrapping (if at all) since they're packaged in such pretty tins and boxes. Here ya go!

The Happy Skin Served On A Silver Platter (P1,999) is a crowd favorite. It has some of Happy Skin's best sellers: the Shut Up & Kiss Me Lippie in Honeymoon Glow, mini liner in Watermelon, mini Second Skin Cream in 02, Foundation Brush, and the Get Cheeky With Me Blush in First Kiss. Everything comes in a gorgeous macaron-printed tin! All you need is a ribbon to tie it up and it's good to leave under your bestie's tree.

The Burt's Bees From Garden To Hive 2 Set (P1,650) is sure to bring a big grin to body care fans out there. It has the full-sized Extra Energizing Citrus & Ginger Body Wash, Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Coconut Foot Cream, and the Mini Ultimate Care Hand Cream. I mean seriously who won't love this selection? It's also not super expensive considering all the stuff you get!

My favorite in this set is the Cuticle Cream and the Body Wash - it smells so fresh and vibrant! Everything comes in this large lunchbox-like tin case. I'm going to re-use this to house my journals and stationery. 

Here's another Burt's Bees set simply called The Classics (P600). It features mini tins of the Hand Salve, Beeswax Lip Balm, Res-Q Ointment, and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. These products are what made Burt's Bees so famous and well-loved. Gift this to your lola or aunt who love keeping their lips and hands in tip top shape!

You can also give a bath duo like the Serenity Luxury Body Set in Cocoa and Cedar (P550). These smell pretty good, green with a hint of sweetness. It's nice to have on hand when someone unexpectedly gives you something and you didn't plan for it. ;) You can find this set inside Beauty Bar!

I've already written about the Philosophy Holiday Sets before. I recommend the Sending Holiday Wishes Set (P1,995) since the body wash and lotion both smell amazing (think freshly baked, freshly dusted with sugar cookies!) and it has a lip gloss to boot. I guarantee your giftee will smell like sweet pastry from head to toe!

So there you have it. ^_^ I'd love to know of other sets you recommend, or have gotten for your loved ones!

Have a Snappy holiday

Tutorial: Party makeup with Pixy Cosmetics