She spent last night—and the night before that, and the night before—enjoying the pulsating beats and extensive drinks lists in some of the metro’s top nightlife destinations. She’s the one you can trust to update you regarding the newest hotspots, and those that aren’t quite happening anymore. You love being with Miss Life of the Party, who literally parties like it’s the end of the world, but sometimes you get worried: For her skin (the late nights take their toll on her skin), her schedule (too much partying can mess it up, you know)—and, more than anything, you want to help make sure that she looks her gorgeous best always.
Here are practical and highly functional gift ideas for your favorite party girl (or girls!):
Party girls (and women in general, especially those who are more exposed to fatigue-inducing situations like lack of sleep, stress, and pollution—hello, smoke fumes) wouldn’t have to worry about dull, dry skin anymore: Two to three drops of the Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate (P2,895 at SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall, SM Mall of Asia, and Alabang Town Center) daily, made of a highly concentrated blend of 100% natural origin ingredients guarantee them re-energized and radiant skin all day and all night long.
For her off days or moments, a comfy pair of sandals will provide a much needed breather from the workout she gets from wearing heels. These handcrafted, neutral-hued Annie & Lori Crostini Sandals (P1,699 at 2/F Eastwood Mall and www.ava.ph) are utterly timeless and simply elegant from all angles—guaranteed to level up her chicness even if she’s just chilling out in a laidback ensemble.
She’s so into smoky eyes—be her beauty guardian angel and introduce her to this polished yet sexy makeup technique: Glossy lids. It’s a 10-second routine gamechanger that lends that coveted doe-eyed appeal. Product to try: M.A.C. Studio Eye Gloss in Pearl Varnish (P1,430 at Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s, and TriNoma).
Miss Life of the Party has got a whole closet of headturning ensembles—but she’ll always have room for yet another little black item like this Dorothy Perkins High Neck Sleeveless Tunic (price upon request at SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall and New Glorietta). It’s versatile and can be glammed up or dressed down, it’d be no wonder if it becomes a favorite of hers quick.
This year saw strobing give contouring a run for its money, but we say, why make party girl choose if she can have the best of both worlds with the Michael Kors Bronzer in Glam Beam (P2,350 at Bonifacio Central Square and Rustan’s)? A sweep here and there will give her a luminous, deep, coppery glow that will surely get her noticed in any party she goes to, without her even trying.
Just one of these Itoya Color Chart Bag Hangers (price upon request at Powerbooks and National Book Store) will save her from worrying about where to put her bag when she heads to a party right after work (yes, because it’s too big and the club is too crowded).
A lipstick, lip gloss, and lip balm in one, the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Naughty Naïve (P1,615 at Rustan’s, Essenses Power Plant Mall, and SM Mall of Asia) is a hardworking beauty must-have for the low maintenance party girl. Its special formulation plumps up your pout for a sexier vibe while taking good care of it, in a size that can so easily fit into the tiniest of clutches.
To get noticed in dimly lit, crowded clubs, it’s important to level up your makeup. Expressive eyes are a surefire way to get noticed, so arm Miss Party Girl with this handy beauty weapon du jour: The Maybelline Hypercurl Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara (P199, at The SM Store, Watsons and The Landmark), which has a long-lasting formulation of up to 24 hours and four times volumized curl.
She wants to have fun—and actually has a lot of fun with her daring ways—but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t like keeping her life and schedule organized. Help her keep track of everything in style by sending the Kate Spade Medium Agenda (price upon request, Powerbooks) her way (the cover quote is also a wonderful homage to her vibrant personality).
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Illustration and images by Jana Jimenez.