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Cheat Sheet: Aryanna Epperson's Tried-And-Tested Tips To Ace Your Christmas Shopping!

Cheat Sheet: Aryanna Epperson's Tried-And-Tested Tips To Ace Your Christmas Shopping!

It’s just a few days before Christmas and thinking of presents to give to your friends, officemates and loved ones can add to the stress of the season. And while you’re making a list and checking it twice, one of our favorite beauty influencers, Aryanna Epperson, gave us tips on how to ace gift shopping especially if you’re down to your last-minute Christmas shopping!

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Buy in bulk. “Sometimes you get lucky and find one store that hast it all. I strategically visit shops that are in the same area so that I can efficiently buy for the whole family,” shares Aryanna. Buying in bulk at the mall or your favorite tiangge can surely get you bigger discounts. 

A season of discounts. It’s no secret that getting the best deals always happen during the holiday season. Make no mistake. You’ll see it flashed in malls and even online shops! “Take advantage of holiday discounts and promos so you can get a bang for your buck all while being able to shop within your budget,” adds Aryanna. 

Buy multitasking gifts. As a makeup enthusiast herself, Aryanna loves shopping for multitasking products for her friends. “If you’re not sure about your friends’ foundation shade or skin type, opt for lipstick or tint that can be used on the eyes, cheeks, and lips.” 

You can never go wrong with twinning. Shopping for your bestie may be the easiest or hardest task on your list. To show how much you’re #friendshipgoals, you can opt to get matchy gifts or something that coordinates. “My friend Nicole and I love to coordinate outfits when we travel together. We buy clothes that fall in the same color scheme. Occasionally, I also like matchy gifts that remind me of the other person: half-heart Christmas ornaments, necklaces, or friendship bracelets.”


A gift of experience. Maybe you have that one friend or family member who has everything or one that isn’t fond of presents. If you’ve racked up your brain of trying to think of something meaningful to give them, why not just gift them something they could experience? “Rather than buying a gift, treat them to a meal or experience. These can be in the form of gift cheques, a DIY coupon treating someone to their favorite restaurant, or even a spa service,” says Aryanna. 

And to take that gift of experience to a whole new level, just like Aryanna, you can up your smartphone experience with the OPPO Reno2. This smartphone has all you need to create lasting memories with your friends and family and this holiday season. Its best features don’t just depend on its photography capabilities, it’s also a videography powerhouse!

To record quality stable videos, especially when you’re partying it up this Christmas, the OPPO Reno2 has an Ultra Steady Mode with excellent Electronic Image Stabilization, or EIS, and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Now you can show everyone the fun you had in your holiday festivities with no shaky footages this time even with its Ultra Wide Angle feature!

To further up the ante, the new OPPO Reno2 is equipped with quad cameras of up to 48MP, which support 5x Hybrid Zoom, Ultra Steady Video and 4K video recording. The Ultra Dark Mode will surely be useful especially for those that want to set the mood and take more shots with those amazing Christmas light setups in the metro.

This holiday season is the perfect opportunity to share the love and what really matters in our hearts. What better way to share those moments than with a trusty storyteller: you and your new OPPO Reno2.


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Photos courtesy of Aryanna Epperson




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