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Beautiful treats for your Christmas stocking

lifestyle December 15, 2016 01:00

By The Nation

We take a walk round the shops to find out what's on offer for the festive season



 ALL THAT GLITTERS

Nothing says “you’re special” quite like a diamond and this holiday season Jubilee Enterprise is conveying that message with Belgium-cut diamond jewellery certified to 3EX D Colour. Better still, from today until next Tuesday, these precious gems are going at discount prices in the “The Best of Carat Sale 2016”. Jubilee of Siam is on Silom Road.

CLASSIC DESIGNS

Old technology meets new in the “Apple Watch Hermes”, a new series of timepieces with both utility and beauty in mind. The latest collection features finely handcrafted leather bands from Hermes and Apple-designed watch faces based on the iconic Clipper, Cape Cod, and Espace watches. A new array of colours of Epsom calfskin single and double tour bands complement the existing range launched last autumn, adding paon (turquoise), blue sapphire, white and fire (orange). They’re available online and at select Apple retail stores.

 

MISTLETOE MURMURS

Kiss the holiday spirit hello with one of Sisley’s tinted balms that are coloured like a lipstick and shiny like a gloss. The Phyto-Lip Twists come in new shades “Kiss” and “Tango” and are applied with a single twist, leaving the lips supple, soft and more shapely thanks to a blend of plant-based active ingredients. Fun and practical, there is no need to sharpen this new XXL pencil! 

DESTINY CHANGED

Japanese skincare brand SK-II invites you to treat yourself or a friend this festive season with its iconic Facial Treatment Essence. The new package for the festive season comes in a colour palette of red, blue, and green, symbolising courage, renewal, and purity as a continuation of the brand’s #changeddestiny campaign. The bottle screen is inspired by Suminagashi, a traditional art form of marbling that creates one-of-a-kind paintings from every dot and swirl. 

 

ALL WRAPPED UP

The perfect gift for anyone spending the festive season in cooler climes, Burberry cashmere scarves are made in Scotland at two distinguished mills in the towns of Elgin and Ayr. New to the Burberry Scarf Bar are classic cashmere and lightweight cashmere designs that can be monogrammed with crystals, special characters and multi-coloured threads. Explore the fun gift ideas at Burberry.com.

 

PERFECT IN PEARLS

World-renowned producer of cultured pearls Mikimoto presents a festive collection called “Splash and Stardust” that’s inspired by the concept of earth as an energetic, vivacious planet. Based on the motif of water splashing, the Splash collection uses Akoya Pearls of different sizes, from 7.50 to 8.00 mm. to represent the volume of water drops during the transformation. Highlights include the 18K white gold Akoya Pearl Necklace with diamonds that can be worn as a double-strand necklace while the clasp can be detached from necklace and worn as a brooch individually. 

STRIPES NOT STARS

This year a colourful stripe theme runs through Loewe’s special range of items for the holiday season. A modern trademark motif, stripes in nine vibrant colours provide a graphic punch to a selection of bags, purses and wallets, silk scarves and bag charms. The primary visual theme underscores the brand’s newest techniques and signature combinations of craft and innovation that include leather marquetry, an elaborate method in which patterns are hand-assembled from laser- cut leather fragments.

SOFTLY INTO WINTER

When the cold breeze blows, it’s vital to take extra care of your skin and there’s nothing better to do that than Thann’s Nano Shiso Body Butter. The recently launched body cream has a rich texture that’s absorbed in three minutes, nourishing your skin with several natural extract ingredients including shiso leaves, cogon grass root, liquorice, cocoa butter, and jojoba oil.

 

EYES THAT PARTY

Knock ’em dead this party season with classic Bobbi Brown eyes boasting a sparkling, smokey twist. The new “Golden Eye Palette and Shadow” includes a light base shadow, light-catching metallic shadow and deep liner shade, plus Bobbi’s cult-favourite Smokey Eye Mascara in a mini size (3ml). The mirrored compact also includes a Dual Ended Eye Shadow and Eye Liner Brush.