Girl Talk: Sephora Christmas Special 2013 - Gift Guide

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If you're in my circle of friends, you'd know that I'm pretty much obsessed with Sephora. Like totally obsessed. I can spend time just gazing at the myriad of colours all the house brands have on the shelves. I can go crazy at those miniature versions of beauty products near the cashier.

Like, seriously obsessed.

Don't tell me you've never been into Sephora and not be tempted by each aisle...

No really, I spent most of my money there every time buying stuff. Even my bridesmaids gifts were from Sephora. 

If you have not been enchanted by the awesome Sephora, now you will. Just look at those colours!

Yes? No?

Okay, fine.

In that case I've compiled for you a number of great products Sephora has to offer, just for this Holiday season! If you're not sure what to buy for your girlfriend, girl friends, mothers, mother-in-law or just about any girl, Sephora will not fail you. Here are some of my favourites brands that are gift-ready for you to choose from...


Fresh was born out of a small set of opulent soaps that Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg lovingly hand-wrapped on their kitchen table in 1991. The collection that sold out in two days sparked their passion to develop products that are indulgent, effective and led to their mission of transforming everyday routines into sensorial journeys. This is the brand that introduced sugar, soy and milk into the beauty market. The ingredients are natural, luxurious and known to have benefiting agents to the user.


Sephora is known to have a plethora of cosmetic set selection and there's nothing better than gifting that makeup enthusiast one (or more)! I personally have the Makeup Academy set and still having fun trying out new shades and experimenting with looks. If the gift receiver is a Youtube Makeup Guru fan, budding makeup artists starting out or just love experimenting with colours, these items are just perfect!


Truth to be told, I'm a total sucker for packaging. This explains why I have an excessive amount of Soap & Glory products sitting prettily on my bathroom shelves, even more than my body can take at a time! Sometimes, it's not just about having products that feel good on your skin - aesthetics play an important role as well. Those who are into graphics, typography, vintage posters, quirky packagings will love anything from Soap & Glory. My habit of reading shampoo bottles while showering is fulfilled with these items (Maybe that explains why my shower time takes forever) as they have humorous and catchy copywriting. If you don't believe me, spend some time at the Soap & Glory aisle next time you're in Sephora and I bet you'll be hooked. Did I mention that you'd smell totally edible too?


For as long as I can remember (or when I started reading fashion/beauty magazines in college), I've always associated still with their revolutionary pen lip-gloss. Back then, lip gloss usually comes in a tube with a sponge applicator but Stila gave us the twist-and-apply concept that was insanely catchy! I do not fancy watery lip gloss so Stila's lipgloss was just right - the consistency and colour transferred very well from applicator to lips. I have the Color Me Glossy Set and still have not tried all! If you have  some kind of sisterhood going on, the set comes in three mini box of shades, so you can still give them to three other girlies of yours. 


Tarte made headlines from their recent launch in Malaysia and being one of the most anticipated brands to hit our shores, they really sure do know how to package makeup for gifts this holiday season. I've got the best seller kit as a gift recently and I loved it! The eyeliner and lip crayon from Tarte is amazing! I have yet to try their other cosmetic products but the packaging is nothing short of luxurious and decked with good taste. Did I mention that they're also great for traveling? 

Get the kit for the Miss Jetsetter, the champagne lover and all things decadent. 


There's nothing wrong about being too in love with prints and Too Faced took that to a whole new level. The palettes are packaged in lovely holiday prints, and the makeup is perfect for this festive season in shades of browns, gold and everything glittery. Checkout the Jingle All The Way iPhone palette, you'll be the coolest girl on the block when you whip out that tray of surprises!

I hope this guide has helped you in choosing holiday gifts for that special girl in your life. By the way, there's nothing wrong about picking one for yourself too! ;)

All items are available in Sephora Malaysia outlets:

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Sephora Starhill
Starhill Gallery,
181, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Sephora KLCC
Lot C22 Concourse Floor, Suria KLCC,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur.

Sephora Paradigm Mall
Lot 6&7, Upper Ground Floor,
No. 1, Jalan SS7/26A, Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya Selangor.

Sephora Gurney Paragon Mall
163D-1-19 & 20, Gurney Paragon Mall,
Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang.

Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm

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  1. hai im acu, is ir true that we could buy via online from dr martens store at the garden would be much appriciated if you could let me know about it as soon as possible and thank you very much..
    you can reach me via email

    1. Hi, I'm not so sure about that but I haven't heard about it so far. Maybe you can call the store to find out instead. Hope this helps =)