Behind every girl is her trusted BFF (think Gigi and Kendall. Or even Katy Perry and Riri). But how often does one make them feel special like the diamond that they truly are? After all, your BFF has probably stuck around in your life long enough to know every single detail about you more than your boyfriend does.
A fabulous way to celebrate the lasting friendship is by surprising her with a well-deserved treat to thank her for all the times she’s by your side. “What would Taylor Swift do for Karlie Kloss?” you may wonder. Well, BAZAAR has thoughtfully (and tastefully) compiled some ideas below for you. So go on. Spread the love!
1. Melt The Blues Away
Everyone deserves to indulge in a luxurious spa treat once in a while. And when you do, why enjoy it alone when you can bring your best friend along to enjoy the treat? If that sounds like a fabulous idea, we recommend St Gregory Spa’s Spa Treat for Two at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore.
It begins with a quick 15 minute consultation with the spa’s friendly staff, followed by the spa’s signature Relaxing Aromatic Body Bliss massage. A lavish combo of Swedish massage techniques and a unique blend of comforting essential oils are used to knead accumulated stress away. You and your best friend could have a choice of having the massage together in the same space or in separate rooms. But rest assured that either ways, both of you will emerge from the rooms feeling like a whole new person.
Following the relaxing hour-long massage, you and your best friend will be ushered to the hotel’s lobby where you guys could catch up over a complimentary platter of succulent fresh strawberries covered in chocolate, and then wash it down with two glasses of bubbly or mocktail of choice. The Spa Treat for Two is now going at $255 nett, and offer lasts till 30th April 2017.
While Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore is tucked peacefully away at 10 Claymore Road, the real treasure is on the hotel’s 4th floor, where St Gregory Spa lies. For bookings and enquiries, please contact +65 6831 6797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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2. Sleek Possessions
A girl can never have enough luxurious leather bags. Look to Rabeanco’s spring 2017 collection if you’re hoping to surprise your BFF with a piece. From oversized to mini sizes, the season’s collection has a myriad of designs to offer, giving you plentiful options to choose from for your best mate. If you ask us, we love Rabeanco’s Lovett bucket bag in black because it is practical, easy to match, and extremely chic.
Rabeanco is available at #B1-21 ION Orchard, #01-18 Raffles City S.C., #B1-01 Vivocity, #01-10 One Raffles Place
3. Lovely Lace
If your best friend is getting hitched, a fantastic bridal gift for her will be ultra-feminine lingerie. There’s nothing that compares to how pretty lingerie makes a woman feel, and we guess we’ll be doing her husband-to-be a favour too. Homegrown label Perk By Kate, known for its romantic lingerie collection designed by founder Kate Low, also carries a wide array of lingerie selections from renowned brands on its website.
To widen your options, Hong Kong-based intimate wear website Avec Amour offers great choices too, including brands like Stella McCartney Lingerie, Heidi Klum Intimates, and Bluebella on its website to name a few.
4. Decadent Delights
Remember the good old times in high school where your best friend and yourself had slumber parties every other weekend, watching chick flicks like Mean Girls, The Notebook, and The Devil Wears Prada back to back? Whether you’re repeating memorable quotes or wiping each other’s tears off, you guys always had a tub of ice cream in hand. Relive those moments, this time with Häagen-Dazs™ latest offering: Elderflower & Blackcurrant. The dessert is a tantalising taste of fragrant elderflower blossom, balanced out with tart blackcurrant ripples and packaged in a gorgeous tub designed by renowned print and textile designer, Kitty McCall.
If you’re into the tub’s design, but prefer a sweeter option, Häagen-Dazs™ also has the Lychee, Raspberry and Rose flavour available too. Here’s a trick: Add a splash of bourbon or rum to your bowl to give your girl’s night in an adult spin.
These limited edition flavours are available at all major supermarkets for $14.50 per pint
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5. Always Pretty
It’s no secret that every woman adores anything that makes her look and feel pretty. A mascara is a beauty pouch must-have and IT Cosmetics’ best-selling Hello Lashes 5-In-1 Volumizing Mascara is just superb. Available at Sephora, the star product from the celebrated cosmetic brand has a cult following, because of its buildable, highly pigmented formula that conditions while it coats and adds volume to the lashes without flaking. Perfect for brightening your best friends’ peepers!
IT Cosmestics is available at Sephora islandwide
6. Covered and Cared For
If your BFF is into high quality luxury BB creams, look no further than to Sulwhasoo’s Perfecting Cushion Intense. This luxurious BB cream from the prestigious Korean skincare brand is formulated with anti-ageing ingredients like extracts of plum blossom and red pine extract to reverse the effects of time, and finished off with the brand’s own Radiance Pearl Powder Complex to impart a lit-from-within glow like Krystal Jung. That way, you can enhance your best friend’s natural beauty, give her younger looking skin, and boost her confidence all at the same time.
Sulwhasoo is available at #B2-02 ION Orchard, #01-72 Capitol Building, Takashimaya D.S., Robinsons (The Heeren and Raffles City), Tangs (Vivocity and Tang Plaza)
7. She’s A Good Sole
A fabulous pair of shoes is every woman’s wardrobe essential and wouldn’t you want your best friend to put her best foot forward when she leaves the house? Up-and-coming London-based footwear brand, Malone Souliers, who has dressed the feet of Kate Middleton and Solange Knowles has got gorgeous shoe porn to offer, so you know where to look if your best friend is one for fancy footwear. The contemporary footwear brand has collaborated with renowned Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova, coming up with a vibrant collection to brighten your BFF’s day with its colourful Russian-inspired stitchings whenever she slides your tasteful choice of shoes for her on. On top of that, the Malone Souliers X Natalia Vodianova collection will also have 50% of its proceeds go into the Naked Heart Foundation which Vodianova set up in 2004 to improve the lives of children in her hometown of Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States. While the limited edition collection is available on Stylebop, other marvellous designs from the brand are available at On Pedder.
Malone Souliers is available at On Pedder and Pedder on Scotts. Malone Souliers X Natalia Vodianova is available on Stylebop
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8. Sparkle and Shine
When you were just a little bird learning to fly, your best friend was right there encouraging you to be bold enough to chase your dreams. Now it’s time to bring back those memories and do the the same to her with Wanderlust + Co.’s Dreamer bangle. Available in gold, silver, and rose gold, the Dreamer bangle from this youthful accessory brand is a great way bring some glitz into your BFF’s life, while reminding her to not be afraid to chase after what her heart desires. To add on, it also is part of Wanderlust & Co.’s “Dare To Dream” campaign in light of International Women’s Day that’s happening on 8th March 2017. Did we also mention that from 6th March 2017 to 19th March 2017, 20% of proceeds for the Dreamer bangle will go into raising funds for the Women for Women International (WfWI) charity to support female war survivors and their families?
- Visit Wanderlust + Co. to shop
9. Strip Buddies
All because you’re a Brazilian wax regular doesn’t mean that your best friend necessarily is. Get her on the “well-groomed girls squad” with STRIP — Singapore’s pioneer Brazilian wax salon. Specially for new STRIP customers, their latest STRIP Brazilian wax offer is going at $38, while the IPL Brazilian is going at $58 making this a fantastic deal for your friend to consider especially if it’s her first time getting waxed. Purchase of this promotion will be available online from 1st March 2017 at estore.strip.com.sg, and each redemption is only valid for one customer.
Also, STRIP is launching the Kit It Clean set for a limited time only. The kit contains post-waxing essentials like the STRIP Ice Cream (to provide quick relief for irritated post-wax skin), SCO+ (an anti-itch serum that also slows hair growth), and a loofah (to prevent ingrown hair), so you know the salon has got you covered after a session for both you and your best friend. If that’s not convincing enough for her (or yourself, for that matter), we don’t know what is.
By Syed Zulfadhli