Master Mixer

The RMS Beauty Master Mixer

Every season there seems to be too many must have beauty products that are really ...

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Master Mixer
Every season there seems to be too many must have beauty products that are really not that must have and not that new either. The Master Mixer from RMS Beauty however is exactly that: NEW and a MUST HAVE! Created by Rose-Marie Swift, the veteran make-up artist behind RMS Beauty and a staunch advocate of healthy beauty, this new product will help you change your make up collection without buying a whole new wardrobe of colour.

The universally flattering rose-gold cream can be used all on its own as a luminizer (a term that Swift actually invented), or you can layer it on top of your other colour cosmetics, or yes, even mix it right in. It will brighten up your skin wherever you put it and don’t worry, there is no shimmer or heaven forbid…. glitter! As with many of the RMS products, it is like magic. And we have tried it with powders and it works just as well.

I have wanted to create a product like this for a long time, the one product I have been missing in my kit. The Master Mixer transforms any of my products with the perfect warm rose gold that is so flattering on anyone. Used alone or mixed with my Living Luminizer it effortlessly blends over the cheek bones, brow bones, down the bridge of the nose, bow of the lips and even the eye lid for a subtle, sexy gold shimmer. Magic truly happens when this product is combined to any of your lipsticks resulting in the most gorgeous, refined iridescence imaginable to your lips.  Blends perfectly with both powders or creams. Rose-Marie Swift.

You don’t need any extra tools, just use your fingers or a brush and go back and forth between the Master Mixer and your other products. Try layering it on top of RMS Lip2Cheek in Diabolique, a deep-burgundy cream or mix it in with the Buriti Bronzer to create a soft-focus bronze effect. We think half the fun is seeing where we can use it and the results are always luminous, soft and natural.
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Watch the Master Mixer tutorial with Rose-Marie Swift as she shares her tips on how to use this multi-tasking product. We can’t wait for you to try it!

The Beauty Of Oils

Oils have been used in skin care for ages. In fact, the history of beauty ...

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Oils have been used in skin care for ages. In fact, the history of beauty oils can be traced all the way back to Ancient Egypt and Cleopatra’s famous beauty regimen. An exceptionally beautiful woman of her time, she was clearly on to something because oils contain high concentrations of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. They are super-nourishing and help to combat flakey dry skin, dehydration, and sebum clogged pores. Oils also act as a great protective barrier for sensitive skin.

ANTI-AGING

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Pai SkinCare Age Confidence Echium & Amaranth Facial Oil delivers a supercharged dose of vitamins, omegas and essential nutrients guaranteed to optimize skin health and restore skin’s natural radiance. 98% organic, this silky blend combines ten powerful plant actives carefully selected to boost hydration, regeneration, and minimize inflammation and environmental stress.

STRESSED SKIN SOS

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Tata Harper to the rescue! Replenishing Nutrient Complex is a weightless blend of biocompatible micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that infuses skin with a daily dose of radiance! Tip: Apply to the cheekbones for instant glow!

RADIANCE BOOST

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RMS Beauty Oil is a potent, yet lightweight formula containing the perfect balance of the finest exotic oils and rare herbal extracts including: Buriti, Jojoba, Rosehip, (known for its smoothing properties, reducing fine lines and wrinkles), and Turmeric (known for its powerful antioxidant properties). A mega boost for skin that glows from within!

CLEANSING 2.0

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Ideal for all skin types, especially dry and dehydrated skin, Tata Harper’s Nourishing Oil Cleanser thoroughly dissolves makeup and impurities with a blend of biocompatible oils and esters that help to maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier. This oil purifies the skin while infusing it with Vitamins A, C, E, Lycopene, Beta Carotene and Omega 3 to help treat rough skin for improved texture.

DRY BODY OIL

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Rahua’s ultra concentrated, yet lightweight Body Oil will revive skin and encourage a healthy, touchable glow. Enriched with Buriti, vegan carotenoid pro-Vitamin A, Ungurahua omega-9, Sacha inchi omega-3 lipids and antioxidants, this 100% natural dry oil helps to hydrate dry skin and reverse signs of aging, resulting in beautiful, healthy, glowing skin with no greasy residue!

Perfume Review: Olfactive Studio Selfie Eau de Parfum

Me, myselfie and I! A fragrant play on the self-portrait – version 2.0, Olfactive Studio’s Selfie ...

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Me, myselfie and I! A fragrant play on the self-portrait – version 2.0, Olfactive Studio’s Selfie is an ode to today’s egotistical desire to leave one’s trace, be it olfactory or visual.

Modern, urban and unusual with notes of ginger, anise, incense, angelica and elemi all fighting for the spotlight in the top notes. As the confusion settles, an accord of Maple Syrup, cinnamon, lilly, and Cabreuva merge causing a slightly sticky sweet-nutty-green odour which settles oh so nicely into its final phase: an ultra suede-like chypre. See, or smell I should say? Very unusual and difficult to describe really.
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Sillage: Excellent

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor

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Olfactive Family: Oriental Spicy

Availability: In-store and online.

If you likeOlfactive Studio’s Selfieyou may also like Amouage Epic Woman  and Atelier Cologne Blanch Immortelle Cologne Absolue.

CLICK HERE for more details about our Fragrance Sample Program!

Pack it up! Vacation Essentials

Whether you plan to fly south, hit the ski slopes or stay in town, these ...

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Whether you plan to fly south, hit the ski slopes or stay in town, these are the must-have beauty essentials for your spring break vacation! From sunscreen to dry shampoo, we’ve rounded up our favourite skin care, makeup and hair styling products for on-the-go beauty!

PROTECTION FACTOR

Planning on spending every day on the slopes or relaxing on the beach? Sun protection is key! We love this weightless, 100% physical sunscreen from SkinCeuticals. Its tinted formula evens out all skin tones, while protecting against harmful
UVA and UVB rays.

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SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

SUPER HYDRATION

Moisturizing cream extraordinaire! Whether you are suffering from dryness and irritation due to wind and cold weather exposure, dehydration from air travel, or too much sun, this special moisturizing cream from Environ will quickly soothe and relieve dry skin conditions.

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DRY CLEANING

Always on the go? Traveling from one destination to the next? Then Dry Shampoo is your best beauty ally! This 100% natural Voluminous Dry Shampoo from Rahua adds volume, cleans and styles hair – all without water!

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Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo

FROM LIPS TO CHEEKS

We love double duty makeup! Perfect for traveling light and when on-the-go… These Lip2Cheek pots from RMS Beauty contain a unique formula that combines hydration and protection with gorgeous mineral colour for a beautiful, natural finish on both lips and cheeks!

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RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek

TRAVEL SCENTS

No matter where you are, a spritz of your favourite fragrance will keep you grounded. This 4ml travel atomizer from Penhaligon’s is an essential perfume accessory, making it possible to take your perfume with you, wherever you go.

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Penhaligon’s Travel Atomizer

Perfume Review: Mona Di Orio Violette Fumée Eau de Parfum

A violet scent like no other… Oh how do I find words for this masterpiece? ...

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A violet scent like no other… Oh how do I find words for this masterpiece? I find myself seduced by this one. The top notes are both heady and fresh, a velvet blanket of purple powder, trimmed with bergamot and lavender and padded with rose, incense, and opopanax. It lingers soft and veiled, before settling into a soft cloud of smoke. It’s magic!

Mona di Orio Violette Fumée was created for Jeroen Oude Sogtoen and is inspired by his  favourite childhood memories, experiences, songs, his favourite colour and favourite movie – Endochine, in particular, the opening scene.  An elegant movie that starts on a romantic and poetic note, yet ends quite bitter. Much like Violette Fumée,  a transition from light to dark.

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor

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Olfactive Family: Oriental Fougère

Availability: In-store and online.

If you like Mona di Orio Violette Fumée EDP, you may also like Atelier Cologne Silver Iris Cologne Absolue  and Histoires de Parfums Blanc Violette EDP.

CLICK HERE for more details about our Fragrance Sample Program!

My Top 5 Most Loved Beauty Essentials

I have changed my beauty routine numerous times in my life, but there are a ...

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favesI have changed my beauty routine numerous times in my life, but there are a few products that remain constant – My Top 5 Most Loved Beauty Essentials. These are the products that I use daily or weekly and simply could not do without! You know what they say, “Why change something if it works?”.

VivierSkin Radiance Serum: I use this serum daily and it continues to improve my skin tone. Now that I am in my 30’s, I have started to notice some sun damage beginning to appear on my face. To treat the early signs of aging, this non-Hydroquinone vitamin c serum to help brighten my skin and treat those pesky age spots. I have been using Radiance Serum for 6 months now and I am so happy with the results so far!

Environ Hydrating Lotion: What can I say about this product? It has changed my life! I have suffered from Keratosis Pilaris as long as I can remember. A common, but harmless skin condition that causes patches of rough skin, in particular tiny red bumps on the upper arms, legs, cheeks and buttocks. It’s caused by a buildup of keratin, the protein that protects skin from infection. The buildup then forms a plug that blocks the opening of the hair follicles, causing tiny pimple-like bumps. To treat it, I apply Environ’s Hydrating Lotion after showering which exfoliates and hydrates the skin. What I love about this lotion is that it smells fresh and is so easy to apply because of it’s almost liquid consistency. Oh, and it works! My skin is so much smoother thanks to this discovery!

Pro-Derm StemYouth Tensor Anti-Fatigue Mask: My go-to mask for immediate lift and glow! When I have a special event or special date, this is the mask I trust over all others! It’s easy to apply and only takes 15 minutes for miraculous results. No need to add any cream after, the residual serum left on the face offers more than enough hydration. Simply massage it into the skin and continue with your regular makeup routine. My skin always looks refreshed, bright, tight and glowing. Works like a charm every time!

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SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewall B3: I started using Metacell Renewal B3 when it launched last year. This daily corrective moisturizer is ultra light, making it perfect for my oily skin. It visibly corrects the appearance of early photoaging to re-clarify skin, reduce wrinkles, re-tighten surface elasticity, and even skin tone. I am almost done my first bottle and plan to make this my steady day/night cream.

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01: I wear this fragrance EVERYDAY. I wear it alone and I wear it layered under another scent, as it intensifies and brings out another dimension to the notes. I don’t think anyone can really explain what it is about this scent that makes it magic, but perhaps it’s the almost pheromonic effect it has on those who smell it on the skin . I get compliments everywhere I go!

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor

Perfume Review: HEELEY Parfums Chypre 21 Eau de Parfum

HEELEY Parfums Chypre 21 Eau de Parfum is as they say, “an ode to Parisian chic”. ...

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HEELEY Parfums Chypre 21 Eau de Parfum is as they say, “an ode to Parisian chic”. A chypre for the 21st century if you will! If you are unfamiliar with the chypre fragrance family, then sit back and take notes. This is one group you will want to know and, it really should be the start of all fragrant journeys.

Most consider Chypre to be the most sophisticated and beautiful of the fragrance families. The concept is based on an accord of citrus top notes, middle notes of labdanum and mossy-musky base notes. Together they  create what is known as the chypre odor impression. Notes of flowers and fruits are sometimes added to the composition.

I am not one who typically wears a Chypre fragrance, as I prefer something a bit more “outside the box”, something a bit more on the modern end of the spectrum. So, naturally I was surprised by my immediate “WOW” reaction to this latest offering from HEELEY. This Chypre is modern, yet classic and simply stunning!

Chypre 21 opens with a cologne-like freshness. So I suppose we could say that this is what initially grabbed my attention. Notes of bergamot and petit grain mingle perfectly. It is flirty, infectious and immediately lifts my mood. The contrast of traditional rose and exotic saffron lends a modern edge strong enough to stand up to the “classic” idea of a Chypre. As base notes of oakmoss and musk come into play, the cologne-like characters of this fragrance seem to dissipate. The typical Chypre anchor settles and pulls the entire composition into order. Patchouli and sandalwood exaggerates the dry wood finish and makes for the perfect Chypre foundation! Longevity: 6-8 hours. Sillage: Average

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor

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Olfactive Family: Chypre

Availability: In-store and online.

If you like HEELEY Chypre 21 EDP, you may also like Histoires de Parfums Noir Patchouli EDP  and Atelier Cologne Grand Néroli.

CLICK HERE for more details about our Fragrance Sample Program!

Mona di Orio: Perfume to be worn

I am often asked how I choose which perfume brands I bring into Etiket. I ...

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Mona di Orio at Etiket: Perfume to be worn
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I am often asked how I choose which perfume brands I bring into Etiket. I wish I could say there was a formula or a science or it was even a well-studied business decision, but it is never any of those. Very simply I fall in love with the fragrances and the story that is part of those fragrances. Mona di Orio perhaps exemplifies this better than any other collection of perfumes that we have in the store.

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Mona di Orio Pitti Fragranze 2014 (Photo: Petit Parfum Blog)

I am sure I had heard of Mona di Orio before I went to Pitti Fragranze (the niche perfume show in Florence) in September of 2014, but I had never smelled it. It was not even on my radar as one of the brands I wanted to look at when I was there. I remember so clearly how it happened that I met Jeroen Oude Sogtoen  (designer and co-founder of Mona di Orio) and when he walked me through the collection.

The collection was being shown in a booth with other brands and I was looking at another brand from New York when the Mona di Orio bottles caught my eye. I finished sniffing where I was and made my way over to see what the gold bottles with their oval shapes were all about. As I stood there looking at the collection Jeroen came up to me quietly and asked if I had any questions. I introduced myself and asked him to take me through the scents.

A perfume show is a very noisy and animated place. But when Jeroen started to tell me the story of who Mona di Orio was, it seemed as if there was no one there but he and I as he took me on a journey.

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The story of Mona di Orio is not a happy one, but it is a beautiful one, in the true sense of how romance in literature is defined. It is like a prose narrative of heroic deeds in an imaginary setting that is not imaginary at all. It is the story of Mona, a woman who by chance falls into perfumery and is trained by a master perfumer, Monsieur Edmond Roudnitska. She finds her true calling and begins her journey into the world of perfume. Through coincidence (or was it?) she meets Jeroen and with his vision for design and her nose they create the fragrance house of Mona di Orio in 2004 and launch their first three fragrances: Lux, Carnation and Nuit Noire.
As Jeroen told me the story and took me through each of the fragrances I was simply moved to tears. The passion of their partnership for what they did together was so strong and so beautiful that it had to come out in the scents that Mona created. Mona’s ability to take experience, emotions and moments from our lives and pour them into a bottle, and Jeroen’s vision of design meld everything into one perfect collection.

Mona passed away in 2011, and Jeroen has continued on the legacy that they had created together. It seems to me pointless to describe these fragrances, words never do justice to anything we smell, you need to experience them yourselves to truly feel and sense the complexity of light and dark and shadow that is the signature of Mona di Orio.

My favourites are Myrh Casati and Nuit Noire but there is not one that I would not wear or suggest depending on my mood or simply the way the light is falling that day. These are fragrances to be worn and enjoyed for their pure and utter ability to make us dream, remember, or make us smile

Simon Tooley
Owner of Etiket

Revivogen: The Solution for Hair Loss

Hair loss solutions have always been a focus at Etiket. When Infusiderm, the company that made ...

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Hair loss solutions have always been a focus at Etiket. When Infusiderm, the company that made shampoo, conditioner and a treatment serum for hair loss closed, we took our time finding the right replacement. With the help of our medical director, we found Revivogen –  a natural and effective hair loss solution for men and women.

It’s estimated that up to 30 percent of men will experience some loss of hair by the age of thirty, and that number goes up to 50 percent by the age of 50. So about half of all men will experience hair loss by mid-age.  The cause of male pattern baldness is due to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), a male sex hormone produced in the adrenal glands that can affect the hair follicles. Men with higher levels of DHT can experience a weakening of their hair follicles, a softening that can lead to less hair and/or finer hair. There are many ‘cures’ for men on the market and most can be found at your local drugstore in the form of topical solutions. These products include hair washes that can help to strengthen the hair follicle, leave-in-treatments, serums, or mousses which can be rubbed into the scalp and hair to help improve the thickness of existing hair.

Other than topical treatments, there are some prescription drugs that can help. Surgical solutions in the form of hair implants are other options to consider. Overall, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, exercising, and eating well may all contribute to hair loss prevention. For example,  Biotin is a popular supplement used to help strengthen hair follicles.

Women lose their hair somewhat differently. Instead of a receding hairline or bald spot at the crown, most women see a widening of their part and/or overall thinning. Roughly 95 percent of thinning in women is due to female pattern hair loss, but there are other, causes as well.  Elevated DHT levels for a woman with already existing genetic hair loss leads to the production of thin, short, colourless hair before the follicles eventually permanently stop producing any hair and dies off. The female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, normally shield the follicles from the effects of DHT, however, menopause can cause a decline in the levels of these hormones and lead to higher DHT levels and hair loss.  Alopecia areata presents as patchy hair loss on the scalp or anywhere else on the body. As the hair falls out, smooth, round patches the size of a coin or larger become visible. This type of loss occurs in children and adults, and is caused by the immune system attacking the hair follicles. Alopecia areata can start and stop suddenly. Telogen effluvium Caused by anemia, low iron, inadequate protein, thyroid disease, surgery or illness, telogen effluvium presents as massive hair shedding over the entire scalp. Among the first symptoms of telogen effluvium is losing large amounts of hair in one’s hairbrush, in the shower or on the pillow. Once the root cause is identified and treated, this type of hair loss with propecia generally reverses in six to twelve months without the need for further treatment. Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss resulting from excessive strain on the hair follicles and is most commonly caused by braiding or the use of hair extensions. Regular pulling of the hair permanently damages the follicles and prevents it from regrowing.

revivogen mdWhether you are  a man or woman suffering from pattern hair loss, you have many treatment options available to help prevent total baldness. Take steps now, to prevent further hair loss with the most potent and effective natural solutions – Revivogen MD (men) and Revivogen Pro (women). Developed by board-certified dermatologists, Revivogen has since been recognized as a powerful solution for hair loss by medical experts.

SHOP Revivogen For Men and Women at Etiket!

Perfume Review: Mona di Orio Musc Eau de Parfum

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me “What fragrance are you ...

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If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me “What fragrance are you wearing?!”, I would be a millionaire… or very close to it. I am pretty loyal and quite selective when it comes to the scents I wear and I’m a creature of habit.  If I love it, I will wear it for weeks, months and even years – if it fits the season of course.

So, what am I dressing my skin in at the moment? A new love – Mona di Orio Musc. I enjoy ‘clean skin’ musk scents, but those that are a little less on the powdery side. For me, wearing a musk in the winter is heavenly as they tend to be beautifully warm and comforting.

When Mona di Orio arrived at Etiket, I was immediately taken by Tubereuse for its gorgeous green, fresh scent. However, once I took myself through the entire line, one gorgeous flask in particular stood out from the rest – Musc.

The opening is very floral with notes of heliotrope and rose, but these notes dissipate quite quickly and settles into a delicate sweet musk. For me, it smells like lightly scented clean, soapy skin. It’s an understated scent with surprisingly excellent sillage and average longevity. And the compliments keep pouring in!

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor

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Olfactive Family: Oriental Floral

Availability: In-store and online.

If you like Mona di Orio Muscyou may also like ETRO Musk EDT  and Tauer Perfumes PHI-une rose de Kandahar 

CLICK HERE for more details about our Fragrance Sample Program!

Post Holiday Skin Care Tips

And so ends yet another Holiday Season! You are exhausted. You feel as though you’ve ...

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And so ends yet another Holiday Season! You are exhausted. You feel as though you’ve gained pounds and years. You ate too much and skipped the gym. You drank too much wine and not enough water. You stayed up too late and rose too early. You’ve given it all so your family and friends could enjoy the perfect Holidays. You went above and beyond, and you are now left wondering: what about me?

Indeed, what about you?

It’s not about being selfish. It’s not about navel-gazing either. It’s really about taking care of you. Because you know that when you look after yourself, you feel good about yourself, and you exude happiness. You are in a much better place to reach out to others and spread joy.

Glowing outer beauty

As the Holiday season exits, rough weather settles in. We begin to wonder about our body, about our skin. Am I using the right face cleanser? Is my skin well protected? Is my age showing? “Look good, feel good” becomes our mantra to bravely face the cold and keep up appearances until spring returns. So we seek advice and endeavour to enhance our glow.

Go ahead, get pampered!

Time to treat yourself! Yes, you deserve it! Your skin deserves it! Whether you are looking to rehydrate your skin, battling the years or tackling a particular skin problem like rosacea, know that there are experts ready to help you.

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Here are our suggested treatments for post Holiday Skin Care:

NEW: The Vita Liberta Spray Tan Treatment

The Vitamin C Facial

The Renew Facial  

The Clean Skin Facial

The Men’s All Natural Facial (Organic – Tata Harper)

The Glam Girl Facial

The Red Carpet Facial (Organic – Tata Harper)

Discover all our treatments at Etiket HERE!

Holiday 2015: The Art Of Elegant Gift Giving

As the Holiday season approaches, we start our list of who we will give to ...

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As the Holiday season approaches, we start our list of who we will give to and what we will give. It’s an opportunity to express care and gratitude to our loved ones, family, friends and colleagues. We all want to master the art of elegant gift giving so that these celebratory moments are memorable. As our gift to you, here are some of our do’s and don’ts for gift giving.

6 Do’s 

  1. Express joy in your gift and always give with kindness.
  2. Select a gift with imagination and generosity.
  3. A successful gift speaks to the interests and hobbies of the recipient.
  4. When in doubt, seek advice from a relative, a friend or a colleague to help you.
  5. Wrap the gift with care, make it fun, exciting and appropriate.
  6. A gift is just that… a gift! The joy of giving is greater when no gift is expected in return.

6 Don’ts

  1. Praising the gift too much or discussing its price is a highly inappropriate gesture.
  2. Giving an ambiguous gift may lead to misinterpretation.
  3. Giving an awkwardly inappropriate gift may be hurtful: a bottle of wine to a recipient who does not drink is ill-advised for example.
  4. Offering a lavish gift unexpectedly may make someone feel uncomfortable or oblige them to feel they need to reciprocate.
  5. Arriving empty handed at a holiday event may offend your host – the gift doesn’t need to be extravagant, just thoughtful.
  6. Giving without care or consideration – believe it or not, people will know – take the time and effort to find a gift that has meaning for the recipient.

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