• Juliana C Stryker

Christmas Favourites (and a Heart-to-Heart Chat)



Happy Christmas month!


I don’t even know where to start. It was meant to be a month of hot cocoas, endless turkey spreads and Christmas movies but my father-in-law fell sick and things took a critical turn earlier this month and now my husband, Bobby is back in the UK to spend more time with my in-laws. He decided I shouldn’t come with him due to the current COVID situation. 😢


Initially it felt like Christmas had been cancelled but thanks to all the love and support we’ve received, it’s just became a lot more apparent that it’s not what’s under the tree that matters but who’s around it! I’m so grateful that I still have so many loving and caring friends around me to help keep my spirits up during this time! Thank you all!


I’m gonna try my best to make the most out of this month. I hope you do too!


Here are some of my favourites this holiday season!


And and and! Christmas is also the season of giving! Hence, I've also highlighted some of the meaningful causes that our beloved brands are working on so keep reading for more info on how you can show your support and give back to our community!


Let's sleigh everyday!




SPLÄSH 13''WHITE-BLACK


Attention please! Super important North Pole expedition meeting in progress!!


Planning the best route to Santa’s little workshop with my team and have my new Gaston Luga SPLÄSH 13'' - WHITE & BLACK backpack ready for action!


Perfect fit for my laptop so I can take a pitstop to catch up on work and whatnot at all the hot cocoa stops on the way!


Other than my beloved snowmen friends, it’s truly the best companion for every explorer!


Here's a mistle-toast to the festive season! Quote <juliana15> to enjoy a 15% off storewide at gastonluga.com/sg.




Personalized Casetify iPhone Case


I was so excited to see the cast of #EmilyinParis teasing the announcement of season 2!


They were saying deux (2) is better than un (1)! Well, I say put 1 and 2 together and you have something even more exciting! Can you guess what I’m referring to?


Yeap, Santa has come early and dropped off a new iPhone 12! I am over the moon! See my stories for the unboxing videos!


Enamoured by memories of Paris, I’ve decided to dress up my new gadget with an Emily-inspired case and this belle customised mirror finish case, courtesy of Casetify!


The shatterproof case with shockproof TPU material bumpers, guarantees 360-degree protection against bumps and drops in case we get a little too merry this festive season!


And talking about the season of giving, the super considerate folks at Casetify also included a free cloth mask and set of interchangeable carbon filters with every gift order, while also providing surgical masks to frontline workers! Whoa! Can you feel the Christmas spirit?!




Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray


LOVE the festive season!


Don’t love all the skin irritating dust and glitter that comes with unpacking our Christmas decorations!


Thankfully Eau Thermale Avène is celebrating soothing sensitive and irritated skin around the world for 30 years, so with a quick spray of their new Limited Happy 30 Edition of their iconic thermal water, I find my nozzle looking less like Rudolph’s and more like my own again!


To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Eau Thermale Avène is teaming up with Guardian Singapore and MINDSET Singapore, a charity raising awareness to help individuals and families with mental health!


Cheers to looking good and feeling good, inside and out, with a healthy body and a happy mind! 🎄🥂




Rēvia's 1 DAY BLUE LIGHT BARRIER (in Noble Barrier)


While we all love the bright lights of the city, artificial light sources can often wreak havoc with our circadian rhythms and energy levels!


Thankfully these alluring contact lenses from Rēvia feature unique blue light blocking barrier technology, which means we can safely keep our sights on the night sky in search of Santa!


I'm wearing Rēvia's 1 DAY BLUE LIGHT BARRIER (in Noble Barrier) in these photos. If these pretty contact lenses tickle your fancy too, I'm happy to report that you can now purchase them from both Pink Icon Global's app and their website. Keep swiping to see me unbox a Pink Global parcel that is filled with their latest offerings!




Daniel Wellington Iconic Link Unitone


As I pen my thoughts, the new Iconic Link Unitone by Daniel Wellington, their first unicolor timepiece, reminds me I still have time.


Available in a vibrant Silver finish, refined Rose Gold or Gold plating with 28mm watch dial, this timepiece is clearly designed to effortlessly elevate any outfit, chic sophistication with a touch of class!


Daniel Wellington is now offering a special 25% off for any two or more items purchased. Head over to www.danielwellington.com or any of their retail stores in Singapore and Malaysia to explore their endless gift selection for all occasions!


Don't forget to use my code JulianaC for an extra 15% off with sparkling savings of up to 36% in total!


Besides free shipping services, the gifts will also be presented beautifully in festive wrappers! Offer ends 7th January 2021.




The Body Shop Holiday Collection


With my hubby having to fly out of town last minute, sitting here alone, I truly felt Christmas has been cancelled for us both this year.


Then I started to look around and saw the three Christmas trees we put up together (yes you heard it right, three!), the Christmas village we had set up below our TV, the garland we hung around our door, all the snowmen dotted around our home and even our beloved festive teddies that always come out this time of the year!


We didn’t miss Christmas after all! Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a feeling. It’s all the mess we made while decorating. It’s all the planning and feel-good moments leading up to the big day and of those, I’m so fortunate to have had so many!


Not to mention all the beautiful and heart-warming messages I have been receiving from all of you!


Christmas is those unfiltered moments where your heart is so full of joy and happiness it could burst and while we celebrate it on one specific day, the true celebration starts the day you get that warm fuzzy feeling inside!


And you know who totally agrees with me, The Body Shop!


The Body Shop will donate a portion of every transaction made offline and online in their official stores from November to December to support Daughters Of Tomorrow @daughtersoftomorrow, in helping underprivileged women on their back-to-work journeys to build financially independent and resilient families.


This is the Christmas spirit and this is the true meaning of Christmas, my friends!




Luxx Liner + Luna Lashes


I'm making spirits high and bright with a new falsie recommendation.


Luxx Lash, a beauty brand that focuses on premium, cruelty-free, and sustainable at-home beauty solutions, sent me their best sellers, the Luxx Liner and their Luna Lashes for review.


What makes this duo extra special is that no glue is needed to create this look. The Luxx Liner is formulated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive that, with soft to medium pressure, allows the liner lashes to bond with the liner.


As a falsie novice who has non-existent skills in applying false lashes, I found it surprisingly easy to wear these long, fluttery lashes. All I had to do was draw on my lash line as I would with my regular eyeliner, then stick the lashes on the eyeliner and I'm done! I wore them all day and was impressed by how lightweight and comfortable they felt. Also, no more goopy mess of glue.


According to Luxx Lash, the falsies can last 50 uses or more. 😱


I do need to warn you that it does take a little more makeup remover and effort to remove the eyeliner. All in all, I still think they are pretty decent products which actually made me consider introducing them to my makeup routine for the holiday gatherings. That's a pretty mean feat! 4 out of 5 stars!




TheFaceShop Glitter Universe Collection


Themed #THEFACESHOPGlitterUniverse, the glitz and glamour of TheFaceShop’s 2020 Christmas collection is sure to bring a little sparkle to anyone’s beauty lineup this festive season!


Click here to see their holiday collection as well as a marble coaster I made at their recent media launch via Zoom. 😁


But the real magic begins in your heart when you realise that TheFaceShop is partnering with the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) to give back to the frontline workers that have been tirelessly keeping us safe during these difficult times! Gift a set to the heroes of 2020 and TheFaceShop will be matching dollar-to-dollar in return!


Cue that warm fuzzy festive feeling inside that makes this the season of giving! Now that’s my idea of Christmas!




Besides this Christmas favourites post, I also created a rather comprehensive holiday gift guide here - www.ilovebunny.net/gift-guide


From nifty gadgets, classy homeware to cool fitness gear, you bet I covered everyone from head to mistletoe!


I'll be updating the page everyday with new gift ideas and great deals so do check the page regularly for updates!


I hope you've been nice this year! Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas, belles and beaus!


Your friend,

Juliana

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