Bar and Away
For this last week before Christmas, each day I’ll be featuring one fabulous last-minute gift idea that’s (relatively) easy to pick up for most parts of the country. Kicking off today? Erborian!
What It Is: Meet Erborian, a truly intriguing brand that blends the traditional French standards of beautifying products with the new cutting edge Korean innovations in cosmetics. This distinctive brand has been available in Canada for a little over a year and is quickly becoming a cult favourite. I picked out the gift idea above from them – which I’ll get to in a moment – for its value and as a great intro to the brand, but if you aren’t able to get your hands on it, don’t fret – you can still try out some of their other products.
As for the Liquid Moisture Mini Bar above, let me tell you what it’s all about. This little kit consists of three multi-benefit lotions designed to deliver deep hydration. You apply the lotion by pouring it into your palms and then pressing your face gently, tapping the excess into the skin instead of say, rubbing it in. The three products each offer something different: the Bamboo Matte Lotion hydrates skin via a water-based, bamboo-infused phase, and then gives you a matte finish with a second powdery phase. Ginseng Milk is a uniquely textured lotion somewhere between water and lotion that improves the skin texture by smoothing and tightening it. Finally, the Yuza Double Lotion also has two phases to boost your radiance, and is infused with real yuza fruit, known for its anti-oxidant properties. Once you find a new fave, you can ask for a full-size next Christmas!
Who It’s For: Your best friend who is always raving about Korean beauty products. Your wife, to stuff in her stocking. Your daughter, who is always game to try out new products.
What It Costs: $30
CONTEST ALERT! You better believe I’m giving away this get-gorgeous little collection. Here’s how to enter for your chance to win it!
1) Heads up: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave a comment by January 2, 2017 telling me why you’d love to try this product out!
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around January 3, 2017 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.
4) Bonus Entry: Follow Erborian on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos, or share a photo of their Mini Moisture Bar pictured above onto your own Instagram! Don’t forget to tag Erborian in your post, and link back to it in a separate comment below.