‘Tis the season to get your shop on indeed! And that’s just what we did early Thursday morning when we made our way over to West Van’s go-to haut spot for beauty products and stylish finds, Kiss & Makeup.
YP readers might wonder why the Notable team would want to budge from bed so early. Rest assured, Kiss & Makeup more than made up for the wake-up call and plied us with the promise of car service and an exclusive holiday preview of their latest lines – just in time for the gifting season ahead.
Upon arrival, coffee and mimosas were offered, as was a complimentary make-up application from in-house expert Rachel that got us ready for our busy day ahead. We took in an aromatherapy tutorial (courtesy of 21 Drops’ own ’21 Blend’ concoction) prior to perusing plenty of new pieces perfect for young professionals looking to get a head start on holiday shopping.
Always on the look out for savvy and stylish ideas suited to YPs, we made note of a few on-trend items that you ought to note:
– For those lucky YPs heading somewhere hot for the holidays, they still have TKEES in an array of colours
– Kiss & Makeup carries a wide range of local brands like Linacare, which produces incredibly hydrating creams as well as a holiday set ($59).
– Also in-store (and a great locally-produced Vancouver product): Bianco Breeze Hair Powder for those busy days filled with meetings, holiday lunches and impromptu Christmas cocktails
– We spotted great looks loaded with patterns, cozy sweaters and other great gifting ideas (like the Pendleton Wooden Mills blankets – perfect for the hard-to-buy.
After we’d done some damage and taken serious notes for our own gifting list, we enjoyed a few sweet treats (courtesy of mini donuts from Two Daughters Bakeshop, who also bake gluten-free and celiac-friendly goods at their North Vancouver bakery).
Looking for a few ideas of your own? Be sure to pay a visit to this gorgeous, cozy boutique when in search of those hard-to-find items for people on your Christmas list… or perhaps just for yourself!