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Lifestyle Asia's Latha Sunadh on what deserves a spot on your Christmas wishlist

Take cues from the editoress

‘Tis the season to make merry and indulge yourself with a little something special. But if you’ve been having a tough time navigating the flashy sales and impulse buys to find the gems that are worth your money, help is at hand. We got the industry’s top insiders to handpick the items that they are loving right now. Leveraging their position on the frontlines of all that’s new in the world of beauty and fashion, here’s what they are excited about this season.

When Latha Sunadh, deputy editor of Lifestyle Asia, speaks, we listen. Closely. While taking copious notes. The festive fervour of the holidays makes a strong case for cheating on your monthly budget with a few indulgences. But what should make the cut and what is best left behind on the store racks? We tapped into her insider’s intel to shortlist the only products that deserve a spot in your cart. "I’m a big fan of homegrown labels and of course, a few global buys that have a bit of a story or a point of view. The game-changers for me this Christmas are many," she says. Ahead, her top picks for the holiday season.

The tool: Skin Inc’s award-winning Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light

Okay, now this is something else and is definitely the future of skincare. It’s called the ultimate bespoke facial and it is supposed to give you brighter and blemish-free skin.

The dress: The rose sari dress by Kumari

Such a versatile outfit to step into 2020.

The jewellery: Bhavya Ramesh Silver Jewellery

This label proves that silver jewellery can be used in myriad ways. The honeybee sunglasses are so futuristic, and they come with a touch of tradition.

The watch: Cartier Panthere Double Loop watch

I have always loved the Bvlgari Serpenti watch but now, I am dying to add another favourite to my watch list: The Cartier Panthere Double Loop watch

Skincare & makeup:

Glow Recipe Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream that is hydrating and soothing

Clé De Peau Beauté Concealer

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick