The Fashion And Beauty Essentials You Need For This Holiday Season

The holidays are here, and we’re callin’…. It.

Think the likes of Jane Birkin, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, the inimitable goddesses of their era, and you know, true It Girls who ruled the scene. What defines their elusive je ne sais quoi? A charming appeal, for sure, but the most defining quality has to be this: daring to be different. So in the spirit of It-Girls past, we’re striving for something edgier, dare we say, a little off-centre, in our modern holiday guide.

Play up your individuality with bold looks, clashing prints, and exaggerated silhouettes from high street label Topshop — and spread good ol’ festive cheer with sequins and glitter. There’s something for the party girl, the after-party cool cat, and the jet-setting traveller. You’ll also be struck starry-eyed by the dazzling array of holiday beauty sets from Sephora, whether they’re limited edition palettes, very on-trend metallic makeup, or skincare kits that are worth every penny.

What we’re saying is, live a little, dress more dangerously, and play up the colours on your face. And do give a couple of Fs — that is, fresh, fun and fashion-forward — because if you’re up for some style experimenting, there’s no better season than this one!

To celebrate, we’ve put together a fashion and beauty guide with both Topshop and Sephora, which will be out in stores TODAY, complete with exclusive promotions! You’ll definitely want to pick up a copy.

In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek (and a quick run-through of the holiday looks to cop). 


Classy and classic, but you’re still no bore! As a daring ode to the generic sweater-lovin’ holiday nerd, play it up with oversized knits, ripped jeans, and a pair of punk rock-approved combat boots. Then, score these beauty staples — and that blockbuster palette — to top the class with style.

1. sequin fairisle turtleneck top, $136.90
2. sephora blockbuster palette, $69
3. foreo here & there set, $225
4. pixi beauty endless silky eye pen trio, $24
5. twisted logo belt, $49.90
6. mid blue super ripped jaime jeans, $106
7. thursday check trouser, $96.90
8. sephora premium brush set, $39
9. benefit cosmetics magical brow stars, $103
10. beauty blender sweet surprise set, $32
11. krunch chunky boots, $89.90
12. betsy moon velvet bag, $59.90


Flick that winged eyeliner and crank up your look till you’re a walking disco ball; after all, everything’s gonna revolve around you tonight. So how about living it up with sparkly sequins, a metallic eye worthy of Kirakira+, and some OTT jacket only you could rock? You’ll also want makeup that lasts the night — or at least, your crazy antics.

1. rainbow stud maxi, $149.90
2. crop harper marabou outer, $289.90
3. urban decay naked cherry travel size all nighter makeup setting spray, $22
4. mia met handle mini bag, $49.90
5. fenty beauty killawatt foil freestyle highlighter palette, $74
6. sephora mini cream lip stain set, $22
7. sequin metallic thread crop t-shirt, $46.90
8. too faced under the christmas tree, $72
9. silver pu skirt, $76.90
10. ray scrappy sandal, $106.90
11. GHD long lasting curls gift set, $346
12. tarte life of the party clay brush palette & clutch, $68


We’re talking about the cool-girl elite, the one who gets invited to the after-party that’s, arguably, more happening than the main event. And trust us, this ain’t a snooze fest. Create any look under the stars with an edgy eye palette and lip vault, while remaining every bit the head-turner with a slick velvet pantsuit.

1. sequin mermaid bralet, $89.90
2. crinkle velvet jacket in petrol, $116
3. urban decay perversion mascara eye pencil duo, $49
4. laura mercier shadows lights mini caviar stick, $55
5. stila shine bright palette, $65
6. fenty beauty snow nights frosted metal lipstick set, $58
7. crinkle velvet trousers in petrol, $89.90
8. sunday riley good genes anchor holiday kit, $155
9. rio snake boxy bag, $59.90
10. kat von d beauty fetish eyeshadow palette, $86
11. robyn 2 part sandal, $89.90
12. smashbox always on liquid lip vault, $294


Pick up a copy of our #NYLONxTopshopxSephora Holiday Gift Guide at Topshop ION/VivoCity and Sephora ION Orchard for exclusive promotions*. Simply spend $50 at any of the above stores to receive a complimentary copy!

These promotions include:


  • 50% off 2nd piece
  • 1-for-1 Jeans


  • 15% off Sephora Collection items
  • 3X Points on any purchase for Sephora members
  • FREE Naughty or Nice Dip (worth $50)

*T&Cs apply.