Seven things a Chicdriven woman needs for Christmas


More and more are expected from us women. From just being homemakers, we have become CEOs, soldiers, inventors, entrepreneurs and leaders of nations.

We have become so hyphenated that we have given Wonder Woman a run for her money and a different meaning.

But because of this development, life has become so rushed and busy. It’s a good thing that technology also stepped up.

Being chic and driven also means we use our time wisely, with technology as part of our arsenal.

So for this joyous season, these are some of the things I think you or a partner of a Chicdriven woman should have under her Christmas tree.

1. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

I wasn’t interested in a Dyson supersonic at its launch because of its hefty price tag.

Both my 12-year-old daughter and I have a full head of hair that shampoo models would kill for. Her hair is thicker by about 30 percent, so imagine how long it takes to dry her hair using a regular dryer and an electric fan.

Dyson Supersonic claims to cut your hair drying time in half without damaging effect. So after the nudging of friends (Pheomela Baranda and Preview EIC Isha Valles) and an offer I couldn’t refuse, I went ahead and bought one.

My daughter is super happy, so my purchase is justified.

This December, Dyson Supersonic comes in a special stand or case with every purchase.

2. Browhaus Brow Resurrection

I test a car’s ride on how fast and neatly I can put my eyebrows. It takes me about 5-6 minutes to finish my brows in a car with a bad ride, and 2-3 minutes in a car with good suspension.

If I multiplied the minutes by 365 days, I realized that I would have lost two to three days of my life just doing my brows. So I decided to have my eyebrows done, and never looked back.

Browhaus uses a vegetable dye and depending on your care, can last up to 8 months to 1 year. No more trying to paint your eyebrows in between traffic.

3. Anker PowerDriver +2 Multiport USB Car Charger

Cars nowadays are equipped with a USB charger, but usually just one. And often, we have more than one gadget that need constant charging—your phone, tablet, camera, etc.

Thus, a multiport charger is a must.

PowerDrive+ 2 is powered by Quick Charge 3.0 and Quick Charge 2.0 with PowerIQ, guaranteeing possibly the fastest charge for any phone or tablet.

Being one of the most compact 2-port car chargers on the market, it is built with a premium zinc alloy finish and an LED ring for low-light conditions.

4. VMV Boldly Go Blush
Boldly Go is a coconut oil-based blush that is so versatile you can use it on your lids and lips when the need arises.

It is paraben, phthalates and preservative free using cold pressed organic coconut oil and is proudly Philippine made.

It comes in a gorgeous capiz casing and made by a company known for its hypoallergenic products.

Perfect for that quick look touch up in the rearview mirror before dashing out of the car.

5. CTEK Battery Sense

The Battery Sense is a smart battery monitor that is installed directly on the car battery.

Through a Bluetooth connection with your smartphone, it will show how much charge is left in the battery in real time. No more second guesses.

6. Kleen Kanteen Water Bottle

PET or plastic bottles used for mineral water and other drinks are one of the major pollutants in the world, not to mention that the plastic bottles are not meant to be reused because some of them release cancer-causing chemicals when exposed to heat.

So imagine what happens to your water bottle or food storage when you leave them in a car parked under the sun.

Kleen Kanteen is a steel-insulated canister and water bottle that is reusable and stylish at the same time.

It’s guaranteed to keep your coffee hot and your cold juices cold for a long time.

7. Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair (ANR) and ANR Eye Concentrate Matrix

I was introduced to this product by my partner Issa Litton. Good skin always cuts your make up routine by about 30 percent, so it’s really efficient for a chicdriven woman to invest in her skin.

ANR is Estee’s best-selling product that reveals a smoother, more radiant, and younger look to the skin.

ANR Eye Concentrate Matrix is a multi-repair, skin-strengthening, ultra-nourishing formula with an innovative 360 degree Matrix Technology.

It dramatically reduces the look of all key signs of aging, including the appearance of lines, wrinkles, under-eye puffiness, and dark circles. Both are easy to use and fuss-free.

Merry Christmas and happy shopping!

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