Sunday, December 17, 2017

Stocking Stuffers: Beauty Gifts under $15

I just put together a great gift guide for luxury beauty lovers that you should definitely check out. But if you are looking for a cheaper option, think under $20, then this post is for you! We've all been in situations where we need to get our coworkers a last minute gift and hopefully these ideas will help you out! Once again, I tried to stick to products that are more universal and you won’t need to know their skin color/type or shade preferences.

Being by Sanctuary- Chili Mango & Tonka Bean Hand Cream
Available at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations

I was recently introduced to this brand that just arrived in Canada! They create body products with very unique flavor combinations. For example this product is Chili Mango and Tonka Beans! The products are made with millennials in mind using natural products and no animal testing. I really love the scent of this and the texture is great too. Also, how good do their other scents sound: Water Lotus & Pomelo, Hibiscus & Coconut Water!

The Body Shop- Coconut Soft Hands Warm Kisses
Available at The Body Shop

$10 on sale for $6

The Body Shop is a classic place to go for pre packaged gifts, another post on this soon! They have these fantastic Soft Hands Warm Kisses sets in Coconut and Shea Butter! It's only $10 and currently on sale for $6 which makes it such a great option as it's already pre packaged and ready to go! I love their hand creams because it absorbs so fast as it is a thinner consistency and their scents are delicious!

Hard Candy- Lips of Love Set
Available at Walmart

This set wins for best value! You get 3 lip glosses and a makeup pouch for only $4.97! The brand is mainly aimed towards the younger crowd but I’m very pleased with the quality of the lippies. They are a much thinner consistency than say Stila Liquid Lipsticks but gives a medium coverage and feels surprisingly comfy on the lips. The colors in this set are super neutral and would flatter a variety of skin tones.

Rocky Mountain Soap Co - Peppermint Lip Balm
Available online

I have a gift option if you want to support local! Rocky Mountain Soap Co is a Western Canadian brand that only produces products using very natural ingredients. This lip balm is a peppermint flavor and feels buttery soft. The ingredient list is made up of things I can actually pronounce: sesame seed oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, sunflower seed oil, peppermint oil, and Vitamin E. That's all there is and it makes me wonder why we would ever need more ingredients than this in any lip balm!

Kiss - Be Linked Nail Strips
Available at London Drugs

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than with Christmas themed nails! These decals make it super easy to do nail art. You can paint a plain base coat in a neutral color. Then you just peel off the stickers and stick on your nails. Finish with a top coat and it looks like fancy nail art. There are also 5 full nail stickers if you don’t feel like using nail polish at all.

Impress Nails - Claim to Fame
Available at Walmart and online

Alternatively, you can gift them a manicure set without a Christmas theme but will definitely keep them in style. I started using impress nails about 3 years ago and there was a learning curve. But either they improved their designs or I got better, I can put a set of these on in about 5 minutes now and they’ll last at least 3 days! Their designs are better too as they used to only have solid shades. Now there are some very trendy manicures available as press on nails.

Real Techniques- 4 Mini Miracle Complexion Sponges
Available at London Drugs and Ulta

Beauty blenders are amazing but quite pricey especial if you need to replace them often. Real Techniques has great quality brushes and sponges for a much more affordable price. This set is really cute with multi color mini sponges so you can use them with different products and not mix it up. These sponges are perfect for applying concealer, highlighter and getting foundation into small creases. It's also really great to travel with!

7th Heaven - Charcoal Peel Off Mask

For a real stocking stuffer at only $2, the Charcoal Peel Off Mask is the latest addition to 7th Heaven’s large line up of masks. Their packaging is iconic with fruits/vegetables over top the models eyes. Although I have to say sometimes it is a bit freaky. But these masks work surprisingly well and although it’s suppose to be a single use, I can usually get 3-4 uses out of one package. I also like that it's peel off as sometimes washing off mud masks gets quite messy.

So there you have it, 8 different options for beauty gifts less than $15! Hope everyone's finished their holiday shopping and ready to celebrate the holidays with their loved ones!

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