Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Shopping for the Girl Who Loves All Things Beauty Part 2: Stocking Stuffers - The best little things to fit in a stocking.

Stocking stuffers for the makeup addict is not too hard to do.  We love anything with bling, shimmer, and shine.  If it has a pretty color, we will love it.  But below you will find my favorite pics for stocking stuffers this year.  The basics for a great stocking is to make sure that it fits, it's fun, and it's really cool. 

The Urban Decay NAKED Palette.  Comes with 12 of their famous colors along with some limited addition ones.  All are neutral tones and offer a variety of finishes.  It also comes with a free eyeshadow brush and a sample size of their popular Eyeshadow Potion!  The box has a slim shape can fit in most regular sized stockings.  All this for only $48!  Available at http://www.ulta.com/ and http://www.sephora.com/



Nail Polish.  Any nail polish will really do, but think in terms of FUN.  OPI has some really great colors out right now that crackle, glitter, and pop in color.  China Glaze and Nicole are all good brands too.  Sally Hansen is also another good choice.  Metal is another finish that is hot for fall.   $5-$12 each.  http://www.ulta.com/ or http://www.sephora.com/





Lip Gloss.  My favorite go to lipgloss is the NYX Mega Shine.  There is 64 color choices and the finish is always silky and with high shine.  And you really can't beat the price!  NYX has so many other great affordable products such as their pigments, lip and eye liners, and false eyelashes.  The best place to get them at is http://www.cherryculture.com/ for the biggest variety and they often have them on sale with free shipping if you spend $40.  You can also buy NYX at Ulta stores.  Regular price $5.50 each. 

Brushes.  This is a great small item that will get a lot of use.  Get a kit with a lot of brushes and break it up to put in the stocking or buy them individually.  My favorite brushes are from http://www.maccosmetics.com/ or http://www.sigmabeauty.com/.  Brushes are on the expensive side, but Sigma is pretty affordable without sacrificing quality.  Regular price $14-75 each.






Eyelashes.  This is a really fun idea and doesn't take up a ton of space.  You can get my fav eyelashes by Red Cherry at www.madamemadeline.com.  They are 100% human hair, super light and have around 200 varieties. Madame Madeline also has other brands and styles to choose from.   Also check out www.ebay.com for some really interesting ones such as feathers or flares.  This is definitely for someone daring.  Why not get a few pairs for a variety of looks?  Don't forget the eyelash glue!  $2-15 each.

Pigments. This is essential for the serious makeup girl.  http://www.maccosmetics.com/ have amazing ones and one jar will last a lifetime.  $18 each.  Or try NYX Ultra Pearl Mania pigments.  I have a few and I really like them.  My fav colors are Mocha Pearl, and Walnut.  $3 each.  Find it at http://www.cherryculture.com/ or Ulta stores.

Violent Lips.  These are really fun temporary tattoos for your lips and they come in a huge selection of designs.  They last for up to 8 hours and contain moisturizing agents for your lips.  Each set comes with 3 applications and are easy to use.  Retail $9.99-14.95 each.  www.violentlips.com or also found at Ulta and Sephora. 





E.L.F Cosmetics.  This brand is so affordable you won't believe it!  Nearly everything is under $3 and you can often find it on sale with free shipping at http://www.elfcosmetics.com/.  This is a perfect cheap stocking filler.  They have really great brushes, false eyelashes, gift sets, lip glosses, and I love their HD powder.  Get it also at Target stores.

The Urban Decay Revolution Eye Lash Curler.  This revolutionary eyelash curler is different from other eyelash curlers because of the open cage design.  It eliminates the crimping of the lashes that don't make it into the cage.  And it fits on nearly every sized eye without pinching the skin.  I use this in my makeup kit and it's a must have.  Comes with 5 replacement pads too.  $20.  Find it at http://www.sephora.com/ and http://www.ulta.com/.





Gift Sets and Value Kits.  These are really great because you get travel sized items or even full sized items at a discounted rate. You can use these kits as your stocking stuffers it you take them out of the box for your stocking.  http://www.sephora.com/  has some amazing ones called their Sephora Favorites.  You will find lip products, bestsellers, mascaras, and fragrances.  All of the kits are under $75 and you get a ton of product!





Skin Care.  Provided you know what your gift receiver's skin type is then you can choose this as an option.  Skin care gift sets are an excellent value.  My favorite and the one I use is the Mary Kay Time Wise Miracle Set.  It comes with everything you need, cleanser, day and night solution and a moisturizer for only $90.  http://www.marykay.com/.  You can also find great skin care sets at http://www.ulta.com/ and http://www.sephora.com/




Ornaments with perfume and makeup by Victoria's Secret.  Who could want more than an adorable ornament that is filled with mini stuff?  Each for only $10 and found at http://www.victoriassecret.com/






Sephora Sparkle Pop Up Brush.  This limited edition pop up brush by Sephora fits perfectly in your purse.  When you open it up it features a mirror and a brush.  When closed it's a blinged out compact.  Perfect for the girl who loves a bit of sparkle!  $8 http://www.sephora.com/








Marc Jacobs Solid Perfume Jewelry.  These super cute pieces of jewelry open up to reveal a solid perfume by Marc Jacobs.  Available in bracelets and rings this is a great stocking stuff.  For the modern, flirtatious and fun!  http://www.sephora.com/ $40-42 each. 







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Sephora Boo Boo Bling.  This is a really fun way to deck out your bandage!  Add bling to your band aid for a bit of sparkle and fun.  $6 each.  http://www.sephora.com/









Beauty Blender.  This is the first sponge of it's kind that is not only aerodynamic but it is Eco friendly too.  Designed to be cleaned with the cleanser that it comes with, you are never throwing away sponges again.  And helping the environment in the meantime!  The Beauty Blender also comes with an instruction disc so that you can master the technique in no time!  $34.95.  Found at http://www.sephora.com/.



Myrabelle Mascara Shield.  Are you constantly getting mascara on your lids or on the skin in your lower lash line?  Then this handy little tool, used by makeup artists, can help you to avoid that.  This tool is also good for catching fall out from glitter and eyeshadows.  $8.99 found at http://www.paintandpowderstore.com/







Gift Certificates.  Don't know what exactly to get but you know where she likes to shop?  Get a gift certificate!  Now a days these are offered by nearly every store in a small cute scannable card.  Why not do a themed stocking.  Like a spa day one.  Give her a gift certificate for a makeover, massage, pedi/mani, to Sephora and include a few things that go along with the theme.  Like fluffy cozy socks, or any of the items above.  She will love to go shopping and extend the excitement of the gift!  And hit the after Christmas sales! 

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!














4 comments:

  1. I so totally suggest the mary kay kit! It is wonderful!! =D

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  2. I think you meant ergonomi not aerodynamic....for the beauty blender ;)

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