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Ideas for stocking fillers and gifts for Christmas

Posted: 17.12.14

No matter how organised you try to be, it just so happens that you still end up leaving your Christmas shopping until the last minute, meaning a rushed dash to the shops, losing yourself amidst the stressful hunting frenzy. Not to mention being stumped for ideas after the 122nd gift bought for the niece of your mum's uncle's cousin's son. To help you on your merry way, we have compiled a list of sassy beauty products conveniently under £30, some perfect as a stocking filler or even wrapped up with a sparkly ribbon and bow...

 

 

 

Rimmel London Provocalips

An absolute must have this festive season is Rimmel London's latest product, Provocalips Lip Colour (£6.99) available in six different shades from light pinks to deep berry reds, making it the perfect stocking filler. Amazingly, once you smack your lips together with this colour blasting bazooka, the gorgeous hue will stick around up to a whopping 16 hours - perfect for all those sneaky kisses under the mistletoe, especially after consuming half a turkey and twelve mince pies - the last thing you want is to be reapplying your lippy after every drool inducing mouthful! Easily mastered, just apply the taint you want, followed by the elusive seal of transparent gloss and you're good to go. Just don't forget to pout for the hundreds of family portrait shots and cheeky, half sober selfles.
Available at Boots

Eye of Horus

Get the impeccable lining and flicks on those pretty eyes of yours with Australian brand Eye of Horus, now available online in the UK due to rising popularity and celebrity endorsements. Must have products from their illuminating range are the goddess eye pencils (£17), available in eight colours from essential black to striking green and blue, as well as the liquid define liner (£17). Based on ancient Egyptian formulas and natural ingredients, this exquisite collection oozes quality befitting an empress, conforming to the origins of the brand name. Ease of use, smudge-proof and long lasting are all characteristics of grand buys to add to the glamorous side of Christmas.
Available at Beauty Bay

Burger And Fries Lip Balm Duo

As much as we love the winter wonderland that this time of year brings, it can also be evil to the hips and your lips - the bitter cold making your lips chapped, whilst comfort eating adding unwelcome expanding of the hips. We have found a fun little sweetener to brighten up anyones day, a cotton candy flavoured burger with vanilla fries lip balm set (£5.99) which will soften and protect your sore smackers from the freeze, with an alternative take on fast food like you've never seen it before! Sweet and non calorific. Bliss.
Available at Prezzy Box

Smashbox Products

Glamorous Smashbox beauty brand never fails to deliver, as their expertise hails from their flashy studios in L.A, which uses only the best on renowned artists and celebs. If it's good enough for Kim Kardashian, it's good enough for you, making it the perfect brand to gift! The ultimate eye shadows to warm up the dull winter winter chill can be found in this gorgeous full exposure palette (£36.00) by the legendary Smashbox. Featuring 14 neutral shades, including all the essential nudes, blacks, shimmers and mattes needed to finish any look, each one is long-wearing, meaning no pesky re-applying on a night out and no interruptions to your busy schedule of festive sales shopping. Another must have is the Photo Finish pore minimising primer (£28) which creates a flawless base on which to apply make-up, and since it is long lasting, the hours you spend on your face will be worth while. Their high shine lip lacquer (£19) along with Always Sharp lip liner (£15) are available in 16-20 gorgeous shades to complete any look you're going for this Christmas.
Available at Smashbox

OPI Trend on Ten Nail Polish Set

A girl can never get bored of changing the colour of her nails. Fortunately, quality nail brand OPI are also very aware of this fact and have brought out a OPI Trend on Ten gift set (£29.95) for this season, including ten essential hues in mini versions ranging from sophisticated pink and edgy white to sultry red and vibrant coral. Each colour has been thoughtfully chosen, completing a selection of all your favourite shades in one set to inspire you for every party outfit.
Available at Debenhams

Fariha Sabir

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