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Beauty Gifts For Under $20

Gifts for under $20? It can’t be real, right? We know how expensive the holidays can get. So these gifts and mini-stocking stuffers are perfect for a tight budget.

Hard Candy Party Ready Set – Fuel the makeup passion of the next generation with this fun glam set. For under $10 you can get this eyeshadow palette, setting spray, eyeliner and liquid lip colour. It also comes with a cute silver bag. The makeup is all fairly neutral to allow new makeup lovers to experiment without going overboard. It’s the perfect affordable gift.

Schick Intuition Winter Gift Set – Every girl has gotten one of these razor gift sets on Christmas morning, but that doesn’t make it a bad thing. They are a staple present. This year Intuition has upper the game with a pair of coy fluffy pink socks that I can’t wait to get my toes into. Every girl will love this!

Lipsmacker Disney Holiday Gift Sets – Lipsmacker has the cutest Disney co-branded products for the holidays. They are perfect for beauties of all ages from young to old. I will be adding the little Lip Balm Trio Bags into all of the gifts for my nieces. I know they will love it! I might just snag a few for myself too.

Scunci Hair Accessories – Find all of the stocking stuffers you could ever want with Scunci’s wide range of hair accessories. Skip the basics for the holidays and share some of the more unique products that will help friends try different styles or trends. You could try hair shimmer spray, a fun head wrap or a rose braid accessory that they can use to go glam on New Year’s Eve.


Calgon Bath Products – Calgon is another holiday staple that you can share with just about everyone. This year they have more great products and scents at an affordable price. I love the bag of Lavender & Honey Bath Fizzies as an unexpected choice. Their new Costal Gardenia scent is perfect to transport you away to warmer climates for a few seconds. It comes in everything from body spray to moisturizer for pure pampering.

Fragrance Gift Guide 2017

Give them the gift of unforgettable scents with this 2017 fragrance gift guide:

Katy Perry’s Indi – Katy Perry fans are going to love the next generation in the pop stars fragrances. Unlike her old scents, this perfume feels a bit more mature and grown up.  This perfume has a strong musk scent that makes it feel like the female version of your boyfriend’s best cologne. It’s not quite masculine, but there isn’t that girly flirty feel to it. It’s really rich, but does fade. The black and white bottle are striking making it a great gift idea.

Clean Skin Eau de Parfum – Clean has redesign their bottles making it the perfect time to share this amazing fragrance line for the holidays. The new bottles are colourful and sleek. They are, pardon the pun, clean. The fragrances themselves still have that same rich, inviting scent that makes you want to wrap yourself up in a fluffy bathrobe.

Maison Martin Margiela Beach Walk Fragrance – If you really want to splurge on someone extra special, this fragrance, or anything from the Replica collection, is where to turn. The line is made of scents meant to replicate scenarios to evoke memories. Beach Walk was the sweetness and saltiness of a day on the beach in the sand. I love that fresh ocean air feel when your spray it. You can’t go wrong with this collection!

Viktor And Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume – Does it get anymore iconic than Flowerbomb? Just the look of this pink box with that black stamp gets me excited. Any lover of floral scents will adore this perfume. It’s also a great scent to transition from girly throwaway scents to classy and elegant designer fragrance.

Lush Holiday Most Wanted

Yog Nog Soap & Bath Bomb
Lush Yog Nog
Honour your favourite holiday drink with this soap and matching bath bomb. Yog Nog has that creamy feel of a glass of egg nog with a spicy kick that feels like the holidays. It leaves your skin oh, so, soft! Get it for someone very special who deserves smooth skin.

Joy To The World Gift Set
Lush Joy To The World
This little set is perfect for someone that you aren’t sure what to get them. Think your sister-in-law or a co-worker. It includes the Snowcake soap, which is a holiday Lush classic. The season just wouldn’t be the same without it! It also has the Love And Light hand cream, which is uniquely scented with a fruity smell that reminds me of Froot Loops. For under $20, you can’t go wrong!

Magic Of Christmas Fun
Lush Magic Of Christmas Fun
This little quarter of holiday soaps are so much fun. They aren’t just for washing. These soaps are also perfect for the kids to use as play-dough in the tub. Use the sparkly soaps as bath art before you wash. These soaps do have a very strong smell and leave funny coloured bubbles in the tub, so be warned. They also don’t last as long as a regular bar of soap. It’s more a fun novelty than a soap you want to get hooked on year round.

Cranberry Festive Face Mask
Lush Cranberry Festive Face Mask
Get hooked on the superfruit of the season with this strong smelling natural face mask. This mask is nice and chunky, so you know it’s actually full of real ingredients and not just filler. When you apply, it has a light tingle on your skin. This is not enough to irritate sensitive skin, but just enough to let you know it’s working. The mask hardens in a few minutes, but it doesn’t ever get tight. After a quick and easy rinse, my skin feels so soft thanks to the argan oil and rose clay.
Christingle Body Conditioner
Lush Christingle
If you already love Lush’s body conditioners or just don’t want to add lotion when you get out of the shower, the minty super moisturizing Christingle will work wonders on your dry, winter skin. Put this on after you wash up, rinse it off and you’ll have tingly, super soft skin all day. You might want to hide this one, guys will love it as well. Just buy a couple so you can share.
Peeping Santa Bubble Bar
Lush Peeping Santa Bubble Bar
This little Santa bubble bar might be too cute to use but it’s also really effective. Just a little piece of this strawberry scented Santa will get you tons of bubbles. The shea and cocoa butters will keep you moisturized and if you choose to break it up you’ll get lots of great smelling baths out of it. Want to use it in one piece, watch out of the loads of bubbles coming your way.

Splurge Worthy Holiday Gift Set – Rodial Bee Venom Collection

Rodial Bee Venom Collection

If you really love me Santa, this will be under my tree on Christmas morning. I know this set is $199, but it is worth every penny!

Rodial’s Bee Venom skin care line is the ultimate in face care. Their moisturizer is the best. I mean, BEST! Since the first time I tried this moisturizer it’s been my favourite product, possibly ever. The description says it’s for aging skin, but I’ve been addicted since my early 20’s. I just know that I am never going to look old again. It’s really moisturizing, a bit cooling and plumping, so your face looks amazing. The container is also quite big, so it’s worth the investment that you are putting into it.

I more recently got the chance to try the serum and eye cream that are also included in this set and let me tell you, you won’t be disappointed.


If you really truly love me and know how good I’ve been you can always up the game and splurge for the Rodial Bee Venom 24 Carat Gold Collection. The addition of real gold flakes in this set for $399 makes it the ultimate Christmas present!

Gift Guide: Charity Gifts

We always love when our addiction to beauty products can also help a good cause. This holiday season give something back when you are Christmas shopping with our favourite charity gifts:


Kiehl’s x Craig & Karl – Kiehl’s has teamed up with artists Craig & Karl for their limited edition holiday collection. They added their bright fun designs to the Kiehl’s packaging in a way that feels totally natural. You can not only get the Kiehl’s classics, but also a cute gift box with the same bright packaging. As with all of their holiday collections, Kiehl’s is donating a portion of their sales to charity.

we see beauty makeup bag

We See Beauty  – This great site is connected to a foundation that helps to create coops for supporting local small business, building sustainable communities, and creating job security. One-third of all sales goes to the foundation and you have lots of options from makeup for accessories. We love this bright makeup bag made by women in a coop in Guatemala that is just $30!

biotherm water lovers

Biotherm Water Lovers Collection – Protect our planet’s most valuable resource with this limited edition collection. Their body lotions and moisturizers are already great, so they haven’t changed the formula, but the fun packaging. Money raised goes to the Mission Blue foundation to help protect water on the planet.


Chantecaille Elephant Palette – Chantecaille is really helping some amazing causes through beauty. This beautiful eyeshadow palette helps to raise awareness and funds for baby elephants in Africa. It doesn’t stop at just elephants. You can get similar palettes that help raise money for white tigers, sea turtles, dolphins, honey bees, wild horses and more.

Holiday Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

If you are looking for something to include in my stocking, or any other beauty lover, here are a few of our favourite stocking stuffer gift ideas.


Fresh Fix Set – $23 – Give the gift of clean in their stocking this year. This little set includes the bestselling Soy Face Cleaner that is great even for gentle skin. It also comes with a Mini Sugar Lip Treatment, which is actually one thing that every girl around the world should have!


Burt’s Bees Lip Trio – $8.99 – Give the give of smooth lips for under $10. It includes the Pomegranate, Mango and Classic formulas so that you can have kissable lips all winter long.

opi holiday nail polish

OPI Holiday Glam’s In The Bag – $21.50 – Girls who can never have enough nail polish will love this cute little nail polish set in their stocking. It comes with two full size nail polish bottles and two cute little makeup bags. The nail polishes are seasonal ‘Bogota Blackberry’ red and ‘Funny Bunny’ white. The bags are a bit small, but good for on-the-go lipstick.

Chloe mini perfume

Chloe Mini Travel Gift Set – $18 – These mini perfumes are so adorable and any feminine lady will love them. It doesn’t get any more elegant than Chloe. These rose perfumes are lovely, even if you can’t splurge on the big bottles.


The Body Shop Gift Cube – 2 for $15 – These little gift cubes include a Body Milk and a Shower gel in all of your favourite scents from The Body Shop, as well as a shower puff. Get 2 for $15 so you can give one to everyone in the family.