Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Stocking Stuffers

by Gio

We’ve finally come to the last instalment of the Holiday Gift Guide 2010, which is dedicated to stocking stuffers. If you have already done most of your Christmas shopping (in which case, well done! 😉 ) and you are just looking for some ideas on that little extra present to give to those you love, please consider one of the options below. They’re a steal!

Stila Travel Palettes in Make An Impression in Moscow and Trendsetting in Tokyo are a gorgeous and inexpensive gift (they are only $10.00 each). Each palette contains 4 eyeshadows and one convertible color that can be used both as blush and lipstick. And the packaging is just too cute! Available at Sephora.

If you know someone that loves pigmented blushes, then Sleek Blushes (£3.99 each) are a must have. They are the most pigmented blushes that I have ever tried, have a shimmery finish that makes skin glow and they last all day too! Available at

Models Own nail polishes (£5 each) are the perfect stocking stuffer for any nail polish addict. They are available in more than 100 shades in a variety of finishes: creamy, pearly, glittery and neon! There is definitely something for everyone and they glide on smoothly too! Available at

Available in six shades, Eyeko Fat Balm (£6.00) has a balmy consistency and good color payoff that provides a nice flush of color to both cheeks and lips. If you can’t decide which one to buy, they are also available in a trio set for $13.00. Available at

Available in a lot of different shades, NYX Round Case Lipsticks ($3.59) have a creamy texture, good color payoff and a shiny finish. If you know someone that’s just started to get into lipsticks or is obsessed with them, these are a great and cheap option to consider. Available at

A good loose powder is an understated, but important step in any makeup routine. A great and cheap choice would be ELF Studio High Definition Powder ($6.00), a soft and invisible powder that masks fine lines and imperfections while giving your skin a natural, radiant glow. Available at

I love Essence Eye Pencils ($0.99). They are so inexpensive but great quality: pigmented, they are so creamy and go on smoothly without tugging. And at that price, you can even get all the 8 shades available! Available at

Rosebud Salve in a Tube ($6.00) is a favourite of many: it moisturizes and soothes dry lips, irritation, minor burns, helps heal cuts and mangled cuticles and even minimizes diaper rash. And in now comes in a convenient tube! Available at Sephora.

This cute Gingerbread House ($6.25) is only one of the many babble bars available at Lush, but it’s definitely one of the most festive! Infused with cinnamon and ginger oil, this little house smells wonderful and feels really nice in a bath tub. Available at Lush.

The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter ($8.00) is my favourite body moisturizer ever. Its rich texture applies smoothly and moisturizes skin for hours on end. For those with dry skin, this is definitely a must have. And it smells wonderful too! But if coconut isn’t your thing, there are lots of other flavours to choose from. Available at

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Fidya December 16, 2010 - 10:25 am

Devo dire che mi garbano molto questi regalini natalizi, soprattutto il blush sleek! spero di poterlo comprare presto

beautifulwithbrains December 16, 2010 - 9:16 pm

Fidya, te lo raccomando, il blush Sleek è stupendo e davvero molto pigmentato! Spero tu possa provarlo presto. 🙂

Anna December 17, 2010 - 1:06 am

I love Models Own nailpolishes. I have gone crazy and bought loads of them lately, and they are wonderful.
I especially love the creamy ones 🙂
I think I own eight of them at the moment 🙂
When it comes to The Body Shop I can spend hours in the store.. its such a wonderful place 😀
(hours is maybe a bit too much, but at least an hour :P)
I bought a perfume from them a while ago, Pomegranate and Raspberry.. I LOVE IT.. its such a wonderful and soft scent 🙂
I have a tip you need to try out, If you can get your hands on products from Dermosil, please check out their Red Orange products. I have the showergel, body lotion, deodorant, bar soap and perfume.. they are soo wonderful 🙂


beautifulwithbrains December 17, 2010 - 10:06 am

Anna, eheheh, I love the creamy Model own polishes too, they are lovely.

I can spend a lot of time in TBS too, their skincare products are wonderful and smell so good! 🙂

I don’t think I have ever heard of Dermosil, but I will keep an eye out for their products, thank you. They sound amazing and if they smell like orange, then I’m sold! Lol. 🙂


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