Saturday, 23 December 2017

FESTIVE BEAUTY | SUPER LAST MINUTE BUDGET-FRIENDLY STOCKING STUFFERS


Now, personally I have never had a Christmas stocking but the concept has always seemed very cute to me. Christmas puts a lot of pressure on a lot of us every year with the search of finding that one big present for someone you love, but luckily with beauty lovers especially a handful of small but great presents can be a better option than just one gift. Affordable or "drugstore" brands as they are often called can be frequently overlooked and even sneered at, lately though they have been stepping their game up massively. I really want to do a best of drugstore beauty post for this year because I have discovered so many amazing budget beauty items, in the meantime here are some fun last minute ideas to buy the beauty lover in your life that will have their smile a mile wide. 

At all price ranges, false eyeslashes are available and most come with glue and directions. You can buy them online and in store. I got these Eye Candy and Koko Lashes from falseyelashes.co.uk and these Volume Lashes for just £1 at Wilkinson's, which is a store here in the UK. You can even get them at Primark, Poundand, Boots and Superdrug. FalseEyelashes.co.uk stock loads of brands including the popular Lilly Lashes and Ardell Lashes. You just can't go wrong.


NYX COSMETICS
Possibly my favourite affordable brand at the moment as so many of their products are top notch, you can buy them online at Cult Beauty or in store at Selfridges and Boots. My top pick is the Angel Veil primer as it is truly suitable for all skin types. Their eyeshadow palettes, like the Ultimate Shadow Palettes would be a great shout too. They have their lip vaults which you can open and split between friends which is always a good idea.

THE ORDINARY
If you are lucky enough to be within travelling distance of the Covent Garden based Abnormal Beauty Shop I highly recommend a visit so you can snatch up everything that takes your fancy. Their primers and foundations would make a great stocking stuffer, as a skincare lover myself I would love to receive some of their face products like their wonderful acid solutions which is ideal for anyone who wants brighter, more even skin. There's so much to choose from and you can easily pick up three or four products for under £20.


WILKINSON'S
Such an overlooked and under-rated store, Wilko's in England sells everything for a fraction of the price. Their brushes alone are worth the visit, but they also stock brands like Essence and Collection Cosmetics. I picked up these velour puffs, anyone with oily skin would appreciate this gift. 


COLLECTION COSMETICS
Speaking of Collection, I also repurchased their Sheer Loose Powder which is one of my all time favourites, second only to the Vichy Dermablend powder which is relatively affordable as well if you are looking to spend a little more. Although it has a fragrance it sets beautifully, holds up extremely well throughout the day and doesn't look cakey or dry. A really beautiful powder.


POUNDLAND MAKEUP BRUSHES 
I am going to review this brush for you soon, but just looking at it you wouldn't think it was from Poundland. The shape and style looks like it could be from so many higher end brands, it is quite small but it just goes to show you can find great presents in the unlikeliest of places.


PRIMARK FACE AND FOOT MASKS
Better than your average sheet mask because they are printed and thus are really cool. A little pricier than you would expect from Primark but a great novelty gift. Plus with all the free time I hope you are getting over the holiday period what better than to dedicate your days to pampering yourself. The foot mask definitely intrigues me, subscribe to my YouTube for reviews on these masks!

Have you ever had a Christmas stocking and what would you put in your own?

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Kiran

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9 comments

  1. These all look amazing!

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    Ellie xx

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  2. Great post dear! Have a wonderful week!
    xoxo

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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  3. These are actually good tips, they're affordable! :)
    Wishing you all a magical and blissful holiday! ❤

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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    1. Thank you so much Alyssa, hope you had a very Merry Christmas x

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  4. I've recently picked up that The Ordinary primer, and only got to try it out once or twice (since I'm still emptying another one) I really like the consistency and can't wait to use it more!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  5. These all look great, my daughters love false lashes xxxx Zoë - MammafulZo 💕

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  6. I definitely want to try that Angel Veil. Heard so many great things.
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