Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Fab Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffers are important in my home.  My kids really look forward to them, and as they get older, it gets more difficult to think of original ideas!

Below is a list of beauty products that will make perfect stocking stuffers.  The smell great, make you look amazing and/or feel good, too!

Jack Black The Balm Squad
Jack Black The Balm Squad

Jack Black The Balm Squad ($25 USD) — includes Mango & Mandarin, Natural Mint & Vanilla, Asian Pear & White Tea and Natural Mint & Shea Butter Lip Balms and is available for $25 at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, ULTA Beauty, and www.GetJackBlack.com

Pearly Wipes ($13 for 12 Individually Wrapped Wipes) — Alleviate everyday damages from coffee and tea stains, bad breath, and other mouth maladies. Pearly Wipes have been created to protect your teeth and freshen your mouth with its peppermint flavor. Use Pearly Wipes after any offending beverage as well as a minty treat after a meal when no toothbrush is in sight.

Wine Wipes ($15 for 12 Individually Wrapped Wipes) — With just one swipe, you can wipe that wine off your smile. Wine Wipes’ orange blossom flavor ensures each wipe won’t ruin your next sip, so go ahead, Wipe that Wine off your smile.

Purchase at http://www.winewipes.com

ello Breath Spray Pink Grapefruit Mint
Hello Breath Spray Pink Grapefruit Mint

Hello Breath Spray Pink Grapefruit Mint ($3.79 USD) — Very refreshing and tasty!  available in Mojito Mint, Pink Grapefruit Mint and Supermint for $3.79.

and is available at Walgreens, Duane Reade, ULTA Beauty, select Targets and Amazon.com.

côte Traveler Gift Set
côte Traveler Gift Set

côte Traveler Gift Set ($38 USD) — this unique côte traveler gift set will allow you to give the gift of perfect nails to anyone this season. This set offers everything you need for a nail touch up or on-the-go color application: two clean and easy non-acetone remover pads (one pad can do all ten nails!), a petit côte nail file for accurate shaping, côte’s versatile strengthening base and top coat, and three luscious côte colors to choose from…nos. 10, 13 & 32. all of this is neatly wrapped up in a beautiful, custom designed, organic cotton zipper pouch. (zipper pouch color may vary.)

Available at http://coteshop.myshopify.com/

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask
Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask ($15 box of 4) — One of a kind spa treatment at home! This soft cotton mask drenches skin with a full bottle of anti-aging serum (0.7 fl. oz.) to boost hydration, smooth fine lines, and restore firmness and bounce to your skin. A refreshing and relaxing experience for radiant and visibly younger skin.

Purchase at http://www.target.com

Senteurs d’Orient Box of 3 Ma’amoul Soaps
Senteurs d’Orient Box of 3 Ma’amoul Soaps

Senteurs d’Orient Box of 3 Ma’amoul Soaps ($43 USD) — Senteurs d’Orient believes that soap should be beautiful and whimsical. With designs inspired by traditional Lebanese pastries of the same name, our Ma’amoul Soap is the perfect hand soap. Each pure vegetal soap is sculpted to take your senses on a luxurious voyage to the world of scents and textures. Fragrances are Orange Blossom, Amber and Rose.

Available at usa.senteursdorient.com

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Here are a few cool stocking stuffer ideas for the ladies on your list:

EOS Holiday Box ($8.99 USD) eos’ 3-pack of organic lip balm makes a great gift for the holidays. Or treat yourself to supple lips with each delicious scent and flavor: strawberry sorbet, sweet mint, and passion fruit.   Purchase at a mass retailer near you.

Josie Maran Set of 3 Argan lip Treatment Pots ($40 USD) Treat your lips right with nourishing argan oil for a pout that’s lush, supple, and smooth. This trio helps restore youthful-looking fullness in three lovely shades and scents. From Josie Maran.
Includes:

  • 0.24-oz lip treatment in Rosey, a deep rose pink with pomegranate scent
  • 0.24-oz lip treatment in  Heaven, a glittering sheer peach with tangerine scent
  • 0.24-oz lip treatment in Kiss Me, a light pink with lime scent

Purchase at www.qvc.com.

beautyblender pure kit ($49.95) — For the beauty maven that’s always travelling, pure™ kit includes everything needed for the perfect skin care application regimen both at home and on-the-go! pure™ kit contains 1 new beautyblender pure sponge and 1 solid cleanser in a mesh pouch that allows light and air to pass through, allowing your beautyblender to dry thoroughly and completely. It is the perfect travel companion for both your pure™ and solid™ products when you are on-the-go!

pure™ is designed to be used with moisturizers, eye treatment serums and lotions, makeup primers and makeup removers to be a truly hygienic, gentle way to ensure optimal use of the most advanced skin care products. Not only can pure™ be used as an essential must-have tool in your skin care routine, but you can even use it to apply your makeup for flawless coverage. The elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. This multi-purpose sponge magically allows you to cover up dark circles and blemishes, achieve an airbrushed foundation finish, brighten your skin with bronzer and blush, apply and blend eye shadow effortlessly, and add some strategic shimmer on the top of your décolletage. No need for a glam squad when you have beautyblender® pure™!

Included in the pure kit is the new solid™ cleanser. This travel friendly alternative to the original liquid blendercleanser provides the same cleansing results and the soothing lavender fragrance for your beautyblender applicators and make up brushes.

pure™ kit retails for $49.95. For a list of retailers please visit www.beautyblender.net.

Fab Beauty Stocking Stuffers Under $10.00

Hey all! I’ve got some great ideas for stocking stuffers for women and teens! I love finding beauty items in my stocking (I usually don’t get them though, I’m the one who gives beauty). I know that I’m not alone. Try one of these affordable and really good products, and the recipient will thank you! 

LUSH Maple Taffy Lip Balm ($4.95 USD) — This delicious balm is made with 20% maple syrup for that authentic, sweet flavor. It is also packed with  moisturizing butters like shea and illipe to make lips soft and smooth throughout the winter. Visit www.lushusa.com to purchase this balm and other affordable stocking stuffers such as bath bombs and soap, all handmade.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara ($8.95 USD) — L’Oréal Paris’ newest addition to the cult-favorite Voluminous line claims to “deliver instant impact without any clumps, amplifying your lashes to millionaire lengths. Its innovative brush precisely combines long and short bristles to capture and evenly coat every lash from root to tip. Additionally, the new Clean-Sweep Wiper System uses stretch technology to adjust to every bristle, remove excess mascara and wipe the brush free of clumps, leaving just the right amount of mascara needed for an ultra-volumizing look.” Available at www.lorealparis.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide.

Those purveyors of eco-freindly cosmetic brushes, ecoTOOLS, has recently released their Recycled Retractable Foundation Brush ($5.99).  The heavily tapered hairs of the foundation brush mimic upscale designer cosmetic brushes, pioneering maximum luxurious functionality at minimum cost and harm to the earth. This is a very soft brush that smooths primer and foundation on beautifully. And you can’t beat the price!

Palladio Shadow & Liner Herbal Crayons ($6.00 USD) — Is a natural, shimmery, three-in-one cosmetic must-have. They “chill” when applied and offer an all-day cooling sensation. Featuring ingredients such as aloe and glycerin (a natural humectant), the soft gel formula glides on effortlessly and eliminates the need to “pull” or “tug” at sensitive eye areas. Use as an eyeshadow, eye liner or color-enhancing shadow base. Visit www.palladiobeauty.com to learn more!

So pick 1 (0r 2 or 3) of these great stocking stuffer and make someone’s Christmas special!

Stuff Your Stockings With New Lip Balm Collections

When thinking of stocking stuffers this year, lip balms are a great idea for all of the chapped lips on your list! Below are lip balm sets priced $9.99 — $14.99 — perfect to give to one person or to split up and drop one in each stocking you need to fill.

Eos, the innovative personal care brand, expands in the lip balm category and announces the launch of the 2010 Smooth Sphere Lip Balm Holiday Gift Bag ($9.99 USD) – a set of 3 organic, all natural lip balm spheres in a stylish, reusable cosmetic pouch. A delightful gift or stocking-stuffer, the Holiday Gift Bag contains full-size eos smooth sphere lip balms in Honeysuckle Honeydew, Sweet Mint and new limited edition Pomegranate Raspberry. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos™ lip balms keep lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth. Availability: Walgreens, www.evolutionofsmooth.com.
 
Burt’s Bees Lip balm Ornament ($9.99 USD) Burt’s Bees fans can stock up on their favorite lip balms and get a keepsake reusable and recyclable tin. Choose from the ‘Classic’ pack filled with four Beeswax Lip Balms or the ‘Mixed’ pack with a variety of favorite balms. Sets include:

Classic = 4 Original Peppermint Lip Balms .15 oz each
Mixed = 2 Original Peppermint Lip Balms .15 oz each, 1 – Pomegranate Lip Balm .15 oz, 1 – Honey Lip Balm .15 oz

Visit www.burtsbees.com or www.ulta.com to learn more or purchase.

MISSION Balmer Bundle Pack ($14.99 UAD) — These athlete-engineered Lip Balmers™ provide your lips with great-tasting, broad-spectrum sun protection and are vitamin and antioxidant enriched. They lock in moisture for up to 8 hours, making them perfect for the harshest conditions or everyday use. Can’t decide which is your favorite flavor? The MISSION Balmer Bundle Pack is perfect. Availability: missionskincare.com

Beauty Stocking Stuffers $10.00 and Under

Looking for affordable stocking stuffers for ladies who like beauty, but you don’t want to shop all over town for them? I have some ideas from three of my favorite brands that I  have tried this year. You can get a variety of fun gifts in one stop! She will be thrilled when she opens her stocking.

The Body Shop — has a large variety of bath, body, perfume and home fragrance products to choose from. You can find these items at www.thebodyshop-usa.com. Some of my favorites for the holidays are:

Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream ($10.00 USD 2.5 oz):  This is a richly moisturizing lotion with a refreshing fragrance. By purchasing this product, you can reach out and show your support for children and young people suffering across the globe, by taking direct and positive action to protect them against sex trafficking. Ingredients include Angelica for its protective and soothing benefits and Community Trade organic olive oil to condition and soften the hands. With a fragrance of fresh citrus aspects in the top, leading to a floral heart on a warm amber background.

Merry Cranberry Lip Balm ($8.00 USD or 2 for $12.00): This festive balm leaves lips soft and shimmering with a fruity cranberry scent. Cranberry seed oil moisturizes skin. Community Trade organic beeswax conditions skin and helps to lock in moisture. Antioxidant vitamin E nourishes and protects the delicate skin on the lips.

Home Fragrance Oil ($7.50 USD on sale for $5.25 USD): You can used this with an oil burner. I just use it the old-fashioned way — a few drops in a pot of water on the stove!  I like the Black Velvet Apricot which has notes of: orange, apricot, redcurrant and orange flower. Other holiday scents are Merry Cranberry, Mandarin Ginger, Nutmeg and Vanilla, Silver Fir, Mulled Berries, Vanilla Spice, Pecan Chestnut, Mexican Cocoa and American Pumpkin.

Sula Beauty — A fragrance and beauty company that make products for women of all ages, Sula’s beauty items that are perfect for giving. Find them at www.sulabeauty.com or Ulta stores.

Shea Butter Balm ($9.00 USD) — Pocket-sized and portable, these Organic Shea Butter tins will soothe and soften cheeks, lips, neck, hands, arms, legs and feet. Works wonders on unruly eyebrows and hair, too! Each balm contains essential oils of fruits or flowers. Scents include Bergamot, Neroli Blossom and Rose Damascena.

Paint and Peel Polish ($9.00 USD for one $14.00 for gift set trios) — This water-based nail color has amazing appeal. The colors apply easily and simply peel off the nail. Touch ups are a snap with the fast drying formula. They come in many different classic and edgy colors.

Hard Candy — The original luxury beauty line is now at Walmart and the prices are fantastic. Great stocking stuffers are:

Kal-eye-descope Baked Shadow Duos ($6.00 USD) are perfect palettes of highly pigmented, wet-dry shadows that instantly bring color and eyes to life. Apply wet for more dramatic color or dry for a softer, more shimmery effect.
 
Just Nails Nail Polish ($5.00 USD) gives you color with a ring to it! Each fun polish comes with the classic ring, so you get quality polish with a little fun, too!
 
Mouthing Off Lip Gloss ($6.00 USD) Sheer, glistening color that comes with a great application wand. Many fun colors to choose from.
 
So, enjoy Christmas shopping for others, and maybe pick up one of these affordable gems for yourself!