Let’s get down to it. Santa will soon be on his way to fill our stockings, leave gifts, and enjoy our homemade cookies. For those of us who are waiting (im)patiently the big man’s arrival – here are some stocking stuffers you can purchase for your loved ones…and erhm…yourself 😉
1. CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Tempt ($8.00)
2. The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash ($4.00)
3. Ulta Nail Polish in Sweetheart Pink ($6.00)
4. CoverGirl WetSlicks in Lychee Splash ($4.00)
5. Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in Candy Apple ($7.50)
6. Physician’s Formula Happy Booster in I ❤ Nude ($9.00)
7. Donut Lip Gloss from Target ($1.00)
8. L’Oreal Gloss Burst in Vamplifer ($6.00)
9. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm in Grapefruit ($3.30)
10. Ulta Nail Polish in Starry Eye ($6.00)
I went ahead and listed them, juuuust in case you didn’t have time to read my thoughts on each item. But of course, if you feel so compelled they are below.
CoverGirl has outdone themselves again with these luscious LipPerfection lipsticks. As I was scanning the CoverGirl aisle in Utla today, my eyes stopped on the color “Tempt.” It was the last one left and I adored the color swatch. I quickly talked myself into swiping it up and putting into my shopping bag. The pigmentation is an absolutely stunning shade of magenta meets glamourous red and I can already imagine all the outfits that would just shine with it.
As a wide-eyed teenager with dreams that went as far as prom dresses and biology assignments, I also remember the seemingly downhill battle with acne. That is until my mother did some research and found Tea Tree oil. My skin cleared up instantly and even though I have no real need of Tea Tree oil the way I did in high school – it is an excellent oil that cleans and clears. With its own unique smell, The Body Shop really nailed making Tea Tree Oil soft and powerful. I intend to use it during those especially stressful weeks, or let’s face it, when a certain womanly time of the month comes and all the sudden my body goes berserk.
I actually picked up four different Ulta nail polishes today. They were having a buy 2 get 2 free sale which means each polish came to be about $3.00 each. I chose these two as the perfect stocking stuffers for one reason. They are gorgeous! While I love the other polished I picked out, I felt these embodied how I was feeling this Christmas season – glitzy meets vintage. Maybe it’s all The Great Gatsby talk that has been happening this year. But these are just divine.
Lastly, what girl does not want a plethora of lip products? Lipsticks can bring your make up from simple to stunning and flirty. They are just plain fun. I picked out two lip balms, a grapefruit Burt’s Bees Lip Balm and a very cheap donut lip bam from Target. The Burt’s Bees is a much needed product in a dry weather season. And the donut…well, we all need a bit of nonsense and whimsy in our lives.
Next is L’Oreal’s limited edition gloss burst. It has a sweet smell that I can’t quite define. I’m very passionate about how fun the gloss looks! Not to mention “Vamplifier” gives you a soft peachy look.
I’ve heard a bit of CoverGirl Wetslicks from other blogs and decided to try out Lychee Splash. I will admit that the gloss was a bit stickier than I was hoping, but the pigmentation beat it out. Do you remember the marshmallow pink lipstick that was popular in the early 00’s? This is an exact duplicate with a bit more class. I would definitely pair this when I’m wearing a busier outfit (like animal print) to give it a fun, girly, but quirky look.
Next up if Physician Formula’s Happy/Glow/Mood Booster. In the middle of the lip balm in a heart – bah! It actually has three shades that blend together to form the best shade for you. Not to mention it is infused with Euphoryl which mimics endorphins. No winter time blues for you!
Of course, I’ve mentioned LipPerfection by CoverGirl…..yes!
And last but not least, Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in Candy Apple. The black and gold packaging of Milani has got to be one of my favorites! Not to mention, with HD makeup on the rise – its nice to see drugstore makeup companies coming out with their own. They’re are many colors to choose from my personal favorite being Raspberry Blush. Candy Apple is a bright, perky red that makes the cranberry and raspberry shades of this season cringe with jealousy. Seriously, it’s the perfect shade to wear on NYE. It even has a hint of watermelon flavoring. Yum!
So what are your favorite beauty stocking stuffers?