Beauty Gift Ideas- Christmas 2016

Christmas is fast approaching (12 days away!), so time is running out to buy your loved ones the perfect gifts! Here are some of my favourite beauty gift ideas for Christmas 2016.

Seeing as it’s the 12th, I was going to post every day like a 12 days of Christmas thing, but with how crazy things get here preparing for Christmas day, I’ll have to see how I go

Beauty gift ideas- Makeup

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1. *’The Wanderer’ 4 piece travel set, $24.95 from Ulta3 – This set is great for the traveller and beauty lover. Included in the set is an Ulta3 strobing kit, liquid shine lip colour in ‘Shiny’, luggage tag and sleep mask.
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OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s ‘I believe in Manicures’ Duo, $29.95 from Myer- I’m a big fan of Audrey Hepburn and am sure there are many of others that are too. I own a few OPI polishes and they’re great! The duo pack includes two full-size OPI nail polishes in ‘I Believe in Manicures’ (Tiffany Blue) and ‘Black Dress Not Optional’ (black), also a cute cosmetic bag with ‘I believe in Manicures’ written on it.   
3. W7 The Cheeky Trio cheek kit, $9.99 from Chemist Warehouse. There are quite a few ‘contour’ palettes that were released this yeah, but this one from W7 is included in my beauty gift guide because there’s a decent amount of product for only $10! I can’t say much for the wear yet, but I liked the swatches. They are a little on the powdery side, but they feel very soft too.

Beauty gift ideas- Tools

beauty gift1. *EcoTools Boho Luxe Duo Brush Set, $49.99 from EcoTools – Another great gift for the traveler, this brush set has all the brushes you need for on the go. Set includes double ended foundation/concealer brush, double ended powder/blush brush, double ended eye shading/angled liner brush and a cosmetic bag. 
2. Double Trouble Contour Duo Brush set, $14.95 from Sportsgirl – These style of brushes have become popular over the last couple of years, but they can be quite expensive. I had trouble finding affordable ones in-store until I came across these at Sportsgirl. The synthetic fibers are densely packed so pick up a lot of product and can be used to ‘buff’ in your foundation or concealer. I love that they’re also in the trending shade for 2016, Rose Gold! .
3. Real Techniques 6 Miracle sponge set, $49.99 from Priceline – This set isn’t the one pictured obviously (because there’s only 4 sponges pictured), but I’ve used them as example to show you what you get. Included are 2x Miracle complexion sponge (orange), 3x Miracle mini eraser sponge (purple) and a Miracle sculpting sponge (Pink)

beauty gift ideas- stocking fillers

beauty gift1. Sinful Colors sinful shine with Gel Tech nail polish- ‘Kyrptonite’ from the King Kylie Signature collection $3.47 and top coat, $6.95 from Priceline. You can’t go wrong with nail polish as stocking fillers, there are many colours to choose from at affordable prices! I actually prefer the Sinful Colors gel polishes to Sally Hansen in terms of wear (more about that to come in a comparison post soon.)
2. *Revo lip balm twist in Strawberry, $4.99 from Chemcorp International – Most lip balms that say they are ‘flavoured’ hardly have any flavour at all, but Revo even puts Lipsmacker to shame in that department! Lip balm is a great stocking filler for and age. Adults can now enjoy cute full-flavoured lip balm without the kiddy packaging. They come in 4 different flavours including Watermelon and Coconut.
3. *Body Fantasies signature body spray in Japanese Cherry Blossom, $7.99 from Chemcorp International – This scent is really nice, sweet but not too sweet (my mum eyed it off as soon as she saw it haha), it smelled strong without the alcohol smell some body sprays have. At $7.99 super affordable too. They come in 6 different fragrances including ‘Vanilla’ and ‘Pink Sweet Pea’

Do you like to get all your gift buying done in advance? or are you a last minute kinda shopper? I always plan to start early, but end up buying gifts right up until a couple days before Christmas Eve!


* products marked with an asterisk have been provided. All opinions expressed are honest and unbiased. Please refer to my disclosure/terms of use tab above for more info.

New: 1000 Hour Lashes Day to night packs

Spring is my favourite season in terms of fashion and beauty and while natural makeup looks are great, sometimes you just want to be a little more adventurous…with *1000 hour lashes day to night packs, you can go from a day to night look with just a change of your lashes (and a tweak of your makeup).

For the makeup looks below, I used the Exotic black pack.

1000 Hour lashes Day look
1000 hour lashesThe day lashes in the *Exotic black style are half lashes, I love this because they are much easier to apply and that aren’t too extreme for daytime wear.

Base- Maybeline Dream Pure BB cream in ‘Light’
Blush- Bourjois Aqua Blush in ’04 berry nice’
Eyes- NYX jumbo eye pencil in ‘Yogurt’, Models Prefer Infinite colour eye pencil in ‘nude appeal’ (inner corners), Boe beauty liquid liner, Rimmel waterproof Wonder’full mascara in ‘001 black’
Brows- Maybelline Browsatin in ‘medium brown’
Lips- Australis Velourlips in ‘full moon-stone’ (as a base) and MAC Viva Glam ‘Ariana Grande 2’

1000 hour lashes

1000 Hour lashes Night look
1000 hour lashes Products:
Base- Rimmel lasting finish foundation in ‘010 light porcelain’
Blush- Boe beauty blush powder in ‘#91 pink godess’
Eyes- Rimmel magnif’eyes in ‘002 kissed by a rose gold’ (eye shadow all over the lid), Rimmel Magnif’eyes in ‘001 Black to blacks’ (kohl kajal in the outer corners), Rimmel colour precise eyeliner in ‘001 black’
Brows- Maybelline Browsatin in ‘medium brown’
Lips- Smashbox X Lilly Singh always on liquid lipstick in ‘Bawse’

1000 Hour lashes Day to Night packs

There are two styles to chose from, *Exotic Black for more subtle looking lashes and *Daring Twist for more dramatic looks.

Both packs are reusable, waterproof and include adhesive lash glue

They retail for $15.99 per pack

Do you like to wear false lashes or do you prefer just your own lashes with a coat of mascara?

Hope you’ve been having a great week!



* products marked with an asterisk have been provided for review. All opinions expressed are honest and unbiased. Please refer to my disclosure/terms of use tab above for more info.