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Super Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Despite telling myself every year to get my act together and start my Christmas shopping early, I never do. I always tend to leave it until the last minute so here’s a gift guide for the beauty lovers in your life :)

The first stop for any beauty lovers is Sephora, located in Sydney and Melbourne.

Some great gifts are available, like:-

Sephora Christmas Gift Guide

Sephora Christmas Gift Guide

Sephora Color Around The World 4 x Eye and Face Palettes $49*
Each palette features four matte and iridescent eye shadows, one blush, a mirror, and a tutorial with exclusive tips and tricks. There’s a neutral, bright, night time and everyday palette – perfect for all occasions. Reasonably priced at $49 for four palettes, that only works out to be $12.25

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set $24*

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set

A travel size pack of four of Tarte’s Amazonian butter lipsticks. These are hydrating and sheer making them great for Summer beach days which are just around the corner! Comes in four wearable shades – Punch, a mauve-pink, Bellini, a pinky-peach, Mimosa, a warm peach-brown and Sangria, muted berry. At only $6 a pop, these are great value for money. You could even buy the set then divvy it up as stocking stuffers.

Beautyblender Original and Mini Solid Kit $33*
The beautyblender really is the ultimate make up sponge applicator. It allows for flawless application of liquid concealers, foundations, BB creams e.t.c. and this comes with the mini sold cleanser to ensure your beautyblender is in great shape all the time, after every use.

NudeStix 3 piece Magnetic Eye Colour in Moon, Spirit and Angel $69*

NudeStix 3 piece Magnetic Eye Colour in Moon, Spirit and Angel $62

NudeStix 3 piece Magnetic Eye Colour in Moon, Spirit and Angel $62

Make up crayons and pencils are a lazy girl’s best friend. This limited edition set by NudeStix includes 3 mini eye pencils in a matte off-white (Moon), bronze taupe (Spirit) and a shimmery peach tone (Angel). As with all NudeStix pencils, these come in a pencil case with a sharpener – great for throwing in your bag.

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Vol. 2 Romantics palette $78*

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Vol. 2 Romantics palette

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Vol. 2 Romantics palette

Containing 14 gorgeous silky matte shadows, one transforming pearl shadow and a double ended brush, it is a palette that contains an interesting range of colours. The varying shades and the transforming pearl allows for endless creations of looks!

Marc Jacobs Le Marc lipstick $43*
I love the Le Marc lip creme lipsticks from Marc Jacobs. They are long-lasting and hydrating and are luxe! I have Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, deep rose and Infamous, a medium-rose pink. The colours in this range are so wearable – you can’t go wrong!

Kat von D Studded Kiss lipstick $31*
For another great range of lipsticks, you can’t go past the Kat von D Studded Kiss. The packaging is so bad ass! The two shades I have, La Femme, which is a bright coral and Lolita, a matte, muted rosy-brown. Both long-lasting, lightweight and wearable shades.

Formula X $17*

Formula X

Formula X

Pictured here are Euphora, from the Quartz collection, a shimmery pink on a black base, and Extreme, a copper red from the Classics collection. These are cheap and there’s so many shades to choose from. Great as stocking stuffers or have a look at their kits as a gift!

Sephora Let It Snow bubble bath and shower gel*
This year, Sephora’s Holiday offering is this snowflake themed. The range includes a My Fragrance to Roll, this bubble bath and shower gel, fizzing bath balls, moisturiser, hand creams e.t.c, these are also great for stocking stuffers :)

And here are my picks for a non-Sephora gift:-


Real Techniques Deluxe Gift Set $79.99* – available at Priceline

Real Techniques Deluxe Gift Set $79.99

Real Techniques Deluxe Gift Set $79.99

This gorgeous gift set comes with 4 brushes: a multi-tasking brush, tapered foundation brush, angled highlighter brush, base shadow brush and fine line brush and a white clutch – great for the party season!

Furless Cosmetics Couture Body Contour Kit $99.99* – online at Furless Cosmetics
If you’re in no rush to have presents under the tree by Christmas Day, these may be an option. There’s also currently a 20% off promotion before Boxing Day! These brushes feel so SO soft. The sleek black handles and gold writing just screams luxury and looks great on any vanity. Whilst it says it’s a body contour kit, I am able to use all brushes for my face. I can see how useful the biggest brush would come in handy for an all over body shimmer application though.

Sleek i-Lust palette and Solstice highlighting palette* – Target, online ($11.49USD for the eyeshadow palette and $14.99USD for the highlighting palette)
Just in time for Summer, where my make up goes straight to glowy looks, this i-Lust palette contains four shimmery shades and two cream shadows which can help you create day and night time looks.
The Solstice highlighting palette contains four different shades of highlight, two baked powders, one cream and one shimmer powder. The shades range from a warm rose-gold to a warm orange, all to help you achieve that glow of your life.

Glasshouse Mini Christmas Candle trio $46.95online, stockists here

 

Glasshouse Miniature Candle Trio $46.95

Glasshouse Miniature Candle Trio $46.95


My default product for any female are candles. You just cannot go wrong! Glasshouse has released a limited edition trio of three mini Christmas candles for the price of one large candle. These have the best throw, lasts as long as it says it does and smells amazing.

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