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Christmas Gifts Under $50 For Her

With the silly season slowly creeping up on us (22 sleeps left!), here are my picks from the abundance of Christmas gift sets etc that won’t cost you more than a fiddy dollar bill ( cos times are tough, yo!) for the females in your life.

Benefit Goodies A Go-Go

Benefit Goodies A Go-Go

Benefit Goodies A Go-Go

Benefit Goodies A Go-Go is a limited edition Christmas pack containing a complete eye kit. The kit is made up of: longwear powder shadow in call my buff, thanks a latte, gilt-y pleasure and kiss me I’m tipsy, stay don’t stray mini in light/medium and they’re real! mini.

RRP: $43.00 (AU)

Clinique Chubby Colour

Clinique Chubby Colour

Clinique Chubby Colour

Clinique Chubby Colour is a set containing Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mega Melon and Super Strawberry and Chubby Stick Intense in Broadest Berry and Curviest Caramel. Valued at $55.

RRP: $42.00 (AU)

Crabtree & Evelyn Ornament Tins

Crabtree & Evelyn Ornament Tins

Crabtree & Evelyn Ornament Tins

Crabtree & Evelyn Ornament Tins are limited-edition tins for Christmas. The tins house two Hand Therapy creams of the same fragrance. Creams are infused with macadamia nut oil and shea butter to nourish the hands. Choose from fragrances Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed; Citron, Honey & Corriander and Avocado, Olive & Basil.

RRP: $19.00 (AU)

Glasshouse Christmas Collection Miniature Candle Trio

Glasshouse Christmas Collection Miniature Candles Trio

Glasshouse Christmas Collection Miniature Candle Trio

Glasshouse Christmas Collection Miniature Candle Trio is a trio of three candles: Night Before Christmas (60g), White Christmas (60g) and Winter Wonderland (60g). The New York-inspired packaging is designed by fashion illustrator Megan Hess.

RRP: $44.95 (AU)

Glasshouse Destination Collection Miniature Candle Trio

Glasshouse Destination Collection Miniature Candle Trio

Glasshouse Destination Collection Miniature Candle Trio

Glasshouse Destination Collection Miniature Candle Trio is a trio of three candles: Cuba (60g), Amalfi Coast (60g) and Montego Bay (60g). The New York-inspired packaging is designed by fashion illustrator Megan Hess.

RRP: $44.95 (AU)

Lip Smacker Disney Frozen Fun Photo Frame

Lip Smacker Disney Frozen Fun Photo Frame

Lip Smacker Disney Frozen Fun Photo Frame

Lip Smacker Disney Frozen Fun Photo Frame is a photo frame that features Frozen character lip balms. Flavours include: Kristoff ice Pop, Anna Strawberry Shake, Elsa & Anna Chilled Cranberry Grape, Elsa Cool Vanilla Mint, Olaf Coconut Snowball, and Sven Berry Slush.

Exclusive to Target.

RRP: $15.99 (AU)

Lush Elves Workshop

Lush Elves Workshop

Lush Elves Workshop

Lush Elves Workshop is a Christmas gift set containing Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub (75g), Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner (45g), Sympathy for the Skin Body Lotion (45g) and Olive Branch Shower Gel (100g).

RRP: $32.50 (AU)

Christmas Gift Guide 2012 – Part 1

Another year, another gift guide.

My favourite time of the year is Christmas because all the amazing gift packs are released. They are gorgeously packed, comes with great products and are amazing value.

Here is part 1 of my picks for this year’s Christmas Gift Guide either for some last minute shopping or last minute adding to your Christmas list 😉

NUTRIMETICS (available from the Nutrimetics website or your local Nutrimetics seller)

Nutri-Rich gift pack $74.90AUD*

Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Gift Pack $74.90AUD

A luxurious golden gift pack including three amazing products:

1. Nutri-Rich Oil Golden Orb 40ml – high concentrates of apricot kernel oil, carrot oil and vitamin E to moisturise, soften and smooth your skin. It’s a solid balm in the pot but it’s quite easy to just swipe your finger over the solid balm for some product.
2. Nutri-Rich Luminous Body Lotion 125ml – exclusive product introduced for the Christmas period, this is a light body lotion with a beautiful shimmer which gives off a glowy look. I like using this when I am going out.
3. Nutri-Rich Foaming Bath Oil 260ml – all you need is a couple of drops of this bath oil when you’re running a bath and the whole room is filled with a nice relaxing scent.

Fragranced soaps*

Nutrimetics Fragranced Soaps

(a) Citrus and basil scented body soap $12.90AUD – a block of soap which is Tiffany-blue in colour and smells divine. I am usually not a fan of citrus and basil scents but this combination really works. It’s a calming scent which lightly lingers after you step out of the shower. The inclusion of cocoa butter left my skin feeling so soft and moisturised. Best thing about this is the beautiful wrapping! Saves you from wrapping it yourself.
(b) Frangipani and bergamot aromatherapy massage soap $10AUD – now, this is a fantastic stocking filler. It’s called an aromatherapy massage soap due to its scent PLUS the moulded nodules which is meant to help circulation and emphasise a ‘massage’ sort of feeling. I loved using this after a long day at work. So relaxing. Again, this is already in a pretty box ready to gift.

Sole revival gift set $39.90AUD*

Nutrimetics Sole Revival Gift Set $39.90AUD

A set to soothe and give some TLC to the often forgotten feet!

1. Foot scrub 100ml ($20) – ingredients include pumice, to exfoliate the dead skin, and peppermint oil to soothe and invigorate
2. Foot bath 100ml ($25) – it is what it says it is. A foot bath. Pour some into a ‘bath’ of warm water and immerse your feet. I don’t know how else to describe it other than it feels really nice!
3. Foot balm 100ml ($20) – contains peppermint and lavender, the foot balm creates a cooling sensation when applied and makes your feet feel soothed after a long day.

All the above products are available separately but this set is much cheaper. Despite it saying ‘sole’ it can also be used for your hands.

THE BODY SHOP (available for purchase at The Body Shop stores nationwide)

The Body Shop gifts are great for the beauty addict that is mindful and selective of only ethical companies to buy from.

Some great gift ideas for these holidays are:

The Body Shop Christmas Gift Packs - Strawberry Scoop Bowl $25.95AUD and Mango Drops Tin $19.95AUD

Strawberry Scoop Bowl $25.95AUD*
This cute gift pack comes packaged in a cute dessert bowl which is perfect for holding ice-cream or lollies. In the bowl, packaged beautifully, are three strawberry scented products – shower gel (60ml), body butter (50ml), strawberry puree body lotion (60ml).

If strawberry isn’t a preferred scent, these cute dessert bowls are also available in shea and chocolate, with each bowl colour coded depending on the scent – white for shea and brown for chocolate. Yum!

Mango Drops Tin $19.95AUD*

The Body Shop Mango Drops Tin $19.95AUD

Similar idea to the scoop bowls, this is a gift pack presented in a tin case which can be reused to hold various bits and bobs. What’s included in the Mango Drops Tin are: shower gel (60ml), mango whip lotion (60ml) and soap (100g). Now these are also appropriately scented mango (duh) but The Body Shop also offers these adorable tin cases in strawberry as well.

As you have obviously noticed, both these gifts come in reusuable ‘holders’. There is no waste here. Additionally, the products included in the gift sets are travel sizes which make it perfect for a couple of uses to know whether or not you’ll like it. As you can see, these are beautifully wrapped all ready to take their place under the tree!

CLINIQUE (available at Clinique counters nationwide)

Clinique always put out a number of great value for money Christmas gift sets but this year, my pick would have to be the Whole Lotta Colour set $60AUD. You get five mini size Chubby Sticks in the shades: Richer Raisin, Super Strawberry, Chunky Cherry, Oversized Orange and Curvy Candy. To put the size into context – a full size Chubby Stick is 3g/$35AUD and these are 1.2g. The colours available in this set make it a great gift as there is a colour for every occasion.

Clinique - Whole Lotta Colour Set $60AUD

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Valentine’s Day Gift #5 – Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 in Red-y to Wear

High on colour, long on comfort. Dressed-up colour wears beautifully for 8 hours. Highly moisturizing.

Packaging

Clinique’s signature cardboard packaging houses the brushed silver metallic lipstick packaging. The silver metal is sleek and does not attract dust or fingerprints.

Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 in Red-y to Wear

The lid closes with a light ‘click’ and is very sturdy meaning the cap won’t just come off in your handbag!

Like most of Clinique’s products, there is a sticker at the top with the shade name so you know what you’re getting when you’re at the counter.

Product

Red-y to Wear is a rich red with slight orange and pink tones.

Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 in Red-y to Wear

It’s finish is what I would call a satin. It glides on relatively smoothly.

Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 in Red-y to Wear swatch - natural light

In the swatch below, that’s with no lipliner, no prepping of my lips etc. Just straight up application from the tube. Easy or what?

The colour is insanely pigmented. The swatch on my lips is about 1.5 swipes.

Bare lips

Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 in Red-y to Wear swatch - natural light

Despite Clinique claiming 8 hours, it did not last 8 hours including eating and drinking. Maybe 8 hours if I starved myself lol. By the 4th hour, I noticed that it was fading but there was still a nice cherry stain. Two hours later and it was gone. You had to look pretty closely to notice any staining.

Ingredients

Purchase

$36.00AUD/3.8g at Clinique counters or from clinique.com.au

Mr. X loves red and nude lipsticks on me so this would’ve made a great gift for both myself and for him. He appreciates my love for makeup and has learned that gifting me cosmetics would get him into my good books :)

While red lipstick isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, for those who adore red lipsticks like me, this would make a fab addition to your collection.

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Valentine’s Day Gift #3 – Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm is a pleasantly plump and playful nourishing lip balm that’s packed with ‘do-gooders’ to keep lips luscious and irresistibly soft. When applied, the Chubby Stick provides a sheer hint of colour that glides on effortlessly, leaving behind a natural blush of colour and sheen. Infused with Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil, the Chubby Stick delivers a surge of moisture in a sleek stick leaving lips soft, supple and soothed.

Packaging

Clinique Chubby Sticks come packaged in the signature Clinique mint green and peach floral cardboard box. The shade name is on a sticker on top of the box.

The Chubby Stick itself looks like a fat oversized crayon. “Cute and chubby” comes to mind!

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry

The shade name is also printed onto the side of the Chubby Stick should you ever need a lil reminder 😉

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry

The crayon-esque barrel is matched to the shade inside so it’s easy to store and in the mornings, you can just quickly grab the shade you want without having to take out all of the Chubby Sticks, lay them on the counter and open each one to see what colour takes your fancy for the day.

It’s got a twist-base meaning you can twist it to expose more product or twist it back down the other way if you have twisted up way too much product.

Bonus – no need for sharpeners! I have a tendency to stay away from things that require sharpening as it seems as though I’m wasting half the product sharpening it away :(

Product

Super Strawberry is a sheer pink that’s not too dark nor light. The colour upon first swipe is sheer but wait – it’s buildable!

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry

It really is a lip balm in pencil form in that it glides freely and easily onto my lips. It’s emollient without being overly soft.

This is my first experience with a Chubby Stick and it won’t be my last. It is soo moisturising and light. It’s not sticky or too oily so you can be rest assured you will not look like you just dipped you lips in cooking oil.

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry swatch - natural light

It’s a great all in one product – the pigmentation of a lipstick, the moisturising properties of a balm and the shine of a gloss.

Bare lips

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry swatch - natural light

It does have a slight oil scent which I’ll attribute to its ingredients but the smell doesn’t linger and it’s not strong anyways. You’ll only smell it if you stick it near your nose lol.

It lasts about an hour or so, shorter if I’m eating or drinking. I don’t mind this though because I love whipping out the Chubby Stick to reapply 😀

Ingredients

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry - ingredients

Purchase

You can purchase the Chubby Sticks online at clinique.com.au or at Clinique counters across the country. Expect to shell out $35AUD/3g.

The product/s mentioned in this post were provided by PR for consideration. Beauty Snippets’ opinion remains 100% unbiased and honest. Please refer to Beauty Snippets’ disclosure/PR policies page for further information.