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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)

Review: Violet Box December 2013 & January 2014

Going to have to combine my review of the last 2 Violet Boxes – December 2013 and January 2014.

Violet Box December 2013

Violet Box December 2013

December 2013

This was the Christmas Box and came with a purple candy cane – yum!

Violet Box December 2013

Violet Box December 2013

Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Hand Therapy $10 (full size)
I can always use hand creams because I tend to have really wrinkly hands! I have hand creams everywhere – handbags, car, desk, uni bag etc

SweetPea & Fay J’Adore Les Levres “I Love Lips” in Papercut $12.99 (full size)
This is a brand that is new to me and a quick Google search tells me they’re an artisan cosmetics brand from the USA. This is a liquid lipstick and the shade I received is paper Cut, a dark pink with purple undertones. I’m looking forward to trying this out.

Jelly Pong Pong Wide Awake Palette $32 (full size)
There was a little note in the box stating that the palette had been damaged in transit and would be included in January’s box and ta-da! This looks like an awesome palette – it has a highlighter, concealer and eye brow sculptor all in one ready to create a bright-eyed look. However, my issue is with the eye brow sculptor…the shades are all shimmery! And the 3 shades for the eye brow sculptor are – brow-red, taupe-brown, and black-green….really? For eye brows?

Evo the Therapist Calming Shampoo and Conditioner  ~$4.99 each; $29.95/300ml
Another EVO shampoo and conditioner sample set to add to my ‘travelling products’ collection. This set is recommended for hair that is dry (tick!), frizzy (tick!), and colour-treated (tick!).

To make up for the missing Jelly Pong Pong Wide Awake Palette, the lovely team at Violet Box included SweetPea & Fay Mineral Eyeshadows in UFO Sightings (black purple with purple-red-blue shimmer) and Tom Foolery (a dark smokey purple); both full size worth $17 each.

For a Christmas box, I thought it was a bit better than usual. The only product I wouldn’t use would probably be the mineral eyeshadows. I liked the inclusion of the handcream and palette and thought 3-4 full size products made it a nice Christmas box.

January 2014

Wow, January’s box..when I first opened it, it had a distinctive scent. Read on to find out what the scent is…

Violet Box January 2014

Violet Box January 2014

So Susan Water-Based Pure Luminizer $49 (full size)
Another new brand to me. This is a liquid highlighter – yay! I love highlighters. It has no scent, very easy to spread and is a pearly-slightly off-white highlighter with fine gold shimmer.

So Susan Nail Lacquer in Pink Guava $10 (full size)
I received Pink Guava which is basically a hot Barbie pink. Nice lasting power and a one coat wonder..love it already! The bottle kind of reminds me of the Chanel polishes..the only con I have is that the brush is a little bit small so it was a bit difficult at first applying the polish.

So Susan Pink Grapefruit nail polish

So Susan Pink Grapefruit nail polish

LUSH Gorgeous Facial Moisturiser ~$16.65; $74.95/45g
A very citrus-y face moisturiser that feels light like mousse. Looking forward to trying this once my current moisturiser runs out.
Others may have been lucky and received the Dream Cream Body Lotion, a great product for those with eczema-prone or dry, irritated skin.

MOR Essentials Collection Hand Cream in Basil and Grape and Black Currant Iris ~$1.21; $14.95/80ml
More hand creams…only downside is that they’re in satchets. Good enough for maybe 1.5-2 applications?

Villainess Soaps in Dulces en Fuego $? (sample size; $8.50/99g)
This was what was giving off the distinctive smell. It smells strongly of black cracked pepper and cinnamon. I’m not really a big fan of the scent so I’ll probably give this sample away..

Acorelle Eau De Parfum in Terre de Cedre ~$2.10; $69.95/50ml
Acorelle is a French brand specialising in bringing to us hypoallergenic, organic fragrances using essential oils. Terre de Cedre is a slightly fresh, woody scent…smells like a forest. Not my usual scent but I don’t mind it.

Each month I am never left disappointed with Violet Box’s delivery. It has consistently introduced new brands to consumers as well as the value of each month’s box exceeding the monthly subscription fee – that me to makes it worth the money!

For more information on Violet Box, check out their website here

Subscription boxes are available from $22.95/month.

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.

Christmas Beauty Gift Guide – Secret Santa

Christmas Beauty Gift Guide - Secret Santa

Christmas Beauty Gift Guide - Secret Santa

Doing some last minute Christmas shopping? These selected gifts won’t break the bank and will make the gift receiver very happy!

Sanctuary Spa Little Luxuries $12.99 (available at Priceline)

Body wash 75ml
Body scrub 50ml
Foaming bath soak 75ml
Body lotion 75ml
Luxury bath float 75ml

After the silly season, the best thing to do is to soak in a relaxing bath with a glass of wine.

In Essence Embrace Luxury $19.95 (available at Myer, David Jones and leading pharmacies)

Lavender oil (100% pure)
Rose body bar
Citrus body bar

Lavender to relax and two different body bars to suit your mood.

Manicare French Manicure collection $19.95*

Manicare French Manicure collection $19.95

Manicare French Manicure collection $19.95

Comes in a houndstooth print cosmetic case, this pack comes with all the polishes you’ll need to create a flawfless French manicure – Cuticle Trimmer, Miracle Shiner, French Tip Tapes, French White, French Beige and French Finish

I love that this comes with the french tip tapes. Makes it veryeasy to quickly do a French manicure. Some people think it’s tacky but I love French manicures. It looks polished and neat.

LUSH (available online at www.lush.com.au or at LUSH stores nationwide)*

LUSH Santa's Lip Scrub $9.95 and Golden FUN $9.50

LUSH Santa's Lip Scrub $9.95 and Golden FUN $9.50

Santa’s Lip Scrub $9.95
Golden FUN $9.50

I think these two gifts make the perfect gift for the child within all of us! The lip scrub smells like cola and is edible; smooth lips here I come! And Golden Fun? It’s like play doh! It’s scented like Honey I Washed the Kids and you can make all sorts of shapes with it before you run it under some hot water and it starts foaming up. Love.

 

Scandal Cosmetics (currently has 30% all cosmetics online www.scandalcosmetics.com.au; head into their warehouse – 15 Silverwater Road, Auburn NSW)*

Scandal Cosmetics

Scandal Cosmetics

Crystal Soul Eyeshadow Duo $15
Glam lipstick $17
Modeling Masks $2.50

Great quality cosmetics, with an average price tag. The Crystal Soul Eyeshadow duo is baked and offers great pigmentation; it comes in 5 shades (I received Gold/Dark Brown).

The lipstick is the bomb. Glides on so easily and heavily pigmented! Stays on great too so I think it makes the perfect companion on a night out (shade shown is Romantic Rose). Comes in 10 different shades to suit everyone’s taste.

For the face mask fanatics (me!!), these modeling masks are very cool. It comes in a powder form, you mix it with some water, apply and then it’ll harden which means time to unpeel the mask. It’s like plaster!

Scandal Cosmetics Glam Lipstick in Romantic Rose $17 and Crystal Soul Eyeshadow Duo in Gold/Light Brown $15

Scandal Cosmetics Glam Lipstick in Romantic Rose $17 and Crystal Soul Eyeshadow Duo in Gold/Light Brown $15

Product/s marked with * 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.