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Great Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Farleyco that Won’t Break the Bank

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Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Farleyco that Won't Break the Bank

Shopping online for Christmas gifts can be just as stressful as shopping at the mall when you’re faced with tons of sites to choose from and no clue where to start. Websites that carry multiple brands and different types of products are always at the top of my go-to list and Farleyco is one of them. They are your one-stop shop for anything beauty related from hair care to makeup and brushes to natural, eco-friendly products to even stuff for men, plus, it’s all very affordable and shipping is a breeze. Here are just a few of the great holiday stocking stuffer ideas I’ve rounded up from Farleyco that won’t break the bank.

Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Farleyco that Won't Break the Bank

#1 – 7th Heaven Charcoal Peel-Off Mask / $1.99 for 1 or $7.99 for 5: Who doesn’t like products that pamper? Charcoal is still a very popular ingredient in skincare because it helps draw out impurities and dirt in your pores and the 7th Heaven Charcoal Peel-Off Mask is especially made to sink into your skin really deep and take out all of that gunk. These masks are the perfect, thoughtful stocking stuffer idea that will remind your friend or loved one that they need to schedule a night pronto to pamper themselves!

Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Farleyco that Won't Break the Bank

#2 – So… ? Body Mists in Musk, Vanilla Milkshake & Pink Grapefruit / $4.99 ea. / 100ml: Getting a new fragrance to try out is always a nice gift to receive during the holidays but body mists are becoming more and more popular because they’re travel-friendly and easy for on-the-go touch ups after you’ve gone to the gym or to freshen up before a dinner date. Whatever the case may be, So… ? Body Mists are fun, lightweight and easy to wear no matter what kind of scent your giftee may prefer. Plus, you can gift someone with multiple scents like Musk, Vanilla Milkshake and Pink Grapefruit, for instance, because at $4.99 a pop for 100ml, you can’t go wrong with giving them options for different moods or settings they may want to freshen up for. These body mists are also not too strong, so they can be worn by someone with even a sensitive nose, plus you can buy these body mists for anyone on your list because they work for all ages.

Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Farleyco that Won't Break the Bank

#3 – EcoTools Ultimate Shade Duo / $8.99: Even though I have tons and tons of brushes already, I can never get enough of owning more and I know every makeup lover is the same way. There’s something about the feel of a new brush that excites me which is what I felt with the EcoTools Ultimate Shade Duo. They are the ultimate duo for helping anyone create a perfectly shaded and blended eye look. The Full Shadow brush is used for applying base colours and highlights to your brow bone while the Precision brush adds accent colours and is perfect for using in your crease. The duo is very easy to use and is pretty much all you need to create a complete eye look which is why it’s the perfect gift for any makeup lover.

Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Farleyco that Won't Break the Bank

#4 – Flexitol Lip Balm for Severely Dry Lips / $5.49 / 10 g: We all love buying things people want but it’s even more fun to buy things people NEED. Who really thinks of the little things when the holidays roll around, like taking care of annoying seasonal skincare issues like overly dry lips. I deal with dry lips as soon as the temperatures drop and found Flexitol Lip Balm for Severely Dry Lips so very helpful because products like that are always something I know I need to buy every winter but I never get around to it when I need to. So, if you have someone who deals with the same problem come wintertime, this lip balm is a great gift idea because it comes formulated with 2.5% synthesized urea, which ensures deep penetration to alleviate soreness and discomfort while visibly softening and smoothing lips quickly. It’s got a great minty scent and a chiselled applicator for easy application.

Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Farleyco that Won't Break the Bank

#5 – Real Techniques Dual Ended Expert Sponge / $10.49: I absolutely love RT sponges. They’re affordable and are just as good, if not better, than higher end sponges. The Real Techniques Dual Ended Expert Sponge is one of the newest and most exciting sponges they’ve released. It’s designed for medium to full coverage application of liquids and powders and is latex-free. The orange side works for applying foundation, while the pink side works with applying contour, highlight and blush. If the recipient on your list loves her sponges but needs some help with simplifying or downsizing their stash, this sponge is very handy and affordable because each side is part of two of their most popular sponges, their Miracle Finish Sponge and their Miracle Complexion Sponge which are $10.49 each, so you’re saving yourself from spending double that when you buy this sponge.

What do you think of these stocking stuffer ideas? What kind of gifts do you like buying as stocking stuffers?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set Review

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Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set

If there’s one kind of makeup gift set you should buy during the holidays, it’s a liquid lipstick set! And if it’s a Kat Von D set, you MUST buy it! That’s how I felt when I bought the Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set during the Sephora VIB Rouge sale.

Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set

The lineup of 8 Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks offer everything from everyday neutrals to bold hues, which include 2 new shades – Plath, a deep rusty red and Roxy, a vibrant grape purple. The formula is creamy and applies like a gloss and sets to a true matte finish. The liquid lipsticks give you comfortable 24-hour wear and highly pigmented colour, as well as natural moisturizers which include Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Wax.

Price: $49 US / $62 CAD / Available at KatVonDBeauty.com

Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set

Top Row from L-R: Mother – medium rosy mauve pink, Plath – deep rusty red, Lovesick – nude mauve pink, Santa Sangre – apple red
Bottom Row from L-R: Echo, deep navy blue, Roxy – vibrant grape purple, Backstage Bambi – vibrant hot pink, L.U.V. – vibrant violet

My Thoughts:

Seriously, I’ve never been disappointed by anything Kat Von D comes out with and now that I’ve tried even more of her liquid lipsticks, that statement still stands. These lipsticks pack such a punch and I feel confident wearing them because they stay in place and don’t leave me with a weird outline around my lips after I’ve eaten. They’re very comfortable and non-drying, basically everything you would expect from a liquid lipstick. I love the exclusive shades and think they should be made part of the permanent collection, especially Roxy because it’s such a different, fun shade to wear! There is a lot of range and variety in this set, which I love. There is nothing to think aboutΒ if you’re consideringΒ buying this gift set.. It’s WORTH every penny!

What do you think of theΒ Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set? Have you checked it out or bought it?! Share your thoughts below!

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philosophy Holiday Collection 2016

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philosophy Holiday Collection 2016

Inspired by Nutcracker and the land of hope & wonder, philosophy’s new 2016 Holiday Collection contains all of the classic skincare, fragrance and bath & body sets in beautifully festive packaging. I love the gift sets and products that philosophy launches during the holidays and this year is no different!

philosophy Holiday Collection 2016There are tons of holiday gift sets that philosophy has available for the holidays, which include these two amazing sets. No one can resist the sweet smell of peppermint during the holidays, which is why the Peppermint Stick Duo ($32 / Available now at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart & Hudson’s Bay) is a great gift idea. It includes the multitasking shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath, and a tube of the glossy lip shine. Who wouldn’t want to smell festive? Plus, I love the smell of peppermint because it’s relaxing and definitely something a lot of us should indulge in during this hectic season, am I right?

philosophy Holiday Collection 2016From L-R: Peppermint Stick Lip Shine & Fresh Cream Glazed Body Souffle

The Fresh Cream Shower Duo ($35 / Available now at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart & Hudson’s Bay) indulges your senses and envelops your skin with the sweet scent of fresh cream. The holiday set comes with a bottle of the Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath, as well as a tub of the Glazed Body Souffle. The multitasker gel washes away all dirt and impurities on your skin and your hair, while the body lotion nourishes and protects your skin with natural oils and antioxidants. I love this duo because it’s warm and luxurious and makes my skin feel great and smell like the holidays.

What do you think of the philosophy Holiday Collection 2016? What products/sets are your favourite?! Share your thoughts below!

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Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.