Oh well. Better late than never.
Happy Tuesday y’all! And welcome to my second (and final) holiday gift guide for 2022. If you missed my high end gift guide, you can find that here. But this gift guide is for the last minute/stocking stuffer style gifts. Pretty much all of these are $30 or less. And most importantly (because the Aus Post shipping windows are closing fast), these can all be bought in store! Let’s get into my picks.
My first recommendation is a BELLABOX SUBSCRIPTION – $22.95/month. I recommend this every year because they are such a great way to discover new brands. The box I’ve featured is the November box. And I’ve loved pretty much everything in it. They do monthly, tri-monthly, and annual subscriptions.
Getting into some fun skincare picks, and I have to recommend the LA ROCHE POSAY CICAPLAST B5 MASQUE $13.99 (20% off at Priceline). These are easily some of the best sheet masks I’ve ever tried because they are an instant burst of healing and hydration. A few of these would make an amazing stocking stuffer for someone who likes to treat their skin.
I also have to recommend a sunscreen. And one that I’ve been particularly enjoying is the BONDI SANDS SUNNY DAZE SPF 50 MOISTURISER – $22.99 (TGA Disclosure – purchased myself). This moisturiser uses Zinc Dioxide as it’s filter. Meaning it has a slight tint to it. And it does leave the skin feeling moisturised. This is a fantastic option for those just getting into skincare.
Now we are getting into the fun stuff. And it wouldn’t be a Holiday Gift Guide without a mention from Designer Brands! They always release a gigantic holiday collection. And the items that caught my eye this year were the PICNIC IN THE PARK LIQUID LIPSTICK SET – $16.99. This set comes with three stunning shades of liquid lipstick. A spicy coral-orange, a rosy neutral, and a holiday appropriate red. There is also a set that features deeper shades as well. Designer Brand’s range is always worth checking out.
I also saw during my last trip to Kmart that BYS Cosmetics had a few new palette launches that looked like a lot of fun. I, personally, couldn’t resist the BYS THREE SHADES BLUSH PALETTE in SMILEY – $9.00. This palette contains three super gorgeous pink blushes. A light peachy pink, a shimmery bubblegum pink, and a super intense raspberry pink. There are also bronzer palettes, eyeshadow palettes, all in one palettes. The choices are endless.
But of course, I had to mention the AUSTRALIS DREAM OF ME EYESHADOW PALETTE – $14.95*. I truly cannot say enough good things about this palette. Australis absolutely crushed it with this formula. You’d swear it was high end!
It wouldn’t be a gift guide of mine if I didn’t mention brushes. And I’ve recently been loving the new and improved brushes from TruYu Brushes. In particular, the TRUYU COMPACT POWDER BRUSH – $13.00* has been a good one for my handbag. It’s super fluffy and soft. They also have the TRUYU ESSENTIAL BRUSH COLLECTION – $30.00 (not pictured). Which contains five of their best selling brushes. Perfect for any makeup lover.
Finally, and this is the only carry over from my first gift guide. But I have to shout out YOUR BEST SKIN by HANNAH ENGLISH – $24.25. If you are even a little bit interested in skincare, the wealth of knowledge that is in this book is massive. 100% worth it.
And that is a wrap on my second holiday gift guide. Now, to all of you who are doing the last minute rush, I wish you luck. And please remember to be kind during this period.
Cheers and love