By Lily Ryden


As if waiting on a crazy long Black Friday line to get at 46” TV for $200 wasn’t enough of a headache, then there’s stocking stuffers. Though these extra treats may not seem like a hassle, they can be for those weary of whipping out their wallets. So here’s a list of ten lovely little items that are sure to please while being doable on any budget.

Fresh: Sugar Lust Set
This may seem like a large item to fit in a stocking. But the lip polish, lip treatment, and body cream all fit inside the luxurious make-up bag with room to spare. Once your loved one sees not one, but four fantastic Fresh items in their stocking, they won’t wait to spot a mistletoe to give you a big kiss!

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Hello Kitty: Liquid Nail Art

What’s particularly awesome about Hello Kitty nail polish is how versatile it is. You can easily gift this to someone who’s six or 60. Between the color selection, durability, and design of the bottle, I seriously can’t think of any female that wouldn’t want this kitty for Christmas!

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JESSICA: Shine On Collection

Not sure what’s more striking about this the collection- the bold colors or bulb bottles. Though red, gold, and shimmery white are typical colors for this season, these polishes are super vibrant. The colors really seem to pop off your nails and this intensity lasts for days after applying. The bottles are super cute bulb shapes which are also celebratory of the approaching New Year…

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Kat Von D: Art of Elysium Palettes

Kat Von D is known for her dynamic make-up hues, so when I spotted these palettes I was a little confused. Then I discovered these limited edition shadows benefit a non-profit -The Art of Elysium- where celebs donate their time to sick children and they create art together. 10 percent of the sales go to the AOE, so you’d be giving in more ways than one with this purchase.

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Bath & Body Works: PocketBacs Sanitizing Hand Gel
Bath and Body Works always has the cutest things for any occasion. So it’s no surprise that their Holiday PocketBacs are out of this world. From the Gingerbread to the Cranberry, everything smells absolutely delicious! Also, it never hurts to have some sanitizer handy. Plus, they can be tucked into any stocking.

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Liplicious: Lip Gloss

While you’re in BBW picking up some PocketBacs you should also grab some Liplicious glosses. They come in a variety of yummy flavors like marshmallow, snickerdoodle and cocoa and are pretty long-wearing. The shine is incredible too; wearing will likely rival the shine of most overly decorated houses.

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LORAC: Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection
This is a fantastic set of glosses that stick without being sticky and shine beautifully. Also, the range of colors this set comes with is simply outstanding. Some of the deeper colors are ideal for the snow and cold, while the sheer pink and white would be excellent for spring and summer.

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MAKE UP FOR EVER: Wild & Chic Aqua Eyes Collection

Light weight and waterproof – can you really ask for more from an eye liner? I certainly can’t. These are fantastic not only because of the bold color arrangement or lasting wear, but also because they’re so compact. These will fit in the tiniest of makeup cases or clutches.

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SEPHORA COLLECTION: Mascara and Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

This Sephora mascara fluffs up your lashes and the eye make-up remover effortlessly brings them back to original form. The best thing about both these items is that they’re great for sensitive eyes/skin. The tiniest piece of anything that gets in my eye and I’m tearing up a storm. Not the case with these though – seriously, the perfect duo!

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ybf: Royalty Collectible Pewter Lipstick

Incredible is really the only word to describe this lipstick. The casing is a beautiful, intricately designed, pewter shell while the lipstick itself is luscious, moisturizing, and lasting. Any woman would be out of their mind to not fall head over jingle-belled feet for this lipstick!

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Originally published December 2011



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