Ok – Christmas stockings are a favourite part of Christmas in our household. I remember as teens, my sisters and I would tear into our stockings as delicious Christmas brunch was being prepared. Erika, Alice and I would excitedly plow through our stockings, oohing and aahing over Lip Smackers, scrunchies, makeup of all sorts, bubblebath, a billion tangerines…you name it. If it was beauty-related, it was in our stockings. Bless my mother’s beauty addict heart.
All three of us inherited my mom’s beauty obsession gene, and I continue the tradition in my household. As my sisters come to our home to celebrate Christmas, I always hang stockings for them too, and trust, they are stuffed with all sorts of beauty goodies.
With five more days left until Christmas, I’m sure there are a few of you out there who still need some stocking stuffer ideas, so here is a little list to help you out – some favourites that will be sure to please any beauty addict.
I don’t know about you guys, but my bedside table is always a disaster – a mishmash of jewelry I haven’t put away, makeup, candles, books, magazines, you name it. My husband always side-eyes it and wonders aloud how I manage to cram “so much junk onto it”. This adorable little Ankit jewelry tray looks great and keeps all my bits and bobs organized.
The Body Shop is always the first stop for me when I need stocking stuffers for my sisterly units. With so many great choices, it’s hard to even choose what to get (so I end up getting it all). The Body Shop’s Coconut Body Butter I’ve been buying for years as it is one of the best moisturizers I’ve ever used thanks to it being loaded with Community Trade virgin coconut oil (and smells so heavenly). This handy little travel size is great too for people on the go. Bye bye, dry hands (legs, feet, arms)!!
I’ve been testing out this Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion and I’m quite happy with the results! I use it after workouts at the gym (the size is perfect for throwing into your gym bag), and I’m finding it really soothing and hydrating, especially at this time of year. It’s jelly-like consistency is quite nice and it’s light scent is great.
During my bout of what I’m now calling “Flumageddon“, my skin took a real hit. I broke out quite a bit and The Body Shop’s new Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution rescued my poor face. Tea tree oil is a great antiseptic and works wonders on drying out tenacious zits. This pre-serum is light, fights acne and I saw a noticeable difference in my skin after two weeks of use. Definitely looked brighter and clearer, and I feel it sped up the healing of the few blemishes that popped up during Flumageddon. Of note, it’s gentle enough for everyday use, great for oily skin and pairs well with the Tea Tree 3-IN-1 Wash Scrub Mask and Tea Tree Oil.
The Body Shop’s Matte Kajal White Eyeliner is a cut-crease lover’s dream! In an attempt to sharpen my makeup skills in order to post more beauty videos to my YouTube channel, I’ve been playing around with all of my makeup goodies and really enjoying testing out this white eyeliner. Now, you can use it for cut creases, the fair-skinned can apply a thin application to the entire lid then add brightly coloured shadows over it to make them pop, or use the eyeliner on the waterline to open the eyes. It’s easy and comfortable to apply, makes a great impact and is enriched with Community Trade beeswax from Cameroon. Great little product!
Ahhh – Ankit! Your go-to website for all things adorable. I picked up this sweet marble-effect iPhone case and matching charger. I know my phone-addict sister will make great use of the charger and the case is just so on point.
Ooooh! These lashes are goooo-ooood! I used the Kiss Lash Couture Faux Mink Lashes on my birthday and got a ton of compliments! They made my lashes full, soft and fluttery and completely gorgeous. I love this brand as with each lash product, they also include glue. Great quality and great price for what you are getting. The Natural Flourish Blooming Lashes are for those who prefer a less dramatic, more natural look…but still want some impact.
My sister the pre-school teacher will get a kick out of these. She wants pretty nails but the wear and tear of her work prevents her from getting manicures as they chip too easily. With Kiss’ mega-adhesive tabs and glue, high-shine, short-length ready-to-wear nails, Alice can finally rock some great, perfect tips while chasing the little ones around.
What beauty products do you like getting in your stocking? Let me know in the comments and happy shopping!