Exactly one week left till Christmas! I don’t know about you but I feel like time has simply flew by. I cannot wait for some time with family & friens, but until then it’s time for one last sprint. Here are some last minute stocking stuffers ideas:
1-EOS soft lip blams: Lips get chapped during winter, there is simply no other way of escaping it except to hydrate the lips 24/7. EOS soft lip balms are made for exactly this reason. They’re enriched with shea butter & a blend of moisturizing oils, not to mention they are paraben & petrolatum-free. For the holidays, the brand came out with some fun 2-packs & 3 pakcs, as well as some limited edition flavors such as peppermint cream & peppermint mocha. Although, I must admit that my favorite is still the vanilla bean. Each retails for around $4 and you can buy them at all major retailers.
2- The Face Shop Belif toner & moisturizing cream: The toner is nice and liquid & easy to apply. It leave the skin toned, balanced, and soothed after cleansing. I apply it day & night, right before applying the moisturizing cream, which provides intense hydration, leaving the skin really smooth and nourished. Since using this combo, my skin has not been dry this winter so far, as it typically becomes during this time of the year. The scent is very light & very pleasant to apply. It has no parabens, sulfates & phthalates. They retail for $34 & $47 respectively.
3- Sephora’s Collection: They always come out with adorable pieces. Some easy grabs, as pictured above are: Emoji Lip Blam (lightly tinted, nicely hydrating, retails for $6), Blend ‘Til the End Sponge (their blenders are my favorite, I have a ton of them in every shape and size; they blend concealer and foundation perfectly, this duo pack retails for $15), Dark Rainbow Mirror Compact (the prettiest and glitzy compact out there, retails for $10 – on sale) & Dark Rainbow Brush (amazing for applying foundation, although does not beat the blenders, however much easier to clean).
4- Charlotte Tilbury’s Goddess Skin Clay Mask & Healthy Glow Hydrating Tint: Luxe products from Charlotte Tilbury are pretty much magic! The Goddess Skin Clay Mask tightens pores, moisturises your skin and clears imperfections, leaving the skin cashmere-soft (retails for $65). The Healthy Glow Hydrating Tint is called “summer-in-a-bottle all year round” for a good reason! Provides a natural looking tan and gives it a nice glow! Perfect to wake up that winter face (retails for $50).
5-Dr. Hauschka Cosmetics: Wether you opt for the makeup or the skincare products, you’re in good hands. Here are some of my favorties! The Soothing Cleansing Milk is perfect for removing makeup an prepping the skin for the toner & night cream. I love the light scent & the milky texture. The Facial Toner is the perfect 2nd step in my nightly routine, gives the skin a nice radiant look. Colour Correcting Powder is a stunning little compact featuring four translucent shades, which reduces the appearance of redness, leaving the skin beautiful and flawless. Eyeshadow Trio in Suntone comes in the same compact as the powder, which is easy to transport. The colors are light, not too pigmented, which is perfect to achieve a nice light daytime look! Lipstick (shade: Dahlia): Highly pigmented, intense color & moisturizing – perfect for a holiday party!
6-Quo Cosmetics: Last but not least, Quo Comsmetics always come out with a beautiful Holiday Collection filled with goodies: eyeshadow palettes, lipstick & nailpolish sets as well as makeup brushes sets! Absolutely perfect for an easy last minute Chrismas gift grab at the Pharmaprix! Their eyeshadows and lipsticks are very nicely pigmented and they come in all the best colors from nudes to reds. I also love their brows products, that’s all I’ve been using for my eyebrows this year!