Thursday, 8 November 2012

Christmas On a Budget - $20





Christmas time is just around the corner, and despite claiming that I would be buying well in advance, I've found that it's really snuck up on me quickly, and I'm running out of time! 

So I thought I'd do a weekly list, depending on your budget. This week I've decided to start from the bottom, with a budget of $20. So, this is basically a few goodies you could get for a friend if you don't have a lot of money to spend, but still want to get them something lovely!

I've seen more than a few other bloggers do this as well, so there are heaps of these lists out there to help out!

1. NYX Super Fat Eye Marker - $15.99

The NYX Super Fat Eye Marker is basically that, a marker for your eyes. I've heard great things about this, and if you're buying for somebody like me who can't live without her eyeliner, than this would be the perfect gift!
You can buy this here.

2. China Glaze Let it Glow set - $16.95

Crush Cosmetics actually have a few of these sets, but I liked the Let it Glow set the best. It features 3 gorgeous China Glaze Christmas polishes, and also comes with a scented candle! You can't get more Christmas than that! This is a really great value set, and seems like it's worth a lot more than $16.95!
You can buy this here.

3. The Body Shop Strawberry Choc Bon Bon - $12.95

This is an absolutely gorgeous little Christmas novelty! It comes with two mini shower gels, the Strawberry shower gel and the Chocomania shower gel, packed up in a cute bon bon! This is a great little gift for those who don't even know much about beauty, as you can never go wrong with shower gel!
You can buy this here.

4. Lush Sweet Christmas - $10.95

Who doesn't love Lush? This is a cute little bath set which includes a Rock Star soap and a Candy Mountain Bubble Bar, both of which are part of the limited edition Christmas Candy collection! They come already wrapped up in an adorable box, so there's nothing else you need to do!
You can buy this here.

5. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream set - $12.00

This is a super cute set. This includes three lip creams, all in very flattering colours. It also dries matte, which means you won't be giving somebody any icky, gooey cheap lipgloss for Christmas, which I remember as part of my adolescence from well-meaning family members!
You can buy this here.

6. Kit Cosmetics Nail Polish - $15.95

Although this is a little bit expensive for just one nail polish, I figure I'd add it to the list anyway! If you're looking for stocking fillers, or just one or two things, then this is probably something you could add! Kit Cosmetics Nail Polish have a great range of colours, and some are even scented!
You can buy them here.

7. Kleancolor Nail Lacquer Mini Collection in Neon - $4.99

I am a huge fan of Kleancolor nail polish! The colours are just beautiful and the quality is excellent for the price! I have one of the mini collections, and it is just adorable! The mini bottles are slightly bigger than the mini OPI bottles, so I feel you're really getting more for your money! Neons are definitely in this season, but they have a few other types of themes if you're not interested in neon!
You can buy them here.

8. Rimmel London Beauty Must Haves Set - $20

I believe this is in store only, but this is a fantastic deal for the price! A lipgloss, a mascara, 2 nail polishes and a kohl eyeliner! That's good value there, plus you get a beautiful black cosmetics case! I have a similar set I purchased from Target, which came in an orange case, and I love it!
Check here for information.

9. Garnier Pure Gift Pack - $19.95

Another in store only offer, this pack comes with the Pure 3 in 1 Scrub & Mask, Pure 24 Hour Daily Moisturiser and the Pure Pore Purifying Astringent. The 3 in 1 Scrub & Mask costs over $10 alone, so it's definitely a pack worth investing in! I used to be addicted to the scrub, so I can tell you it's good!
Click here for more information.

10. Coastal Scents 12 Piece Brush Set - $17.95

Coastal Scents brushes are very decent brushes for the price, and having a good set of brushes should be a staple for any girl's makeup kit. This is the perfect set, good quality and not too damaging to the bank account!
You can buy this here.



So hopefully this has helped at lease a little bit! Keep an eye out for my Christmas Wishlist that I'll update soon!

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22 comments

  1. this is a really cute post! I'll have to check out a lot of those! hehe :) x
    beautybynaynay.blogspot.com.au

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  2. What a fantastic post! I entered the Beauty Heaven forum secret santa and the budget is $20. I got a little worried I wouldn't find anything decent but a few nail polishes...but I like your suggestions ;)

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  3. Great post! I love the look of the NYX matte lip creams, but the only place I could find them here in the UK sold them at £13 so about $20. The Rimmel beauty set looks fantastic will definitely see if I can find it anywhere x

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    1. Thanks!
      Oh bummer, hopefully you find them somewhere :)
      xx

      Delete
  4. What a great post, hun! I love quite a few of these (is it bad I want them for myself)?

    The only thing I wasn't a fan of was the matte lip creams, too drying and uncomfortable. Sigh, but at least it wasn't an expensive mistake. :)

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    1. Haha thank you! (And no, it's not bad.. most of these things, I want myself too!)

      What a shame you didn't like them! I love them, but I guess they aren't for everyone :)
      And true, at least they are cheap!

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  5. What a great idea for a post! Some really nice present ideas on here :-) xx

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  6. I'd love to try those Nyx creams, but not sure now that I've read MM's comment above? Only $12 though!

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    1. I think it just depends on your taste when it comes to lip products. I really love the matted look and love these kinds of things, but MM doesn't hehe :)
      So I would say give one a go and just see how you feel... if you don't like it, at least they aren't expensive!
      xx

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  7. Great suggestions hun! I love the lush christmas sets :)
    x

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    1. Thanks Mishelle! I want them all for myself hehe :)
      xx

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  8. Omg I hope I don't end up spending more stuff on myself for christmas... I'm currently using the "I have to keep buying stuff because I keep finding out what I got myself for Christmas" excuse. I think it's a brilliant excuse, my bank balance doesn't. :(

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    1. Hahaha what a great excuse! I'm not spending anything up until boxing day, because I love going shopping (it's the one day my boyfriend will put up with an all day shopping adventure) so I'm trying not to buy anything until then hehe!
      xx

      Delete
  9. Great post! I am loving all the Christmas packs.. I just want to buy them all for myself tho haha

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    1. Thanks! I'm the same, I just want it all for me hehe! :)
      xx

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  10. Some great gift ideas Jasmine. The Kleancolor is a fantastic deal!

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    1. Thanks Vita :) I've got another under $20 one on the way as this was so popular!
      The Kleancolor is definitely a great deal though, they're so cute!

      Delete
  11. Great ideas! It's easy to think that everything in Australia is expensive, but you can still get some good deals with a bit of research and knowing where to shop :) I like the Lush and China Glaze options!

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    1. Exactly! There are some really good deals out there! I think the China Glaze one is pretty good considering what you get! :)
      xx

      Delete

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Christmas On a Budget - $20





Christmas time is just around the corner, and despite claiming that I would be buying well in advance, I've found that it's really snuck up on me quickly, and I'm running out of time! 

So I thought I'd do a weekly list, depending on your budget. This week I've decided to start from the bottom, with a budget of $20. So, this is basically a few goodies you could get for a friend if you don't have a lot of money to spend, but still want to get them something lovely!

I've seen more than a few other bloggers do this as well, so there are heaps of these lists out there to help out!

1. NYX Super Fat Eye Marker - $15.99

The NYX Super Fat Eye Marker is basically that, a marker for your eyes. I've heard great things about this, and if you're buying for somebody like me who can't live without her eyeliner, than this would be the perfect gift!
You can buy this here.

2. China Glaze Let it Glow set - $16.95

Crush Cosmetics actually have a few of these sets, but I liked the Let it Glow set the best. It features 3 gorgeous China Glaze Christmas polishes, and also comes with a scented candle! You can't get more Christmas than that! This is a really great value set, and seems like it's worth a lot more than $16.95!
You can buy this here.

3. The Body Shop Strawberry Choc Bon Bon - $12.95

This is an absolutely gorgeous little Christmas novelty! It comes with two mini shower gels, the Strawberry shower gel and the Chocomania shower gel, packed up in a cute bon bon! This is a great little gift for those who don't even know much about beauty, as you can never go wrong with shower gel!
You can buy this here.

4. Lush Sweet Christmas - $10.95

Who doesn't love Lush? This is a cute little bath set which includes a Rock Star soap and a Candy Mountain Bubble Bar, both of which are part of the limited edition Christmas Candy collection! They come already wrapped up in an adorable box, so there's nothing else you need to do!
You can buy this here.

5. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream set - $12.00

This is a super cute set. This includes three lip creams, all in very flattering colours. It also dries matte, which means you won't be giving somebody any icky, gooey cheap lipgloss for Christmas, which I remember as part of my adolescence from well-meaning family members!
You can buy this here.

6. Kit Cosmetics Nail Polish - $15.95

Although this is a little bit expensive for just one nail polish, I figure I'd add it to the list anyway! If you're looking for stocking fillers, or just one or two things, then this is probably something you could add! Kit Cosmetics Nail Polish have a great range of colours, and some are even scented!
You can buy them here.

7. Kleancolor Nail Lacquer Mini Collection in Neon - $4.99

I am a huge fan of Kleancolor nail polish! The colours are just beautiful and the quality is excellent for the price! I have one of the mini collections, and it is just adorable! The mini bottles are slightly bigger than the mini OPI bottles, so I feel you're really getting more for your money! Neons are definitely in this season, but they have a few other types of themes if you're not interested in neon!
You can buy them here.

8. Rimmel London Beauty Must Haves Set - $20

I believe this is in store only, but this is a fantastic deal for the price! A lipgloss, a mascara, 2 nail polishes and a kohl eyeliner! That's good value there, plus you get a beautiful black cosmetics case! I have a similar set I purchased from Target, which came in an orange case, and I love it!
Check here for information.

9. Garnier Pure Gift Pack - $19.95

Another in store only offer, this pack comes with the Pure 3 in 1 Scrub & Mask, Pure 24 Hour Daily Moisturiser and the Pure Pore Purifying Astringent. The 3 in 1 Scrub & Mask costs over $10 alone, so it's definitely a pack worth investing in! I used to be addicted to the scrub, so I can tell you it's good!
Click here for more information.

10. Coastal Scents 12 Piece Brush Set - $17.95

Coastal Scents brushes are very decent brushes for the price, and having a good set of brushes should be a staple for any girl's makeup kit. This is the perfect set, good quality and not too damaging to the bank account!
You can buy this here.



So hopefully this has helped at lease a little bit! Keep an eye out for my Christmas Wishlist that I'll update soon!

22 comments:

  1. this is a really cute post! I'll have to check out a lot of those! hehe :) x
    beautybynaynay.blogspot.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a fantastic post! I entered the Beauty Heaven forum secret santa and the budget is $20. I got a little worried I wouldn't find anything decent but a few nail polishes...but I like your suggestions ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great post! I love the look of the NYX matte lip creams, but the only place I could find them here in the UK sold them at £13 so about $20. The Rimmel beauty set looks fantastic will definitely see if I can find it anywhere x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks!
      Oh bummer, hopefully you find them somewhere :)
      xx

      Delete
  4. What a great post, hun! I love quite a few of these (is it bad I want them for myself)?

    The only thing I wasn't a fan of was the matte lip creams, too drying and uncomfortable. Sigh, but at least it wasn't an expensive mistake. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha thank you! (And no, it's not bad.. most of these things, I want myself too!)

      What a shame you didn't like them! I love them, but I guess they aren't for everyone :)
      And true, at least they are cheap!

      Delete
  5. What a great idea for a post! Some really nice present ideas on here :-) xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'd love to try those Nyx creams, but not sure now that I've read MM's comment above? Only $12 though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it just depends on your taste when it comes to lip products. I really love the matted look and love these kinds of things, but MM doesn't hehe :)
      So I would say give one a go and just see how you feel... if you don't like it, at least they aren't expensive!
      xx

      Delete
  7. Great suggestions hun! I love the lush christmas sets :)
    x

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    1. Thanks Mishelle! I want them all for myself hehe :)
      xx

      Delete
  8. Omg I hope I don't end up spending more stuff on myself for christmas... I'm currently using the "I have to keep buying stuff because I keep finding out what I got myself for Christmas" excuse. I think it's a brilliant excuse, my bank balance doesn't. :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha what a great excuse! I'm not spending anything up until boxing day, because I love going shopping (it's the one day my boyfriend will put up with an all day shopping adventure) so I'm trying not to buy anything until then hehe!
      xx

      Delete
  9. Great post! I am loving all the Christmas packs.. I just want to buy them all for myself tho haha

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    1. Thanks! I'm the same, I just want it all for me hehe! :)
      xx

      Delete
  10. Some great gift ideas Jasmine. The Kleancolor is a fantastic deal!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Vita :) I've got another under $20 one on the way as this was so popular!
      The Kleancolor is definitely a great deal though, they're so cute!

      Delete
  11. Great ideas! It's easy to think that everything in Australia is expensive, but you can still get some good deals with a bit of research and knowing where to shop :) I like the Lush and China Glaze options!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly! There are some really good deals out there! I think the China Glaze one is pretty good considering what you get! :)
      xx

      Delete

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