Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers

My stocking fillers gift guide is always the biggest one each year and 2016 is no different. After all, who doesn't love a full stocking, right? The little bits and bobs are actually my favourite part of any present. 

Let's start with some makeup brushes, as these ones are pretty special. The Look Good Feel Better Brushes support the LGFB Charity, which you can read about here. They do amazing work providing practical support for women struggling with the side effects from cancer treatments. The brushes are available from lookfantastic, Boots and Feelunique. They are absolutely incredible, with super soft bristles and an elegant design.

 I have the Foundation brush*(£9.99), the Multitasking brush*(£11.99), Eye shading brush*( £6.99) and Blush brush*(£10.79) and they are a pleasure to use. Perfect stocking filler and by buying the brushes, you're supporting a great charity, so it's a no-brainer!

Next, we have some fab lip products. For dry lips, you can't go wrong with  Tinted Lanolips*(£7.99),which are very rich and help to combat those horrible flaky bits. Carmex is a good option for dry lips too. 

But if you can get away with matte lips, the Too Face Melted Matte Lipsticks*(£19.00) have one of the best formulas I've tried. Super pigmented and long lasting.

And for those who love long, defined lashes, the BareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara*(£19.00) might do the trick. 

I personally cannot live without dry shampoo and texturising spray and Bagsy have you covered in both areas! The Glamour Tease Texture Spray*(£8.00) which is part of the new Savannah Miller x bagsy capsule collection  is fantastic and the packaging is gorgeous too! I also really recommend their Dry Shampoo (£5.00)-one of my all time faves!

Primark is my go to for stocking fillers and they have so many great and affordable things in their accessories and beauty section. I picked up this gorgeous coin purse for only £3.00 and the false nails are usually £1 or £1.50. I love them so much! 

Not your usual stocking filler, but OMG... The Footner Exfoliating Socks*(£14.99) are AMAZING!!! I am not even kidding. I have baby feet after using these once. You put the socks on, let them work for an hour or two, wash it all off and then wait 4-5 days for all the dead skin to peel off. You will become a human snake, but the skin shedding (I know, vom...) is sooo sooo worth the final effect! New feet for £14.99? Yes, please!

For those who love a bit of relaxation, Waitrose have the super affordable Thai Rituals Range*. I've been enjoying the bath soak the most, but all of these are fab and smell sooo good. 

I adore the Deep Sleep range by This Works and this little Dream Team Duo*(£10.00) would be a perfect gift for anyone. We are all too busy these days and on our phones every evening, so if you're struggling to switch off at night, the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and Rollerbal will help you drift off to sleep in no time.

The ultimate stocking filler for beauty addicts - sheet masks! We all love them, right? Hassle free and very effective. From face masks, like the Beauty Pro Rejuvenating Collagen Mask* to Under Eye and Lip Gels. There is a mask for every part of your face and any skin type. The Skyn Iceland Lip Gels* are especially great after swatching loads of lipsticks, haha. Such a beauty blogger problem to have, right? 

The Body Shop have a lovely range of festive products, including this Spiced Apple Body Butter*(£14.00). it smells divine and it is such a treat for the skin!

From Nip+Fab we have the No Needle Fix range. The Eye Cream* and Moisturiser* are currently half price at Boots! The packaging is very unisex, so this would be a fab gift for anyone. 

This cracker was an absolute bargain in Poundland! Yep! Very Soap & Glory inspired, don't you think? 

Tropic are a brand I really like and I have been using their products for a few years now. If you know someone who likes more natural skincare options, I would definitely recommend trying some of these!

The  Super Green Nutrient Boosting Serum*(£42.00) contains healthy greens that boost your skin’s natural defences and nutrient levels, including chlorophyll, kale, maca root, marula and kendi oils, green coffee and tamanu oils. It's quite pricey, but it's such a lovely formula.

I also love the Clear Skin Blemish Fighting Mask*(£16.00), which is much  more affordable and works wonders and the Body Smooth Refreshing Polish*(£24.00).

The Tropic Tamanu Healing Balm*(£32.00) is a gorgeous product too and it comes in the most beautiful tropical print box. The balm combines super-healing powers of the tamanu plant, the protection of monoi butter, and the soothing effects of organic cranberry and blackcurrant seed oils to help repair scarred and damaged skin. I use it mostly on elbows and knees.

More brushes, as you can never have too many! The one on the left is an eco friendly option by So Eco*, which you can buy in Tesco and the one on the right is a very pretty and elegant Ultra Contour Foundation Brush*(£7.99) by Makeup Revolution.

And finally, some more beauty bits! The Superfacialist By Una Brennan Neroli Firming Intense Facial Serum*(£11.33) is only one of many Una Brennan products I would recommend. The rose range is soo, so lovely too and usually on sale in Boots. So far there hasn't been a Superfacialist products I didn't like. Amazing brand!

Soap & Glory do lots of minis and the Hand Food is one of the most popular choices as a stocking filler. Only £2.50 too! Such a steal!

Another gem from SenSpa which I mentioned before - the One Minute Radiance Mask*(£9.99), because not everyone has 15-30 minutes of pamper time, but everyone needs an extra boost of radiance!

The Simply Argan Night Oil*(£19.00) would be ideal for dry skin, or any skin type really, as we all tend to suffer with a bit of dryness in the Winter. It's very nourishing and smells lovely too.

And the last item - Argan Oil Multi-Action Eye Cream*(£12.99). Containing Argan+ Synergy to help target fine lines and Sodium Hyaluronate with Vitamin E to moisturise, it will instantly hydrate and lift the eye area.


What would you like to find in your stocking this year? Do you do stocking fillers at all? Or do you just stick to one big present?


Sandra xxx


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