Every year when I ask my sister what does she want for Christmas, she always says “Little Bits. These are probably two of the worst words I can hear, because it means endless hours of trawling through the shops and websites looking for “little bits” to surprise her with on Christmas morning. This year I’ve decided to put together some of my top picks to help others in my position. Stuck for stocking fillers and “little bits”? Then look no further than The Beautiful Truth’s Stocking filler gift guide.
NYX Smokey look kit
Over the last few weeks I have been thoroughly enjoying the bronze smokey look kit from NYX. As you might already know I am a huge fan of NYX and the quality of these shadows are really great. While the colour pay off doesn’t blow your socks off immediately, they build into the most beautiful warm colours. These kits come in 3 different colour ranges. The bronze Smokey look kit, which I have featured above. The Natural smokey look kit, which is filled with much cooler toned colours and finally the Smokey look kit, which is full of greys, silvers and blacks. Each kit comes with 9 eyeshadows and 2 lipsticks. While I personally don’t rate the lipsticks, I love the eyeshadows. Out of the 3 kits my favourite is hands down the bronze smokey look kit. You can buy these palettes for €12.99 on NYX stands.
Ciaté Tree Trinket
These Tree trinkets from Ciaté are just the cutest little things. Each tree bauble comes with a a glittery nail polish inside. One bauble will set you back €10 and can be bought here.
Ardell Demi Wispies
The Ardel demi wispies are hands down the most amazing lashes I have ever used. They give unreal volume and length, while at the same time looking natural on the eyes. I have stocked up on a few sets for over the Christmas. You can see them in action on my latest YouTube tutorial here and buy a set of these lashes for €7.39 here.
The Selfie brush
Yes a hair brush that you can brush your hair with and then stick your iPhone in to take the perfect selfie!! Can you imagine the absolute craic you would have with this on Christmas morning. The Selfie Brush is a mirror, hair brush, and phone case all in one. While at the same time the handle makes the phone easier to hold and therefore gets the perfect selfie!The brush works as a regular brush, and has a slot in the back to fit an iPhone 5 or 5s. You can read a full review here and buy one here for €15.99.
Cocoa Brown Luxury gift set
This gift set is a serious bargain and perfect for the tanner in your life. The Cocoa brown luxury gift set contains a full size original 1 hour tan, full size Chocolate whip and a full size tough stuff along with a tanning mitt and if that’s not enough, Tesco Ireland are now selling these for €13.33. Seriously this is a massive bargain.
Wet n Wild mega last lipsticks
I can’t say enough good things about the Wet n Wild mega last lipsticks. I now have a collection of 6 now and they are hands down my most used lipsticks in my collection and I have a fairly large collection of over 100 lipsticks! Wet n Wild megalast lipsticks are a full coverage, long lasting lipstick. They are completely opaque and seriously long lasting. I can wear them for at least 2-3 hours without touching up. These lipsticks have a semi matte formula, and unlike some matte lipsticks, they don’t dry out your lips. The megalast lipsticks are seriously pigment and true to the colour in the tube. it’s hard to pick a favourite as I love them all, but my top 3 would be stoplight red, red velvet and bare it all, which is a dupe for Mac Velvet Teddy. You can buy these lipsticks on any Wet n Wild stand for €2.99. You can read a full review here.
Mary Lou Manizer
This is hands down the most amazing highlighter I have ever used. The Mary Lou Manizer is a smooth, buttery and extremely pigmented highlighter.It is has a beautiful shimmer to it, without a hint of glitter insight. If you are buying for a makeup lover, they will absolutely love you if they find this in their stocking. You can buy it here for €19 and read a full review here.
Eye booster 2 in 1 eyeliner and serum
This is a fantastic eyeliner for anyone who is looking to create the perfect winged liner. It has just the right amount of stiffness in the nib and disperse a great amount of product that turns even a novice into a master when it comes to winged liner. You can find it on any Physicians Formula stand for €16. Read a full review here.
Stella & Dot Inspiration bracelet
The Stella & Dot Inspiration Bracelets with inscriptions of Blessed, Love & Always in 3 languages are simply stunning. I would love an arm full of these! A single bracelet would make the perfect gift for the fashion conscious lady in your life. Each bracelet costs €49 and you can buy them here.