Monday, December 19, 2016

Drugstore Stocking Stuffers from the Beauty Aisles #GiftGuide #StockingStuffers #Holiday2016

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Drugstore beauty aisles are filled with so many affordable stocking stuffers, and I wanted to share a few that you might want to pick up. Additionally, if you are having overnight guests this holiday season, many of these would be a perfect way to treat your friends and family to some extra pampering.
Sally Hansen Polishes are among my favorites on the market, and they are affordable, high quality and come in a wide range of colors and finishes. They also make fantastic stocking stuffers!

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polishes (Shown above. $4.99-$9.99 from Ulta, Target and other national retailers): These gel polishes are easy to use, come in a gorgeous range of long-wearing colors, and they do not use a UV/LED light.

According to Sally Hansen,

A breakthrough in gel nail polish! Get the salon look at home with the Miracle Gel Nail Polish by Sally Hansen. The only true 2-step gel manicure with no light needed. Shades that wow! Leading the revolution in gel technology. Technology: Patented & exclusive gel color system. Natural-light-curing technology.

  • No UV/LED light needed
  • 2 simple steps
  • Increased wear & durability over time
  • Easy, soak free removal
  • Results: Up to 14 days of color and shine.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Polishes ($7.99 from Ulta, Target and other national retailers): These long-wearing beautiful polishes are fuss-free, chip-resistant and have a built-in base coat, top coat, nail straightener and growth treatment. 

According to Sally Hansen,

Skip the salon, get the results. Don't settle for just color when you can get a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon-inspired color, top coat, chip-resistance and a gel finish all in 1 bottle. Featuring the unique precision brush for a flawless finish and patented Vita Care technology for advanced 10 day wear, more shine and nourishing care.

Sally Hansen 18K Gold Cuticle Eraser ($7.99 from Ulta, Target and other national retailers): 

According to Sally Hansen,

Sally Hansen's 18K Gold Cuticle Eraser is a must for healthy-looking, smooth cuticles. Exclusive gel texture combined with real gold trap moisture and nourishes cuticles. Features an innovative applicator with a built-in cuticle pusher cap, for a luminous, healthy-looking, beautiful nails and cuticles!

Sally Hansen 18K Gold Hardener ($7.99 from Ulta, Target and other national retailers):

According to Sally Hansen,

Sally Hansen's eye-catching treatment combines real 18-karat gold with peptides and amino acids, ingredients known to promote healthy growth. The breakthrough complex envelopes the gold, creating shatter-proof shield that protects nails so they grow stronger and longer. Wear it under or over nail color for a hint of sparkle, or on its own for pure strength and light-reflecting shine.
Rimmel London Oh My Gloss: ($5.99 each for 0.22 oz. from KmartUlta and Target) RIMMEL LONDON is definitely one of my all-time favorite drugstore brands, and lately their products have ranked among my most reached-for, and loved, makeup picks. Their Oh My Gloss! Lip glosses were made with me in mind: the colors are gorgeous and highly saturated, they contain the perfect amount of shimmer and shine, and have a lightweight, non-sticky texture. Furthermore, they are very comfortable on the lips, and they are lightly moisturizing. I=The doe-foot applicator applies the gloss evenly, and it neither migrates, nor does it bleed into lip lines. I get a few hours of wear-time per application, and repeated application throughout the day does not result in drying out my lips.  It has a light semi-floral scent that is not heavily perfumed, and the scent fades soon upon application.
• Up to 6 hours of colour, shine, comfort and moisture for your lips.
• Lip Loving gloss with Argan Oil and Vitamin E.
• Featuring Rimmel’s ‘Gloss Lock’ technology, which delivers an elevated, long-lasting 3-dimensional shine.
• Non-sticky, lightweight and comfortable to wear.
• 12 Shades available
• Made in United Kingdom
Rimmel Kate Highlighting and Sculpting Kit ($6.99 from Ulta, TargetWalmart and Walgreens : is Rimmel's first sculpting and highlighting kit that was designed by Kate Moss. It features long-lasting color, finely milled textures, and lovely pigmentation. Each of the powders–a blush, a highlighter and a contour– blend effortlessly, are buildable, deposit color evenly, and are absolutely beautiful. It sculpts, defines and illuminates the skin and does so in a flattering and natural appearing way.
Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Definer Crayons ($6.99 each from Ulta, Target, and national retailers):

Rimmel's Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer gives you natural or a dramatic eye because the colors are so dramatic. This is a great additon to anyones's make-up collection.
Rimmel WonderLash Volume Colourist Mascara ($8.99 from Ulta, Target and national retailers):

Empower your lashes with the WonderLash Volume Colourist Mascara, Rimmel's first mascara combining instant full volume with gradual lash tinting.

Instantly tapered lash-intensifying brush wraps every lash with blacker than black pigments, making them instantly fuller and longer. Overtime the lash-tint complex with natural colorant gradually darkens the color of your bare lashes to help them appear more visible from root to tip from 2 weeks onwards of continuous usage. The non-permanent tint will wear off gradually after the last usage.

Rimmel Super Curler 24 Mascara ($5.99 from Ulta, Target and national retailers):

Rimmel's Super Curler Mascara has a formula containing curling and fixing polymers to instantly push up lashes to a perfect 90 degree curve with up to 24 hour hold. The curved, eye-shaped brush lifts lashes up at the root and extends the curl from the tip to give full, curvaceous, clump-free volume. Say bye bye to lash curlers. Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara ($6.99 from Ulta, Target and national retailers):

The MaxDensity brush, that's 50% larger and thicker, covers your lashes with attention - from corner to corner. Bristles now flex in to deposit mascara and out to comb through clumps, so volume will scream. With scandalous eye opening volume, this mascara should need a license.
Watch false lashes become a thing of the past, as Scandal Eyes Mascara becomes the ultimate beauty weapon in your make-up bag. This Rimmel revolution has 3x the collagen for plumper, sculpted lashes, 3x the keratin for strong and healthy lashes and...3x the attitude to guarantee scandalous behaviour!
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation ($4.99 from Ulta, Target,): Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation delivers a natural soft matte look and helps to control shine.
Robin McGraw Revelation Me O’ My Kissy Permissy Breath Mints ($5.00 from Robin McGraw Revelation): This delightful, lip-shaped tin is filled with refreshing peppermint mints in the shape of X’s and O’s to freshen your breath and lift your spirits any time of day.

Robin McGraw Chicky Chew Chewing Gum ($2.25 from Robin McGraw Revelation): Available in large and small packages, Chickee Chew comes in a variety of delicious flavors, including fruit, cinnamon and mint. Chew a piece and channel your inner Girl Power!

Robin McGraw Lip Lovey Lip Balm ($3.95 each from Robin McGraw Revelation): Treat yourself to a moisturizing formula infused with soothing jojoba oil and shea butter for lustrous, healthy lips that are oh-so-kissable. Packaged in a charming heart-shaped, twist-off container, Lippy Lovey is easy to apply and carry wherever you go. It’s the balm your lips will love! Comes in eight delicious flavors.
Robin McGraw Revelation Me O’ My Nosey Cozy Pocket Tissue ($2.45 from Robin McGraw Revelation): Tackle the sniffles with soft, three-ply paper that’s extra gentle on your skin and available in a variety of cheerful designs that’ll have you smiling each time you reach for a tissue.

Robin McGraw Revelation Me O’ My Handy Candy Wet Wipes ($1.25 – $2.95 from Robin McGraw Revelation): Handy Candy Wet Wipes are biodegradable, compostable, and wipe away 99% of germs without the sting of alcohol. With added aloe and vitamin E to keep your skin soft, these cute packs of wipes will help fight off cold-causing germs!
Streekers Wild Weekend Hair Color ($5.98 at The holidays– especially New Years Eve– can be the perfect occasion to adorn your tresses with fun temporary colors, and STREEKERS Wild Weekend Hair Color is a great choice.

According to STREEKERS,

STREEKERS is true temporary hair color with a difference. Instant. Liquid. Washes out when you want it out. Not a mascara, not a crayon, not a paint. But a cool new hair color that uses innovative technology. In 8 vibrant colors: pink, blue, ultra violet, red, green, yellow, orange, purple.

STREEKERS is a stroke of genius at a moment's notice. It's so easy to apply with a sleek, sponge-tip applicator that ensures perfect coverage and control. Streekers can be used over mousse, styling gel or wax and followed by hair spray. Best of all, you can brush your hair after Streekers dries. It won't flake off (unlike other bright temporary hair colors). Your hair will be soft and the color will remain vibrant. STREEKERS shades are vivid on blondes and blonde streaks and show as subtle highlights on darker hair.
Avon Prima Eau de Parfum ($30.00 from – Prima by Avon speaks to the style lover who appreciates fashion’s ongoing love affair with classical ballet. With lush top notes of plum, a pinch of sweetness with a hint of tangy bergamot, a rich heart of intoxicating rose, and the woodsy notes of clearwood, oak moss, and patchouli leaves a poetically warm and graceful finish on the skin this holiday season.
Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar ($6.49-$7.99 from Ulta, Target, Drugstores and Mass Retailers): Meet the Coal You Want to Find in Your Stocking..the Kind that Gives You Smooth, Healthy-Looking Skin. Liquid cleansers have their place, but some of us just prefer a bar experience. For those who like to hold pore cleansing power in the palm of their hand, this new cleanser features a dual action formula to exfoliate while deep cleaning pores. This cleanser draws out and binds to deep down dirt and oil for 2.5 times cleaner pores than a basic cleanser. With jojoba beads and peppermint, the formula gently exfoliates and leaves skin feeling refreshed and smooth.

Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub ($8.99-$9.99 from Ulta, Target, Drugstores and Mass Retailers): This ingenious concentrated powder cleanser is specially formulated to foam up on contact with water, leaving skin 2.5 times as clean as a basic cleanser. The formula gently exfoliates while forming tiny bubbles that dive deep into pores to break up oil and impurities. When you rinse the foam away, oil, debris and dead cells are swept away, for instantly smoother, softer texture and visibly tighter pores after just one use. 
Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer ($5.99 from Target) is formulated to blend effortlessly with water, and it immediately absorbs and locks in moisture, without any sticky residue. 

According to Jergens,

No need to dry before you apply, and no need to wait before you dress. Glide on Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer before you step out of the shower and get 2X the moisturization in 1/2 the time.*

Treat extra dry skin to new Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer with Restoring Argan Oil. Infused with an oil that hails from Morocco, Argan oil has been called “liquid gold” and is known for its healing and soothing properties. This extraordinary hydrator helps skin look 4 times healthier, in a single application.**

Create a sensory experience with Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer with Original Cherry Almond Essence, delicately fragranced with the brand’s iconic and timeless scent.
Jergens Oil-Infused Moisturizer With Nourishing Monoi ($4.99 from Target): Harvested from the Tahitian Garden Flower and known for its intoxicating floral scent, Monoi Oil is a potent skin soother that’s been used by women for centuries. Combined with Jergens deeply conditioning, protein-packed formula, it locks in moisture, smooths texture and tone, and leaves skin visibly radiant and softly scented.

Jergens Oil-Infused Moisturizer With Refreshing Coconut Oil ($4.99 from Target): Fortified with the deeply penetrative, hydrating properties of premium Coconut Oil— along with its invigorating, tropical scent—this enriching body lotion gives your skin instant luminosity, a superbly soft texture, and long-lasting moisture for a gorgeous, all-day glow.
Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer ($10.99 for 12 oz. and $7.99 for 7 oz. from Target): Keep skin hydrated and moisturize daily before you step out of the shower! Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is a revolution in wet skin technology that doesn’t simply calm, smooth and soften, but also heals dry skin and restores your body’s ability to retain its own much-needed moisture. The water-activated properties penetrate deep into skin’s surface all happens in the shower – no rinsing required — so you can just dry off, dress and go!

Curél Rough Skin Rescue Smoothing Lotion ($7.99 from Target): Ideal for severely dry, flaky skin, this smoothing lotion gently loosens flakes without irritation, allowing essential hydration to reach the areas that need it most. The dermatologist-recommended formula uses natural ingredients to relieve roughness and help prevent it from returning.
PediSpa Intensive Moisturizing Foot Mask ($9.99 for 2 pairs from Target): Stuff your loved one’s stocking with the gift of soft feet this year! PediSpa Intensive Moisturizing Foot Mask noticeably smoothes, softens and repairs dry, crack, calloused feet and heels, significantly improving the look and feel of even the driest feet.

According to PeiSpa,

PediSpa Intensive Moisturizing Foot Mask noticeably smoothes, softens and repairs dry, crack, calloused feet and heels, significantly improving the look and feel of even the driest feet. SMOOTHES. SOFTENS. REPAIRS. Contains: Shea Butter, Apple Extract & Peppermint.
Pretty Animalz Tiger Moisturizing Sheet Mask ($3.99 for 1 mask from Target): This  sheet mask is enriched with extracts that help nourish and hydrate your face, and it is perfect for the cold weather this holiday season.

Pretty Animalz by Look Beauty Sheet Masks are affordable gifts for smooth, selfie-worthy skin that come in a Panda Calming Sheet Mask and Tiger Moisturizing Sheet Mask.  Soothe irritation, reduce redness, and calm unbalanced skin with the playful, panda-faced mask infused with honey extract, lavender flower water, and camellia extract. The Tiger Moisturizing Sheet Mask is formulated with soybean extract, mushroom extract, and witch hazel water, to hydrate, soften, and smooth dry skin for a glowing and nourished complexion.

Overall Assessment: Drugstore beauty aisles are filled with so many treasures, and they definitely offer infinite choices for all of those stockings that need to be stuffed! What are your favorite stocking stuffers?

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  1. My sister and I love browsing drugstore beauty aisles together. Now that we both have daughters, we do it with them! It's even better when we're all together. It's a fun activity for us and we get stupid silly when we find great deals. lol

    1. Hi Lynne! I love to go through the drugstore beauty aisles, and shopping in general, with my sister as well! Stupid silly?! That sounds like the way that my sister and I get when we are together! LOL!

  2. What a terrific list of easy to find gifts and stocking stuffers from the drugstore! I am going to look for the nude Sally polishes - how did I miss those? And the facial mask was too cute for words. And truth be told, nothing has surpassed Curel Skin Rescue for my dry skin in winter. I need to pick some up. Excellent post!

    1. Thanks, Allison! The nude Sally polishes are really fantastic! The mask is super cute! I no what you mean about Curel, it is such an effective moisturizer for dry skin, and a skin saver in the winter! I am so glad that you liked this post!

  3. These are all such great picks!

    1. Thanks, Jamie! They are definitely some of my drugstore favorites!

  4. Drugstores are where it's at! I really like the array of Sally Hansen colors out there - and I'm just getting around to trying some Rimmel products!

    1. They seriously have so many amazing finds, I can spend hours in the drugstore without even leaving the beauty aisles!

  5. If the Robin McGraw products were sold in the drugstore I'd buy some just for the cute factor. Who doesn't love hearts and kisses? Lots of great choices here. The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel are especially great.

    1. I know what you mean, I hope that they become popular enough to end up in drugstores, because the line is super cute! I agree about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes! They make such great products!

  6. Great affordable options. I'd be happy as a recipient for sure

    1. Affordable options are so important, there is no point starting the new year in serious debt from the holidays, and not everything needs to be expensive!

  7. So much great stuff! I love the look of the cute little lip balms.

  8. I love Miracle Gel polishes. I need that 18k hardener. It sounds perfect as a topper.

    1. They are amazing, aren't they?! Yes, the 18K hardener is a perfect topper!

  9. I'm a drugstore junkie. My son even knows it. I make excuses to dart off to Walmart or Rite Aid and he usually goes with me and waits patiently while I comb through the beauty department.

    1. LOL! So am I! I can just imagine your son waiting patiently while you comb through the beauty aisles!

  10. I can never find that Rimmel sculpting kit, I look all the time!

    1. You know, it's funny– I never see it in the stores, either. It is really quite lovely, and definitely worth ordering online if you can't find it. Have you checked your local Ulta? You might have some success there.


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