10 beauty stocking stuffers under $10

Still looking for some last minute gifts for your daughter, sister or girlfriend? Here are some great makeup and beauty products that any girl (or maybe even guy) will appreciate. Best of all, these beauty finds are all under $10.

This cute nail polish duo is from The New Black and comes in festive holiday colors;

Glimmer Wins nail duo from The New Black, $10

gold, silver, red and black. One shade is a glitter and the other is a corresponding matte shade, $10 at sephora.com.

This holiday gift set is a great introduction to The Body Shop line:

Vanilla Bliss Gift Cube, $10

It includes a shower gel, body butter and a shower puff in Vanilla Bliss. It actually smells a lot like white chocolate and the body butter is SUPER moisturizing. They also have this in a few different scents and right now it is on sale for $5!

Nip+Fab is a new UK brand that recently hit the shelves at ULTA:

NIP+FAB No Needle Fix, $10

The Nip+Fab No Needle Fix is an instant line filler that you throw in your purse for a little midday perk up. It works by hydrating and plumping skin so lines appear smoother. Only $10 exclusively at ULTA stores.

One of the most searched posts on my blog is the nail polish organizer:

Nail Polish Organizer, $5.99

This cute acrylic polish riser can fit under the cabinet or would look good on the counter, $5.99 at the Container Store.

Everyone wants to have perfect movie star eyeliner. Get great eyes without trying with these eyeliner stickers:

SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE ® Black Magic Eyeliner Applique Set, $9

Create the perfect cat eyes with these easy to apply appliqués, only $9 at Sephora.

Have a mascara or eyeliner mishap?

bareMinerals® ‘On the Spot’ Makeup Remover Swabs, $5

These cotton swabs are pre-filled with gentle, skin-conditioning makeup remover for fixing goofs.  Includes 24 alcohol-free tips with aloe vera and vitamin E for sensitive eyes. Get free shipping at Nordstrom.com, $5.

Get skin nice and smooth with a shower scrub:

LUSH Sugar Scrub, $6.25

Get down and dirty with this Sugar Scrub bar from LUSH. Made with Fair Trade sugar, fennel and ginger to stimulate skin. Place directly on wet skin – but not under the water!

Keep those cuticles in good shape:

Badger Cuticle Care, $5.99

This little jar of cuticle cream by Badger is made with Shea and Cocoa Butters and is certified organic. Great for your desk or purse, $5.99 at ULTA or Whole Foods.

Everyone can use an extra hair tie or two:

No Tug Hair Ties, $8

Everyone loves these stretch ribbon ties. Pick up these holiday colors from this Etsy shop, No Tug Hair Ties. They also have a great Hanukkah set!

And finally, everyone needs a good lip balm:

Rosebud Salve, $6

This is my absolute favorite lip salve/balm. It adds a tinge of color and can used all over the body. Great for scrapes, hangnails, even baby’s behind. It also lasts forever! $6 at Sephora, ULTA and Skins 6|2 in the Cosmopolitan.

Jouer Cosmetics, the “little black dress” of makeup lines

You won’t find any bright crazy colors in this makeup line, just soft, natural colors. Jouer Cosmetics founder, Christina Zilber, refers to her line as the “little black dress” of makeup with colors suited for any occasion. She wanted her clients to be able to create a look themselves, with wearable colors and without a makeup artist.

An interesting extra about Jouer – all of the pieces fit together. Eye shadows, blush, lip glosses and more have slots on the side and simply slide onto one another. You won’t find yourself looking through a makeup bag to find your lipstick and blush – they’ll be connected. You buy Jouer one by one or by collection, like the Everyday Must Haves Collection (below).

You can visit the Jouer Collection at Skins 6|2 in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

Jouer Cosmetics at Skins 6|2 at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Jouer customization

Everyday Must Haves Collection

Love & Toast is eco-friendly, soothing beauty


At the Cosmoprof Las Vegas show this year, I stopped by the Love & Toast booth. It had to be the cutest one there! Love & Toast is a cosmetics company out of Colorado. The creator, Margot Elena, is the founder of other great brands like Oprah’s favorite, Lollia.
Love & Toast is a line of great smelling, eco-friendly bath and body products. The products contain no parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, mineral oil, propylene glycol, retinol, sulfates, or synthetic color. They are not tested on animals and are free of animal products. They even pass the seal of approval of Whole Foods and are carried in certain locations.

As the temperatures get colder and the sir gets drier, it has taken a toll on my hands. My favorite Love & Toast product, Sugar Grapefruit Handcreme has helped  a lot. It smells of of fresh, sweet grapefruit and the Shea butter, Macadamia nut, Olive, Avocado & Sunflower oils keeps your hands moisturized. I also love the aluminum tube it comes in. Small plastic bottles and tubes that other  hand lotions come in can be difficult to dispense. The price is also great, $9.

 You can find the entire Love & Toast collection online, or locally at Skins 6|2 inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Hopefully we will soon see it in local Whole Foods locations!