Every year around this time, Ulta comes out with tons of holiday gifts, new releases, Christmas themed makeup collections. You may have seen my previous post narrowing down the gifts that should be at the top of your list.
If there’s one thing that I love most about Christmas morning, it’s stocking stuffers. Fortunately for me, Ulta has no shortage of makeup minis that ring up for under $10. They have so many, though, that I feel like it’s my responsibility (as someone who goes there every other day) to narrow down what’s worth your time and what you’ll end up forgetting about after a few days.
A couple of rules of thumb that I’m going by here:
I’m leery of holiday scented or themed products. Because, let’s be real, if I only want to use it when I’m feeling the holiday spirit, it won’t be worth my time or money for the other 11 months of the year. While I might purchase a Christmas scented candle to burn throughout the month of December and leading up to Christmas, I won’t get much use out of one that I get on December 25th when the holiday spirit is on it’s way out. Does that make sense??
I tend to stay away from themed sets. For example, I’m not going to purchase a set of four different cleansers from the same brand because 1. I’m never going to use all of those, and 2. I don’t want to be trapped using one brand forever when there are so many others to try!
OK, let’s get this going.
products are linked below photos, so you can shop them right here
1. Formula 10.0.6 Naughty & Nice Face Mask Gift Set Ornament
These are so on theme for Christmas, but I especially love how useful they are year round!
2. The Body Shop Coconut Lip & Hand Duo
These minis moisturizers are perfect to throw in a purse or backpack and use on the go!
3. Makeup Revolution Jewel Collection Jelly Highlighter
My jaw dropped at this color, and then I realized that it’s JELLY. This is just fun enough to be a stocking stuffer, but practical enough to use all year long.
4. TonyMoly I’m Real Red Wine Holiday Sheet Mask
This is a great one for the adventurous makeup lover in your life.
5. Formula 10.0.6 Calm Retreat Travel Kit
Perfect to use for your winter break travels! (Or any travels really)
6. Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Liquid Eyeshadow Set
Any of these minis would be perfect to top off your New Years Eve look!
7. Yes To Charcoal Love Masking Kit
More ways to chill out and relax on your Christmas morning.
8. NYX Professional Makeup Shimmer Cravings Sprinkle Town Duo Chromatic Lip Gloss
This pretty peach gloss is versatile enough to bring out the best in any look – day, night, summer, or winter.
9. Hask Argan Oil Repairing Mini Gift Set
Two conditioners and a vial of smoothing oil?? For under $10? Amazing. And it’s also available in coconut oil and keratin protein!
10. Finchberry Handcrafted Soaps
These soaps are all just too gorgeous to pass up.