Over the next week I will be showing you some exciting new beauty/health/hair products which are perfect as stocking fillers and also perfect to help you get through the party season. If you are anything like me, the present buying becomes a ‘ one for them, one for me ‘process!! All the stocking fillers have been submitted by companies and the only thing I stipulated was that the products had to come in at £20 or under to be classed as a stocking filler. I have broken them down in to price brackets, so you can check out ideas that come in within your own budget. Today’s post is all about stocking fillers/ Christmas survival products under £5. Throughout this week there will be a couple of other posts for products under £10 and also under £20. I am also giving away some of the products, so keep your eyes peeled for the big Christmas giveaway which starts Tuesday 3rd December.
Kleenex Festive Tissues
The first stocking fillers are these cute festive edition Kleenex tissues….an all round beauty essential!
Kleenex single box retails at £1.43 and Twin box £2.68. Six pack of pocket tissues retails at £1.25 all can be found in supermarkets and pharmacies.
Sainsburys Boutique Range Makeup
The next products come from the new Sainsburys ‘Boutique’ range. Sainsburys say ‘The range features an uncomplicated capsule cosmetics collection which marries high pigmentation, easy application and unbeatable staying power’ The range includes nail polish, lipsticks, eyeshadows and lipgloss. The range below is part of the gorgeous new Christmas colour collection. They all make great stocking fillers and my favourites from this range include the ‘Berry Nice’ nail polish, a lovely deep pink berry colour and the ‘Brownie Points’ eyeshadow a deep bronze colour, perfect for creating a softer smoky eye look.
(From the top Berry Nice nail polish, from left ‘Put on the Slate’, ‘Brownie Points’ and ‘Out of the Blue’ eyeshadow singles.)
Nail Polish £5, Eyeshadow singles £4 all from Sainsburys.
Sex and the City Bodyspray
Sex and the City Bodyspray in Sunset. This bodyspray claims to evoke the mysterious scent of the vibrant nightlife of New York. It features top notes of Bloody Orange, Violet Leaves, Freesia and apple and is quite a floral scent. Its perfect for a Christmas Party and night out!
Sex and the City Body Spray £5, available at http://store.hbouk.com/
Sure Longlasting Protection in Crystal Clear Aqua
I have featured this product as a stocking filler but also as a Christmas party essential as it has ‘no white marks protection’ perfect for your little black dress’s ensuring you don’t get those horrible white chalky marks. It also gives up to 48 hours protection, perfect if you are going from work straight out to a Christmas party.
Sure Deodorant £2.19 available from most supermarkets and chemists.
Ted Baker Nail Buffer
Ted Baker have some lovely stocking fillers this year as part of their beauty accessories range. This Nail Buffer is great, it has the usual four sided action to file, smooth, buff and shine nails and comes in the cool packaging Ted Baker is renowned for.
Ted Baker Nail Buffer £5 available in most Boots stores and at www.boots.com
Nelsons Calendula Cream
This multi purpose cream is made using extracts from the Calendula (marigold) plant. It is great for tackling dry/flaky skin and helps to smooth chapped skin. I have been using on some stubborn dry patches around my mouth and it has really cleared those up. It is a great pick me up for partied out skin and is a Christmas skin saver!
Calendula Rescue Cream £4.85 30g Tube and can be found in Boots, Holland & Barrett and independent pharmacies and health food stores.
This is a new drink to help people wake up feeling refreshed, and classes itself as a ‘lifestyle management drink’! Its great for before or after a night out and is perfect to help people function better the day after the night before! Prefunc contains natural ingredients and the unique recipe includes green tea leaf, Indian gooseberry fruit, liquorice root, long pepper fruit, ginger rhizome and Asian ginseng root. It has quite a unique taste, quite spicy and bitter at the same time and I think if it’s helps with hangovers and gives a bit of a boost, it is definitely going to be one of my Christmas party essentials as I get the worst hangovers ever and never learn!
Prefunc £5 per serving. For more information visit www.prefunc.co.uk
Fish Mini Hair Products
Perfect little mini stocking fillers for men. These little pots include 25ml of product including a Matt Texturising Clay, Texturising Cream and a Defining wax.
Fish Mens Mini Products £2.99 available at Boots stores nationwide.
Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks
I love these face masks from Montagne Jeunesse. They offer lots of different varieties for different skin types and are perfect as a stocking Filler as one sachet retails at a £1! My favourite one at the moment is the ‘Creamy Coconut’ version as it really boosts tired dry skin and smells gorgeous. Others include the Chocolate mask a really indulgent treatment and the anti stress ‘Mud Pac’ perfect for a deep clean, as well as many other different varieties.
Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks – £1 per sachet. Can be found in Boots, Asda, Wilkinsons and Claire’s Accessories.
Sleek Makeup Nail Polish
I love these wintery shades from makeup brand ‘Sleek’. They have great coverage and last pretty well too and amazingly retail at £2.99 so another perfect stocking filler price! Shades I tested include ‘Vinto Tinto’ a deep wine colour, ‘Air Force Blue’ a dark vampy blue and my favourite for Christmas the bright ‘Get Reddie’!
Sleek Makeup Nail Polishes £2.99 each are available at Superdrug and www.sleekmakeup.com
London Pocket Mirrors from Arty Globe
Finally, the last products in my Christmas Stocking Fillers under £5 post are these cute and kitsch pocket mirrors from ‘Arty Globe’ The mirrors feature illustrations from the artist Hartwig Braun whose ethos behind his work is all about discovering new perspective on the urban and world around us. The designs include British icons and cityscapes of London (see pictures below.) A cool stocking filler idea and an essential for touching up makeup on a night out!
Arty Globe – Pocket Mirrors £4.50 available from www.artyglobe.com
Hope you’ve managed to get a few ideas for your friends and family or yourself (if you’re like me!!) and don’t forget to check out my next post which has more great health & beauty stocking fillers retailing under £10 later this week.