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10 amazing holiday gifts under $30

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We’re getting dangerously close to that time of the year again and I know you are already stressing out about what to buy the makeup junkie or skin care addict in your life. Well, fret no more. Here is my list of 10 holiday gifts under $30 that will make any beauty lover glad you are in their life.

Pixi Hello Glow! Kit – $22

holiday gifts under $30

This cute little kit contains a liquid highlighter (which can also be used as a primer), a powder blush/highlighter duo and a lip plumping gloss. Pixi is usually considered affordable (although that term is very subjective), but this $22 bundle is definitely a bargain!

NYX – Highlight & Contour Pro Palette – $25

holiday gifts under $30

Includes 8 customisable highlighting and contouring shades. A huge advantage is that if you run out of one shade, you can buy them separately as singles! This contour palette is one of my holy grails and I’ve already talked about here

Fenty Beauty – Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set – $23

holiday gifts under $30

The highlighter and the gloss are two of Fenty Beauty’s most coveted products and will surely not disappoint. 

Drunk Elephant – Rise + Glow Duo – $23

holiday gifts under $30

Contains the famous C-Firma Day Serum which will firm and brighten, and the B-Hydra Serum whose job is to quench and illuminate the skin. These two products are good for all skin types.  Drunk Elephant is normally a very expensive brand and it’s such a treat to see that it’s accessible to more people and a part of this ‘holiday gifts under $30’ post.

Natasha Denona – Mini Sunset Eyeshadow Palette – $25

Natasha Denona is another one of those brands that not many people can afford if there isn’t some kind of holiday sale or travel size set going on. You cannot go wrong with these warm shades. They will suit all skin tones.

Hourglass – Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow – $29

holiday gifts under $30

These are glitter eyeshadows infused with light-reflecting pearls to create high impact. They can be used on top of other shadows or just by themselves. 

Sephora Favorites – Give me some nude lip – $28

holiday gifts under $30

I think $29 is a great deal for five lip products, especially from these brands: Tarte (hydrating lipstick), Makeup Forever (liquid matte), Huda Beauty (liquid matte), Stila (liquid) and Boxom (lip polish). This set contains two full-size products and three minis, with different finishes. 

Caudalie – Vinosource Holiday Cracker – $16

holiday gifts under $30

The French pharmacy favorite set contains a micellar cleansing water, a Thirst-Quenching serum, and a Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet, all in travel sizes. Another amazing bargain in this list of holiday gifts under $30. 

Huda Beauty – Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes – $27

holiday gifts under $30

There is a range of 5 eyeshadow palettes, each one packed with 9 super pigmented eyeshadows. The one in the picture is the Amethyst palette, but there are four others you can choose from, each one with a different colour story (green, blue, red or orange). 

Peter Thomas Roth – Meet your Mask – $25

This is a sampler kit with six of Peter Thomas Roth’s most popular masks to detoxify, soothe, hydrate, and polish skin. Peter Roth Thomas products are well-loved by beauty junkies everywhere and have a great reputation. This kit has a $44 value, it’s worth a try!

I hope you’ve found this list of holiday gifts under $30 helpful. If your budget is a bit more flexible, go and check out my $30-$100 list and my $100-and-above list.

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    December 3, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    OMG i actually clicked on that sephora nude favorites and it’s gone – bummer! cause that is a hell of a sample kit. I have tried that Caudalie sorbet moisturizer and it’s NICE and luxe

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      December 3, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      Yeah it’s nice! You’re running out of time! HURRY.

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    October 10, 2018 at 7:46 am

    All of these are such beautiful picks! I’d love if someone purchased them for me <3

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      October 10, 2018 at 11:56 am

      Thank you! I chose stuff I’d love to get as well.

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