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Blogmas Day 7: Gifts Under $35

Christmas can be an expensive time of the year. If you don't have a huge amount of cash to splash on gifts, I wanted to share my top picks for you. There are so many great gifts out there that are less then $35. I'm going to be sharing my top beauty picks under $35.

I am going to share each gift idea from cheapest through to most expensive as well.

Soap and Glory Wait On Hand & Foot / $9 

Such a cute little gift set with two of my favourite Soap and Glory products. A mini Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream (50ml) and Heel Genius Amazing Heel Cream (50ml). I love that it comes as a little bauble too if you wanted to hang it (I just wrapped mine oops).

Bastise Cherry Dry Shampoo and Shower Cap Gift Set / $9.95

Need some Dry Shampoo? Well the Bastise mini sets are perfect for an affordable Christmas gift. Inside you get one 200mL Dry Shampoo and a shower cap to match. I picked Cherry, but there are different scents that you can choose from too!

Designer Brands Ready For My Close Up* / $9.99

A super affordable, yet gorgeous highlighter and bronzer palette. The perfect affordable beauty gift for anyone. I feel like Designer Brands is so under rated, but their products are so gorgeous and actually really good quality! In this palette you get a mix of highlighters all with gorgeous marble finishes. If anything it just looks gorgeous!

Burt Bee's Bit of Burt's / $9.99

It wouldn't be wrong to assume that we all need a lip balm in our life, so you can't go wrong with this gift set that comes with one Lip Balm and one Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream!

Designer Brands All Eyes On You Eye Palette* / $14.99 

One gorgeous affordable option is the Designer Brands Eye Shadow Palettes. They actually have a couple of different options, but I personally have been loving the All Eyes On You palette. It has a mix of nude and easy to shades with a couple of more adventurous shades that I can't say I have seen on many palettes recently.

The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Treats / $15

Of course I couldn't pass up the opportunity to feature my favourite The Body Shop range! I love the Almond Milk and Honey range and this little set is so perfect for Christmas, whether you want a little gift or need a Secret Santa gift or anything, this is perfect! Plus I love that this year TBS is supporting Peace Play where they are building a place for refugees in Syria to play!

Soap and Glory Soaper Heroes / $18

I am a big fan of Soap and Glory. They are just a super simple brand that does lovely body products at really affordable prices. The Soaper Heroes gift set is perfect if you want to get a little pamper pack for someone. Includes a Wash Pod (8ml), The Righteous Butter (50ml), Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel (75ml), Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream (50ml) and Scrub Of Smoothing Body Buffer (50ml). Some of my favourite products and a couple of newbies, all packaged inside a cute tin. 

Dermalogica Double Cleanse Duo* / $25 

I think this is just the cutest little set! It comes with a Special Cleansing Gel and their new Precleanse Balm (which I have been dying to try!!) in an adorable little set. It is such an affordable way to try the minis out, or gift it to someone who has been wanting to try Dermalogica.

Korres Ultimate Body Milk and Butters Collection / $25

Why not pamper someone with a whole set of Korres Body Milk and Butters? It's a great way to try the milks and butters out if you haven't tried them before and just looks so cute! I bought it for a relative who loves to travel! the perfect little set for them to take when they go away.

Smashbox Drawn In Decked Out. Travel Primer Set / $27 

I cannot get over how affordable Smashbox's sets are this year! The mini sizes retail for about $23 each by themselves. In this set you get THREE minis for $27! Inside you get a Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Photo Finish Pore Minimising Foundation Primer and Photo Finish Primer Water. It is honestly such good value and the perfect gift.

Mecca Max Party To The Max / $35

If you are after an affordable, higher end palette that has everything you need (eyes and cheeks) then this palette is perfection! Get set to dazzle with this curated set of eye and face powders for ultimate cool-girl glam. Includes ten eyeshadows and four illuminating powders.I have found all the Mecca Max powders that I have used so far to be gorgeous and so pigmented. I am very tempted to pick this palette up myself!

Nars x Man Ray Love Triangle / $35

I think these sets are such a cute little gift idea. Inside you get a mini blush and a mini lipstick. They come in five different shade options. I personally love the Orgasm one, but they have some other gorgeous shade options too, which are bound to suit everyone!

Origins Mini Mask Marvels / $36

Ok ok, I know this is technically not in the under $35 category but it is such a fantastic gift set anyway that I couldn't not include it! It includes the Modern Friction Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion, Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, Original Skin Retexturising Mask and Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. Basically all the best masks from Origins. So if you're looking to try Origins masks, or going away, then this is the perfect little set (yes, I bought myself one for Christmas oops).

*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


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